Tsu Beginner's Guide and Reference - What is Tsū?

What is Tsu? A Beginner Guide and Reference

If you are anything like me when I got my start on tsū (pronounced sue), you are likely skeptical and wondering what makes this social media network “tick” without joining. I found out about Tsu while I was on a family vacation to Moab, Utah when there was a massive viral push for the network on Google+. I remember sending myself a text “Research Tsu and join” to remind myself when we got back and I did just that after we got back.

I couldn’t find much information about what the heck Tsu was and social media was flooded with “Join Tsu” links all over the freaking place with no real explanation of what the heck it was. I was frustrated as I am sure you are as well. I used Tsu for several weeks before writing this guide to offer my own educated input based on my research. So with that intro out of the way, let me go ahead and show you exactly what you are missing.

Tsū Beginner Guide Contents

When browsing this guide, feel free to click the sections below to drop instantly to that section to immediately get access to the information you are looking for. If I didn’t answer your question, please feel free to ask in the comments section below so I can answer you there as well as update this guide.

  1. Introduction: What is Tsu? Why is everyone suddenly begging me to join?
  2. Register your Tsu account.
  3. Customizing your profile.
  4. Don’t be a greenhead!
  5. What is the difference between Follow and Friend?
  6. How to create a post and share your content.
  7. What are the limits?
  8. How to increase engagement.
  9. How to increase followers and friends?
  10. Understanding notifications.
  11. Understanding the family tree.
  12. How do I earn money and get paid to be social?
  13. Learn how to be a good Tsu citizen.
  14. How to block the spammers.

Introduction to Tsū

What is Tsu? Tsu is a social media network built, in my opinion, most similar to Facebook and was launched on October 14th, 2014. If you’ve ever used Facebook (who hasn’t?), then you’ll easily fit right in to working with Tsu, for the most part. Since launch, Tsu has welcomed stars like 50 Cent, NBA stars like Tyreke Evans and Kevin Durant, bands like  Guns N Roses, NFL stars, singers and more (growing by the day).

The main key difference when comparing the two networks is the fact that they pay their users a majority of revenue earned ( up to 90%) when users view pages and therefore, the advertisements. This key factor is, in my opinion, the reason why there was a big initial push with people sending their link everywhere and to everyone they could. This is a simplified summary of the “getting paid to socialize” concept, you can learn more about earning money in the “How do I earn money and get paid to be social?” section.

Even though you can get paid to be social on Tsu, it is important to understand that it is completely 100% free to use to the fullest. There’s no upgrade fees, add-ons or premium services to purchase at the time of this review.

Tsu was founded by Sebastian Sobczak. See Sebastian talk about Tsu here:

Register Your Tsū Account

Tsu Welcome Image

Now that you’ve learned what Tsu is all about, it’s time to register your account. You will need a link to another member’s short code to get started, you won’t be able to join by simply visiting the main page. Feel free to sign up under me with this link, I’d appreciate it, otherwise, use the link of the person that first told you about Tsu.

However you sign up to Tsu, make sure you follow me and send a private message introducing yourself. Be sure to mention this guide in your private message!

Customize Your Profile

Profile LinkThe very first thing you should do once you have your account registered is to customize your profile to let everyone know more about who you are, what you look like and of course, your bio.

Use the image to the left to find your profile link. You can either click your name on the upper right or click the edit profile link in your profile area.

Once you are in the profile area, you will see many options on the upper right to select.Tsu Settings

1) General Settings

This page can generally be ignored because you just entered this information in when you registered your account. Should you need to change your name, email, birthday, gender or password, you can do so in this section.

2) Profile Settings

This area is the most important section to update. Here is where you can add your face image, your cover picture, your bio (160 characters max), phone number, website, relationship status and location information.

The first 3 social media links that can appear on your profile are also located on this page. These include:

  • YouTube
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest

3) Social Accounts

This is slightly confusing and I’ve had several questions asked to me in private message about it, but this area does not include all social media account possibilities (see #2 above).

This section allows you to link three major social media accounts with Tsu to enable sharing capabilities. The current social media that allows linking are:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

Between #2 and this section, you will be able to link a total of 6 social media accounts and have them listed on your main profile page. Additionally, once you add Twitter and Facebook, you will now be able to share to these networks when you post content.

4) Find Friends

Simply put, this area allows you to find other Tsu members that are connected with you on Facebook and Twitter. Once you discover these users, you may friend or follow these members to connect with them and see their content.

5) Invitations

This area shows you your Tsu short link and also allows you to email friends to invite them to join Tsu through your link. Unfortunately, you can only email one email address at a time and you’ll need to know their first and last name so you may consider using a personalized email to reach out and ask others to join.

Don’t Be a Greenhead!

Tsu GreenheadAs a general rule of thumb, I strongly suggest at minimum you update your profile picture. This allows other people to see who you or your company are and this image is used all over the website including notifications, private messages, your content, when people hover over your name in mentions and many other areas.

