Friends and acquaintances have recently been bombarding me with questions about how I managed to make a large sum of money in such a short time on Steemit.com. I hope this clears up some of the mystery.
When I discovered Steemit in the beginning of June, 2016, I could see the future laid out before my eyes. I understood the powerful nature of such a new system:
tie a financial reward to those who are most useful to society and soon, you’ll have even the baddest of boys opening doors for blind men.
Then, you’ll have a world worth living in.
Bad behavior, like trolling has no economic reward in Steemit, so people stop doing it. It’s the most ingenious, "evil" masterplan for world domination ever. I can hardly stop thinking about Dan Larimer’s genius.
I employed many strategies and tactics on Steemit in order to maximize profits, but as you will learn, I did not worry about the specific rules or details of the reward system within Steemit. I did the opposite of what everyone else was doing and I focused on creating killer content. I will explain why I did this.
Main list of tactics:
gut-wrenching, honest writing
consistency (2 posts per day)
learning Steemit philosophy
belief in pure magic
going “all in”
This concept is greatly misunderstood by many people. It means simply doing to others what you wish was done for you.
Once I had collected enough data to convince me that not only was Steemit a viable new social media model, but a potentially revolutionizing force for people, I began to radically expose my own truths about everything. I had a very strategic reason to do this: I figured others would be too scared to reveal their innermost thoughts, being such a new platform and all. I knew if I did this, then my posts would have a better chance of being upvoted.
The second reason I did this: want to live in a world that is more transparent. When we talk freely about our deepest truths, it has the effect of making those around us reflect upon themselves in a new way. If we muffle our deep thoughts, we risk the future of society not moving forward. People talk about the tech world as if it were the solution to all our problems. It’s not. Most of the problems lie squarely in the hearts of men and women. They are emotional in nature. Pain, suffering, feeling trapped, etc., are mostly connected with not living in a radically transparent way.
This video illustrates what happens when a society feels they cannot discuss what is truly going on:
I posted two articles on Steemit every day. No exceptions. No days off. Sometimes I posted 3, sometimes 2.
Learning Steemit Philosophy
Steemit’s philosophy is based upon the concept of non-violence. Dan Larimer, the cofounder of Steemit is committed to creating non-violent solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. In Dan’s words,
“I use Austrian Economics to engineer the economic incentives which make freedom and non-violence profitable.” -Dan Larimer’s blog
I learned that the more useful and helpful one’s posts are, the more economic rewards one receives. There are exceptions to this, of course, but as a general rule, this is the case. Not all well-executed posts get high rewards though, as popularity comes into play. But the usual click-bait type posts that lack substance are thrown to the gutter in Steemit.
Abuse is handled by a vigilant, dedicated group of very smart people. Those who plagarize are swiftly called out, and they are instantly outcasted. Steemit operates on the principle of reputation. If you abuse others or steal artists/writers work, you’ll be stripped of any possible earnings so fast you won’t know what happened. You cannot create fake Steemit accounts either because they are tied to your facebook or Reddit accounts. And if you don’t have Reddit karma, you cannot even use that to open a Steemit account. This ensures that Steemit remains free from abusive individuals who seek to profit at any cost, whether that be illegally or immorally. We don't want Steemit to become a shitcoin.
The most obvious reason I decided to enter Steemit in a fearless way was that I knew it needed women, lots of women. The digital currency space, as well as the miners is currently a man’s game. But men will go wherever women are, so I made it my #1 priority to show women the door to this new world. I needed back up too! It’s funny though, because the more I was in Steemit, the more I realized that my backup were the men who were actively making Steemit a great place. The investors, miners and cryptocurrency dudes became my allies, because of this one reason: they were making a shit ton of money from upvoting my posts. I was their veritable cash cow. It was in their best interest to protect and nurture me. At least that is how I felt.
This is shape shifting technology and philosophy!
I decided to sacrifice myself for other women, girls, outcasts, artists and misfits. To help them become free, too. I knew the sausage party could get out of control and make it a miserable place for women. Think of how many women get stalked, harassed and threatened online? Bad juju. But you want to know what turned it all around for me? A man. Dan Larimer. I began to notice that he was interested in people feeling safe. But he did it in a way that was non-violent. From that day on, I began to peel back another layer of Steemit, and what I found, I realized could change the course of history and enslavement on a global scale. I became unafraid from that day on. Thanks Dan.
Belief in Pure Magic
I know magic is a silly word. I am an atheist and my religion is the unknown imagination. Magic is defined by me in this way: when you dream up something fantastic in your mind and then throw it out into the world, that is magic. So, it’s not really magic in the most common usage. It’s the world of pure imagination that is lived out. This is my highest goal and driving force in my life. Imagination is synonomous with freedom, at least for me.
Going All In
I knew from reading books like Zero To One by Peter Thiel that it is essential to reinvent the world in some radical way that has never been tried before. If you look at Elon Musk, you’ll know what I mean. Elon had everything against him, but he refused to give up. Some dreams are worth fighting for. I decided to fight. I knew I would never be free unless I went all in.
Some basic tools you need to convert your Steem Dollars into fiat currency, like USD, Euros, etc. (But I wouldn’t take out one Steem dollar now, because you could make a lot of money if you invest in it).
There it is. I just paid for my hotel room with my Simple bank card using the digital currency I received from Steemit.
Here’s the conversion process for Steem:
Steem → Bitcoin → US Dollars
Also, here’s where you can find the market cap for Steem:
Here are the accounts I have that make this money conversion possible:
I’m not an expert in financial matters, but I am learning at lightning speed from experts in Steemit who are. I would recommend using the above accounts for this one reason: I used them and I had no problems. They were easy to use and navigate.
See you on Steemit.
Read about my superhero status here: https://steemit.com/steemit/@pfunk/meet-10-steem-superheroes-the-brave-men-and-women-powering-up-bigtime