I’m writing to my PTC team today to let everyone know what’s working well for me, and I won’t just talk in generalities. I’m giving you the real numbers, and I will also fill you in on my 3 Top Advertising Resources.
I have learned that the best way to build a business is to build a list — an email list. So I am really focused on getting more RocketResponder opt-in subscribers. My PTC advertising page is a hybrid splash/signup page and I’ve been using the same page for over three years to build my “Amazing Tale“ email list and form a team where everybody makes money in the Paid-To-Click arena.
I advertise at a great variety of sites to get new subscribers. (One saavy marketer told me once, “That bear is everywhere!” And I try to be.) I am also tracking everything so I learn to know what advertising resources are particularly good, and I can focus my money and time on them and quit spending money where it isn’t working effectively.
That brings us to my first Top Ad Resource, which is…
Yes, ClickTrackProfit is an excellent place to advertise and get subscribers. Right now my signup splash page is the Login Spotlight Ad of the day. Everyone logging in all day today will see that ad. It’s just $10 to advertise there. Perhaps you’ve seen it? :)
There are lots of other good reasons to be a member at ClickTrackProfit, but one of the least appreciated is that it is a really good place to advertise.
Today, on Day 842 of “The Amazing Tale,” my spotlight ad is running for 24 hours starting at midnight. As I write this post, it is now about 10am.
Since midnight this morning that ad has gotten 860 page views and 14 signups. That’s a conversion rate of 1.63% in the first 10 hours. I like that! Which is why I run one or two spotlight ads on ClickTrackProfit every month. If I get 30 signups today, the cost is just 33¢ for each new subscriber.
I first wrote about ClickTrackProfit on Day 141 of “The Amazing Tale,” and if you are not already a member I strongly encourage you to join free and check it out.
Also today I am advertising at the NEWLY LAUNCHED PandaProfits Paid-To-Click site, owned and operated by people you may already know: Janelle Pineau, Patrick Griffin, Tom Wacker, and Bill Gorcsi. They all work for TimTech, the business behind ClickTrackProfit. I actually got a PandaProfits invite early on Thanksgiving Day when the site was in “stealth launch.” Somehow I’ve gotten onto their TE Owners list. (No, I don’t own a TE.)
Because I know these guys, I joined immediately and began promoting PandaProfits within the hour, tacking it onto a Thanksgiving message I was already preparing to send to my list. And when I looked at their ad rates, I immediately bought 5,000 ad credits. Here are my results:
So far today I have had 155 page views and 2 signups. Conversion rate: 1.29% and the day isn’t half over yet. I like that! Just out of the starting gate, and I think PandaProfits will be HUGE.
That’s number two. And here’s one more…
Actually I have been upgraded and advertising on LeadsLeap for over a year. It’s kinda pricey ($20/month) but when you see my conversion rate you’ll understand why I upgraded. You can join for free, get a free ad placement and test it out for as long as you like. I tested my free ad for a full year and got consistently high conversion rates. If you track it you can see.
Upgrading increases your page views and number of conversions. The conversion rate remains the same, but upgraded members can show more ads.
So far today I have had just 5 page views and 1 signup. But look — the conversion rate is 20%! And the day isn’t half over yet. I typically get 2 signups per day. That’s about 60 new subscribers per month for my $20. Or about 33¢ per signup. I like that! Why not join LeadsLeap and start testing your own ad page there.
So that’s 3 Top Ad Resources to show your ad pages and get more signups to your email lists. So far I have 17 new subscribers, and hope to double that by end of the day. At these 3 Top Advertising Sites. I hope you are using at least one of these already.
The tracking numbers of course come from Trck.me, from TimTech, the best-in-class ad tracker that is so good they’ll never give it away for free. It’s definitely worth paying for because it’s how you know what’s working and WHERE TO ADVERTISE. (Did you notice that all the referral links above are trck.me links?)
