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As one of the most active affiliates in the traffic exchange industry, Scott Rohn has seen a lot! A regular blogger and hardcore affiliate for ClickTrackProfit, we touched base with him to hear his thought son CTP, affiliate marketing and the importance of blogging.

Scott is the author of Scott Rohn’s Thoughts and has been featured on Mentor Strategies via BlogTalkRadio.

1. How did I stumble upon Click Track Profit?

Well let me think. Oh yea I remember was walking along and I tripped over one of those little boulders and hit me head on the ground when I woke up CTP was right there.

No just Kidding….

Seriously um wow back I’d say 2007 or so I wanted to start making money online…You know live the good life. And I tried everything. Go Go 20 , Rich Jerk, Plug & Profit the list goes on. Oh before I tried to make money online.

I tried Don Lapre’s program and Charleton Sheets Real Estate program. I can’t remember exactly what program it was. But I put together an online hardware store.

I called it Hanks Hardware. How I came up with the name is one night. My brother in law and I were in a bar, and the bartender asked me my name. I told her to guess, and she said You look like a Hank.
So every time we went in there she’s say Hi Hank. But nothing was working. So I quit. Then around March / April on 2009 I got a postcard from storesonline inviting me to a live event they were having.

So my wife and I went had lunch on them and paid like $29 for a store. Of course it was only a startup store with allot of limitations. Of course they invited all the guests to a Bigger conference a few weeks later.

I went and committed to a $6,000 Pro contract. To get an online store with all the whistles. So I went to work on my store decided to call it Alpine Cameras. And I might say it was a good looking store. One of the support techs at storesonline even made me a cool header but getting eyes on it was a pain.

I tried everything they were teaching me about SEO. So while looking for ways to advertise my store I stumbled upon traffic exchanges. The first one I joined was Lords Of Traffic. And I promoted the heck out of my store. Only I didn’t know about splash pages or squeeze pages. In fact I knew nothing about TE’s. And there was no Click Track Profit around at that time to show me. So Yes I promoted my entire site. But I did know enough to know I had to expand my horizons. I needed to joining more traffic exchanges.

So I joined sites like Tezak Traffic Power, Startxchange, and others. Then while surfing I saw ads for Worldprofit. 50,000 credits so I joined and I have to tell you. I learned allot there. The friday morning sessions with George Kosch played a huge part in the way I promote today….

He said something like promote as much as you can in as many places you can until you don’t want to do it anymore. Then go promote some more. And He didn’t just tell us to do it. He did it himself. So I started with Worldprofit to promote my camera store. But eventually that went by the wayside when I was making money with it, and I couldn’t make the payments.

Oh and it was about this time I enrolled in the Pittsburg Online Art Institute for Graphic Design. But missed one class and got booted plus a owed money UGH!. So now my entire concentration was now on World Profit. And of course with them You got your own site, and Blog if you wanted one for a little extra ( One time price) You could have your blog hosted by them as long as you were a paying member of Worldprofit.

My site was BestBiz 5000, and my blog was BestBiz 5000 Blog. With articles mostly from Dr Lant. And of course I learned about landing pages email marketing. And Yes I did make money here and there with World Profit. My sponsor Linda Elze was the weekly, Monthly, Yearly Sales Champ when I was there and it looks likes she is still the top Dog there. I mention that because I learned allot from Linda.

Then around 2011 I started seeing these ads with these three lunatics throwing snowballs at each other. I knew who Tim Linden was but I had no clue who the other two guys were. and they kept mentioning this other guy from Canada Jon Olson and yes I knew who Jon was by this time I had joined I Love Hits and had been to a couple TE Lives. I went a couple times when It was on UStream when I could remember it was on.
I was like what the Heck is this. But the more I saw the more intrigued I got.

So finally I joined Click Track Profit. and the two other guys turned out to be Justin Ledvina one of the best business minds I’ve ever heard and Larry Dame. Who I miss having around he was ok even for a Red Sox fan. So that’s my story on how I stumbled upon Click Track Profit.

