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If you’ve been around the traffic exchange and related community very long, you likely know my very good friend and fellow blonde Southerner Sunny Suggs.

Sunny is out there in the online trenches every single day working hard as well as being social, day in & day out; is one of the hardest working folks in this industry; & has helped sooo many people. More than I could name in a week, and that’s only the ones I know of!

If you’ve been around the TE community very long, whether you’re a surfer or owner, she’s probably helped you with something sometime, and if you’ve been in online marketing elsewhere you may have run across her and her happy helpful self as well.

Sunny has singlehandedly put out some of the most consistently helpful programs in the industry, for many years. A while back she had a great program called All About Traffic Exchanges, you may remember.

Well, now Sunny’s brought that same concept back in another, even better site!

==> (click here to check out What Are Traffic Exchanges?)

What Are Traffic Exchanges? may not only show you things you may not have known before about TEs – it also includes in-depth videos and e-books outlining all the details (and I do mean pretty much literally ALL) about a few special traffic exchanges (including the traffic exchange I co-own, Sound Surf Live).

Even if you’re an old hat at TEs, here’s where it’s really valuable to current members and TE veterans – you can re-brand the e-book and give it away to your new and potentially new downline members. That’s a great way to help build your downlines and really help your new folks!

Show your support for one of the hardest-working and most consistently helpful folks in our community and check out Sunny’s awesome new program now:

==> (go grab all the helpful e-books & videos included in WATE now!)

P.S. (If you’re a traffic exchange owner and interested in having an e-book/video/e-mail series created for your traffic exchange like the ones currently in WATE, just give Sunny a shout!)



So if you’ve been following the Black Friday deals we’re having at Sound Surf Live (in conjunction with our partner sites, TE Racing League and Downline Kreator), then you’ve probably seen the Audio Ad package deals pop up several times since our sale started Thursday.

Right now during our Black Friday super sale, all of the Audio Ad package BF deals are 70% off regular price. Since September or so I’ve several times offered Audio Ads at 2-for-1, 3-for-1, and even 4-for-1 deals… and probably will continue to for a while at different intervals.

People seem to be somewhat confused about the Audio Ads though, so I was hoping to clear some of those mysteries up here while this weekend’s sale is still going on, and give you an idea of why they could be such a valuable advertising tool for anyone who makes use of them.

If you’ve surfed at Sound Surf Live with the sound on, then you’ve heard the Audio Ads plenty. The Audio Ads play about every 5-6 songs on each of our five channels.

Every hour, the random picker picks a set of Audio Ads to play – either one 60-second ad, two 30-second ads (usually), or four 15-second ads – and the picked ads are aired on all five of our channels at SSL for the entire hour.

Yep. The ENTIRE hour, on all five channels. For every 50 Audio Ads you purchase, you in all actuality get 250 (50 x5) spots aired total among all five channels.

Maybe you’re starting to see now why these Audio Ads could be really, REALLY powerful. Your ad would be getting heard, repeatedly, throughout the day every day (especially right now when we don’t have many in the system – anyone who buys and uploads Audio Ads right now would have a near-monopoly on them!).

And you basically have a captive and fully-engaged audience listening to your ads. The Audio Ads are heard by all who are listening to the radio stream (and most of our surfers do), and people have to keep surfing to keep the stream going – if they pause for more than a minute, the stream shuts off until they click again.

I’ve fielded some questions and comments here and there since we opened about whether or not SSL’s Audio Ads interfere with ads in the surf that have audio, and my answer to that is nope, not really. Between the varied volume levels and the fact that either can be paused to listen to the other, neither really distracts from the other, in my experience anyway.

I hear both at the same time all the time surfing and I really never have any trouble differentiating between the two (and I can always start the video in the surf page over again if need be).

When an Audio Ad plays at SSL, a highlighted link pops up in the surfbar that surfers can click and follow to your intended target URL and check out your site or opportunity. Sweet, no?

Who can purchase and submit Audio Ads? Anyone! They’re not just for program owners, literally anyone could make and submit an Audio Ad for, well, anything they want to promote!

What seems to confuse people the most is how to go about making and setting up hosting for an Audio Ad. Believe it or not, that part’s pretty easy.

You could always make your own if you have a microphone – and in these Skype and cam days most of us do. If you don’t have the software yourself or the know-how about how to record yourself, if you just Google “record an MP3”, you’ll get a veritable ton of results for online MP3 recorders (many of them free of charge) or easy instructions on how to DIY it.

You can also go to Fiverr and get one made for you, and professionally and very inexpensively. In case you didn’t know, a very large majority of the audio and video stuff you hear and see around the traffic exchange community on sites, in ads and more, came from Fiverr.

And there are other avenues for getting things made online too, but Fiverr’s probably the most popular (and probably the most inexpensive generally).

