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Big Thank You to Everyone That Has Made Legacy What it Is

Hope everyone is rocking and rolling this week and I wanted to thank everyone that has helped us get rocking and rolling over the years.  The list is long and if I happen to miss you, sorry in advance.

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To all members of the Legacy sites thanks for your tremendous support and loyalty.  A membership site without its members is a ghost town.

Well, the story goes all the way back to Legacyhits.  The traffic exchange script was launched out of the box and thrown online.  If your interested in following the story you can do so at Toptesecrets.

It started on a ventrino script and I’d like to start by thanking Randy Fountain and Randy Ritter for private skype talks.  Randy F. put in at least a good hour just talking to me about script set up.  Thanks to all the people that hooked up with me on skype when I was getting Legacy out there.

A thank you to the TELive now Plus 1 Community is in order.  The group was and is very welcoming.  Thanks for the support and suggestions.  Jon Olson, Justin Ledvina, and Tim Linden thanks to any coaching and help through the years.

Where would we be without our programming people…  thanks to William Miller and Barry Langdon for being there on skype when the “programming crisis’s” would be happening.  Of course, always there for huge problems are Robert Arnold, Josh Ditty, Eric Goettman, and Ryan Langrick.  Those last four programmers deserve a big thank you.  There contributions have been big.

Michael Dell thanks for your support in promoting the Legacy Team Coop.  He, as a solo promoter, secured the number 2 affiliate position.

Thanks to the huge supporters of our webinar.  Names include Rip Van Sky, Barb Delgiudice, Charles Smith, Doug Roehrig, Lynn and Brian, Robert Arnold, Tim Hanson, Richard, Eric Burgoyne, Scott Rohn, Shon Jimenez, Candis Luther, Jean Kopenski, Stephen Dick, Brenda Broyles, Sunny Suggs, Kevin Bailey and many more.

Special thanks to Darren Olander, Jon Nastor, John Bell, KRM(T), Hit2Hit, and Sean Supplee for your support.

Thanks to Ken Locatelli, Rodney Hage, and Corina Ungureanu for their contributions over the years.

And once more, thanks to all the loyal and supportive members of the Legacy sites.  We couldn’t have done anything without you!

Have a Great Week and Thanks All!

The Mystery of Social Media Followings Solved or Not?

Greetings,

*Please read further than my comic relief.

We will start off with some comedy.  Here is the quote I came up with today.

“Follow me on blab, twitter, and facebook and I will teach you how to increase your followers/reach”.  This answer is what social media experts understand lol.

and here is the answer: Strangely the answer is a repeat of my quote nearly:

“Ask people to follow you on blab, twitter, and facebook and you will teach them how to increase their followers/reach”

and then you give them the answer I just gave you 🙂

Now please politely follow me on the right hand side and we’ll work to solve all your marketing problems. I don’t currently handle psychological problems.

Authors Note: This was a poke of fun at social media EXPERTS.  I don’t claim to be an expert at social media.  Will I discuss it, yes I will.  It can be very effective for your business.  But, come on social media expert…?  The next big social media sensation is months away.  The experts will be brand new.  How can they be an expert?  The game can change in an instant.

Do I think that someone can be exceptional in what is currently being used, yes I do.  But, expert is never a word I would use to describe them.

Two Simple Rules of Social Media: Have conversations with people, you learned that in 1st grade right?  2nd rule: Provide information that helps people, you did your first report in say 5th grade?  Organizing information and making it useful to others is as easy as 5th grade.  However, when you go to write original, helpful information that is a step up, say 11th grade English class.

Online business is as hard as making the decision about what you will specialize in(your product choice).  Could be simple or hard for you to decide, but it’s a critical decision.

Simple Steps After You Have Made Your Choice Above:
1. Online Tools
a. Adkreator Your Splash Page, Squeeze Page, Landing Page Maker
b. Trck.me A simple, effective Tracking tool.
c. Rocket Responder Your Email Collector, Email Sender, the Autoresponder

2. Lead Generation, finding your customers
a. Traffic Exchanges and Traffic Coops located on the 125 x 125 banners to the right
b. Blogging Your Heart Out (Use Word Press, this blog is on it)
c. Social Media (Follow the 2 simple rules listed above or be shunned and exiled)
d. Expensive Paid Search Engine Advertising

Want to talk about this stuff so everyone sees it as EASY?  Come find me on Blab, a video chat site, at 6pm eastern Monday-Friday.

