I’ve decided to go back to basics, and start using Traffic Exchanges again.
I’ve not used them properly in nearly 5 years, but I knew that Jon Olson is still the man to learn from, so I knew that click track profit was what I needed to do.
The site is essentially a drip fed video training course where you have to do certain tasks before the next video becomes available. It does take time to do the tasks, but you will soon learn what you need to do to be successful with traffic exchanges.
Hint – it is about branding and finding ways of forming relationships with other members of the TE community.
The one biggest difference I noticed is that all sites now have a chat function. I’ve been using this occassionaly to ask some questions and find out why Click Track Profit has become so popular.
The reasons below are a summary of the answers, if you have another reason be sure to add it in the comments section.
#1 The Owners
The site is owned by TimTech and these guys are stand out leaders in this industry. They live and breath the world of traffic exchanges, they have fantastic support, and have taken the Gary Vaynerchuk way of turning this passion into multiple income streams.
Rather than constantly pitch you with affiliate offers all the emails you get have content / special offers. They leave the pitching to the pages they advertise in the exchanges. When I see a new page from these guys I’m saving it to use as a template.
This site is the answer to your TE advertising branding issues. I have no graphical skills and yet it is super easy for me to create brilliant splash pages within minutes. Your creation is instantly saved as a single graphic and hosted for you on super fast servers. This saves you a lot of time and hassle when you want to make any changes, and helps make you look like a professional advertiser.
I have upgraded in adkreator as it gives the ability to create a squeezepage so I am listbuilding directly in the surfing window of the traffic exchange. The point of the normal splash page is to get the viewer to click out of the surfing window and visit the site you’re promoting.
When you spend time surfing you will start to see what is possible, and the creative ideas you can have will make upgrading seem like a “no-brainer”
#3 – Clicking
Modular training is given to you where you have to complete a task before moving onto the next video.
The click part is pretty self explanitory, and you have send traffic to your tracking link to reach the next level.
Certification requires you to send 100 hits from 5 exchanges, and expert status is much harder to achieve with 1000 hits from 10 exhanges required.
Whilst doing all this surfing extra content is drip fed to upgraded members. I am getting some real value from the extra videos as it’s giving me ideas on things to test in my advertising. Whilst surfing I can see all those trying to reach expert status without the extra videos.
The people who taking Jon’s advice and doing something different really stand out from the other affilliates, and if you found your way to this blog post from a page I advertised directly what was I doing that made you notice me from the thousands of other pages in rotation?
It’s also amazing how much you notice the same people who are still promoting the same rubbish sites. The great thing about social sites like sweeva is that you can give these people a thumbs down to give them a hint that what they’re advertising sucks. On a more positive note you can also leave positive feedback, and a good page can also be tweeted / liked on facebook to show your appreciation.
Hint – It’s probably easier to get facebook friends / twitter followers than it is e-mail addresses, so whilst clicking take the opportunity to get into the community and add value to the conversations.
#4 – Tracking
When you start assinging the credits you earn / buy then you will see that not all traffic exchanges deliver traffic equally. I know that despite surfing for a long time one exchange I need to become an expert is extremely slow at delivering the traffic. Once the 1000 hits have been delivered I won’t be going back to it.
The other extreme is that surfing 100 sites at EasyHits4u I can get 100 visitors within a few hours. Now to me this sort of instant return and ability to see if the results are good is far better than surfing 250 sites to get < 100 hits over the next week.
Once the expert status is achieved I’m hoping that the training videos will go into more detail on how to measure the stats within TEtoolbox better. Still very much a novice on trying to see if long term branding adds more value than lots of unique hits to people?
#5 – Profit
Now this is a slow burner when it comes to TE’s. You never sell directly as you only get 15 seconds, and even if you were selling bottled water in the desert you’d struggle to close a sale in this time frame.
The profit comes from the process of you being seen as someone who is worth listening to. If all you do is constantly much get rich quick then don’t be surprised when the good times go even faster than they arrived.
What you’re aiming to do is build up a steady stream of traffic into your marketing funnel. This means that if someone likes one of the pages that you’re promoting that you have a way of making some cash through the programmes and websites that you are going to recommend to them.
For example I know that a new list subscriber / targeted blog visitor / social media friend is going to see that I use safelists and traffic exchanges to generate traffic. All the best sites have space in my email follow-up series / download pages, and here on my blog.
If you combine all of these multiple things then it can start to snowball into a nice income stream. We’re not talking quit your job money here, but if you are able to save up all this money then you can buy treats to make life better in whatever way you want.
The whole ethos of click track profit is about learning a system that will help you generate traffic to your internet marketing websites. Once you have a steady traffic stream you can start trying out different things and find out the best way to achieve whatever it is that makes you spend hours on the internet.
Please post a comment with your thoughts.