Thursday, March 31, 2016

We Moved!

We Moved To A New Location!

Hello Everyone.  Just a very quick post to let you know that you can find all future blog posts as part of my website at Rjs@Home.

More specifically, you can get directly to the blog page by clicking the banner below...

Hope to see you there.

To your success,

Bob Swetz

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Don't Be Stingy With Your Ad Site Credits

Save Some Credits for Your Referrals

A good advertising site will allow you to transfer credits to your referrals or downline. I highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity.  Of course, this typically only makes sense for sites where you have purchased an upgrade.

On traffic exchanges it is easy to save credits to transfer to your new referrals.  I do this by "auto-assigning" less than 100% of my credits, so I am always sure to have some left over when I get a new referral.  Not so easy on mailers, but it can be done if you are careful with how you use your mailing credits.  Honestly though, I am more likely to transfer on TE sites than Safelist sites.

Don't get me wrong, I am not suggesting that you transfer a ton of credits. In my opinion even 250 is a generous amount to transfer to a new referral.  

Why would you do this, you ask?

Here are a few of my reasons...

  • Most sites do not provide you with the email addresses of new referrals
    • Transferring credits gives you an opportunity to send a short message to introduce yourself as their sponsor and open the lines of communication
  • It lets your downline know you are serious about the site and that their new sponsor is a real person and not just some link they clicked
  • It gives you the opportunity to offer assistance
  • It helps your new referral to get off to a good start
If you are not taking advantage of this feature of your sites, I recommend you consider it.  If the sites you are joining don't offer it, perhaps try to find a few that do, like ConversionSurf or Traffic Delivers.

To Your Success,

Bob Swetz

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Make Sure to Enjoy Some of Your Profits

I'm Finally Making Money What Should I Do?

In a previous Post "Keeping Your Online Biz Financially Afloat" I wrote about the proper use of budgeting your income vs. expenses to make sure your business survives and grows.  If you have not yet experienced a profit in your business where your income is exceeding your expenses, make sure to keep that article handy and refer to it so you stay on track.

Once you are "in profit" and your income is more than your expenses consistently each month, it's time to enjoy a little bit of your success.  After all, we are in business to make money for a reason right?  Each of us has a different reason, so I won't even try to guess what they all might be. No matter what that reason might be, I recommend taking a portion of your profits and rewarding yourself.

One method that you may want to consider is dividing your profits into percentages.  So for example, you may take a percentage each month as a reward, a percentage to use for your needs or goals, a percentage for savings and the remainder for reinvesting in your business.

Please make no mistake that I am not suggesting you take all of the profits out of your business.  You need to keep money in your business to keep it going strong and headed in the right direction.  Only you can know what these percentages might be.  Having a good mentor to help you "run the numbers" would be extremely beneficial.  Or, feel free to start a discussion on this blog post.  I'd love to hear from you.

To Your Success,

Bob Swetz

Friday, March 25, 2016

A Great Place to List Your Home Biz for Free

Spotlight on US Biz Find

In my opinion, Affiliate Marketing is not always about sharing a link to grab the next commission, which is why I am starting a new series on free, quality ad sites that I work with.

My first spotlight is on US Biz Find.  They offer free and paid listings on their website so all of us affiliate marketers out there can gain exposure for our sites and home businesses.  After all, that is what it is all about, gaining exposure for what we offer.  I have found these folks are quality people with a quality product.  Again, there are no commissions here, no affiliate links, just a great place to list and advertise your business.

Here is what they have to offer:

Premium Membership : $60/year all features enabled (top of category, home page, featured flag)

Promo membership
Free : users have to renew every 30 days, enhancements are free.  Users must have US Biz Find banner/badge on site for length of time their ad is under this listing type.  Users can create a free account then notate while creating account they are interested in the promo membership.  Users must also give reason why they want the promo membership upon registration.  We'll send them the materials needed and once their listing is active, we'll enable enhancements free of charge.

