I used to be one of those that had the fear of writing; thinking writing was tough and required special talent. I always saw writers as gods with special brains, always fascinated by their writing style that I thought I didn’t stand a chance. Regardless of my fears, I’ve always been a strong believer of hard work over talent; this made me one of the best in my academics but I didn’t think it applied to writing. I always thought the ability to write was totally talent dependent and could not be attained with hard work and practice. With time I realized I was wrong.
Noise.cash and read.cash are two platforms that require writing and sharing of unique contents; while noise.cash requires shorter posts similar to “tweets”, read.cash requires you to hone your writing skills and write unique content not less than 600 words in order to be visited by “rusty”. Though 600 words may seem like a lot but with constant practice and consistency you’d realize it’s easier than expected. After all you’d never know what you’re capable of until you try.
I have known about both platforms since the month of May; which is about four months back. While noise.cash was a piece of cake for me because I was constantly interacting with people and I literally pressed my phone all day, read.cash on the other hand was completely strange to me. I created an account but didn’t understand a thing, got even more discouraged on discovering I had to write long articles which I had never done before. I could only write short poems of about 30 seconds but 600 words? “That’s going too far” I thought to myself.
After spending time on noise.cash I noticed people were always posting about their latest article on read.cash, their achievement, how they made 0.5 BCH in less than a month and yada yada, this sparked my curiosity because they were making a lot of money while I didn’t get anything out of it.
This article is basically about me sharing my personal read.cash experience while also explaining the steps I took from the beginning of my time here till I got visited by @TheRandomRewarder. Apart from the fact that I needed to write 600 or more words, there were certain things I needed to do in order to get the most out of this platform. Though it was a bit tough from start, but with time things got better. Let’s get into it;
It should be noted that the following are steps I consider best to take while beginning your journey on this platform. Though following the same process does not guarantee the same result but there’s no harm in trying. Always remember that the “randomrewarder” acts according to its name and rewards people at random.
This wasn’t a very easy task but was a necessary step to bring to other user’s awareness that there’s a new person here and this new person is here for business. What I did was; I clicked on the diamond beside a certain person’s username which took me to a top-tippers list, and subscribed to the top 100 people in the list. Subscribing them was the first step, after which I began to comment on their posts whenever I received the notification they’ve published a new article.
Dropping a comment on people’s post isn’t so tough but you have to be very careful while doing this; read and understand the content before dropping a comment or you’re going to get spammed, have something to contribute to the post before commenting and do not copy any part of the content as a comment; it is a big NO if you intend to succeed on this platform. You do not have to comment on every post, if you do not have any contribution to the post then move on to the next. There’s no shortcut here, if you seek a shortcut then maybe read.cash isn’t for you.
On joining this platform, what I did first was write my introductory post. Everyone on this platform does this as a means of letting people know that you’re new here and it’s your first time posting. It basically consists of a few things about yourself that people will be interested in, the reasons you joined this platform and so on. My introductory article was titled “A Quick introduction to Kristoffer”, it was my first time writing so you may find it a bit of a mess, my writing skills actually got better afterwards.
Remember to keep it simple and take your time to write in details so it can be understood by whoever reads it. We’re not mind readers hence we can only understand what has been written down in clear words.
After writing my Introductory post, I continued to interact with more people, I went back to the tippers list and followed even more people and began to interact with them as well while simultaneously having fun in order to gain more grounds, and stylishly letting them know that I was new and didn’t have the courage to write because I’ve got the fear of not being visited by rusty the random rewarder. I was constantly encouraged but the plan was to interact constantly for about four to five days before publishing a second article.
After being active for about a week, I published a follow up article titled “retirement before 30”, and began to publish a new article every day. I tagged some users where necessary but didn’t do this without their permission. I continued to post and got frustrated at a point but didn’t give up. Rusty eventually visited me on my 11th post all thanks to consistency. With constant writing I began to improve and realized I could write about anything just by thinking about it.
The only way to get the most out of this platform is by being consistent. It is not a get rich quick scheme hence your seriousness and consistency is required before you will begin to earn from read.cash. Though some people are lucky to get visited by the random rewarder on their first article but this is not always the case. As stated above, I didn’t get visited until my 11th post, though I was frustrated, I didn’t give up. My 11th post was visited along with my 10th and 9th post simultaneously. That was the beginning of my success on this platform and I’m getting better every day.
Discover yourself; while growing up you must have discovered things that you like to talk about, topics you can discuss for hours without stopping for a second to think. Apply the same logic to writing; write about your interests, your motivations and things around you. You’d see that it’s easier than you initially thought.
Just as being a good speaker requires being a good listener, to be a good writer you must be a good reader. You must be willing to read other people’s articles, observe their writing style and learn from them.
Writing is easier than you think; all you simply need is a little imagination and determination to get better. You can be whatever you wish to be if only you’d be willing to put in the initial effort.
I wish you all a stress free week.