Man, it’s great to be an entrepreneur, working for myself!
You know how life gets in the way sometimes? It happened this week.
Since my last posting personal issues have taken a front seat in my life – putting my list building plan on delay for a few days. An old neighbor friend has to unexpectedly be moved within her assisted care facility and yours truly has been helping the family with the issues that have come up – including moving someone from one apartment to the other.
Why do I tell you this?
Because I get to help this family because I work for myself. I don’t have to answer to a boss. I don’t have to call in and give some lame excuse for taking off. I don’t have to feel guilty about others at my job taking up my slack.
Yes, being an entrepreneur means freedom from all of that. There’s no greater satisfaction in life – and if you’re reading this, you need to feel that freedom. You must feel it. You must do whatever it takes to say adios to your boss! You MUST!
The second part of this is today is Sunday and yes, I’m working on Sunday. However, there is a huge difference between working on Sunday when a boss tells you to do it, and working on Sunday because YOU CHOOSE to do it.
That difference is what it’s all about.
When you have the freedom, and you love your work as I do, working on Sunday doesn’t matter at all! I got to take off the last few days and now I’m working on Sunday. The line between weekdays and the weekends are blurred when your an entrepreneur and that’s a good thing.
Today I’ve established some new traffic sources to my squeeze page and blog while I build my list. Bing Ads being one, and a traffic exchange site being another.
Now part of Microsoft, Bing ads are similar to Google Awords, where you bid on keywords and your ads appear in search results. The difference between Bing ads and Google is that Bing is much cheaper – however, the traffic volume is not as huge. I’m hoping for some good results now though, as I’ve had good results in the past.
I’m placing an ad on a traffic exchange site. What is a traffic exchange site? I’m glad you asked.
Traffic exchanges are sites where people sign up and earn credits for clicking on links to other’s websites. The more you click on other’s links, the more your site shows up and the more people click on your links.
The site I’m trying out, “Top Surfer,” goes one step further. They offer solo ads sent to their entire list of about 45,000 members at a really cheap price – $30.00.
So, I’m doing that to test and see what kind of traffic I get. Will it be good? Will people opt-in? Is it junk traffic? I’ll know shortly and I’ll be reporting it here on the blog.
Be sure to check back to find out.