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Four Key Manual Traffic Exchange Secrets Exposed!

Manual traffic exchanges offer a quick and easy way for Internet marketers to get traffic to their web pages and can be an effective way to market your online business website provided you apply a few key manual traffic exchange secrets.

If you expect to make money simply by posting your sales pages on a few traffic exchanges, you will most likely be disappointed with the results. Instead, think about why people surf traffic exchanges and design your campaigns around those factors. In most cases, they don’t surf them to read other people’s web pages but to earn credits to get their own pages seen. They will be clicking away from your page just as soon as the timer counts down and they’ve earned their credit.

Worse still, a lot of people use multiple browser tabs to surf several exchanges at the same time, which means that they won’t look at your page for more than a couple of seconds before hitting the next tap and clicking on another traffic exchange page.

That is why a simple squeeze page or lead capture page will work much better for you on traffic exchanges – it has a simple message that can be conveyed in a couple of seconds… Using splash pages instead of sales pages is one of the most important manual traffic exchange secrets…

Ideally the message should be targeted at the audience – TE surfers – and include an element of personal branding to achieve maximum effect. It’s simply a matter of squeezing the best possible results out of a cheap method of promoting an online business. You do that by focusing on where your audience is coming from and getting your name and image as well as your offer in front of them. Personal branding is another key secret to success on traffic exchanges.

Typically, a manual traffic exchange audience consists of people who are looking for ways to get as much traffic to their website as possible for little or no expense. Think about how you can appeal to that need when make your pitch on your lead capture page. Think about how you can get seen across several TEs and build up your personal brand at the same time. TE surfers might not take you up on your offer the first few times they see your page, but each time they see it, if it has your photo, or video and NAME on it, you will be impressing yourself upon them as the go-to person in your field… especially if what you offer is UNIQUE and offers a relevant solution to the typical TE surfer’s problems…

Here’s another traffic exchange secret

**Not all traffic exchanges are equal!**

You need to know how many new members each traffic exchange attracts each week, and how much traffic each traffic exchange delivers. Popular traffic exchanges are capable of attracting a lot of new members every week, bringing hundreds of fresh eyes to your splash pages.

Seek out and join the most popular traffic exchanges because they are the ones that are likely to be growing fastest and will have the largest membership base for you to appeal to. You can find out which are the 100 most popular traffic exchanges by checking the Affiliate Funnel Rank Report.

Finally, you will need to track the performance of your splash pages across the traffic exchanges. If you don’t track your results you will have no way of knowing what works and what doesn’t. If you don’t track your results you can’t systematically improve on them.

That is the “secret” that most TE surfers miss. However, a new development has made it easier for every TE surfer to track their results from now on…

Just recently, traffic exchange experts Paul Kinder, Tim Linden and Jon Olson launched a free service called TE Toolbox which includes a splash page creator, rotator and tracking service all in one convenient place, completely free of charge at the basic level. I have been playing around with TEToolbox and find the free service is perfectly adequate for my TE campaign needs.

If you do your research, appeal to your target audience in a way that suits the medium where they are to be found and track your results, you will have mastered the secrets of manual traffic exchange success and will have set yourself up for TE marketing success!

5 Ways for College Students to Make Money Online

There are several thousands of college students interested in finding out how they can earn money on the internet. College students do not have a lot of time because of classes, studying, activities, and so on. Assuming that college students need money as quickly as possible, blogging is not always a feasible option due to the amount of time and commitment it takes to maintain a blog. So, how can college students >make extra money online? Here are a few suggestions:

1. Emails, Online Surveys, etc. There are a number of different companies that have hundreds, even thousands of emails that need to be read every day. Of course, the top executives of major businesses do not have hours every day to spend reading emails. The solutions they find is outsourcing to other people, like college students looking to make a little extra money. You should be able to find several companies willing to outsource such tedious tasks as online surveys, product testing, mystery shopping and more.

2. Freelance Writing. Can you string a sentence together? If so, then you have what it takes to earn extra money online as a freelance writer. You do not have to have a degree in English or journalism to succeed. In fact, if you are able to write in a way that is easy for others to read, they you have everything you need, You can find work online by signing up for job posting services and finding projects that you can do.

