Open Your Big Mouth…

I saw something remarkable at Traffic Exchange Live earlier this week and I have to share with you how amazing this was…

On Tuesday Randy Ritter hosts his Avenues To Success seminar series and like always it was a fantastic presentation. As the night was winding down, Randy got to talking and brought up an attendee who was at the seminar. Her name was Chris and she is the co-owner of Show Biz Hits.

So here is Randy, someone I know, like and trust, recommending not the program that Chris owned, but Chris as an individual. He was raving about her and was stating she was a solid person. That’s all I needed…

I then asked for a referral link to Show Biz Hits and Monika Tuttle (another person I know, like and trust) provided me with her referral link to Show Biz Hits. I signed up.

Does anyone see how powerful social marketing and being engaged with people can be?

This is word of mouth marketing at it’s core and why I have been such a fan of social surfing and the community at T.E. Live. You see, all it took was a recommendation from one person that I knew and trusted, which resulted in a sign up to Chris’s program, which got Monika a referral and finally, got a post about it on Hit Exchange News.

Amazing huh? So what’s my message today? Get out there, be engaged with the community, come to Traffic Exchange Live and OPEN your big mouth…Word of mouth is THE best advertising you can give and get!

Why I Don’t Care About Building Downlines…

I read a blog post earlier this week and it made me chuckle. It was going on and on about how important building downlines are and the importance of them and how you cannot survive without them….You know, the same speech we have heard from controlling ‘gurus’ for years and years. So I wanted to share with folks a little story…It’s called my ‘Easy Hits 4 U Downline Story‘…

It’s arguably, the biggest traffic exchange on planet earth. It caters to both a traffic exchange market and of course a Paid To Click market. At any given time of the day, there are thousands of active surfers online in the system. And it’s always rated in the toplists of must join programs and has the most active members on any T.E. online…

Back when it started in 2003, I decided to join and I stuck my referral ID in various blog posts, forum posts, downline builders but NEVER did I promote the direct referral link in a traffic exchange. I promoted me. Jon Olson. The TE Guy. The loud mouth…

9 years after the program was launched, my downline is more than 10% of the entire program.

Yes, you read that right…In a traffic exchange of over 550,000 members, I have a downline of 59424 (at last count, it goes up by dozens a day).

Ha!

So instead of worrying about ‘building downlines’ and how important it was for me to build a downline…I worried about a PERSONAL brand. I worried about building my name in the business and RECOMMENDING EasyHits4U through the back end of my businesses.

Pretty cool numbers huh? So what’s the message I wanted to share….Stop worrying about the ‘numbers’ and the ‘downlines’ and worry about your personal brand. Build you and YOUR business first and believe me, here’s the proof, the numbers will follow. They always do!