Free : Users have to renew every 30 days.  enhancements are extra $5/month for Home page, $1 for Featured flag, and $1 for top of category.

Click the banner below to list your business today!

Anyone who would like to be considered for a spotlight blog article, please email me at with your information.  You must be offering a free service (paid options are ok, but there must be quality free options as well.) Also, free does not mean a free book that leads to a joining a paid program.

Happy Easter to all.

To your success,

Bob Swetz

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Treat Your List With Respect

This Could Be a Dangerous Blog Article For Me

Every time I enter a new blog post, I email my list of subscribers to let them know there is a new post out there.  Now I must say, most of these subscribers came from sources other than my blog. However, I feel that with my blog I am mostly trying to offer useful and informative information and not jamming sales copy down people's throats with every post.  Because of this, I feel fortunate that most folks have been receptive to receiving my "Blog Post Update" emails.  Of course, with each email, the recipient has the option to Unsubscribe, and I do get a couple of those from time to time.

Occasionally I do send an "offer" to my list when something exciting or timely comes along, but I do this very sparingly out of respect for the people on my list.  After all, they did not subscribe to advertisement from me that said they would receive offers ever day

We must be careful to treat our "List" with respect.  The people on our list have busy lives just like we do.  Also, there are written (Spamming) rules and even unwritten rules out there in this business that dictate that we do not blatantly send emails to our list for things they did not request.

I suppose I could go on and on.

The moral of the story is this...

If you are one of those marketers out there who are sending new offers to your email list on a daily basis for things they never even asked for, it's time to take a break and give them a break.

Treat your list members with the same respect you want to be treated with.

To your success,

Bob Swetz

P.S. For those of you on my list.  If you feel I am overstepping my bounds with my emails, PLEASE feel free to let me know, I would appreciate the feedback.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Making Your Email Ads Attractive

Make Sure Your Emails Look Good!

The content of your Safelist Emails is extremely important.  I would say that is something we can all agree on.  However, from the looks of the thousands of emails I get from Safelists, I am not so sure if folks realize the appearance of their emails is equally important.

We have one brief moment to get someone to click on our ads.  The attractiveness of those ads is an important component in determining whether or not we are going to get that all important click.

Since we don't need to talk about content, it will be easy for me to give a couple examples of what I'm talking about.  Tell me, which email below is more appealing to you?  Believe it or not, even if only in your subconscious mind, the visual appeal will have a substantial impact in triggering what your brain will do next.  Click or Delete.

Email A

Hello Everyone
I Have A Million Dollars to Give Away
If You Would Just Click My Ad

Email B

Hello Everyone,

I Have A Million Dollars to Give Away
If You Would Just Click My Ad

I know this is a simple illustration, but hopefully it gets my point across. The first email is difficult to read and tends to confuse the mind.  In some cases people will even get annoyed or angry looking at this email and delete it immediately.  The second email however, is very pleasing to look at and makes the reader feel confident in the message, thus making the chances of clicking on it much greater.  Make sense?  If you disagree, I would love to hear your comments.

To Your Success,

Bob Swetz

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Always Check Out Your Member's Area Carefully

Hey, There's Promo Codes In Here!

Nearly every ad site or program you join has a Members Area. Many even have a home page or a page that says something like Start Here!

It is very important to check out your member's area carefully.  This may take you a little time, but guess what?  There is valuable information in there.

Carefully studying the member's area is important for a few reasons:

  • You will learn about the site or program and how it works
  • You will learn how to make money (very important)
  • You will pick up all your affiliate tools here
    • Links
    • Banners
    • Sample ads
    • etc.
  • You may find bonuses and promo codes or special offers!
As I was reading through my member's area at ConversionSurf I found a page called "OTO Bonuses." On this page I found promo codes for somewhere around 10,000 credits for sites I was already a member of.  These credits are worth a lot of money! Had I not taken the time to look around, I would have never found them.

Hope this helps you get off to a great start this week!

To your success,

Bob Swetz

Thursday, March 17, 2016

A Great Ad Site Starts With a Great Admin

How Do You Choose A Great Ad Site?
Look For a Great Admin!

