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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.

So you probably already know that these days in online marketing, you really need to have a blog. Maybe you’ve been thinking about blogging, or already have a blog of your own – and that’s great if you do. You should!!

Blogging is easy… for some people. Don’t hate me because I’m one of them! Part of the ease for me comes from coming from an academic and literary writing background, and part of it’s just because I’ve been doing it so long, since back when I started writing about personal stuff nobody really cared about except for a few friends and family – back before blogs were even called blogs (lol). I don’t always blog every day like I should (I can see you shaking your head “no” in agreement over there, Mike Paetzold!)  :-)

Blogging can be a little bit more difficult and a daunting task for others and require a bit of a learning curve, but there’s another aspect of blogging that can often be a stumbling block for old school and newbie bloggers alike…

How do you get traffic to your blog???

What if I told you there are a relatively small number of free and easy to apply methods you can use to magnetically draw tons of traffic to your blog? And not only traffic – but super highly ultra-targeted traffic?

You’d like to get a hold of something like that, right?

Well, if you’re a struggling blogger, a newbie blogger, a thinking-about-starting blogger, or just a blogger who’d like to get more traffic streaming into their blog – it’s your lucky day.

It just so happens that the ace team of Jerry (Master Copywriter) Reeder and Mike (“The WordPress Guy”) Paetzold just released 21 Ways to Beam Traffic Directly to Your Blog the other day, and now you can get it too.

With 21 Ways to Beam Traffic Directly to Your Blog, you’ll find out:

  • How to get complete and total strangers to advertise your blog posts
  • The traffic siphoning methods the gurus use to ethically steal traffic from the biggest and most heavily visited sites online
  • Back doors to getting your blog on the first page of Google
  • Lots more!

The valuable methods in 21 Ways to Beam Traffic Directly to Your Blog are broken down into bite-sized pieces that are easy to follow and anyone can put this info into practice and make it work for them. All of the 21 ways may not apply to you and your situation, but there is definitely something in here (and likely quite a bit of the methods useful and applicable) for everyone.

I’m not just talking out of the side of my mouth pitching this report (and it’s free anyway).

I’m pitching it because it works.

I was given an advance copy of this report, and I don’t reckon it’s a secret that Mike has been helping me break some of my bad blogging habits lately (heh, when he can get through my blonde roots anyway) and try some new things blog-wise. After reviewing 21 Ways, I was pleased to see that there actually were a couple of methods that I had already been doing, but there were several others I hadn’t even thought about or ever heard of.

Between the new strategies suggested in 21 Ways that I’ve been putting into practice and all the good blogging advice that is free to be had at Mike and Jerry’s weekly List Building Conferences, I have seen a pretty dramatic and tremendous upswing in both traffic and results over the last month or so.

In a way, I’d kinda like to know what my results would have been had I been using some of these methods all along – on the other hand, I don’t think I wanna know because I’ll be kicking myself for not having thought to or looked into doing this stuff sooner!

And I still have some of the methods from 21 Ways left to get started on putting into practice – so there are surely more good results ahead! Thanks to Jerry, Mike, and Jay Hines (the cool dude in the group who takes ideas and makes them real) for putting 21 Ways together – it will surely help a lot of people find their way (and get tons more traffic!).

In any case, this stuff just plain works. It’s a very brief report and an easy read (and again, free) – and full of very, very useful stuff.

So whether you’re just thinking about blogging, just started blogging, or been blogging – check out 21 Ways to Beam Traffic Directly to Your Blog and get ahead of the blogging game – and get ready for rivers of ultra-targeted traffic when you put some of those 21 ways into practice!

Time to catch up on a week’s worth of Traffic Exchange Live, which has just been a lot of fun lately. There’s not really been anything “big” going on, just little stuff here and there and mostly I’ve just been laughing so much all the time my sides hurt. Funny, funny people I hang out with every weekday afternoon, I’m telling ya.

There was mysteriously no TE Live yesterday – all there was in the UStream room was a note that there would be no broadcast and a link to the HotConference room we used sometimes.  Jon gets a pass, as we were aware that he apparently moved 100% to Edmonton over the weekend; dunno where that slacker Linden guy was. (Okay, he MIGHT have been busy tracking down a tech problem at StartXchange I saw an e-mail about later in the day.)  :-)

I have mostly pictures and not a lot of notes from last week, for some reason. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Last Week on Traffic Exchange Live:

  • Jon Olson was live from Saskatoon last week for apparently the last time, as he’s now (I think) fully moved to Edmonton. Tim Linden was live from Rhode Island like he always is.
  • You can’t really tell it here, but this is Tim spinning around and around and around in his chair like a little kid for five minutes while Jon expounds on something:

