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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.

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.)

 



As you probably are aware if you’re very active at all in the TE community, I give away stuff regularly – credits and other free advertising from bunches of traffic exchanges, as well as some cash prizes (thanks to very generous sponsors like the TimTech gang and Tony Tezak) – via my other site, Win 10 With Lynn.

Here’s something you probably didn’t know…

If you enter for the Daily Prizes via Twitter very often, or have played or attended the weekly Traffic Break Trivia much, there’s a very good chance you have inadvertently wound up with some extra credits or banners and texts at one time or another at any number of traffic exchanges in our community that rotate external prize pages for their TE in the surf.

You know the ones – the Legacy group of sites, TE Racing League, Cup of Traffic, Surf Skeleton, Hit Funnel, DoubleNice Traffic, Bondsman, and others show external prize pages that give away credits, banners and texts in the surf at other traffic exchanges, and you’ve probably entered your username in them plenty of times while surfing and gotten those prizes.

Well, what happens sometimes is that I’ll be surfing after I’ve distributed usernames to my various sponsors for prizes from Win 10 With Lynn, but I’ll forget that I still have one of those winners’ usernames in my copy/paste cache…

And instead of pasting MY username in the box to get the prize from whatever TE’s external prize page I’m on, without realizing it I’ll paste the username of some person who won one of my prizes in the box, ‘cos THEIR username is still in my cache… and usually don’t realize I’ve done it until it’s too late and I’ve already clicked the submit button.

And if their username at that TE is the same as their username at whatever TE they won through me from (which it probably usually is the same name, most people have the same usernames everywhere), they’ll get the external prize page prize instead of me. Which is, you know, fine, just one of those happy accidents for the unknowing prize recipients, I reckon.

Usually when I start surfing, the first time I come across an external prize page and put my username in the box, I’ll highlight and copy it so I can just paste it in again and again every time I come across another external prize page. But yeah, sometimes I forget.

This phenomenon also occurs sometimes with CTP XP, now that several traffic exchanges have XP prize pages in the surf as well – Click Your Face Off, Cup of Traffic, Bondsman, and probably some more I can’t think of off the top of my head all have XP pages in their surf these days.

If your CTP username is the same as most of your other usernames, and you enter or play for any of my Win 10 With Lynn prizes very often – then yeah, you’ve probably gotten some XP accidentally from me for the same reasons as above.

It’s not a big deal to me, really – I correctly log in for most of those prizes with my own username plenty enough – but I get a chuckle sometimes when I realize what I’ve done, having someone else’s username in my cache when those external prize pages and XP pages come around in the surf.

And then I wonder sometimes if the “accidental recipients” ever wonder where that extra 250 or 350 or 500 banners and texts, or extra 10 or 50 or 100 or whatever credits came from that they didn’t know they had.

And if you did ever wonder – well, now you know!

P.S. So have you joined Lords of Lothar yet?

This new traffic exchange (and the ONLY one that is not only a TE but also an RPG) is the latest thing from the Goettman brothers and hottest thing around the TE community these days, and my Brian is now completely and totally HOOKED on it.

If you’re not a member yet, check it out now (you’ll technically be joining under Brian, but it’s our account) and prepare to enjoy your new addiction!

 

 


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