For over 10 years of being in business online, one thought process has remained a constant in this industry. It’s the premise that people can build businesses online without spending a dime at all.
I came from a ‘PTC’ background when I first got started in the traffic exchanges. Essentially I tried the ‘free’ route to get started and sure I got the odd 30 dollar commission from programs like AllAdvantage.com (for all you old timers in the biz). But they were far and few in between.
The real money for me started when I invested that 30 bucks, back into my own business. Check out The Pizza Plan for my detailed month by month budget I started years ago, that I still believe is a very valid budget plan.
You see, we think in small chunks. We are worried about ‘this month’s commission’ payment rather than long term goals and I’m not saying everyone wants to build a massive online empire but even a small time affiliate will make ZERO if a sale is not made. There I said it…
If no one buys anything, and we all do this for free, no one makes any money.
Why are programs like the ‘teams’ so successful? Sure they promise the world, but what the encourage is for people to make an investment, usually around 20 bucks a month. They make sales, and sure the guys on the top make the most but people still make money. Sales are made, good things happen. Now this isn’t a debate on whether or not ‘team’ are a good idea, but something I really appreciate is the culture they create of people ‘required’ to pay money.
We have plans to create a very cool monthly budget at ClickTrackProfit to show people that yes, you may spend a few bucks every month but if spend cash and your downline spends cash and their downline spends cash…We all can make some money with this business.
Again, I’m not trying to tell people to mortgage their homes to get into business, what I’m trying to say is that when everyone doesn’t spend a dime, no one makes money. And in this business, for over a decade, it’s been taught that one can do it all for free. That ‘do it all for free’ mentality is one of the biggest plagues in the traffic exchanges!
So whether you are looking to develop an online career or trying to make a few bucks extra a month, remember, sales are a good thing. We should all encourage the people in our circle of influence to spend a buck a two. It’s a good thing, sales!