There are a lot of complications in understanding Steemit properly and there's so much confusion around what exactly should be done. But thankfully, there are some simple but effective tips that you can follow to improve your Steemit experience (and earnings).
Let me share these tips that I learned from my experience on Steemit as well as from the experienced Steemians. Go through the list and do share it with your followers.
Note:- All the gifs below are linked from Giphy. Let's begin with the tips!
1. Back Up Your Password
This is extremely important. Back up your password where it can be accessed even if your data/device is lost. Make an electronic as well as paper backup otherwise all your earnings will be lost with account if something untoward happens.
I have invited hundreds of people to Steemit and many of them have lost their password because of not making a back up. Do it if you haven't done it yet. Otherwise you may be like...
2. Read & Follow Steemit Etiquettes Guide
It's the unofficial constitution of Steemit. Make sure you read and follow what it says. There's so much to learn in the Etiquette Guide and you will only benefit if you read and apply.
3. Be Generous & Create Value
Steemit is all about adding value and being generous. The more value you add, the more you benefit. Believe in the saying about generosity.
The more you give, the more you get.
To read more about generous nature of Steemit community, go through this post. I am amazed to see accounts/people like @ausbitbank , @blueorgy , @aggroed , @kus-knee , @timcliff and many many more who make this platform beautiful with their generosity.
I think their secret to being big is hard work and generosity.
4. Post High Quality Content
Your Steemit success revolves around creating valuable blog posts. If you are wondering how to do that, I have created a simple blog post creation tutorial for you to follow.
5. Focus on Learning, not Earning
There's hardly any person in the world who will not agree with these words. However, just the agreement doesn't serve any good. To ensure your maximum success, put your maximum focus on learning more and more.
You can learn about any topic but learning how Steemit works and how to add value to the community is fundamental.
6. Do Not Compare or Compete
Steemit is not a popularity contest or a reputation competition. Do not focus on gaining more and more followers or reputation. Focus instead on DOING WORK that can lead to more followers and reputation.
7. Keep Track of Your Progress
Not comparing or competing doesn't mean ignoring everything though. The best person to compare yourself is your yesterday version. Keep track of things that happen on your blog, account and wallet.
If your reputation and followers are increasing, you're going good. Keep doing what you're doing and make it even better. To know more about your Steemit stats, go through this post.
8. Always Reply to Comments on Your Posts
Never forget to reply to a comment on your post (or a reply to your comment on any post). It ensures you stay engaged and get more followers in the process.
I personally reply to every comment I receive (and I receive boatload of comments). You can see the comment section of this post as a proof. The people who comment on your posts but don't get a reply vanish like...
9. Do Not Go After Favors
Don't expect favors in return. If you're the one who does a favor only to get a favor back, people won't like this trait in you. Be generous and see the magic happen. People usually ask for following back without realizing that it is of no use.
Requesting politely or inviting someone's attention appropriately is okay but spamming and always looking for favors is definitely not.
10. Want More Rewards? Put More Efforts
Your rewards will never be more than your effort. Make more efforts to get rewards. Some of the things you can try are:-
- Create wonderful content.
- Be original.
- Engage with others.
- Give valuable feedback to others.
11. Do Not Resteem Crappy Content Even if It's by Your Mum
You are advised not to resteem bad quality posts even if coming from people close to you. Serving bad quality posts to your followers will harm your reputation and standing. Therefore, all Steemians are advised not to compromise on quality and originality when writing posts.
A recent example comes from a witness himself. An amazing Steemian @blueorgy faced an issue when the content he resteemed got flagged. That's the reason he has requested to enable un-resteem. Until that happens, be careful.
12. Beware of Cheetah (Or Just Be Original!)
Cheetah catches copy pasted content and will catch you do such stupid thing. Very very sad to see some Steemians mentioned again and again in the @cheetah reports. Please be original on Steemit otherwise your reputation will go to negative and you'll never be able to post again. Read this post to understand the consequences of this mistake.
oteemcleaners is another account responsible to keep Steemit clean. Do not put yourself at risk. Here's a guide on how to avoid being flagged by steemcleaners. Do read and implement it and also share it with the community for awareness.
13. Engage with People Having Similar Interests to Yours
Always engage with people with same interests as yours. Keep an eye on new, hot, and trending posts (overall and also in the topics of your interest). This is where most of followers and ideas will come from. Interacting with unknown people will make them friends, supporters and followers.
14. Go for Quality over Quantity, Always!
In whatever you do on Steemit, quality is always better to have than quantity.For example, QUALITY of followers/upvotes is more important (and by great difference) than their QUANTITY. You can get hundreds of votes and just a little reward or you can earn a big reward from just a small number of votes. See your blog to get a personal evidence.Keep this in mind and find good people, interact with them and get them to follow you.
15. Understand Steemit Reward System
Having knowledge of how Steemit rewards work will give you peace of mind. It's a complicated mystery but don't worry because I have solved it.Read this post to understand how much you can get from all your Steemit rewards.
These tips may seem incredibly simple but by following them, you can get remarkable success on Steemit in no time.You can have a look at my blog and wallet and see how well I have performed in just 3 weeks of my Steemit journey just by following these simple tips.
I wish you best of luck and hope that you will make sure that everyone in your circle reads this post.