Just Two Weeks Ago @Sandstorm Joined Steemit.
@Anahilarski and I have known @Sandstorm going back to our days of domination on Google Plus. When I first joined Steemit back in August of 2016 I saw the similarities of Steemit to GPlus. So I knew that we would fit in well. Now I am seeing a few of my Gplus friends find a place here as well.
What I want to point out is how to quickly gain a food hold on a new platform like Steemit. @Sandstorm has done it brilliantly. I laugh because he used almost the same exact tactics as I did. Now I am going to go through a few of these techniques to help new users.
Tactics to Be Successful on Steemit.
- Social Media Tip #1 Collaboration.
Be part of the conversation don't just scream your opinion. You have to keep the SOCIAL in social media. Make friends, collaborate and have fun.
- Social Media Tip #2 Connect.
Start following other users. I know I spend alot of time saying this but it is so important for your long term success on Steemit.
- Social Media Tip #3 Tools are Your Best Friend
Use tools to share your content automatically. Set up IFTTT, Social Jukebox and build your Twitter followers with Crowdfire.
- Social Media Tip #4 Quality Plus Consistency for Success
Social media is a game that requires you to create and be consistent. One of my pet peeves on Steemit is when I see people only posting when the value of Steem rises. This makes no sense since you are rewarded in Steem tokens not USD. You receive the same amount of vests when you have the same exact vote count whether the price of Steem is $.07 or $.30.
- Social Media Tip #5 Promote Your Work..
Share your content far and wide. Do you want your content to be viewed and indexed by Google and other search engines? Put in the extra effort and you will see your view count go up.
- Social Media Tip #6 Interconnect Your Channels.
Take the time and add your Steemit channel to your other social media platforms. This is great for SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Check out what happens when I do a search for Hilarski on Google. BOOOM! #1
- Social Media Tip #7 Protect Your Personal Brand Online.
I recommend people stick to a few core subjects when writing. Also do not engage in arguments unless of course your brand is about trolling.
- Social Media Tip #8 Build Your Twitter Following Quickly!.
Jump into Twitter and be part of the conversation. Crowdfire is an amazing tool. Make sure to read the article before you start using it.
- Social Media Tip #9 Use Memes to Convey Your Brand or Message..
Memes are the most powerful tool in the social media arsenal. I know video is powerful but anyone can do a meme in under a minute. It is the quickest way for you to convey your message. Don't worry about meme haters. I want you to be successful.
Watching Steemit Users Like @BarryDutton and @Sandstorm Make Huge Waves Brings Me Joy.
I remember when @BarryDutton first started his Steemit journey. He was so hungry for knowledge and then put that knowledge he learned into action. Today he is trending at 14th on the SteemWhales site. One thing that I noticed about this list is that many of them do exactly what I recommend above. Put in the work and get rewarded folks. I know @Sandstorm will be in the top 50 trending accounts (Currently 393) in no time.