3. EBay. College students have been quite successful with selling stuff on eBay to make a little extra cash when they need it. As a college student, you most likely have stuff that you can sell to other college students. In addition, other college students have stuff that they may be willing to let you sell on the online auction site for them and earn fair commission. You can also find dropshippers or wholesalers that are great places to find products for you to sell and earn money on eBay. Garage sales and estate sales are also great places to find stuff to sell that will not cost you a lot of money up front.

4. Online Tutoring. The pay for this type of service varies from one college student to the next. Some companies are available that you can sign up with if you prefer. In fact, online tutoring is a service that is in high demand these days, and getting more and more popular by the minute. If you enjoy helping other people to learn, online tutoring may be the perfect way for you to make money online. Depending on the service you decide to go with, you can expect to work from a couple of hours or more every week.

5. Online Juror. Do you know what lawyers do to practice and hone their talents? Places are available online that stage mock court trails so lawyers can get the practice that they need. If you become an online juror, you can expect to make as much as $60 depending on the complexity of the case. There is no guarantee that you will get a case, but it is worth a try if you need to earn a little extra money.

Home Business Tips – What I Look For in a Home Business

Let me start off by saying that I feel that the best home business is one that you build from the ground floor up and is uniquely your own. Having said that, some people don’t want to go through all the trouble of starting a business completely from scratch. They would rather start something that already has a solid foundation… something that they can just plug into. For those people, this article is going to share what I personally look for in a home business out of the box. You may want to make note of these things.

At the top of the list is product. A home business has to have a solid product to sell. I’m talking about one that solves a burning need. For example, in today’s lousy economy, many people are out of work and in debt. So a product that can truly relieve debt or one that can teach people how to make smart investments can really come in handy. A home business that sells such a product would be one that I would personally get involved in because I know for a fact that I could sell the product. If you can’t sell the product, the business is worthless.

However, product isn’t enough. Many people first starting out in a home business have no idea how to promote it. They may have turned on a computer for the first time for all I know. So a business, in addition to a great product, has to have training… lots of it. There are many ways to promote products online. The ideal business will teach all of the best methods in explicit detail. In fact, the training section has to be so comprehensive that it would eliminate the need for the person to get any other books on the subject of marketing. Trust me…these businesses are few and far in between.

Finally, there is what I call ease of use or simplicity. Now please don’t confuse simplicity with no work. People who think that they can just push a button and they’ll start making money are in for a rude awakening. Any home business takes work. A legit home business will take anywhere from 60 to 180 days to really start seeing a substantial profit. What I mean by simplicity is that anybody, no matter how intelligent, can follow the system and make it work. The steps are simple, even if they do require a bit of work.

For me, THIS is the ideal business. If I were going to start from scratch, (and thank heaven I don’t have to) then this is what I would personally look for. In all my years of doing this, however, I have found very few so called “home businesses” that have all three of these things. Most are lacking in one of the three areas. Either there is no product, or a poor one, no training or poor training, or the system is so convoluted that Einstein couldn’t figure it out.

So trust me. If you ever find such a business, grab a hold of it with both hands and don’t let go. You may have just found a gold mine.

Start A New Online Business Quickly: BeBiz Review

I get asked all the time in comments on my various blogs, in forums I moderate, and through email — What the quickest and easiest way to start a successful online business is? That’s not an easy question to answer because everyone’s situation and skill level are different, and there are so many ways to make money online that what is great for one person may not be good at all for another.

There’s really no perfect solution that everyone can use to start a successful online business, without first putting in a reasonable amount of time and effort. If there were then everyone would do it! However, I have found something that might be quite useful for the majority of people looking to make money online.

My friends at the Internet Marketing Center contacted me recently to let me know they have just released the next generation of their simple, automated tool that will help you start an online business and have you making money as quickly as possible. It’s called “BeBiz” and it’s really pretty darn cool if you ask me.

BeBiz Review

To start, I want to say that I’ve never seen another all-in-one tool like this on the internet that can help you build an income generating online business this easily.

I do have plenty of online business experience but I really don’t think it would matter if you had no business experience or had even the slightest clue what you were doing. Since you are reading this right now then you most likely have what it takes to get started with this cool tool right now. Then just “point and click” your way to making money online.

