I’ve Made $25,000 Posting on Steemit.com – So Can You!

I have Steemit cryptocurrency worth $25,000 and I spent NO money obtaining it. Sounds too good to be true? It’s not.

In fact, you can start accumulating this cryptocurrency by doing what you are already doing – posting interesting things on sites like Reddit, Facebook, Imgur, Instagram, or your own blog.

If it is good enough to get likes on Facebook or Instagram, upvotes on Reddit or Imgur, or visits to your blog, it is good enough to actually earn a digital currency!

This is how Steemit is revolutionizing the internet.

(This post may contain affiliate links – they help me pays the bills around here)




STEEMIT opened for use in the first half of 2016. It was a pretty crazy time! People were making thousands of dollars for posts!

It was the wild west.

A land grab. Just go and plant your flag.

I eventually caught wind of what was happening and happily made my account. I had claimed my space, and with it a few dollars worth of STEEM coins as a welcome.

I had always been a lurker, silently enjoying what other people wanted to share. Now there was a real reward to create something that other people like.

It was also the perfect time for me. I was away from home and my family, working in a trailer in the desert of Qatar. I no longer had my normal side-hustles of eBay or secret shopping. I also had a lot of free time. (something I lack now that I am back home)

So I tried my hand at it. Much like those pioneers of old, I toiled at turning this digital plot of mine into a flourishing farm.

It didn’t start out so well. My first post made a whopping $0.00. A big ‘ol goose egg. And my next post. And the next. (In fact, I have never had any post earn me more than $78!)

I wasn’t expecting the thousands of dollars that the big guys were making but something would have been nice.

Some people were buying new laptops with the money they made from Steemit. Others paid for vacations with their Steem. A few even became full time Steemit posters, quitting their job if they had one.

I knew better than to give up. The path to success isn’t easy. (not saying I am a big guy on Steemit, because I’m not) Anyone that gives up at the first roadblock will never achieve anything.

I wrote more articles. Oftentimes spending 12+ hours researching, writing, and sourcing images. Sure, some of that was my own inexperience with writing, but I also wanted to output quality articles that were well referenced. I believed that quality posts would be the correct path to success for me.

Then one day I had a post that earned me over $30! A few posts later I created another hit, $50 and comments recognizing the quality of my work. (This is all set in stone on the blockchain, my history is there for all to see)

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Was this the start of something big?

I started to gain followers.

I wrote a post nearly every day. It got my name out there more and more.

I was still about as tiny a minnow (what Steemit calls people without a lot of Steem power) as anyone else, but us minnows started to unionize. Strength in numbers. #minnowsunite

Those very first minnows that had achieved success formed groups, asked for power from the whales (those with lots of Steem power), and started searching for the best posts to reward them. @curie

I chatted to people in steemit.chat. I wrote comments that added value on tons of articles. Other times I just told the author that I thought their article was good.

(I will refrain from mentioning names as I would surely forget to write someone down, but those people know that I think they are amazing.)

Anyone that spends hours writing something likes to hear from the readers, after all. If I noticed areas that could use improvement I told them. I took it upon myself to mentor a few people. I had learned things and wanted to help people succeed.

All the while, writing about whatever I wanted to. History, space, Leonardo Da Vinci. Whatever I wanted.

This was so much better than the freelance writing outfits that give strict parameters and pay nearly nothing. (Yes, I did look into that online work to see what it was like)

Steemit is the new way to share with the world.

A chasm appeared on Steemit

At least that was and is what I believe, the price of Steem continued to fall. Some people panicked and abandoned the site.

Steemit was still brand new, yet people thought it should have been much bigger much faster.

I knew that we were just the earliest of early adopters. Like being on Facebook in the second half of 2004.

Still, the price of Steem went down – along with active users. It was the chasm time.

Steemit only had about 1,000 daily users at that time. Pretty much everyone knew about everyone else, at least in passing.

I posted nearly every day until it was time for me to leave Qatar.

Work and family commitments severely limited my time available to create articles. So I haven’t posted much since then, but the rise of cryptocurrencies has shone the spotlight back on Steemit.

New users are joining at tremendous rates. So much so that there is a backlog to get in. It is a beautiful thing if you think about it. All of these early adopters joining the future of social media.

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So what are you waiting for?

Join up, claim your name, and start working towards success in the new future.

Write what you want.

Share your photographs, music, videos. Anything that people enjoy.

Not only will you receive more responses per view than anywhere else, you will earn valuable Steem at the same time.
No longer is recognition your only payment for what you do online. Get paid for it too!

And the best part, it is all FREE!

It’s not too late. In fact, it has hardly even begun.

Claim your space right now.

Who knows what you will grow it into.

Steemit could change your life. It has for me. It has for many others already.

In a few months, I went from nothing to an account worth over $25,000. Just by casually posting what I wanted when I wanted.

You can do the same, or much better. Just don’t give up like those that left Steemit before we had even got going.

What other website offers such an opportunity? No other.