  • We got to see a great deal of the youngest Olson, who is staying with his dad most of the summer. We also occasionally got glimpses of The Foot, who is a really sharp dresser if you can go by the 1/8th we see of her at the far side of the video view most of the time.
  • The world soccer stuff was a frequent topic many days and Jon was often watching the TV broadcasts during TE Live. On what I think was the Friday before last, The Foot was doing the happy dance because Ghana won. After the weekend, we were informed she was very upset and depressed over their subsequent loss.
  • Jon gave us a heads-up on upcoming improvements and changes coming to I Love Hits. Bracket surfing is getting a facelift, with the bracket standings soon to include being rewarded for updating your ILH profile page, being in chat, friending people and commenting on profiles. In other words, the rewards won’t ALL be about just surfing, and the more active you are on the site, the higher you’ll move up in standings in the brackets. Cool!
  • Lots of discussion in the room early in the week about the then-new Sweeva widgets and their popularity.
  • As often happens in TE Live, iPhone/iPad/iPod discussions abounded once again, and as we all know by now, Jon Olson’s one of Apple’s biggest fans and expounded at length about the iPad and other Apple stuff.
  • A new user in the room with a nickname said that Google is coming out with something that will bury the iPad. Jon countered that – as opposed to Apple – Google is not sexy.
  • Jon is shown here stating emphatically that Google is not sexy:

  • The Apple vs. Google discussion went on for quite some time.
  • I don’t think that Jon knew that Tim did this, but the video view was like this for a good long while that day, hehe:

  • Steve Jobs should really be paying Jon for all the live video publicity.
  • Jon hates the New England Patriots and the Ottawa Senators.
  • On Wednesday, Jon had made his post at Hit Exchange News about cash for surfing, which turned a little controversial within the TE industry, and of course subsequently we had a fair amount of discussion in the room about all that stuff.
  • Jon had BBQ on Tuesday night.
  • We also watched Jon pay bills and do taxes live on cam last week.
  • Tim’s Blendtec blender arrived, and I was VERY remiss in my last TE Live update about not talking about Tim’s obsession with this blender. The day that IM Faceplate launched, Tim spent most of that hour of TE Live watching videos about the blender and talking about it. The day after, he was still pretty fixated on the blender and had ordered it.
  • After the blender arrived, Tim explained some of the finer points of his new blender and his purchase of it,  his wife’s reaction to it, and his plans on what all’s he going to do with. We suggested that he brand himself as “Blendin’ Linden”.
  • “Blendin’ Linden” explaining more to the room about his new blender here:

  • Tim accepted a challenge from Jon – Tim and his wife have to do a video about the blender for an entire month, including Saturdays and Sundays. If he succeeds, Jon has to write him a check for $1000. Everyone in the room at the time witnessed the offer and acceptance of this challenge.
  • I told Jon he should have made the challenge two months.
  • On Thursday, Tim announced the release of the new Sweeva SMS surprise, which is now randomly rotating on Sweeva splash pages, and gave the TE Live viewers a sneak peek.
  • Then (as previously reported here on my blog) he laughed at me because I called the number instead of texting it. So I was about the only person that got to play the game (and won!) on voice before he removed that from the voice call status.
  • Then I texted the number like I was supposed to, with the promotional code at the time, and won 25 Sweeva experience points.
  • Which I was real happy about until I found out it was randomly set to give out anywhere between 1 and 1,000 experience points, so that figured.
  • Jon said on Thursday there are three things he never wants to hear we Americans complain about (as opposed to Canada): the price of cell phone service, gas, or rent.
  • On Friday, fabulously resourceful TE Live regular Jerry Iannucci showed us The Great Sweeva Widget Hunt post he made over yonder on his blog, where he’s collecting known locations of Sweeva widgets for those hunting the random prizes that appear on the widgets. Great idea, Jerry!
  • There was some discussion in the room about Team Ocean Swell having announced they were adding support of the MLM program NPN to their program, after we all read the announcement. Jon kinda called that (something like that happening) several months ago, when we (i.e. most of us regularly at TE Live) had a bit of a difference of opinion about the whole “team concept” and matrix-type thing with an administrator of that program.
  • And finally, Tim was being scary again:

  • GIVEAWAYS: I don’t think there were any giveaways last week. I could be wrong about that, but I don’t think so.
  • I CALL YOU OUT ABOVE, YOU GET LINKAGE: Safelist Marketing Tactics (Jerry Iannucci)
  • ALSO ON THE SCENE LAST WEEK: Diane Merriam, Jared Silver, Pamela, Stephen Whittle, Brenda Broyles, charles Smith, Mike Paetzold, Paul Brown, James Holmes, Lynne Sherman, Carl Bailey, Neil Grippa, James Vest, John Cheshier, Eric Goettman, Monty Ferbert, Ian Bakewell, Kevin Bailey – and of course, Winter Perkins.
  • QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Google is NOT sexy.” – Jon Olson

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