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Is it That Simple Making Money? Internet Traffic and Beyond

Making a Home in Online Traffic

   Are you a traffic exchange owner and know everything already.  If so just zip down to Trial and Error in Traffic Exchange Ownership.

   About 15 years ago I created a poker blog looking to earn from referrals or directing traffic.  If you go searching for free traffic, online website hits, get website traffic, etc. you will eventually discover traffic exchanges if not right off the bat.  So there was my first exposure.  Now putting a blog about poker into traffic exchanges failed to earn me any money.  Why did it fail?

   Marketing in traffic exchanges is a highly targeted audience for very specific things.  The majority of people in them are probably not poker players.  A person surfing or building credits in a traffic exchange is looking to get free or low cost traffic to their business.  So if you like traffic exchanges, which in my case I did, what does do well in them?

   What Does Well in a Traffic Exchange?

  1. Advertising Another Traffic Exchange– Far from rocket science, advertising a place to get more exposure to a person’s business in a way they are already familiar with and using is very targeted.  But as we’ll see later, there is a better approach then just advertising a standard affiliate page.
  2. An Internet Tool to Help Manage Traffic Exchange Business– You’ll see plenty of management software(most include a downline builder, a way of directing referral traffic to traffic exchanges and tools).  It is highly targeted because a person viewing the ad is in a traffic exchange using it and is already familiar with what they are.
  3. Affiliate Programs that Deal with Making Money in Online Business– Most in traffic exchanges are familiar with being an affiliate since a referral url/link is assigned right on signup to bring more people in.

A Future for Traffic Exchanges

   Many will estimate that there are over 10,000 traffic exchanges world wide.  Well, it won’t take very long to find out there are a lot of them.  But, most of them have very little traffic.  Just as death and taxes continue, you’re sure to see another traffic launch soon.  Lot’s of people like to take their shot at it and a commercial script has made this even easier to enter the market.

As much as traffic exchange owners would like to see a car manufacturer come in and advertise their brand of car, it is a giant leap from what we see being done currently.  Instead, the target market seems to be very, very specific.  Interestingly, many of the people using te’s(traffic exchanges) own a car.  It’s just that we are not on Ford’s radar.  Our reach in sheer numbers is small compared to a television ad.  It appears that traffic exchange people are here for some very specific reasons.

There are two big ideas to success in traffic exchange marketing.  One is being a website owner and the other is building contacts(building a list).  A website owner doesn’t have to create a traffic exchange but they are so highly targeted that many do.  There is a lot less risk in creating something that is time proven.  But maybe you are one of those people that thinks that being ordinary is the greatest risk off all.  Website ownership has some amazing advantages.  If you run a successful te then you are collecting email addresses in the process of building a client base that purchases from you.  To me double punch is the words I think of.

If you don’t have the funds and/or resources for website ownership you can start with an autoresponder and a splash/capture page maker.  Now you will be tasked with the great challenge of having something of VALUE to convince someone to give you their email address.  Then you must have emails that are worth listening too.  You must keep people’s attention.  I want to stress that this is not an easy task.  Don’t underestimate it and don’t quit your job thinking you’re gonna be a traffic exchange expert.

I feel that there is such a large population that give up in our industry and I really do feel like asking is there something I could have done different for them?  Now if a person looks at the work, is properly informed about what to expect, then decide it isn’t for them… Well, then it’s like anything else in life.  They are just looking for something different.

   Trial and Error in Traffic Exchange Ownership

   At this moment in time, April 13th, 2017, we are about to release a new currency for the traffic exchange industry.  Promotional currency isn’t a new concept, yet, we will put our dedication and enthusiasm into a project designed to help the industry we care about.  The Legacy Team likes to work from home, likes marketing, and likes traffic exchanges.  If you’re a part of this industry as advertiser, hobbyist, or traffic exchange owner we encourage you to support this new effort in community and network.

   As I reflect now, after five years, myself a surfer, I feel like I have a greater instinct about the motivations of people that use traffic exchanges.  One or more of these probably cover our community:  People use the sites to make money, be visible(active branding), collect email addresses for lead generation or share thoughts, entertainment, be part of a group, and/or because they like playing which of these icons are not like the others 🙂

   Whatever your reason, we invite you to join the Legacy Team

Sincerely,

Marcus Wahl

Cast 2 Powerful Spells for Solid Retention

It’s Not Business Wizardry, It’s Something More Human

   Do you like smaller profits quickly or are you able to accept a delay for larger profits?  They are very different mind sets.  We were recently discussing the excitement needed for member retention in our industry.  Actually receiving a payout was a result that we agreed would keep people around.

