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TSU Closes Down: The Social Network Experiment Ends

TSU Closes down leaving several people who were excited about the social network disappointed!

In case you have not heard by now, On the first of August 2016, the CEO and Founder of TSU, Sebastian Sobczak announced that TSU would be closing down.  Folding up its’ operations at the end of the month.  As TSU closes down you can garauntee that I had plenty to say about it. But I decided to keep most of my thoughts short and contained – and ‘may’ share a bit more later.

My thoughts on TSU closing down. Amy business can go out of business. 1mlmsystem.com

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Any Business Can Go out of Business.

They had so much potential but, it takes more than Potential to be successful in business.

That idea is one of the founding principles of TopNetworkersGroup.com – I started this company, this team, and this organization after realizing that we are indeed, at the beginning of the 5th Wave of Network Marketing. You can read all about that in our blog. The industry of network marketing has evolved to a very exciting point – there are literally an unending stream of ways to make money. There are a lot of decent companies and yet, this founding principle remains ever true. Any business can go out of business.

As TSU Closes down I am reminded of the general business statistics that you’ll find if you look them up. Most businesses do not make it past the first 5 years. In fact, 90% fail.

Out of the 10% that are able to make it out of the first 5 years – only 5% of those businesses make it to a full 10 years in business.

This makes building a stable income within network marketing very difficult to do, when we consider the landscape.

On one hand you have your more ‘established’ network marketing companies that have been around past that 10 year mark. The likelihood that they’ll be around for another 10 years is very high.

But, the ‘saturation myth’ is heavy in these companies. In many cases a lot of people have heard of that opportunity; but there are always people who have NEVER heard of it. However, this ‘mental obstacle is difficult’ for many people to overcome.  This is what keeps people So interested in these brand NEW opportunities. Companies that are in pre-launch are what’s considered to be, below mud level opportunities. They’re not even ground floor yet. The common belief in business is that you want to be in, on the ground floor.

Business people with experience however, know that this isn’t always beneficial to you as a business person. Sometimes being in early is great; other times it’s not so great and hopefully the company will be around long enough for you to recoup your investment.

As TSU closes down the ‘good thing’ here is none of us invested any money.

Some of you invested, way too much time though.

I feel that the handling of tsu’ssocial network was poor on behalf of the staff. They had a great idea but did not really invest the time/resources in ‘teaching people’ how to use their social network. Far too many people were literally liking and sharing posts, just for the sake of liking and sharing posts. People were commenting ‘nice’ on posts, that sometime were not nice subjects. People were doing this because too many of them were under the impression that they were being paid ‘per like’, ‘per share’ and ‘per comment’.

This misunderstanding, in my mind is the primary reason that we’re now here, discussing the fact that TSU closes down in LESS than 2 years of operations. The social network launched in *November of 2014;  and didn’t even reach the END of 2016 – before announcing that it would be shutting it’s doors. They’re allowing us to ‘download our content’, but as TSU Closes down, what’s happening to all the money they owe people?

Money was generated by each user, just for being on TSU – I’ll list some of the resources I created ‘for’ TSU which contain some valuable information on ‘business in general’. it’s important in this day and age, as a marketer to understand how money is generated from ad-revenue boxes – especially since the Smart marketers like ‘you’ are employing them on your blogs and websites ….

Some Videos from TopnetworkersGroup on TSU:

They had so much potential but, it takes more than Potential to be successful in business.

I wrote about issues TSU needed to listen to; In Ello NSFW Email Is Big News – TSU Better Listen – I talked about how there were some tolerance issues that TSU needed to ‘ease up’ on for the network to survive. The censorship issues and the fact that people were willy nilly with reporting other members helped drive away the people who were contributing content.

I made this meme because of these ‘social media post nazi’s’ who were reporting anyone who posted what they didn’t want to see – rather than simply block, or unfriend people.

TSU Closes Down because of social media post nazi's

That, along with far too many users posting photos, and photos, and photos, while ignoring ‘real world issues’ that typically bring people together in the first place. The reason FB is so popular is because, people post Everything on that network; Literally everything – even some things that we as a society deem Unfit to be seen; and occasionally of course, depending on HOW unfit it is, FB lets people share what they want to share.  (with a few exceptions of course) – and that’s what helps FB grow. People have ‘space’ to do their thing and can connect with like minds. They can even debate and argue on ‘the book’ and that’s what other networks like twitter, instagram, and … you know, successful social networks do.

For example: people would get into ‘fights/disagreements’ on the TSU and suddenly their ‘account’ is closed or deleted. The money they made on TSU, gone. The time they spent on TSU, wasted…. As  TSU closes down, all of us can relate to people who found their accounts removed.

Fights happen on ‘social networks’ though and it helps keep people ‘engaged‘ – whether we care to be honest and admit it or not – which brings people back to the site; which generates money

They didn’t take the censorship issue seriously, the lack of quality posting or interaction seriously, nor did they allow people the freedom to have their own ‘space’ to share what mattered to them without being harassed by other users –  and now, TSU closes down while Ello continues to … peddle along.

