What Do You Do...When You Are New?

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Do you remember what it was like?

You first discover this blockchain and community, and you get very excited!

It might be your first experience in true Web 3, or maybe you are an experienced crypto holder...Regardless, this is something new for you. And then you learn about the potential rewards...

That really gets you interested and you start asking yourself, how can I potentially make a living in this stuff?

You start poking around and here talking heads like this named 'Jongo' tell you things like...

"Show up every! Add value! Learn to accumulate and never pay attention to price."

It's sooooo easy to say that right?

Especially when this Jongo guy is sitting with over 100,000 Hive Power. What does he know? He has no idea what it's like trying to make a name for yourself in this community...

Fun Jongo history...It was only a little over 4 years ago that I joined this community and here's what I brought to the table:

  • Zero influence, with no followers
  • Next to know knowledge of how a blockchain works
  • 0 Hive Power
  • Lost all my income recently and had to start from zero with no disposable income

Literally, a noob. In every sense of the word.

But here's what I did, and hopefully it can help you if you are brand new to this community. These are some of the lessons, a lot of us forget because we've been around here for a few years...But important for new members to adopt :)

Don't Expect A Single Upvote

I made a post in the first month of being on this blockchain on something I noticed...There was a lot of creators demanding upvotes from whales and getting all upset when they didn't receive them. I thought that was funny and made a post that basically stated...Whales don't owe you a thing!

I'm pretty sure I made a whopping 15 cents for the post because only being on the blockchain for about a month, no one really knew who I was. But the point is, no one owes you a thing here. It's up to you, to create relationships, build a following and add value to the chain. Worry about those things before you ever expect an upvote!

Speaking Of Relationships

...This is arguably the most important aspect of your journey you should be focusing on. Some of the most amazing people I ever met in this community were actually from way back then! Which means, I spent the time to get to know others on the blockchain and for years now, we've been getting to know each other.

The rewards are cool, but the relationships you build are the true value here! Spend the time to develop those!

Stop Looking At The Price Of Hive

When I joined the blockchain, the price of the 'old token' was like 3 bucks and went all the way to 8 dollars. In that time, I started buying small tiny amounts at 5 bucks because...This was going to the moon!

When it didn't and crashed all the way down to 10 cents, I made a decision to ignore price. Instead, I just made the commitment to show up regardless and while others live and breathe by the price of crypto...My journey has been much more rewarding that just the increase (or decrease) of my holdings.

Dollar Cost Average!!!

Here's the truth, while I didn't have anything substantial invested into Hive, I kept buying small chunks when I could afford it. I never spent a dime that I couldn't afford to lose and to me it was much more rewarding to see my account grow slow and steadily!

But still...i did invest some fiat into powering up Hive. Nothing big, because trust me, I was broker than broke a few years ago lol But instead of buying a pizza for dinner that week, I took the 20 bucks and bought some Hive.

You Have So Many Options...

When i started I had 2 choices for what I could earn...Hive and HBD! This was way before tribes and powerful tokenized communities. Don't underestimate the power of the layer 2 options here on the blockchain!

Hey, maybe we aren't meant to become whales on hive...But you know what, we can become whales in CTP...Or ONEUP...Or SPT..Or LEO! Pick a tribe or two that you feel you can contribute to and focus on that!

Add Value, Every Day!

I can feel you roll your eyes now...What is 'adding value'? To me it's simple...I wanna work to make this blockchain better tomorrow than it was today! We are at the beginning of something so special here and if we all do our best to spread the word about Hive and all it's projects, we will be the leaders of the future for Web 3!

Be Stubborn

Here's what will happen in the future...The price of Hive will go up...And it will go down! And guess what happens in both situations, people come and go. They create a lot of content when things are going up, and start to slow down when it's in a bear market.

Be stubborn and show up regardless of what the market is doing and then KEEP showing up. No matter what the price, focus on what you do each and every day on the blockchain!

Learn The 5-500-5000 Formula

And finally, one of my favorite blog posts I ever made on chain was describing my plan of attack when I got started creating here:

  • Engage with at least 5 different members of the community everyday.

