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Just a quick thing or two today, as I’m a bit under the weather this morning…

If you are trying to build your list with traffic exchanges and looking for the easy button, here’s some great news.

Earlier this year, my friend and Traffic Exchange Live regular (and former Traffic Pro-X and now ThumbVu owner) John Guanzon and his partner Brett Phillips released TE Reports.

TE Reports now promotes 14 of the most popular programs seen in traffic exchanges and elsewhere, and if you’re a member of even just a few of them, TE Reports can be a very valuable tool in your affiliate toolbox.

Sean Supplee’s Take Action List Building and Carol Walczak’s Build Your List with Ease were recently added to the suite of programs in TE Reports, which also includes:

If you are already a member of any of these programs, you can benefit by using the squeeze pages in TE Reports simply because you can stand out from the crowd using a different squeeze page than the ones the individual programs give you.

All you have to do to use this easy squeeze page system is:

  • Fill in your affiliate IDs
  • Add your name & photo
  • Add your autoresponder code
  • Click “Submit” – that’s it!

… and you have just created a squeeze page that allows you to give away 14 affiliate commission exploding gifts while building your list.

More new squeeze page templates have also been added to TE Reports for upgraded members, who now have access to 28 premium templates and ready-to-use followup emails.

Be unique and stick out like a sore thumb (SOLAST) – check out TE Reports today and do something different than most everyone else is. It really helps when you do!

HEADLINES & COPY WRITING CRASH COURSE TONIGHT: So here’s the thing…

  • If your e-mail does not get opened…
  • If your squeeze page does not catch the reader…
  • If your sales page does not grab the reader…

Then your chances of generating cash are zero.

You can learn tricks of the trade from the experts tonight, as Jerry Reeder & Mike Paetzold are holding their monthly conference for upgraded members of Get Referrals Fast tonight (Wednesday) at 8pm EST, and the topic is “Headlines”.

If you’re not an upgraded member, this class alone could be worth the investment.

(PS The regular weekly free & open to the public conference is on for Thursday at 8pm EST as usual.)



So the good news is that my interview that was supposed to be yesterday for the Discover Traffic Exchanges Traffic Exchange Owners Podcast Marathon is being rescheduled for next week. I don’t know what day yet, but will certainly post as soon as I know.

And show host James Holmes had mentioned the other day a possible upcoming mystery guest being added to the event’s lineup (I know who it is… but I’m not telling!!!), so what is probably going to happen is that whatever day next week on James’ show, there will be two interviews that day much like there are all this week – one with the mystery guest, and one with me. So in essence, the Marathon’s being extended an extra day, so that’s cool.

So how come I didn’t make it for the interview yesterday?

