Yesterday I sat on this beach with tears of gratitude because now I am not just surviving on Steemit, I am making much more than I can spend, finally opening the door for investment. The whole crypto market has come alive in the last month and there are so many opportunities to buy large quantities while the price is still low.
I will be giving you my top three undervalued coins in this article.
What's my story?
I am a London born filmmaker dedicated to travelling the world with my family. We came to Bali two years ago for a film job and never left... because in August 2016 I discovered Steemit and started learning as much as I could about this brave new world.
In ten days we are moving to the South of France where we plan to acquire a mobile home and drive around Europe into Northern Africa, all thanks to Steemit & the investments I have made with the Steem & SBD.
I had no knowledge of crypto prior to August 2016.
One and a half years to completely change my life
I have worked very hard over the last year to establish myself on this platform (currently ranked 115 in rep) so I am not going to tell you it was easy. But I am going to tell you that it is possible to turn Steemit into your main source of income if you commit yourself now during these early days before this platform goes mainstream.
What are my top tips (for content producers)?
I do not claim to have the answer for everyone, as each person must find their own way here but if you follow my tips they will put you in a good position to find your own voice and set your sights firmly upon the desired goal.
- Post regularly
It doesn't have to be every day, but it does have to be every week. Building a following requires consistency. And regularly reminding them of your awesomeness is an important step towards achieving this. Personally I aim to post twice a day, one quote from my good old friend Abraham and one article written from my heart. I don't always achieve this, but that is what I aim for.
- Consistent quality
Feel out how many hours per day you have for Steemit and establish a precedent... then stick to it! Make your content relevant, quote any sources clearly, fill your post with strong images, breaking it up to simplify the reading process. Some people just skim read so bear this in mind when creating the headings for each section.
- Think outside the box
Think not what steemit can do for you but what you can do for steemit. What are we missing here? Fill in the gaps with your enthusiasm. @steemshop, @steemholidays & @charitysteemit are all examples of my own exploration outside the box.
- Post promotion in steemit.chat & discord
I know it can be painful to post promote after finishing an article but it is an important opportunity not to be missed. Many tell me it makes no difference to their pay-out. Whilst this may be true now, it only takes one Whale who resonates with your work to change your fortune forever.
- Thumbnail, title & first line
You have three opportunities to draw people in to your article. So, use them wisely! Get across as much info as you can without repeating yourself. You can see at the top of this post how I enjoy taking a photo from my life and infusing it with the steemit branding always reminding my FB followers where I have gone! Sometimes I will add a few words to expand on my message. If you are going to add words make sure you have as few as possible and that they are readable in the thumbnail.
Here is my last 'main' article which is a good example of how to maximise these three opportunities.
- Become a steemit evangelist!
The people you help now will become the people who help you in the future. One of the first things I did upon understanding the mechanics of steemit was to set up a Facebook group (aspiring steemit whales & dolphins) with the intention of helping others make the transition. The group is around 600 strong now and many whom I helped a year ago are now doing very well here.
In addition to this I gave a talk in the heart of Bali to a group of crypto enthusiasts. Sharing what I knew and encouraging people to join me.
- Remind your old world where you have gone!
Facebook & YouTube were my main platforms two years ago. So I changed my FB banner to look like this...
...and made a bunch of YouTube films referring to steemit.
I also created a YouTube channel dedicated to helping others for free. See HERE
- Start investing
As soon as you are able, start selling your SBD and perhaps some of your Steem to invest into the quickly growing marketplace. You can always put some Steem back into your account once you have expanded your holdings. Personally I use Bittrex & Binance to do my investing. These seem to cover most of the coins I am interested in.
This film tells you how to transfer to Bittrex.
Once you have sold for BTC you have a plethora of options available to you. Like I said the whole market is expanding right now so you will find it hard to go wrong, but it would be prudent to research your investment prior to buying. Ask yourself the following simple questions to ensure it is not a scam:
How long has the coin been around?
Is it growing in value?
Is it based on a solid idea, fulfilling a need?
Does it have a high volume of movement?
Three undervalued coins
Of course, no one can tell you the future with certainty but it is my feeling that the following three coins are worth snapping up before they shoot above a dollar. I could tell you why I believe in these coins but instead I am going to encourage you to do your own research.
All of these coins are available on Bittrex and currently under $0.15
Here are the graphs showing one day candles and the growth over the last month.
Steemit has transformed the way I live my life and it is my intention now to help as many people as I can experience this same freedom.
I am here to answer any questions should you have them.
Who is @samstonehill?
Currently based in Bali he travels with his partner & two children. With no bank account he has been living on STEEM & crypto for over six months.
All content created for this account is 100% original (unless otherwise stated), produced by @samstonehill who invites you to use & share freely as you wish.
@samstonehill is the creator of:
@steemholidays which encourages resort owners to offer holiday packages in Steem or SBD
@steemtv which aims to provide the best in decentralised films, exclusive to Steemit & DTube
The dailyquotes tag initiative designed to encourage steemians to share their most life changing quotes with the community on a daily basis.
The Aspiring Steemit Whales & Dolphins group on Facebook which seeks to help newcomers make the transition from Facebook to Steemit, providing them with detailed notes and personal assistance with their posts... resteeming them when he can.
@teamsteem @timcliff @jesta @good-karma @someguy123 @blocktrades @pfunk @klye @krnel @blueorgy @ausbitbank @thecryptodrive @ura-soul @pharesim
Without them our beloved Steemship would not fly.