The Death of the Free Mentality

I remember the good old days…

There was a time when guys like Robert Puddy, Soren Jordansen, Tim Linden, Paul Kinder, Tony Tezak and myself used to hang out in a Hot Conference room and discuss business all day, everyday! It was a fantastic time for traffic exchanges and something I miss about it was the MESSAGE that every owner shared with their members and people that came and hung out with us in the conference room…

It takes money to make money!

It was encouraged and at times beat into people’s head that they needed to spend money on their business to eventually make money down the road. Somewhere along the line, we lost our way…

With the re-launch of Trck.me yesterday we’ve seen a few rumblings around the net with ‘outrage’ and disgust that (heaven forbid) a for=profit company starts to charge for their service. We made a decision to get rid of free accounts but still allowed members to use our system for 30 days for free to try it out. Hey I know sometimes people think it’s evil for companies to actually turn a profit but it is what it is…

Why the entitlement mind set? Why should everything be free? Does this make sense?

Freemium is a popular business model and it’s something we will always have in our traffic exchanges and programs like ClickTrackProfit but for essential tools like Trck.me, hosting, autoresponders and even AdKreator, that doesn’t always make sense…

And why is this such a bad idea? Most offline businesses require 100′s of thousands in capital and initial investments not to mention the minimum 3-5 years to turn a profit but online it’s looked down on for asking people to budget 75 bucks a month? It’s insane…

And for everyone that starts the argument like this ‘It’s hard to spend money when you have none’…Guess what I did and every other successful business person online? They found the money, they worked offline to make money to fund their online business…They struggled, they clawed and they fought to make their dreams a reality. But they never used the entitlement mind set…It’s a very dangerous card to play!

Invest in your business. Invest in the tools and don’t ever cut corners when it comes to this. Down the road, you will see how important it is to break out of the freebie mentality and build your business by INVESTING in yourself and your business!

A Busy Few Weeks Ahead In TimTech Land

Wow, it’s pretty easy to see that it’s fall as we are really gearing up for the months ahead. Just a quick update on what’s going on and what is upcoming in the fun filled world of TimTech LLC…

- Last week we hit a huge milestone as 50,000 members joined ClickTrackProfit. As well we added brand new Badge Mastery and e-Book mastery courses and just a few days ago our members claimed badge number 6,000,000! Wow!

- We’re into Day 5 of our annual Spooktacular promotion and wow, the numbers have been great. This year, we’ve added outside programs to the promo and members are loving it. Be sure check out our daily Spooktacular deal every day!

- We’re setting up an industry first…A weekly KRM / TimTech seminar every single Friday afternoon starting this week! Two of the biggest companies in the industry, coming together and discussing some very cool topics…This should be epic!

- The launch of The Pizza Plan 2 has been quite remarkable. Without any JV launch or ‘big list guru’ support we once again have proven that the real power is in the community! Huge thanks to everyone that helped make PP2 such a huge success! Three cheers for un-sexy budgeting!

- And finally we’re getting ready for the re-brand and re-launch of TE Toolbox which will soon be known as Trck.Me. We’re beside ourselves for this one, and we hope people will really love what we’ve got planned…Check out the cool new video Tim did discussing our exclusive Team Affiliate tracking feature…This is going to be simply awesome!



So many things, such little time…And we’re just getting started for our Fall plans. We hope you enjoy all the stuff we’re doing now and everything we’ve got planned for the new few months. It should really get people talking and seeing some BIG results around the traffic exchange industry!