Many people today don’t realize that you and I give value for value we receive in return. MONEY is stored value, which makes a fair exchange of value easier. That’s all money is. Don’t get wrapped up in other people’s confusing ideas about money.
Money is simply stored value. There are other ways to give and receive value. Money is more convenient.
When I go to the dentist to get a root canal I don’t bring two sheep with me to give him in exchange. It’s much more convenient to give him money or a check or credit card or a new technology which represents money.
If he and I had an agreement beforehand I could give him work for his work. Perhaps he needs some work done on his website or he wants me to teach him how to play poker or he wants me to show up with a few more Christmas carolers to sing outside his home on Christmas Eve.
Whatever he sees value in will work for the exchange AND, money is still more convenient. Please remember to keep in mind that MONEY is simply STORED VALUE. Money is one way of conveniently exchanging value for the value you receive.
Tsu gives us value for doing what we already do. I use Twitter, Facebook AND Tsu. But for now, most of my posts start with Tsu. I send a post through Tsu and sometimes I click the buttons to send it through Twitter and Facebook at the same time. Convenient AND Tsu pays me. Not a lot. Not yet. (I’ll share some data later in this post.)
When you comment on my post on Tsu you are giving me (and Tsu!) value. Take this one, for example:
Thank You For Being A Friend
[If you are not signed up with Tsu, you may need to enroll through a link to view this. Here is my wife’s – https://www.tsu.co/MarianneEarlywine.]
Did you know that when you comment on my post you are creating value not just for me and Tsu, but for you as well?
Here’s one way that we receive value when we comment. Someone sees the comment and they choose to visit your profile and follow you or friend you or like or comment on something you’ve posted or re-posted.
Do you think you are creating more value by commenting or by liking? Hopefully, you said commenting.
Commenting is more visible and therefore, less likely to be OVERLOOKED. Many people are busy. Do you think it’s easier to see a comment or a like?
If it’s easier to see then don’t you think it will be more likely that someone will respond to it? Does that make sense?
What if the comment is only the word “Like”.
There’s nothing wrong with that once in a while, but if that’s the only way you comment what do you think will happen?
I believe that if someone always comments the same way they will see others do the same to them OR people will start ignoring them.
Is that what you would do?
This gets back to value. If you expect someone to comment, is it fair that you ONLY give likes?
Aren’t you expecting someone to give you MORE value in return for the value you are giving?
Is that a FAIR value exchange?
Think about it.
Last week my Tsu numbers looked like this:
1928 Views On My Posts
85 Likes On My Posts
14 Comments On My Posts
I Have 6 “Children”
Those 6 Have Zero “Children”
Total 6 Children (Including Their Children/Generations)
$0.09 (9 Cents)
This week’s Tsu numbers:
7 Children of Children
Total 15 Children (Including Their Children/Generations)
I predicted that at most I would make 27 cents this week. Instead, I made $1.41. That’s very encouraging.
Hang in there. This takes work. This takes creating value for people by commenting and by friending!
As you can see I added over 360 friends last week. There’s a lesson in that activity.
Go forth and do likewise!