If you watch the news these days you’d wonder if there is anything good happening in the world. All the news channels care about is the tragic, the horrific, the sensational, the controversial, shock, chaos, sadness, darkness.
Yes, these are a part of our world, but we have so much more to be thankful for today and every day. What does The Bear give thanks for? I recall a few of the thoughts, feelings, sounds and images from these past several days.
The promise of a new adventure in each new day; the quiet early-morning hours; my sweetie curled up in a favorite armchair nearby, quietly reading on her iPad; the solitude of the neighborhood on holiday; sunrise over the midwestern plains; a train packed full of friendly people; watching animals at the zoo yesterday; the glistening eyes of another creature probing my soul; a smile from a stranger at the corner store; a favorite quilt to wrap up in; notes from friends on Facebook; the sweet taste of eggnog in my coffee; the first nip of winter cold on my nose; preparations for a fine meal later today; the beauty of the stars at night. These are just a few of the happy thoughts that come to mind.
By thinking on these things, we manufacture our own happiness, and make a life of delight and adventure for ourselves and others here on planet Earth.
It is enough. It is more than enough. It is too much to wrap one’s paws around. I am grateful to be alive, and thankful that I have YOU to share it with.
A THANKSGIVING DAY LAUNCH
So I woke up early this morning to start on preparations for a Tame Bear family Thanksgiving meal, and was greeted by a brief announcement from my friends at TimTech — Janelle, Tom, and Patrick, announcing a brand new Paid-To-Click site they are launching today. PandaProfits. Their new PTC is built on the Evolution script so it will be very familiar to those of you who are already building your PTC portfolio.
This one’s a keeper – please join me at PandaProfits now.
Here is a WELCOME message from the crew at PandaProfits:
Whether you are an experienced hand at PTC advertising or whether you are totally new to the industry, then we want you to fit right in with our community.
We have made the site as easy to use as possible and you should quickly get the hang of everything so don’t delay in logging in and getting started.
If you have any problems at all then you can contact our Support Desk where we will be pleased to do all in our power to get you back on track as quickly as possible.
Once again welcome to PandaProfits, we are really pleased that you have joined such an awesome online community and we really want you to get the most out of it. Have fun.
~ The Panda Pack
I’d love to have you on my team at PandaProfits. Immediately after you join, please take a few minutes to copy and adapt this email to send to your own team, and start the snowball rolling. Bear Hunters — This launch is gonna be huge!
Sharpen your spreadsheets everybody because today we are going to take an in-depth look at TrafficMonsoon, a hybrid advertising and revenue sharing company that combines a Traffic Exchange (TE) and a Paid-To-Click (PTC) with wholesale purchases of advertising at other TEs and PTCs across the web. TrafficMonsoon has been on a steady growth path for about a year now and is currently among the Alexa top 1,000 sites. Let’s see why it’s getting that kind of traction.
NOTE: This is not a fast money-maker, but it will be generating ongoing advertising as you steadily increase your earnings over time.
When you join TrafficMonsoon you can advertise your web site for free on their TE, earning one ad credit for every two pages you view — like many other TEs on the web. But TrafficMonsoon has a unique twist on upgrades… Purchase any Traffic Package (AdPack) and you become a TrafficMonsoon member for life. Yes, one purchase and you are a lifetime member.
AdPacks offer a mix of advertising: TE credits, PTC credits, and Banner display credits. As a member you will get a 1:1 credit ratio in the TE. You will also earn a share of the site’s revenues every day you log in and click at least 10 sites in the TE.
Members also gain access to TrafficMonsoon’s PTC, where you can earn income by clicking and viewing ads. Compared to other PTCs, TrafficMonsoon pays about the same per click, and offers a similar number of ads to click each day.
Members earn about $1 every day just by clicking to view the minimum 10 sites. For marketers who do a little TE and PTC traffic surfing every day, this is an easy requirement to fulfill.