2. Something you have embraced more than most in the industry is the power of video on your squeeze pages, how important has that been to your advertising?

As far as embracing the use of video I gotta give you the credit. You were basically the only one talking about it. I remember when You guys would give away Flip Cams. I think Blain Jones was one of the first guys to get a Flip Cam while at least he was the first to use it. And he made some Awesome videos. I was like ok if I ever win a Flip Cam I’ll start making videos. But then I got to the point where I was like I’m just going to start making videos. I have a web cam, why do I need to wait for a Flip Cam?

My first video was kinda of goofy I would talk while different effects kept happening around me, Rain Snow Bang Explosions etc. Like I said a goofy video. But nobody bite my head off and I kinda liked doing it. So I kept making videos for my pages and even did a couple video tours of a couple sites and tutorial videos. And eventually I spent some Money and bought a Cannon Powershot A2500. and started making videos with that.

For the second part of your question. OMG it has helped me Tremendously. Before that I was putting my Pic and name on my splash pages using Adkreator and Awesome program . And I was starting to become known. But doing video, Man that just put me over the top with being known. I’m sure there are some who don’t know who I am Yet! I’ll get to them eventually.

As far as The results I get I’ve found I don’t have to get a ton of hits to get good results. When I was doing research on what makes High Converting squeeze pages. The number 1 answer was video.

3. Speaking of promoting and advertising, what the biggest tip other than adding video to your squeeze page that you could offer members looking to get better results?

The biggest Tip I could give anyone is well there is a couple things, don’t go program hoping find something and stick to it.

Or better Yet Promote Yourself, Build your lists.

Then promote to your list. But You have to go at it like a mad man. Promote Promote Promote the Promote some more.

If you own a Program a TE or whatever. You have no business promoting anything else Look at the Legacy Guys they are where they are because they worked there asses off. They didn’t open another TE until Legacy Hits was well on it way. Not like some of these people who open a traffic exchange get to 300- 500 members think there a success then Open More Traffic Exchanges. And the funny thing is if you look at what there promoting its everything but there Traffic Exchanges.

As for an affiliate Promote You first. No matter if you List Build or not Promote You First. As far as Ownership I don’t currently won anything right now. But there could be something in the future. Were getting a _ _ _ _ ton of Cash from My In Laws from the sale of there house. So yea will see what the future holds . But Yea promote yourself and promote as often as you can in as many places as you can!

4. You’ve also taken big steps to practice consistent blogging! How has that experience helped or hurt your online business?

First of all this isn’t my first blog I had a couple other but they never seemed to latch on. So Last year when I made the choose to get into List Building I thought why not a blog.

And I’ll tell it more people seem to know about compared to my other blogs. I just wish Marcus would stop calling me Scott Rohns Thoughts when I login to there show ha ha who am I kidding its Awesome when He does. Blogging as actually helped me with my business, It has helped people get to know me even more. And thanks to a couple rants, People might have discovered I can be a bit opinionated. Yes Blogging as definitely helped me with my business!

5. If you could leave new marketers with one piece of advice, what would that be?

Lets see I would tell them to learn from those that came before them. Learn from there mistakes!

If something sounds to good to be true. It probably. Get Rich quick doesn’t exist. Online or offline.

I would tell them to Promote themselves Build there Lists Promote to there lists. Promote as often as possible! Use video and start a blog!

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It’s been a while since our last Meet The Player feature and with Season 9 right around the corner, we felt it would be a great time to fire these posts up again!

And what better way than to check in with one of the busiest guys on the busy. The VERY opinionated and dedicated owner / team player….Rob Paris – Owner of CrusinXchange and leader of Team Crusin’ Along!

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1. You’ve been involved in the industry for years, how did you stumble upon ClickTrackProfit?

In the T.E. industry I came across StartXchange and liked the young bloke who was just starting out and liked what I saw.

So I was quickly involved with the team side of it there at StartXchange we had a great time and built relationships I can say 15 years plus on I still talk with those same people.
Unfortunately I have seen a few depart us also.

When ClickTrackProfit came along you could say I had a foot in the door and of course was eager to see what new things it could bring to the table.