There are many things that make a great ad site, whether it be a Traffic Exchange, Mailer, or some other type of advertising program.  One of the most important characteristics to look for in my opinion is a great site owner or Admin.

Marty Petrizza of Referral Frenzy is one of those site owners that stands out above many of the rest. First of all, she doesn't even know I am writing this, so I hope it doesn't get me into trouble. Anyway, I first learned about Marty when I joined Referral Frenzy and was totally impressed by how she put that site together.  One of the main things that stood out to me was the value she offered in return for my monthly investment.

Here are some of the things I like about Marty and how she runs her sites.  These are things I would look for in any site admin or owner...
  • She offers a significant level of value at each site for free members including the ability to earn commissions (at most)
  • Most of her sites have multiple ways to gain exposure to your programs
  • She is always coming up with new and innovative ways to drive traffic to your programs
    • Each of her sites offers something new and different
  • She is in close touch with the membership, which makes for an increased response to your advertisements
    • I typically get a much higher rate and quality of response to my ads from Marty's sites
  • She is very responsive to support tickets, I don't have to wait long to get an answer to a question
  • She is always coming up with new promotions to make upgrades affordable for more members at more sites
With that being said, if you come across a site owned by Marty, joining is highly recommended and upgrading is most likely a wise investment.  Here are a few of her sites I belong to that I really love:

(FYI Referral Frenzy is a Pro Only Site Just for Sending Mail)

I hope you find this information useful.  And have a wonderful weekend.

To Your Success,

Bob Swetz

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Create Beautiful Splash Pages and Capture Pages for Free

I Finally Found A Great Capture Page Builder
For Free

First, for those who are not fully aware of what a capture page is, let me explain a little.  These pages go by many names such as squeeze pages, landing pages, lead pages and splash pages.  They are essentially short, one page ads that are intended on capturing the audiences' attention with the goal of getting them to click on your ad or fill out a form, thus leading them to your autorepsonder email series.

Many programs and ad sites that you join offer these pages for your use in selling the program.  They are great for placing on traffic exchanges, using in safelist ads, etc.  However there are times that you may want to create your own pages.  This may happen in several circumstances.  Here are 2 common examples that may cause you to want to make your own pages...

  • Your program does not offer a page that allows you to capture email addresses
    • This is very important if you are trying to create an email series or trying to build a list for future use
  • You simply do not like the pages offered by your program
Whatever the case, if you find yourself in the market for a page builder, you will find the good ones are all fairly expensive, especially for those on a tight budget.  Also, even if you have the money, you may not want to get into a $30 per month commitment just to make a couple pages here and there.  I found myself in the second category.

So, I set out on a massive search looking for a free or low cost program that I could use to create a few pages, and let me tell you I spent hours and hours searching until one late night I found the one!

This is not an affiliate site, so I do not have an affiliate link for you to join under, but this is what you have to do to get it free.
  1. Click the link above
  2. Once you get there, click the orange button at the top
  3. Fill out the form (they have only sent me one or 2 emails)
  4. They will email you instructions
  5. Basically what you have to do to get it free is share their site 5 times
  6. That's it
  7. I really love the program
Hope you enjoy and this helps.

To your success,

Bob Swetz

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Good Goals Will Help You Make a Good Plan

Once Your Goals Are Set You Can Make a Plan

Yesterday we talked about setting goals.  I just wanted to do a quick follow up on that topic.

When it comes to setting goals it's a good idea to start at the end.  What I mean by that is to start by setting your long term goals.  When you do this, you can then begin to formulate your action plan as to what steps need to be taken in the short term to reach those goals.

Your action plans then become your short and medium term goals.

Let's just go over a quick example.

If you set as a long term goal to make $1,000 per month by then end of your first year, you begin to formulate your short and mid term plans or goals that will help you to reach your long term objective.

