I was hanging out in the Traffic Exchange Group on Facebook this week and came across a thread by Tony Tezak. There seems to be quite a few new owners that are making their members jump through hoops to not only get commissions but also stay active in their program.
There is nothing new about having members ‘stay active’ by completing required surfing, filling out forms etc..But this looks like something completely foreign to the traffic exchange world.
I know TimTech doesn’t always follow the rules of traditional ‘marketers’ in this business but I do agree that some of these requirements are just too much…
Jackie O’Connor Hagood said it best in that thread where she wrote…
“This is what happens when you can buy a cheap script with no training on how to be an owner.”
I couldn’t agreed more!
I have my own rants about this new direction traffic exchanges seem to be headed and if you attended Tuesday’s Traffic Exchange Live, you’ll know what I’m referring to. We have lots of traffic exchanges online but very few serious owners.
And when I say serious…I mean the ones that learn business. That understand the market. That do their best to learn sales and marketing the right way.
Unfortunately, business sense, isn’t very common in this world and it has a trickle down effect….
Less sales means less owners making money, which in turn means less affiliates making money.
We have downlines in some traffic exchanges in the hundreds and when I log in and see how much commissions we are owed, it’s less than 5 dollars.
Last week we also got a PayPal commission payment for 2 dollars, with a downline in the hundreds….This is insane.
As an affiliate why on earth would you get behind a program that generates ZERO affiliate sales. You wont do it. This is why many people shrug their shoulders when it comes to traffic exchanges. And it all comes back to these newer owners coming online without ANY training or know how at all.
Heck, even some experienced owners should do their affiliates a favor and get back to the school of selling.
Please…If you own a traffic exchange, learn sales. Learn advertising. Learn about the in’s and out’s of actually running an online business. Stop making your members jump through hoops.
You’re affiliates will thank you, your members will be thrilled and the industry can continue to grow and prosper.