This is going to be rather long.
When the internet was young, it wasn't long and people began looking for ways to make money online.
Free to earn programs were extremely abundant. They became so abundant that a downline club launched
by the name of GhostSurfers. I always thought that was such a cool name. In fact, not many years ago
I looked up that domain name and it was for sale...but at a very expensive price. Anyway, at the start
GhostSurfers was pretty good. It focused on free to earn programs and listed some. It also had a nice
little chat area in which members could chat in real time (chat rooms were still rather unique in programs).
As time continued forward, GhostSurfers listed more and more free to earn programs. It truly became
impossible to join them all. In fact, members were spending more time just joining the programs than
they were using any of them. Furthermore, the majority of them were junk, short lived, did not pay
any where near enough to be worthy. There were some very good programs listed, altho few, they
were solid and did pay out some bit of worthiness. Still, I saw the mistakes the owner of GhostSurfer
made. It wasn't totally his fault. As stated, the internet was still young and free to earn programs were
just starting up and becoming abundant. Therefore, he had no way to know what would last and what
wouldn't and what would turn out to be great and worthy. Unfortunately, after some years of GS being
online, it was taken down. I guess the owner was shelling out more money on hosting then what he
was making, not to mention his time spent listing all those programs every day. It's kind of funny when
I look back because a LOT of big players came out of that one simple free downline builder. Some went
onward to launch their own programs, some became big newsletter publishers, big bloggers, big safe list
owners, and some has made not just thousands, but millions online. And it all started for them, at
GhostSurfers. Rather remarkable.
In or around 2004, I had purchased a lot of domain names. One of them I decided to use for a program
I intended to launch. In fact, I set up the hosting for it, created the index page, and put 'coming soon'
on it. My intentions were to create a hub for people that wanted to buy and sell ebooks and downloadable
digital products. I was busy with other things at the time, so that was as far as that got. I kept trying
to get back to it, looked around at some scripts, nothing suited what I wanted. One day, as I had joined
a program that was free and in prelaunch, I kept thinking about how the free to earn had really gotten
so much better than in the old days. Well, that free to earn program that was in prelaunch, had over
a million members in no time flat. Unfortunately, after months of waiting on it to launch, the owners
came onboard to tell us they were closing, their programmers could not do what needed to be done
and they were out of money.
I could see what was around the corner. It was very plain for me to see it. More department stores
online. Cash back shopping. More free to earn programs in which members really could make some
payouts every month. Advertising becoming more and more abundant. I said to self, why not change
my plans for that digital products site I had in mind, to a downline club. Not just any downline club.
A downline club for people that wanted to make extra money without shelling out money. And how
about not making the mistakes GhostSurfers made. What could I do to avoid his mistakes? I would
do my research. I would not list thousands nor hundreds of free to earn programs, I would list only
the best, only the ones that has a longevity factor, only the ones that are legit, only the ones that
really pay out. I'd do my best to keep it at no more than 30 programs. If a person could make just
$10 per month in each of 30 programs, that would net them a free income of $300 per month.
Could I do that? Could I really help people that are down on their luck, make at least $300 per month?
I wouldn't know unless I tried.
In early March of 2007 I launched my downline club. Now the funny thing about how things work
out some times, is of course, before I launched it, I was researching to grab the best free to earn
programs. It was in Feb. of 2007 that I joined ClixSense...just weeks before I launched my downline
club. When I saw ClixSense, I did my research on it just like I had with the other free to earn programs
I was listing in my club. I knew who owned it and I was some what familiar with the owner and what
he had done before. The PTC industry was virtually unheard of. Sure, there was another program that
was a PTC before ClixSense came along but it was far from popular at the time. I also knew how popular
StormPay's little advert clicks were. It did not take me long to realize that ClixSense had the longevity
factor and might, just might, become a very good way for people to make free money online.
Timing was mighty good you could say. ClixSense had just came launched and my downline club had
just launched a few weeks, or less, later. Couldn't have been better timing if I had planned it.
Did my downline club, give me an edge on building my 8 level organization?
I'm not going to go into great detail about my club. I want to just say that, the way my club works,
is the member must work. I did not place my ClixSense link in it and say ok everyone join from my
link because it does not work that way. I had to work my club just like I would promote any thing
else with an affiliate link. So NO, I did not sign up thousands of people to ClixSense just because I
owned a club. But it did give me an edge to get some sign ups in there right away. It also gave me
an edge in building further down some levels. Remember, back 5 years ago, it was not 8 levels. I
did not go out of my way to promote ClixSense. I was promoting my club. Which in turn, helped
me to gain sign ups to ClixSense. Over the years, it also gave some that was in my club, that edge
as well. Some are still very active today in ClixSense that joined 5 years ago thru my club. Many
are not. Some are no longer on this earth. Some went on to do something else. Peoples lives change.
Altho I have done a lot of things over the years besides ClixSense, I stayed here and my club still
exists today. ClixSense and I are almost like siblings. We grew up together.
I really did not start going out of my way to promote ClixSense other than thru my club and listing
it on a few of my sites. That was about it. Over time tho, I would promote ClixSense as a stand
alone and I mean by that, promoting it in a traffic exchange or something similar. When I would
see my direct referrals some what dwindling, I'd go out there and promote it for awhile and bring
in some more directs. That's pretty much the way I have always done it.
Now I am going to give you some more detailed hints about how to gain referrals to your ClixSense.