Surfing Team

gro_08If you are going to surf anyway, WHY NOT?

By surfing, I mean you are committed to viewing 1,000 pages a day or more. Not that you can’t take a break once in a while, but if you can’t contribute to the team why would you want to be there?

Getting on a top team can be very rewarding, so I think it’s worth considering. The team I belong to right now usually places in the top 5 which rewards each member with 10,000 Tokens once a week.

The problem is the teams that do that, are usually maxed out with 15 members, but don’t let that stop you! The first step is to prove to yourself and others who are watching that you CAN and WILL surf 1,000 pages a day. Once you do it for a few days, go ahead and apply to one of the teams, even if it’s already full.

When you do that, your record for the last two days will show to your potential team leader and if they are looking for serious members, they can bump someone from the bottom and plug you in.

Don’t try for the very top top start with, but look for a team that needs your help. If you watch the Chat, you can often see the leaders (like Classylady) that are looking. Once you get accepted, keep up with your surfing and you will build a reputation that can leverage you into one of the higher teams later on if you decide to move.

Tell her that oldbuddy sent you and it might help.

Helping Others

Sometimes all that holds you back from completing the Platinum Chest Daily Reward is completing a Task for someone, unless you want to keep joining endless programs you end up not even using.


I got in the habit of looking at the Twitter Tasks, because they are so simple (even the ones for very low token rewards) just to get these done. Lately I have been finding them empty!


That prompted me to realize I need to do my part, if I expect others to help me out too. It takes very little effort to visit the Token Ads and click a dozen of them, then create your own task to Retweet one of your Twitter posts. When someone claims your Tokens, visit their Twitter account and your Retweet should show up, so you can approve them.

If you don’t have a Twitter Account, it’s my opinion this is a good enough reason to get one. They are free and you can have one just for this purpose if you don’t want to use your main account like I do.

Another point to consider, is this can help with your Reputation Score on Traffic Swirl so you can keep it higher.

Think It Over!

Firefox Gestures

You already know (if you look around here) that I am a fanatic about Tokens. I get all kinds of referrals (both paid and free) by bribing people to take action from a Task they complete and pay them with Tokens I get for free.

It takes a while to get started building your Token balance enough to take advantage of this, so here’s a little trick to help.

Marketplace Pricing

calculateDON’T GUESS!
When you go to buy or sell anything in the Traffic Swirl Marketplace, have your calculator handy. It never ceases to amaze me how far out some the prices get on there. I am not going to use any actual prices here (because they change constantly), but let me just say I have seen the same item offered for 10 times as much as another offer on the same page.

It’s a simple task to punch in the price in Tokens and divide by the quantity offered to get a price per item that you can easily compare. I must admit that before I realized how confusing this can be, I fell for buying overpriced items as well as listing so high they sit there doing you no good until the listing expires. Take the time to get it right.

Another tip, don’t think you need to list everything in one shot. Pick the quantity to show up between two overpriced offers and it can sell a lot faster and still get you more Tokens. Just don’t get greedy and end up stuck. I earn these prizes so fast I just look for quick turns so I can use the Tokens to get referrals by offering Tasks with big fat rewards.

I have my laptop out when I sit and watch TV, which can produce thousands of Tokens made in the Marketplace the next day.

Let me know if you need help.

Free Splash Pages

ink-splashAnyone who has been around Traffic Exchanges very long, knows why we use Splash Pages instead of full websites.

They load lightning fast and focus in on a single benefit with a strong call to action, so people can decide it two seconds if they want to continue following the path they point to. Otherwise, you lost them!

Lots of people use services to create them, but I would rather create my own and maintain full control. I also earn better commission than the services offer me. If you have a free account, it is probably extremely restricted until you upgrade.

For an example of mine Click Here

I can show you how to create these in a few minutes.
(or do them for you free)


Splash Page or Squeeze?

squeezeOld Question

Is it better to squeeze visitors for a name and email address before you hand over their free gift?

In my opinion, it depends on how bad you want them to have whatever gift you are offering them.

It’s common knowledge that the less information you ask for, the better response you will get. So with that logic in mind, isn’t it safe to assume that asking for nothing will produce the most takers?

In the case of the page you will see if you click the image, I want as many people to read my free report as I can get, no matter if they ever talk to me again. My thinking is, if I do a good enough job with the report, they will seek me out, or at least remember  me the next time they see one of my ads.

So there you go, are you going to make them like you by forcing them to provide details reluctantly, or let them have what you have for them with no strings attached and see if they take the next step on their own?

You Decide!

What to Promote?

Let’s assume you have dug into all the little crooks and crannies on this blog and found every little trick you can use to increase your Tokens.

What should you use them for?
I spend half an hour a day or more looking at ads on Traffic Swirl and I am in awe at how many people just don’t get it.

Some of them must not even bother to check the URL they submit to make sure it works, because I see a lot of error messages or just plain blank pages. These credits are NOT FREE!!! You spend time to earn them, so make them count.

slick-salesThen there are the ads that give NO INFORMATION and still ask for you to give them yours, or stuff that is obviously part of a con game that I can’t believe anyone is sucker enough to fall for.

Oh well, it’s their credits they are spending.

But to get to the point, I would hope that the object for us all, is to eventually make more money. If you follow any of the big money makers online, you should notice that the secret to accomplishing this goal is clearly visible.

  • Uncover a problem people have.
  • Research out a solution for it.
  • Show a Page leading to that solution
  • Follow Up with even more to build trust.
  • Keep a list of those you have helped.

It really is just that simple and anyone can do it.

Click Here for a Simple Example

The problem this addresses, is the endless search for more money and the frustration felt when things don’t work like you expect.

Go back and look at the ads you are running and see if you can answer the question, “What problem will this solve?” before you throw more credits at it.

Have fun!