Consider This: When you follow other members or send friend requests, the first thing they will see is your profile picture. Adding a picture here will help grab their attention when considering a friend request or returning a follow.

You want people to identify with you or your brand so make sure you update that photo ASAP!

What is the Difference Between a Follow or Friend Request?

Follow Friends on TsuWhen you begin using Tsu, you’ll notice a couple choices when you decide to connect with another user. Here’s how these two functions work and differ.

  • Follow – You can use this on any account and their content will appear in your home feed (main tsu.co page). This is a one-way connection, meaning, you will see their content but that user you follow will not see your content in their home stream unless they choose to follow you back.
  • Add Friend – This option will send a friend request to that user which will appear in their notifications. This is a mutual connection that, if the user approves, will allow both of you to see each other’s content.
Both aren’t needed! If a mutual friendship is established, you do not need to follow that person as well. Since there are limits to the amount of follows you can do, it is advised to unfollow when you have an established friendship in place.

How to Create a Post and Share Content

Now you are ready to share your content to the entire Tsu audience. There’s several ways to find where to create your content:

  • Top navigation bar > Click the “Create: icon
  • Profile > Top of the middle column.
  • Home Page > Top of the middle column.

Example Tsu Post

Once you know where to go to post your content, there’s a few options I’ve highlighted for you in the image above that you should know about.

  1. Add Title – This allows you to give your content a BOLD TITLE which helps your content stand out and grab the attention of your viewers.
  2. Post Body – This is where your standard content goes. Paragraph formatting for your content with the return / enter key is allowed.
  3. Image Editing – After you uploaded an image into your post, check out the black “Edit” icon on the top right of your image. You can do all sorts of fun stuff including adding effects, frames, cropping, resizing and much more.

Tsu Image Editing

The above image isn’t even all the options available when you decide to edit your image. You can also click the right arrow in the popup window and access splash options, text options, drawing options, red eye reduction and more. Each option, when clicked, will give you many options within to help your image POP. I won’t spoil the fun by going into every single image editing option, just upload an image into your post and play with it for a minute or .. days. 😀

What Are the Limits?

This has been updated several times and, at the time of this review, is assumed to be true with no official documentation provided by Tsu to confirm.

  • 36 total posts in a rolling 24 hour period.
  • 8 shares of posts from others in a rolling 24 hour period.
  • 50 pending friend requests in a rolling 7-day period.
  • 1,000 people you can follow.
  • 5,000 friends.
  • 10 @ mentions (account mentions) allowed per post.
  • 10 hashtags allowed per post.

A common misunderstanding from newer users is the follow limit. Your account is allowed to follow 1,000 people, however, an unlimited amount of people can follow your account.

The 36 total post count includes any sharing you do. So if you share 8 posts per day then you can only share 28 pieces of original content.

A rolling 24 hour period means that if you shared a post 23 hours ago, you can wait one more hour and you’ll be able to share another post again.

Tsu Following Link

Important: If you decide to send friend requests, I recommend clicking the “Follow” option as well. By doing this, you can click the “Following” tab highlighted above and monitor your friend requests. If someone is taking longer than you’d like to accept your request (and tying up your 50 pending friend request limit), you may then cancel the request and move on. Once someone accepts your friend request, you can then cancel the follow (since you are limited to 1,000, free up that slot).

How to Increase Engagement

I define engagement as people who like, comment and share your content. Everyone wants to boost their engagement but almost everyone does it wrong. Most people, when reading the limits above, will instantly think “Hey, I’ll just share until I hit the limit and everyone will notice me!” That’s a bad strategy because you’ll likely fill up your diary/stream with a ton of recycled content that everyone else has seen and they will just skip over your posts and engage on other content instead.

Here’s a few tips that will help you:

  • Be You – Be yourself, be unique and embrace your quirks. People who have similar interests will follow (and/or friend) through attraction marketing.
  • Search – Type in your favorite topics in the search bar and click the hashtag options that appear. Go through the content in these pages and like, comment and/or share the stuff that interests you. Again, you’ll attract attention from that person’s audience as well as the person themselves.
  • Encourage – When you see comments on your content, encourage them by replying to keep the conversation going.
  • Reciprocate – If a user is engaging on your content, consider looking at their profile and reciprocating if their content is interesting and relevant.
  • Stay Consistent – With most social media, you need to be consistent with your content. Don’t share 30 things one day and then return a week later. Instead, try to share content on a daily basis. Download the mobile apps for Android or iOS so you can post while enjoying that Starbucks coffee on the go.
In my experience, your direct children (more about this in the family tree section) will be the most engaged on your content. Build your network! Invite. Invite. Invite. These people are already going to be interested in your content because they are already your fans.

How to Increase Followers and Friends

The same advice I provided in the above engagement section applies here. Mainly, you want to grab the attention of others by commenting your thoughtful or insightful thoughts relevant to the discussion, sharing content you think your audience will find useful and otherwise standing out in a large crowd or people.

Here’s some additional ideas:

  • Share your short link to other social media if you have a following there.
  • Share your short link on your website(s).
  • Add your short link to your email signature.
  • Add your short link to forum footer / signature areas.
  • Call any family member who loves social media to get them on-board.

