The Phenomenon of the Freebie


Today I’m making some observations on an interesting feature of internet/affiliate marketing (or a strata of internet marketers) regarding the ideology behind signing up for free stuff to the exclusion of all else.  This is what I call The Phenomenon of the Freebie.

It appears that many people who are trying to make a decent income from working on the internet will only get involved with a program so long as it’s free.  We all love to get something for nothing but it’s very important to ensure that anything we obtain has some value – be it free or paid for.

Online marketing is no different to offline marketing in that in order to be successful, people need to know about one’s product or service and therefore one needs to market effectively via various means including advertising, blogs, social media etc etc.

Therefore, it is rarely the case that one can have a successful business online without spending some money!  I know of many people who join affiliate programs or advertising sites but neglect to upgrade or activate their membership due, it appears, to there being a cost involved.  Therefore, they struggle to make their enterprises work for them because they have not invested the necessary funds in order to ensure some degree of success.

Even worse, some excellent training programs are overlooked simply because the ones investing their time and expertise to teach others are asking for a fee for the privilege.  Again, in the offline world, although one may find some good training programs for no charge, it really is a matter of getting what one pays for.

To be successful on the net it takes dilligence, discipline and an investment of time and money.  Advertising is essential and one needs to go beyond the freebie to have any real impact.

Who was it that said, “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise!”?  This is so true.  Again, one gets what one pays for so do not be dismayed if you opt only for free advertising sources and fail to reach any level of success.  Paid advertising generally targets other marketers who have proved their seriousness by putting their hands in their pockets.  In order to reach those hungry buyers, one also has to become one of them.

Also, if one is aiming to build a team, team members will emulate what you do.  If you upgrade, they are more likely to upgrade.  If you remain a free member, so will they.  This means stagnation and no natural flow of money.  This means death to your business!

Sure, grab whatever freebies you can but ensure you’re not wasting your time.  Ensure they offer some value.  Otherwise, pay that upgrade fee and begin to take your business to the next level.


I referred to marketing using various methods such as advertising, blogs, social media etc.  There are some excellent sites emerging which target all of these areas and even have very generous affiliate programs. To name but two:

Sokule – “Not your grandmother’s social networking site.”

Aaachoo! – “Can’t stop once you start.”

Check them out.  You can certainly join free but the real benefits for you and your business are found in upgrading!

Talk soon.

Chineme –

Product Review: Epic Traffic Boss

I’m always on the look out for good online advertising sources and I think I’ve found another one.

Epic Traffic Boss is a new site that says it guarantees more CONVERTING web visitors and online advertising with very little effort or cost.  So I decided to put it to the test…

My first impression was the site looks professional and clean, with an attractive look and feel.  It is easy to read and understand.  Joining the site was easy and painless–they do offer 2 upgrade options but they are not required to gain the benefits.

The Members Area is very well laid out and intuitive–I could figure out what to do after only a few minutes and was able to get up and running in less than 5 minutes.
Inside the site, you create links and ads–the links you simply enter any URL links you use into the generator and it transforms them into “Epic Traffic Boss” links.  You create ads for anything you want to promote using the Epic Traffic Boss Ad Generator, which is very easy to use.  You can create as many links and as many ads as you like.  And they are organized in a logical way–links are displayed in the order you create them but also your 5 most recent links appear on the main page for quick reference.
Also, since the link generator is the tool you’ll use most, it is also right at the top of the main page when you login.  Very smart!
After you’ve created at least 1 link and 1 ad you can start to generate traffic.  Just use and promote the new Epic Traffic Boss link instead of the original source link you had.  Every time the Epic Traffic Boss link is clicked, the page loads followed by a cool slide-up ad window at the bottom.
It displays an ad PLUS an image with your affiliate link that goes back to Epic Traffic Boss.  So if anyone clicks the Epic Traffic Boss image they see the site, and if they signup they become your referral.  It’s a great viral feature because you can build referrals without even trying to just by using the site.
Now every time the ad window displays (your Epic Traffic Boss links get clicked) you earn credits that get YOUR ad displayed in the ad windows when other members’ links get clicked.  So the more clicks, the more times your ads get displayed.
And this works virally–meaning as you make referrals into Epic Traffic Boss (either by promoting it or just using it and visitors click the Epic Traffic Boss image on the ad window to join) you also earn ad credits on THEIR link clicks.  And this works up to 5 levels deep.  So you can create a massive amount of free ad views and web traffic by referring others to Epic Traffic Boss also.
I didn’t get to test the full effect of a big downline yet (I just got the tool) but I can tell you the rest of the site works exactly as stated–my links got clicked, I earned credits, and my ads got displayed.
Epic Traffic Boss even tracked my results so I know how many clicks and how many ad displays.  That was an impressive unadvertised extra feature.
There is one more benefit and feature which might be the best of them all–downline emailing.  You can email your downline with offers, promotions, or whatever you like, and here is where Epic Traffic Boss really shines.  They took time to make the emailing often enough that it’s valuable as a user, but no so often that it’s a burden to your downline.  But the best part about this feature (and actually the credit earning too) is that it tells you exactly how long until you can mail again.  Now THAT’s cool.

