list building

The Great List Building Experiment

It’s time for me to walk the walk!

I am always on camera or in a blog post telling people how great traffic exchanges are for personal branding and list building, well it’s time for me to prove it!

Here’s my game plan for this little experiment….

Step 1: For the first 7 days, I will be showing this splash page in as many exchanges as I can. I will spend absolutely ZERO out of pocket expenses for advertising the page, only what I can earn from surfing.

This page will be getting people to know me…That’s it!

Step 2: After that full week, I’ll switch the page I was promoting into a lead capture page and then following the same rules, of only surfing for traffic, start promoting the page to build my mailing list.

Here’s what I’ll be using:

1. Rocket Responder – To capture leads and for email management
2. You Tube – To host my videos on the blog and splash / squeeze pages
3. Ad Kreator – To host and design my uber simple splash and squeeze pages.

And a whole lot of Jon surfing and chatting 🙂

This is me being a guinea pig to show people, how to get BIG results from the traffic exchanges with little to no money spent on advertising.

Will it work? There is only one way to find out……

I will be updating this post throughout the week….Going over what I have found out during my little adventure…

If you are reading this from seeing the video splash I have been promoting, say hi in the comments below 🙂 I’d love to hear form you….

Update Feb. 14:
Today was Valentine’s Day and I didn’t spend much time online. So I didn’t get to push the splash page as much as I would have liked. An update on some numbers though. I received 6 new leads simply from talking about this blog via the splash page.

So that tells me, people are paying attention…A big test will be the remainder of this week as I promote the page much more over the next 48 hours or so. These new leads will not count towards the numbers I will be tracking when I switch the splash page to squeeze page next week, but it is working…So far 🙂

Update Feb 16: We are now up to 11 new subscribers to my blog. Not bad considering all I’ve been doing is telling people to come and check it out, still haven’t been using a squeeze page….This is pretty exciting!

Update Feb. 17: Pretty crazy, but overnight we added 6 new subscribers…Bringing the totals now to 17 subscribers to the blog since we began this experiment!

Update Feb 18: I take Saturdays off and don’t spend time behind the computer during the day but still managed to generate 2 more subscribers today. Bringing the total so far to 19.

3 Reasons Why Traffic Exchanges Are Still Awesome!

We’ve heard a lot of doom and gloom scenarios over the past few months about the demise of the traffic exchanges. It’s funny because, what I’m witnessing is not only positive growth, but owners that are stepping out of their comfort zone and continuing to build their businesses.

Yeah, it’s not as ‘easy‘ as it once was…It actually takes some creativity these days to build a successful business, but I wanted to focus on a few things I’ve seen that remind me, why this industry has so much potential for the future…

1. These Things Still Build Your Mailing List – Yup, imagine that…All I do is throw a couple of squeeze pages into rotation around the industry and I generate subscribers to my mailing list. You know what, we should remind ourselves the true purpose of a traffic exchange and how to leverage them to build a list. Nothing works better in my opinion. Check out these daily notices, I get from new subscribers….To this blog…Using ONLY traffic exchanges to promote it!

(This is a screen shot from the past few days of me promoting this blog in the traffic exchanges….That’s 13 new subscribers with very little effort, using just this squeeze page and traffic to it!)

2. There Are Owners Who Still Know How To Run A Profitable Business – It’s funny you know, everyone thinks you need to launch new programs every week to make money online. However, if you look at something like TEPays, which was launched in April of last year…This thing is STILL paying us around $100 a week even though it’s not a brand new launch…Amazing huh? A solid program, great leadership and a game plan for growth over time…crazy concept, I know!

(That’s what we are getting paid THIS week, last week NewFire sent us $93. And the best thing about TEPays, it focuses on what traffic exchanges are great for…building your mailing list and building your personal brand!)

3. People Are Still Joining In Droves – Just this week alone, we’ve added 720 new members to our programs! We are still seeing other owners too, step up huge and get involved in promos to build their traffic exchange and promote their businesses to the world. Seems that rumors of this industry’s demise have been greatly exaggerated!

(This is a screen shot of our back end admin site for our business…It shows how many sign ups we’ve had each day since February 5th!)

These are just 3 examples of how POSITIVE GROWTH is happening and business is still BOOMING! The question is, what are YOU doing to build your business using these legendary traffic generators?

The potential is there….Let’s see what we can accomplish together!!!