There’s lots of methods you can use. A quick Google search on “how to market your business” will turn up hundreds of ideas that can also be used to share your Tsu link.

Hello, this is a guide being written right now. Feel free to refresh to see updates.

Understanding Notifications

Tsu NotificationsThe standard way that most get their notifications on desktop is to click the yellow numbered icon in the top navigation bar. This will trigger the drop down you see to the left that shows you current activity, private messages and pending friend requests. Due to the obvious limited space of this drop down, there’s a limited amount of information available here.

Under each section, you will see a “See all” option that allows you to see all notifications, all private messages or all pending friend requests.

Of course, if you are on the tsu.co main page, there’s a handy sidebar on the left that also has “Notifications” and “Messages” that you can use to see all notifications.

Notifications are awesome! They allow you to quickly see who is engaging on your content, allows you to see when people mention you, allows you to see who is sharing your content and more. Use this tool to your advantage to thank others, encourage additional commenting and more.

Stop Emailin’ Me Bro!

Access NotificationsI remember when I joined and added my first 75 people to my network. I was on fire! I started posting instantly, sharing tips I discovered, posting inspiration and lots of stuff. Then it happened, I checked my email. 150 emails within 4 hours of joining! WHAT!?! I took advantage of this by sharing screenshots of the massive amounts of emails I got on other social media and it attracted many to join Tsu with my link.

It eventually got old. Within a week, I got tired of deleting the thousands of emails and decided to put an end to it. Above, I created a Gif showing how to access your notifications settings. Simply click your name on the upper right, click “Settings” and then click on “Notifications” to access the screen shown below.

Tsu Notifications Options

My Tsu Noptifications EmailsThe above is how I currently have mine configured. You’ll notice that the majority of email notifications are disabled because it became extremely overwhelming otherwise. I do allow my audience to share content on my diary (wall) so I like to be notified when others share on it. I also enjoy following the comments on my content that is shared by other people, so I love those emails as well.

All that being said, you’ll notice the animated gif I just recorded that shows the massive amount of shares I am getting on my content. That’s 49 emails in a span of just 3 hours. Could you imagine if I kept all email notifications enabled? I’d spend my life deleting email from my email client!

You’ll also notice that I disabled some web notifications as well. This helps keep my notifications a little more manageable as my account grew in popularity. For those new to Tsu, I recommend keeping all web notifications enabled so you can reach out and engage with others. Of course, if you follow this guide, you’ll also grow in popularity like my account did and you may revisit disabling notifications at a later time.

Understanding the Family Tree

Tsu Family Tree

Find Tsu Family TreeTo access your family tree, go to the tsu.co homepage while logged in and click on “Family Tree” on the left sidebar.

When you begin building your “family” by sharing your Tsu short link with everyone, you’ll begin growing your family tree. This consists of what Tsu defines as children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren (and so on).

  • Children – These are accounts that you directly recruited into Tsu.
  • Grandchildren – These are accounts that your children recruited into Tsu.
  • Great-Grandchildren – These are accounts that your grandchildren recruited into Tsu.

When you go to the family tree section, you may “View Descendance” under each of your children to see how they are performing.

This entire section is awesome. Let’s brainstorm the possibilities here:

  • Find awesome recruiters and highlight them on a post.
  • Private message your children and help them with strategies to build their network.
  • Build a team website, Facebook group or Google+ community and help your entire network expand with strategies.

Ok, so why do I want to build a family tree Scott? See below.

How Do I Earn Money?

Tsu is built on the principle that your content is yours, therefore, ads revenue earned because of your content should be shared with you, the content creator. In fact, Tsu shares a massive 90% of their earned advertising revenue with their users (on accounts with a large expansive family tree). In order to get a slice of the action, you need to 1) build views and traffic to your profile and 2) build your network. Both of these, when combined, will earn you a larger portion of the share and thus, your daily earnings go up and up.

The Tsu Algorithm as Quoted by FAQs

Tsū’s algorithm automatically tracks, measures, and distributes revenue to the appropriate user and their Family Tree. At a high level, 90% of revenues are distributed to users. To maintain the platform, tsū receives 10%. To see how this breaks down, let’s take a look at 4 users, all with varying start dates on tsū:

User A invites user B, who invites user C, who invites user D

Part 1
– $100 of earned revenue is generated based on the content user D shared (photos, videos, status updates, etc.)

Part 2
– 90% of earned revenue go to the users. In this case, $90 of the $100 is shared with all the users.
– tsū takes 10% of the $100 for platform fees. In this case $10.

Part 3
– User D, the original content creator takes 50% of the $90. In this case, $45.
– User C gets 33.3% (1/3) of the original $90 generated. In this case, $29.70
– User B gets 11.1% (1/3 of 1/3 = 1/9) of the original $90 generated. In this case $9.99
– User A gets 3.70% (1/3 of 1/3 of 1/3 = 1/27) of the original $90 generated. In this case $3.33
– This is what we call the rule of infinite thirds

As you can see, you can earn money based on the people deep in your family tree. Imagine if you were able to recruit 1,000 people and each of those people recruited 50 people and each of those people recruited 25? That would be 1,250,000 people in your network that you are earning revenue from!