   How much money someone is interested in and how long they are willing to wait for it produces two mindsets.  These approaches might blend a little and certainly one could change the way they see things, but, here are the two I identified.

   Spell #1 Built for Speed Mindset: This person is in an extreme hurry to earn money.  If they even look at training it is to skim over it.  They want to do something quickly and they want to get paid.  I see this mindset being happy with smaller earnings ,but, they want to see that x program is paying and working quickly.  It should be noted that the extreme of this person is looking for huge profits quickly and is most likely going to leave all industries they try.

   Spell #2 Learn, Plan, and Profit Bigger Later Mindset: This person is more patient.  They are more comfortable with a set up plan for long term profits.  For sure they are not trying a desperate measure to quickly earn money.  The focus is to learn the business and take the steps necessary to building a long term bigger profit.  I tend to see this person as understanding that investment of time and/or money into their business is necessary for bigger profits.  They have less interest in prizes and smaller amounts of money.  Instead, they look to convert the traffic to eventual sales.

   Total success by group 2 is achieved in our industry by:

  1. Allowing enough time for people to come to know, like, and trust you.  This includes the visual recognition of what you stand for in graphics and perhaps video.
  2. Learning how to use an email service and write emails that convert.
  3. Stand out with creative, well designed advertisements.
  4. Continued exposure in effective traffic sources.
  5. Participating in a network.
  6. Learning about the product or service that your backing and/or the creation of a website.
  7. Add in your suggestions to comments 🙂

 

   How do we as an industry work with these two groups of people?  Well, that is the fun part and challenge.  While we are at it, let’s throw in a group of people that are looking for entertainment. It is intriguing to see how we have provided solutions so far and the future is sure to bring some cool ideas.

Why Google, Facebook, and Twitter are Absolutely Awful!

Pay Per Click Advertising

    Pay per click advertising is very expensive from google, facebook, and twitter.  I want to present you with a quick case study.  View the following results of using google adwords and facebook to advertise Brandmetool.

   The only branding I got were text ads and a small visual on facebook.  I got one referral for $8.05.  Let’s contrast this with purchasing a login spotlight.  I’ll get 100’s of full page unique visual views, targeted traffic, and a cost of 3.00.  Or for 8.00 you could easily pick up 8,000 views.  I’ll most likely pick up more than 1 referral on a login spotlight.  Even if I didn’t, the branding alone is worth the cost.  I’m currently running an experiment on other sites spending the same amount on login spotlights as I did with google and facebook.  I’ll update you with the results.

   For the sake of completeness, I have tried twitter advertising and found that they charge outrageous prices for engagements in which you may not even get a view of your website.

   What are Twitter, Facebook, and Google(Organic) good for?  It’s free advertising that you should get from them.

   It takes very little effort to form a tribe of people to like and tweet things from the group.  We all have different collections of twitter followers and facebook friends.

 The issue is that the item being shared has to meet a quality guideline suitable for the whole group to share.

   We can’t expect everyone to blast out something of low quality.  Want to super charge your network?  Come visit us at 6pm eastern every Monday-Friday at Blab.im  It’s free to meet everyone.  Just look for the show labeled “Legacy Hours”.

   It really is silly for us to not get together and leverage something of incredible free power, twitter and facebook.  It takes seconds to like or tweet something.

   Please follow me on Twitter and Friend Request me Here on Facebook.  While were at it how bout a follow on Instagram at username MarcusWahl1

   Everyone should reach out to marketers and work from home people with content marketing and we can easily amplify it’s reach with social media.  This seems like the most direct, cheapest, and easy plan to traffic exchange growth doesn’t it?

   If your new to traffic exchanges I would like to present the following articles on targeting and the target of traffic exchanges.

Target Market- Feeding a Carrot to a Dog is Futile

The Only Way to Make Serious Money at Traffic Exchanges

The key words I mentioned earlier and related words are great examples of target products that would do well in traffic exchanges.

   Need an easy way to describe what traffic exchanges do?

Humor: I’ll show you mine if you show me yours or It’s Like Show and Tell.

Direct: You view my site and I’ll view yours or a Network of People Sharing their Sites.

   Just a note to advertisers, it only takes you the time to set up your ad if your in a hurry.

   In summary, traffic exchange advertising and it’s network are grossly overlooked.  Make them work for you and don’t become a google, facebook, or twitter statistic of failed advertising.  Hopefully, this article meets your quality demand so we can share this thing all over the place, up and down the river, and everywhere but the kitchen sink.  Go Traffic Exchanges!

The Only Way to Make Serious Money at Traffic Exchanges

What Exactly is the Target of Traffic Exchange Traffic

Serious Email Marketers includes TE owners that are serious email marketers.
Marketers/Affiliates includes people that own their own product.