Once you have an audio ad finished or made for you, all you have to do is go to Sound Surf Live and purchase an Audio Ads package – either 15, 30 or 60 seconds (and the Audio Ad needs to be an MP3 in one of those three time allotments). You buy the package, then enter the URL where the Audio Ad is hosted, and enter the target URL you want people to go to if they click on the ad’s link in the surfbar. After we manually approve the ad, it’ll run until it runs out of spots.

How long should your Audio Ad be? Most people that have submitted them in the past have gone for 30-second spots, though 60-second spots are just as welcome.

15-second spots are also fine, though they tend not to get played as often (if there are not at least four 15-second spots in the system, the picker won’t pick 15-second ads that hour). The more 15-second spots that are submitted, however, the less that should be a problem in the future.

So where can you host your Audio Ads? Also easy. If you have your own website and domain, you can upload your ad there and just give us the URL directly to the ad.

Or have Sunny host it for you! That’s the easiest option, especially if you don’t have your own website and domain – Sunny Suggs made audio ad hosting available a while back at Your Splash Hosting for an incredibly low cost. All you have to do is click here and set your account up and you’ll be ready to upload any audio ads you make or have done for you. Easy peasy!

I think I’ve addressed most of the things I think have had people confused or unsure about Audio Ads, but if you have questions, feel free to leave them in a comment here on the blog and I’ll respond (or find someone who knows the answer if I don’t).

In any case, I wanted to get this out there while we still had our Black Friday sale going with all of our Audio Ad packages marked down 70%. So while the sale’s going on, next time you see one of our Black Friday deals on Audio Ad packages, give it some serious thought. Anyone can have an Audio Ad at Sound Surf Live – and the huge benefits that can come with them!



Let’s take a short break from business talk for a little bit, and let me tell you about Tojo, one of my cats.

Tojo has become an veritable expert in mouse annihilation. Where we live, we’re surrounded by a heavily wooded area that is full of mice, raccoons, and deer – all of which frequently wind up visiting our yard.

Unfortunately the mice like visiting our house as well as the yard… which is why we’re glad we have Tojo. He has become an absolute expert serial killer of mice. Very few, if any at all, mice get past his watch.

The mass mousicide really got underway last fall when the weather started turning cooler and the mice were obviously looking for a warmer place to nest than the woods. Tojo’s first kills, compared to more recent ones, were rather tame. He’d play with the mouse until it was too tired to move, and then he’d make his big move and BAM. No more mouse.

In his first few weeks of serious mouse extermination, he ended the little rodent lives of about two dozen mice. He became a mouse-killing MACHINE.

Lately Tojo’s mouse destruction has somewhat, as my friend Sunny Suggs likes to say, escalated. We find the mice in pieces, or – like the one I discovered earlier this afternoon after he was done with it – mangled and fairly unrecognizable as a former mouse.

Whereas before Tojo seemed to be shooting for becoming the Ted Bundy of cats, nowadays he’s somewhat disturbingly more like the Hannibal Lecter of cats.

In all this mouse-hunting and mouse annihilation activity, I have discovered a few things about Tojo.

He is patient. He’s persistent. He’ll hunt a mouse for hours, or days – or weeks – without giving up. He’ll sit in one place and stare at the same spot for hours and hours, never making a move until he gets what he’s waiting for.

At one point in time last winter, I kept telling him he was out of luck, he’d done away with all the mice. Within a few days, he proved me totally wrong when he deposited a fresh kill in his food bowl.

He just never gives up, ever. It may take a while, sometimes a long while – but inevitably, eventually, he gets what he’s waiting for. Which leads me to my next thought…

So many people give up in this business we’re in ALL the time. I see people promoting one thing, and before a whole month’s gone by they’ve given up on that and moved on to something else.

Or they promote something for a few weeks or months and then disappear from the horizon altogether, only to return five or six months later promoting something else – then doing the same thing over and over and over again, for years.

Then there are the folks I tend to think of as serial opportunity bloggers/websiters. They build a blog or website around one single opportunity and present themselves as experts and/or super successful in that opportunity.

Then when you go back to their blog or website two or three or four months later, they’ve wiped the site clean of the previous opportunity they were promoting (which obviously didn’t work in that whole two or three or four months they gave it) – and are now promoting something else and presenting themselves as successful in the new thing. (And over, and over, and over again.)

Probably nine out of ten people in this community give up before they ever have a chance to get anywhere, I’d guess. Maybe you are or have been one of them.

That said, if you’re one of those folks, I would recommend you at least try this before giving up yet again. I wrote about it the other day.

Plus One Success is brand new, just launched this week, and it will give you a 30-day plan of action of things you can do to try to improve on your efforts and make things better. Most of them are bigtime easy, most don’t cost a penny, and it’s stuff anybody can do.

It won’t cost you a dime to download it, read it, and try out the suggestions inside. Grab your copy here and give it a go.

(Tojo would approve.) :-)


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