In other words, pay less attention to understanding the algorithms and pay more attention to building your network.

Success By Sharing: I strongly encourage sharing the content from within your network. If you can drive eyeballs to your children and great-grandchildren, you are not only helping them earn revenue but you are also earning revenue as well! I also share content from outside of my direct network to help build my reputation and authority but I do have a sweet spot for my children …. you should too!

Learn How to Be a Good Tsu Citizen

Tsu Notification

Now that we’ve established how awesome Tsu is for everyone involved (thanks Sebastian and administrators, you rock!), there’s also the down side. There’s a revenue sharing model in place, so there will be obvious problems as people try to exploit the system to earn more money. In this section, I want to address Tsu etiquette and things you should not do on the network.


  • Creating a “follow me” scheme where you encourage others to share posts to gain followers.
  • Comment on people’s content begging for “follow4follow” or “follow me please.”
  • Share (participate in) content that others posted begging for follows or friends.
  • Stealing other people’s posts and posting it as your own without crediting / mentioning the author.
  • Sending unwanted advertisements (spam) in private message.
  • Liking every post you see.
  • Any attempt at “gaming the system.”

All of this is considered spam. I’ve watched countless accounts attempt these pointless techniques only to get their accounts banned permanently. It is not tolerated. Don’t waste your time.

In fact, you may notice in some of my screenshots that I have in my bio which states: “MY POLICY: I block all accounts that spam follow begs.” I block any accounts that attempt to comment on my content with follow begging. Since begging for follows does not contribute to the actual conversation, you are being disruptive to people trying to have real conversations. Yes, this will get you banned when enough people report it.


  • Posting unique content that is relevant to your interests and hobbies.
  • Contributing insightful comments to people’s content to help further the conversation.
  • Sending private messages to people you find interesting and introducing yourself.
  • Sharing Tsu tips and advice to others.
  • Be a good “Father” or “Mother” to your “Children” and “Grandchildren.”
  • Like content that you actually enjoy.

How to Block Spammers

How to Block Spammers on Tsu

As with any social network, you will likely encounter people that you need to block. When you block an account, it will prevent them from seeing or commenting on your posts, prevent them from writing on your wall and will also prevent them from sending you private messages.

All you need to know is that you will need to visit their profile by clicking on their name on a comment or on the top of their post(s). Once you are on their profile, use the animated gif process I show above to block them.

If you spot a spammer on Tsu, consider using the “Report” option and then “Block” that user using the process I show you above. This will help everyone’s user experience improve as administrators will likely block repeat offenders.


That concludes this Tsu beginner’s guide. If you have any suggestions or feedback, feel free to comment below. As always, this guide will continually be improved or updated as new features are added or changed.

About Scott Buehler

Scott is the owner and founder of Top Five Advisor. He specializes in business to business products and services. He offers digital marketing services to any local business that wants to drive traffic and customers from the Internet including search, pay per click and social media marketing. This page is maintained by Scott Buehler.

Irwin McNeely - November 13, 2014

Extremely well written Scott! Excellent for beginners as well as those that have been using it for a while.

    Scott Buehler - November 13, 2014

    Thanks Irwin. Really appreciate what you said on your profile as well!

Debbie Gartner - November 13, 2014

Thanks so much, Scott. I just (finally) joined yesterday and set things up. This is very helpful. I plan to include this post next Tues on my Tues Tech tips on ActiveRain.com. A whole bunch of us from Active Rain joined yesterday, and we are all learning together.

Don Fox - November 13, 2014

A friend invited me to this site, and for some reason i cannot get registered. I put name, email address, username, male and password in. Any help would be appreciated

    Scott Buehler - November 13, 2014

    What happens when you click “Sign up & complete profile” after filling the information in? I noticed you didn’t mention adding your birthdate in there, I believe that is required. Would like to hear what error messages you get? Have you tried a different username?

@ShortLifeQuotes - November 13, 2014

It’s the most comprehensive guide ever released about Tsu. We have gotten to Tsu portal 4 days ago and it was the most rewarding experience we have gotten into. Our content was viewed over 4,000 times so that means we have had over a thousand views per day. It never happened to any of our shares with other social media websites. Our team get more excited again. They wanted to know more about it and we were looking to find all the information that we need. Thanks for putting this up Scott. You’re superman!

    Scott Buehler - November 13, 2014

    Awesome guys! Hope it helps you grow even bigger. Tsu is by far one of the better engagement sites we’ve been a part of. Love it as you can tell.

Tanya Hummingbird - November 14, 2014

Thank You
I am new to network marketing but eager and willing to learn.
Thank you for any boost on TSŪ

User name: TanyaHummingbird11

Wednesday-Elf - November 14, 2014

Scott, most outstanding of you to take the time to sort out and explain this new site Tsu for those of us who have had questions. Am sharing it with my first ‘child’ (who also happens to be my son…LOL). Thank you.

