The Past 24 Hours…

So we started at TE Live…Yesterday like any other day, at 4pm Eastern where the best people in the industry come together each and every week day. Who would have known this was about to be the absolute best experience this industry has ever seen…

It started when Craig Caron and I hung out in hung out and talked shop about building relationships and then I had a crazy idea to start a 24 hour marathon in TE Live to raise awareness and money for the Traffic Exchanges Care charity that we host. The idea was pretty simple, Craig would donate 5 bucks for every hour I spent in TE Live and I would donate 10 dollars as well for every hour.

And then it began…

I got a Skype message from James Dias and he basically said ‘Let’s do this man, I’m in this with you for the long run…’ We then told every our plans and started the ‘marathon’…Along the way we had some awesome people come through and hang out with us until the wee hours of the morning and I cannot thank everyone enough, from Kim Terry to Ellyn Weber-Bynum. To Mark ‘The Best DJ Ever’ Middleton to Kevin Bailey. Sam Burgess to Mo The CEO….The community came out and we had so much fun.

My girlfriend, lovingly known as The Foot, to the TE Live community came through and has been in the room, along with James and Kevin for the entire 24 hours. It’s been an absolute blessing and joy to see this charity marathon take shape and even though I tried so hard, I ended up passing out, literally on camera, at around 8am Mountain time.

24 hours later, hundreds of dollars have been raised and we hit our goal thanks to the community. Wow, what an awesome bunch of people the traffic exchange industry is. Special thanks to everyone who donated and came and hung out, The BlainTech Train Wreck stepped up HUGE! Owners like John Bell, Jolynn Moss, Cathy White, Ben Frazier came through and showed their awesome support.

This really was amazing!

The traffic exchange industry is filled with THE best people on planet earth! I’m so honored and proud of this business and cannot thank you all enough! We ended up raising $577 for and $505 for aBlaze For A Cure.

Absolutely…Incredible! If you came through, Tweeted and/or took part, THANK YOU!

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Member Retention Is Awesome

This week we’ve really been pounding home two messages at TE Live and that has been the power of an ‘ever green’ affiliate plan and member retention. They almost go hand and hand so I decided…Hey what a good time for a video…

What are your comments and thoughts on this? How do we get people to look at long term results, rather than short term gains? How do we tell people it might cost them 50 to 100 bucks a month and they may not see a profit for a year? What are your ideas?

Oh yeah, I’m picking someone who comments today on this topic, and sending them a little gift =)

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