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Are you on Tsu?

There has been a great deal of talk the last week or so about Tsu, the site that bills itself as the anti Facebook. Unlike Bubblews, which was perhaps the first site to talk about users getting paid for using social media back in July of 2014, Tsu is a genuine social networking platform. It looks a lot like Facebook, but it has some attributes of a more open site like Twitter or Google+ as well. And, of course, the site is monetized so users can earn money through their interactions. So the question of the week is, are you on Tsu? / /

Absolutely I headed over there as soon as I heard about it I am already making decent money on Tsu.

7 votes / 21% 7 votes / 21 %

I just started there, but have not earned anything yet.

10 votes / 31% 10 votes / 31 %

I am thinking about joining Tsu. I am always happy to earn a little extra money, anywhere I can get it.

3 votes / 9% 3 votes / 9 %

I tried Tsu but left. I was not making any money at all.

1 votes / 3% 1 votes / 3 %

What the heck is Tsu?

5 votes / 15% 5 votes / 15 %

Other please explain below

6 votes / 18% 6 votes / 18 %
This poll has received 32 vote(s) so far.

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Comments

CoralLevang wrote on November 5, 2014, 5:58 AM

I tried voting here with "Other," but it did not show up.

I had never heard of Tsu until reading this. It appears that one needs sponsorship, as I tried to sign up on my own and it's asking for a "member's short code." I'd like to get started and see what it's all about.

CoralLevang wrote on November 5, 2014, 5:59 AM

Ah, there it is! (The vote)

LoudMan wrote on November 5, 2014, 6:26 AM

I join I'm @DonPennington there. In 6 days, I've picked up 39 cents. I'm averaging 8 cents cpm thus far. But, they're very new.

Dawnwriter wrote on November 5, 2014, 6:45 AM

I just started there, but have not earned anything yet. I have submitted all my PP posts there but I have no idea how to earn money there.

Dawnwriter wrote on November 5, 2014, 6:46 AM

I am following you there . Do we need $100 to cash out?

LoudMan wrote on November 5, 2014, 7:15 AM

Dawnwriter That's what I hear and, it's on a foreign bank. I'm petitioning them to use PayPal with an image you could share from my profile.
Thanks!

LoudMan wrote on November 5, 2014, 7:17 AM

Dawnwriter Your username there?

kcmaice wrote on November 5, 2014, 7:45 AM

Yes I am a member of Tsu, though I am Not making a "decent" money yet ☺

inertia4 wrote on November 5, 2014, 8:27 AM

Ruby3881 I have been on there since I heard about it. I am earning there already. I have seen many posts there for them to accept PayPal. Who knows, they might do it. I like the site actually.

Feisty56 wrote on November 5, 2014, 9:23 AM

I'm on Tsu and enjoying it thus far. Anyone else who is there and wants to be there can find me Feisty56 . Sebastian Sobczak, the founder of the site, has had interviews where he explains the concept and his vision for the future of the site. I'm impressed with the integrity of it so far -- and I've earned $0.47 just for doing what I would normally do elsewhere.

Feisty56 wrote on November 5, 2014, 9:25 AM

It looks as if Tsu will eventually -- and likely sooner than later -- create something very similar to Paypal. Chances are Tsu members will then receives earnings through Tsu's own platform.

carmela wrote on November 5, 2014, 9:28 AM

yes i am on Tsu! i just signed up yesterday. my bestfriend from India who introduced me to PersonaPaper also sent me an envitation to joing Tsu. i still have not earned a single cent yet. i dont know what to do there yet.

Feisty56 wrote on November 5, 2014, 9:57 AM

You are allowed to post up to 24 new posts per day and share up to 8 posts of others. I've been sharing posts from Persona Paper there and making recruitment efforts too. As of now, you are allowed to make 1000 likes/comments per 24 hours.

maxeen wrote on November 5, 2014, 10:28 AM

I have just signed up and that is all,seems a bit daunting ! Hope it gets more everyday and ordinary though.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on November 5, 2014, 11:58 AM

I've looked into Tsu and might join in the future. Right now I'm swamped with all the irons I have in the fire.

LeaPea2417 wrote on November 5, 2014, 12:15 PM

I did sign up a around a week ago, but have not done much with it as I am still trying to study it and understand how it works.

Ruby3881 wrote on November 5, 2014, 12:40 PM

I sent you a message on Facebook, Coral, so as not to break any rules :)

Ruby3881 wrote on November 5, 2014, 12:40 PM

Yup, sometimes it takes a minute for the vote to register :)

Ruby3881 wrote on November 5, 2014, 12:42 PM

It sounds like you are doing very well for yourself there, Don! My account is only about 36 hours old, so I'm adopting a wait & see approach.

Ruby3881 wrote on November 5, 2014, 2:50 PM

I hadn't heard about that, Deb. Thanks for the info!

WordChazer wrote on November 5, 2014, 3:07 PM

I'm a Twitterati but now you mention 'pay' I might just have to investigate Tsu as well. Someone said you needed an invite? Someone else said that That Other Site is deleting posts about it.