Loukia Demetriou - November 14, 2014

This is by far the most professionally written and illustrated guide on TSU that I have seen so far.
Well done! @luciademejones

Kathleen Couch - November 14, 2014

Scott, thank you! I just joined and don’t have any content at the moment. I am keeping this handy to refer to as I learn.

Jerilynne Knight - November 14, 2014

Well done, well done indeed. And you’ve touched on one thing I “harp” on all the time…get a photo up. Get something up ASAP…unless I know you personally it’s improbable that I’ll follow/friend with a blank everything (whether a green head or a pin or whatever default is used by the platform).

Really appreciate the tip on the difference between followers and friends! Thanks oodles…

Laugh lots, Love more!

Damir - November 14, 2014

Superb guide! 🙂

Marcia McVey - November 15, 2014

Thanks, Scott! This is really well written and easy to understand. Much more useful than the Tsu FAQ!

lucila payod - November 16, 2014

Thanks 4 the infos..now im starting to understand tsu! To be honest, im not really good in english but im trying to do my best in tsu.

Michael Volkmann - November 16, 2014

Scott, thank you for this excellent article.
I’m looking forward to generating some revenue with Tsu. Have a great one. tsu.co/onebiz

dexter roona - November 16, 2014

Awesome Scott i had a feeling we would see an article from you soon 😉

regards Dexter

    Scott Buehler - November 17, 2014

    Thanks Dexter! Saw one of your floating around too. Good job on your business.

      dexter roona - November 17, 2014

      Yeah i need to update mine with all i have learned 😉

mayank - November 16, 2014

Hey ,
greetings for the day.
amazing article, helped me a lot. One thing i wanna know , on what model tsu generates revenue? as in is it on number of views of the original content? or is it amount of effort one puts to make more visible that content. Can you create a plugin for A DIRECT TSU SHARE?

    Scott Buehler - November 17, 2014

    Half of your earnings will come from views which comes from your shares and unique content, the other half would come from your “children” i.e. your downline / network. Get 1,000s in, you’ll do well.

Tito Gonzaga - November 17, 2014

Hi TygrScott,
This is the most comprehensive review on Tsu I’ve read. I’m sharing this to my network and I trust this helps my contacts decide in joining us sooner.

Tara Hickey - November 18, 2014

This is probably a dumb question but can we post things like good deals we see? Say a great Goupon deal or something like we do on Facebook? Is it all supposed to just be things we personally created? Mostly on my feed I’m just seeing a lot of kind of weird art work pictures or motivational sayings so I’m just curious if I’m allowed to do it…

    Scott Buehler - November 19, 2014

    Tara, it depends on who you follow, there’s quite a bit of marketing messaging I’ve seen on there and they do allow for promoted posts and things as well. If I were you, I’d ask [email protected] and see if they are OK with it just to be safe.

Jivko Nakev - November 18, 2014

Great guide, Scott, great help. I just joined Tsu a couple of hours ago and am going to follow your advices and try to set up my profile and network. Thanks for you help.

Johnetta Hooper - November 21, 2014

Thank you Scott. This is so helpful. Great tips & saves so much time toward discovering how things work. Can you tell me what’s included in the ‘network’ portion of the family tree?

    Scott Buehler - November 23, 2014

    Johnetta, “network” represents the total amount of people in your tree. In other words, it includes children, great-grandchildren, great-great-great-grandchildren and so forth. If someone you recruit gets 1,000 people under them, then your network total would jump 1,000. You also earn from your network but the amount gets smaller and smaller the further down the chain they are.

Steve Raulerson - November 23, 2014

it will not let me sign up. It says me email is al ready in use but it is my gmail addressing says my user name is already in use. I gave up?

    Steve Raulerson - November 23, 2014

    I am going to try on a PC instead of this ipad’

      Scott Buehler - November 23, 2014

      Did it work for you? Tsu is having problems with redirections on the server level lately. Not quite sure what they are adjusting.

Barbara - November 25, 2014

You and others state you get v paid on sharing? Unfortunately I dont find this to be true. Just curious how exactly this works. Is there something we are missing?

    Scott Buehler - November 26, 2014

    You get paid based on views and your network. Sharing content that is relevant to you and your interests that get views also will earn money. If your profile is not followed by many, not active, with few friends, your income will be pennies no matter how much sharing you do.

      gina turan - December 3, 2014

      Hi scott- reading thru all the messages. this one was a good Q & A . straight to the point. Ill add this to my list.
      Thanks again for the hard work. I’m sure everyones needing and using it!

        Scott Buehler - December 3, 2014

        Thanks Gina!

Terry Ward - November 25, 2014

Great Guide, Very detailed and Super graphics/Tutorials……much appreciated!

