I’m going to take you on a trip back to around…2002.
I remember sitting at my desk after becoming fully engaged with traffic exchanges surfing a program called Click Thru…
They had such a cool system, it was the first exchange I was ‘addicted’ to. Some claim Click Thru was the first traffic exchange online, some say it was another…Only the owners will know for sure.
But they had this cool little ‘hide the banner’ feature where you took some HTML code for their banner and stuck it on your website. The idea was to ‘hide’ the image so that people actually spent time on your site, searching for the button.
Every time you found that button, you would click it for a chance to win a prize. Sometimes real cash but back then, even more important…Credits to get your site seen!
It was a blast…I guess it was kind of the first ‘game’ in the exchanges and was quite popular.
I was, like I mentioned, addicted to not only the act of placing the buttons on my own websites, but also searching other sites for these buttons.
Just one more…
I kept telling myself that into the wee hours of the night. What if that new button I found would be a winner? What if the next credit I earned translated into someone else seeing my site and they turned into a…
That was what hooked me on the traffic exchange model. The what if factor. What if that next click I made, turned into something….Remarkable!
My effort directly translated into potential!
I miss those old days. The days when surfing was something you LOVED to do, instead of something you felt you had to do. The days of innovation, instead of carbon copy cats. The days where surfed valued more business building lesson, than penny potential.
So I ask you…
What are you surfing for?
And if you surf just one more page…What do you want to achieve by doing so?
This industry has seen it’s ups and downs but I see the potential that has always been here. What are we going to do with it?