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This article explains how to use the Staking Dashboard to add more tokens to your bonded stake. You can bond more funds to increase your stake at any time, thus allowing rewards to increase. If you are a member of a nomination pool, the steps will be the same.

In this example, we're using the Westend testnet, but the process is the same for Polkadot and Kusama.

How to Bond more Tokens

1. First, connect your account to the Staking Dashboard.

2. Navigate to the Nominate tab, and click on the + icon under your current stake:

3. Enter the amount you want to bond or click "Max" to bond all available transferable tokens:

4. Once you have the amount you want to add to your stake, click the Submit button. Sign the transaction to complete the process.

That's it! You have now increased your stake. The change will take effect in the next era.

If you are more of a visual learner, check this video guide: