Many people are not aware of Empire Avenue and what it even does. Empire Avenue or EA is what you may call a game, however the benefits that come out of it are great. What it is, it’s a platform where you can buy and sell virtual stock which is based in a currency called Eaves. You are probably wondering now what makes your stock worth buying? In order to be considered a “good buy” all depends on your social media efforts.
Empire Avenue allows you to connect your social media networks, and the value of your stock depends on how active and engaging you are on your social networks. The more active and engaging you are, the higher your dividends are- and as a result, your stock increases because you will have more investors buying. It is not at all a coincidence that those who are considered to be “good buys” frequently have high Klout scores. And now I am going to talk about why I love EA.
I have to say that I find EA to be one of the best platforms online to network with people and form good and strong relationships. Many of them can turn into clients, customers or even joint venture partners- not to mention some great friends. And yes, you can create good relationships anywhere. However, with EA, you can find some very strong communities and end up connecting with others in different ways. I have to say that most of my tribe has grown because of becoming an active member on EA.
One powerful way to network is through conducting missions. Missions allow you to receive traffic or engagement on any social media platform of your choice, or you can even conduct missions for people to give you some website traffic and to join your list. The sky is the limit with that. However in order to conduct missions, especially good quality missions that other EA members will take- you need enough Eaves in your account. How do you end up with more Eaves? By having EA members constantly invest in you because your social media activities are strong as well as completing the other members’ missions and collecting Eaves that way. If you are consistent with doing those two simple things, you will end up with enough Eaves to conduct any type of mission of your choice. If you refer friends to Empire Avenue, you will end up with more Eaves that way too.
By the way, there are different levels of EA now as you have a choice of becoming a premium member. However, by being a free member, you can still get a lot out of EA. You will not be able to conduct more than 5 missions at a time, and I honestly find you really do not need to.
Just beware, like with anything else you need to use Empire Avenue with caution. Firstly. you will not want to invest in just anyone’s stock, especially if their dividends are low due to little social activity. If you invest too much, your dividends and stock will drop. You will also want to be mindful with how you conduct your missions and be careful not to game the system. Some who had the best intentions to not game anything have gotten carried away with it, and therefore ended up getting into trouble. And if you do take other people’s missions, be sure to complete them as if you don’t, you will be rated negatively and that will affect your stock and dividends. If you are unable to complete a mission (it does happen, especially if you are working at missions through your mobile phone and a mission leads to a non-mobile friendly site or if you become distracted and the phone rings, or if the computer crashes)- be sure to inform the mission runner. Chances are he or she will understand and allow you to complete at a later time and not give you a negative rating.
However, I do encourage anyone developing a social media presence which is a necessity for entrepreneurs and job seekers, or anyone dealing with the public professionally- to click here and join Empire Avenue. Chances are, once you join you may not know what to do with it. Be sure to contact me and I can arrange a time with you to help you out!
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As you know I’ve been playing on EA for a while myself and I have some mixed feelings about it. While I know a little about social media and how one can optimize their social media presence, I consider it a means to an end as opposed to an end in itself. So one thing I’ve noticed about EA is that in liking, sharing, retweeting other peoples content in order to earn eavs, I’m exposing my audience to content not really related to my actual interests, and my chosen Klout topics were changed automatically to reflect that. So it comes across as a group of people into social media as a topic in and of itself, posting about social media, and promoting each others content about social media to each others audiences that are also into social media. Whereas if somebody is into fitness and wanting to build an audience also interested in that topic, they run the risk of losing them by retweeting blogs about how to get blog exposure and linkedin infographics instead of relevant content. If the people using the platform were interested in social media as a tool for promoting abc and xyz topics instead of more posts about social media, it would be a more efficient tool for people like myself.
Hi Isadore, I understand where you are coming from. I know they are working on what you had expressed concerns about. There are ways as well to go around only the social media aspect however it is a tool and if you don’t make the most of tools, it will not necessarily serve you well. Perhaps we can find time to chat further about this!
I have really enjoyed this post. Personally, I’ve found Empire Avenue a powerful way to connect with people in my industry and a valuable source of joint venture partners. Great post. Well done, Miriam.
Thanks so much for commenting Deanna and so glad you found EA to be powerful as it sure is, when used correctly.
Miriam you are so savy and helpful. I even learned new things reading this post. Like I didn’t know that EA is working on categories for members. Of course communities are already forming and growing on EA, but this offers a different dimension and new dilemmas. I currently love the vast variety of topics that are covered through EA and its members. I think that limiting to members to topics could potentially have some drawbacks as well. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. I love a lot of things about EA, I love the community, and the people that I have developed friendships with online (across the world). I love that EA is based off the principles of reciprocation and equal energy exchange. I love the content and all the interesting things I learn through my friends at EA. EA rocks, its fun, its challenging, and it helps businesses grow.
Right on Jennifer, and thanks so much for the comment. All what you said is spot on about EA.