  • Long term goal = Income $1,000 per month in 1 year
  • Thought process = What steps need to be taken in the short and mid term to reach this goal?
  • Advertising = Membership in 60 Safelist Mailers within 6 months, upgrade in 12
  • Advertising = Membership in 12 Traffic Exchanges within 6 months, upgrade in 6
  • Programs = Membership in 3 core income earning programs in 6 month
  • Financial = Upgrade cost of Mailers and TEs $150 per month
  • Financial = Upgrade cost of Income programs = $90 per month
  • Time = Mailing and Surfing start at 2 hours per day, increase to 4 per day by month 6

Ok, this is a pretty simple layout of a plan that is formulated based on your income goal of $1,000 per month and admittedly I have not spent a ton of time mapping this one out.  It is just for illustration. But hopefully you get the idea.

Spending an adequate amount of time planning 
is always time well spent!

One important point I also want to make is that if your long term income goal was to make $100 per month in 1 year, the remainder of your plan would be very much different.

Hope this gives you something to think about.

To your success,

Bob Swetz

Monday, March 14, 2016

Setting Goals and Weight Training

If You Don't Know Where You are Going
How Will You Get There?

Setting goals is an extremely important part of running a home business.  I learned this lesson at a very unlikely point in my life.

When I attended college at Penn State University I took an elective physical education class, Weight Training! I took this class mostly because I wanted to get into shape.  The very first day, the instructor asked us what our goals were for the class.  Most of the students said things like...

  • I want to get stronger
  • I want to look better
  • I want to lose weight
  • Etc.
The instructor corrected all of us quickly stating that in any activity you MUST have a specific goal. If you do not have a specific goal, you will never know if you get there. So, the goals above would be more appropriately stated as follows...
  • I want to be able to press 200 pounds
  • I want my chest to be 40 inches
  • I want to lose 35 pounds
In internet marketing, we need to set goals for many things such as how much money we want to make, how quickly we want to make it.  Also, we should set goals for our daily activities. Each of us would have our own unique goals of course.  Some examples of goals may be as follows...
  • I will post 50 ads per day
  • I will join 2 new ad sites per day
  • I will post on Facebook each day
  • I will spend $50 per month on advertising
  • I want to make $250 per month in 3 months
  • I want to make $500 per month in 6 months
These are just a few ideas.  I suggest you take a good look at your business and set some goals this this week.  It will help you immensely.

To your success,

Bob Swetz

Friday, March 11, 2016

Make Sure Your Free Gift Offers Value

I Have a Gift For You

I common technique in internet marketing is to offer a free gift to entice prospects to join or sign up for our programs.  The concept is generally works in one of 3 ways...

  1. Get a free gift (usually a PDF download) to join my list
  2. Get a free gift (usually a PDF download) that contains branded links, when clicked will join the reader into my program
  3. Combination of 1 and 2
This concept can be a valuable tool in building your internet business.

Make sure this gift offers value to your prospects!

This is very important as it goes a long way towards building Your Brand and your credibility with your prospects.

The example I like to use is my TripleA Plan which give frequently as a free gift. To be quite up front, this book is packed with links to many of my programs.  If you click on any of them, you will be taken to a sign up page to join that program as part of my downline.

However, if you never join any of my programs from this book, it is packed full of a wealth of information that will help any internet marketer tremendously in building their online business. Honestly, that leaves me with a pretty good feeling knowing I am able to put that in as many hands as possible, whether or not they join any of my programs.

Hope this helps keep you on the right track.

To your success.

Bob Swetz

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Unique Traffic Generating Machine

I Just Can't Say Enough About Leads Leap 2.0

I joined this site about a month ago as a free member and liked it so much that I upgraded after about 2 hours.  The value to an internet marketer is really incredible.  Now I am not suggesting that everyone has to upgrade because I know all too well about tight budgets, so you can judge for yourself whether or not an upgrade is worth it.  You can join for free, and there are a lot of benefits to free members.  Heck, you can even earn revenue sharing there as a free member.  They have a nice "Membership Comparison" that will help you make an informed decision.

