Will Tsu Become The Next Paypal?

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn may be profiting from all that user-generated content users post on their networks daily — but are you? Yes, they have all provided us with some fun and engaging ecosystems to strut our stuff, and ofcourse there are cost factors attached to all that development. But at the end of the day, do our images, bon mots, intellectual property and reputations hold no value at all?

MLM at first glance

Tsu advertises itself as the first combined social network and payment platform that lets users maintain ownership of the content they post. It appears as an MLM scheme, but since users pay nothing to obtain a stake, I debunked that theory in my last blog posting.

Ello, Good-bye

Like Ello, another recently launched innovative "anti-Facebook" type of network, it's free and by invite-only. However, dissimilar to this competitor -- Tsu appears to have a more sustainable premise and business model than the slightly more utopian no-advertising-Ello -- which may  have sealed its own fate by allowing Tsu the time and space to ride roughshod over this terrain.

New Business Model

Tsu founder, Sebastian Sobczak would rather play in the financial arena working on the services of Sebastian SobczakSebastian Sobczakpeer-to-peer payments, merchant services and credit offerings. According to Sobczak, these markets -- which Tsu's core monetization model is based -- are 10 times larger than the digital and mobile advertising space which Facebook and Twitter have built their entire business models. The content creation game is admittingly not for Sobczak. Instead, he feels its appropriate to give credit where credit is due. And as such, his site has committed to giving 90% of all of the site’s advertising dollars back to the users. 

“Established social networks have built amazing business models prospering on the total monetization of free user-generated content,” says tsu founder Sebastian Sobczak. “Why should anyone commercially benefit from someone else’s image, likeness and work giving no financial return to the owner? The markets we participate in are enormous, growing and can materially compensate each user -- we’re simply and uniquely rewarding the users who are doing all the work. This is the way the world should work.”

Playing for Charity vs Content-Generation Game. . .

This scheme allows Sobczak to play in the financial markets. However, dissimilar to Paypal, Tsu has chosen not to start with bill paying as a service at the onset, but rather with donations given to charities, such as Environmental Media Association, Charity Water, Food for the Hungry. All of these charitable foundations can earn donations as their brand messaging gets churned through the Tsu system.

Tsu's peer-to-peer payment processing is actually more similar to Venmo, the system that handles payments for companies such as Uber, Airbnb and Living Social. Users, as well can also donate anything in their bank account to a charity that is also on the network, like George Michael's arts nonprofit, the Goss-Michael Foundation.

And if you think these charities won’t be able to raise the kind of funding they can receive in the open markets, think again - as most of the celebrities that have signed up on Tsu as early adopters will become the major benefactors for a lot of these foundations. Based on the Fox interview featured in the above video, someone like Taylor Swift, for instance is estimated to make as much as $2.8 million dollars in a year’s time. Whether or not you think her content is worth that kind of return, the point is in the months and years ahead, you're going see a lot of these use cases proving out Sobczak's proposition that while the 'content game' will satisfy his users- his company's personal endgame is to knock it out of the park in the financial markets.

Comments
Nov 4, 2014
by Anonymous

I have skewer been getting

I have skewer been getting money from their business model. It's kind of nice to be getting paid to post the same stuff you already post on Facebook.

Here is a Tsu invite link: http://tsu.co/whiting

Give it a try!

Nov 7, 2014
by Anonymous

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Nov 9, 2014
by Anonymous

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Nov 12, 2014
by Anonymous

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Nov 12, 2014
by Anonymous

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Nov 13, 2014
by Anonymous

TSU Works. While it will

TSU Works.

While it will take a little time at first to get used to TSU, get your followers, friends, children etc set up. It is very similar to Facebook only you get paid to do what you do on Facebook. To join click the link below.

you can only join through invitation only, here is your chance.

[ https://www.tsu.co/silver48

How does it work you ask. [ tsū shares social revenues that come from third party ads, sponsorship's and partnerships. Once economics are created, tsū receives 10% to maintain the platform. Half of the remaining earned revenue is paid to the user who created the content. The other half of the remaining earned revenue is distributed to the user’s network Family Tree. Users on tsū monetize their content and network in perpetuity, which continues to grow alongside the community.] Don't expect things to happen in a day or two, but look at the long term growth in monthly cash building up in your account. Plus TSU is free. no cost to you.
Ask all your friends, family to join, that helps you make some cash. Make posts, Comment on others posts, Like their posts. Get as many follower and friends, this helps to get your post seen and shared.

Dec 9, 2014
by Anonymous

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Dec 28, 2014
by Anonymous

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Jan 29, 2015
by Anonymous

I do believe tsu will move

I do believe tsu will move forward into the future. To what extent I just don't know. Here is a blog covering tsu news and tutorials which has given me some good info regarding the network - http://tsufari.com

2015 will be an interesting year.