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Let’s talk today about the word Lifetime…. as in, a lifetime upgrade (to an advertising platform or any online site, for that matter).

If I purchase a lifetime upgrade to a site, then I expect three things, in no particular order:

1. That purchase is good for the lifetime of the site – no matter who owns the site or buys it later.

2. That purchase is good for my lifetime – i.e., until the day I, yep, die.

3. That purchase means I will never have to pay for an upgrade again. Some ads for lifetime upgrades even say that – what a concept!

If you purchase a TE or other site that has sold lifetime upgrades in the past, then it’s up to you to have done your due diligence and be aware of the fact that lifetimes have been sold, and how many. It’s not the members who purchased the lifetime upgrades problem if you didn’t do your due diligence and make yourself aware.

It’s also not the members who purchased lifetimes problem that they paid the previous owner of the site for their lifetime upgrade, and not you. You should have, again, done your due diligence and not expected members to pay you a second time for ANY upgrade just because you purchased a site that previously sold lifetimes.

Of course, nothing says you can’t cancel lifetimes and ask members that have already paid for a lifetime to pay again, I suppose, unless the selling owner stipulated as part of the sale that you must honor any lifetime upgrades sold. A lot of good owners will do, and have done, that very thing – stipulating the honoring of previous upgrades in the sale.

But even if there is no stipulation as such, the ETHICAL thing to do is honor those lifetimes (and yearlys and what have you) that were previously sold. That is most definitely the ethical thing to do.

Frankly, in my opinion and a whole lot of other folks’, it’s borderline (if not outright) fraudulent if you don’t honor those lifetimes previously sold… not to mention a real good way to ruin your reputation in the industry, hurt & possibly destroy your site, and find your site(s) banned at a lot of other sites that refuse to promote businesses they feel have acted unethically and/or fraudulently.

Better to close a site down, if you think it can’t operate without honoring lifetime upgrades previously sold – or better yet, don’t buy the site in the first place. Some might say closing down a site that has sold lifetimes is unethical as well, but most of us understand that things happen sometimes. Sometimes it’s just best to shut a site that’s failing or having serious problems down. In those cases, yes, a lifetime upgrade turns out to be for the lifetime of the site.

And if a site can’t function without honoring the lifetime upgrades that were previously sold by the previous owner – well, you can probably do the math on that.

Obviously this is something that has recently happened in the community, and I actually don’t personally have a dog in the hunt. I’m not a member (nor will I ever be, now, ‘cos of all this).

But as a site owner and the member of the community, I don’t like witnessing things like this happening because when something like this happens, it just does more damage in an industry that’s had to fight over and over again to prove many of us are good, honest owners that run honest and ethical businesses. I think we’ve had more than enough troubles in recent months with PayPal’s ridiculousness – stuff like this just piles more on the community as a whole.

Bottom line – When a new owner or owners buy a site and refuse to honor lifetimes previously sold, it winds up hurting us all – some way, somehow, whether a little or a lot. It’s still damaging to the industry as a whole, and – unfortunately and sadly – totally unnecessary.

My $0.02. Happy Friday and an invitation to join us at the Saturday Night Surf Party at Sound Surf Live tomorrow from 6-10pm Eastern for music & fun, party-time-only deals, hourly Door Prizes and more! Come hang out with us tomorrow night!



Greetings & Happy Holidays! Here late in the afternoon on Christmas Eve when I’m getting ready to embark on family season festivities this evening, it’s occurred to me what an absolutely terrible blogger I’ve been here in the latter half of 2017, so I thought I’d make a quick blog post as somewhat of a present to myself (for getting a post done) & any readers still with me, LOL.

This past summer & fall were real busy offline & online with us at Sound Surf Live, and things just got crazier and more time-consuming with, as you are probably aware, the Great PayPal Disaster of 2017 that left many advertising platforms, both large and small (and most that had been good honest online business owners that had never missed a commission payment and always paid on time), floundering and many searching for a new payment processors so we could continue doing business after PP decided they don’t want to do business with our industry.

Talk about painful. I know it hurt me to have to cancel subscription payments totaling in the thousands per year, and I can’t even imagine how devastating it was for big groups like KRM to have to cancel theirs. At least I still have a PP account, unlike some good business owners who were permanently limited… but my account is really mostly useless now for anything except for, like, buying groceries at Kroger or ordering pet supplies from Amazon. Nothing business-related, and that sucks.