Guy Hits Hurdle Wrong Good for Viral Business?

Greetings,

As I address this subject further, you may be interested in a previous blog post on viral advertising.

Predictable viral word of mouth advertising begins with the vision of an individual or small group.  I mention the word predictable because a youtube video of a track runner catching a hurdle just the wrong way, if you know what I mean, is well, unplanned*.  Back to executing viral…

*Unless your a goofus that practices shooting a video of you acting like your messing up on a hurdle.  Which crazy enough, I might try if I thought it would further traffic exchanges.

Granted this only had 100,000 views but you get the point.

 

Now let’s look at the traffic exchange communities, the Cash Surfing Network and the Plus 1 Daily.  The passionate and knowledgeable people meet at webinars currently hosted at Blab.  CSN is at 6pm eastern Monday-Friday and P1D is at 4pm eastern Monday-Thursday.

CSN is headed by Marcus Wahl, Ken Locatelli, Rodney Hage, and Eric Goettman.  Plus 1 Daily is headed by Justin Ledvina, Jon Olson, and Tim Linden.  These are the individual/small groups that see a greater vision for the industry.

Now begins the reaching out process, the spread.  Obviously, there are people that support the webinars or what would be the point of doing them and members support traffic exchanges because that is what makes them work.  We greatly appreciate that support because we understand that without it, there is nothing.  These small groups of passionate supporters reach out to communities they are involved in and the growth process goes further.

Remember, you represent your community.  Might I add that it is value that attracts people and keeps the ball rolling.  Now let’s talk about the vehicle of our message.  We could open our door at home and yell, “Hey, have you heard about traffic exchanges?  They are really great!” but we would probably just bother our neighbors.  Instead, our target is more online as that is where our industry is hosted (I’m not saying that going to a live convention of marketers could not be a productive place to discuss traffic exchanges).

Online methods of reaching communities include facebook, twitter, g+, and linkedin.  These sites have tons of people using them and are full of micro communities.  People gravitate towards picking specialties within these sites and in business because small groups/individuals handle very specific topics well.

The seven of us mentioned above can’t reach every place that we need to be, but, a group can.  Use main stream social media, forums, message boards, emails, and anything that is your specialty, because a larger industry is one that will support your business.

If you see the future with us or enjoyed the article then give it a little social love right below ya. Heck, comment on the post so people see you when they come here.  Let them know your interested in something greater.

Secret Banner Trick Solves Your Banner Exposure Problem

Greetings,

Here it is, my secret banner trick, now available to all blog readers.  Entering banners and visiting multiple sources is a time consuming process.  However, I’m gonna get you massive banner exposure by visiting just 4 sites.

Ok this is what we are up to.  We will be using a site called BucketsofBanners. So if your up for massive, simple, time saving banner exposure please sign up by clicking on the program if you are not already signed up.

Next, I want you to grab two urls, one is the banner image and the other is the target from the site.

On your left hand menu click on “Get Impressions”. Then select “Banner Exchange Code”. Then click “On Other Sites”.  There is the banner image url and target url that you will need.

Now, the next three traffic exchanges have either a high banner per credit trade off and/or a fast delivery of banners.  So please join Hit Safari, Viking Hits, and Boomingwebsitetraffic.

All you have to do is enter the banner image you got from BucketsofBanners in the banner image slots at the three traffic exchanges above.  Of course, you will be entering the target url you got from BucketsofBanners for the target.  Now all impressions that you send to your banner code will earn you impressions to be shown across a HUGE network of banners thanks to BucketsofBanners!

If you enjoyed this simple, free trick, all I ask is that you share it using the social media buttons below.

Enjoy your FREE, BIG banner exposure!

Till next time

Crunching Serial Statistics- Yummy for YOUR Business Profits!

Greetings,

Don’t miss the beauty of that subject header.  It’s a play on cereal and serial.  If I have to think this stuff up I don’t want you to miss it 🙂

Today’s post is an analysis of where our programs have been advertised and have done well.  I strongly think you should consider joining these programs as I think their results are repeatable to some extent.  Profits in traffic exchanges and mailers are yummy!

