Mateo Garcia Shares His Experience On tsu So Far.

Mateo Garcia is my child on tsu. When you invite someone to tsu and they enroll using your code, tsu refers to them as your child. Just to be clear, Mateo and I are not related (that I know of).

We originally met because of Twitter and then connected on Facebook and he told me he would join tsu and give it a try. When he enrolled a few days later I realized that he is a man of his word.

Ask yourself how many people you know that actually do what they say they are going to do. I was immediately impressed with him and then he started telling me about tools that I can use to make my online experience more profitable.

Today’s post is not about those tools. Today’s post is about what has been happening for Mateo since I invited him to tsu and he accepted the invitation.

Here’s Mateo:


I have been on tsu for just over 30 days and it’s been a great experience. I have been able to make new connections and friends along with having some personal reward and satisfaction of more people seeing and actually caring about my posts.

On Facebook and Twitter you can sometimes just get lost in the shuffle, and with so many changes on who and when people see your posts it’s hard to stay in front of as many people on these platforms.

Tsu has personally helped me earn at least $300 in additional income from a crowdfunding campaign I have been hired to help promote.

Along with this income, I have received 3 direct leads that I have been in communication with for new business. I sometimes receive inquiries like these from my activities on Facebook and Twitter, but few and far between.

Additionally I have earned a little over $7.00 of royalty income from tsu for basically posting the same content, pictures and quotes I normally post on Facebook and Twitter. I am slowly increasing my networking time on tsu as opposed to other platforms along with inviting people with my code.

I am still on Facebook and Twitter, but hopefully more people will jump on the #tsunami.

Mateo has been working with tsu and so have I. That is the key to making tsu work for you. If you sign up and post three photos and come back five days later, don’t expect to have any royalties.

If you’re on tsu every day you will start to get somewhere. My first penny came about a week after I signed up and now I’ve made over 70 cents in one day and my total is around $15. Maybe 6 months or a year from now I’ll get $15 a day from tsu and I know that in the United States or Canada that is not a living, but how much does Facebook pay you?

Another great lesson from Mateo Garcia (@beNICEmedia) is that you can use tsu to help you grow another business. Why not get paid by a tool that helps you grow your main business?

Most tools cost money, but tsu pays you.

I’m sure Mateo agrees with me that THAT fact can make all the difference.

Visit Mateo’s BeNICEmedia site by clicking HERE.

If you are reading this and STILL haven’t joined tsu, click HERE.

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Good Strategies For Getting Someone’s Attention (Now That I’ve Joined The 5000 Followers Club)

Now that I’ve been using tsu for about six weeks I can tell you that some patterns begin to emerge. One pattern is lots of people will ask you to be their friend after you get to 1000 or 2000 friends and you’re somewhat active. At one point I had about 300 friend requests in one day.

If I assume that my experience is normal, what should you do to get someone to friend you? Think about it from the perspective of the person that you are asking to be your friend. WHY should they say yes?

When I had fewer than 100 friend slots left I began to be much more selective. After all, I have some real life friends who will join tsu and I want to be able to add them as tsu friends. Don’t you want the same thing? So, how do you get a person to say yes?

First, don’t expect that everyone will say yes. Do NOT be obnoxious and send a friend request over and over to someone after they have declined your invitation. I understand that sometimes you’ll make a mistake and invite someone twice or even three times. If your computer or your phone isn’t awesome, it’s possible to make that mistake. Trust me, I’ve been there.

If you’re thinking about it from that person’s perspective (the one you want to accept your friend invitation), isn’t it possible that they will think that you’re harassing them and that they could report you to tsu? If you get enough reports to tsu, they will ban you and as far as I know, that is a LIFETIME ban.

So make sure if someone tells you no that you really take it for a no and leave them alone. When there are millions of people on tsu and you want to reach five thousand friends, there are other fish in the sea, as the saying goes.

Second, does this person speak the same language as you? If the answer is no, what do you think you are really accomplishing by having them be your friend? Maybe it could turn into something because translation technology is getting better and better, but wouldn’t having someone who speaks the same language make things go much faster? Think about it.

Third, if this person has so many friends, HOW DO YOU STAND OUT IN A POSITIVE WAY?

If you want that person’s attention you could make RELEVANT comments on 10 posts. You could share two or three of their posts. You could like 50 of their posts.