  • Attract 500 followers by keeping up your engagement and comments.

  • Do everything you can to reach 5000 Hive Power, by engaging, commenting, creating and powering up!

This worked wonders for me, so much so that I was able to hit 5000 Hive Power in less than a year...Even with Hive being around 3 bucks each for the majority of that year.

Are these tips and tricks considered gospel? Absolutely not! They are just something that have helped me on my journey here. And I want to hammer home this point...

I did not come onto this chain with loads of disposable income or thousands upon thousands of raving fans following me.

If I can do this stuff, any one can...It just requires the right mindset and never giving up on your goals!

I hope this post helps you on your journey :)


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Really like what you put out there, networking within Hive is without a doubt the most important aspect to succeeding on Hive (just like in the real world). Not the easiest thing to do for me since I tend to lurk more on social networks, but I've been seeing the results of continued community interaction over the past few weeks 😄

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The power of networking and creating connections cannot be over-emphasized.

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Yeah, it really does make a huge difference. In 2018 I made sure I even went to 2 offline events...Flew across the planet to get to one as well lol

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That's amazing, don't think I'd ever do that personally but heavy props to that!

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The biggest thing a new person can do is go out and find other new people. Form a private group with each other and share what they learned many times a week with each other. Than grow together.

Blockchains can be lonely places with an endless amount of things to learn and do. Without having a group of people around you it can be easy to get lost and give up.

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Well, they're different ways to grow on Hive but the best way is always by engaging on-chain.

Sharing lessons within a private group isn't a bad idea. Still, it's not enough to just share those lessons. Change and growth come when a person takes action.

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The circle you form, with like minded people...Really help your growth in this place!

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Well said Jongo👍

There's indeed money and wealth on Hive but to get a share of Hive's abundance, active participation through engaging, reinvesting and consistently showing up are the keys. I am doing those because I believe Hive can change my life too.

Upvotes will not just fly from no where to you posts. A person has to attract them. That's only possible when you add value.

About the second layer, it is indeed a blessing. It is easy to become a whale with layer 2 tokens than with Hive except you have lots of cash to reinvest.

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That's a really good point too, that I forgot to mention.

I never 'took money out' either, I kept reinvesting it and never having it leave the eco system!

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Quick one @Jongolson.

Where can I delegate CTP to in order to get rewards?

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I understand, of course, anyone could literally criticize you for asking them to build while you sit on 100k, but it wasn't always like that.
It wasn't easy for you, it took every ounce of your energy.
I came to the chain 4 years ago too. Many people around now, thought I had it easy especially whenever I tell them to be consistent.

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Oh man, you have the battle scars to prove it too. When people jumped ship, you were here creating every single day!

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Yeah, I do, I've never regretted turning up here every single day for 4 years.

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I always love reading your posts. They are positive and inspire me to do more.

I have a lot of posts coming out soon. Just been crazy busy with life. Need to knuckle down.

I like the 5/500/5000 rule. I sometimes do 50 comments a day and the next day nothing, but 5 is far more attainable goal. I should focus on easier goals.

Cheers man!

Been stacking tiny amounts of INDEX too! Always something good to have is a toke that ears you lots of other tokens each day!

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Thanks for the comments and so glad to hear they are helping out :)

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I remember when I first started. It didn't go so well that I almost decided to not even try blogging again. I guess it was good that there were other games besides just a single game or two on Hive because it showed me that you can get rewarded.

None of the whales guarantee you anything and you have no choice but to work for it. Things didn't start working for me that much until I decided to start being more active commenting. It has changed things for the better.

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The perfect example of how to 'comment your way to success'...You should write an ebook ;)

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Having the discipline to keep track of (and analyze) your activity can also be useful. Not to mention planning. I've found that planning out my posts allows me to add more detail and insight.
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Fail to plan, plan to fail kind of situation :)

Great way to approach it!

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Very well put! These are all such important points, but I vibe the most with the first one. Write for yourself, about something you enjoy talking about, rather than caring for upvotes or expecting them.. If you do what you love, do it with high effort and engge with relevant communities, it'll all come by itself.