Legacy Team Coop was advertised at the following sites and returned these results:

                             Number of Hits          Signups         Sales

Listnerds                                                      6,368                                 11                    $385.40

State-of-the-Art-Mailer                             12,445                                15                    $264.97

Listjoe                                                           4,112                                 17                    $168.94

Listjumper                                                   3,986                                   9                     $146.00

 

Cashsurfingnetwork was advertised at the following sites and returned these results:

                             Number of Hits          Signups         Sales

Easyhits4u                                               3,565,740                           1,258                 $1,264.81

Legacyclix                                                2,516,554                           1,700                 $1854.37*

BucketsofBanners                                 4,305,936**                          83                     $501.10
*7,010 banner signups also contributed to the sales total
** Number of hits are banner impressions in this case, Impressive!

Legacyhits was advertised at the following sites and returned these results:

                             Number of Hits          Signups         Sales

Socialadsurf                                            1,043,688                              77                   $3725.56*

Trafficswirl                                              5,411,878                            282                  $3,080.05

Ilovehits                                                   2,201,748                    111             $1395.18
*sales total also includes 5,865 banner signups

Rapidfireads was advertised at the following sites and returned these results:

                             Number of Hits          Signups         Sales

Listjoe                                                          1,174                                  3                       $15.00

YOUR Future Signups and Sales for Rapidfireads Go Here!  Rapid Fire Ads is a relatively new program compared to the others and offers you a lot of potential as an affiliate.  It is a similar product to the Legacy Team Coop, but, it also includes an addictive gamification that FUELS the program.  Development continues as we speak on this beast.

I hope these statistics help guide your own business pursuit whatever that may be.  If you find something helpful here all I ask is that you share it.

Listen to the companion Podcast to this blog post to get an in depth discussion about this post, targeting, tracking, and honing your business approach.

Your Unsuccess isn’t because of Unavailable Traffic

Greetings,
As a surfer I can generate over 2,000 credits in an hour.  You can purchase 1,000’s of credits, especially at the Legacy sites, for the price of a cup of coffee. So getting enough traffic shouldn’t EVER be a problem.

Getting exposure in many sites shouldn’t EVER be a problem either. The Legacy Team Coop and Rapid Fire Ads are free traffic cooperation sites.  The members inside it work together to produce a diverse, spread out exposure to 100’s of sites.

What is more of a decision is what to advertise and how.  Your most important choice starts with affiliate product selection and/or Your Website.  Why?  It’s because all of your work promoting leads back to the proper selection.  Would you set up a lemonade stand with just an empty pitcher sitting there and walk all over town posting signs that your lemonade stand is open.  See what I mean?

Now how good of a sign are you going to post for your lemonade stand?  A 5 inch by 5 inch sign with sloppy letters lemonade stand open… No of course not.  Then don’t do it in traffic exchanges or mailers either.  If your new or not experienced then pay someone to design your advertisement.  You can pay from $6 to $50 or even more I’m sure to design one.  I’ll do a page(reasonable quality) for $6, only one per person, if your in a bind.  With experience you could use a program like Adkreator.

Guess what?  Even a reasonable splash page could do poorly.  It’s very important what the page looks like and what it says.  That is why there is easy tracking software to use, Trck.me.  Some advertising concepts might be specific to where your showing them.

Lastly, if you want to increase your results, participate in the community.  Make connections in traffic exchange chats, skype, facebook, and twitter with the like minded people in the industry.  People seeing your ad after they get to know you increases familiarity and potency of your ad.

Want to listen to the companion audio file Podcast to this blog post? Just click the podcast link.

Hope this helps your business.  I want your advertising to work for you!

Turn People On Not Off – Your Brand with Value

Greetings,

Building your brand is a big deal to your business. But, instead of using the word brand and being vague, let’s define it.
I like to think of brand as presence. I also like to think brand is about recognizing value with YOU.

Now we can brand ourselves with a picture, name, logo, and/or video. A successful brand is one where it is seen and it is connected with strong value.

As a beginner, or relatively new person, I would suggest presenting your target audience with something of very specific value.

A broad subject you won’t have enough experience with and there is also competition in more general fields.  As a first project, you might be the master of the Legacyhits traffic exchange.  Your face, name, and/or video is seen all over connected with Legacyhits and you deliver a masterful understanding and break down of the traffic exchange’s features(the Value).

