This site is like Reddit but you get rewards when people upvote your content. If someone has enough voting power, they can give you some good rewards. When you post a photo and people vote it, your rewards are split half and half. SBD and Steem power. Your steem power controls how much your votes are worth. You can also earn by curating aka voting other people.
I traded my rewards for BTC and then real money. The value varies.
I made 47 USD when I collected the money. I also use other blog sites in case I face a dip in revenue or in case Steemit goes down.
I will be documenting my self-employment journey. I am trying to get disability hopefully it can hold until I can get a full-time income from my blogs. I just use this as the primary place for my blogging content and just share it on Steemit.
The same with any other content that I post on my channel.