For any one attempting to earn money on line, especially people just starting out, how to get traffic is a major concern.
Here you are, you’ve come on line and found some programs to earn an income with. It might be a network marketing company (MLM), an affiliate program,or maybe even a website you built your self. You know you will be successful if you can only get people to look at this amazing opportunity you have to offer.
In your search for ways to generate traffic you hear about TE’s. It seems like a no-brainer, just fill out a few forms, load in your URL’s, and surf for traffic. Now, you have traffic. Your success is guaranteed, or is it?
How do TE’s work? In order to get traffic you agree to visit other people’s websites so they will visit yours. There are different level of membership. A free member usually has to visit two or three sites to get one visit. An upgraded member, some one who pays a monthly fee will get more visits, typically one for one.
It all sounds pretty simple, and that’s the danger.
You start surfing for credits, what do you see? All kinds of awesome offers, “Join my program, I’ll do all the work for you” “Just Sign up, Do nothing and Get Paid!”or “Pay $7.00 one time and earn $500.00 monthly Residual Income” etc.etc.
You can quickly lose focus and join a different, “better” program. And another, and another. You soon realize that you need to ignore the sites you visit. Do you really think other people are any different? No, probably not.
In addition, you’re seeing the same opportunity over and over, from many different people. The same basic programs, are you using one of them? How do you get them to sign up on your site and not John Smith’s?
Most of the sites I’ve seen on TE’s will lead you to believe you don’t have to work to get paid. If no one is working the program where does the money come from? I have looked over my PC and I don’t have an ATM slot on it, does yours?
One program says you can “Surf five hours a week for ninety days and get $500.00 a month income”. Silly me, I tried it. But I thought I was being smart. I surfed three to four hours a day, seven days a week. What did I get? One person considered it, that was all, after thousands of visits. All those hours wasted, hours I could have used to learn to market effectively.
The reason for this is you don’t just want visitors, you want qualified, targeted visitors. Prospects that are willing to work for them selves, not have it handed to them on a silver platter.
I recently received an email from a person in my down-line asking when his first check was coming. He had enrolled in my biz-opp seven days prior,and was not yet active. I sent him a basic out line of the compensation plan and a link to the plan.
He kept forwarding me notices of all the Pre-Enrollees, none of them pre-enrolled by him, in his success line and insisting he be paid. Even though he had not done any thing. It wasn’t pretty.
I believe this unfortunate gentleman to be a victim of Traffic Exchange hype. He seemed to think that all you have to do to get paid was to join up, log on and put out a 55 gallon barrel for the checks to come pouring into.
Can you get traffic from TE’s? Yes, most definitely. Will it do you any good? Not very much.
Daegan Smith, a very well known and prosperous Internet Marketer has ranked TE’s 95th out of the top one hundred ways to get traffic. If you can just buy credits and leave it on autopilot you can some visits but the conversion rate will probably be very low.
You would be much better off using the two or three hours a day working with a training program like that offered at Renegade University or Renegade Professional.
Renegade University has several hours of free training videos designed to get you started marketing on line using the principles of attraction marketing. You may not get as many visits at first but the ones you do get will be more inclined to look at your site rather than watching the timer for the ten seconds to be up.
Renegade Professional is a paid service that will literally take you by the hand and show you click by click and step by step exactly how to set up your marketing in as little time as possible. To join Renegade Professional Enroll at Renegade University and go to Step 3.
You have to work your business if you want to be successful. TE’s lull you into a false sense of security. You’re putting in the time, you’re busy, but where are the results? You may get a few sign ups but the chances are high that they will quit in two or three months. You’re busy and running hard,but you’re running in circles.
Be smart, don’t use TE’s as your main source of traffic. Instead, if you use them at all, let them run in the background on autopilot and don’t expect too much.
One last thing, Don’t put your blog on a traffic exchange. All those ten second visits will kill your stats.