My Opinion on Tsu - Will You Make Money?

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  1. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 9 years ago

    If you haven't heard of Tsu, it's the "new big thing" in social media, a la a Facebook that pays, with well integrated hashtag system reminiscent of Twitter. In my opinion, it's better than ELLO, the other big new social media platform.

    You will not make a lot of money from Tsu.

    Being me, I had to go explore and see how this all worked, so there is my final statement. With 41 direct referrals (children) and 355 total "grand and great grandchildren", I have some idea of what I'm talking about.

    Tsu are VERY new. They are adding new changes all the time, and are currently majorly cracking down on spammers, adding improvements etc. However unless they get better advertisers on board, I'd be guessing that the current CPM is about 3 cents per 1,000 views. That's a very general guess as they only give us access to our own view counts not our referrals, but that's my best estimate.

    I personally think it's a pretty awesome site. But if you want money, right now, it's NOT the place to go, unless you plan to have a referral network of 100,000 people or get 100,000 views per day, which is unlikely as you need to sign up to view any content on the site and it's not seen by Google.

    So for the time being, my opinion is: It's worth checking out if you are a social media addict (and want an easy place to get followers so you can share your links and get readers), but remember it's a VERY new site and there's a 99% chance you won't make more than a few cents the way it currently works.

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image77
      LuisEGonzalezposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. Right now I am making about 15 cents per day but when compared to what I was making at Facebook...let's see, I think it was about O per day, it's not bad at all.

    2. AudreyHowitt profile image80
      AudreyHowittposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I too agree.  I am there and a lot of my photographer friends are there.  I think it may end up being a good place for back links, but generally speaking, it will take time and effort to make pennies I think

  2. Shorebirdie profile image77
    Shorebirdieposted 9 years ago

    I agree, I'm not making hardly anything.  But, I like the format and I hope the site will continue to be fun, so I will stay there for now.

  3. vocalcoach profile image95
    vocalcoachposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for introducing me to this new social media site.  Will take a look at it but really not interested because of my priorities with my time.

  4. Solaras profile image95
    Solarasposted 9 years ago

    It looks like you need a member's "short code" to sign up.  Who wants to share their short code with me?

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image85
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I'll send you an invite if you like.  I think it's a fun site, but I doubt I'll ever make anything there.  I don't care, though, because I get a few views from it and read some interesting posts there, too.

  5. WriteAngled profile image74
    WriteAngledposted 9 years ago

    Personally, I would not touch it with a bargepole. A site that forces you to join to view its content is not a site to which I wish to belong.

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image77
      LuisEGonzalezposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Then don't join. Pretty simple.

      1. WriteAngled profile image74
        WriteAngledposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I have not.
        I will not.
        And I will tell everyone I know not to.

        1. lovelights profile image82
          lovelightsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Why would you tell everyone you know not to join, if you have not joined, and know nothing about the site? Just seems strange.

  6. Rik Ravado profile image85
    Rik Ravadoposted 9 years ago

    Very helpful review Wrylilt.  One of my concerns is that the minimum payout is $100 and this is paid by $ cheque.  For those of us outside the US a $ check isn't easy to cash and there is a loss to the payee of a bank fee and currency change.

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. I live in Australia and have this issue with Amazon.

      However they only launched on October 14 and the staff are adding improvements continually. So I am sure Paypal will arrive very shortly.

  7. DawnRae64 profile image73
    DawnRae64posted 9 years ago

    I have made only 2 cents and haven't had a single child yet. I can't imagine I'll make any more there but I'm giving it a try.

  8. lisavollrath profile image89
    lisavollrathposted 9 years ago

    I've made a whopping one cent there, but I really only post once a day, and I only follow or friend people in whom I'm actually interested. I'm using it mostly to post artwork, and links to my recipes.

    It's fun, and I like the clean look. I'm not expecting to make bank there, but I always like to jump in and reserve my username whenever a new site looks promising. I did the same with Ello, which is sort of a wasteland right now.

  9. Dale Hyde profile image69
    Dale Hydeposted 9 years ago

    I joined 13 days ago as user DaleH.  Things have been pretty slow there.  I do have six children so far.