Anoud - November 26, 2014

hi , I want to ask you something
I joined tsu yesterday and invited 17 people to join tsu and they all did but I didn’t get any credit ( money ) , my bank is still $0.00 help me please and thank you 🙂

    Scott Buehler - November 26, 2014

    Check your Family Tree and make sure they are listed there. You’ll earn money when they become active and grow within Tsu because revenue is based on page views.

      Anoud - November 26, 2014

      yup They are listed on my Family Tree but I am not getting anything

        Scott Buehler - November 27, 2014

        Click through to their profiles and verify the profiles are getting traffic including likes, comments and shares. These are all good indicators of activity. If they aren’t posting, then you won’t earn anything.

sara - November 27, 2014

hi there
I have joined tsu 5 days ago I have 30 followers 34 network, 30 childeren, 30 new childeren and 8 friends but i didn’t get any money not even pinnies help me please

    Scott Buehler - November 27, 2014

    Sara, revenue is based on traffic and views to your profile, your children’s profile and to your grandchildren profile. If all you’ve done is recruit and there’s little to no activity on profiles, you won’t earn anything. Tsu is based on an advertiser revenue share, if your profile or your network isn’t generating advertising displays (views), you won’t make anything.

Rajan - November 27, 2014

Thanks for the detailed guide. Learned new things about Tsu especially about children, grandchildren.

sam casseer - November 28, 2014

thanks it was very helpful, as im new to stu, will use your information for a better prospect,
sam casseer

sara - November 29, 2014

thanx a lot I started to receive some money but I wanted to ask how can I delete a post that I posted on tsu and thanx again 🙂

    Scott Buehler - November 29, 2014

    On your profile, at the bottom of your content is “Like • Comment • More” Click that More link and then you’ll see additional options, one of which includes “Delete.”

Baby Jane Milinkovic - November 30, 2014

Good Day Scott

thank you for this helpful guide Scott, i just join a day ago and i still lost how this site functioning…and still don’t get were going to earn here? I’m just curious how am i going to do it,

Best Regards
Baby Jane

April - November 30, 2014

I am very new to TSU. When I was able to look around in my account I noticed my birthday is incorrect. I updated it bit it is like it never truly saves. Even though I hid my birthday I would like it to be correct. What should I do? Thank you for your helpful article.

    Scott Buehler - November 30, 2014

    April, that wouldn’t be something I could help you with. You’d need to contact Tsu support [email protected] is the email address they made public.

      Sid - November 30, 2014

      Hi Scott,
      I keep getting the error “You can only have 50 pending friend requests within 7 days” I can’t even find a way to delete Friend requests that I have send. Can you help me? Thanks.

        Scott Buehler - November 30, 2014

        Sid, please read the Pro Tip under “What Are the Limits” to avoid this issue in the future. If you follow people you friend, you can then monitor your pending requests and delete the requests if necessary.

          Sid - November 30, 2014

          I always Follow and Friend people together but can’t find a way to pending requests and delete the requests. When I go under Following Tab under my Profile I can’t find any user that has request send against their name. Thanks.

          Scott Buehler - November 30, 2014

          Sid, are you on desktop? Under the app, this doesn’t work, however, on the desktop the Following tab will show you “Following” and the button below will show “Pending” “Add Friend” or “Friend” depending on your connection with that person. If it shows “Pending” you can click that and cancel the request.

Sid - November 30, 2014

Yes I am on a Desktop. It only shows “Add Friend” or “Friend” and none that show “Pending.” I have checked till end of the page may be 10-12 times.

    Scott Buehler - November 30, 2014

    Hey Sid, created this for you. Tsu Cancel Requests

    1) Click the little arrow on the upper right.
    2) Click Profile
    3) Click Following
    4) Look for “Request Sent”

    Just followed a bunch of people to show this to ya. Hope it helps.

    It almost sounds like you are not under your profile, but under someone else’s profile. So if you follow the image above, it will ensure you are on the right profile to see this. Open image in a seperate tab on browser to see full size: Link to image above

Sid - November 30, 2014

Hey Scott,
I truly appreciate your help but I have been doing exactly what you have suggested but can’t find any “Request Sent” under Following tab.

    Scott Buehler - November 30, 2014

    Sid, OK, sounds like you are doing things right then, so I wanted to send this quick reminder: The “Request Sent” people that will show up on the Following page are also people that you follow. If you joined Tsu and friended 50 people without also following them, those pending requests will not appear on that “Following” page and there’s no current way to find those pending requests to cancel. However, after 7 days, you’ll be able to friend more from that day forward.

Brian Rooney - December 1, 2014

Wow, thanks Scott, that is so very informative and also very timely for all those new Tsu members (like myself) who are floundering around trying to figure it all out. I am so impressed by your guide that I included a link to it on my WordPress, I hope you don’t mind, I also included a link to your web site so hopefully you might get some more interaction with some of my viewers.

Once again thanks Scott

    Scott Buehler - December 1, 2014

    Hey Brian, thanks! Slightly edited your comment to remove link since it is already going to show up as a clickable link under your name. Appreciated.

David weber - December 6, 2014

Very informative article
I look forward to learning more
Thank you!