If I'm writing reviews, writing for a monetised site can't be bad...

Ruby3881 wrote on November 5, 2014, 3:48 PM

I found you there! I think just submitting your posts is a good start. I like what LoudMan is doing: he's taking the time to share other folks' PP links. I think that will benefit both him and them :)

Ruby3881 wrote on November 5, 2014, 3:49 PM

I found the graphic and shared it, Don. Yes, PayPal would certainly be more user friendly.

Dewines wrote on November 5, 2014, 10:18 PM

I voted "other". I do not intend to join Tsu because I do not like the way they force you sign up before you can see anything. I do not think that is an appropriate policy for a site that claims to pay its members for their content and subsequent interactions on that content.

acrogodess914 wrote on November 6, 2014, 12:40 AM

I chose other. I am a member of tsu, but I am not making much yet. I've got 20 cents at last count.

BarbRad wrote on November 6, 2014, 3:11 AM

I investigated it, but it's too much like an MLM to me. Those of you who got in on the ground floor may make some money, but it seems too much like a pyramid scheme to appeal to me.

BarbRad wrote on November 6, 2014, 3:15 AM

If you Google the site you can do directly to the FAQ page to find out about it.

Dewines wrote on November 6, 2014, 5:15 AM

It's the content I want to see, not the FAQ.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 6, 2014, 10:20 PM

I headed over as soon as I heard and even though I am making money, I'm not making a lot of money yet. After four or so days, I'm up to three cents. It's my new addiction since bubblews is moving so slow right now.

What I should be doing though is working on a new ms that needs editing, finishing my payroll and heading to bed. But instead, I'm up and traveling around from here to there and yonder.
I'm not on tsu right now for I'm finding the site isn't working like happens in bubble land from time to time.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 6, 2014, 10:21 PM

I didn't realize you were Donald Pennington there as well as your bubbling self. Well, I'll be.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 6, 2014, 10:23 PM

I can answer that one. I don't know much other than not to follow4follow and share4share. I think bubblews taught most of us that at least. You do have to wait for one hundred dollars before cashing out.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 6, 2014, 10:30 PM

While that is pretty much the set up, at least you don't have to purchase anything to make the money. Most businesses are set up that way, just modern mankind chooses not to see it. You have the owners at the top who make a lot more from all the hard work it's employees do. The managers get a cut of the profits, but put in even more hours than the employees. The employees are lucky if they can pay their basic bills, but everyone knows that the longer you work someplace, the more you should be able to bring home, unless there is a freeze on wages or something.

Dawnwriter wrote on November 7, 2014, 1:36 AM

Same as here. I am Dawnwriter there.

allen0187 wrote on November 7, 2014, 9:35 PM

I'm part of Tsu but I haven't earned anything yet there. Kinda confused how the earning system there works. Feel free to add me there, allen0187 .

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 7, 2014, 11:58 PM

I think once people begin to share posts that you either write or find to share, Dawn, then you make money a bit faster than otherwise. After three days I made three cents, basically a penny per day. Once three people shared three of my posts, then I jumped three more cents in one day.

Once you get children, then you begin to make money faster. I don't quite understand why and how, even though I've studied the posts being shared. You make less from your children, but possibly they will share more often your own posts rather than hoping your friends will do more of that.

MarshaMusselman wrote on November 8, 2014, 12:05 AM

I just checked you out there. You shared a post that would be considered spam, I'd recommend that you delete it for you could be deleted along with the person that started that post in the first place.

Just like most sites it's considered a form of spam when a person asks for views, comments, likes or follows and that sort of thing. Tsu isn't a 'get-rich-quick scheme', it takes hard work interacting, posting and sharing with those you find interesting. There is no easy way around that.

CoralLevang wrote on November 8, 2014, 1:30 PM

Okay...just joined there as CocoGypsy but do not know how it all works. I've been getting bells/notifications going off for something, but can't figure it out yet and see no evidence of someone contacting me. It's driving me a bit crazy.

xsnmzmamax wrote on November 8, 2014, 3:03 PM

I just joined here, because of this poll you did.. but I don't get it ; help?

allen0187 wrote on November 8, 2014, 5:32 PM

Thanks for the advice. Going to delete that post now.

Ruby3881 wrote on November 8, 2014, 6:35 PM

It's that you earn a share from anything your children and their children earn. On one dollar, Tsu keeps 10 cents. The other 90 cents go evenly between the user who earned it (45 cents) and their upline (I think it's 33 cents for the parent, and then a smaller share to the grandparent and so on.)

Ruby3881 wrote on November 9, 2014, 4:23 AM

I found you there Lettie, and was happy to see yet another familiar name! It was fun catching up a bit :)

Ruby3881 wrote on November 9, 2014, 4:50 AM

I'm enjoying it too! And I believe I may actually be earning more there than I am here on PP right now....