Again, put yourself in their position. They have all these friend requests and they see that you speak the same language and that you’re posting positive stuff AND you’ve shared more than one of their posts. If it’s between you and someone that just sends a friend request I believe you will become the friend first 9 times out of 10. The only reason it’s not 100% of the time is not everyone is that good at paying attention.

When I first started on tsu I was learning all about it and trying to do all the maximums and I was getting involved in a lot of activity and a lot of notifications came my way. I am sure there are at least one or two people who gave up trying to get my attention, but lots of them did get my attention because they were positive and polite and unique.

Because I’ve got to go shopping with my son (Christmas time!) I’m going to continue this in another post.

If you haven’t joined tsu, here’s my LINK.

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Mid-December tsu Results

Today my commentary comes after the data.

Here are the results of my tsu game this week and three previous weeks:

Week ending Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

427 Friends
318 Followers
10748 Views
1015 Likes
375 Comments

8 Children
7 Children of Children

Total 15 Children (Including Their Children/Generations)

Week ending Sunday, November 30th, 2014

1098 Friends
611 Followers
23209 Views
2499 Likes
768 Comments

9 Children Direct
20 Children Total

Week ending Sunday, December 7th, 2014

2531 Friends
929 Followers
55132 Views
7008 Likes
1288 Comments

9 Children Direct
22 Children Total

Week ending Sunday, December 14, 2014

4822 Friends
1158 Followers
98988 Views
13259 Likes
1812 Comments

10 Children Direct
26 Children Total

*INCREASES over 12/07/14 TOTALS*

2291 Friends
229 Followers
43856 Views
6251 Likes
524 Comments

1 Child Direct
4 Children Total

Financial Results

12/9
$0.62

12/10
$0.44

12/11
$0.62

12/12
$0.64

12/13
$0.72

12/14
$0.48

12/15
$0.53

My account total is currently:

$12.30

Weekly Totals:

Week ending 12/14 (Paid on 12/15)

$4.05

Week ending 12/07

$4.33

Week ending 11/30

$2.42

Week ending 11/23

$1.39

Week ending 11/16

$0.09

One thing that jumps out at me immediately is that my account generated $4.05 this week versus $4.33 last week. Not every week will there be an increase.

There are different reasons that might account for this.

1) Maybe I didn’t comment as much as I did the week before. When we comment, more people see us and that could mean that fewer people checked out my page and fewer followed me. Followers is a difficult number to judge because I will definitely be losing some (while gaining others) as people begin to realize that they don’t have to follow when they are already friends on tsu. All that does is limit the number of people you can follow in the long run because we can only follow 1000 people, so don’t follow if you friend that person! (Also, I was sick this weekend, so I definitely shared less on Saturday.)

2) Perhaps people on tsu simply didn’t click as much this week when they saw an ad. I couldn’t know that unless I saw all the data for tsu and could make a comparison with MY friends and followers.

3) Does tsu’s price for advertising change from week to week with supply and demand? I don’t know the answer to that.

4) Do people naturally interact less when they have been friends on tsu for a couple weeks?

5) Do people interact less because they have more friends and can’t interact with each one as often? This would seem to be a really great argument for not simply friending people who have thousands of friends already. If you have a liberal friending policy as I have had up to this point, keep in mind that someone with 50 friends or less will have fewer profiles in their feed so they are incredibly likely to view your content more often. (Unless tsu somehow adjusts for that, but I don’t think that would be in tsu’s best interest.)

6) Are there just natural fluctuations and the REAL solution is to bring more children to tsu?

I believe that inviting more people to tsu is really the solution. Mateo Garcia of @beNICEmedia definitely contributes to my bottom line. He is the most active of my tsu children and he creates great content! You still have time to friend him!

If you are reading this and you are not yet on tsu, here is my tsu.co/ACrowdFunder link. If somehow WordPress can’t handle that link you can go to tsu.co and give them ACrowdFunder when tsu asks for a code or extension or who invited you!

Gotta go! See you tomorrow and see you on tsu! Come and say hello! 🙂

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Are You Ready To Grow?

Many people SAY that they are ready to grow, but what happens when they are asked to do something different?

Doing something different is unavoidable if you are going to grow personally.
Saying you’ll do something and actually doing it are two different things.

If you answered YES to the question in the title of this post, then…let’s take action!

If you want to be part of a group that’s growing faster, then give me your email in the comment section of this post.