An AdPack is $50, which is quite pricey for the actual advertising credits you get (compared to other TEs and PTCs), but the revenue sharing returns about $1 per day, up to $55 per AdPack purchased.
Did you get that?
When you buy an AdPack, in addition to the advertising credits you will earn $55 over about 55 days.
Obviously, being able to earn back your original advertising expense plus an extra $5 has made AdPacks a popular purchase. Consequently TrafficMonsoon is experiencing amazing cashflow, bringing in lots of money through AdPack sales and returning it to members in the form of revenue sharing.
So over a period of about two months, you get
- TE and PTC credits to advertise your primary business and build your list.
- Some pocket change from the PTC every day.
- Net $5 in revenue sharing by end of the period.
Earning $5 plus change over two months is about 10¢ to 15¢ per day, similar to regular PTCs. If you purchase a new AdPack each month, you’ll earn another $5 in about two months. After 20 months, you will have earned over $50, which pays for another AdPack. You have doubled your money, and now you are earning for free. If you reinvest your earnings each period, you can keep advertising, and earning, essentially for free. (And pocketing your PTC earnings.) TrafficMonsoon is an awesome advertising engine.
And because of that amazing cashflow, the more you put in at the start, the more you earn every day. $1 per AdPack per day. Net $5 per AdPack per period.
EXAMPLE: Buy 5 AdPacks, earn $5 per day, Net $25 per period. The more AdPacks you buy, the more advertising you get.
WORK THE SPREADSHEET
Here it is in a spreadsheet, starting with one AdPack and reinvesting your money every two months. (CLICK for a sharper view.)
Keep reinvesting your original $50 each month. After 10 periods, you have enough in earnings to buy a second AdPack – free. As you are able to earn more, you can buy more AdPacks, and begin to get massive advertising over time. That’s the Traffic Monsoon!
You’ve now seen what you can do on your own, using TrafficMonsoon. Of course like most traffic resources, TrafficMonsoon also offers a referral program. You will earn $5 on every AdPack purchased by your referrals. Clearly it pays to invite others to join TrafficMonsoon.
Here is another spreadsheet, this time adding just one new referral every period (about every two months), and assuming they start with one AdPack and reinvest their earnings just like you. You will now be earning more money than you need to keep adding to your AdPacks, so you can begin to TAKE PROFITS. The last column on the right shows your accumulating profits over time. (CLICK to view larger spreadsheet.)
As with any referral program, it takes time for profits to grow, but after awhile they begin to snowball as you continue to add referrals and they make purchases.
Notice that without referrals, you will have just 2 active AdPacks after 24 months. With referrals you will have 10 AdPacks after 24 months, and 141 AdPacks after 48 months. That is massive traffic from your AdPacks, and a nicely growing profit over time.
You always have to wonder with any referral program if it will be sustainable over time. TrafficMonsoon does not pay on multiple levels — it is not an MLM. You will only earn from your direct referrals when they make purchases.
TrafficMonsoon makes it’s money by buying traffic at wholesale and selling it to members at a significant retail markup. Your advertising will be shown on many TEs and PTCs all across the web. By purchasing AdPacks, your ad pages will be seen by far more people than those surfing the TE and PTC within TrafficMonsoon.
The unique combination of a TE, a PTC, wholesale purchasing, and the minimum 10 clicks per day requirement are what set TrafficMonsoon apart from other programs that have attempted to construct this kind of advertising engine. It should be sustainable, and profitable, for both the program owners and their members and users.
Still, if you put $50 in and get $55 back after two months, you have to wonder… where does that additional $5 come from? It comes from the traffic generated by all members and users during that period of time, traffic that it can sell to existing and new members.
Consider this scenario. 1,000 people join TrafficMonsoon, but as typically happens, only a minority of them actually pay for advertising. Let’s say only 200 people pay $50 each for one AdPack. They are now revenue-sharing members. If they log in and click the minimum 10 clicks per day they will each earn $55 after two months. The remaining 800 people surf for free advertising in the TE, or click to earn in the PTC.
