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Any idiot can do what I do to make $ online. It's not rocket surgery, it's cake. Also, I like pie.

Not that I don’t see questions similar to these come up often anyway – I do, pretty regularly – but lately while attending various online gatherings (or watching replays), as well as reading blog comments or seeing such questions elsewhere in writing, I’ve been seeing questions like these come up a lot lately, from a lot of different people in a lot of different places.

So, it seemed like a good time to post this.

Here are super simple, easy answers to what are probably the top two most frequent types of questions I see asked in various places in the course of any month around the traffic exchange and ClickTrackProfit communities…

Q. How do I use RocketResponder? What does it do? What can I do with it?

A. Go to Your Email Series. Read everything there. Watch all the videos. Done!

Q. How do I use trck.me? What does it do? What can I do with it?

A. Go to Trackery.me. Read everything there. Watch all the videos. Done!

Yep. It may be hard to believe, but it really is all just THAT easy!

Have a great weekend, folks! I don’t know where March went so fast, but happy April & Easter!



How many traffic exchanges are you promoting inside traffic exchanges?

The answer should be zero. Unless you yourself own a traffic exchange, and in that case that’s all you should promoting in other TEs.

And unless all you’re looking for is a little spare pocket change, in which case you can probably move on and read something else besides this.

I am constantly amazed at the sheer number of traffic exchanges so many non-owner TE users promote in the traffic exchanges. Not only are they diluting their efforts by promoting what amounts to literally dozens of TEs, but the chances of seeing anything really come out of it are so very slim.

There are, indeed, a handful of people I can think of off the top of my head that probably make close to what amounts to a relatively decent living (or I’ve possibly incorrectly guessed that they do) promoting programs that they don’t own themselves.

Listen – they are few and far between, most of them have been around TE Land forever, and most probably are bringing in more like spare change, extra money, than anything resembling a living. Some of the ones that are doing pretty well would probably be doing all the more better if they’d start their own site of some sort.

“But Lynn,” you may be saying right now – “Don’t YOU promote traffic exchanges you don’t own?”

Not directly in the traffic exchanges, nope. 99% at least – no.

Okay, there is a very small handful of exceptions, and almost all have an incentive behind them, whether it’s promoting Traffic-Fusion three or four days out of every month (and NOT one day more) for an extra referral.

Or Lords of Lothar so Brian might be able to get some cool LOL stuff to further his LOL addiction (heh). A little tiny bit towards Traffic Exchange Brand ‘cos hey, that’s how the program works. A little bit towards some of the advertising co-ops, ‘cos that’s how co-ops work.

A couple of other exceptions may be that occasionally I may help out an owner friend or colleague in need, or something brand new has been launched by a colleague (in which case I generally don’t promote directly for more than a day or two or three).

And occasionally our Lucky 13 team in CTP Teams will mobilize for a promotion, like on all the Friday the 13ths this year that the four TE owners on Lucky 13 have the CTP Sub Game. (We’re pretty well branded as a team that way.)

But direct promotion, otherwise, in the traffic exchanges of someone else’s TE or other program? Absolutely not. I promote Win 10 With Lynn and Traffic Break Trivia, which is part of W10WL. I promote this blog you’re reading right now, though mainly with banner advertising these days since I mostly promote W10WL. And that’s generally it.

Sure, you’ll find links and banners for other people’s programs on both my sites. But I don’t promote anything, for the most part, but those two sites.

I’ve got tons of credits, generally, for the small and limited amount of “extra” stuff I do like LOL and such, which I know from reading and listening is not something a lot of people have on hand – tons of credits – at least not without a lot of work surfing and such to do it.

So especially if you have only a limited amount of credits? Then it’s even MORE important that you really should be promoting only ONE thing, and preferably not anything you don’t own (or, that said, admin or work for, as in, actually employed by).

Sure, every TE owner in the industry would LOVE for you to promote their business – but it’s THEIR business, not yours, and ultimately up to them to be promoting it. Those that are successful, programs they themselves own is all they promote directly in the traffic exchanges.

Robert Arnold may promote a few other things inside TE Racing League, but outside of TERL, he generally only promotes TERL or Downline Kreator, another program he owns. Tony Tezak generally only promotes Tezak Traffic Power at other traffic exchanges. You rarely get successful like Robert or Tony are by directly promoting other people’s stuff.

It’s perfectly OK to promote several things with your name and photo when you’re new and trying to brand yourself and get yourself out there and known. But after about six months or so, you really need to be finding out and figuring out what’s YOUR one thing, and only doing that.

It’s like playing a slot machine. You could spend all your time and effort promoting four or five, or a dozen or twenty or thirty, programs you don’t own, and maybe you get a bite every once in a while but your efforts are so very diluted that way, you’re just not likely gonna see much.

Better to pick ONE thing. Best case scenario – start a program of your own (preferably not a TE, there are far too many as it is).