If you can’t figure out how to do that you need to contact me by message or comment on tsu and you can message me your email.

I want 20 people.

First, I want five people. Then five more again and again until I have 20 people.

Will you be one of those people in this group who learns more closely from me?

Would you like your tsu account to be more successful?

Would you like 5000 followers on tsu? (I will be there before Christmas barring a power outage or some structural change with tsu or the internet!)

Would you like to use your tsu account to help another business or venture?

I can’t help everyone directly because I only have so much time.

Let’s start with the first five people. Are you one of them?

Make a comment on this CoachZero blog post like this:

Hi Charlie!

I want to be part of this group that’s growing faster and creating more success with my tsu account and in other areas.

I am ready to work hard and learn to do things that will become habits.

Here is my email – JosephineBaker@imready.com

I promise to respond to the contents of your email within 8 hours of receiving it.

Charlie, thank you for the opportunity!

What are you waiting for? Contact me now! Have an excellent day!

@ACrowdFunder

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Manage Your Expectations

Imagine you’re in the audience and the announcer says, “Please give a warm welcome to the FUNNIEST MAN IN THE WORLD!”

Wouldn’t you have really high expectations? Wouldn’t MOST PEOPLE have really, really high expectations after hearing that introduction!? I know I would.

If you’re sitting in that audience and the comedian comes out and does a good job is it possible that the audience would say he was just ok? Because the expectations are so high after the announcer gives that introduction, it’s almost INEVITABLE that the audience would be disappointed. Who could live up to that?

We don’t want that to happen with OUR EXPECTATIONS OF tsu. That’s why “Manage Your Expectations” is the title of today’s post.

Don’t expect that the financial reward of tsu will just keep going up every day (or even every week).

What we really want is to understand how to best use tsu. There are other benefits to tsu that I won’t go into today, nevertheless, I just wanted to remind you that money is not the only thing we can get from tsu. Money can be ONE way of keeping score if we think of tsu as being like a game.

Here are the results of my tsu game this week and two previous weeks:

Week ending Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

427 Friends
318 Followers
10748 Views
1015 Likes
375 Comments

8 Children
7 Children of Children

Total 15 Children (Including Their Children/Generations)

Week ending Sunday, November 30th, 2014

1098 Friends
611 Followers
23209 Views
2499 Likes
768 Comments

9 Children Direct
20 Children Total

Week ending Sunday, December 7th, 2014

2531 Friends
929 Followers
55132 Views
7008 Likes
1288 Comments

9 Children Direct
22 Children Total

Below are the amounts of the increases (growth) in each total:

1433 Friends
318 Followers
31923 Views
4509 Likes
520 Comments

0 Children Direct
2 Children Total

Just one impact I’ll mention:

IF I continue to add friends at a similar rate then I will have 5000 friends in two weeks or less. My expectation is that WHEN I reach 5000 friends, whether before or after Christmas, I will then start adding followers at a higher rate. Time will tell if that is true.

Now for what many of you are maybe more interested in – the money.

These results are for the week of 12/01/14 through 12/07/14. Please remember that these numbers are posted to my account in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), so last night was the 8th of December and the results posted last night were for the 7th of December.

(I’m writing this on the 8th of December, which will be over in less than three hours based on GMT. Everything clear? LOL)

12/1
$0.41
12/2
$0.55
12/3
$0.64
12/4
$0.67
12/5
$0.67
12/6
$0.75
12/7
$0.64

You can see that I hit a high of $0.75 on the next-to-last day of the week. IF I had expected that the next day I would do better, that is, if I expected that every day the numbers would continue to climb higher, I would be disappointed. By managing my expectations I don’t get bothered when one day brings lower results than another.

What I can do is to seek to learn what I can do to improve my results. One thing that seems to be true is that shares count for more than comments or likes. That means that you and I must create our own content. If I share someone else’s content because I see a beautiful picture from say @Zaibatsu or @Rolla or a quote I like from @beNICEmedia, that’s really good AND we should be doing that. BUT, when WE create something and someone else shares it, I believe that’s worth approximately $0.05 to us. I can’t promise that, and it may be more or less, but that’s what it looks like to me.