Shashwat - December 7, 2014

Dear Scott, Really nice to read your post. Great hard work. I am a new user in tsu. And I am struggling to delete the private messages and conversations. Please help.

    Scott Buehler - December 8, 2014

    Deleting private messages is not an option currently. I really wish we could!

      Shashwat - December 8, 2014

      Thanks for quick response.

Marsha Cooper - December 8, 2014

This is very thorough, but doesn’t seem to answer a question that I have asked on tsu a lot. Will a person still earn for their own posting and sharing posts of others even if they don’t have any ‘children’ and no one decides to share something that they post. I only have 6 children, but 5 of them have quit already feeling like they were wasting their time as days had gone by and they hadn’t even earned a penny.

One things that I seen on tsu said that you earn 1 penny if one person shares something that you post. I have shared things that my children have posted and they didn’t see a penny. I don’t do well getting referrals to anything that I do, so being able to explain this more would be helpful to me.

The other question that I had was if we are able to put our tsu link in traffic exchanges? I asked twice on tsu and only got one answer where that person said they would assume not since it’s supposed to be by personal invitation only. Well obviously many people who have tons of children don’t know all of those people personally! I would love to put it in some traffic exchanges. I rarely work them, but at least when I do my link would be circulating. Thanks!

    Scott Buehler - December 9, 2014

    Hey Marsha, you earn money based on 2 things, traffic to your profile and your children (family tree). If someone shares your post and they have a popular profile (like if I did it), that will drive traffic to your profile and earn you a tiny bit of money. Additionally, shares from popular profiles will drive additional follows and friend requests which will cause more to see your posts and therefore, additional views and earnings.

    That image that suggests you’ll earn a penny per share is false. If a profile that has no followers or friends shares a post, they won’t do anything to drive traffic to the person they shared. Just the blunt truth. I can’t comment on their policy on traffic exchanges as I’m unfamiliar. I don’t see how something like that would work anyways. Even if they joined, would they remain? Would they build their own network? Most likely not, therefore, I’d consider that a complete waste of time/effort.

Maria Alexander - December 9, 2014

Thanks Scott that was a great guide to Tsu. easy to both follow and understand. You made it all seem so simple.

sara - December 9, 2014

hi how can send a message to someone I can’t find anything ?
and how do I delete a message ?

    Scott Buehler - December 16, 2014

    You can find a green “message” button on most account profiles. The option to disable messaging is available so some profiles may not have that option available to use. The option to delete a private message is currently not available.

Rachel and Sharon - December 11, 2014

We have opened an account and there are two things we can’t seem to suss out. Firstly, the request to confirm our email at top of the page doesn’t seem to be working. We have taken the correct steps, too! Secondly, we would like to connect to our Face Book page but the link keeps sending me to my personal one! KFF would really appreciate your feedback on these two queries. Thank you so much for your attention in these matters. Looking forward to hearing from you. Sharon and Rachel.

    Scott Buehler - December 16, 2014

    Sharon and Rachel, under Account Settings > Social Media, you can disconnect your Facebook profile then reconnect it where you’ll then get the option to connect any 1 page or your main Facebook profile. Just did it to test, works fine. 🙂

Stacey - December 12, 2014

As the social media coordinator at the company I work for, I am interested in learning more about “business accounts” and I can’t find any information. Are we required to do anything different in the setting up of our accounts (like Facebook’s pages vs accounts) and are we required to pay anything? I guess I should say that we are in the apartment business and most of the content I post on social sites is to interact with the residents. Thanks for any help.

    Scott Buehler - December 16, 2014

    Stacey, nothing has been announced so far. Most are just registering personal accounts with business names and haven’t had any issues that I’ve seen.

Renee H - December 15, 2014

Great guide thinks for writing it Its very helpful.

Cherron Riser - December 18, 2014

Thank you for this article. It was very helpful for me. I am not the best at social media. It is all really confusing for me. This article helped me understand how to get the most out of my TSU account.

Med Solomon - December 22, 2014

Hey man, i Have a question, what’s the difference between a deleted account and a banned account on TSU, and can I get my account work again after being banned?

    Scott Buehler - January 11, 2015

    Banned accounts would have to go through their support. I’m not aware of their banned account recovery policies… if it is even possible or not (I don’t work for Tsu and don’t know their internal policies).

William Collector - December 28, 2014

Great article. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

Any thoughts on what content TSU users are hungry for vs what the platform is best suited for? My blogs on credit/collections don’t seem to fit, nor my @$&)!! humorous observations on life
Looking for unserved NICHEs in the TSU community! Thanks Agian!

Barbara Radisavljevic - January 3, 2015

You have saved me the trouble of writing my own guide. This is the most realistic guide I’ve seen since I started on tsu. I’m still foggy on the revenue sharing as to who gets what, but it really doesn’t matter to me that much. I can’t really envision myself having much of a down line. I concentrate more on creating content, making friends, and socializing. Surprisingly, a couple of people did sign up under me who I think will be active.

lluvia - January 7, 2015

thaaankyou!!!!!!!!!!!!;0;0;0;0; ..question: how do i delete my own posts ????