You back a good program, start to gain trust, your giving value, and then what?

Then you take on another small project or a little broader subject and the snowball of your success is on it’s way.

Did you know value has so many forms?  Have you thought of all these?
1. Clear, Easy to Absorb Information
2. Free Software, or after you have established trust, a paid software suggestion
3. Entertainment
4. Hospitality- Are you respectful, listen, and kind. That’s a value too!

When we become trusted and liked by providing value, then this in a way, grants us permission to make thoughtful suggestions that may lead to sales.

P.S. There is a community out there in traffic exchanges, participate in its chats, make connections in twitter, facebook, skype, and above all else provide value 🙂

Included here is a Podcast, easy to listen to audio file on the above subject.

Your Future, Our Future, the Industry’s Future

Greetings,

Note: If your a veteran this is a good refresher and you need to have the ability to help a new person if you are experienced anyway.

I keep thinking of the new person to the industry or the person still at the beginning of their business. How can we get them successful as soon as possible?

Let’s take a moment to define success: Meeting your first person online, adding a contact to twitter, facebook, or skype, getting your first signup to your List, making your first commission, getting your first payment, and on we go. Have you forgotten these if your a veteran?

I get the feeling that many people are in a hurry to make a lot of money. Is this you? We would all like to experience this. But if your new or still at the beginning for whatever reason(not experiencing success), stop just a second.

I want to cover how much you know and your abilities, but first, I want to tell you why and it’s a BIG WHY.

If you explore Traffic Exchanges, Mailers, and PTC’s then you will see the following:

1. Standard Affiliate Splash Pages, and/or pages without personal branding (lacking a picture and name) and/or big affiliate pages that are full sized, full of writing.

(1 is the worst possible choice)

2. Personally Branded Splash Pages. You can create your own at Adkreator.

(A better choice than 1)

3. A squeeze page that builds your list and enables you to guide people to programs.

(You get the system, 3 is better than 1 and 2)

4. A personally branded (your name and picture) on a squeeze page (a page that collects emails for your list).

5. Website Ownership

Now a BIG WHY of why the above is the way it is. Anyone with an intelligence of 80 or above can figure out how to do 1.  The problem with 1 is that people do not know who they are joining under nor are they given a reason to join you over another.

Number 2 is a better choice because you are not only advertising a program, but you are building your presence(business) as well.

Number 3 is a better choice because you set yourself up for repeat sales and communication.

Number 4 is obviously better because your adding in list building along with building your personal presence.

Number 5 is the strongest possible choice, but it requires the investment of time, money, and a little creativity.

Now it’s on YOU!  How much do you know, who do you know, and what do you have ability wise?  You see the more you know about the business your advertising, the more your known as someone that helps people, the more people you know and have influence with, the more you know about the industry in general, then the more attractive your advertisements and list become to join.  See how this all works together with the above?

This is why the picture, name, video presence, brand, and logo are all important.  It’s because of what was said above.

Furthermore, I would like to discuss the Cash Surfing Network.  We provide you with personally branded squeeze pages with social site integration (the best kind) in the affiliate area.  You can easily put your auto-responder code in the affiliate area and save it. Boom your ready to build your list and YOU with the Cash Surfing Network.

Now, let’s revisit the make a bunch of money in a hurry again.  Your not going to make a million dollars putting people into traffic exchanges and CSN unless you have access to a very, very large amount of advertising or very, very large list.  The amount of advertising we are talking about is much larger than the entire traffic exchange, mailer, and ptc industry.  The list size with responsiveness would have to be huge.

CSN gives you the ability to private message your downline which has alert by email.  We already discussed pages that have your facebook and twitter on it.  Also, right smack in the members area of CSN is you and your social networks.  The making a million dollars comes more from participating in the entire community and making contacts.  What evolves out of all the people growing and working together directly or indirectly, that is where the million dollars is made.  Putting something like that together takes time and/or money.  Probably more than many of you think.

Let’s Build Something Great Together.

Marcus Wahl

P.S.  If you would like to talk about traffic topics, insights, questions, statements, interests, tools, and/or just about anything traffic, we are available at 6pm eastern every monday through Friday at this link: Webinar.  Make sure to talk about traffic in the chat or we have a tendency to go way off topic 🙂