02 November 2014

{For Bloggers} Have You Heard of Tsu?

I'm no expert on social media strategy--if I were, I would have been more successful at growing a blog audience, right? Yet social media is a part of all of our lives, especially so if we are bloggers.

Just since mid-October, I've been hearing more and more about a relatively recent start-up in the world of social media, and this is one site that I actually think has the potential to be pretty cool.

Tsu: Profitable Social Media for Bloggers


The premise behind this site seems similar in many ways to the ubiquitous Facebook. You create a profile, and can post status update, photos, and share links. However, there's a major difference--on Tsu, you do not "sign away" the rights to any of the content that you create on the site. You remain the owner of your own content. In addition, their profit model means that individual profiles receive a share of the profits that their content brings in.

You know how most websites show ads alongside content? Tsu does this, too, only they've developed a model where each user earns a portion of the ad profits that their content brings to the site. Like Adsense, which I know many in the blogging world are familiar with, you have to reach $100 before payout, but if your content is attracting interactions from your friends and followers, the cents will continue to add up.

I thought that this site seems tailor-made for bloggers, who, on the whole, really like the idea of getting paid for the awesome content we create on a regular basis.

I don't think the site has really taken off yet, as there still seem to be relatively few people using it, but I think the idea has a lot of potential, and there's great benefit to signing up early for Tsu: they have designed the site so that you can only sign up through another person's profile, and the person who they signed up through will earn a percentage of what those who sign up through them will earn.

I hope I explained that as clearly as possible. Money matters are not my area of expertise, but I think the gist of it is, if you think this site sounds interesting, you should sign up through my profile and start getting all social and making the both of us some money!

What do you think about the role social media plays in the lives of bloggers?
On the other hand, what's your opinion of blogging/social media-ing for profit?


  1. Sounds interesting, I recently heard of another website that does similar stuff like Tsu, its called Guide Central. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for sharing this. I got the invite and signed up but that's about it.

  3. I'd been researching this myself (and thought 'wow, this looks like it has great potential' and was looking for someone to invite me! I'm going to sign up now - thanks! [May have to wait, however, until I've transferred to - will take a look at the instructions now....]

  4. This is cool - I've never heard of it. I'm apart of the BlogHer ad network so not sure if this will be a problem. I'll look into it :) Have a great one Rachel! -Iva

  5. I've never heard of this! But I trust your recommendation, so I might have to check it out.

  6. Looks like a cool site! I think I'm going to check it out!
    Melanie @

  7. That sounds like a really interesting site and the way things should be going in the future. I think bloggers as a whole spend a lot of time on their content and companies are starting to realize the value of their endorsements. This is a great way to give bloggers a bit of the revenue that they bring in. Thanks for sharing--I'm going to check it out!

  8. Oh, how neat! I will check it out!

  9. Thanks for sharing your take on this. Signed up - interested to see if/how it changes how we monetize content.

  10. I've been hearing a lot of buzz about Tsu, but wasn't sure what it was. Thanks for explaining it! I'm not sure I need another form of social media, but the concept is really cool and it could be worth it! I'm going to look into it. Thanks for joining us for Hump Day Happenings.

  11. I signed up and I intend to give it a go. So we'll see how it works out. I found you on Teach Me Tuesdays. So glad I did. I hope you will take a look at my blog as well. To your success.

  12. a classmate of mine started tsu! find me @vixen or catherine gacad.