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Posting for a pittance at tsu

  1. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 22 months ago

    What a waste of time and effort posting at Tsu is don't you agree?
    I spent three weeks there and didn't earn a cent so quit wasting my time.
    I am amazed at all the messages I get at Facebook and by email promoting the site.
    Has anybody really made any money there?

    1. christin53 profile image81
      christin53posted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I joined a few weeks ago and haven't earned a cent either. It seems you can't earn anything unless you get lots of people to sign up and then you earn from them. It seems like one of those pyramid schemes to me.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      It's a pyramid scheme - the only way to make money is to get lots of sign-ups.  So naturally there are lots of people trying frantically to get sign-ups and willing to tell lies to get them.

      1. Bard of Ely profile image87
        Bard of Elyposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        It is a lot of work with no guarantee of anything!

      2. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 22 months ago in reply to this


    3. Don Bobbitt profile image93
      Don Bobbittposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      As someone said, it is a very clearly defined Pyramid scheme where you get a very defined share of your followers (children, etc. are the titles used) income.
      But, I did join because it was recommended by a fellow Hubber, Glenn Stok.
      He is a very sharp techie and he has written a lot of great articles to help his fellow Hubbers.
      He, recommended it because of the very fact that with the pyramid payout system, over the long run, a person with a large following, who are good writers themselves, should make a decent base income from the site.
      I joined, but I backed off and have let the site sit for a few weeks. The reason is that about half of the ones sending me stuff seemed to be more hustlers than writers, photographers, poets.
      I will creep back in a week or so, but now with a jaded view of the masses who all think they are going to make their fortunes overnight there.

      You see, with Tsu, the trick is to get followers, but you really want other creative followers that will be around for a while, not the collection of crazy people out there now.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
        The Examiner-1posted 22 months ago in reply to this

        I read a Hub which was promoting it but I checked out reviews about it and looked at their site & I had watched a video on their site. I read between the lines and got the feeling that they were trying to gather new members at the present so that in the future - when they had enough members - they would turn things to get money from the members before paying them.

    4. peachpurple profile image79
      peachpurpleposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I have joined tsu for a month, earned one cent over 700 views, not earning , just a social media, i m thinking of giving up bubblews, my payout has been delayed over a hundred days

    5. Don Bobbitt profile image93
      Don Bobbittposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      BTW everyone!
      Numerous complaints from newbies on TSU about photography theft.

      1. Arachnea profile image85
        Arachneaposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        That's why I've started using an obnoxious watermark on my images. There is now an option to report the theft of images and such right from the post they're in.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 22 months ago

    HP really is the only content site worth messing with these days. However, if someone wants to dispute that, I'd like to hear it. The internet is always changing.

    1. Bard of Ely profile image87
      Bard of Elyposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I agree with you that HP is the only site worth bothering with now and that is why I am back! Bubblews is floundering badly now.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        I so totally gave up on Bubblews... In fact, what with the reneged August Redemption and their new so-called commission structure, I deleted all 400+ of my posts there; they certainly weren't earning me anything. I now have enough drafts for use on my websites to keep me busy for months.

      2. NateB11 profile image93
        NateB11posted 22 months ago in reply to this

        I agree, too, Bubblews is not worth it anymore. Used to get paid fairly well for external views, now I figure it'll take me 6 months to reach a payout. Plus, haven't been paid a couple times. And you have to wait two months to get paid after you redeem. Not good.

        Also going to recommend not writing at Milk the Blog. I impulsively tried the site out and I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get paid for the posts I've already published there.

        I am sticking with Daily Two Cents, however. Half a cent for a view and you get paid after you reach $5. My earnings are starting to pile up there steadily.

        Of course, sticking with HP; been pretty good to me so far.

  3. colorfulone profile image86
    colorfuloneposted 22 months ago

    I have not joined, been waiting to hear if it would be worth investing any time there.

    A friend of mine said posting photos tends to get more comments and shares.

  4. CassandraCae profile image90
    CassandraCaeposted 22 months ago

    I earned  5 cents in one day but I have given up over there.  I have been concentrating on my own blogs (I have 2) and adding a little here and there to this account.  I get just as much here as I did at bubblews so I am not complaining.

  5. Arachnea profile image85
    Arachneaposted 22 months ago

    I'm enjoying my time on Tsu. You get what you put into it. If you read the faq, you'll find participation is a major catalyst to earn, building your network is another. There's at least one really active person on there that has already received more than one check from Tsu after only a few months. It's not get rich quick, but it does earn. I don't mind letting that pot simmer while I use it to my advantage. It's a great way to drive traffic to my other social media pages.

  6. Dale Hyde profile image85
    Dale Hydeposted 22 months ago

    It is simply a social media site.  Folks make it for what it is.  You wanna get rich, go somewhere and get a real job. HP is not too much above Tsu these days or Bubblews as far as pay goes, lol.  Call it for what you want.