Ruby3881 wrote on November 9, 2014, 6:59 AM

I saw you there, Abby! I notice you haven't posted much, but I loved seeing the pic of your dog after her stitches were removed :)

Ruby3881 wrote on November 9, 2014, 7:01 AM

I love hearing from other folks who have been on the site longer than I have. So far, it seems a good number are making steady cash :)

Feisty56 wrote on November 9, 2014, 9:43 AM

So far you've found more folks from here there than I've managed to spy. PattyTherre posted yesterday, asking folks who are writers and want to be identified as such to comment. Also, have suggested that those interested in being identified as writers use the hashtag Writer on their posts -- that way we can find one another and perhaps put a group together if folks are interested.

By the way, of all the sites to which I've posted about joining Persona Paper, I've had the best response on Tsu.

kcmaice wrote on November 9, 2014, 9:52 PM

Yes it was, will have to do it again ☺

inertia4 wrote on November 10, 2014, 11:39 AM

Ruby3881 I think so to. But, I like being here just the same. I basically pop in and out of all my sites. I try and keep them all open in different tabs so that I can jump in and out. But I do want to dedicate time to each for what they are.

Ruby3881 wrote on November 10, 2014, 6:38 PM

Tsu is a very different site from Persona Paper. It can't replace a writing site like this, but since I've been feeling pretty low energy the last few days I'm spending more time there. It's a "fast and easy" site :)

Ruby3881 wrote on November 10, 2014, 6:38 PM

Are you feeling a bit more settled now? I was a bit lost at first, too!

inertia4 wrote on November 10, 2014, 7:13 PM

Ruby3881 I know its a different site. But we can use TSU as a tool to promote our links. I like it there. I am trying to find some time to actually spend on there and interact.

Ruby3881 wrote on November 11, 2014, 8:01 PM

Have you added some friends or followed some people who interest you? You need to do that to have content in your news feed, the same as you need to follow folks here on Persona Paper in order to have content in your notifications stream here :)

Ruby3881 wrote on November 11, 2014, 8:07 PM

I can't wait! But for now, I'm going to see if I can find some new content from you right here on PP :)

Ruby3881 wrote on November 11, 2014, 8:54 PM

I didn't realize there were like limits now, Deb! It also bears saying that any unused shares can be converted to original posts.

idyll wrote on November 12, 2014, 2:57 AM

As I voted, I like to explore what is tsu as I want to earn extra money from everywhere as much as I can :)

Ruby3881 wrote on November 13, 2014, 9:57 AM

I try to look at it this way: if I can get paid on one site to do what I'm already doing elsewhere, then I simply begin moving my activities to the site that pays. It doesn't take any more time than setting up an account and finding a few friends on the new site...

Ruby3881 wrote on November 13, 2014, 10:04 AM

Well, I'm @Willowyfe on Tsu and I believe you just followed me! I've also sent you a friend request, which allows you to post on my wall and see any content that's marked just for friends emoticon :smile:
Everyone on Tsu has a green button for following, just like here on PP. And there's another one for sending a friend request, which I reserve for folks I already know and trust (e.g. friends from other sites.) You just click the button to follow (unilaterally) or to send a friend request (which must be accepted by the other person) and you're off to the races!

Ruby3881 wrote on November 13, 2014, 10:08 AM

It works pretty much the same as Facebook. You earn your royalties based on advertising revenue, the same as we do here. Post interesting content and people will want to view, like, and comment on it. Some will even share it with their friends and followers. And that all earns you money :)

Ruby3881 wrote on November 13, 2014, 12:31 PM

Yes, you need to use a short code (essentially someone else's username - like mine is Willowyfe.) That may change in time, though. I think they're just trying to grow the site carefully, to avoid the pitfalls that have happened elsewhere.

The other site deleted posts that had referral links in them, as that violated their TOS. People should have known better...

Ruby3881 wrote on November 13, 2014, 12:32 PM

Check out Tsu posts by Feisty56 . She's been trying to help us all find one another there, and doing a fabulous job of promoting PP too :)

Ruby3881 wrote on November 13, 2014, 12:36 PM

To be honest, that part didn't bother me. I can see where it might help them to have the content accessible to the public, but I suspect that asking people to sign up before they can view content is a temporary measure designed to keep their traffic flow manageable while the site is growing.

Ruby3881 wrote on November 13, 2014, 12:37 PM

BTW, I should apologize for leaving out a straight "No, not interested" option for this poll!

Ruby3881 wrote on November 13, 2014, 12:40 PM

How are your earnings now, Lisette? I am at 38 cents, and I think I'm averaging about 5.5 cents a day just from posting a few links and writing a couple of status updates. I comment and share a bit, but I'm not spending hours at a time doing it.

WordChazer wrote on November 13, 2014, 2:16 PM

Oooh, is that an invite? Thank you, if so. I like to keep my options open on websites these days because there have been so many big names which have gone down over the last year or so. I also write a LOT of reviews and the more sites I can spread them over, the better, because people won't get bored then.

kcmaice wrote on November 13, 2014, 2:41 PM

Yes Ruby3881 I will get my rear (or fingers in this case) moving ☺☺