Here are a couple Christmas-themed links to posts that I have created that I hope you will share. I would appreciate it. If you believe that I am creating value for you by writing this blog, then it would be wonderful if you shared posts that I have created.

https://www.tsu.co/ACrowdFunder/15069675

https://www.tsu.co/ACrowdFunder/14713917

Finally, how does this week’s financials compare with previous weeks?

I have included my complete financials since I began with tsu because I believe I made some small errors in a previous post. You can see that in the beginning I was getting ZEROS because I wasn’t putting in any or very little effort after enrolling with tsu.

My overall total right now is:

$8.25

This week’s total is:

$4.33

That’s an increase of over 78% versus last week! Put another way, this week’s total is over 178% of last week’s total. My apologies if percentages are not your thing. I believe that not understanding math can hold people back. Ask a friend who knows math better if they can explain it to you better. OR, trust me, this is REALLY GOOD NEWS! Hopefully, my numbers (and yours) will continue to grow. Again, it’s not magic. Do the work and learn how to make adjustments and your numbers will improve as well.

Last week’s total is:

$2.42

Two weeks ago:

$1.39

Three weeks ago:

$0.09

12/08/2014 Royalty distribution $0.64
12/07/2014 Royalty distribution $0.75
12/06/2014 Royalty distribution $0.67
12/05/2014 Royalty distribution $0.67
12/04/2014 Royalty distribution $0.64
12/03/2014 Royalty distribution $0.55
12/02/2014 Royalty distribution $0.41
12/01/2014 Royalty distribution $0.36
11/30/2014 Royalty distribution $0.34
11/29/2014 Royalty distribution $0.24
11/28/2014 Royalty distribution $0.42
11/27/2014 Royalty distribution $0.35
11/26/2014 Royalty distribution $0.40
11/25/2014 Royalty distribution $0.31
11/24/2014 Royalty distribution $0.32
11/23/2014 Royalty distribution $0.42
11/22/2014 Royalty distribution $0.33
11/21/2014 Royalty distribution $0.19
11/20/2014 Royalty distribution $0.07
11/19/2014 Royalty distribution $0.02
11/18/2014 Royalty distribution $0.04
11/17/2014 Royalty distribution $0.03
11/16/2014 Royalty distribution $0.03
11/15/2014 Royalty distribution $0.01
11/14/2014 Royalty distribution $0.01
11/13/2014 Royalty distribution $0.01
11/12/2014 Royalty distribution $0.00
11/11/2014 Royalty distribution $0.00
11/10/2014 Royalty distribution $0.00
11/09/2014 Royalty distribution $0.00
11/08/2014 Royalty distribution $0.00

Whew! Remember to share other’s content 8 times in 24 hours and see if you can share your own content 28 times in 24 hours. I’ve come close to the total of 36 shares, but I haven’t done it yet. I want to do it at least twice this week.

Have a great day!

Have You Done 1000 Likes Yet?

For those of you who read my blog before I got onto tsu, I apologize that tsu is all I’m writing about right now.

Then again, no I don’t apologize. If YOU are not on tsu, you are missing out. If you were on tsu you would understand why we’re putting in so much effort there right now. You can join us there with the link in the upper right of this page. If you can’t find it…Click HERE.

I’m having fun on tsu and yes, there is some work. It took me a little while before I got to 1000 likes in 24 hours and now I’ve done it three different times. Today I got to 1000 likes, 1000 comments and zero (re-)shares left. That’s the second time I’ve done all three.

The more I do it, the more fun it is and it becomes less work because you find out ways to get it done in a style that you enjoy.

For instance, you could go to @Zaibatsu (I’m his tsu child, I think) and @beNICEmedia (nice name! He’s my tsu child, for sure!) and like over 150 posts (shares) each and you’ll probably truly enjoy all the images and really love 50% of them! When you do that you will find that it doesn’t take as long as you thought and now you’ve only got 700 to go in the next 24 hours.

Next you can go to your feed and it’s not hard to knock out 50 or 60 likes every 30 minutes. So, do whatever else you’re doing in your day and come back every half hour to do some likes and a few comments. That’s less than an 8 hour day WHILE you’re doing something else OR you could just spread it out into smaller pieces throughout a 16 hour day.

Just to be clear, I’m not saying that this doesn’t take any time AND I’m not saying that you should only sit there on tsu all day either. You have to interweave it into your life so you can do the things you normally do.

