In the past, the method I usually use to onboard members is by meeting them one to one or generally through WhatsApp and telling them everything they need to know about Hive from direct messages.
After explaining most of what they needed to know through phone calls and and long chatting, I bring them to Hive.
Unfortunately, some of the members I've onboarded failed to adhere to direct instructions on DO NOT PLAGIARISE!!!. Their disobedience of not following instructions, unfortunately, cost me my role as an OCD onboarder which, to be honest, was painful at first but it gave me a better idea on a new approach to take when onboarding people to Hive. I am more strict with the process this time around.
Now, I have developed a monthly onboarding system in which I give a certain amount of people lectures about Hive on the second week of every month. The program holds for a period of 6 Days with each program day having a particular Hive topic.
For each topic, my team (not doing this alone) have developed learning materials and a test quiz that every member of the bootcamp must take after every lesson. The test quiz would let us know how much the onboardees understand what has been explained to them.
Failure to attempt or pass all test quiz would cause me not to create a Hive account for them. If they miss up to two test quiz, and two classes, they would be removed from the program before even completing the lectures.
Removed onboardees would have to wait still the second week of the following month to re-attend the classes and pass the test quiz before an account would be created for them.
The reason for this level of strictness is because I am looking for people who are willing to sacrifice their time to learn. This would prove they are ready for the real world on Hive when they finally come onboard.
Imagine onboarding someone who doesn't give time to attend the meetings and passing the tests. It shows no proof that they can put in any effort in growing their Hive account.
The point of doing all these is so that those who make it and get to create an account through me would have fully understood everything they need to know to get started on Hive and how to navigate their way without getting frustrated.
Due to the fact that I now have trust issues with members I onboard, these members would have to share their articles to a central account where my team and I will crosscheck their articles for plagiarism and the likes before they are given the go ahead to publish.
With every knowledge shared with these onboardees, I believe they would be able to survive and flourish as newbies.
Below is the planned curriculum for the 6 Days Hive Bootcamp:
DAY 1: WHAT IS HIVE?
How does it function and relates to other Social Media
General overview of the platform. The benefits, ways to earn.
DAY 2: KNOWING YOUR NICHE AND FINDING THE RIGHT COMMUNITIES
Learning how to thrive, benefit of networking the right way, etc. Proper use of tags and their importance.
DAY 3: PLAGIARISM AND SOURCING
How Hive frowns on Plagiarism and the need to not plagiarize no matter what. How to source pictures and other works that are not theirs.
DAY 4: SETTING UP YOUR HIVE ACCOUNT
Logging in, account recovery, keeping account safe, proper use of keys.
DAY 5: LEARNING HOW TO FORMAT YOUR POST
How to use markdowns to make your posts presentable.
DAY 6: UPLOADING VIDEOS ON HIVE VIA 3SPEAK
Learning how to create a 3speak account, connecting your Hive account to 3speak and Uploading videos via 3speak.
DAY 1: WHAT IS HIVE
It's the second week of August and yesterday was the first meeting with the newbies onboard. The video below is a Google meetup setup for the August cohort.
The meeting was led by @monioluwa, who was onboarded to Hive almost a year ago by me.
In the video, I introduced the meeting and called monioluwa to take the floor, while I listened along.
MEET THE TEAM
WHO IS STARSTRINGS01
Starstrings01 AKA Giftedhands is a Hive lover, a Nigeria musician (Guitarist), and also a student who studies Mechatronics Engineering at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
His goal on Hive is to be more than a regular blogger but something more; someone with a purpose. That’s one of the reasons why he founded the newbies initiative @newbies-hive to help guide and support newbies. Kindly click here to follow the @newbies-hive curation trail.
He battles and struggles with balancing education and being active on the chain but yet his love and passion for Hive keep him on balance.
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