5471 New Traffic Exchange Surfers A Week…

So I just read a new email where an owner I thought that would be around for a long time told his membership that he was getting out of the traffic exchange industry…Their reason? It’s kind of funny but they claim that there are only 2-3 ‘big dogs’ in the business and everyone is just advertising to the same people over and over again…

So I did some homework and investigating…

According to the lists at Affiliate Funnel and TE List, the top 10 traffic exchanges alone have brought in 5471 new surfers this week…Not this month, not this year…This week.

In TimTech traffic exchanges, we have brought in 1179 new surfers this past week as well.

So it begs the question…How can we be adding over 5000 new surfers a week to these top 10 traffic exchanges and be advertising to the same people over and over again?

Plain and simple, we aren’t. Now I’m not naive enough to think all 5471 of these surfers are active and I’m sure it’s a percentage that actually surf but still…This is a HUGE opportunity for people that advertise in these platforms.

Be unique and be the person that these people notice and start to follow. If I was brand new to the traffic exchanges and saw these numbers I would be drooling at the thought of the opportunity. Remember, all you need is to Plus One every day and you have over 5000 people to advertise to (new people) every week…Can you think of ways to grab the attention of ONE person a day?

Stop listening to the people who tell you that you can’t do anything…I saw a commercial today by American Express and I love their new motto…It said ‘Impossible is two letters too long’….Yes, EVERYTHING is possible.

Especially when you have 5471 new surfers to advertise to every week PLUS the tens of thousands already surfing…

Drooling yet?

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What’s Wrong With This Picture…

It’s such a sad statistic…And I’m not sure what the exact numbers are, but from all accounts, I can say that in my 14 years of being in business, only a handful have lasted more than 2 or 3 years.

The fact is, 99% of the people that start this business…Will give up in less than a year and even fewer will make it past 2 years. Yes, that means for every 100 people reading this article only about 1 of you will still be reading Hit Exchange News in a year from now. Scary.

Why is that? What makes this business so powerful to get started in, but such a challenge to keep going. I’m going to offer a few observations and maybe they can help you stick with it while most will give up.

First of all, a lot of people expect online income to magically solve their offline problems. This just doesn’t happen overnight. Heck I started in 1998 roughly and didn’t make a ‘real living’ until about 2005. That’s almost 7 years of a failed relationship, living on my friends couches, sleeping in subway systems to keep warm and working a business from 24 hour internet cafes. They sure don’t tell you that in the ad copy of the latest greatest opportunity do they?

Fact is, you cannot expect this to replace your offline income overnight. It takes time. It takes failure. It takes going in debt. But those that stick with it, seem to do ok.

Next, the unreal expectations that most of these programs bombard you with. Things like retire in 30 days. Make X amount in a month. It’s all designed for one thing, to get your money. No one focused on the ever green products because that’s not ‘sexy’. It’s not cool to tell someone, it’s going to take you a year or more of busting your butt to make money online. It’s a lot easier to say, pay me 47 bucks now and in 30 days you will be a gazillionaire.

And finally, I just think people don’t want it bad enough. They say they do. They claim they do. But rarely do they stick with it. This business requires daily effort every single day for years. Not a huge bump when you first start. The thing is you need to be just as motivated when you have gone 30 days without a sale and referral just like you were when you got a new referral or sale every day for a week.

Say no to the roller coaster, say yes to the slow and steady approach to business.

Don’t be the statistic. But don’t have unreal expectations either. Look at the people who are making a living online and ask them how long they have been at it, I guarantee you it will not be ’30 days ago I started’….

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