Batteries NOT Included

batteriesHow many times have you gotten that cool thing and realized it needed batteries and you are flat out? Even worse you are one battery short? Nothing, repeat nothing more frustrating.

The Lay of the Land

TE Land, that is. The industry we live and work in is just full of cool things to use, and most of them are FREE to use. There are literally thousands of TEs, there are PTCs, there are educational sites, there are tools. All free.

You can join any number of TEs, surf your brains out and get your very own advertisements into rotation and possibly even sell some stuff. You can learn (free) how to create your very first ad campaign at Your Email Series, and even AdKreator has a free component. You are good to GO!

You can build a list. WordPress or Blogspot have free blog pages readily available. You can use Rocket Responder is free for 30 days. There is absolutely no reason not to start.

You can track your ads for free, too. Trck.me is free to start, and Trackeryme is a free utility based on how to use trck.me to maximum advantage.

But

Batteries are NOT included. Sooner or later, you are going to have to face the fact that upgrades aren’t luxuries, they are utterly essential to your success. Better surf ratios and credit ratios at TEs, unlimited tracking and autoresponder, better information on how to use these tools. It all has a cost, and you might as well decide that sooner is much better than later where you business comes in.

Batteries beget Batteries

I’m going to let you in on an insider’s secret. Program owners are far more likely to deal with you as an individual if you are upgraded in their program. If you are helping to put food on their table, people are way more likely to help you put food on yours. Who knew? It seems to be a business sort of thing.

You wouldn’t consider buying the latest toy without batteries. Why try to run your business with none?

I’m just sayin’

 

 

Saturday Shortstop: World Series Edition

 

 

World Series Shortstop

 

Brandon Crawford is an American born shortstop for the World Champion San Francisco Giants. It’s the second championship ring in his collection. Crawford is one of only 6 players in Baseball history to hit a grand slam home run in his first Major League at bat.

 

I track everything. You all know that. Well, this week I am getting stupid good click rates at Click Your Face Off and Cup of Traffic. Some of the highest I have ever seen.

Is anyone else irritated with the trend toward ‘fake sites’? Copies or clever fakes of prize pages for other sites? Well, yes I am.

Brian Cullen went over 5000 pages at Lords of Lothar last week one day. No big deal, right? I mean the place is addictive enough for 5 K pages right? Well, Brian did it on his very first day of surfing. Ever. My guess is that he likes it….

Speaking of Lords of Lothar, I am really attracted to it also. Combination game and Traffic Exchange, and it works real well. Looks like the Goettman boys have a serious winner on their hands. So much so there are already ‘spin off’ sites relating to it…

Zen coins is rumored to have a value already. Atomic Trade has posted a value of .27 (twenty seven cents) per coin. It is too early to really call that a value, but it is certainly a huge step in the right direction.

WS shortstopAlcides Escobar signed with the Milwaukee Brewers as a 16 year old out of Venezuela. He played for the Brews in 2009 and 10 before being traded to Kansas City. He is signed with KC through the ‘15 season with club options on ‘16 and ‘17. He played all 162 games in 2014, one of only 3 players to do so.

 

Sometimes, just getting yourself in position to do great things is a matter of luck. More often it is consistent hard work.

I’m just sayin’