# Validator Guide
Before running a validator node, make sure you can handle node issues and exceptions. If there is a problem with the node, both the validator and its delegators will not be able to receive staking rewards.
To run a validator node of appchain in the Octopus network, you need to complete the following steps:
If you need help, please go to the validator-assistance channel under the VALIDATORS & DELEGATORS category on Discord (opens new window). The team and other validators would answer questions and share experiences.