Overall I have to say I am impressed with Epic Traffic Boss.  It is simple yet powerful, and delivers on its promises.
Highly recommended to anyone who wants to increase traffic and advertising.

See it and join here: Epic Traffic Boss.
Talk soon.


Update on the Viral Cash Blast program and Upgrade option.  Update on the Viral Cash Blast program and Upgrade option.


Some members of the group have requested more information on the VCB site that I wrote about a few days ago and the merits of upgrading.  The program is still in prelaunch and is growing rapidly.

I have taken the benefit of an early upgrade (just $4.95) so that I could have a look around in the back office and see what exactly upgraded  premium members would be receiving.

It is essentially a special membership site with sought after internet marketing products.  The heavywieghts of online marketing are all on board (and are on our team!) such as Jane Mark and Mike G.

Upgraded premium members get:

– you get a bonus of 1 million Sokens (Sokule credits) free.  This is worth $1270.00.  If you are not yet a member, join free here:

Worksmart with Sokule.

– you get video courses

– you get training products

– SEO tactics

– tips on making money with no money

And there are lots and lots of valuable products which will be constantly updated, all in one place (so far, over $2459.00 in value).

Premium members also get their own squeeze page which is slightly different to the one everyone else is using – see mine here:

VCB Bonus.

It is stated that in the future, membership fees will be from $97 to $197 per month for those whom have not registered during this prelaunch phase.

Therefore, if you have not yet signed up, do so free just to get yourself in there.  If you have signed up, consider whether you want to take advantage of the $4.95 trial upgrade to lock in your premium position and to see for yourself all that you’ll getting and, more importantly, what people you introduce to the program will be getting.

For what it’s worth, this seems to me to be a fantastic opportunity to ensure your ongoing internet marketing success – if you make use of what is provided for you.

Any more questions, please feel free to drop me a line.

Talk soon.


Prospecting Secrets Revealed!

Prospecting Secrets Revealed!
Let me start off by explaining the biggest benefit of providing your downline members with a viral prospecting system.

It boils down to this…

When you have a viral prospecting system in place for your
team members, your downline has the potential to take on
a life of its own and continue to grow effortlessly while you’re
focusing on more important things such as family and friends.

A gentleman I recently discovered managed to accomplish
the difficult task of duplication while maintaining his full time
job and family life.

He mentioned that ever since the beginning of his online
ventures he was searching for a system that brought
interested prospects in automatically.

He didn’t have time to do the traditional recruiting methods
because they required a lot of time and commitment.
What he wanted instead, was a huge downline that duplicated on auto-pilot from his part time efforts.

“But did such a solution exist?”

If it did, he said he couldn’t find it…

So after many years of struggling to build a solid residual
income through network marketing he decided it was time
to take the bull by the horns (so to speak) and he created
a 3 step marketing system that literally exploded his downlinewithin a few months.

The part that amazed me the most was the fact that he didn’tspend a dime on advertising. And his downline is now over11,460 strong and growing monthly on auto-pilot.

Ultimately I learned that being a successful sponsor involves
providing some type of system that helps people build their
business, not sitting around wondering why your downline
isn’t doing anything.

I guess the quote from Zig Ziglar holds true:
“You can have everything in life you want, if you just help
enough other people get what they want.”

If you’d like to learn more about a brand new prospecting
system that builds YOUR primary business and generates
multiple income streams, go here: leads-2-income
Talk soon,

Go Big or Go Home, Tom says…

Go Big or Go Home, Tom says…


Do you have any questions about internet
marketing?  No matter what level you may
have reached in your internet marketing
experience, I have found that there’s always
something else that you haven’t thought of
or haven’t yet been shown.

There’s a great new resource by Tom Abrozewicz,
in MP3 format (with printable transcripts) which
brings together the teachings of four internet
marketing powerhouses to teach what they
know will bring you success.

Tom states, “What’s more, such astonishing
success is actually easier to achieve than
you might think. Because you only need
two ingredients for the sort of mind-blowing
success and wealth that will make this the
year your life really takes off:

1. The insider secrets of success.

2.   The determination and mindset to put
those secrets into action.

And – to BE the best … you must know
what the VERY BEST internet marketing
entrepreneurs already know about accomplishing
both these goals”.

This series is in four parts and is called the
unique, ‘Go Big or Go Home Masterclass‘.

There’s a 60 day money back guarantee so there’s
nothing to lose and, if you’re quick, you’ll be
able to get your hands on it for a truly knock-
down price.  It’s perfect for listening to over
and over again on your ipod or in your car, and
very easy to start implementing the strategies
straight away.

So, today’s Internet Marketing View is, go get
‘Go Big or Go Home’ today and make sure to be
on that tried and tested road to internet
marketing success!

Talk soon.