How to get karma on Reddit

Karma on Reddit means how well you perform on the platform. The more popular posts and comments you submit, the more karma you will have.

So, even though Karma is a virtual point, it’s correlated to your Reddit activity. Newbie Redditors seek unethical ways to increase their profile karma.


Some subreddit moderators restrict submissions from users under a certain karma.

How does Karma work on Reddit?

A few years ago, Reddit used to have two different types of Karma. Link & Comment Karma.

Now, it’s only Karma.

You get Karma when your submissions get upvoted from the community members.

Or when your comment gets dozens of upvotes.

But, the connection between upvote and karma is unknown to all. It’s a random process only Reddit officials may know.

If your post or comment gets a thousand upvotes, it doesn’t mean you will gain 1000 Karma.

Everyone loves to gain karma on Reddit. It’s a matter of pride. It shows your acceptability in your respective communities.

How to get Free Karma on Reddit?

You need karma, but you don’t want moderators to ban you. Because Reddit moderators are strict, they won’t think twice if you break the rules.

Here are some safe ways to increase your Karma:

AskReddit Community

The AskReddit community is a gold mine for Karma lovers. One hit question or answer can help you gain a significant amount of Karma.

What is the AskReddit Community?

The AskReddit is a subreddit managed by Reddit. In this subreddit, people can ask any kind of questions.

Be it funny, serious, or NSFW, AskReddit allows every type of question.

You can use this subreddit for your leverage.

Scroll through the subreddit for a while and determine what questions stand out.

Ask one of the questions you think can break Reddit.

Or, find the hot questions and drop an appropriate relevant comment.

Either way, becoming an active member of the AskReddit community can boost your Karma.

Be Active in Local Communities

The majority of people underestimate the power of local communities. These local communities are smaller than the most popular subreddits.

But, if you stay active in your community daily, you can gain a lot of Karma.

It’s an easy process. Every country or even big city has its subreddit.

As a local, you can participate in discussions or submit posts/questions for the community.

After a while, you will have enough Karma to join any community you want.

Use Pictures to get attention

A picture is worth a thousand words. You can understand the meaning of this quote if you browse Reddit.

Images get attention faster than texts.

There are hundreds of subreddits only for images. You can submit a picture from your gallery or share someone else’s work with a proper source.

But read the subreddit rules before following this approach. Some subreddits only accept original work.

Sharing other’s work may trigger moderators to remove your post, even ban you.

Use Crosspost Feature

It requires minimal work if you know how to apply this feature in your favor.

A crosspost means sharing someone else’s post from your profile in another community.

Let’s say you love football and support FC Barcelona.

Someone asked a great question on a Barca subreddit. Instead of copying the same question, you can crosspost it to the main Football subreddit.

This way, you have a higher chance of getting some Karma with less effort.


Karma is a tradition of Reddit, and only using Reddit for Karma beats its purpose.

Don’t follow any shadow techniques or spam any subreddit. It will create a negative impression, and moderators can ban you.

As a Redditor, I suggest you be active in a few communities where you can contribute.

Karma will follow you in the long run.

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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