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!

These Guys Might Shed A Tear…

Today is a pretty cool day for a couple of guys I work with daily and I really wanted to share in their excitement for the pre-release of ‘Beyond The Quotes’ by Justin Ledvina and Patrick Griffin. They did something only a few people have in business and what’s remarkable about this, is that they started the project only about a week ago. Wow.

What is it? It’s a real printed book! Nope, no 47 dollar upsell. No guaranteed traffic mastering software. Just a honest to goodness printed book where they share 30 of the most powerful quotes ever and develop a daily plan for how you can take action on each. Think of it like a daily devotional for your business mindset as Tim Linden said. It’s that powerful.

Beyond The Quotes

I’m so proud of these guys and hope the entire industry shares in the excitement. I remember back in 2007 when I first got my preview copy of Hits, Clicks & Misses, I was so over come by emotion….I hope these guys feel the same way because holding your own printed published book in your hand was the second best feeling I ever had in life (after the birth of my son of course).

This is a very exciting time for these guys, I hope you share in their vision for this awesome sauce project!