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!

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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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I Achieved 1000 Likes On Tsu In 24 Hours. Now What!?

This morning I woke up around 9:15 after going to see Fleetwood Mac at the Forum in Los Angeles last night with a good friend I’ve known since high school. The first thing I want you to notice is that I went out and had fun. Both of us had never seen Fleetwood Mac before and it would be the best concert either of us has seen all year except that we saw Paul McCartney with my wife and his daughter at Petco Park in September. THAT was the greatest concert we have ever been to in our entire lives. I know I’ve been going to concerts since I was at least 18 and maybe younger. So Paul McCartney was the greatest show in over 33 years. I shared that because I believe that it’s important to both work AND play.

When I woke up and checked on my Tsu account this morning I found that the likes, comments and views were the worst they’ve been in a while. Last night my account only added 24 cents so I knew that would mean I would have two low days in a row if I didn’t do something.

That’s when I decided to see if I could get to 1000 likes today. What I forgot at the beginning is that Tsu has a rolling 24 hour period. So at 3:59 pm California time today I had counted to 890 likes and Tsu said I could not like anymore because I had liked 1000 times in the last 24 hour period. I had forgotten that I was liking (and commenting and sharing) on Tsu yesterday from around 4 pm until I left at nearly 5:30 to drive to my friend’s house and go to the concert.

Two things about this. One, I want to remind you that Tsu starts their day at 4 pm my time (or close to that) which is Midnight Greenwich Mean Time, a world-wide standard. So I was thinking in terms of Tsu’s close of business for today. Two, I had coincidentally started a period of using Tsu at almost exactly 4 pm yesterday, which is why I hit 1000 likes at 3:59 pm. But that was just a coincidence. Your rolling 24 hour period is continually moving. I just found out a little while ago that I could like a little. We’ll see when Tsu stops me when I get done with this post. I assume they must give us a little extra leeway, because last night at this time we were sitting in our seats waiting for Fleetwood Mac to come on stage.

What did the 1000 likes do for my account?

Remember that my numbers were looking really bad before 9:30 this morning. By the time Tsu closed the day at 4 pm I had the most views I’ve ever had in one day – 2652! I also had the 4th highest like total – 178 – with 210 being my all-time high 2 days ago. My comments were tied for the 4th highest total I’ve had at 59. That all-time high was 5 days ago at 91.

In about 150 minutes I’ll know the financial result, but I want to mention that Tsu is NOT all about money. I keep meeting great people and I am learning to especially like the people who re-share my posts.

Tonight a guy who has thousands of friends and followers told me that he believes shares are most important financially. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I do think shares are important. My guess is that they do contribute SOMETHING to our ultimate paycheck, but they are also an indication that people TRULY LIKE our posts enough to share them with their friends or with everyone.

I know that I would definitely appreciate it if anyone reading this post were to go to my Tsu page at https://www.tsu.co/ACrowdFunder and find one or two of MY posts (not necessarily something that I have re-shared from someone else) and re-share them on your Tsu page. There is likely SOMETHING that I have posted that you like, so take a look around. If you then came back to this blog and commented that you shared, well, that would be awesome. If you feel that I have provided you with some value on this blog I would really appreciate you giving me that little bit of value in return.

Let me leave you with this. IF sharing really is important (and I think it may be) and you want people to share your stuff, that means you need to create your own content. I created a limerick and I’m going to make a better presentation for it. (You can find it if you look back a couple of days.) Can you take pictures or your dog or sunsets or flowers? Are you funny? Are you good at using words to motivate? Use your creativity and come up with something. The more you practice, the easier it will become and soon you’ll be able to create a dozen or more things a day that other people can re-share.

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Another TsuDay, Another TsuDollar

The headline of this post is not literally true for me yet. I’m rushing to get this post done before today’s numbers pop into my Tsu back office. It’s still hours away, but I feel like I’ve been trying to actually get down to writing this for hours.

Tsu is a little bit addictive. But that’s a good thing if you’re going to make money at it. If Tsu commands your attention then it will likely do the same for many of the people you bring to Tsu and for those who follow and friend you.

