Monday, 4 April 2016

Easter Egg Hunt results

For some Team Phoenix news I have stepped down from leadership role. Being a leader is not a time consuming role but a role model role. I felt that my enthusiasm wasn't as great about the CTP teams and I cannot keep up with qualifying when needed as I have a really busy offline life currently and other online projects being worked on. Being owner/admin of 2 sites is also time consuming and thats my online priority.

Now for the followup to the ClickTrackProfit Easter Egg BadgeHunt.

This time I had to do things a little different. I bought less badges, again only 2 and really concentrated my time on them. Alas, I had to think outside the box a bit as one of the weekends I would be taking my son interstate to table tennis tournaments so I needed the badges to be given somewhat automatically.

Luckily, I knew this is advance and bought only 2 badges. Ok, what did people have to do to receive their badgehunt badges?

For my personal badge I concentrated on this blog. All new subscribers got the link on day 2 or 3. If they were already subscribed they could either join under a program as my referral from a set list or send me CTP tokens. All results are for during the dates of the BadgeHunt. Results are below:

New subscribers: 24 (im a little disappointed with that result)
Referrals to programs: 6 PLUS $10 in upgrades
Tokens: 160 plus

For people that like to monetize that: It cost me $25 for a badge.
At CTP every 50 tokens costs $20 to buy. Tokens: $60  worth

I have made a profit "in theory" without taking into consideration the subscribers and referrals.($70)

The other badge are for my 2 Traffic exchanges I co-own. For both badges people had the option to purchase for the badge for each TE.
Come and find Easter Egg number 133 there are 2 ways to get this EGG.
Chance 1) Surf the Mix It Up promo Mon-Fri (14th-18th March) OR the Mon-Fri (21st-25th March) and the link will UNLOCK at R4S as long as you have the same email address at both sites.
Details of MIU: 
We are calling it the Mix It Up Rewards contest.
It runs weekdays to Friday. (Mon-Fri)
Surf 1000 over the week...
can be in one day or smaller amounts over the each site to be in the draw for:
2x .50 cents
.20 cents
5000 zubees (zubee username required in profile)
50000XP (ctp username required in profile)
500 credits
1000 banners
1000 texts
1000 square banners
Thats 10 winners total. All prizes sent via MoneyMakersXchange
A new Top surfer leaderboard has been set up to keep track of your surfs at each site!
Chance 2) Simply buy something at R4S (link will unlock) or MMX and the code will be sent manually to you via CTP. Please ensure you have your CTP username in MMX.

New members : 56
Sales: Over $40.
For Rewards4Surfing this is the 3nd time it has been involved in a badgehunt.
New members: 57
Sales: Over $300 (an increase on last time)

Also, I can't believe I didn't made it into the Top 75 to win $5 cash  but I have 114 points for my team season to use! 114 badges I personally collected. Out of a possible 160. I would love to see what the cutoff of the Top 75 actually was as no leader-board was provided!

In conclusion, I acknowledge the limitations of this hunt. Less new members, less subscribers. Maybe due to the fact that most CTP members are already members/subscribers? However, another successful ClickTrackProfit badgehunt which will help any program owner with their promotions, affiliate or a blogger like myself. A highly recommended promotion tool!

Monday, 25 January 2016

On the TO DO list today...Focus!

This is to all the TE owners out there who look back on the day and ask "Where has my day gone?"

I went out side to water the garden. As I turn on the hose I look over at my car and decide that it needs a wash.

I decided to wash my car. As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the hall table. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the trashcan under the table, and notice that the trashcan is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the trash first. But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go to my desk where I find the bottle of coke that I had been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. I see that the coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need to be watered. I set the coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, we will be looking for the remote, but nobody will remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

I splash some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day: the car isn't washed, the bills aren't paid, there is a warm bottle of coke sitting on the counter, the flowers aren't watered, there is still only one check in my checkbook, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses, and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.

(author unknown)

I don't know about you but I'm not that old and still get distracted easily. This can easily happen to us online also. Count how many tabs you have open right now! I have proven my point.

Sometimes it is soooo hard to focus on one thing to completion that I recommend some sort of note taking and check list. Our attention goes to so many things and areas not just online but offline too. The issue is not just to FOCUS but to PRIORITIZE your day.

For me I make sure my promos are all set for my traffic exchanges, Rewards4surfing and MoneymakersXchange....the day before. That the emails are all written. That it is in the Promo calendar. Then everything should fall in line around this. Then there is Facebook and Skype. Great for communication but also great for distractions. I have an A4 note book that I use for my notes and each page is one day. It has the sites I want to surf also for that day too.

I would love to hear from you all how you spend your days online and how you organize yourself. Let's get ORGANIZED so we all don't end up like we are having a wasted day like the above scenario!

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Changing the Rules

Who has been in this situation? Everything is running smoothly then.......the rug comes out from under you. What happened? Why wasn't I informed? No one told me??? Something changes and you weren't told before hand!

Ever been to work to find out that there will be a new boss? An unexpected meeting that took up more time than you would have liked and now you have to do overtime to catch up? Perhaps you go to log in to your favorite website and find it is offline? Perhaps you expected to be paid from your employer only to find there will a delay in payments? Maybe you find out that you will not be paid at all......

Life will do this to you. Should you let it go? Should you speak up and complain? Surely someone will listen! What happens when you bring the issue up and it is ignored or dismissed? Maybe we all want to hiss like the cat in the above picture, to the unexpected, and to companies that we think do us wrong.

The point to this being how many complaints does a company need to get a hint that the direction they are heading isn't working. Why should we "Let It Go?" There are more of us than them. It may also be called Unionism. When should companies that think they are so big think they can change the rules without being accountable to those changes? Has anyone heard of disclaimers? Shouldn't users of products be told first before a change happens? It's called emails, bulletins, personal messaging, skyping etc.

If you sell a product as an affiliate, you expect to get paid its as simple as that! For EVERY product. Who would have thought that a company can turn around and say, "it was a sale and we don't pay commissions on sales." No mention of that to the person who bought or sold. A closed board room does not count. It needs to be publicly known. You cannot change the rules to suit your needs at the time. My business is bringing in referrals, my referral pays for a service/ upgrade I get paid.

If the role were reversed and myself, as a traffic exchange owner, does not try to pay an affiliate then, wow, the backlash would be horrific. I pay on ALL my "sales", even the ones on SALE, plus some are heavily discounted and are called one time offers OTOs.

Final thoughts: If everyone morally DID THE RIGHT THING all our community in the traffic exchange and advertising/affiliate business would be booming. There are only a few in this community that make me want to hiss!