There are few times in life when you get the opportunity to get something for free.
This is one of those times.
Steem is a blockchain that allows instantaneous transfers between users-think Bitcoin, but with Twitter like “@” handles-and also acts as a blogging platform.
Yes, I know. You already have a blogging platform.
But is your blog earning you any money?
I had a Google blog 10 years ago, which showcased some restaurants in Yokosuka, Japan that I liked. It got a little bit of traffic, and my Google Ads earned me around $14.
Unfortunately, Google doesn’t pay out until you make $20. It costs time and money to transfer cash, so I’m not mad.
But you can do far better than that with the SteemPress app, which is available in the WordPress store (you have to have your own domain, not a wordpress.org “free” blog). When you get a Steem account, you’ll connect your posting key (a bit like a long, random password) to your blog, which will allow your WordPress articles to be automatically uploaded to the Steem blockchain. There are a few advantages to this:
- Your work is locked into the Steem blockchain forever, at no additional cost to you.
- If Steemians (those who use the Steem blockchain) like your articles, upvotes will turn into money. This is a little like Reddit karma, if you could use Reddit karma to turn into Bitcoin or buy stuff with.
- You tap into a new audience for your work.
I have used SteemPress for about 5 or 6 months, and I love it. I don’t get anything if you sign up for SteemPress-there is currently no referral program (nudge to @howo and @fredrikaa)-except the ability to share a great new (free!) product with others.
You can set up an account with Steem here. Participation on the steemit.com platform will vastly increase your probability of success, as relationships with other Steemians is crucial to finding an audience and building a community. There is a lot going on in the Steem blockchain; too much to explain in one blog post.
I’m happy to help you if you have questions; just leave them in the comment box below. Let me know if you do sign up, as I’ll send some upvotes your way early on and help you on your early journey as a Steemian.
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