12 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Traffic Exchanges are Awesome

I was going through my email filters this morning and realized I was getting 10 new subscribers to my autoresponder every day from traffic exchanges.  Traffic Exchanges are, indeed, awesome.  What’s the most awesome part?  The fact that I didn’t spend a penny on any of that advertising, nor did I surf a single page for it.

I have my rotator plugged in at Traffic Exchanges all over the place, and my autoresponder lead capture pages make up only 15% of what is in my rotator, yet I’m still managing to get about a dozen new subscribers every day.  These subscribers are turning into referrals at dozens of different sites, and generating commissions for me on the regular bases.

Pretty Awesome.

This is all profit, by the way, since like I said I didn’t spend any time surfing or any money on credits, it’s all 100% free advertising, how can you beat that ROI?

 

What’s the secret?  It’s pretty easy, actually.

DOWNLINES!

The secret sauce behind Traffic Exchanges is that when you refer people – YOU get credits when your REFERRALS surf.. I get tens of thousands of free hits every day without ever spending a dime or a minute of my time, it’s all automatic and passive, and I relax and reap the benefits from this excess of free advertising.

 

It can be a bit overwhelming and an uphill battle if you are promoting just a splash page, the secret is to promote downline builders and lead capture pages so you can turn one view into several referrals, it’s really the only way I’ve found to beat the game.  If you promote a splash page and you are getting 1 referral for every 1000 views, you are never going to get people fast enough to build up credits, but advertising something that funnels that one view into multiple referrals and sales, you can easily jump in front of the curve.

 

My favorite method for this is a site called Affiliate Funnel.  Affiliate Funnel is a free downline builder – you sign up, enter your affiliate ID’s, then promote Affiliate Funnel.  When someone joins they join not only your Affiliate Funnel downline where you can earn commissions from their sales, but they also join some, if not all, of the traffic exchanges listed.  This turns your one view, your one referral, into a referral at dozens of traffic exchanges, and when they surf at those traffic exchanges – you get credits.

One reason why I prefer Affiliate Funnel over the other downline builders is they also offer squeeze pages – this means you can advertise their site through a lead capture page, this way you are getting the lead as a subscriber to YOUR email list – now you are taking that 1 view and not only turning it into a referral at dozens of traffic exchanges, but also as a lead you can sell literally any product to via your autoresponder broadcast messages and autoresponder series… this is giving you tons of value for your Traffic Exchange credits in letting you turn 1 lead into multiple sales.

 

I think it’s easy to see how fast this system can exponentiate… the hardest part is at the beginning when you have no referrals, and having to surf or buy credits to get the advertising out there initially, but you start with 1 referral surfing 1 traffic exchange and earning you credits, then leverage those credits into a 2nd referral – bringing you even more credits.. and this easily snowballs into getting hundreds of referrals at hundreds of traffic exchanges and thousands of free daily ad impressions.

This is the same method I use to generate dozens of leads every day, and you can use it too – absolutely free.  Keep in mind though, that upgrading has it’s advantages.  At traffic exchanges upgrades give you a higher commission rate and also higher credit earnings from your referrals.  Be smart about what you are doing, often times buying an upgrade at a traffic exchange can save you money.

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10 June 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Affiliate Toolbox Updates

I know some people aren’t very good with email so I figured I’d post the updates in a blog post so it can be found by people who missed the email 🙂

Affiliate Toolbox was originally launched as the “ID Affiliate Marketing Toolbox” back in 2009… back then I really didn’t know much for what I was doing so it contained just a very basic rotator, auto responder, and splash page maker.. I replaced it with Affiliate Toolbox in July 2011 basically because the first one was programmed so ineffeciently that it needed redone from both inside and out so It was a better route at that point just to rebuild the whole site.

Well here we are now in 2013, Affiliate Toolbox is still growing strong, however with one small problem… Nobody is upgraded.  The issue with Tracking Sites in general is the load they bare on their servers, Affiliate Toolbox has the smallest membership of all my sites, but it is the 2nd highest resource user, and the fact of the matter is that it is costing more money than it is making.

My original instinct was to create a new lighter version of the site, not as much tracking but that would make it much less strain on the server, I even bought the domain and a logo and started doing work on it…

I decided to go a different route, because the members who use Affiliate Toolbox always comment on the depth of the tracking it features, and I think it would be a disservice to present them with a product that didn’t contain those features, so instead a different route has been paved.

The other option, was to just shut down the site completely – which I came very close to doing, but there are other options I’d like to explore first to help monetize the site to the point of where it is no longer a loss, at least.

 

Thus I have created a Credit System at Affiliate Toolbox – Beginning Friday (6/7/2013) every time your Affiliate Toolbox tracker is viewed, it will use one credit.

Every Account begins with 10,000 Credits – and then may purchase more or upgrade which will also include a monthly credit allowance.

I have decided at this point to begin existing Upgraded Members with 100,000 Credits, and Existing Free Members with 50,000 Credits.

Each time your tracking link is loaded, it will use one credit – if you reach 0 credits in your account, your tracking links will no longer to your site.

Banner Impressions do NOT require any credits to be viewed, the credit will only be consumed when the banner is actually clicked.

 

I feel this credit based system is the fairest possible scenario in that people who use the tracker the most, will pay the most, while people who barely use it at all, will find themselves not needing to pay at all, since their load on the servers is so much more minimal than those who use it heavily, as opposed to everyone paying a flat rate (light users paying for heavy users resources).

 

It is your responsibility to ensure how many credits you have remaining in your account – if you promote your tracking link without any credits in your account, it WILL NOT display your site.  The exception to this being links that were created via Traffic Leads 2 Income – those links will not consume credits when tracked.

 

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and hope you understand my position – if you have any feedback, comments, or questions please contact me right away.

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