I have enjoyed my time in CTP and it has opened new doors for me and I am sure while I am breathing I will be involved in CTP.

2. I remember you sitting on cam with us for an entire weekend few years back on our marathon live streaming event….What attracted you to this community and how did you stay awake that long?

Yes that was a while back where do we start I think it was 24 or 28 hours the first one then a few years down the track we where at 102 hours.

After doing one and filling in the gaps I guess I stuck at it so people could see anyone could get on cam no matter how big a goose you may come across as we all enjoy entertainment.
To keep going all those time I think it was something in the cancer treatment I was doing that made you say well your not getting me today one day turns into another and so the show goes on.

The best part about the community that was and is still around today is that with out them I would not have got as far as I did, it gave you have highlights as in the first timers I was able to encourage to jump on cam, yes that will keep you going seeing others taking the leap.

3. You’ve always been a very vocal supporter of teams, how important has networking and building relationships been to your business?

I have most probably covered this question back in question one. But I will say no networking or building team relationships I can only think it would be a lonely path to tread online.

4. Speaking of business, CruisinXchange is a huge partner in the upcoming season, what can we look forward to with your program in 2017?

CruisinXchange the TE that was not meant to be. What started out as a experimental platform from back in my early days in StartXchange where we had a few TE owners on our team that turned into a working TE because someone went and gave it a plug.
My Plan was to just run CruisinXchange as a test TE well that has changed and the TE that was going to be built from that experiment is still been built. Maybe this year.

I will always be a supporter of CTP at CruisiXchange and while it stays viable I will run as many cross promo’s with CTP as I can. I have no major changes planned for CruisinXchange except fine tuning and adding what I learn from building my othere TE and of Course SealifeHits in some ways I well always keep CruisinXchange as a test platform in what I try.

Good example everyone says Run OTO’s well CruisinXchange dosn’t so if it is a bit different you will find it at CruisinXchange.

5. If you could leave new marketers with one piece of advice, what would that be?

One bit of advice well that is pretty standard from me get a product believe in it and make that what you sell don’t be sidetracked by the next shiny thing that comes along.

Software has always served me well and is my backstop online it is not hard to find something that will appeal to people just remember if it got you excited then it will others.

As we say here when you’re on a good thing stick with it.

It’s time once again….

As we get ready for a new exciting season of CTP Teams, we are looking to make Season 9 the best ever.

Lots of changes were made last season and while there was some concern on how it all played out, we saw some great changes from your input and feedback.

Let’s get the big one of out the bag…We heard you loud and clear, so Season 9 WILL include days off. Teams won’t be competing each and every day.

Now as for keeping it competitive for everyone, this truly is the challenge.

A few things to note:

– There are some big new changes coming for Promo Partners who host their promos with us for Season 9. We are introducing ‘Chests’ later this week and people will start to see what all that means soon. So keep in mind, ‘Chests’ will play a big part in your experience for this upcoming season. Not so much in scoring, but…You’ll see 😉

– There seems to be a few teams that compete each and every season and then a big bulk that don’t…We would love to hear YOUR feedback and constructive input on how we can make it to that again, all teams feel like they can compete.

– Please remember, to be a team leader YOU MUST have an active Kore4 subscription. If your team does not have a Kore4 leader, the team may be disbanded before the start of Season 9.

– The big thing to keep in mind for everyone reading this, we want this to be an enjoyable experience and rewarding one as well. The relationships you build with your fellow team members truly is the gold in these competitions. With that in mind, we are looking for idea that are a benefit to both…Promo partner and Competitor. We’d love to hear your ideas on how to make this a win-win for both parties!

This is a never ending challenge for us, which we embrace and accept. Finding the perfect formula for the CTP Teams competition is an on-going process. But with your awesome input and ideas, we know we can make this next season the best one yet!

As we are nearing the end of Season 8 it’s come to our attention that a number of team leaders are no longer Kore4.

As part of the rules when we started the team based play it was required that all teams be managed and lead by an active Kore4 member.

