I’ve been in this business for a long long time. It’s approaching my 14th year in a couple of weeks and something that I have seen year after year after year is the ‘top down’ way of doing business. It’s controlled the internet marketing world and it’s made a FEW people rich and LOT trying to reach for the top. It’s the ‘Guru’ mentality, the ‘JV Launch’, the ‘Circle of Friends’….
Thank God for social marketing!
In this day and age, it’s been completely flipped where the ‘JV’ is no longer needed. The ‘Guru’ doesn’t have the power. And the ‘Circle of Friends’ has become a community, not an secret hand shake society. But wait Jon, that’s some pretty bold statements, why don’t you back it up…
This past weekend, TimTech hit two milestones and this is how powerful a community can be, rather than a ‘secret hand shake JV team’. AdKreator hit 25,000 members and ClickTrackProfit reached the 20,000 member milestone. Two solid, evergreen products that have helped generate over $60,000 in commissions this year alone…What makes this so important?
Both of these programs had NO JV launch. Actually, CTP upset quite a few program owners because we didn’t give them a JV account and it only paid 30% commissions which is a no-no in JV land. The MEMBERS though, decided they wanted to support both these programs and the community launched it! No JV team, no pre-launch, no top down method where it was ‘told’ to you that you need to join it!
What’s the point Jon?
You don’t need a JV team!
What you need is to be part of a community. A vibrant place on the internet that everyone is treated as equals. No secret back room meetings, just good folks, good times and progressive thinking.
It’s scaring the ‘Guru’s’ silly. And I love it. It’s an equal playing field and while some of the stuff that was effective still holds its own, nothing and I mean nothing is more powerful than a social community. And that’s exactly what the traffic exchanges are! The best social community on the internet!