Lynn M Dot Net

Any idiot can do what I do to make $ online. It's not rocket surgery, it's cake. Also, I like pie.

So it was a big night for my pals in the Legacy Team last night with the launch of their newest program, Legacy Result! (As you likely know, I sent out an e-mail last night since blog post notifications by mail have been going out kinda slow lately, but I was behind last night anyway so e-mail was the quickest route anyway to share the good news!)

==> (click here to take a look at Legacy Result)

So what exactly is Legacy Result? Well, for one thing, it’s not just a traffic exchange, even though it has that function. Legacy Result also has a banner network co-op type thingy, a paid-to-promote function, some video training, and I’m told will eventually include a mailer function as well, plus a lot planned down the line to come.

Legacy Result also serves as sort of a “Legacy Central” where you can more or less manage all of your Legacy site accounts from one place, from all the many programs they owned before to their recent acquisitions from William Miller. If you are a member of any or many Legacy sites (and who isn’t, right?!) – this makes Legacy Result an extra valuable tool for your arsenal.

Needless to say, a site like Legacy Result has the potential to increase one’s commision earnings and downline activity quite a bit. If a newbie wanted to build their entire or most of their online affiliate business around one program, Legacy Result wouldn’t be a bad choice at all because it’s a big funnel to a lot of highly successful programs in one place.

You can also now build your list with Legacy Result super duper easy. Last night Marcus added a RocketResponder e-mail series that you can integrate into your own RocketResponder list and there’s a squeeze page in their Affiliate Toolbox you can use to promote that list (or of course, even better, create your own squeeze page to fit your individual personality and brand).

In any case, Legacy Result is a pretty big win-win here in my opinion for yet another big launch from the Legacy Team! They wound up launching it a bit earlier in planned so it would launch in conjunction with the newest Bigfoot Badge Hunt at ClickTrackProfit, so there’s still a lot within Legacy Result to be fixed and modified as well as a lot more stuff to come in the very near future.

So if you haven’t already become a member, check out Legacy Result today and see what all Ken and Marcus have set up for you there to help out your online business efforts. (And have a super rest of your week and upcoming weekend!)

It’s the inevitable question (or, The Inevitable Question). Sometimes it’s worded differently, but it’s more or less all the same question:

“So, what do you do?”

I have yet to figure out how to tell people who aren’t involved in the TE community or in somewhat related areas of online business, when they ask, just what it is I do online without sounding like an idiot.

Or if I make an attempt to explain at least a little bit of it, their eyes start glazing over. Then as soon as they can, they change the subject to something like, “So have you seen (so-and-so whoever) lately?“, or some other something or another conversation topic that they can understand and make sense out of.

It’s really difficult if that person doesn’t really do anything or much online at all. But I’ve even seen it happen with friends who DO operate businesses online, or at least a business with a visible and active online presence.

The guy who does computer repair all over a quad-state area regionally, for instance. He probably spends as much time in his online business activities as I do with mine, but he just can’t really comprehend and grasp the concept of traffic exchanges, safelists and viral mailers, surfing, autoresponders, and all that whatnot.

As I mentioned last week, we had a death in the family. So, of course, in all the ensuing funeral home/memorial service stuff that goes on when such an event occurs, I had out-of-town relatives in town for most of the week.

I maybe see two of the cousins about once every ten years, if even that much, at least since I was a teenager. One of them is the closest of the cousins to my age, so we have a childhood history. The other is quite a bit younger, and not too long after she was born came the point where I didn’t see them very much at all.

What one of them does for a living is easily explainable to anyone who asks – he’s a college professor. The other one, I’m a little less sure of what exactly she does for the company, but let’s just say she works for a Very Large Online Behemoth That Is Not Google. But I know enough about the company (and so would pretty much anyone) to have a pretty good idea of what she does, and not have to ask a bunch of questions.

So for all practical purposes, I pretty much know what they do.

Unfortunately, they are now probably more clueless than ever about what it is I do, since when one of them posed The Inevitable Question to me last week, I wound up just making a great big mess of trying to explain anything at all, which likely left them and anyone else within earshot wondering what the heck I was doing with this online whatever thing.

And even more ridiculous, I didn’t even get to the traffic exchange industry part – not that it would have likely helped explain anything anyway. More likely that would have just confused them further.