So we will be going through the teams in the next few days and making sure all team leaders are active with their Kore4 membership.

A few notes;

– We will be disbanding teams without an active Kore4 leader. It’s not fair to the active teams with their Kore4 leaders in play.

– You will have plenty of opportunity going forward to upgrade your account if you are a team leader and looking to remain so.

– And we’ve got a really sweet deal to bring you back on board….We will be giving you a $50 credit at Doctor Traffic when you re-subscribe or for any new player to secure a Kore4 membership.

All you need to do is send Jon a note via email (jon at timtech.us) and let him know you re-subscribed. After that, he will send you an exclusive link to get your $50 free credit.

Pretty sweet huh?

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Disclaimer!!

This is not a political post. Just wanted to motivate you all to utilize the full power and potential of your social networks. Afterall if it played a pivotal role in getting Mr. Trump the most powerful position in the world, surely it can help you build your business!!

“SOCIAL MEDIA HAS MORE POWER THAN THE MONEY THEY SPENT.”

 

Wow and Wow!!

What an amazing couple weeks it has been here in the United States. No matter what your political affiliation, or your personal philosophy you have to give your hat off to Mr, Trump and his team in one critical area, social media. I can’t think of any better example than his recent utilization of Twitter to get his message out and to motivate like no one has before.

I’ve been a proponent of using social media for your business. It’s a wonderful way to reach out to new people. And the more you learn, the more you realize how powerful of a tool this can be. As you connect and interact with other users, the more you stick out. And if you do so in a responsive, professional, and friendly manner more people will connect with you. If you continue to do this you will brand yourself light, and see some real results. Now depending on your goals, this could be increased sales, networking connections, etc. Now considering all this why aren’t more people doing this, do people need more examples?? Well if Mr. Trumps recent success doesn’t convince and motivate them, what will?

I would highly recommend that you update all your social networks. Start interacting with your current connections, build a larger base, and add some content that attracts users.

Best of luck in emulating Mr. Trump!!

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Hey guys. Please watch the video for a welcome and a new addition I’ll be doing to the blog.

 

That being said, I notice a wonderful thing today here at ctp and the teams. I realized beyond family and friends, the people I speak most with are my team members here, at various te’s, and in general the ctp community alltogether.

I mean you have the obvious communication such as strategy and razzing the other teams. But beyond this as the seasons have gone by you have made some great freinds I bet, maybe a few enemies as well, lol. Seriously though let’s take a moment and look back. We have seen team work that rivals some professional sports. Teams coming together and forming there own partnerships and joint ventures, with everything in between.

Of course we all talk business. But from politics to well maybe not religion, we spend a good deal of our time with our team members. So next time your putting “value” on lists, don’t forget your team members. They should and probably are some of your most valuable resources. And we all know how I value out of the norm lists.

So go hug a teammate today!!

Hey guys. Long time no post.

As I’m getting my office together and getting The Socialites more focused on what I had in mind for a long time. I thought why not start blogging again as well.

Now I might still come out with my own blog. But to me it makes more sense just to do it here. It’s as good as anywhere.

Was very happy to listed as a contributor here, so really wanted to utilize this if I can do it justice.

So to go with my theme of the post of “focusing” for the time being and forseeable future I will be doing all my industry related blogging here.

One more apologies to the community and especially my team. With my recent move, setting up new space, and time with issues with sites haven’t haven’t been around much. Hope to be more so now.

Now on to the subject matter.

I’m a dreamer by nature. Always having this thought or another. Now this may sound great. But I’ve had issues with so many ideas about spreading myself too thin. This just leads to the same amount of energy being used on many different areas that you would with one. So learned long ago to force myself to focus on one thing.

By doing this you will really see a difference in your efforts. Jon has talked about this in past streams. Set a goal daily, weekly, monthly, perhaps yearly.

No matter what happens throughout the year make sure nothing stops you from achieving these goals. And even reward yourself. Say if you reach your yearly goal get a ipad or something.

I know this is a simplistic post about something well know. Sometimes the easy lessons are one’s we take for granted. “KISS” is something I’m learning myself.

