HBD (Hive Blockchain Dollars) and HIVE Power can be earned by creating and curating content on the blockchain.
Ways to Earn
Earn for Creating
When you create posts on Hive, there is a 7 day period in which rewards are tallied based on upvotes and downvotes. At the end of the 7 day period, half of the total payout amount is rewarded to the creator of the post.
Below is an example of the bottom of a post presented on Peakd.com, the leading Hive blockchain interface.
Earn for Curating
When you upvote the content of others, you share in the total payout earnings of that post, based on the weight of your upvote. 50% of the total payout of each post is rewarded to the curators of that post.
Earn for Engaging
Each comment and every comment reply are also content that can be upvoted and downvoted by the community. This means that you can also earn for commenting on popular posts and for replying to others' comments.