Once upon a time every traffic exchange started as a small sites. Even EasyHits4U, which now has over 1 Million Members, had to get the first 1000 members to join. So what constitutes a small traffic exchange? In my opinion, a small traffic exchange is any site which has under 5000 members. Once you hit the 5000 member mark, you are more of a medium size traffic exchange. Again, these numbers are just my opinion and you may think quite differently.
Small Traffic Exchanges Matter
There are many advantages to using a small traffic exchange. Most small traffic exchanges are new. They recently launched or they are less than a year old. These newer traffic exchanges give the affiliate marketer the opportunity to do a couple of things. Let’s start with the obvious one.
First, small new traffic exchanges give you the opportunity as an affiliate to recruit new members to the site and earn some commissions. Many times the most money is made when a new member joins a new site. There are normally some very good joining specials which give the new member incentive to make purchases. This is possible affiliate income in your pocket.
Second, small new traffic exchanges give you the opportunity to build your downlines and earn bonus advertising. The majority of traffic exchanges offer bonus credits to the upline members. These bonus credits can turn into thousands of advertising credits for you. This is more valuable than most people realize when they are starting as an affiliate. Here is a small example to emphasize the effect of a surfing downline. Let’s say you have recruited 50 new member for a new traffic exchange. Now you are earning bonus credits when those members surf. So if you are earning an average of 1 credit per day per member, you are earning 50 bonus credits per day. That’s 1500 credits per month or 18,000 bonus credits per year. Those are credits you don’t have to purchase or earn yourself. I hope this example shows you the value in building your downlines in smaller traffic exchanges.
Third, you can dominate the advertising in a small traffic exchange. By using some small exchanges, you can brand yourself quickly among their members. If you keep your sites in rotation and you utilize the other advertising resources inside the traffic exchange like banners, texts, logins ads, and spotlight ads then you can totally dominate each small exchange. Think of each small traffic exchange like a small town. Let’s say you open a hot dog stand in a town of 4000 people. If you know anything about a small town, you know that any new business is quickly recognized and the townspeople will rush to see what is this new business. The smallness of the town makes your little hot dog stand big news and big business. But, let’s say you open the same hot dog stand in Chicago. You may get noticed by the locals who happen to walk by your hot dog stand but you probably won’t reach anyone who lives a couple blocks away. Those folks will have a different hot dog stand in their neighborhood so they won’t care you opened. I hope this example shows you how dominating a small exchange can be good branding and good for building your online business.
We have discussed three very specific reasons which give advertisers a great advantage when marketing inside small traffic exchanges. Pick your favorite small traffic exchanges and get to work.
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