It is always enjoyable with the topics for TELive are generated, not by Jon or I, but from members of the traffic exchange community.
Yesterday was one such day when the main topic for discussion was inspired by John Brewer’s recent post on the Lucky 13 blog.
Under the slightly controversial (and certainly attention-grabbing) headline “Do We Pay TimTech Too Much Money?”, he brought up the highly charged subject of paying hard cash in order to earn a living online.
There are some people who would argue that paying even one dollar to TimTech is paying TimTech too much money, but that is another story altogether.
The Lucky 13 blog post addressed the question of those people online who think that everything should be free. I am not quite sure where this attitude comes from but it goes like this:
1. I want to earn a living online.
2. I need tools to earn a living online.
3. I want companies, like TimTech, to provide those tools for me.
4. I don’t want to have to pay for the tools.
5. I might, at a push, and very grudgingly, pay the minimum I possibly can for just one or two of the tools but I will not be happy.
6. If I don’t see results within a month, (or less) then I will demand my money back for the tools which, obviously, must be faulty.
Now try that in the real world. See how far you get when you tell your grocery store manager that you need food to eat, that the grocery store provided food and that you want it for free.
Online tools such as autoresponders, advertising platforms, traffic delivery systems, training systems and tracking services cost large sums of money to provide.
Some, such as traffic exchanges, work well on a freemium model of paid and free users, while others, such as autoresponders work best on a paid-only subscription basis.
If you are trying to make a living online and you think that the tools you need to make your business work should be handed out for free then you don’t have the right mentality to be trying to make a living online.
Anyway back to John’s blog post…you can read it here…
Lucky 13 Blog – Do We Pay TimTech Too Much Money?