Steemit is an amazing platform, that is expanding with new users daily. There are different kinds of users that joining through different relationships. Some people find steemit by themselves and some are invited by friends. Inviting friends usually called recruiting. During the past year of steemit, Newcomers' Community for newcomers that cover all basic knowledge about steemit. I recommend all newcomers to cover at least 4 achievements in order to get a better idea about Wallet and Keys, Etiquettes, and Markdown.
Today I am going to talk about some common things I noticed during my 6-month history of Newcomers' Community.
For a newcomer, there are so many fundamental things to learn about steemit. It can be expanded from creating a post to basic wallet actions. For a normal person, it requires someone's assistance to learn basic concepts and etiquettes of steemit.
Recruiters Have a Big Responsibility
Recruiters are doing a great job by expanding steemit network. On other hand, they have a big responsibility of creating a successful steemit member. As well as introducing steemit to friends, it is your responsibility to take care of them for the first few days until they get to adapt to the system.
If you are a recruiter, please pay attention to the following things...
- Support the new member to create a proper self-introduction.
Most of the time, self-introduction is the very first post that a newcomer creates. They can find it difficult to upload images, use markdowns organize content, create titles, and using tags. It is better to spend few minutes helping them with the self-introduction.
- Comment and vote the new members first post and share it with others
It should be your comment is the first comment of your recruitee. Usually, a new member joins with 0 fans, so it is your duty to welcome him first and encourage him by sharing his self-introduction. Not only that, please encourage the newcomer to respond to comments he gets. This is the very first lesson of making engagement.
- Teach him to check the notification and how to redeem rewards
It seems very fundamental, but this is a very basic but valuable part. Teach your friend about the different kinds of notifications we see and what are actions we can take on it. For example how we respond to a mention, recognizing comments, followers and following back them.
You must prioritize it to teach them how to redeem rewards. I have sent even personal messages for some newcomers who haven't redeem their rewards ever. It is recruiters' responsibility to touch these basics things.
- Encourage them to make followers
Have you ever seen accounts writing for months but 0 followings? How a community process without follower-followee interactions? Connections of steemit are very useful for surviving within the platform. Teach your friend to follow others, read other's contents, and make friends as much as they can. Sticking into one place will not help for the growth of the steemit life.
- Teach them to curate
I have seen so many newcomers who never press their green upvote button. Even though they get curation rewards or not, just teach them the importance of voting. Teach them why voting is important.
- Encourage them to powerup
Knowledge about Steem Power is very crucial. During my first days, I competitively tried to enhance my steem power. Still, I work to collect more and more steem power with me. Steem power is an important element in steemit ecosystem. Please encourage your friend to enhance steem power as fast as he can.
- Teach them Etiquette
Before completing achievement 3 talk with your friend about the etiquette of steemit. What is good and what is bad?What is accepted and what is not? Always encourage them to write their own articles with their ability and encourage them to use their own photos as much as they can. If you write your own words and idea, you will never need to use a plagiarism checker.
Also introduce different communities, different famous characters in steemit to your friend to follow and learn from them. Show them new opportunities in steemit to grow. Teach them to behave well on their posts without unnecessarily mentioning curators and community admins. I have observed even 25 reputation accounts mention steemcurator01, in their posts which is very strange. Correct guidence will avoid such negetive attitudes.
- Introduce steemworld to them
After all the basic things in steemit.com , don't forget to introduce steemworld.org to your recruitee. Make them understand about voting %, reward stats, accounts operations, reputation, resource credit etc
- Inform them of trending issue/threats
Newcomers tend to get hacked by phishing links. From time to time there are such situations. Until your recruitee gets familiar, you should keep them informed about such security threats and challenges.
- Help them to highlight themselves
Encourage your friend to do new things in steemit. Motivate him to find new contests and opportunities.
Recruiting a newcomer can be easy but building him as a great member is challenging. Dear recruiters, you have the first responsible of creating a great member!
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