I’ve been experimenting with this relatively new, free to join, but invite only social sharing, profit sharing platform for about a month now.
Like anything new I attempt, I’ve been obsessive.
The thing is, if I’m willing to accept something new into my life, whatever that may be, small or grand, I must be willing to put time and effort into it.
If not. Then why bother?
Of course after giving it a shot, doing what I can to see how it works in my life, if it turns out not being worthy of my time and effort, if I’m not loving it, I’ve no problem walking away, closing the door, and moving on.
I’m not there yet with this new platform. I’m still getting a hang of it, trying to understand how it works. How to play the game.
I started three weeks ago. I’ve amassed nearly 600 “friends” and 220 “followers.” I’ve devoted I’m guessing 10 hours to posting and earned $1.
Before this, I’ve never analyzed or tracked my personal social sharing behavior, the amount of time I’ve spent posting my own content and engaging with others’.
I know for sure that since I started this new thing that I’ve posted so much more than I have before. Trying to catch up with the others who tease me with their 35K followers and post their analytics chart to show the enviable dollar amount.
So it’s hard to say, from the standpoint of monetization, whether it’s worth it or not for me to continue. If I already post anyhow, I may as well get paid for it, is my current stance.
But there’s a healthy load of skepticism in this venture.
I haven’t set a goal or timeframe yet. Sure, the ultimate goal would be to set myself up to a point where the system starts working for me. Where reward far exceeds effort and time.
I suppose this is the ideal ratio and scenario in every project, experience, situation.
It’s still early. I don’t know when and if that ratio will happen here–certainly not now and the way things are looking, anytime soon.
I’ll remind myself now of something I’ve read before that’s always stayed with me–from Seth Godin.
“‘Doing the best I can’ is actually not the same as ‘doing everything I can.’ When we tell people we’re doing the best we can, we’re actually saying, ‘I’m doing the best I’m comfortable doing.’ As you’ve probably discovered, great work makes us uncomfortable.”
I’ve not done everything I can… so onward!
If you’re curious about this profit sharing social networking platform, here’s your invite to join: http://tsu.co/marieeestrada