LoL I will end here.

As always I welcome your thoughts and comments and will surely respond.

Hey all, first off apologies for the all the drama and mix up with the start of the season…We want to make it right because we think this is a great formula that you helped create.

With all the changes, we messed up and didn’t have it exactly how we wanted it and we truly are sorry for the headaches.

So we talked to a bunch of team leaders today and we decided to restart the season for this Monday the 26th. (Noon Eastern)

Please watch the video below as I go over why we decided to do this and our hope for the future of the season…


P.S. Don’t forget to grab your Season Pass! This will play a big role in the rebooted season for trading XP into points….

It Starts Tonight.....

Huge Update: The Season Starts At Noon, September 19th….

CTP Teams is a funny beast. We’re going onto our 8th season and while there has been some less than memorable experiences, we are striving each and every season to create the most fun and excitement for you. Because of this goal, we tried really hard this season to put the power back into the surfers hands.

We heard you loud and clear and we hope you enjoy the changes for the next season of CTP Teams:

SEASON 8 START: September 19th 12pm EST

SEASON 8 END: TBD

PLAYOFFS BEGIN: TBD

PRIZE POOL: TBD

Teams Are Collecting Points For Completing Promos

We’re using a new scoring system but it will be familiar. To win you match ups, your team simply completes more promos that your competition. That earns you a win.

New Format, New Rules
We heard you loud and clear so this season there will be no subscriber bonuses or XP for purchase bonuses. We want to make sure everyone feels like they have a fair chance. So to win, you have to earn more points than your competition. How do you earn points? Simply complete more promos than the other team.

Divisions Again?

We got great feedback that people enjoyed the divisions…But this time there is a twist. Just because you are in a division, doesn’t mean you STAY in that division. The top team in each division after 3 days of competition moves up! The bottom team in that division moves down.

Each team plays each other during those 3 days, so it’s like a mini-Round Robin tournament throughout the season. This makes sure all teams are competing because…No one is SAFE!!!! Obviously, we are trying to discourage sandbagging, so there will be rewards for climbing the ranks and staying in the top tiered divisions.

But What About XP?

Glad you asked! Yes, XP will play a huge role in the season because as you read above…We’re basing each competition with points. Earn points by completing a promo AND trading in your XP….To earn one point you can trade 1 Million CTP XP and bam, your team has an extra point. This is why the Season Pass Multiplier is critical….Read on…

The Season Pass Multiplier

This seasons’s special multiplier will be sponsored by Justin, Tim and Jon….It’s the CTP Season Pass Multiplier! Grab a Season Pass through this link and we’ll give your team a 8x multiplier for all XP earned…

To claim your bonus League Pass multiplier – Click here and it will credit your account. If not, then send in a support ticket with your confirmation email. We’ll credit you as soon as we get your information!

The Daily Competitions

We heard you loud and clear and we hope you guys love the changes. We listened to your recommendations and this is the formula we came up with from your suggestions and the input from attendees at TE Live. It’ll never be perfect but here’s the main things we wanted to tackle;

– Get rid of the massive subscriber bonuses and bonuses for purchasing.
– Focus more on surfing, this helps the surfers and the promo partners
– Implement the divisions again to level the playing field and let people actually compete for positions daily!

We hope you enjoy the changes and are as excited as we are to CRUSH IT with Season 8!

*Please note – There may be changes over the next few days on this blog post if we need to tweak anything. This is the general structure for the season and we will do our best to make sure you know EVERYTHING before we start on Monday September 19th!

We’re looking at a quick turn around for the off season this time and we’re getting ready to set up Season 8 of CTP Teams!

But first…We need your help!

We’re thinking of making some changes, drastic or not, on how we play the game.

But we don’t want to make any decisions that would hurt the growth of the team play, so we’re putting it out there for you.

We are looking for feedback on what one change you would LOVE to see for CTP Teams.

Please post your comments below and let us know how YOU would change the game if you could.

We really want this to be the players league and while we can’t guarantee everything can be implemented, we want to mold this league to be as player friendly as possible.

Let’s hear what you think….