Here’s the horror story of how my sorry day went yesterday…

  • 1:00 am-ish EST: I wake up after a what was supposed to be just a nap but wound up rather extended, and I’m getting kind of excited about the interview and can’t go back to sleep anyway so I just stay up, getting quite a bit of work done and also making several notes (in Notepad on my computer) about some things I wanted to be sure to touch on during the interview.
  • 7:00 am EST: I send out a mail to Traffic Pro-X members reminding them about the interview, and some other TPX news.
  • 8:00 to 11:30 am EST: People start waking up and coming online and I respond to several very nice and generous IMs and Tweets from various people wishing me luck on the interview and saying how much they’re looking forward to it and intending to be there. I’ve also by then posted about the interview here on the blog, posted a reminder in my blog’s Facebook group, and had been running the Discover Traffic Exchanges page all morning at Sweeva again as I had on Monday as well. The Sweevers had left many good comments on the page and responding positively all week so far, and some of them seemed to be planning to attend too.
  • 11:30 am or so EST: ThumbVu owner John Guanzon grabs me in IM and wishes me luck with the interview and we chat for a bit, and I also take the opportunity to ask him a few Traffic Pro-X related questions (since I bought TPX from John) that I thought I knew the answer to, but wanted to be sure in case any of them came up during the interview.
  • 12 pm EST: I notice my reminder to myself to switch the surf bonus at Traffic Pro-X to 3x, as promised in the mail to the members that morning, before the interview starts. But then I get busy with something else and don’t do it, though I plan to before the next hour passes.
  • 12:20 pm EST: Winter Perkins grabs me in IM (which is normal, Winter and I chat just about every day) wishing me luck and we get to talking about some design-related stuff and Reactive Adz and some all around general girl talk as we usually do.
  • 12:38 pm EST: Winter and I are in the middle of our conversation and I’m in the middle of typing a response to something she said and my monitor goes blank… BECAUSE MY POWER HAS GONE OUT.
  • 12:39 pm EST: Panic.
  • 12:40 pm EST: I call the utility company’s automated line and am told I am the first household to report this outage. Woohoo, I guess? I have 15 minutes before I’m supposed to call in for the interview.
  • 12:41 pm EST: Think, “Well, I’ll just call in and do the interview on my cell phone” – even though I had been planning to call in via Skype , because the one cell phone I had in service yesterday was old and starting to go bad, but figure I’ll just use it anyway. I also immediately turn on my laptop even though I know this is probably going to be futile (more on that momentarily).
  • 12:42 pm EST: Then I remember I don’t have the call-in number for the show because IT’S ON THE COMPUTER and I didn’t write it down AND I HAVE NO POWER. As are my nice little notes I made ON THE COMPUTER. Nor do I have any immediately helpful numbers stored in either of my cell phones.
  • 12:43 to 12:50 pm EST: A desperate series of calls to various people I could get to log on to James’ site and get that call-in number… IF I COULD GET A HOLD OF ANY OF THEM. I call my mom at work, my boyfriend, my sister, my godmother… and get nothing but voice mails and answering machines.
  • 12:51 pm EST: I call back up to my mom’s place of work and ask the secretary (who I don’t know) if she could maybe do me a big favor and look up something on the Internet for me. Which might not have been a problem… except she was having trouble hearing me and understanding me – my first realization that I might not be able to be understood and heard during the interview even if I could get my hands on the dratted call-in number. I give up and thank her.
  • 12:52 pm EST: I call the automated line at the utility company and am informed that I have already reported this outage, and would I like more information? I would, and next learn that 302 residences are without power at this time in 13 neighborhoods, and that utility crews are working to repair the outages “as fast as they can”.
  • 12:53 pm EST: I notice after I hang up that the “bad” cell phone, which had a full charge less than ten minutes ago, now has almost no charge left – the second realization that I probably would not be able to call in and complete the interview even if I got a hold of the call-in number.
  • 12:54 pm EST: My laptop, which is just about dead and really no longer works and has no working keyboard anymore, has booted up finally – though what I think I’m going to do with it due to the keyboard thing, I don’t know, since I can’t type in any websites to get to them. I also notice that somehow it has cleared my wireless network information and – again due to having no real keyboard anymore to speak of – I can’t log on to the wireless connection ANYWAY. Useless.
  • 12:55 pm EST: I am supposed to be calling into James’ show right now for a pre-interview sound check. It occurs to me to open up the other cell phone (which is on a pay-as-you-go plan, I don’t really use ANY phone enough anymore to justify a contract) – the “good” one – and see if there is a # code number I can call to automatically put more funds on it since I know it’s empty.
  • 12:56 pm EST: I find the account balance information section of the phone (I haven’t had it very long so took a minute)… which tells me to go to the website to add more funds. GREAT.
  • 12:57 pm EST: I call my mom’s home number, in hopes that maybe, maybe, maybe she went home for lunch, as she occasionally does… but get her answering machine too.
  • 12:58 pm EST: I call the utility company again. Still 302 residences without power, including me.
  • 12:59 pm EST: I pace. And panic some more.
  • 1:00 pm EST: I’m supposed to be starting the interview with James right now. Sigh.
  • 1:01 pm EST: I stare out the front window at the street… as if that’s going to get the power back on.
  • 1:02 pm EST: I walk back to the computer desk and flop down in my chair, defeated. There’s nothing else I can do and no one I can contact can help me or is available.
  • 1:03 pm EST: For a second I think about jumping in my car and driving to Starbucks, which is less than a mile away. But then I remember the whole half dead laptop/no working keyboard thing.
  • 1:04 to 1:14 pm EST: I flop back in my chair again, defeated again, and start thinking about not only this whole catastrophe but everything else that’s been going wrong and been very difficult in offline life lately and – nope, not ashamed to admit this – burst into tears and sob uncontrollably for a good ten minutes until I’ve about worn myself out, lol.
  • 1:15 pm EST: It occurs to me that I never did get around to setting the TPX surf bonus as promised to 3x before the power went out. (Sorry, TPX members!)
  • 1:16 pm EST: I grab a pillow and stretch out in my “nap chair”, staying awake in case the power suddenly comes back on. It doesn’t.
  • 2:00 pm to 2:15 pm EST: Somewhere in here I doze off, miserably.
  • 2:15 pm to 5:30 pm EST: Sometime during this period the power comes back on, but I’m asleep anyway.
  • 5:30 pm EST: My mother calls wanting to know what happened (she had forgotten about the interview and due to the whole bad phone thing I probably couldn’t really be understood on her answering machine anyway), and then informs me that she and my godmother (who, as you’ll remember, I’d also placed a desperate and unanswered call to) had been at the emergency room all afternoon.
  • 6:00 pm EST: I get back online and catch up with Winter and James, apologize and explain what happened, then discuss the whole rescheduling the interview next week with James, and life goes on.