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They will come. When people see the effort over a sustained amount of time, people will start to follow you!

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the answer is simple: spam the whales until they notice or ban you :)))

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Great piece, Jon!

I should add that a very important thing to do when you are new (and when you're "old" too) is listening to the Cryptomaniacs podcast!

I say that not only because I'm a fanboy but also because of one thing you guys say a lot on the show: it's important to know what's going on Hive and Cryptomaniacs is a great way to do that because you're always talking about what's new and also inviting the people who are building stuff so we can hear it from them.

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ha ha ha ha oh for sure!

CryptoManiacs subscription is a must!!!

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What he said. Lol

I agree 💯 percent with everything Jon said.

He know his 💩.

I will add, be positive, it attracts people and will help make your new journey easier.

Loved this post.

!BBH

!ALIVE

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Negative Nancies....Plenty of them in the world.

Be a Positive Pete!

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Because this is such an awesome post, here is a BBH Tip for you. . Keep up the fantastic work

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This should work. Atleast, it was the way I survived my first run on hive before leaving later on. Back here now, not thinking about the current price of hive. I'm just here to put out contents daily, connect with people. ..and yes, I'm a total noob again. A lot has changed and I'm hoping I'll easily be able to find my way.

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5k HP in less than a year? Wow! What in the world shall I do to attain such?

Will review this again tomorrow.

Thanks!

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Content, comment and dollar cost average :)

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The true is that the journey was rough but most people give up.but I am still putting more strength to be the part of those people that succeeded.

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Don't get too high and don't get too low...It really pays to stay the course!

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Very good article, helps me a lot as a newbie. 🙂
Especially the 5-500-5000 formula.

Thank you very much and keep up the good work! 👍

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Daily engagement is key. When my engagement goes up so does my earnings and followers 😃

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Thank for your informative post. I have overwalmed when i came to hive and do not know what should i do. Yaah i just be stubborn to make 2 posts each week as a challenge post, next time i will plan to do 5-500-5000 formula.

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It really helped me shoot for a target and keep showing up until I reached it :)

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Zero influence, with no followers
Next to know knowledge of how a blockchain works
0 Hive Power
Lost all my income recently and had to start from zero with no disposable income

I can relate with the first three. As for the fourth, at least, though small, I still have something to rely on monthly for my family's sustenance.

The second and third 5 with 2 and three zeros respectively are quite a challenge. Can I request an extension period? Thanks to that 5-500-5,000 formula!

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These are all very reasonable laws ..good work mate👍

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Thanks Jon. This post is great. It is kind of a "highlights of Post Past". I love it. Maybe you should make this a regular thing. There is so much wisdom in your posts. Sometimes I am lucky to remember what I had for breakfast but there are many things I remember from your posts; e.g., the spiral of doom or the 5, 500, 5000. Thanks for all you do.

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ha ha ha ha you and me both i forgot what i actually did have for breakfast lolol

yeah man, a good refresher to help everyone get a feel for what we can all build here on Hive :)

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  • Engage with at least 5 different members of the community everyday.

(emphasis added)

This means the 5 people engaged with today are different from the 5 people engaged with today who are all different from the 5 people to be engaged with tomorrow, right? I'm asking because it looks as if the 500 and 5000 depend on that 5.

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I love this article and I can definitely relate I'm in a situation where I have almost no income and new to hive and blockchains altogether. I'm gonna take the advise from your article and see what kind of outcome I can get.

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Awesome post, Jon. and an awesome back story. Excellent example of what happens when you show up every day.

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Excellently written man,

I'm basically starting out the same as you did, zero start-up capital. I've been lazy at the start but the recent months i have been able to grow my channel just shy past 100 supporters, and half way to my goal of 500hp.

Thanks again and have a good one!

PS - if you like card tricks, please come on over to my channel. I'm one of the very very few active magicians on hive...in fact i might be the only one here actively posting daily. I guess you could say i've found my niche eh?

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