That all said, a lot of your favorite advertising platforms are probably hurting right now. Things have certainly slowed all around and in almost every aspect, and the situation is somewhat compounded by the fact that there are still programs active in the industry out there that are not paying commissions with any method but PayPal, so there’s the issue of those who can no longer use PayPal having commissions due to be paid to us sitting in limbo right now as well.

So when the post-Christmas rush dust settles, I’d ask you to remember your favorite advertising platforms & not forget about them (that is, unless you weren’t getting results, of course!)… not necessarily us at Sound Surf Live, per se, but whatever programs that have always been your favorites that got the PP slap this year. Everybody has their favorite TEs and I would expect that most anyone in the community has at least one in their group of favorites that had to cancel all their subscriptions this year.

We at Sound Surf Live are most likely going to be able to continue providing advertising services indefinitely even if things remain slow as they have and we’ll roll thru the punches, but some others probably won’t be able to. This has been tough on everyone, even programs that didn’t get hit, since they do business with those who did and those who did have been struggling.

Industry support & the community continuing to come together in the face of this disaster is going to be crucial in 2017, I believe. Many industry folks, both large & small, have been working behind the scenes to find ways to make this all better for everyone, but there’s still a long way to go.

There are many things that could be done that could help improve things in the overall picture. As a member & user, if you had a favorite program you didn’t re-upgrade in that was a program that worked for you, perhaps after Christmas or New Year’s you might re-up again. As an owner, if you haven’t made arrangements for your program/programs to pay commissions through Payza or another processor yet, perhaps that could be looked into in the new year.

Little things & baby steps. I know a lot of the big guns & experts have a lot of very good theories about things that could be done and changes that could be made to improve the situation overall, and a lot of them are very good ideas & there’s very capable people considering and working towards creating them. I’m just thinking about little things & baby steps today

In any case, I wish you & all of yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy (and much better) New Year in 2017! I am basically of the opinion at this point that things can’t get much worse than they did at the end of 2016, so they can only go up for the most part! Happy Happy & Merry Merry! :-)



So it was a big night for my pals in the Legacy Team last night with the launch of their newest program, Legacy Result! (As you likely know, I sent out an e-mail last night since blog post notifications by mail have been going out kinda slow lately, but I was behind last night anyway so e-mail was the quickest route anyway to share the good news!)

==> (click here to take a look at Legacy Result)

So what exactly is Legacy Result? Well, for one thing, it’s not just a traffic exchange, even though it has that function. Legacy Result also has a banner network co-op type thingy, a paid-to-promote function, some video training, and I’m told will eventually include a mailer function as well, plus a lot planned down the line to come.

Legacy Result also serves as sort of a “Legacy Central” where you can more or less manage all of your Legacy site accounts from one place, from all the many programs they owned before to their recent acquisitions from William Miller. If you are a member of any or many Legacy sites (and who isn’t, right?!) – this makes Legacy Result an extra valuable tool for your arsenal.

Needless to say, a site like Legacy Result has the potential to increase one’s commision earnings and downline activity quite a bit. If a newbie wanted to build their entire or most of their online affiliate business around one program, Legacy Result wouldn’t be a bad choice at all because it’s a big funnel to a lot of highly successful programs in one place.

You can also now build your list with Legacy Result super duper easy. Last night Marcus added a RocketResponder e-mail series that you can integrate into your own RocketResponder list and there’s a squeeze page in their Affiliate Toolbox you can use to promote that list (or of course, even better, create your own squeeze page to fit your individual personality and brand).

In any case, Legacy Result is a pretty big win-win here in my opinion for yet another big launch from the Legacy Team! They wound up launching it a bit earlier in planned so it would launch in conjunction with the newest Bigfoot Badge Hunt at ClickTrackProfit, so there’s still a lot within Legacy Result to be fixed and modified as well as a lot more stuff to come in the very near future.

So if you haven’t already become a member, check out Legacy Result today and see what all Ken and Marcus have set up for you there to help out your online business efforts. (And have a super rest of your week and upcoming weekend!)


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