But, as TSU closes down many of us ARE asking that question and perhaps MORE of us need to. What happens to all the money they owe people who didn’t reach that $100 cashout?  Was there a clause we missed that stated they do not owe us our money if we didn’t hit that mark? Or just that they’d only SEND money to us if we hit that mark? Hopefully we can get some answers. If the agreement was that they’d only ‘send money’ to us, that stipulates that they are In business, and sending out checks. Going out of business though, to me it seems would almost invalidate our agreement and puts TSU on the hook, for quite a bit of money. Even if it’s .03 – someone generated money FOR TSU, for them to be owed .03 …… I feel it should be paid.

What about you?

Do YOU feel TSU should pay ALL of it’s users?

Sound off in the comments; pass this article around – and see who all feels the same way!

Also, consider how ‘stable’ your income would be if you had enrolled your TSU referrals into ‘more’ than JUST TSU. We recommend people take a more professional approach to the network marketing and affiliate marketing industries. Let’s  Learn how to do things ‘The Right way’ as we move into the 5th Wave of Network Marketing. Thanks for stopping by!

TSU Social Network Review

Full disclosure about this TSU Social Network Review: I’ve been using TSU since November of 2014 when they launched this one of a kind platform, and I’ve enjoyed 90% of my time there.

Why only 90% you might ask? Well, keep reading as I’m going to get into what I love, and what I didn’t love – during my First Year on TSU.

So let’s get into what makes the TSU social network slightly different from the major social networks in our industry today. Naturally we have to start out by mentioning the giants, like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, because they were largely responsible for ‘the idea’ behind TSU. Also, we have to take a moment to give props to YouTube, for being one of the first social ‘platforms’ to pay their content creators a portion of the ad revenue their videos generate, for YouTube.

Several social networks accept advertising dollars but none of them are sharing those profits with us.

That is where TSU comes in, and they sure made an entrance!

In just the first few weeks TSU crossed the 1 Million Members plateau and has continued to grow ever since.  In contrast it took Facebook 10 months, and Twitter took 24 months to reach 1 Million users.  Currently the social network has just over 4 Million users; although not all of them are as active as they really should be. What this means is that there is still a HUGE opportunity for anyone who takes advantage of what’s available right now.  You’ll find that as you read through my TSU Social network review, I’m going to be frank and honest with you.

In fact, that’s what I’ve been the entire time, when I shared some of my thoughts on the Censorship ‘issues’ on the network, some of which are still there.

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I’ve also shared a few other thoughts about what I LIKE/LOVE about the TSU social network already that I’ll list right now for reference :

What if people were using the TSU Social Network, like they use Other networks?

This is really where our review is going to get good. If you’ve already been looking around then you know by now that TSU is JUST like Facebook. I mean everything you can do on facebook (for the most part) is possible on TSU. I mean, what do we really USE facebook for anyways? Don’t most of us use them to keep in touch with friends and family? Don’t we use them to share what matters to us and to interact with people we like?

Well if that’s the case, why are so many of us choosing to do those things on a network that does NOT pay us; when there is a network that will pay us??

That’s really the Million dollar question folks.

Right now, far too many people have used TSU ‘to make money’ rather than, using TSU to be social.

If you’re looking at making money on TSU, the best way to do that is to just let it happen. Be social and let the rest take care of itself. You should be looking for OTHER ways to make money if you NEED money; This is not going to be a quick fix. However if you spend the time to refer others to the social network, who also do the same, you could end up in a VERY good position to benefit financially. Already there are members on TSU who are making $100 per month.  There’s also a whole lot of people only making  a few dollars, and a few pennies per month.

Whether it’s a few pennies or a few dollars; it’s more than you’re going to make on any other social network.

But, what if more people were using TSU every single day, like people do on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter? I mean, the daily traffic on TSU now isn’t too bad. There’s a lot of active users. But what if there were MORE? For example; I’ve referred 65 people to TSU (as of this writing) and have a network of JUST under 700 people. Most of my network is not active.

IF they were active, I’d be easily crossing that $100/mo barrier that several others are crossing – every 30 days.

But if that were the case – there’d be even MORE money generated.

How much do the Censorship and False Flagging issues have to do with people not being as active as they should?  Not much at all.

The truth is, because people are using it ‘to make money’ when they see a few pennies they decide it’s not ‘worth the time’ ………..

People aren’t all that intelligent.

I’m not the first to say this, but we are living in a dumbed down society.

There are some people who won’t use TSU just because someone they know might benefit. They’d rather use social networks that Won’t pay them a dime; so that a total stranger can make money from the Content they are sharing every single day. Content matters. Content has value. And the way websites work, if your site is generating traffic – and you’re smart enough to monetize that traffic – you can make some really good money online. Facebook, for example, made over $250 Billion in 2014 – all from advertising; all because of how much Traffic they get each month.

How Much Money COULD the TSU Social Network Make You?

If you’ve been paying attention – the sky is the limit.

But a lot has to happen before TSU really turns into a ‘money maker’ for more people.

However, that’s very possible.

As each month goes by, more and more people hear about this network. More and more people sign up.

Eventually, it’s going to hit a point where ‘famous people’ are endorsing it, and that’s when TSU is going to take off. You know, in our society people don’t do anything unless the ‘celebrities’ endorse it first. While there are a few good celebrity endorsements on there already (Like Carmelo Anthony, 50cent and others) … it’s still not the kind of buzz it needs, to truly compete.

That being said – would you rather wait till that happens or get POSITIONED now?

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