Here are some of the features Leads Leap 2.0 has to offer:

  • The Real Tracker This is a link tracker and rotator, which I have spoken about before.  The difference here is that it will track what they call "real" visits, which are visits of more than 5 seconds to your links.  They try to weed out the robots and those that are not really viewing your ads.
  • Traffic Exchange Ads These are text ads you can post for free (if you have credits) or Pro if you are a paid member.  The really cool thing about these ads is that there is no ad timer in the TE.  Folks just view your ads and when they are ready, they move on.  Also, they rate them. This is so helpful in determining which ads work and which do not!
  • Blogging Tools There are several of these
    • The Pop-up Expert Allows you to put a pop up ad on your blog
    • The Leads Leap Widget Puts a widget with ads on your blog so you can earn points and traffic
    • The Rebranded Giveaway Is a free gift you can offer to get new leads
Well, I may be missing something, but hopefully you get the picture that Leads Leap 2.0 is really a Must Have for the active Internet Marketer. 

Click the banner below to have a look for yourself.

To your success,

Bob Swetz

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Don't Go At This Business Alone

What Are You Doing Honey?

How many times have we heard that question from our spouse or friend or significant other?

When I first started this business I'm not sure why I felt the need to "keep it a secret."

Maybe it was because I felt it was difficult to explain to my wife, best friend and son what it was all about and what I was actually doing on my laptop all the time.  That turned out to be a  mistake.

Why?  Well, there was no one to talk to.  No one to share my successes and failures with.  No one to bounce ideas off of.

Once I made the decision to take the time to explain to them what I was actually doing that helped me in 2 ways:

  1. It really helped to clarify in my own mind what I was doing with this business and why.
  2. It gave me a real live support system that I could rely on in times that I needed it most.
So the moral of this story is...

Don't go it alone.  This "thing" that we are all trying to do online called "Internet Marketing" or whatever name you want to give it is a very important endeavor.  No less important than any job we wake up for and hop in the car to drive to every morning.  So be proud of it!

To your success,

Bob Swetz

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Spotlight on a Fellow Marketer VivBounty

Spotlight on VivBounty 

I would like to welcome my first guest blogger Vivienne Edwards.  Enjoy...

Hello there, VivBounty here to begin this post with most humble gratitude to my friend, Bob Swetz, for his invitation to feature me on his blog.

I post in the forum each time I get paid ~ F5M-MC Forum I then share that Forum link on Facebook to all the groups I associate with on a regular basis. Meaning to say, groups which are actually made up of people who are in programs with me or like minded who will actually respect the business I'm in as I respect their business.

A wise man, Rick Mathews, now Malik, taught me that if a person is peddling something to you and won't even take a look at your program, not bothered to spend even the $5 one-time fee for life that it costs to get into our least expensive program, F5M-Millionaires Club, do you really want to be in business with he or she? There are places where advertising is like, as he says, "Everyone is throwing stuff at the wall hoping something sticks". I don't want to be there, to be honest.

So a list of my groups includes, always, Plugin Homebiz Site, DailyNetPay, Advertise With DailyNetPay, DNP Team Success, F5M-Millionaires Club Forum and a few others. I also buy advertising as you will have seen by my forum post, with DailyNetPay in addition to using Plugin Homebiz Site to create a very effective marketing funnel which puts paid members into my team in 2 income earning programs already listed above.

Recently, one of my online associates posed a question on my "got paid" post asking what he/she might be doing wrong? It is not that anyone necessarily does anything wrong in trying to earn money online. It is a difficult business and the market is saturated. According to, there are an estimated 3 billion Internet users worldwide! Tenacity certainly helps. You need to keep working at your business. Be disciplined, committed, follow instructions, really know the program you are promoting and if you believe in it, never, never give up on your dream.