For an understanding of how it all works, check out this post by @teamsteem: https://steemit.com/steem/@teamsteem/steem-an-in-depth-overview

I would love to see more people interested in personal finance posting and commenting over on Steemit. I mean who likes extra money more than those of us in search of financial independence?

Find me at https://steemit.com/@getonthetrain and leave me a comment on my latest post there. I can follow you and be on the lookout for your posts. You could also comment below with your username on Steemit. This is an amazing opportunity to get into cryptocurrency with no financial risk.

I posted about Steemit on the MrMoneyMustache forums way back in August of 2016. I did not get a single reply to that post. Now that I have shown success is within reach of all of us, I hope the personal finance community can get onboard.

It is a way for those without a blog to share deeper thoughts with all of us and be rewarded for it. Hope to see you there.


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  1. DoggedFI

    Nice post! Hadn’t ever heard of Steemit before. I just signed up and I think they are in the process of validating my account. Username will be “doggedfi”. Hopefully I’ll see you over there!

    1. MrDD

      Awesome! They manually verify new accounts and have had a bit of a stampede these past few weeks so I have heard it takes a few days. Will be looking for ya there. 😀

      1. DoggedFI

        Got approved! Made my first post and and followed you as well! 🙂 Thanks again for writing this article!!

        1. MrDD

          Great! I gave ya a full upvote and now you are rank 28 as well. 🙂

  2. Mustard Seed Money

    I have to admit that I’ve never heard of steemit before. I definitely need to take a look at it. Seems like a nice side hustle. Thanks for sharing!!!
    Mustard Seed Money recently posted…How I Improved My Family’s Quality of LifeMy Profile

    1. MrDD

      Hey, it’s another avenue to earn money from the blog posts you have already written!

  3. Mr Defined Sight

    Very interesting! Will check into this, good find. I always enjoy researching new ways to come up with some extra coin 🙂
    Mr Defined Sight recently posted…Investing Mistakes I’ve Learned Through The YearsMy Profile

    1. MrDD

      Really worth it, especially if you can build up a following

  4. Matt Kuhn @ Profitable Matters

    Thanks for the heads up! Just started looking into cryptocurrencies myself, and I definitely think it’s where the future of transactions is heading, although who knows which currencies will be at the top in 10 or even 5 years. Will go take a look at steemit now!

    1. MrDD

      With Steemit, blogging is the new mining. Best place to earn crypto without having to buy anything! It certainly is being built for the long haul.

  5. timeinthemarket

    I signed up recently but really have to find something to post about. I might start a little food blog on that website since my personal blog isn’t really a good fit for that sort of thing.
    timeinthemarket recently posted…Relationships, personal growth and marriageMy Profile

    1. MrDD

      The best thing about Steemit is you don’t have to stick to a particular topic. You can become well-known for one thing, but people there don’t mind if you write about other things too. 😀

  6. Ashley I

    I will be looking into this! Thank you for pointing me (and others in that direction.

    1. MrDD

      I hope you stick to it, build up a following, and make some nice rewards for your efforts. 😀

  7. FIbythecommonguy

    Interesting and have to say that I’ve never heard of steemit until reading this post. Thanks for sharing and I will be taking a look into it.
    FIbythecommonguy recently posted…Dollars and cents behind the moveMy Profile

    1. MrDD

      I truly believe it would be WELL worth your while to start building up a following there.

  8. Tony S.

    I really like your story and how you have done on STEEMIT since you have been on it. I was a Licensed Stock Broker for 29 years. I now do eBay and STEEMIT is just starting. I needed to read this today to get me going. Thank You for inspiring me today…………@stokjockey on STEEMIT

    1. MrDD

      Great stuff Tony! I think anyone can prosper on Steemit if they are willing to put in the work required – it is not an easy thing like some people are thinking.

  9. Matt

    I’ve been on Steemit for about a week after reading this post, I’ve been getting pretty into cryptocurrency lately and figured it was worth a shot!

    I’m at @thatguymatt

    We could definitely use some more PF/FIRE blogger folks on there! Not a lot of traditional personal finance content that I can see, and of course it’s heavily covering crypto, but there seems to be room for a lot of PF/blogging stuff.

    Thanks for sharing your secret!

    1. MrDD

      Awesome! I gave you a big ‘ol upvote with my powers… muwhahaha!

      Make sure you always put a related picture, Steemit will grab the first pic of your post and make it the main image next to your title. You want an image to grab people’s attention. Posts without images are largely ignored. You can go to a place like pixabay.com to find free images you can use.

      I started following you, hope to see more. 😀

  10. Marina

    I just posted my first post today “graydollar” I will follow you,enjoyed your artical.

    1. MrDD

      Great first post, upvoted 😀

  11. Stan

    Great post. I followed you on steemit @stanjames

    1. MrDD

      Awesome! I will be on the lookout for your posts there. 🙂

      1. Stan

        Thanks for the follow and upvote Sir; i appreciate 🙂 Stay in health.

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