Today I want to talk about something that is not always so obvious to those who are new to Traffic Exchanges, and clicking to earn credits to show their products. Exchanging time and clicks can be very boring, but many of the Traffic Exchanges have added contests, bitcoins, zubees, stickers, you name it to make it more exciting and keep eyes on their promotions. I joined a program called CTP (Click-Track-Profit) from TimTech because it has a good training program included and shows the beginners how to get started. It also has a more advanced version that includes more detailed training called Kore4. Kore4 includes upgrades to 5 sites to make the most of your efforts.
TimTech used the innovations to make a game out of learning the basics, as well as becoming a kind of downline builder as well. As time went on they added more with teams so a group of people working together could earn additional credits, prizes ,etc. With each season, it seems like the potential rewards for those on a team are growing larger.
I finally joined a team (go Wealthbuilders!) this last year and found a lot of very special people who have bonded together and try to help each others business grow. I love this aspect of the teams, however after being in the most recent season and going through playoffs, I was a bit discouraged by how much of the competition really was how many people bought upgrades or XP , etc. to the point that it was no longer about using the basics to build your business but who could outspend to gain more points. I have to say though that it is a genius idea by the owners! ..Creating the excitement and competition and then offering extra incentives to join new programs that are offered kept people surfing, chatting, and yes, BUYING more product.
Although I felt frustration from others around me about the competition, I had to remind myself that I was the one that let it distract me from my focus of building my business. So while the playoffs are continuing at this time, I am happy to be back to real life and starting anew with my goals. Who were the real winners..? Well in some ways all who were promoting their sites got a lot more views and potential sales …providing you remembered to keep assigning credits, the site owners.. they get more people to join or surf at their sites so they also can make a profit from upselling products or subscriptions, and TimTech for being creative enough to find a way to increase their sales and membership while providing a service for those members. So if you took advantage of the marketing opportunities that CTP and the season provided, and kept your own marketing goals in mind, I would say that it was a WIN, WIN, WIN for everyone.
I would like to make a suggestion though to the people who plan competitions. Keep in mind ALL of your members, not just the heavy hitters and make it possible for anyone to win, not only those who can afford to keep purchasing products…after all a real competition is much more rewarding in the end to all.
Next time though, I’m keeping my goals in front of me, to make sure they are being worked, before focusing so much on winning the contest!
Did you participate? I would love to hear your comments.
Sunshine n smiles.. Carla