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3 Powerful Ways to Ethically Maximize Your Hive Earnings, Faster

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If you have a lot of liquid fiat cash then maximizing Hive earnings is a lot easier. Most of us are not in that situation so we need to work harder for our rewards.

Today I want to share how you can work harder AND smarter, to maximize the rewards you get from Hive while avoiding annoying anyone. Hopefully.

1. Maximum Effort Blogging

One of the things that frustrate me to see on Hive is people expecting high rewards for blog posts that look like this:

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Two things happen when you put very little effort in:

  1. You have a buddy (or a sock puppet account) who upvotes you with a whale vote so it doesn’t matter what you put out.
  2. Your post gets very little rewards or even downvoted.

Either way, if you do this, then nobody likes you.

Take this account below, for example. It could be very useful, but instead, it is plagiarism – just a purely automated feed that takes headlines and pumps them continuously to Hive with no added value.

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We are not on Hive to read headlines from elsewhere.

What is YOUR take on this news? How will it impact us, what are they not saying, should we take action on this change in events?

Most of all, give us a reason to read YOUR version of the story versus go to the source of your headline.

Oh, and before we go further, a sure sign that you are an amateur is calling a single blog post a “blog”. A blog is a collection of articles, a single article is a blog post.

As a community, we worked against the folks who wanted to trick the system to get un-earned rewards. Don’t be one of those people.

Instead bring something fresh, new, unique, valuable. Put in the effort.

Do the best you can to proofread, format, and polish.

I will be posting more about how you can elevate your blog posts above the crowd, but just by going the extra mile, you will already separate your work from the minimum-effort folks.

2. Multiple Posts Per Day

When I joined Steem back in the day I was told repeatedly to only post once per day.

What I have figured out is there is some nuance.

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Most people will do better by taking the advice in point one above – make one really excellent blog post.

If you are willing to put in a massive effort, then you can post more than once.

To avoid the complaints and downvotes, don’t post them to your own blog – use the tribes/communities/front-ends to silo the articles where they belong. That will mean your followers are less likely to be bombarded with your content.

Seriously, though, put in the effort like the articles will be all you post this week. Don’t phone it in!

3. Comment Like It’s Your Job

In Hive, if the coin is King, then the community is Queen. If we really work at it, I think we could make the Hive community valuable with or without the currency. That might be a delusion on my part.

On the days when Hive isn’t worth very much financially, I am still rewarded by the people I get to talk to here.

What many people forget is that you can vote on comments and have your comments voted on.

Plus, you can comment hundreds of times per day!

This is where some people think “spam bot” but … don’t.

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The best approach, and the one that makes friends and not enemies, is to post carefully crafted comments that …

  1. Add to the conversation.
  2. Show that you have both read and understood what the author was saying.
  3. Makes sense and has correct grammar, spelling.
  4. Invites further comment, a discussion rather than “great post!”
  5. Allows or even invites others to participate.

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Remember right up there we discussed minimum effort blog posting? I put more effort into my comments than many people put into their articles, and I get rewarded for it.

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Over to You!

What have you found works best for us cash-poor Hivers? Will you try commenting more? Could you put more effort into your blogging? Have you already tried and got results to share?

Please comment and keep the discussion going (See point #3!)