A Few Reasons Why I Love The Traffic Exchanges

The story has been the same year after year. Traffic exchanges are dying. The industry is about to crumble. The world is ending for our business model. And year after year, we seem to still be here, growing by leaps and bounds. But I still get frustrated…

I know that the best people in ‘internet marketing’ can be found in the traffic exchange industry but they tend to ‘hide’ until they are found. Traffic Exchange Live is filled with these people and now we are finding some newer owners that, in my opinion, will start to become industry leaders. Here’s a few traffic exchanges I think you should watch closely…

Shane Bost from SiteXplosion. Not only has Shane created one of the better new programs online, he has partnered with another up and coming leader Blain Jones and created T.E. Basics, a fantastic info-product about traffic exchanges. Shane gets it, he know the importance of good design and a solid personal brand.

Eric Goettman from TopHits4U. Why do I constantly sing the ‘TopHits4U’ song when I’m in the shower? Because it’s catchy. It’s unique. And it’s a reason why Eric has been growing his online presence week after week. Rumor has it, he’s about to launch something even bigger in the next few weeks…

Smith J from LiveTrafficNetwork. He just added CTP Badges to his program and he’s been one of the most active new owners I have met in quite some time. Smith understand social surfing and you can find the guy in his live chat talking to members all the time.

William Miller from Surf Skeleton. Ego’s are everywhere in this business. It seems no one wants to learn from traffic exchange ‘experts’ but then you have William who has been the sponge of all sponges. He has been redesigning his site, paying attention to what everyone else has been doing and developing his own unique way of running his program. And he’s just getting started. Watch out in a year and see how well he does!

James Dias from IT. I laugh. I laugh when I think of how well James has been building his business brand online and I BEG other owners to pay attention to what he has been doing. It’s remarkable. And we won’t hold it against him that hes a Raiders fan…

Gabriel Heinrich from ClixKing. Under the radar…I don’t want to sound to ‘hype-ish’ but this owner could be the next big thing in traffic exchanges. Why? He puts his members before ANYTHING else. Not only did I get a personal welcome when I joined, he explained to me how he custom built the live chat, developed new tools and layouts for the LJ Script and was giving away free 7 day trials for his upgrades. Oh yeah, and the first thing he ‘pitches’ you on the welcome email? The link to his customer support desk…

And there is so many others that I want to feature, and I plan on it next week. If I missed you this week, please remember it’s nothing personal. I want to do feature posts like this on a weekly basis to showcase the folks in this business that make it a blessing to come to work every day.

From the T.E. Live community, to the names posted above to everyone who says hi in the social chats….This is going to be a great year for our business. Long live traffic exchanges and the FANTASTIC people who are in this business!

Why T3 Rocked Last Night?

Some folks are calling last night’s T3 as one of the best ever and do you want to know why I agree? Mainly because Olson shut his trap for the majority of the two hour session. Yeah I did my little 20 minute chit chat but the rest of the evening belonged to Justin, Darren Olander, William Brant and the other VERY active members of the community. Just the way it should be!

What was taught last night? The big message I got was hearing that list building and making money online DOESN’T happen overnight. Even guys like Darren (who started online in 2002) and William (who started around the same time) took years of struggle and heart ache to finally get that ‘ah ha’ moment in their online business.

It kind of shocked people to see that even these guys struggled to get it going and it took years, not a few months of ‘surfing’, to get their businesses on the right path.

There’s a message I’ve really taken to heart these past few weeks and that is that the real wealth in online business is the process, not the end goal. Meaning, you will learn so much WHILE you build your business that one day, you will sit back and realize that you are making a full time income. As crazy as it sounds, it happens and these guys are living proof of it.

The other topic last night was how to get that elusive ‘full time income’. In a world and industry filled with ‘hype’, new launches and over blown promises, the sure fire way for new marketers and experienced ones is to make money through residual ‘ever green’ products and services…

Huh? Ever green what?

Things like Traffic Wave, Ad Kreator, TE Toolbox, a marketing hub, hosting services…

The products and services that people MUST use each and every day in their online business. These are recurring subscriptions that PAY affiliates, so when you refer someone to one of these programs, you can almost guarantee commissions for the long term.

It’s a much more solid business model than relying on the hype and hoopla of new product launches.

T3 was great! I learned lots, I appreciated everyone coming out to the event and I cannot wait for next week’s session…Should be a lot of fun! Let’s see what else we can learn this week…