You are writing a BeBiz review but what is it anyway?

Basically it’s an easy to use “point and click” tool that quickly guides you through every step of getting started on your own successful online business, beginning at square one.

It has an automatic wizard-based system that seems to have been designed so that pretty much anyone can use it to start an online business. You don’t need business experience, technical skills, or even an idea what you should be doing online to make money.

Before I even checked it out I asked the guys at the internet marketing center why people would want this tool and they gave me a list why you should use BeBiz to start your online business. Here’s that list…

* Avoid the costly and time-consuming mistakes that most beginners make when getting started online.

* Start making money almost immediately, and then build on your early success to generate a secure, independent income over time.

* Use the skills and knowledge you acquire building your first online business to create multiple profitable websites into the future.

* Make money online even if you have no technical abilities or previous business experience.

* You can start building your business today, even if you have no idea what to sell, or any ideas for a market or website.

After checking it out myself, I’d have to say that I agree with this list for the most part. Also, I am sure you want to know how it works. It’s really simple, there are 5 steps to the BeBiz process and they have made it so freakin’ easy it almost doesn’t seem fair…

1) Identify profitable markets ready to buy whatever you offer them.

2) Find hot products to sell on your website that your market will love.

3) Instantly create a professional looking website that’s designed to make money.

4) Easily create compelling salescopy that will give you the maximum return on turning visitors into paying customers.

5) Start accepting payments on your website instantly.

Once your site is live and you start getting traffic and making money, you can keep using BeBiz to manage your entire online business, virtually on autopilot.

Yes, you will still have to do some work. This is a turnkey system that takes out a lot of the headaches for you, but you can’t just expect to sit back and do nothing. If there was a way to make money without doing anything we’d all be rich!

If you want to see how it all works, the internet marketing center crew has put up a free video that demonstrates exactly how BeBiz walks you through the five simple stages of creating a new website. Everything from finding a lucrative niche market to getting qualified traffic, and much more.

After the video, you’ll have the chance to try out this highly useful online business building tool, and use it for the next month to start your own business website from scratch.

I strongly recommend you at least give this tool a try and see how you like it. It could be the difference between struggling on your own to make money online without getting anywhere, and having a complete online business earning income for years to come.

That does it for my Review of BeBiz. You can take my word for it or go check it out for yourself and see if it might be a good way for you to start an online business, or expand your current one.

Working At Home – Does Any One Take You Seriously?

I’ve been working at home, full-time for about eight months now. It hasn’t been as easy I thought it would be. Its not just the realities of building a passive income business which has its challenges, its the issue of people’s reactions to the fact that I stay home all day and have no children or other  “obvious” reason to be there. You need to grow a thick skin if you are planning on building your own business – particularly if you are doing it online.

Very, very few people understand how I make money online. Most people think the height of sophistication on the Internet is being able to use Facebook or Twitter. Most of my friends use neither and some haven’t really got a handle on email yet!

Therefore trying to actually make them understand that I make a living developing my websites and being paid by advertisers leave them at best thinking I am a web designer for hire, and worst – well I hate to think what dark and illegal things they think I do working from home all day.

Before you can get other people to take your work at home business seriously though – you need to take it seriously yourself. I have never owned my own business before. It took me quite a long time to understand the correct answer to when someone asked me what I did for a living was “I am an entrepreneur, I am starting my own online business”. Its not a hobby or an experiment – and until you stop thinking it of like that you will find it hard to get others to take you seriously. And you do want your work at home business to be taken seriously. First off it will make it a lot easier to control your time. Having worked away from home for most of my life I love the fact that I can take deliveries during the day and be there for the tradesmen. But you don’t want to become the social center of the neighborhood if you are trying to get some work done! Set boundaries with friends so they don’t just drop by when they feel like it and stay for hours.

Also remember to dream big – don’t talk about making some “pin money” or “a little cash on the side” – because oddly if you talk that way that is all that you will make – a little. Its called a self-limiting belief and they are alive and well for many people starting their own work from home business – particularly women.

So take your business seriously. Get yourself some business cards, a decent computer setup, a comfortable chair. If you can’t handle the accounts or the technical stuff- out-source them – building a business means that you will need to invest in your business as well. That’s probably the single biggest way to take it to the next level.