Finding Your Tsu-ccess: A Social Media Tsu-torial
Tsu.co is a great new social networking site that pays 90% of its advertising revenues to the users who create the content. While that sounds like a lot of money, earnings on Tsu tend to trickle in slowly for most users. Many have been on the site for weeks and complain they have yet to earn anything. Others are still just at a few pennies. It's discouraging, especially when they see power users reaching their first $100. It seems random, and maybe even unfair.
If you've been on Tsu for weeks and you still aren't making much money, you can probably increase your earnings significantly if you just change the way you use the site. First of all, remain active and be consistent. Visit the site daily and keep up your effort, even if it feels you are moving at a snail's pace.
Other things that could help are listed here below:
Post original content
Most of the posts I see on Tsu are either shares of someone else's content, or graphics people obviously pulled off the internet. No commentary, no idea why the person related to this content or what they want the reader to take away with them. Just maybe a couple of tags that they hope will increase their page views.
If you want to get real traffic, post real content. It's just that simple.
Post your own words. And if you really want to share that inspirational quote, at least create your own meme! Take some time to find a licensed graphic, give credit to the creator. Spend some time on it. Put some care into it. Your own original content is what's going to bring people to your profile, and it's what will keep them coming back.
Tsu is a very social site, so if you want to succeed there you have to be social. Post an avatar. Fill in your bio and put up a cover picture. Nobody wants to interact with a “greenhead!”
Once you have a presence, you need to reach out to other users and give them something to see when they come to visit you. So do generate some original content, as above. And also take the time to both write and respond to comments.
Try doing it in whole sentences. Really. Because one-word comments like, “Nice!” or “Cool,” are about as engaging as one-line posts that do more to note the time of day that you posted, than to communicate any thought you might have had at the time.
Vary your activity
It's important to remember most people are not going to see your content in real time as you post it. So give some thought to how it's going to look as somebody scrolls through your content. If they see ten or twelve shares in a row, they're going to get the impression that you don't create any of your own content. The same goes for posting photos: even if they're your own work, if you just post photo after photo with no text beyond a few tags, people will think you have nothing to say.
So try to mix it up a bit! If you share a post, follow it up with something you've created yourself. And don't share too many posts from the same user in a row. Try also to alternate between posts that focus more on text, and posts that have a more visual component or a video. That shows your reader that you're versatile!
Don't be afraid to be selective
I actually switched off the option to receive friend requests on Tsu, because dozens of total strangers were bombarding me with requests. Most hadn't so much as left me a like or comment. That type isn't going to visit your content again, so why waste a follow or friend slot on them?
At the time of writing I have 57 friends, 277 followers, and 11,190 views on my content. It doesn't take a huge following to get good traffic. Honestly, I've seen people with twice and even ten times the number of friends and followers, who are getting the same number of page views I am. Obviously it's not about the numbers, as much as it is about how engaged your friends and followers are. So choose carefully! Only friend and follow people who are consistently interacting with others on Tsu.
Want more tips?
If you are on Tsu, feel free to look me up @Willowyfe (and if you aren't you can join using my short code!) I'm always happy to help other users along.
Additionally, the graphic below is the welcome message I send to all my new children and their children. It contains some tips that could help you improve your earnings.
This post is my Tutorial entry for Dawnwriter 's A-W Category Challenge
Image credit: Both images are my own creations, and may be freely shared with attribution as follows below
Image Credit » Kyla Matton Osborne aka Willowyfe (CC BY-ND 4.0)