What is Steemit?
Steemit is a social networking platform through which can earn cryptocurrency in the form of rewards. when others upvote on your content. It is for the writers, bloggers, and authors. Besides that anyone who is a photography geek, videomaker and whoever you are, you can join steemit and start earning from it. It is basically a cryptocurrency which can be converted to physical currency by following a process.
How to work on steem
You can share everything which is legal whether it’s your own content or you like it on the internet(in this case you have to provide the source). Every User needs to strictly abide by the plagiarism policy, you shouldn’t copy and paste the content which isn’t your original work. If you do you will be flagged as spam and your reputation is decreased by other users’ downvotes. This is the most important thing to follow.
I have seen many new users who start publishing others work and call it as their own. You can share others posts but you have to credit them and mention the source in your post. Keep following other people so they can follow you back and when you post your content they can see it and upvote you. In this way, you can start earning your money. In the beginning, it is difficult to gain attention but you need to keep interacting with other senior members’ posts.
Signing up for Steemit
When you sign up for steemit you have to wait for some time. Sometimes it more than two days to one week to get approved from them. When you are approved you get a link in your email to set up your profile. The important thing here is your Password. You have to save your password to any safe place where you never lose. You can’t use forget password option like other websites provide.
Start Posting on Steemit
When you start posting on steemit you will need to follow styling guidelines to make it easier for you to arrange and add styles to your post. These guidelines can be seen here [Markdown Styling Guideslines](https://guides.github.com/features/mastering-markdown/). You will find complete styling guide there and it is very easy to follow them.
When you sign up you are given with (25) reputation and it is written with your username. When you get upvotes on your posts and comments your reputation rises. On the contrary, if some give you a downvote your reputation decreases even it goes to a negative value. It is in your hand if you spam and copy others your reputation will ruin so be careful.
When you upvote others your voting power decreases and it takes time to fill up to 100%. You can check your voting power and other details related to your account through this link: https://steemworld.org/@username
Some other things
- You can only make or get upvotes on others or your own posts for a period of 7 days. If a post is older than 7 days you will not get any benefit from that post.
- Try to post with (Power Up 100%) option at rewards. It will increase your power as it is a necessary requirement for you at the beginning. You will see the steemit logo with your post title if it is posted with 100% power up.
- When you get your reward try to invest it for power or you can buy upvotes on your posts from bots.
- Keep a friendly environment here and be friends with everyone, it will benefit you in many ways.
- You can read steemit white paper
- Have a look at Abuse Guide by @steemcleaners. They keep steemit clean by removing and flagging spam.
Finally, I would say if you will follow these guidelines and suggestions, you will surely progress day by day. Despite all these guidelines you should try to explore steemit yourself. If you have other questions post them in comments, I will try to answer them.