I am a bit over 6 months into Empire Avenue(EAv); so I guess it is time to help folks understand what I am doing. I was very fortunate to have excellent guidance that helped me focus on being successful with EAv. The advice was simply to concentrate on building wealth. Everything else will follow. I have found that continues to be true.
I am not a Social Media or any other kind of rock star. I joined Empire Avenue because I didn’t really know much about Social Media. I started with dormant LinkedIn account and a few hundred friends on Facebook. I really wanted to us EAv as a sandbox for learning and experimenting. It has gone reasonably well. My Klout score is 77. My Kred is 762/8. My PeerIndex is 66. I have thousands of FB, G+, Twitter, LI, other connections. I have an active blog presence on WordPress, Blogger, & Tumbler. I am a TrustAnchor in TrustCloud and have a presence on a ton of Social Media platforms.
- Invest aggressively for growth in the beginning.
- Complete tons of missions. Do them well and build a good reputation.
- Shout always, often, and everywhere. Thumbs up are good also.
- Avoid creating missions unless you have a serious need. Do them infrequently and not as a crutch.
- Avoid buying the really expensive stocks. Purchase enough for a reasonable buy back; since they will frequently max in you, but do not try to match. The big players understand. They know if you try to match with them, it will hurt your ability to play EAv.
- As your income increases, focus on high dividend stocks to grow & stabilize your income.
- Do your Pie upgrades early. They hurt, but they are necessary for your growth. Dessert is OK, but not a great value early in the game.
- Do your Portfolio upgrades as necessary. Be sure to clear your Portfolio of slider stocks first to clear space. This is the one place where I think that spending cash might have been smarter. Seems like a Portfolio upgrade costs one to two days of income to buy with eaves.
- I usually don’t check for mission thieves, but when I do…I report you, I block you, and I ask my friends to do the same. Typically that will turn you red. It is a bad value; so just don’t do it.
- If you sell me, you are stupid. I guess that is arrogant, but I have never had a red day and my dividends are rising; so why sell? I usually don’t check or worry much about that either, but if I happen to catch such silly behavior, I use the same strategy as I do for the mission thieves…sell, block, & ask my friends to do the same.
- If you don’t invest back in me, I consider you my savings account. If you turn red, your dividends drop, you quit playing, or I am broke; you are at risk to be sold.