Wendy - January 8, 2015

Thanks for this review Scott. I joined tsu a while ago but was confused and never really did anything with it. Now I know what to do. 🙂 ~Wendy

Lidia Yurkina - January 11, 2015

Hello I was wondering if you can give me a tip. I am having issues with my tsu confirmation and I am not sure who to contact because i can not sign into my tsu account. I set up my account and every time it asks me to verify my email and I send it to them and it says not found. They have even emailed me asking to verify my email and when I click on the icon to resend my email for the confirmation it says not found. So i can not sign into my account. Perhaps I did something I was not supposed to? I posted a few of my own pictures that I got off of my facebook profile, but not directly from facebook, I coppied them to my desktop first. I also admit that I did not read the terms of agreement because I did not have time and was going to do this later. So i cant even delete my profile. I tried to contact their privacy department and recieved emails saying that this group may not exist.

    Scott Buehler - January 11, 2015

    Lidia, you’ll need to report this site bug to their support team. You can email them at [email protected]

Hasan - January 11, 2015

Hi Scott, I just joined under your name, I’m not sure but maybe I’m the 5000 friend for you by now 🙂

Well done bro, and thanks for the nice article.


    Scott Buehler - January 14, 2015

    Hey Hasan, thanks for joining under me, I appreciate that. Feel free to send me a PM anytime, I’ll gladly help you however I can.

Anshul - January 16, 2015

Hello Scott
I just made my account and I have some 18-20 friends.
I heard people earn money for views ,likes and shares . I saw my analytics and their were some views and likes listed there still I ain’t got a penny . Can you explain it

Musliah - January 20, 2015

how can cancel sent friends request in TSU ?

    Scott Buehler - January 22, 2015

    Unless you took my advice to also follow those you friend, you’ll have to remember who you friended to go in and cancel it. If you did remember to follow those you friended, I explained how to do it in this guide.

lilou rutten - January 25, 2015

I want to ask how to remove a friend request from my account in Tsu

Clay Montgomery - February 8, 2015

This is good stuff, Scott. It’s obvious you put a lot of time and energy into this article and I’m recommending it as the Go-To Guide for all my new Tsū friends and followers.

John Messina - February 12, 2015

First I want to thank you Scott for taking the time out in creating this TSU User Guide. I just joined yesterday and was kind of overwhelmed a little in trying to figure out everything. Your guide is a tremendous help and I’m sure I will keep going back to it.

Thank you…….John

Freedom Goodbird - February 16, 2015

Hello there! Thank you for great info!
Well i’m using tsū and i l♥ve it but the thing is I DON’T KNOW HOW TO POST ACTIVE GIFS on tsū.. and i was hoping you could help me with that..

Thank you!

    Scott Buehler - February 25, 2015

    Freedom, you have to find a DIRECT LINK to a gif file hosted elsewhere and paste that into Tsu and post it as a linked post. It will then animate on Tsu.

Anabell - March 20, 2015

Thank you Scott. I’ve noticed several people in my art community using this network. After reading your article I finally understand what it is all about. I’m not so sure it will be for me but I will give it a try.

Rajib - April 21, 2015

Your post is very helpful for me. Thanks for share tips and your experience.
Please tell me about earn in tsu that what is minimum requirements for earn at tsu?

Juergen Neumann - April 24, 2015

well done

Gene Twaronite - November 19, 2015

Thanks, Scott – great guide!

Thomas - January 6, 2016

Hi Scott and thanks for the guide. Excellent read. I think I am coming in late to this blog as I think it was initiated in 2014 . Anyhow, I have a question. I started about a year ago. Went “guns blazing” and in bull headed fashion got 5,000 Friends on two pages. I have no idea who any of them are and I think that was one of my mistakes. Anyhow, let me cut to the chase.
The two pages I have are under different Sponsors. Is that legitimate?
If I start another page can I have another Sponsor?
My category of interest has been comedy and I was spending 4-5 hours a day creating original content. But here is the thing. I want to start a farm, to be more specific in Cambodia for profit and to teach the community to be self reliant. I am passionate big time about this Progressive Farming concept and even have started a Crowd Funding project to raise funds. Could not find y short code


My questions to you are as follows:

1. Restated – Can I have a different Sponsor as I would like to find one who can direct me properly.
2. I am creating farming Jpegs I think could work for promoting the concept but not sure which way to go. I did not see any Groups that were into farming. Would it be better fr example to look for Investment Groups if funding is what I want (and it is)

Any suggestions are appreciated. If you steer me in a good direction, I am definitely open to having you as a Sponsor (if you’ll have me 🙂


Deinma Adolphus - May 6, 2017

Please send me your referral link to sign up with TSU The link on your website does not show up to be filled in. I really enjoyed the detailed information you wrote about TSU. Excepting your feedback.

    Scott Buehler - May 11, 2017

    Deinma, sorry, Tsu shut down.

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