Why Aren’t You On Tsu?

Before I begin I just want to say to my tsufamily, “Take today’s post off because it’s for people who are NOT on tsu yet! Take a walk. It’s good for you!”

Let’s get to it.

Do you want:

To leverage social media to help your business, project or enterprise?

Have fun in a more positive atmosphere?

Post stuff that actually gets liked and even commented upon and SHARED!

Have a Facebook-like experience that’s more like in the beginning when it wasn’t cluttered by so much stuff?

Use hashtags like on Twitter, but have them lead to a page that’s full of beautiful images instead of overwhelmed by text?

These are all good reasons to join tsu.

Here’s a great one:

When you post on tsu, YOU OWN what you post. Check the other sites and read the small print. When you post on Facebook or Twitter, that website owns your content. (Even after you die, which could be weird for your friends and family later on.)

Here’s another great reason:

tsu shares revenues with you, the user.

I doubt that anyone will get rich on tsu, even if they use it 18 hours a day.

But, a lot of people will get $100 or $200 in a year or two. Some will even get $500 or $1000 because they have invited so many active people onto tsu.

You can join me on tsu now!

Click the link in the upper right that says Join Me On tsu!

I expect my first $100 check will come between August and November. Like I said, it’s not a lot, but it’s not ZERO, either. (I will keep you posted on my check, too. Right now my tsu account has $21.70 in it.)

How much does Facebook pay you to use it? Twitter? Instagram? Pinterest? Vine? Do I need to go on?

I am sharing the financial information in order to be thorough, but the OTHER reasons listed above are why you want to join tsu. Look at the check you earn a year from now or more as a nice little bonus.

Also, if you REALLY, REALLY don’t care about the money you can give it away to charity. I know that Charity Water is one of the nonprofits that tsu supports, so if you accumulate $2.00 and you simply want to donate it, tsu is also a payment platform. Just click buttons to send the $2.00 that tsu paid you to Charity Water or whichever other nonprofit tsu supports. (I’m even looking into whether I can have a local nonprofit in the mix, so to speak. That way I can get members to join and they can donate their earnings if they choose.)

What is the best reason to join tsu?

In MY opinion, if you want to have a more enjoyable experience online and you’re ok if tsu sends you a check in a year or or so and you like to interact with people online, then you should definitely join!

tsu requires you to follow someone’s invitation to join, so…

Click the link in the upper right that says Join Me On tsu!

Enjoy the internet again!

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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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Keep Tsu In Perspective

This week’s report has some good news and my concern is that too many readers will focus on things they perceive as negative. I’ll start with the dollar figure in my account versus last week. If you view the post from November 24th, you’ll see that I had $0.09 the previous week and that increased to $1.50 by last Monday’s post.

If we look at results from a daily perspective we may find them discouraging. One factor that we MUST keep in mind is that the pennies and dollars that end up in our account come from tsu’s revenue. It’s not magic and it’s not altruism.

We bring value to tsu by our participation and tsu shares 90% with us. That’s generous AND it’s still not Facebook size yet. If tsu has a down day in terms of money that they bring in, then that will affect the SIZE of the pie that tsu shares with us.

My piece of the pie this week is good. It grew from $1.41 last week to $2.42 in the week ending last night. Those individual days look like this – Monday to Sunday: $0.31 – $0.40 – $0.35 – $0.42 – $0.24 – $0.34 – $0.36.

If you saw my posts on my tsu profile or CoachZero.com it’s not hard to guess which amount above represents the day that my buddy and I went up to L.A. to see Fleetwood Mac in concert. (Hint: I didn’t make as much money and that day’s amount REALLY stands out!)

If you expect each day to bring a little bit more money than the day before you’re going to be disappointed. If you believe that you can do the work of making changes to your behavior, then you will likely find that you can increase those amounts week by week or month by month.

THAT second sentence is the stumbling block for many people. “How long do I have to stick with this thing until I get the benefit that I want?” Whether they say that exactly is not important. That’s kind of what many people are thinking.

IF you look at this as a job, you’ll likely be really disappointed.

If you look at it more like a business where you can have some fun and you might get some benefits (value) from places that you didn’t expect, then I believe you’ll be rewarded. BUT, that takes work and that means SMART work or WORKING SMART.

Speaking of unexpected benefits, I have seen my blog traffic increase as a result of posting about tsu AND because of links I’ve shared on tsu. Will I be at 300 or 500 or 1000 views per day in January? Maybe.

Through my experience I hope that you and I will learn how to make the most of this. So don’t be discouraged because neither day this past weekend was a record for me. On a percentage basis, the increase from $0.24 to $0.34 from Friday to Saturday is quite significant. That’s an increase of over 41% and shows that effort matters. I worked hard on those likes on Saturday and hit 1000 by 3:59 pm. Later that day I hit 1000 comments (although that fell on Sunday because of WHEN the day starts – 4 pm my time.)