Note: If You Don’t Know What a Traffic Exchange is Read This.

1. Serious Email Marketers– These are people that are emailing on a regular basis.  Whether they are a Traffic Exchange owner, Mailer, Paid to Click, List Builder using Giveaways, or Misc. Website Owner, they see the importance of staying in contact and will eventually be in profit by sending emails.

2. Traffic Exchange Owners– There is most likely well over 1,000 of these in existence.  Yet, only a few experience significant income.  It is quite possible that some owners make more money from their membership base list(sending emails) than the traffic exchange.  A traffic exchange is a list building tool.

3. Marketers/Affiliates– The largest portion of the traffic.  This includes anyone that is selling anything.  It could be a tool, information, or an advertising affiliate of another traffic exchange.

4. Income Seekers– This group will have a lot of new people to the industry in it.  They are looking to make money.  I see this group as being more likely to program hop in their attempts to earn.  They might skip research and perform the proverbial follow the shiny object.  It’s really unfortunate because if they researched the right product and formulated a plan it would give their brand(presence) a much better future.  Also, because they are new they may be focusing on earning small amounts of cash such as prizes by surfing.  They may not understand the business concept yet.

5. Hobbyists– These people have time on there hands and find traffic exchanges to be entertaining.  This group may have a lot of retired people in it.  Their mindset is that if they make some money it’s an added bonus.  They tend to enjoy themselves either way.  They have no intention of taking this business as serious or worrying about a significant income.

The Order of Money Making Potential in this Industry

  1. New Product– This does depend on the strength of your idea.  It also depends on the quality of design, programming, and marketing you do.  It takes the time of idea creation and development.  Most likely the product will complement the existing industry.  There may be more risk here as it isn’t a tried and proven product, but, the lack of competition spells potential bigger gains.
  2. Traffic Exchange, Mailer, or Paid to Click– Tried and proven to make money with the proper contacts, design, programming, marketing, and site understanding, these are common first steps in website ownership.  While the industry doesn’t so much need carbon copies, it’s understandable why some passionate people want to open their own.  It’s important to note that these sites are also list builders by simply being membership sites that collect emails.
  3. List Building– By providing something of value and often times giving it away for free, email addresses can be collected.  It really boils down to a value exchange.  With your emails giving out helpful information you have the hopes that your recipients well take your good suggestions and join things with you.
  4. Straight Advertising with Splash Pages and Banners– You can still bring people into programs without worrying about getting their email address.  However, you should be able to see how you won’t be able to make a repeat contact.  Repeat contacts are potential sales and makes for a more efficient business.

In your advertising efforts, with any of the above methods you have the ability to use your picture and/or logo to keep your presence(brand) at the top of every ones minds.  In time people will come to recognize you and what you stand for.

Strengthen your presence(brand) by participating in the community.  You can use traffic exchange chats, social media participation, webinars, and emails.

In summary, this entire execution is possible with Action and Planning.  I’ll leave you with a quote.

“Vision Without Execution is Delusion.”- Author Unknown

The Day Social Media and Traffic Exchanges Understood Each Other

Today I would like to compare Twitter to a Manual Traffic Exchange.  Just about everybody knows twitter is a place to trade little blurbs of text with or without media attached to it with each other.  However, many may not know what a traffic exchange is.  The easiest definition of a manual traffic exchange is people sharing sites with each other and proving they are in front of their computer to view them.  If twitter were more like a traffic exchange the following would happen.

 

Every so often the icons in the top right would appear.  You would be asked to click on the matching icon.  This would prove that you are looking at twitter.

 

Obviously, twitter doesn’t need to do something like this because people willingly agree to receive the information from the people they follow.  But, what if it was just one giant pool of tweets and you wanted your tweet seen.  There would have to be some sort of a trade off system so everybody got their well deserved chance to be seen.

 

Wallah, after viewing one page you receive a credit.  That credit allows your page to be seen.
This is exactly what goes on in a manual traffic exchange.

 

Manual Traffic Exchange Target Market: Currently in manual traffic exchanges I see other traffic exchanges, online systems, tools, capture pages(list building), maybe a blog, and other odds and ends.  A lot of it has to do with online business.

 

This audience is motivated by wanting to get traffic to their website or advertisement.

The point of this is to show you how important the outreach to online business people on twitter is for the traffic exchange industry.

and the reverse is also true, online business people can see the value of traffic exchanges.

If you login and surf 100 pages at a Manual Traffic Exchange you quickly will understand the target market feel.

and by all means tweet this blog post out 😉