If you don't have a Steem account, you can easily create it.
If want to have instant account creation you can use paid tools like [SteemCreate](steemcreate.com) and [Blocktrades](https://blocktrades.us/create-steem-account)
If you aren’t OK to pay for account creation, here’s a way of doing this for free.
First of all go to http://www.steemit.com and click “Sign Up”. Fill out your email address, check “I'm not a robot” and click “CONTINUE”. This will bring up the following page asking you to check your email:
Click your circle icon of your account on the top right corner.
First of all you need to understand, that a great amount of upvotes would not help you to earn a lot of money. It’s because SP influences author payouts, not upvotes count.
It is better to focus on high-quality content. Try to improve constantly and you will be rewarded sooner or later.
Another important thing is to use correct tags. Avoid using the most popular ones (steemit, steem, etc), it only will make your post disappear very fast.
And don’t forget about the best time to make a post. Steepshot is being used by a great amount of people from all over the world, it means that they have different time zones. Try to check what time is the most profitable for you.