What did I learn this week?

When you share that you hit 1000 likes in a post on tsu, THAT gets people’s attention in a positive way. Click here to see that post. If you are not on tsu already, you may need to register through my link to read the post. Click HERE to register using my link.

Because I’m running short of time before my meeting this morning I’m going to need to continue sharing about what I learned in a future post. (Probably later today or tomorrow.)

Here are the numbers (except the financial part which I shared in the beginning of this post):

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

These are the amount of the increases (growth in each total)

671 Friends
293 Followers
12461 Views
1484 Likes
393 Comments

1 Child
5 Children

Another way of looking at the numbers directly above is that they represent what actually happened THIS week. I believe that’s encouraging as well because those numbers led to the $2.42 increase during the week. I’ll have to look closer, but my sense is that this means I actually got paid a little bit more for the results I got. My assumption is that what really drives the dollars are likes and comments (and shares). Let’s not forget something that I haven’t mentioned at all. What happens when you or I or anyone of our children advertise OR our children’s children advertise. My guess is THAT is where the big dollars are at.

Whew! I’ll likely be back in less than 24 hours.

Give And Receive Value

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.

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Last week my Tsu numbers looked like this:

60 Friends
36 Followers
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)

Value
$0.09 (9 Cents)

This week’s Tsu numbers:

427 Friends
318 Followers
10748 Views
1015 Likes
375 Comments

8 Children
7 Children of Children

Total 15 Children (Including Their Children/Generations)

Value
$1.50

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!

(Here are some ways to create value.)
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Will Stars Emerge?

As much as possible I’ve decided to do updates about my social media progress on Mondays or Tuesdays from now on.

I’m sure some people might get discouraged when they look at the numbers too often. I’m thinking that over the long run it will be good to see things on a weekly basis and we’re near the beginning of that process. Always remember to keep in mind the long-term perspective. Over time we’ll be able to see week after week after week and that will tell us a story about how I’m doing.

We may also discover benefits we didn’t know were there at the start.

One thing I’m hoping for is for people in the network to do some work themselves. Time will tell. That’s the nature of this type of process which is similar to what network marketers experience. It’s like when an airplane is taking off. You know you’ll be soaring at 30,000 feet at some point, but at this moment you’re still on the runway at close to sea level.

Last time I forgot to include the money earned on Tsu. You may remember on the first post on this subject I mentioned that I had gone from $0.00 to $0.01. My total went from $0.01 last week to $0.09 today. Again, time will tell if this is a multiplying effect, which I doubt, or if it’s merely adding 8 cents a week. I suspect it’s somewhere in between so I expect next week will be somewhere between 17 cents and 27 cents total.

Remember, this is not just about the money. Having more people on Twitter and Tsu will mean that whatever message I’m sending out gets to more people. Here are the rest of the numbers:

Tsu

60 Friends
36 Followers
1928 Views On My Posts
85 Likes On My Posts
14 Comments On My Posts

I Have 6 “Children”
Those 6 Have Zero “Children”

I have been told again that I am at the limit of posting for a particular 24 hour period. As far as I know there is no penalty involved with reaching that limit again and again. You simply aren’t allowed to post until you reach a point where it’s been 24 hours + 1 minute (or second?) since that post which started the clock. I’m pretty sure that Tsu wants to encourage lots of posting – within limits.

Twitter

Following 1569
Followed 1487

Again, remember the value of Twitter. I expect that those who have a negative experience on Twitter are following the wrong people. I have conversations with some that I follow and sometimes I talk with them on the phone or through Skype or something similar.

My accounts are:

Twitter.com/ACrowdFunder
Tsu.co/ACrowdFunder

See you next week for the numbers. How many will be stars?

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Are You Missing The Action?

Recently I found something that I never expected to see and I posted about it a couple days ago.

If you’re like me you like experiential learning. That is, you learn by doing and that’s exactly what I’m doing.

Because I have a Twitter account – @ACrowdFunder and a Facebook account – Facebook.com/BigManWalking I can more fully take advantage of this new Facebook-like site.

The BIG difference is that this site will share profits with us. As I understand it, some of the money will be based upon our activity on the site and the likes and comments we generate. But it doesn’t matter if you or I completely understand it at this point.

BECAUSE, you can post through this site and at the same time you can choose to share that post through Twitter and/or Facebook.

Now any time I’m going to post I ask myself if I should post through this site and have it send the post through Facebook or Twitter. It’s an easy click or two that lights up the icons for Twitter and Facebook. So you can CHOOSE to post just at that site or send the post to all three or anywhere in between.

I can’t see any good reason not to join it, can you?

So, join me at Tsu.co/ACrowdFunder by clicking the link in this sentence.

More about the picture below next time!

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