How to Become Successful on Steemit : 10 Practical Tips from my Personal Experience
What is success? Alot of us have different definitions of success.. its not quantifiable. It is not a standard. Some people define success as a state of being happy. Some people measure it with the amount of money / cryptos in their banks / portfolios and some people associate success with being famous. There is no absolute value attached to the notion of success
But no matter who you are .. no matter what success means to you, we can all agree that for all purposes, state of growing positively in any environment can be termed as success...
Success on Steemit
With the same prelude, success on steemit is not confined by a standard. For some people, success on steemit is having higher reputation score. For some, having higher SP is success, and for some others, having higher number of followers is success.
Usually i measure success on steemit by multiple factors:-
- Reputation score
- Amount of SP
- Average amount of earnings per post
- Number of followers
But if i want to summarize it, I'd say that positive growth on steemit in all departments can be truely termed as being successful on this platform.
Even though i am in no position to lecture our worthy steemians on topic since i am still in my early days yet i feel inclined to state that i have done a fine job growing here and i would like to share the secrets of how to become successful on steemit with my friends.
Secrets of being Successful on Steemit
1. Increase Your Level of Engagement
There are countless ways to increase your engagement level with fellow steemians. But i will state the easiest ones so that the idea of active engagement remains practical for maximum number of people.
Join Discord Channels and communicate with the masses. There are literally thousands of humans who don't know about you and whom you don't know anything about. Discord is the best place to interact and grow your frienships with other steemians. It is safe to say that you will find most steemians in PAL channel (Peace, Abundance and Liberty Channel) created by @aggroed.
Leaving thoughtful comments on posts is another way of interacting with steemians. If you come across a good article, don't hesitate to leave comments on it. The author will not only reward you for your contribution, but also your comment will be visible for all others to see. It is a huge exposure / visibility boost.
2. Improve the Quality of Posts
Make sure that quality of your posts increases with time. And if it is not happening, you are definitely doing something wrong.
3. Contribute More Towards Platform
Though, it is not mandatory and you can keep your blog as a means to post updates about yourself. But unless you are a celebrity, i doubt adopting this path will do anything good for you.
Contributions don't need to be technical in nature. You can easily write anything as general as this article to contribute towards betterment of platform.
4. Invest Some Fiat To Buy Steem
But that all changed once i decided to buy few steems and powered it all up to have a nice 0.03$ upvote. Once done, my visibilty chart started going upward as I had started to receive more comments and upvotes from other steemians.
I am not implying that steemians are greedy bunch of people who won't curate or comment unless you've got something to offer but it is a general rule of life that people want to be rewarded for their contributions and if you have 0.00$ to offer them, chances are that they will go somewhere else to grab their shares.
Investing a little fiat in platform will do you wonders.
5. Always Support & Reward Your Followers
I have seen some cheap steemians even with as much as 20,000 SP who prefer to upvote themselves on their own comments and posts but they never reward the commentators on their posts. Sooner or later, people will realize it and when they do, they will abandon your followership.
6. Don't Be Self-Centred
If you are this much self-centered with this point of view that everyone must visit your blog to make you rich but you can't extend the same courtesy towards others, then you probably shouldn't be here at all.
Steemit is all about growing together and self-centeredness has no place on this platform. Sooner or later, system will pluck you out.
7. Don't Post Spam
8. Don't Apply Boosters to Below Average Posts
9. Learn About Steemit Before Starting Your Journey Here
However, i recommend that you must invest some time in learning about steemit through various guides or watching tutorials rather than jumping straight into deepwaters with no info on how to swim. Read Steemit FAQs, learn how the system works etc etc. Making an impact right from the start is the best approach to be successful on steemit. You can do so by reading extensively about the platform and learning from other people's mistakes.
10. Do Not Post Frequently
If you think that posting frequently will impress other steemians, you can't be more wrong.
Based on common understanding, posting more than 3 times a day can bring you in the category of "frequent posters".
Being a quality poster is way better than being a frequent poster. Try to research on a topic in detail before making a post about it. Take 1/2 days to craft your post. Make your blog valuable by posting useful and complete content rather than throwing around junk information.
It doesnt mean that you should disappear from the platform when you are not posting anything. Instead, you can always visit other blogs to post as many comments as you like.
There are many other factors that contribute towards making you successful on steemit. However, for me, the above mentioned 10 points take precedence over others.
Success doesn't come easy. It requires blood, sweat, tears, focus and time. You cannot achieve success without hurdles.. it is a long and tough journey but at the end of the day, it is all worth it..
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