A good foundation to working in any industry is education. I began my online marketing journey with Lead Generating Tools (LGT) ~ back in 2008. I started with a free membership which led me to the training room in webinar format. LGT owner, Steve Swetman was frequently found in there training personally, and manning the room as head trainer was always Debra Chism. Along with Debra, several trainers who each have their area of expertise have taught me different things. I am now a Gold member of LGT and do my entire Internet business using Lead Generating Tools services and products.

I feel so blessed to have found LGT because every time I go to do something online, I think, "I learned to do this in the LGT training room". Here are just a few of those skills,  Starting a free blog on Google's Blogger platform, creating a Web site using basic HTML or WordPress platform, using an autoresponder, with that responder creating a list building campaign, cloaking affiliate links so that your sales are protected, using free File Transfer Protocol (FTP) with free resources like FileZila to get my sites and brand online, open source programs that can make PDF's or edit them like OpenOffice, and pulling it all together from start to finish, hosting your Web site, all the tools you will ever need for your Internet Marketing Dashboard and tons and tons of products you can use to brand yourself and make real money online. I even did a short stint as a trainer in the LGT training room. That is where VivBounty, my online brand name was born of a desire to inspire others to create their own bounty, whatever that is for them, whether it is money, or a better lifestyle, or a deeper spiritual connection, start a blog to show crafts, photos, a garden, or just expand into whatever their divine plan may be, that it would be bountiful.

Network marketing, affiliate marketing, or just any marketing is always about relationships. Business is about relationships. I am a people person and I wear my heart on my sleeve. Integrity is very important to me. If I join a program and my sponsor or the admin don't respond when I reach out or don't seem to care about my success, I cannot remain there. I don't treat people that way and thus would not tolerate being treated that way.

Of course, in business like in life, there are tedious, mundane things that need to be done to keep things going like advertising, checking email, keeping up with your social media connections - again these are relationships, not blasting or SPAM ads. I see these, as one person in a Web conference said, like doing your dishes daily or keeping your lawn mowed, they are maintenance chores which allow you to be organized and run your life or business in an efficient way. If your daily routine is chaotic in life or in business, your flow will always be interrupted, then you don't finish a task, which leads to two tasks and eventually you become overwhelmed and give up. Never give up!

Someone once taught me, I think it might have been Mike Hall, TSD - Thing, Step, Day. Do a thing, that finishes a step, each series of steps completes each day.

Thank you again, Bob for your friendship, generosity and integrity in this melee of Internet marketing we share. May you be blessed a thousand fold for all you do for others.

Prosperous Blessings,
A.K.A. Vivienne Edwards

Monday, March 7, 2016

What's Makes A Good Headline?

A Headline Should Make the Reader Click!

A word of warning.  The contents of this article are strictly based on my personal opinions, not hours of research, so please read with that in mind.

So anyway, I want to explore a little bit about what makes a good headline for a text ad, or even an email...

I see so many headlines as I read through my emails and view ads on various sites that frankly don't interest me even a little bit.  These fall into the category that I like to refer to as the "out of reach" headlines such as:

You Can Make $5,000 Per Month in the Next 14 Days!

Honestly, I don't even believe that.

The next category that really don't inspire me are the "copied" headlines or subject lines.  These are the ones that are copied right from the "Affiliate" area of  the site you are promoting.  You can see them coming a mile away, because they are word for word like hundreds of other ads you see copied each day.

Now when I write my headlines (and let me say I am not a master at it) I like to think of 2 things:

  1. Would this headline or subject inspire me to click to learn more?
  2. Do I think it will inspire others to click to learn more?
I really think it's that simple.

It's also good to make it a question that the reader has to answer, or is almost forced to answer.  I like something like this...

Are You Looking for the Perfect Sales Opportunity?

I mean, who could answer no to that question?

Well, I hope this helps.

To your success,

Bob Swetz

Friday, March 4, 2016

How Would You Rate a 5 Star Ad?

This is My Headline
I Really Want You To 
Click On My Ad

On Leads Leap users have a unique opportunity to have their text ads rated by other users on the system.  This gives everyone an idea as to how effective their ads are.  But as I look at the different ratings on my ads, it makes me wonder, what part of my ads are being rated?  Or is it the whole thing?

