Help me, i suck at curation.

A few days ago i ran into a post by @shepz1 where he looks at the payouts he received from delegating to the SmartSteem bot.

In under 1 month, the returns have been to date 34.579 steem & 2.847 SBD.

On 4000 SP delegation.

So i looked at that and my first take was that it was kind of a poor return.
I compared that to my curation gains. (My active SP is exactly 3000SP+1200SP delegated to various projects)

In the last 30 days with 3000 SP i earned 24 SP (0.8% monthly return) vs his 4000 SP delegation and aprox. 41 Steem earned (1% monthly return)

I thought i was doing pretty decent considering you always lose 1 week of curation when you cancel your delegation, and having control over your Steem power and not participating in the shit show that is the trending page, while earning comparably the same amount of Steem seemed like a much better deal.

I just wasnt aware how much better it can actually get.

Slikovni rezultat za surprise funny

So i was prancing around the comment section of Shepz1 post and i ran into a guy that was claiming much higher returns then a bot can provide.
I was a bit skeptical so i replied to him and checked out his SteemWorld profile. @cryptoandcoffee.
What ive seen was that he indeed was doing much better then either me or someone that delegated to a bot.
In the last 30 days with 3600 SP he earned 54 SP from curation (1.5% monthly return) which is quite a bit more then what Shepz1 got from a bot.

This prompted me to think that i was doing something wrong if someone with comparable SP to mine is getting double my curation.
So i asked Cryptoandcoffeee what was up and he recommended i try moving my voting to minute 12. I did so a day ago but im still waiting to see if it makes a difference. I just barely passed 5 Sp a week.

If you also checked the trending Booster post Fryst wrote you will see he claims that with booster you can make 11% back yearly and with curation you can make around 9%.
Now Cryptoandcoffee is either a curation master or something strange is going on here since if he can sustain these gains, his yearly return would be 18% which is double Fyrst is claiming for curation and 7% more then what Booster can make you.

So back to my title… Can someone please help me become a curation master? haha

Ill see you guys around. 😀