    The earnings are certainly not huge, but they trickle in very slowly.  I figure a penny a day for me at this moment in time.

    Two days ago after tweeting a blog post about the site, the site was giving error messages and not loading at all.  Not good when I just sent out a link to have folks pop in and view things.

    It seems to be up and running now at an okay speed.  I hope they get all the technical details worked out as it seems like it will be a pretty decent alternative to Facebook as all that follow you will see every post you make on Tsu and that certainly is not true on Facebook anymore.

    Do I expect to make serious money there?  No, at least not for some time.  Now if I could get all 1,500 or so friends off of Facebook to pop in on my link and join, then I may get some serious monetary return.  That I don't see happening.

    Edit:  Within minutes the site is slow to load again when you switch from your profile to your feed and the "like" buttons are being stubborn at times.

  10. Country-Sunshine profile image77
    Country-Sunshineposted 9 years ago

    @Dale - I signed up using you as a referral, and see that it is indeed a slow moving site! 

    I haven't had the time (or patience) to check it all out, but doubt that any of us will make much money from it!

    1. Dale Hyde profile image69
      Dale Hydeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great!  Glad to see you there.  I had to drop offline for a few as I have some plumbing issues...well, the house has some plumbing issues!  I will pop over there in a few and check you out. smile

  11. sparkster profile image83
    sparksterposted 9 years ago

    This exact website and model has been done before - the site was literally no different whatsoever from Tsu except for the colour - and it failed miserably and closed down.  I'm not saying that will happen with Tsu, but I signed up not so long ago and to be honest I am not impressed.  I am actually making good money from my Facebook page (although its not FB paying the money) - as I said on Bubblews (which has gone downhill fast) yesterday, I may aswell just go back to Facebook - that's where the money is for me at the moment.

  12. relache profile image67
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    Check it out, this web article about Tsu From back in October says it's just like Bubblews. … 7-million/

    And we all know how happy everyone here is with Bubblews, don't we?

  13. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 9 years ago

    I wouldn't touch it with a Teflon coated bargepole with a condom on the end.

  14. pumpkincat210 profile image61
    pumpkincat210posted 9 years ago

    If it is successful, now would be the time to join since it is very new.  It only has 2 million users versus over 1 billion with facebook.  You make money off of people sharing your original content and the members you invite and they invite.  The chance of getting the username you want is good because of the relatively small amount of people and you are allowed 2 as a personal and the other as a business.  Use the business account for a niche subject.
    It's definitely a more positive atmosphere than facebook and the users are encouraged to interact with everyone.  I'm giving it a shot.

  15. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 9 years ago

    A new site offering early joining opens every single day. If 2million have already joined being one of the early adopters is a ship that has already sailed.

    Bottom line: I use my time in efforts likely to earn at least minimum wage over a two year window -- Tsu is not one of those sites

  16. Jesus Baray profile image61
    Jesus Barayposted 9 years ago

    So, which option would you recommend to earn money online?

    1. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That depends on what skills you have to offer or are willing to develop.  Top options might be freelancing, paid blogging or forum posting, writing ebooks or books in general, creating stock photography, and in terms of content sites--this one right here.

      1. Jesus Baray profile image61
        Jesus Barayposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Done all that sad the only thing that have (sort-of) worked to me are surveys

        1. psycheskinner profile image83
          psycheskinnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Its a matter of learning the tricks to make it work better.  Just like with content writing, most venues suck and even the good ones take a certain appraoch.

          I do very well out of ebooks but you don't learn how to write a commercially viable book overnight.

  17. TheDragonBringer profile image92
    TheDragonBringerposted 9 years ago

    TSU seemed to run OK until I upgraded to Lollypop. It might just be my device, but now I have all kinds of errors with TSU. Swagbugs does not load corectlly either. I won't be rolling back, so Swagbucks and TSU will be no go zones until their sites work with my devices lollypop. Disapointments really, but the GREAT news is that Hupages works better than ever. I guess it is a sign to just focus on what works. I wish I understood why upgrading my Android operating system is having this effect on some sites.


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