Hive is a fully loaded machine gun. It shoots out benefits — one after the another.
For example: I am a content creator here. On the other side, we have developers. Then, if you dive deeper, you can find entrepreneurs building apps on top of Hive. There are games. And then curators. Investors. Hustlers.
And if that’s enough, we also have traders.
The center of all this is the Hive token — it empowers the entire ecosystem and creates this vibrant community. And one can always collect this token through various ways.
The fact is simple:
Hive token unites all of us. And anyone with the most tokens gets the most attention — without seeking it. Earns the most respect — without demanding it. Leads the platform — without owning it.
That is why I want to take a step back and explain the types of people who are after these tokens.
Essentially, we have 3 types:
Passive investors: Those who buy Hive tokens and wait for the platform to succeed. They are mostly silent.
Active investors: Those who have purchased Hive tokens and continue to influence the platform through their involvement.
Workers: Those who perform valuable tasks (publish content / comment) for the Hive tokens.
In other words:
If you are loaded with money, then earning Hive becomes easier. You simply have to buy more and sit on them as they earn you interest every single day.
This place is reserved mostly for the whales — the champions — the passive investors.
Most of us are not passive investors.
For example: I divide myself into active investor and worker. Say 70% worker and 30% active investor.
So I trade time to earn Hive tokens. Meaning I started investing more time to earn more tokens. And with this, let’s look at the number of ways — both active investors and workers — can participate in earning more Hive tokens.
I have listed 13 ways one can earn Hive tokens:
#1: Writing Articles
Everyday we have thousands of articles published in every imaginable category. It is not just about writing articles but also good articles — articles that add value so you can earn Hive tokens.
Moment you start producing quality articles, the built-in audience of the Hive community along with the curators will start noticing you — and upvote you for your effort.
#2: Leaving Comments
Like any other community, you get closer to people by frequently communicating with them. You leave comments on articles to start engaging and building relationship.
Read more: The do's and don'ts on engagement
#3: Making Videos
If you don’t enjoy writing articles, there’s always platforms like 3Speak and DTube. Make original video and upload them to earn tokens.
#4: Playing Games
Built on the Hive blockchain, we have several games where you can invest your Hive to earn back Hive. Few popular games are:
#5: Voting - Curation
Behind these multiple communities on Hive, you will see curators who are hungry for quality content. A curator can earn rewards by finding high-quality content. In return, the curator earns curation rewards in the form of Hive tokens.
#6: Hive Delegation
If Hive Power is sitting idle in your account, you can delegate (temporarily transfer) these tokens to curators to earn Hive tokens. Most curators pay you daily for delegation. The returns are anywhere between 8% to 16% annually.
#7: Turn Into Witness
This is not for everyone. But Hive witness is anyone who:
— Is operating a witness server (which produces blocks)
— Publishes price feed of Hive/USD to the network.
As a witness, one can earn Hive for supporting the network.
#8: Leasing Hive
Either one can lease Hive using tools like Dlease. Or also lease manually through internal agreements with other members. Returns are similar to delegation — from 8% to 16%.
#9: Developing apps
The Hive ecosystem is surrounded by an army of independent developers who are converting ideas into applications. These dapps can be lucrative — as one can generate significant amount of Hive through transactions.
#10: Powering up
Your Hive Power earns you Hive. As you build it up and continue powering up, you also start to become an integral part of the entire ecosystem. I have purchased Hive tokens and also participated to reach 5000+ Hives in the last 3 months.
Perhaps the most obvious of all. Everyone knows this. I still wanted to mention the power of trading as Hive has been listed on many exchanges. Plus, if you pay attention, the internal market and the external market opens the door for arbitrage.
#12: Explore new dapps
As there are several dapps available, and new ones are continuously added, one can participate to earn Hives!
#13: All in all, stay incredibly active
The bottomline is: be active. Because the opportunities are endless.
As Hive continues to grow — and more people join, develop, and lead the ecosystem, we will continue to witness several new ways to earn Hive tokens.
To sum it up, these are the 13 simple yet powerful ways to start earning more Hive tokens. In fact, here is the infographics I have designed:
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