If I had to guess, I would say they all probably came away from that conversation thinking I was doing something sort of like selling Amway or Avon online, but not really.

And then wondered what the heck “online business” is supposed to mean, like maybe it’s kind of a code word for something else that… well, you know, who even knows what crazy picture I put in their heads with my futile attempt at explanation.

Thinking about the conversation later, I realized that the question that was actually asked this time had been not so much “So, what do you do?”, but instead was more like “So, what are you up to these days?”

In retrospect, I really could have just skipped the whole work/online thing and given some other kind of completely unrelated answer, and saved us all the trouble of them getting terribly confused and me feeling like some babbling idiot.

There was also the cousin who I do see and communicate with a little more often, and who is so much younger than me that I tend to think of him more as a nephew than a cousin. Now, he has a business (or is a franchisee, I’m really not sure) that does operate a little online but I think is mostly an offline business, more or less. I don’t really understand what it is he does either , other than the fact that it all has something to do with guns and ammo (legally – I do know that much).

I think what he does and his business is probably somewhat and about as difficult for most people to comprehend as they do my stuff. Given that, I didn’t expect to, nor did I, get The Inevitable Question from him.

I am fortunate in that within my immediate family (which is pretty much just me, my mother, and my fiance these days), I really don’t have to explain much. My mom probably can’t tell you exactly what I do either, but she knows and hears enough about it all, and is and has always been very supportive of my efforts.

Pretty much the same with Brian, and he hears plenty more on a regular basis – more than he wants to sometimes, probably. Plus he does see some of what I do, how many hours I spend doing it all, and how much I am working, even if he doesn’t really totally understand what it all is and what it does. And he has gotten to know some of the fine folks in our TE community, which helps as well.

Plus they’re both pretty online savvy, computer savvy, and all such stuff, which kinda helps too. My mother is over 70 now, but she’s not one of those older folks who just came online in the last decade and does e-mail and Facebook and that’s it. We had a computer in the house since the late 1970s, and for a lot of years, whatever computer I was using at any given time was her cast-off computer after she bought a newer PC.

So yeah, I am fortunate in that I have a bit of understanding from my immediate family regarding what I do, and they’re very supportive overall (I know a lot of others don’t have that, or far from it, so I’m very grateful and appreciative of that).

They may not fully understand it, but they understand it enough. They sort of get what a traffic exchange is, they do pretty much understand affiliate marketing, and they absolutely understand the word “commissions”. That’s probably the best anyone could ask for, really.

One of my online colleagues who’s not around anymore, he sometimes used to tell confused and questioning family or friends, when they asked The Inevitable Question (or pressed for more information after having asked it), that he made his money online in adult websites, or with spam e-mails.

Online porn and the stuff in their spam mailbox, those things they could understand and comprehend. Traffic exchanges, membership sites, autoresponders, affiliate commissions, etc. – those things, they just couldn’t grasp.

Maybe there’s an easier way to answer The Inevitable Question that wouldn’t be so brain-numbing (for ME, much more so than them!) and frustrating, but I have yet to hit upon a really good one that doesn’t result in the eyes-glazing-over phenomenon yet.

Lately I’m thinking just saying “I’m in advertising”, and leaving it at that (and NOT saying “online advertising”) – and hoping like heck they don’t ask me to explain further – may be the least painful and least brain-twisting of avenues to take.

So what do YOU tell people? I bet there are some great stories out there, I’d love to hear ’em!

P.S. Pssst, speaking of online advertising (everywhere, and all over the place!):


Since my return to what I always like to call “TE Land”, I’ve spent a lot of time exploring ClickTrackProfit – a program which is, of course, not at all new to a lot of my peers, but is to me.

The timing of all the catastrophic life events that led me wandering away from TE Land on my extended vacation was horrible, since CTP launched soon after and has now become a mainstay and staple for folks in the traffic exchange and related businesses, old and new alike. I missed it all.

So I registered my newbie account two or three weeks ago. And I haven’t slept since.

(OK, that’s not entirely true, I have… just not all that much.)

Why I’m now totally and completely hooked on this program:

CTP is way, way, WAY too much fun. Me, I’m a game junkie, always have been, ever since my parents bought an Atari 400 (the computer, not the Atari game console) in 1981, and even before that with a TRS-80 my dad had at work. I love Bingo and arcade games and treasure hunts and… and… yes.