Let me explain...

There are really 3 parts to a text ad in most cases.

  1. Headline.  This should be the attention grabber.
  2. Ad Text. This is a little more in depth, but still limited amount of text that should pull the reader into your ad.
  3. Landing Page. This is the page the reader lands on when they click on your ad.
Now my purpose here is not to go into how to structure each part of the ad, that may be for another blog post.  But really, what level of importance is placed on each section.  All I can do is give my opinion on the importance I place.  So...

This is where I could really use some reader feedback folks!

Anyway here's my two cents...

The Headline is what makes me initially click on the ad, so it better be good.  Bad headline, no click. The Ad Text doesn't do too much for me either way, I usually don't read it cause I am in a hurry.  However, I place the most importance on the Landing Page!  If the landing page does not grab my attention in less than 10 seconds and give me a darn good reason to click it, then you have lost me.  Oh, and I better not have to scroll down on the page either.

So there it is.  I would love some feedback on this.

To Your Success,

Bob Swetz

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Building Relationships and Friendships

It's A Lonely World Out There!

The internet marketing business can be a pretty lonely world.  We post ads, send emails and try to get new referrals in our business, ad sites, etc.

This is all done to build our businesses, earn commissions in the hopes of earning a solid online income.  This can be a great business which is why there are so many of us out there.

But, it is so much better when we have some friends that we can build our businesses with. Which is why I like to build as many relationships as I can along the way and I recommend you do the same.

Friends can be found on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and in your Downline or Upline in your programs.  I really think it is a great idea to reach out to folks.  Try to learn a little bit about the people you are working with in your business.  Don't just treat them as another commission!

I mean really, wouldn't you do that if you were doing business face to face?

You know what else, the people that I have built relationships and friendships with always turn out to be the best people to work and grow with.

I just want to say to the folks I have met online (and I hope you know who you are) that I appreciate your friendship and am happy to know you.

To your success,

Bob Swetz

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

How Should I Spend My Time?

I Only Have A Couple Hours A Day
How Should I Spend It?

Many of us out there in the internet marketing business who are trying to better our lives earning a second income still have to work a primary job. This leaves us with sometimes only an hour or two a day to work at our online business.

So, the question becomes.  How should we be spending that precious time?

I thought perhaps I could share with you how I spend my time.  For better or worse, maybe it will help some of you organize the hour or so you have available.

  • Blog  about 1/2 hour, includes writing and posting it on Facebook and sending out email update to my list
  • Sending safelist email ads  about 1/2 hour, includes writing the add and sending.  I am a member of Referral Frenzy which allows me to send to many sites with 1 click.  It's pretty amazing, but costs $15 per month.  It's a great investment and HUGE time saver.
  • Surfing Traffic Exchanges about 1/2 hour.  I am a member of 4 TEs, (Upgraded at 3) 
  • Updating ads and maintaining my Leads Leap pages 1/2 hour
  • Responding to emails, etc. 1/2 hour
Now that is the nuts and bolts of my day when I have a limited amount of time.  When I have some extra time, of course I do much more.

Hope this helps.

To Your Success,

Bob Swetz

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

It Helps To Follow Instructions

Do I Really Need to Read All Those Instructions?

When you join a new program or even an ad site, most of them have a Home Page or a page that says something like "Start Here" or something like that.  These pages may also look like FAQ, Quick Start, Advertising Guide, or have many other names.

Well, whatever they are called, these pages are VERY IMPORTANT!

Do not overlook them.

Most admins provide these pages to help you run your business in the best way possible so that you can be successful.  If you follow the PROVEN steps, you have the best possible chance of making money in that program.  If you don't, well you will most likely FAIL.

With that being said, we always do have our upline to fall back on, but lets give them a little break and make sure we put in our own efforts first.

Use the resources that are provided and learn your business.  Understand it, inside and out. Then, go to your upline if you still need help.  That is your path to success!

Have a great day!

To your success,

Bob Swetz