In just one day, TrafficMonsoon takes in $10,000 from those 1,000 new members.
Both those purchasing AdPacks and those who are in it for free are generating traffic — page views that TrafficMonsoon can sell to other existing members or new members. Suppose each of our 1,000 members surfs 50 pages per day. (50 pages per day is about what it takes to keep your web site flush with credits and receiving visits in the TE every day.) That’s 50,000 page views that TrafficMonsoon can sell to others. Every day.
An AdPack is $50 for 1000 TE page views and 20 PTC clicks. So TrafficMonsoon can sell 50 AdPacks for it’s 50,000 user-generated page views. That earns TrafficMonsoon $2,500 — every day. And any time there are more AdPack buyers than it’s own TE can satisfy, TrafficMonsoon can buy traffic wholesale at other TEs to meet that demand.
At the end of 55 days, TrafficMonsoon is going to pay it’s revenue share to those original 200 out of 1,000 users who bought AdPacks. During that time, TrafficMonsoon took in $2,500 per day = $137,500. It will pay out $55 to each AdPack buyer = $11,000. With plenty of profit left over to pay it’s PTC users. Obviously TrafficMonsoon can continue to do this for quite some time, so long as there are AdPack buyers who like getting $55 in revenue share for every $50 they spend on advertising.
TrafficMonsoon also sells login ads for just $35 per day. (They are sold out for the next 11 months!) And they sell Credit Packages for those who don’t want to surf. And they sell Text ads that appear throughout the site.
WATCH FOR UPDATES
Is TrafficMonsoon effective advertising? Does it get signups, conversions, and sales? That is something I am tracking, but I do not make a determination about ad effectiveness until at least 10,000 page views. It will take more time before my own AdPack purchases have been seen by that many people. In the meantime, check this page (below) for comments because that’s how I will be updating you on everything else I learn about TrafficMonsoon. Please Join Me in this exciting TE/PTC/Revenue Sharing adventure!
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For many of us who watch PBS in America, the Wayne Dyer specials were meaningful encounters, giving us a larger perspective on what life is all about. His 2013 feature film “The Shift – From Ambition to Meaning” was my last encounter with Wayne Dyer.
If you too were a Wayne Dyer fan, take an evening this week to watch it with someone you love.
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When you want more traffic to your blog, mutual traffic exchange EasyHits4U.com is an easy choice. A mutual traffic exchange is a great way to get lots of new visitors to your site fast, based on the simple premise “I look at your web site, you look at mine.” EasyHits4U.com, established 12 years ago, has continued to deliver on that promise and is now closing in on a record 1,000,000 members.
WHAT MAKES EasyHits4U.com SPECIAL
- Free membership with 1-to-1 visit ratio.
- Earn cash while you surf.
- Earn credits from your referrals.
- Upgrade to earn credits from referrals on 6 levels.
For every site you visit, you will receive one visitor back to your link. There’s no limit to free visits you can receive per day — 10, 100, or even 1000. In addition to this free promotional service you’ll also receive:
- 3¢ for every 100 pages viewed.
- 10¢ for every person you refer
- 40% from purchases made by your 1st referrals.
REFERRALS – BUILD VISITS AND EARNINGS
Yes you can earn real money at EasyHits4U.com. After using this top traffic exchange for several years, I am getting paid to use it — $3.00 or more every month. I use it every day, clicking and viewing just 100 web pages per day. That takes about 25 minutes; something I can easily do on “coffee break” time. And I’m getting lots of new visitors to my web site every day. Here is what my referral map looks like now:
Wow! — In addition to my own clicks (about 100 per day) I have received 41,523 credits from referrals. That’s 41,523 more visitors to my web site! Start clicking today at EasyHits4U.com, take 25 minutes a day to surf 100 clicks (you can do it while surfing Facebook and YouTube) and watch it boost your web site traffic. Join EasyHits4U.com it’s “the easy one.”
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