This is going to sound like a broken record…
Build your mailing list and build your brand.
That’s all we should be doing while using the traffic exchanges. The problem is for most tho’, they are not sure what their passion is. They are not sure where to start looking for their ‘personal brand‘.
All they know is that someone from some program they are involved in, told them to ‘go surf and promote’…Hey finding your passion isn’t anything I can help with. It comes from inside you. It’s not anything you can buy for $47, but you know what…Once you find it…Look out world
I have found 3 mindsets that have helped me not only find my passion but also build a solid brand using only the traffic exchanges…
1. Be 100% Focused – Seems straight forward huh? It’s the dirty ‘F Word’ everyone seems to cringe at when it’s mentioned. But here’s the truth…If you are jumping from product to product, opportunity to opportunity, and service to service, you are actually hurting your brand instead of building it. Think about it. Why would any surfer in their right mind join your downline when they see that you are promoting 10 different make money online opportunities. Jack of all trades, master of none comes to mind. Focus on 1 or 2 opportunities or niches that you enjoy and become so lazer focused that you don’t even notice all the hype and hoopla going around in the business. This…Is much harder than it sounds.
2. Stay The Course – After you have focused your energy for some time, you start seeing some results from everything you have been doing. Your reputation is being built as someone who doesn’t jump from program to program and your consistency is paying off….Slowly. But you aren’t there yet, the million dollar dreams haven’t materialized yet as promised…This is where 95% of the people give up. They work hard for a few months and then POOF, they leave because this takes effort, time, money and dedication. The whole DNA of what we teach at ClickTrackProfit is +1…Which means, show up everyday and do a little bit more than you did the day before….Get ready, things are starting to fall in place!
3. Live Your Passion! – This took me about…5 years after I surfed my first traffic exchange to ‘get it’. My passion was these programs! So not only did I learn everything I could about advertising and marketing, I started to write about them every single week! Hit Exchange News cemented ‘Jon Olson’ as the traffic exchange guy. All I promoted for the next few years was the brand of ‘Traffic Exchange Guy’ and my mailing list for Hit Exchange News. No other business opportunity, no other marketing services…I wove the traffic exchange flag at offline seminars, in online seminars, in various marketing forums, in emails, I even wrote and published a book about them…I lived my passion to the fullest!
Looking back…These steps don’t look like anything revolutionary do they? I mean, seems straight forward enough…Be focused, show up every day and live your passion. Simple right?
The truth is about 9 out of 10 of you reading this blog post won’t be involved with traffic exchanges in a year from now. Heck, take traffic exchanges out of the equation and let’s say I’m the expert in ‘XYZ Opportunity’…9 out of 10 affiliates in XYZ opportunity, won’t be involved in that either. That’s reality. That’s the wonderful world of trying to make money online.
But then…There’s the tiny percentage that do follow through. That are 100% focused! That +1 everyday! These are the people that develop their personal brand into something remarkable that people want to follow and be a part of. It’s contagious, and it spreads! When you love what you do and are passionate about it, people start to look at you as an authority which *drum roll please* creates your personal brand for the world to see!
What gets you up in the middle of the night and makes you surf an extra 50 pages on a traffic exchange? What do you think about 24/7/365? What can you talk about for hours on end with so much passion it’s oozing from you? What do you write about on your blog, every single week?
That’s your answer right there! That’s your passion which becomes your brand! You live it, you breathe it, you love it!