NEWBIES | HOW CAN I GET MORE UPVOTES?
There's really no magic to getting your post more visible and upvoted more often than you can imagine here on Hive. Every thing follows a simple process and if followed would yield good results.
So, how can you get more upvotes?
It is actually quite simple, way more simple than you can imagine, It doesn't require an herculean task or casting of spells, haha. All you have to do is just:
STAKE YOUR TOKENS
Like I always say "The more you stake, the more you gain".
This is always at the top of the list of everything you have to do here on Hive. Yes making quality post is a very big added advantage but if you keep making posts and not staking you'll still not get the desired upvotes.
Staking has to do with powering up your token. When you power it up, it gives you more power. Like Samson in the bible, the more his hair kept growing the more powerful he became. Power is everything and without it you're just be a small fish in a very big ocean.
So when you stake, you tend to get more voting power. If you don't know what it is, it is that percentage stuff you see very close to your profile. It let's you grant upvotes to other authors. The more staked tokens you have , the more valued your votes can be.
What do I mean?, They're authors whose voting power is worth a lot more than $1, so imagine that author keeps voting on your post consistently, then you keep getting almost half a dollar added to your wallet( half because the curator receives back a higher percentage) . It's quite simple. But note, the more upvotes you grant, the more you gain, nothing actually goes to waste.
It has also been stated exhaustively by @onealfa.pob and @insight.pob that they'll only grant votes to accounts that has been staking most of their tokens because it was noticed that a lot of accounts tend to sell their tokens instead of Stake which isn't adding value to the community. Staking gives you a certain visibility, it gives you a voice and lastly gives you power.
So no matter what you do as a newbie in Hive, no matter how much expenses you need to take care of, ensure you stake more than you sell and just like magic you'll see how much upvotes you'll start to have.
Contests or challenges are the best ways to get very visible on Hive. It really is no biggie, they're like the best sort of publicity you can ever get here. So how do you join this contests?
Most of them are hosted in various communities and they're a way to ensure that Hive is filled with a lot of engagement and people from various parts of the world are getting to relate with one another.
There's a need to be part of communities, because there is a certain togetherness and cooperation that each community possesses. Every one is out to help the other, there's no bad blood, Hive is a beautiful place to be so you'll have to explore.
Each Community member supports the other through upvotes and legit engagement and in the process both of them grow. The beauty about joining contests is that, apart from getting that exposure, they're a lot of prizes that come with winning!.
So it certainly is a win win situation. Don't be left out, join one today and be part of the many initiatives that are going on here. Be smart, engage like crazy and don't forget to have a lot of fun!
Here are a few of the contests and discussions that are going on here on Hive.
Greedy Yellow Bird Contest by @mineopoly
Carrying It Forward Contest by @samsmith1971
I hope this post will be helpful one way or the other to helping newbies strive here on Hive. If you have more questions you can drop them in the comment section, one or two authors would be able to leave you with an answer.
Thank you for reading this post ❤️❤️