    If course I am not one of the "forum experts" who weigh in with their authoritative voice on each and every thread posted, lol!

  7. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
    LuisEGonzalezposted 22 months ago

    You are not going to get rich from Tsu. I joined a couple of months ago and have earned a few dollars. It does take participation and interaction. But I mainly use it to drive views to my articles plus to other sites and unlike Facebook at least I get something for the effort.

  8. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 22 months ago

    I admit I was mainly posting at Bubblews for the past year and was making money there on a regular basis but only IF I was active on the site. With HubPages I was getting payouts too and that was passive income most of the time. Nowadays you can spend hours on Bubblews just to make a dollar and at tsu you can spend weeks and make nothing. I have tried RedGage and Wizzley and InfoBarrel and made nothing on these. I know which is the best site if you want money for your writings and I am on it now!

  9. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 22 months ago

    Sounds like Bubblews Part II: The Sequel. I think I'll pass....

    1. Jayne Lancer profile image91
      Jayne Lancerposted 22 months ago in reply to this


  10. daisydayz profile image88
    daisydayzposted 22 months ago

    I haven't heard of tsu, but I've been out of the writing circuit for quite a few months now. I did Bubblews a lot at the start of the year, before they changed to $50 payout and then the revamp and now new rules again. Had about 7 payouts before the overhaul of the site, but now realised that I'm making next to nothing when I post, so have pretty much given up.

    HP has been the best all round for me over the last 2 years. The passive income is far better than anywhere else, and I have continued to earn all year even though I have been too busy to actually write anything new most of the year. I'm hoping to get back here in the New Year but will have to see how the business is going, and the work/life balance.

  11. Arachnea profile image85
    Arachneaposted 22 months ago

    I've already replied to this, but I wanted to share another way of using Tsu that I've found. So, I guess I'm not gonna jump on the Tsu downer wagon. I was a skeptic, however, when it was first mentioned here on HP a few months ago.

    Now, it's great for driving traffic to other social media and networking. There are several youtube video interviews of  the CEO for Tsu Sebastian Sobczak out there. There are also some well written articles from major news reporting agencies out there as well. It's the model of how this particular FBèsque social media site works. Besides, whether it's a penny or a dollar or more, I like seeing the meter at the top of the page showing that I'm gonna get something back from my efforts on that site. Efforts equaling time spent, of which I have little to spare. I feel strongly that it's the combination of social media sites which will, down the road, be of monetary benefit to me.

    I find that it's also the perfect place to make posts in which I include affiliate links. Basically, when I sign up to social media these days, I ask myself what can it do for me that the ones I already use can't?

  12. Arachnea profile image85
    Arachneaposted 22 months ago

    There is an individual on Tsu who posts frequently and regularly. He has posted pics of the checks he's received and is generous with information on how to succeed on Tsu (he and a few others I've found). It's not just the views that earn, it's the interaction and your own posts to your page.

    But, I have to admit that works for one person may not work for another. It's best to admit something doesn't work for me personally than to poo-poo it and tell everyone else that they shouldn't participate either. I realize I should be careful to not jam this or anything else down anyone's throat so I want to clarify that I'm providing reasons why it works for me, but I understand that my approach to using it may not be consistent with how someone else wants to use it.

    The money, I'm not expecting to become wealthy over night, is just a little incentive to use Tsu over FB exclusively and a few others that have have used. That said, I have found a few affiliate programs that are truly passive. You sign up, post a link and don't do anything else to earn, except maybe drive traffic to your page.

    If you do join Tsu, stop in and say hello, ask me questions and I'll help you get started. I'll share the names of other people on Tsu who post great info on using Tsu and becoming successful.

    1. PinoyMom profile image78
      PinoyMomposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      What I'm doing is that I'm sharing my blogs on Tsu. I earned .10. I rarely post images since they have some copyright issues over there but the good thing is that you'll gain more readers depending on your interaction with the members. Earning is slow over there but sharing is fast.

      1. Arachnea profile image85
        Arachneaposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Since earnings also come from interaction, as you increase your network, you'll also earn. You earn a fraction of the earnings from other people you bring to Tsu as well. The breakdown of earnings is interesting and it's provided in the faq.

  13. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 22 months ago

    I'm not aware of any rules on sharing stats on Tsu. So here goes.

    I have 44 children. I have 1,010 people in my network. I have 1,305 followers.

    I have so far made a grand total of $16.

    On the plus side, I haven't logged in for a month and I still get 12-40c per day, so I figure I'll just leave it and cash out once a year. Like I do on some of my smaller Hubpages accounts. smile

    1. Bard of Ely profile image87
      Bard of Elyposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      That is the largest amount I have heard that anyone has made there but it doesn't tempt me to have another go. It is simply far too much work for a very small reward.

    2. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 21 months ago in reply to this

      I'm kind of thinking the same way for Bubblews. Even if I'm not active there, I can probably cash out every six months; then there's the waiting to receive payment. So, every 8 months, probably, get paid.