Yesterday I was surprised when at around 10:15 pm California time I saw the numbers change from 75 cents to $1.17 in a flash. If you read previous posts you’ll see that two days ago my TOTAL was 42 cents and yesterday the INCREASE was 42 cents. That’s exciting.

As I watched my back office today I noticed a few things.

First, it looks like the day ends around 4 pm California time and that’s Midnight Greenwich Mean Time or GMT. GMT is a world standard so it makes sense to me that that’s when the day ends. I’m sure it takes several hours to crunch the numbers which is why I saw the change around 10:15 last night.

Second, not only can you see graphs of the totals of your views, likes and comments, but you can scroll down and see how the last 30 posts are doing. It says “Last 30 Days” and that’s incorrect for now. It’s really your last 30 posts.

Third, I had my two highest counts on views and comments and my second highest count on likes.

What does it mean? That’s a good question.

If the revenue that Tsu generated today remains the same as yesterday, then I expect to get at least 48 cents. I could be surprised though.

I’ll see in a few hours.

Join me on Tsu by clicking here.

Tsu Lessons

Now that I’m used to creating content and interacting on Tsu every day I have learned a couple things and I’ll continue to share more lessons in the future.

1) Never post about how Tsu won’t let you comment because you’ve maxed out for this particular rolling 24 hour period. I did that today and it may have been a coincidence, but not long after I made that announcement I found that no one was commenting. Maybe it was just because it was Saturday morning or maybe there are just some things we don’t want to share on Tsu!

Visit here to see what I said when Tsu gave me back the ability to comment:

https://www.tsu.co/post/9297864

If you haven’t joined Tsu yet, you may need to before you can view it.

Use my wife’s link – http://Tsu.co/MarianneEarlywine or mine – http://Tsu.co/ACrowdFunder to join right now!

2) You may find that some activities are more efficient, but not more effective. You may want to comment on a few posts by someone else, but don’t go overboard if you are trying to maximize how you use your time. This morning I decided to comment on 30 or 40 posts by one woman and it was very easy to simply scroll down to the next post time after time.

Did she do the same for me? No. She might have commented once and liked one or two posts. If I had spread out my comments over the next 10 or 12 days, maybe she would have returned the favor most of those days. We’ll see how that turns out but I don’t expect those chickens to hatch, so I won’t count those eggs!

Lastly, my account increased from 42 cents to 75 cents today and I didn’t really expect that. After such a good increase yesterday my account still increased over 78% in value today. So far 33 cents is the high for one day and I think tomorrow will be lower, but I’ve been wrong before. One thing I DO expect is that tomorrow there will be more than 75 cents there.

Why is this exciting? I believe that as I keep inviting people and people keep joining me that that will multiply the effects of what causes my financials to go up. Seems logical.

Still not convinced about how good Tsu will be?

Ask yourself this question-

“How much does Facebook or Twitter pay me to use their service?”

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Tsu Gets My Attention

Earlier this week I read an article by a guy who is skeptical that Tsu will amount to anything because he says so many people are put off by making money for using it properly. WHAT?

Even if he’s right about some people, there are still millions who have no problem getting paid for using a Facebook-like site. Pretty simple. How much has Facebook paid you? Maybe when Tsu was tiny (when WAS that?) that might have been true. Tsu has more than a MILLION users after a month. I joined a couple weeks ago and started posting several days ago about my experience.

This is not a full update and if you want to jump right in, join me on Tsu now by clicking here. Next Monday or Tuesday I will post the full update.

This is only about sense and cents. My total starting yesterday morning was 23 cents. (Remember, we are just getting started with the profit sharing.) In a previous post I said that I expected to be between 17 and 27 cents next week. So I’ve already blown through that! [You might think I’m crazy about pennies unless you’ve read previous posts.]

What I’m really wondering is if this is a one-time thing to increase by 19 cents in one day. It’s not the absolute amount that I’m excited about. It’s the PERCENTAGE INCREASE! My total increased by 82% in one day! I don’t expect that every day, but even if it happens just some of the time, that’s exciting. Think about it.

Join me at Tsu.co/ACrowdFunder.