How to get more Nigerians on Hive

I've spent a lot of time thinking about this and I really can't think of a perfect solution. I created the @hive-naija contest to get more insights and what we Nigerians call "expo" on what would be the perfect path but I guess we're all pretty lost.
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My Experience with Inviting

When I got introduced to Hive, I was told to write and get paid and it was absurd then but after a lot of cajoling I did it and it has been a journey.

For others, it's proving to be a similar struggle and it takes a lot of patience and time. These are things I currently don't have. I constantly hope I can get the time to bring people here but for now, I barely get by.

I made some progress last year and got 2 of my friends here. 1 came through me and the other was through another friend. They seemed really into it then. They did some writing and I loved how patient they were and willing to let things happen. However, motivation is everything and low-key I blame myself for their current absence.

I've received a lot of support along the way. I can never repay my siblings for all they've done for me by keeping me here regardless of my stubbornness. I feel it's up to me to pay it forward and I'm slacking at such a simple task.

What motivates Nigerians

Nigerians, like other people on the planet, are greedy. We are motivated by money and most times, we hate having to work for it. The many failed Ponzi schemes are enough proof of this statement. However, I'm not singling Nigerians out, it's similar greed all over the world.

Based on my experience during my network marketing days, I realized that getting people to start something is not difficult. I could onboard at least 1 person on Hive every day and in the end, everyone would disappear as fast as they started.

What keeps people is 'follow-up'. A lot of the top Nigerian Hivers know this and that's why they have almost completely given up on the task. A lot of them only focus on their family, pushing their siblings here and maybe their spouses.

Getting involved with this project of getting people here has no particular gain asides from the growth of the community and the financial ease of a person not asking you for money.

We're all the same in the end. We're here doing what we know can provide us with a clear path to financial freedom, we offer this (extremely cheap) opportunity to someone else and it seems like we're doing it to gain something from them.

Unlike network marketing, there's practically no major gain from inviting people to be here. I assure you, if there was like a 100 Hive reward for each person we bring here, I would stand by the gate of my school to onboard everyone who walks through.

But Hive is too personal. Having more people here would improve the system but the process of getting people to stay is daunting.

What can we do?

  • I haven't had much progress with this but I know getting our close friends and family to be consistent here should be a lot easier than getting strangers. A daily or weekly reminder to post on Hive or engage would go a long way. Showing them the ropes; what tags to use and where to post would help too.

  • To reach strangers, we'd have to utilize social media. I once tried to get someone with a lot of Nigerian followers on Twitter to be here. My goal was to use his reach to cause a trend. He didn't respond positively and then I wasn't in the mood to apply pressure.

  • The next important thing to do would be to make the Hive Naija community a great home for Nigerians on Hive. Provide information, answer questions and be a proper growth driver.

This is currently being done through the Discord group. And a lot of work is going into making it better.

So far, I believe the training ground is set. All we need are the trainees.

Hive can be a huge deal in Nigeria. It has the ability to excite the greed button present in Nigerians but the process of acquiring the wealth behind the curtain might end up being too tedious.

These are just my ideas, I'll do my bit when I have some time on my hands but for now, I suggest we do the easy part of pushing our family and close friends first.


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To be honest I have been thinking about the Hive-Naija project and how it isn't much of a thing on hive atm. I was hoping now that we have more Nigerians joining, maybe there could be something that can be put to place to get it up and running like before.

Getting people on board is easy as you've said, but getting them to stay is the hard part. I personally also had same issue when I joined hive back in 2018.

You are very correct on the greed part, Nigerians have always been in the loop of getting rich quickly without putting in much effort. I believe this isn't much of the citizens doing but can be blamed on aspects like poor financial education which is why leofinance is a #1 school of learning for a newbie, I really gained a lot from there which has been a motivation for me to just do the best thing I feel am good at without thinking much of what I'll get in returns. @leomarkettalk would be a nice suggestion for getting the right information on how to keep your head up at all times here. just a suggestion to how we can onboard more Nigerians to the chain
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We need a lot more #Nigerians on #hive. It is a wonderful place. The ones that I met on here are superb people. We would be blessed to have more join who are like the ones we already have contributing.

I hope we can take some of these ideas and get them out there.

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Would be really nice to have more Nigerians onboard. They seem to be really interesting people. A little surprised we don't have enough as we used to in the earlier days of Steem maybe it's about the lack of patience.

Hive seem to really doing well. I hope whatever you guys are planing works out. As the more countries and people we have here, the better it is for hive in the long run.

Creating a home for them like I believe the hive hivenaija would be really great so they understand what it takes and don't run off again. Has Been here can be really complicated without the right information that can aid growth. Best wishes


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Thanks. We have a large number here already from what I've observed but a lot of them lack education so they just post a few times and run off. We believe we'll have more people here soon enough.

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Really? Then they need more orientation on how things ought to be and explore the several opportunities the hive blockchain possess.


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Like I have rightly said, not everyone can be interested in staying considering the rules of getting things done. It takes someone who is interested in writing to flow conveniently. Hive is hard work and time taking , it's nothing like Facebook or other social media


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it's nothing like Facebook or other social media

Very true!

Takes time and most importantly you have to be patient and just focus on building your account in the initial stage.

I hope the launch of the micro-blogging app which the leofinance team is working on gets launched before the year runs out. That will be a game-changer for people who like to write short-form content like it is with Facebook and twitter.

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True. But it has some resemblance to Facebook. There are people and there's information. The only reason Hive might look so straight laced is due to lack of exploration. There's a community for pretty much everything here. The rules are hardly ever a problem once you understand normal social media ethics.

I'm certain many people can handle the way things are done here. It's just a matter of time. Nigerians don't run away from money making ventures for too long.

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Well I believe with Facebook or IG u could post pictures without any content. But here the content is more vital . However I know with time more Nigerians LL be in.


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Definitely lot of Nigerians as been joining the community and I must it is not just about the rewards or what they ten to get they motivate them to join,just like @houseofdavid that invited,it is the ability to ones self while it Comes to writing that motivate the lady to join the platform, even as the rewards part can't be pushed aside,but the level of engagement is another thing which me as a person as used to telling people how good the community is


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No e seeing this post and I totally agree with you concerning Nigeria behavior and attitude towards money.

You're right to say if there is a bounty or referral bonus for every one individual you introduced to the platform then Nigerian bwoukd have filled the whole environment.

Getting to talk about the points you gave about getting Nigerians to Hive platform, I agree with you about starting with close friend and family members because if we can follow up our close friends and family members then we will be able to follow up an outsider.


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I think the best way to attract people to hive is to simply show them how things are done and let them see if they can continue on their way.

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