Results! Results! Results!

As the pre-season is about to get fired up for CTP Teams, one ‘complaint’ we’ve heard over the years since we brought gamification into the traffic exchange industry was…Where’s the results?

Traffic exchanges don’t work anymore! The traffic exchanges are dying. I hate those silly badges! Jon smells!

The usual stuff…

Here’s a nugget. Results are subjective, contrary to what some ‘experts‘ may tell you…A new sale might mean more to one person, while a simple ‘hello’ in chat means more to the next. A new lead on their mailing list may mean the world to someone, while completing a game card means a lot to a new surfer.

We have no right to tell someone what a ‘result’ is and what it is not…Different people want different things and at different times in their online marketing career.

This is why we focus on people first, and letting the ‘results’ speak for themselves. Showing up everyday, doing the little things will provide you with all the results you could imagine…And it comes in all different forms;

When I start surfing I Love Hits and see Adam Brockie’s Kore4 page. That’s results!

When I see this while in chat, not only does it bring a huge smile to my face, it reminds me….That’s results!


When Russell Stockley creates a page, specifically for his division in the upcoming Season 3…That’s yet again, results!

When I surf Sweeva and see Wealthy Clark develop CTP specific training and sticks out by using video on his pages…That’s results!

When I see that we paid out over $2000 in commissions this past week for Kore4 and CTP members…That’s results…In your bank account!

When I hear that Wendy Browning made over $340 in Kore4 alone, by showing up everyday and sticking to her guns…That’s results!


Real people. Real results.

People improving themselves each and everyday. People getting their first affiliate commission. People adopting a +1 mentality in business. People developing life long relationships with their team mates.

Every badge, every team competition, every XP given is for…People.

Put people first in YOUR business and your results will sky rocket.

Jon Olson

I'm Jon Olson, I've been publishing Hit Exchange News since 2003 and been involved in the traffic exchange industry since...Well, the beginning :) I'd love to network with you as you browse the pulse of the traffic exchange industry! I am also a HUGE fan of reading your comments. I will respond to every single one! Poke around and enjoy the 'News! And thanks for hanging out...

22 thoughts to “Results! Results! Results!”

  1. That is an excellent blog post Jon and you are spot on with it. What one result to one person means much may mean nothing to someone else. Putting people first is so true. This is another one of your great posts! Brownies and

  2. There are so many things that have happened to me and my business – all good – because of CTP Teams, and this community.

    Jean Kopinski, Boris Longlastname, Stephen Whittle, John Brewer, and others on my team (please forgive me for not thinking of the names right now) have ALL increased their brand – MAINLY because of their action taking ability – and the support they’re getting from Lucky 13.

    I have a place where I can be SUNNY – with all the laughter and warts, and kick butt absolutely every day. I’ve made friends for life – and watch people grow more than they ever thought they could.

    Watch out for us this season – Dax is ready to take everybody on!

    Thanks Jon, for not being afraid to follow YOUR dreams.

  3. WooHoo! As a TE owner, what a great day to have Daily Challenge – Preseason Kickoff! What a great day to have all of your ads being seen at Tezak Traffic Power!

  4. I hate it when someone asks you “does this TE get results”, or “how much are you making?”. You are absolutely right Jon, results mean different things to different people. I was so chuffed to be told yesterday by Kris Rogers that you were talking about me on Friday’s TELIve! I was on that show but was called away for family commitments. I might not be making millions, but Jon Olson knows my name! Yes, pronounced Lee-oh-Knee as Russell said!

    1. LOL I won’t forget now. I hate pronouncing names wrong, so I didn’t wanna mess it up πŸ™‚ Awesome to see you crush it these days too. Keep going πŸ™‚

  5. Awesome post Jon, this keeps people motivated and gives them a reason to keep going even when others say that they are wasting time. It’s not a waste of time and it’s alot better than pitching and getting pitched to all the time.

    1. Thanks Bonnie – yeah it’s a different environment here. We’re all about sales but we feel there is a right way and wrong way to do it. Forcing people to do anything, leads to nothing good.

  6. Jon, I so agree…people always must come first. In building my business, I am slower than most due to the fact this is what I believe. I want you as a friend, a fellow marketer, someone to share idea’s with and learn from or teach them. The joining me, buying from me, is second or maybe even a little down the list. Yes, I am here to make money that I need to live on, but No, I will not get it by being forceful nor dishonest with anyone, about anything. Thanks for putting together CTP and giving us the training and thanks for all the other things you do. You are a shining star!

    1. Thank you very much Kathy! Appreciate the words very much. But you are bang on, that’s exactly why we created CTP in the first place…For people. Putting people first always win in the long run.

    2. If a contractor is building a large building, the most important component must be the foundation!
      A ‘slow pace’ is better than not moving at all. I really like your view of the TE industry.

  7. It is true that we may choose to measure different things as part of our business plans. The bottom line for most of us is that we are in business. I don’t understand the people that think that they need to claim that their business suffers or is slower because they put people first. That is an unresourceful belief. They should be saying that their business does better BECAUSE they put people first.

  8. While different people may measure different milestones on their way to a successful business, at the end of the day, week, or month, most of us are in business. If we are not showing a profit, then we do need to make a change.

    When anyone expresses the belief that their business does not do as well because they put people first, they are perpetuating a very unresourceful view of business. It is the belief that is slowing their business, not the value that they place on people and ethics. Changing the belief to my business is doing extremely well because I put people first should improve both their bottom line and the way in which they interact with their customers and clients.

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