Why Dollar Vigilante makes money on Steemit and how you can too! The Science Behind Steemit posting!
Jeff Berwick (dollarvigilante) published a great post a few hours back called "If You Get Angry Others Are Making Money On Steemit You Need to Stahp!" So, why is everyone getting angry about him earning money in the first place?? Don't we all have the same opportunities on Steemit?? Or do most people believe their content is not being upvoted and they are not earning enough when they think about the time they spent on it?
On Steemit, voters like us decide which posts add value and are worthy of being upvoted. It's not about how much time you spend on your article; it is about how valuable your content is to your voters.
One should know that you can learn a lot from the posts of people who are upvoted instead of showing them unnecessary resentment. In the next few paragraphs, I am going to list a few things that you can do so that your content is upvoted more.
1. Make your post irresistible to viewers
How many times have you gone to a bookstore and seen a magazine or a book whose cover is so visually appealing that it tells you, "Pick me up." Let me guess, that has happened a lot of times. Or tell me about how many times you have opened an article on Steemit just because the headline was weird, shocking or quirky. I am sure you are gonna say, "Been there, done that!" Make sure that the content you create stirs people to action - make sure the reader is compelled to open your article.
2. What tags are trending?
Look for patterns. What is being upvoted and what tags trend the most? Once you have found what trends and what does not, post something related to the trending tags. Make sure your post is actually valuable to the Steemit community. Also, make sure your post actually says something unique. For example, if you see that the "introduceyourself" tag is trending, make sure your content talks about your life, dreams, goals, experiences, and of course, put up your pictures! Humans are visual people, just remember this!
3. Formatting is important!!!
Your article must be easy to read and pleasing to the eye. Keep paragraphs short, and have plenty of whitespace around.
4. Could timing be important too??
I guess so. The graph shows average Steem Dollar payout per post on the vertical axis vs. the time of day these posts were published in GMT on the horizontal axis.
The graph show that posts published between 22:00-23:00 GMT (17:00-18:00 CST) earned the most rewards. However, keep in mind that correlation does not imply causation!!!
5. Practice, practice, and practice again!
The reason why The Dollar Vigilante is able to make money on Steemit is because Jeff has been blogging and writing daily for years now. He does most of the things, if not all the things mentioned in this article subconsciously. He knows what will peak a person's interest and that he needs to keep paragraphs short. He is able to keep his content visually pleasing, and the formatting is always on point too. The good thing is, you can do this too!!! Just have faith, and practice, my friend!
6. Promote your content properly and build a following :)
Upvote yourself, and tell your friends about your Steemit article. Put it on your Facebook wall and tweet it out! You can even spread the word on Google, Bing and Reddit.
Once you have built a reputation for yourself, you will find that you are getting a steady stream of upvotes from your followers and even others. Make sure that you always leave a courteous comment or reply for your fellow Steemers. You will make lots of Steemit friends who will upvote and comment on your future posts this way!