When I last left you, I was discussing my introduction to and fascination with traffic exchanges. In February of 2011 something happened that changed traffic exchanges forever. When I use the past tense of the word “change”, I am not really using the correct tense because the event that occurred is changing now and it will continue to change and improve for years to come. Because of my lurking involvement in Traffic Exchange Live, I had an inclination that something different was going to happen. The event is really the combination of two seemingly separate events. First, Jon Olson, Tim Linden, and Justin Ledvina released Click Track Profit and second, the three announced that they were going to combine their separate companies into one company called Tim Tech. This new organization brought AdKreator, I Love Hits, Start Exchange, Sweeva, Dr. Traffic, and TE Toolbox under one single ownership.
The occurrence of these events coincided with the receipt of my annual tax return and when Click Track Profit quietly rolled out the public, I decided to make my first cash investment into my internet marketing business with a one time upgrade offer to Click Track Profit. The lifetime upgrade gives me higher commissions, free random referrals and other benefits. When Click Track Profit was rolled out, there was a lot of discussion/criticism in the traffic exchange community about the nature and/or validity of the program. Tim Tech rolled out a program that was not entirely complete, and I believe that they did this on purpose. I myself did not understand at the time what they were doing, but now I know exactly what they did and why. I invested in the program because I had spent some time listening to Jon in Traffic Exchange Live and I came to trust him and his ideology. What Tim Tech did is introduce what I call a “minimum viable product.” For the early adopters, there was some faith involved in their commitment to the program because it was just the skeleton of an ever evolving grand plan.
Jon would often explain that Click Track Profit was a drip feed program that would continually develop and offer its users something new and enriching slowly and consistently. The question is commonly asked, “What is Click Track Profit?” I answer that question on one of the pages of this blog in the Click Track Profit tab above, but I do have a more concise description.
From my perspective, the traffic exchange industry is a tangled mess of programs and opportunities that spin people in 100 directions until the centrifugal force of their spinning launches them out of the industry. Click Track Profit creates a clear pathway of focus to anyone that wants to create and promote a business with traffic exchanges as a focal point. The pathway primarily consists of step-by-step training program where you learn by doing after watching drip-fed training videos. The training will guide you through the steps of slowly building your business with longevity and stability as the key factors.
Stay tuned to the next episode of Internet Marketing Adventure to see what happens next.
The application for this episode is “trust”. Sometimes you have to have faith and trust someone. I had a great feeling about Justin, Tim and Jon from the outset. I truly felt that they were out to help me with my best interest in mind, and that initial feeling has held to be very true. However, there are plenty of people in the internet marketing business that will take your money and run, so be very wise, discerning and shrewd with who and what you trust. Sometime in the next few episodes, I will share how invested in untrustworthy programs and lost.