Previous upvoters gain BCC when someone upvotes a post. YOURS is the first upvoter of every post and so gets paid for every other upvote. You can see YOURS' performance over the first few dozen upvotes in the top blue line in the image below.

https://imgur.com/a/KasSX

As a common YOURS user, the best position you can be in for investing in content-likes is to be the first voter after YOURS. You can see the revenue curves in the above image for the first seventeen voters after YOURS (the seventeenth voter will gross over 0.1¢ once a content has been voted to $5 [break-even, less BCC transaction fee(s)]).
The more upvoted a piece of content, the more profitable it can be to have been a prior upvoter (and the later you vote, the less profitable your vote can be). If YOURS content receives significant upvotes, it can be highly profitable to be one of the first upvoters (200%+ ROI). Competition to be one of the first voters will likely arise; where just-too-slow investors pay-off the faster investors. If the content actually turns out to be popular, the early investors will still make a positive return. The success paradox is that increasing up-votes of YOURS content will attract investment bots who try to gain from liking content early.
Investment bots could be developed with multiple strategies. Simply upvoting every post could be profitable. More advanced models could be created to take into account who posted the content and other metadata. More synthetic models could attempt to take into account the content itself, when determining whether it might be profitable to upvote a content.

There's much more to talk about in this space. If there is interest I can expand on it. I'm working on a basic analysis program for new content on YOURS and if I finish, I will be releasing the results soon.

[Edit: Took the chart out a bit further:
https://imgur.com/a/aFClC
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Thanks for your analysis.
On the blurriness of the image, you should be able to post the imgur link as embed and it will show up. Here is an example:
https://imgur.com/a/KasSX
I simply posted this link as an embed and it works: https://imgur.com/a/KasSX
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Great analysis Blake, thx for posting. Just wanted to let you know that we are currently changing the details of the voting model (ETA next few days). The difference will be that the content creator will always get the second vote for free. (The first vote will still go to yours to prevent free upvoting of ones own content.) This way the revenue from later upvotes will be shared equally between Yours and the content creator.
I'd also like to add that as a content creator one should always upvote your own post at least a little bit to earn from the upvotes that your post gets.
Would certainly be interested in hearing more of your thoughts, please keep them coming :)
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I am a little confused about how this works. How can a creator grow by upvoting their own content? Doesn't it cost 10 cents to do so? I also like that the comment section is behind a paywall. That's a nice addition that restricts access to the discussions and filters out spammers
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