Okay, so a couple years ago I was a pretty big guy. I worked out at Worlds Gym and had a pretty decent routine going. “Worlds” had child care for my kids, all the machines, heavy dumbbells and barbells that I liked. Then one day. Actually it wasn’t “One Day”, it was over the course of a couple months. Things started to change. The child care ended, renovation crews started taking over, and the “Please Pardon Our Dust” notices became an annoying part of my workout. Not a problem, I was in-visioning a bigger, better and more bad ass gym. Boy was I wrong. My gym turned into a senior center. Umm, I mean, my gym turned into “Planet Fitness”. A judgment free zone where I wasn’t a loud to grunt, exert too much energy, or accidentally drop an 80lb dumbbell. All my machines, heavy dumbbells, barbells and **gasp**, bench’s were gone. No squat racks or “hammer strength” machines. Just rows of cookie cutter wuss type exercise contraptions, lots of treadmills, and a big notice on the wall that more or less said that: BodyBuilder Type Folks weren’t allowed.
So I quit that day and joined a private gym where cursing and grunting and big water bottles were accepted. I was happy again, although I missed what I had at Worlds Gym.
Anyways, to make a long story longer. I quit working out a few months ago ( for various reasons ) and have since removed that enormous chip from my shoulder and joined “Planet Fitness” this week. I’m still not happy with the changes and I’ll always miss what was, but honestly, it was time to get myself back in the gym. Even if it means I won’t have all the equipment and free vocal range ( One more Rep! You did better Last time! Don’t stop now!!! ) that I once had when I was part of a real gym. R.I.P. Worlds Gym as I knew you.
Lets face it, I’m getting older and I’ll probably never bench press 275 again. So if the need to grunt and drop dumbbells anytime soon comes up then I’ll move on. In the meantime, getting back to half of my studly ( whatever ) self is exciting and it’s nice to see a lot of my fellow gym rats again.
On to today’s post =P
I wrote a similar post early last year where I talked about my early results with Traffic Splash. What I wanted to do in this post is reveal where my 178 Traffic Splash referrals came from and talk a bit about traffic exchanges ( just a bit ). Since the number one reason why most of us fail at affiliate marketing is because we can’t bring in referrals to build our down lines and / or earn us commissions, I thought I’d share, once again, and use Traffic Splash as my example.
Forty Five ( 45 ) Referrals came from WordLinx. Early on I probably spent too much of my own money to advertise on WordLinx, but when I look at the extra credits and commissions I received this year, I’m pretty happy. WordLinx is an awesome place to advertise whatever your promoting, just be careful and set an ad budget if you must spend money on. I also don’t cash out anymore, I convert my earnings to advertise other opportunities, this blog, and umm, yeah Traffic Splash as well.
Twenty Two ( 22 ) Referrals ended up in my Traffic Splash downline via ClixSense. ClixSense is by far one of my favorite programs and a fantastic place to earn and advertise. I mix converting my earnings to ad credits with a bit of real cash for my promotional needs.
Fifty Five ( 55 ) Referrals for being a Pro Member on Traffic Splash. Although I’ve only seen a few random referrals in the last couple months. I was used to seeing new team members added to my account every week. I think a lot had to do with being a more active promoter at the time, I vaguely remember a couple contests a few months ago. Regardless, I think you should look at this number as a best case scenario.
Hits4Pay via Rent-a-List ( 17 ). Oh gosh, I forget what I spent on this ad for Traffic Splash. I remember being a bit upset by this number, since advertising on Hits4Pay ( Rent-a-List ) has always produced amazing results for me. Seventeen referrals might sound like good results for a one time ad, but really I’ve done better with other programs like ClixSense and NeoBux ( can anyone say 10% response? )
This Blog of Course ( 20 ). As I push forward into my second year with “You Will Not get Rich from this Blog”, things just keep getting better and better. I continue to improve, learn and although I have moments when I don’t write for awhile. When I do I’m noticing that more and more of you are paying attention. So THANKS!!
So where did the other 19 Traffic Splash referrals come from? Well instead of listing ten more sites and making this post longer than it needs to be. Lets just say that I throw banners and links up in all sorts of places; safelists, other PTC’s, Traffic Exchanges.. blah blah blah.
Now lets look at what this all means.
In one year I’ve pulled in some commissions, my credits earned per day fluctuate around 100, but most importantly I’ve learned that Traffic Exchanges are more than just a way to earn traffic. Traffic Exchanges are a huge community and a fantastic way to meet new people, study what others are doing and how they are doing it. Traffic Splash will remain my number one Traffic Exchange this year for a lot of different reasons. The owner Paul Kinder is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, he sets the bar when it comes to daily rewards and contests, and of course as I always say ( and mean it!! ) Nobody Pays Faster than Paul!
Now a little note about traffic exchanges. DON’T SUBMIT YOUR USUAL AFFILIATE LINKS!! They simply wont work. Creating your own splash pages is your key to success. If your not getting the results that you hope for.. CHANGE AND KEEP TRYING.
I’m always tweaking and playing around with different Splash Page ideas. I give them a fair run ( usually a couple thousand views ) and then tweak ‘em some more. Keep it simple and don’t write long sales pages ( capture pages ) and surf ‘em on Traffic Exchanges. Few people surfing exchanges care about what you have to offer, so you have to grab their attention with a short and to the point splash page.
Check out my post: “How to Create and use Simple Splash Pages”
That’s all for me today. Keep in mind that although this post is about my results on Traffic Splash, I use the above programs to promote all my favorite programs.
Have Fun, Be Creative, and Pay Attention
Phil ( philsfault ) Ames
P.S. Lynn reminded me that I’m currently ranked No. 6 out of 121 awesome blogs over at
Traffic Taxis. I told Lynn that I’d be at No.1 in six months. So hook a blogger up and cruise on over and move me up the ranks. Oh and the owner of
Traffic Taxis, David Foley, he’s a pretty crazy guy ( I’m just saying ).
Going to bed now. Night all!