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We’ve seen a lot of program owners come and go over the years here at ClickTrackProfit. Some newer owners come in guns blazing, and swear they will be here for the long haul, only to disappear in a few months.

Others seem to support CTP Teams and it’s players for a month or two and then try their hands in some other promos only to come back to old faithful 🙂

However there are a few owners that have been here since literally…Day one. And one of those owners is Ben Frazier and his traffic exchange Advertising Maximizer.

Ben has been a huge supporter of everything CTP related for years.

He’s one of those owners who might fly under the radar because he does things the right way, the long tail way and the smart way.

Advertising Maximizer embodies the kind of owner Ben is. Steady and reliable!

Script – LFMTE
Membership Levels – Free, Advertiser & Maximizer
Downline Builder – Included In Membership With Tons of Extras

It’s a solid program with fantastic traffic delivery and has been a mainstay in the season play here at CTP Teams.

(AKA, this is a program all CTP players should be supporting and surfing daily.)

He supports the players and has never demanded glory, attention or extra special service…He just shows up, every day and let’s his traffic exchange do the talking.

I really respect that in a program and it’s owner. Especially in the day and age of programs disappearing left, right and center…Ben and Advertising Maximizer are built on solid foundations of hard work, patience and results.

Advertising Maximizer is your Daily Challenge traffic exchange each and every Wednesday along with hosting various other promos throughout the week.

This is a must upgrade program and one of the pillars of the CTP Teams competition experience.

Can you believe it?

It’s almost here, the 10th season of CTP teams.

It’s had highs and lows throughout the past 9 seasons of the competition but each and every time we do a season we see great things happen between team mates.

We see partnerships develop. Relationships built. Businesses form. And friendships that can last a lifetime. This is why we play! This is why we love CTP Teams.

We’ll be getting started July 6th for our 10th season. And will have detailed stats about the entire competition very soon…

The plan is to follow last seasons format because in the 9 seasons of doing one, it was the first time we didn’t have any huge complaints or issues with the layout for scoring and the format for competing.

Of course, all input and considerations will always be heard and taken in. So if you have any ideas on how to make this even more fun for future seasons, please let us know.

Huge congrats once again to all the awesome participants of the Hurricane Season and our winners, Phoenix and Cruisin’ Along!

Will they repeat or will we crown a new champion?

It all gets started on July 6th….

Wow, what a great season we’ve had at CTP Teams! Even with our major mess up mid way thorough thanks to an horribly planned server move, teams still competed day in and day out.

The entire point of CTP Teams when it was formed a few years ago, was to get like minded people working together for a common goal!

We believe in teams! The people you meet today could be your potential business partners and customers for years to come but it starts with the relationships.

Still the Negative Nancies seem to pop up from time to time while saying things like this…. “I’ve got better things to do than waste my time here!”

These people miss the big picture completely. And that’s our fault for not highlighting the real positive aspects of this competition…The people!

Let’s check out some of the awesome things that teams have done throughout the history of CTP Teams;

Surf A Holics Alpha, the first team that became a powerhouse in this competition. It gone through battle after battle since Season 1 and has ALWAYS competed. On top of that, they have even began their own program and are now in business under the SurfAholics brand name. That’s the power of the people!

The Cavalry, a team that didn’t exist this time last year but has went on to (at the time of this writing) have the best regular season record in the Hurricane Season. All because of awesome leadership from Phil Lenz and his team of dedicated surfers. This is the power of ONE common goal!

We Are Family – I mean, does it get any better than that? This team embodies EVERYTHING we envisioned for CTP Teams. Amazing leadership and team mates that think of themselves as FAMILY, not just team mates. How much value do you think each of them will gain from the relationships they have built?

I mean, I can go on and on…The PURPOSE of CTP Teams was putting people together! And I think we have done that because the RIGHT PEOPLE found CTP! You deserve all the high fives you can get because of YOU and your dedication to each other, you have made CTP Team the longest running and premier surf competition in the industry!

So as the Hurricane Season comes to a close and we gear up for the playoffs, remember…YOU are the reason this works! You are building relationships and networks that will last a life time, and that truly is the reason why you surf! The welath is found in the journey, it truly is!

Arguably one of the most unique and fun loving members of Click Track Profit, Charles Smith has been a mainstay since day one. The popular owner of Top Flight Traffic and Advanced Safelist has been around the industry for quite sometime, so we thought it would be a great time to finally ask….How does one become as awesome as Charles Smith?


1. How did I stumble upon Click Track Profit? But the real question I wanna know is…What made you order that jerk chicken for me all those years ago….We need to know the story!

Charles: I was with Click Track Profit from the beginning. I remember back in the old days when we used to hang out at TElive on a daily basis. I became attached to what I viewed a as a community of like minded individuals. My belief is sharing a meal is sharing friendship. I was in the room one day when Jon mentioned he didn’t know what he was gonna choose for dinner. So I sprang into action and remembered Jon liked Jamaican food and I remembered the place he ordered from on a regular basis. So I looked up the number and called and asked what was Jon’s favorite dish. I believe it was rice and peas and jerk chicken.

(Side note from Jon: It was arguably one of the biggest surprises of my life and I was so grateful that Charles did this. It was different. It was unique and I’ll remember him for my entire life because of that one act of kindness…)

2. You took your time, but are now a traffic exchange owner. What made you decide to make the jump into ownership?

First off I was very sad to hear that Randy Ritter had lost his battle with cancer. He was one of a few people that I could really talk to about the industry. I was surfing Legacy Hits and I noticed that Topflighttraffic.com was in rotation and it showed as an expired domain. Knowing that Randy Ritter had passed I just figured it would be renewed by whomever held the site. That put me into detective mode.

I spoke with a few folks in the community and heard through the grapevine that TopFlightTraffic was for sale so I pursued the leads and became the 2nd owner. I felt compelled to continue Randy’s passion. There was a glitch a cyber squatter took the topflighttraffic.com name and was holding it for a price that was insane. I was compelled to continue on in my endeavor and used TopFlightTraffic.net instead. I then gave the site a facelift and the rest as they say is history.

3. You’ve been not only active in the teams, but also in this community for so many years. How important is it for new members to stay the course and roll up their sleeves to get to know other members?

It is crazy to see the amount of people that come and go. I feel it is important especially for the new folks to dig in and be consistent with whatever they choose to do. It is important to become known and trusted by people in your niche.

4. What’s the best and worst experience you have had in CTP?

The best experience I have had in CTP is meeting new people and seeing them stay with it. The worst experience I have had are with the pitch meisters that come out of the woodwork and disrupt the community.

5. The number one piece of advice from Charles, to any new member would be…….

Take a deep breathe, If it sounds too good to be true… Meet folks, you cannot succeed on your own and lastly have fun.

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.

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!