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Click "Sign Up Now" to get started earning money for blogging with your brand new Steem account.

Get Paid To Blog

Steem enables users to receive money for their blog content.

Get Paid To Vote

Curators earn money by voting on, and curating, other user's articles.

Easy To Use

While complicated underneath, Steem is dead simple for the average user.

How It Works?

Create Account

Create Your
Steem Account

First and foremost, you need to create a Steem account so you can log in and start earning cryptocurrency. Steem accounts cost money to create, and require someone to act as a recovery agent in the event of a stolen account. *Lost password = lost account!*. SteemCreate will serve as that recovery agent at no extra cost, however, users can request to have recovery responsibilities transferred.

  • Account creation cost is $45
  • 80% of cost deposited to new account
  • Free stolen password recovery
  • New accounts receive extra support
First Blog Post

Write Your
First Blog Post

Get started by writing your first blog post. A common place to begin is under the tag #introduceyourself. Make sure to include a high level of detail in your posts. If you post high quality content, your potential earnings will be much higher than if you behave immorally. Users appreciate contributors that are active and willing to write about their interests, skills, or hobbies and will reward them accordingly.

  • Write high quality content
  • Comment on other user's articles
  • Share your posts with friends
  • Join Steem based communities
Follow People

Follow Some
Interesting Users

Steem is a community of authors, developers, designers, translators, memers, gamers, hunters, etc, etc. In order to truly be successful on Steem, one must grow their follower base. The best way to accomplish this is to get involved in the community, comment on articles, and improve your brand. Start out by finding authors that are posting content relevant to your interests, join a group, or just start blogging!

  • Having followers helps you earn
  • Grow your reputation faster with friends
  • Join a community
  • Make a name for yourself
Follow People

Invite Your
Best Friends

Inviting your friends to Steem will help make each of you more successful than if you were to go it alone. The mechanics of Steem promote community engagement and involvement. What better way to feel as if you are a part of this community than to bring your best friends along for the journey? Who knows, maybe they will be thanking you for making them rich one day!

  • Help new users learn
  • Word of mouth helps everyone
  • Create your own curation group
  • Social is more fun when you are social

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What Are
Steem Tokens

Steem has several types of tokens, Steem, Steem Dollars (SBD), and Steem Power (a denomination of VESTS). STEEM and Steem Dollars are liquid while Steem Power is not.

When you are paid on the website Steemit, you can choose to be paid 50% in STEEM Power and 50% in STEEM Dollars, or 100% in Steem Power. Here's an example of a 50/50 payout: If you earn $200 on a post, you will get $100 STEEM Dollars, and 50 STEEM Power*

* this assumes STEEM Power is valed at $2 each

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How Are
Users Paid

There are various different ways to earn cryptocurrency on Steem. Arguably the primary method would be posting, or contributing original content. When you post high quality articles, users will often show their support with an upvote. Upvotes provide the author with a certain amount of reward.

After 7 days, the author rewards of a post or comment are paid out. You can also earn cryptocurrency by powering up STEEM and voting on other user's posts.

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What Makes
Steem Secure

The Steem network is based on the concept of Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS). DPoS leverages the power of stakeholder approval voting to resolve consensus issues in a fair and democratic way.

Deterministic selection of block producers, known as Witnesses, allows transactions to be confirmed in an average of just 1 second. Perhaps most importantly, the consensus protocol is designed to protect all participants against unwanted regulatory interference.

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Projects On Steem

Utopian.io

Utopian.io, created by @elear is a community based platform designed to reward contributors to open source repositories.

Vessel

Vessel, created by @jesta, is by far the best, and most secure, desktop wallet for Steem.

Busy.org

Busy.org, created by @fabien, provides users with a refreshing new interface for the Steem blockchain.

ChainBB

ChainBB, created by @jesta, is a forum based platform that uses the Steem blockchain.

eSteem

eSteem, created by @good-karma, is a beautiful, simple mobile application for interacting with the Steem blockchain.

SteemD

SteemD, created by @roadscape, is a blockchain explorer with some advanced features for exploring raw transactions.

SteemDB

SteemDB.com, creatd by @jesta, is another kind of block explorer that has charting and statistics for Steem transactions and accounts.

MinnowSupportProject

MSP, created by @aggroed, is a Witness initiative designed to form a community around new Steemit users to help them grow.


Start Blogging
Right Away

Well, what are you waiting for? Now that you have all the information, go ahead and swing over to SteemIt, or one of the other frontends listed above, sign in, and start earning cryptocurrency for blogging about your awesome life and unique talents! Be sure to give a warm welcome to @netuoso if you cross his path

If you have any questions, the helpful users over at SteemIt.chat would be glad to give you whatever assistance you need. Feel free to make an account over there and ask around for some help. Keep an eye out for users like @timcliff, @gtg, @pfunk, @drakos, @followbtcnews, and others that are known community leaders.

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