I’m one of those people that can play with my Sims for days on end, and is on level 200+ in Candy Crush Saga. Having things like money badges (PS that’s REAL money) and collectible badges and jackpots, and hunting for treasure that opens up prizes, and… and… yes.

Like Pavlov’s dog with a computer and a mouse, now I surf.

CTP has actually made me LIKE surfing again. After the first year or two messing around in TE Land, I’d pretty much stopped surfing altogether, except for occasionally, like when we’d all surf Sweeva during TE Live sometimes. I’d buy credits instead, because I didn’t want to spend the time surfing if I didn’t have to, plus it’d gotten to be somewhat drudgery and mostly just boring to me.

Now CTP has done the unthinkable and I’m actually enjoying it again, and making a point of setting a little time aside every day to surf.

And – here’s the kicker – I find I am actually paying MORE attention to the pages people are promoting, because I’m also watching for CTP goodies, as well as the other goodies some of the traffic exchanges that are frequent participants within CTP have to offer.

I am actually seeing, and my brain is actually registering, what’s on those pages, way more than before. And much more often than I did before, clicking to see more or taking some other action, out of curiosity or some other interest.

I tend to have what I often call Internet ADD – I’m a fast reader anyway, and if something doesn’t get my attention quick, I’m usually onto clicking the “next” or similar button in a hurry, probably much worse than a lot of people.

Now I’m actually at least really seeing/reading and taking note of what’s on that page or what that page is about before I click, and really just taking much more interest overall in who’s promoting what and what they’re promoting than before, and I now understand why some of my own mentors always said they liked to surf every day just to see what was out there. I get that now.

It’s not that I never paid any attention in the past. But I guarantee my overall attention span and actual focus on the pages in front of me when surfing is much, MUCH better due to my involvement in CTP.

CTP has been teaching me stuff I didn’t already know. I really just cannot stress enough the value of the training videos within CTP, most of which are fairly short, and many highly entertaining as well as super educational. I personally have been going through all of the steps of the training just because I wanted to see how it was all laid out, out of curiosity.

Sure, for someone who has been around this stuff for years like me, there’s plenty I’ve already heard a thousand times over before in various e-books and such, things that were repeated and stressed again and again in the TE Live rooms and other conference rooms for years, the forums and whatnot. A lot of the things in the training, yes, I’ve heard it all before.

But I’ve picked up some newer tips and tricks too, and there’s been some things I knew already that hearing them again was a bit of a different twist, like learning something new all over again.

I ran into Stefan Berg last week in one of the chats, and Brenda Broyles was there too, and the three of us were talking about CTP and how, yeah, we’d all heard it all before, but we all agreed that there was something new to be gotten out of it all for anybody.

All three of us said we had been able to take something new away from the training videos, despite having heard so much of it umpteen thousand times before, and we all three agreed that had CTP been around way back when, we would have all likely certainly gotten a lot further down the paths we were on much earlier with our respective business efforts, and much, much more quickly.

That makes it really valuable, to me, on several levels. Heck, I had to spend five days a week for over a year in TE Live – plus hundreds of other hours in the AF room and other similar places – to learn all that’s contained in one tidy and entertaining video training package within CTP – and there’s even more on top of everything I’d already heard plenty before? That’s awesome!

I really would highly recommend that any old-school TE and Internet marketing person go through all or at least most of the videos, just because. I guarantee you will pick up on at least one new valuable thing to add to your IM toolbox, or see something you already knew about in a new and different light.

(And psst, old-timers – if you don’t go through the video training steps, you are missing a lot of downline building opportunities as well.)

For any new person, though, CTP is an incredibly valuable, as well as entertaining and fun, tool, and you can get it for free (or upgrade for incredibly cheap). A new person can join CTP and learn everything it took me more than two years to learn, plus way much more – and in a much shorter amount of time and at their own pace.

And have fun (way too much fun!) with all the way cool fun stuff you get to do, and you get to learn while you earn.

ClickTrackProfit won’t do everything for you in setting up your business and activities – you will have to make a little effort.

But it really doesn’t get any easier than this, and everything you need to know and learn about and do in this business is right there. And it’s all right there for anybody, for free.

And it’s kept me out of Candy Crush Saga for two whole weeks now, and I don’t even care. Well played, Timtech, well played.

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