Or you could start your own list, your own e-mail course or e-mail series about something you feel you have worthwhile stuff to share about. Start a blog – a blog IS a list and, indeed, was Tim Linden’s only list for years, his blog.

My pal Sunny Suggs can help you if you’re interested in starting your own program – it can be done pretty inexpensively – or your own blog. She’s pretty easy to find. She also created Your Email Series, which my friend Tom Wacker now owns and operates, and that can help you figure out what do about an e-mail series or e-mail course.

Already have a blog? Then you’re in luck, because you already have a list, if you have subscribers. If you don’t have subscribers, then get RocketResponder, since aforementioned longtime blogger Tim Linden created it to be the perfect subscription tool for blogs.

If you don’t want to do any of the above, then pick ONE thing – one program, one traffic exchange, one whatever. Promote it over and over, and then promote it some more.

We all want to build our downlines, right? So pick ONE downline builder that has your favorite and preferred programs in it, and promote ONLY that.

A program owner I know once told me they hated downline builders. I’ve also heard people say before that they only promote one downline builder among things they promote.

Guess what? Probably 99% of the programs in our basic niche in the TE community ARE downline builders, in one way or another. Some a little more so (CTP for instance), some a little less – but basically ALL of them are downline builders, some are just less obvious than others.

So pick one thing, or (better yet) build your own one thing. If you’re promoting multiple things in the traffic exchanges, then whittle it down to just one or two things.

Target your efforts instead of diluting them, and bring them to ONE funnel – whether it’s your blog, or a page on a website you build, or an e-mail series, or a program of your own you create, or one single program and downline builder of someone else’s that you want to promote – instead of trying to get them to pick and choose between five or ten or twenty or fifty different funnels.

Let’s say you’re carrying a big ol’ jug of water. What’s more efficient, pouring that jug of water into one single funnel and filling another jug completely full… or trying to pour it into ten or twenty or thirty or fifty funnels (and therefore risking a great deal of spillage, and not completely filling any of the other jugs)…?

You wouldn’t want to spill that water any more than you’d want to lose money and commissions, right? And a bunch of less-filled jugs amounts to pocket change instead of filling your pockets with anything truly substantial.

Work smarter. Find YOUR one thing, whatever it may be, and promote it until you can hardly stand to promote it anymore. And then promote it some more.

I’ve done it both ways, promoting a whole bunch of different things in the distant past, vs. promoting just one or two things.

Wanna guess which method works better and has been much more profitable?

(P.S. Thanks to many for all the very kind comments last week after my slightly more personal post. I was touched beyond belief and am still mulling over them and humbled and gratified. Thank you all SO much. – L.)

 



Seems I let nearly the whole month of January go by without a new post – oops – didn’t want to let the month end without something. I’ve sorta set a new goal for the rest of 2015 to try to write something new at least once a week, knowing full well that I’ll probably slip up a time or two or three (or more) before year’s end, but hey – that’s human nature, I suppose.

I’ve kinda had sort of a writer’s block lately, but it’s not exactly that, either. More like I’ve had a couple of posts bouncing around in my head for a month or two that have been simmering in the pot on the back burner, but are just not quite ready to be plated yet.

One in particular is about people who make money online vs. people who don’t make any, and it seems really important to me to scratch that one out soon. Mainly because I pretty much see the same mistakes that generally lead to NO money making, over and over again, every time I surf.

So, maybe that post will finally be fully “cooked” come Monday or Tuesday. It’s been baking in my head so long I feel like it’s about time to get it out of the oven!

For now, though, I did want to help spread the word that my pal Russell Stockley’s excellent and super valuable daily show, Fresh, has moved to a new time slot at 5pm Eastern, just after TE Live usually ends. It’s currently on Vokle every weekday except for Thursdays (when Russell holds his Cuppa Time game show at 8pm Eastern).

Fresh usually lasts around 15-20 minutes, sometimes a little more, and is centered around learning in the industry, especially about four of the more important aspects of online business in the traffic exchange industry. Mondays are devoted to marketing in general; Tuesday is about branding; design talk happens on Wednesdays; and Friday is all about list building.

It’s a huge opportunity to learn new things or better ways of doing them as well as just hanging out with others from the TE community, and often there are opportunities to win something (login spotlight ads, startpages, squeeze page design & more). Whether you’re a veteran or a newbie, I highly encourage you to take a few minutes out of your day to check it out.

I’ll be back here in the new week and new month of February next week with new thoughts, new posts, and a renewed motivation to do so, fingers crossed. January just kinda flew by without me really realizing it.

’til then, have a great weekend, and hey… feel free to go Click Your Face Off while you’re at it!

(Sunny Suggs did not pay me to say that – however, a happy Sunny is a happy Lucky 13 team room, so please feel free to help me keep Sunny happy, and Always Vote Sunny. Otherwise unicorns cry and that would be bad.)


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