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So you probably know TimTech launched ListViral yesterday. I gotta admit, I wasn’t too sure about this one at first… and you know I’ve been friends with Jon and Tim and Justin many, many years and have always been a big supporter of their programs and products, but I was admittedly a little hesitant about the price tag at first on this one. I’m no cheapskate, but eh, I’m pretty picky about recurring subscriptions in general.

And then I saw ListViral in action, and I just have one word – WHOA. What happened during the first hour or so after I signed up just kinda blew me away.

So okay, let me back up here…

Even though ListViral existed before, this week wasn’t really a relaunch of the program – because the new ListViral is truly a whole brand new and different product. ListViral previously, when it was owned by Matt Baker, was a mailer. The new ListViral is not a mailer at all, and the best way I can explain it is that it’s a viral list building tool that’s kinda like list building on steroids.

If you were around about six years ago during the Clickbank Pirate boom (or, more recently, Covert Commissions), it’s kinda sorta a little bit like those, offering different product packages within to promote that came with ready-made promo materials… but different in a lot of ways too.

Still, though, the push-button everything-set-up-for-you that came with those programs is more or less the same, except one of the big differences here is that the list or lists that are instantly set up for you with a click of a button truly are 100% your lists. Yours, yours, yours – you control those lists totally, forever (at least as long as you have RocketResponder).

You click a button and the e-mail series immediately appears right there in your RocketResponder account, a whole e-mail series of about a month’s worth to get you started, that you can always add more to as time goes on. All yours. (That wasn’t quite exactly true with Clickbank Pirate – they mailed for you, but those subscribers were basically their subscribers.)

The new ListViral setup was built to work directly with RocketResponder and only works with it, which I guess might annoy some AWeber and GetResponse and TrafficWave stalwarts but if you’ve already got RocketResponder (I have it and one of the other aforementioned biggies too), that’s a bonus.

And if you don’t have an autoresponder and/or are a newbie, you can’t get much more simple and easy to use than RocketResponder anyway. (And you can always get this super step-by-step program too if you need help with RocketResponder.)

You get lead capture pages and, in some cases, banners for each package you pick, some of which are only available to certain membership levels. There are three levels of membership – Basic, Club, and Elite – the Basic membership level is pretty inexpensive and you get access to a limited amount of stuff, and the Elite level has access to everything the other levels get plus more.

Commissions are 10% for Basic, 20% for Club, and 50% for the Elite level, and the Club and Elite levels have access to something called the Launch Cloud that can help you virally promote if you’re launching a new program or product.

There’s also a pricier one-time add-on to the Elite level you can get where TimTech staff will literally do everything for you – say, if you’re a program owner and want them to do a custom promotion for your program, they’ll do it ALL, as long as you remain on the Elite plan.

But what I really wanted to tell you about was the List Boost Maximizer, that only comes with the Elite level membership. This was the thing that blew me away yesterday.

So I joined, and then I picked my product packages and clicked the button for each that – BOOM! – immediately set up the e-mail series for each in my RocketResponder account. And that’s all I did. I didn’t promote ListViral or any of the products, hadn’t gotten around to any of that yet.

Still, within an hour or so, I noticed I had three new subscribers to two of those ListViral product package lists in my RocketResponder account… without me having done anything at all!

It just so happened I was talking with Janelle from TimTech at the time about a couple of other issues. I told her what I’d just noticed with the new subscribers and said, “Did those come from the List Boost Maximizer thingy?” and she emoticon-smiled and said “Yep!”

Now that’s pretty cool, for me to have done absolutely NOTHING and gotten three new signups to my lists. That alone is pretty impressive.

How does that happen? Well, if you’re an Elite level member, your ListViral products/lists get promoted on the thank you page of other ListViral members’ lists, basically, giving the person looking at that page the option to check out your product/list. That’s pretty doggone viral!

Anyhoo, yeah… I was a little on the fence until I saw that happen in real-time and then, again, I was just like WHOA. Very impressive, that. Whether I choose to remain at the Elite level in the long-term, I don’t honestly know for sure – it’ll depend on my results, which are certainly looking good based on the first hour of membership! – but here’s the thing…

The Elite plan is available right now, during the initial launch, at a 50% discount from what it will regularly be. That’s a pretty humongous price drop and considering what it can do… well, I have worked pretty hard over many years to get subscribers to my lists, so to have that happen literally on auto-pilot like that with me having done NOTHING yet is a pretty big huge plus.