For instance, I just went out the store to get some soup for our son who is sick today. Earlier today I drove my wife to work and I’ve also played with the dogs. Yesterday I got to watch the second-to-last episode of Sons of Anarchy as well as the Daily Show and Stephen Colbert and I played cards with my wife.

You have to experience DOING tsu before you can figure out how it fits into your life. You will do some things that aren’t very efficient and you’ll figure out how to get faster. And, you’ll figure out how to follow the rules.

Because I got an email from tsu I make sure that all my comments are at least two words long. I don’t want to get banned from tsu because 1) I enjoy it, 2) I’m meeting new people like a filmmaker in NY this morning and a whole lot of new friends in Japan and 3) I really think that in the LONG run there is money to be made here.

That being said, you do have some work to do and you do need to be patient.

You also have to be willing to learn.

I never used to put hashtags on stuff unless I was using Twitter. Now I’m experimenting and I’m also using @ to let people know that I’ve shared something. I’ve even started to find Beatles fans who want me to @ them when I share Beatles stuff. I never used to do that, but I’m learning and USING what I learn.

Some of you are wondering about the numbers and I do think that they are important because at the very least they measure how effectively you’re communicating with large numbers of people. In a sense, the money is a way to keep score of your tsu skill.

I’m sure there are some game players who will love this part of tsu. If you can look at it like a game it can be much more fun! I NEVER imagined liking shares 1000 times in one day before I got on tsu.

Lots of people feel the same way. One guy even made a comment asking if I’m getting any sleep! IF you don’t learn how to be more efficient (that word keeps coming up), you will likely get tired and perhaps give up on making money. There’s nothing wrong with doing tsu just for fun. I think that as long as I’m here I might as well see how I can make money with tsu as well.

You may remember that on Sunday tsu paid $0.36 into my tsu account. I wasn’t sure if maybe I had hit some sort of range and I was going to continue to see deposits in the 24-42 cent range. I’m glad to say that I was wrong. It’s important not to fixate on the financial results one day at a time, but it’s nice to see trends. Here it is:

Sunday $0.36
Monday $0.41
Tuesday $0.55
Wednesday $0.64

If I had to guess I would say that a few people (re-)shared a few of my posts on Tuesday and Wednesday and MAYBE that is the big difference.

If you feel that I’m sharing valuable information with you I would appreciate it if you went to @ACrowdFunder and (re-)shared posts that I HAVE CREATED.

You can tell if it’s mine because there will only be my name Charles Hicks-Moore at the top. When I have shared someone else’s created post it says Charles Hicks-Moore has shared a post. If you’re going to (re-)share my posts, please share the kind I mentioned in the first sentence of this paragraph.

Let me know if you’re a Beatles fan and you want me to @ you when I share Beatles stuff!

Have fun with tsu!

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Help Create A Nice Christmas Surprise For Someone!

Today a guy on tsu requested friendship and I noticed something on his profile. He says he wants FRIENDS all over the world.

WHAT IF WE MAKE IT COME TRUE?

How fast can he get to 5000 friends? Are you willing to help?

[Don’t worry. No one’s asking for money or sheep or gold or anything.]

I posted a song on tsu from ELO and that song is…ALL OVER THE WORLD!

Here’s the tsu link: tsu.co/ACrowdFunder/13485032

There’s video of flash mobs from all over the world AND his tsu NAME!

If you’re willing to help, here’s how we do it:

Send this post to friends and ask them to help. If they are not on tsu, this will be an awesome time to ask or urge them to join you!

Remind them beforehand (when you include YOUR tsu link) that they want to enroll using YOUR link even if they see other links somewhere.

If you’re wondering what to say, I can help you.

[No matter what you say – tell the truth. None of this “We’re both going to be millionaires soon!” stuff. (If you already are a millionaire, congratulations!)]

Hey, Susi! There’s this guy who wants friends all over the world and my tsu friends and I are helping to make it come true. Are you on tsu? Here’s my link! Join us and together we can make his Christmas more fun! If you want more details, check out Charlie’s blog, CoachZero. Here’s the link: http://wp.me/p4zD7w-6r

[If you’re reading my blog very soon after I post, the link won’t be there or down below. The specific link is CREATED WHEN I POST! I’ll be back to add it in a jiffy!]

If you’re inviting someone that you are SURE is already on tsu, that makes it even easier. Just send them this link: http://wp.me/p4zD7w-6r

Thanks for helping!