So there ya go. That’s what all I was doing while you were wondering where the heck I was. Ugh.

Two things I have learned from this horrible experience (well, several things really, but primarily these two):

  • Put the call-in number for James’ show in BOTH cell phones’ contact lists (already done)!
  • I really, really, really, REALLY need a new laptop.

In any case, all that naturally pretty much ruined my whole day, and after getting a couple of things done after I was awake and had power again, I went back to sleep. I did get up later and listened to the hour that SHOULD have been my interview, and listened to Robert Puddy of Advertising KnowHow‘s terrific interview from yesterday.

The event continues today and here’s the schedule for the remainder of this week (all times EST):

If you can’t make the live broadcasts, no worries – they are all being recorded (or in the case of the ones that have already been broadcast, been recorded) and archived for later listening.

You can sign up to get the link and a reminder about it (and all the other interviews for the week) here:

==> Discover Traffic Exchanges

And again, I’ll post the information as soon as I know when my interview is being rescheduled for next week.

Sorry I missed it yesterday, gang… as you can see above, it really couldn’t be helped – and as you can probably imagine, I would have MUCH rather been there!

GET REFERRALS FAST UPGRADED MEMBERS TRAINING CONFERENCE TONIGHT: At least I hope this is correct and it’s still on for tonight… tonight should be the October advanced training session for upgraded members of Get Referrals Fast at 8pm EST.

Tonight’s conference is for upgraded members only – but the usual Thursday night conference tomorrow night at 8pm EST is free and open to all members of the public, whether members of GRF or not.

Thursday night’s conference with Jerry Reeder, Mike Paetzold and Jay Hines is going to be a special and different one than usual in that it’s going to be an open mic night and a Downline Builders Town Hall Meeting.

More info about this informal chat about building downlines is here on the Get Referrals Fast training blog. If you’re an upgraded member of GRF, join us tonight – and if you’re not a member at all (or if you are) and interested in learning how to build your downlines bigtime, join us at the free conference Thursday night!



I kind of let the day get away from me today, but wanted to be sure and post a note about this ‘cos I think it’s really important.

I was on a call with Jerry Reeder this morning and we talked about tonight’s monthly Get Referrals Fast conference for upgraded members, and we think this is going to be one that owners of traffic exchanges and other program owners won’t want to miss. The upgraded conference is tonight (Wednesday, September 1st) at 8pm EST.

You do have to be an upgraded member to attend, though – but if you frequently read my blog at all, or the Get Referrals Fast training blog, you already know there are plenty of reasons to upgrade in Get Referrals Fast and that I thoroughly encourage it, and it’s available at a really, really reasonable price. If you’re upgraded at many TEs, you can – and should – afford the upgrade, it’s just that reasonable, and well worth it.

Like I mentioned yesterday, I have added way more subscribers in the last two or three weeks to my list with one of the products only available to upgraded GRF members than I think I have since the beginning of the year.

You can upgrade, if you’re not already, at Get Referrals Fast, and you’ll be able to get the room location and password from the member area once you’ve upgraded.

The weekly training conference for free members is tomorrow night (Thursday) as always at 8pm EST, and you won’t want to miss it either, but it is available to all members free or upgraded and also available to members of the public – so anyone can come. And it’s going to be all about traffic, so you might not want to miss it either. You can read more about the Thursday night conference on the Get Referrals Fast training blog.

But seriously, the upgraded conference tonight is one that traffic exchange owners and other program owners probably shouldn’t miss if they can help it, there’s going to be some Jay Hines-made magic on the table that you’re gonna want to know about.

Hope to see you there – be there at 8pm EST sharp, ‘cos the P in Mike Paetzold really stands for punctual and doesn’t wait around for latecomers before starting! Hehe.

TEZAK TRAFFIC POWER CONFERENCE TONIGHT TOO: Yep, it’s that time again too tonight for the bi-monthly Tezak Traffic Power conference, all members (and anyone) are welcome to attend!

Owner Tony Tezak holds great conferences and keeps everyone updated on what’s new or coming to TTP, and lots of times you can score some awesome deals on ads at TTP if you attend… I’ve kinda got a hole burning in my pocket itching to buy more list ads tonight because they’ve been doing VERY well for me, so here’s hoping and fingers crossed!! :-)

Come join us at the Tezak Traffic Power conference tonight at 6:30pm EST – you can click here to get to the conference room!


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