The Basic and Club levels are also currently available at discounts as well, but let me warn you – all of those discounts will only be available for the first two hours after you join. So be prepared for that in advance (and the Basic and Club levels don’t get the auto-pilot-ness of the List Boost Maximizer either, so you might wanna consider the Elite while it’s at the 50% discount!).

I’ll add here before I go that they admittedly probably need to add a little descriptive “what is this?” FAQ-type info ASAP, ‘cos I foresee that as ListViral gets promoted more and more outside of the general TimTech/CTP realm and into non-TE marketing, as well as to people in TE Land who aren’t able to attend the daily conferences, they are probably going to get overwhelmed with support tickets asking what the Launch Cloud or the List Boost Maximizer and other extras are. But I’m certain they’ll be adding FAQ-type info soon (and Janelle, Brenda, Tom and even Jon aren’t generally terribly hard to find anyway).

In any case, yeah, sorry for the long review – I really am trying to get away from very lengthy posts as a rule – but there was a lot to cover here if I was going to give a thorough product review on my initial impressions of ListViral. And now I have!

So if you’ve a mind to, check out ListViral and see what you think! Have a good weekend, and I’ll be back for sure next week ‘cos I have something very educational on the back burner I need to write about before I explode… ha! See you then! :-)



Today’s a pretty special day. Let me tell you why…

As you probably know, Jon Olson and I go back a pretty long way now. Even back before TE Live ever existed.

Before I stumbled across TE Live on its inaugural day in 2009, a while before that I was stumbling, like the silly starry-eyed newbie I was, into places like the old SWAT and Affiliate Funnel conferences nearly eight long years ago now. Soaking up all the information I could like a sponge from folks like Jon, Tony Tezak, Paul Kinder, Mike Paetzold, Tim Linden, John Guanzon, Jerry Iannucci, the late great (and always funny & loud) Jerry Reeder, and so many others.

I’ve probably heard every single Jon Olson “nugget” there is umpteen hundred bazillion times by now, over all those years. Still, I go listen to what he has to share most every day, even sometimes still learn something new. Most definitely I often get reminded of things I forgot about – or things I do know and did learn long ago, but should be paying more attention to.

Jon’s been working on a secret project for a little while now, but it’s something he’s been wanting to do for a decade or more, and something he’s super passionate about and always has been. When he told me what it was all about – and especially some of the extras you can get access to in addition to the basic product – I was just like, “Wow, that is just SO you!”

If you know anything about Jon Olson, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that what Jon and TimTech are launching today is called +1 Success.

+1 Success is based around a concept Jon talks about and encourages others to do all the time regarding improving daily, doing something better the next day than you did the day before – and rinse and repeat. He not only believes in “+1 daily” and walks the walk, but he talks the talk about it ALL the time and tries to motivate others to improve daily too.

The base product of Plus 1 Success will give you a 30-day action plan of really simple, tried and tested things you can do daily to improve your business and get better results day by day. It’s literally stuff that anyone can do – and most of it’s not only easy to do if you just decide to do it (some super easy!), but most don’t even cost a thing.

And if you really want to get serious about improving and learning, there are some extras you can grab that will totally blow you away – including an exclusive private networking and learning experience with other like-minded people in the community that is truly unlike anything there’s ever been before, in this community anyway.

Depending on just how serious you want to get about your business, there are several opportunities available – some very low or no cost, some higher, but there’s several varied opportunities within. (Oh, and there’s the potential of up to 100% commissions too.)

But the 30-day action plan inside +1 Success costs nothing – zip, nada, zilch. So hey, that part’s a total no-brainer to check out.

(Word of warning: If you’re interested in any of the first offers you see once you log in, you’re NOT going to want to skip them. I know we all sometimes skip past them sometimes thinking we can probably get the same price later – yeah, I’ve done it too – but that won’t be the case this time. If you pass the first time on something you’re interested in, it’ll be significantly higher later.)

Anyway, I’ve held you here long enough.

Go check out +1 Success right now, it’s really cool! And my challenge to you is to find something in the action plan inside to do today that you can do to make your business better – and just do it!



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.)

 


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