Dont knock the Hustle.

I think everyone Hustles to some degree in this business. But too many are looking for shutterstock_293474954.hustlethe short cuts rather then put in work or money. Its this side of the business that gets me a little frustrated.

Once a month a traffic exchange will open and regular as clockwork I get a support ticket asking me to trade Upgrades or credits ect. This is a Short cut. Almost every time I will look to see if this “ new owner“ has an account. 50/50 shot they don’t. If they have supported me in any way 75% chance they have no ads or have surfed under 20 pages all time. 90% chance they have been a member for less than a week.

I was always taught to ask what’s the worst they can say? “NO” but there no is Hustle in that. I have over 24,400 members all time at IT 247. I have hustled for years now bringing in new members. Deleted more members then the new program asking to trade accounts. And this offends me on so many levels.

hustleIm not against working with people who bust their asses to get ads out there to bring in new faces and new members that will be fantastic surfers of affiliates for years to come. (Super Hustle)

Im not against giving a little bit extra to the people that make my site bigger everyday. (More Hustle)

Im not against a NEW owner telling me they are just starting and asking me for a killer deal ( that’s Hustle)

I am against this lazy tactic of asking to trade aluminum for Silver/ Gold. And when I see this type of owner I know the clock has started. Not to when they become the biggest traffic exchange But when the hosting is no longer paid for.

Do yourself a HUGE favor, all you potential Traffic exchange owners. Work your ass off building downlines and residual marketing and relationships. You Know HUSTLE! Then open a Traffic exchange.

James Dias

5 Responses

  1. Catherine White
    Catherine White at | | Reply

    Pet Peeve #1- Any Owner asking to trade upgrades with an established site, full of hard working members, which has been online more than 2 years- coming from a newly launched site with no history- and no members.
    Why is this a Pet Peeve?
    Reason 1: I would never have had the nerve to consider asking an established site for an upgrade. That’s just me.
    Reason 2: What kind of value trade are you offering in this trade? You can reach our established membership base and I can reach who?
    Reason 3: It’s not my job to help you grow your site.

    There is nothing wrong with getting upgrade swaps but you should target sites where the trade is much more equal. Work with other newly launched sites and help each other grow. Form a new team or alliance. It can be done. Then the next thing you know, you will be the established site getting constantly asked to trade upgrades.

  2. Nancy Radlinger
    Nancy Radlinger at | | Reply

    Oh wow awesome post and yes people do not want to do the hard work that most of us have done over the years – they want easy – gimme NOW and most think that since they have a new site it will happen.

    AND Cathy you made a great point about trades – it’s actually pretty gutsy and where were you when I was putting in 12 – 15 hours a day building my site. Show me you are going to have that dedication and williingness to work that hard and then we can talk

  3. John Bell
    John Bell at | | Reply

    I would never ask another site owner for something for free because if it is worth having it is worth paying for, and they are worth being paid for it, as well as the commission for my upline. There has to be cash velocity in the business for it to grow, and trading creates stagnation in cashflow.

    The worst thing that can happen is a lot worse than just them saying “No,” the worst that can happen is that by jumping to the ask you completely destroy an opportunity for future relationships. I don’t know of any thing that is worth giving away the opportunity of connection in order to try and get.

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