5 years ago

Tools You Need To Advertise

Now that we have talked about so called Free Traffic and at least I know it works lets talk about how to use it.  On this blog post, we are going to be talking about the tools you need for advertising.

First and you have to have a way to keep track of your user id, referral URLs, when to mail hits to use, how many credits you have left and much more.

The easiest way I have found to do that is to use an excel spreadsheet.  If you don’t have Microsoft office you can do the same thing with a spreadsheet from OpenOffice, Libre office, or any other similar free program.

Here is the same spreadsheet that I use.  You can go here to get a free copy of the safelist sheet to get you started.  You can also use it with text ads, banner ads, traffic exchanges and any other place you advertise.

Here is a short video that shows you how I use the spreadsheet.  No emails to enter just click on it and watch.  Go Here

Now you have a way to keep track of where your ads are and when you need to take some type of action again.  If you do not keep track, you will get lost in the shuffle and not be consistent with your advertising.

The next thing you have to have is a tracking link.  Most of the sites will have tracking for your links, but then you have to log into each one of them to see how your advertising is doing.  You need one central place where you can go and get tracking links.

One thing that is important.  Decide which one you are going to use because if not you decide to change tracking links then you have to go back and change all the links every where and when you are running over 100 Safelist and 100 traffic exchanges then it is very time consuming to go back and change links everywhere you placed them.

I have tried a lot of different trackers, and the one I decided work the best for me is Trck.me  You can join for free and actually upgrade using credits which is great for people needing to save money.  For my blogs, I use http://statcounter.com/.  I am telling you about them because they work and at both of them you can start for free.

So two tools you have to have if you are going to grow your business. You do not do it when your business grows, but when you start out.  I learned that the hard way.

Tomorrow we will talk about writing effective ads for Safelist.


Talk Soon

Bo Tipton


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I have worked as a Rodeo Clown, Deputy Sheriff, Newspaper Editor, Business Owner, Truck Driver, Part-time College Professor and much more. I am from the time before Computers and Cell phones and have learned how to use this wonderful tool so I do not have to leave the house for a JOB. Since 2001 I have been making a full-time income on the Internet. Wow! what a journey. I now spend my time working with people to help them realize the freedom of working from home by showing them step by step exactly what I do.

  • Tomas Adison says:

    Eight step video is very helpful, no doubt….

  • Just watched the video……it was really helpful. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Carla Hernandez says:

    I use a spread sheet, but the information on the trackers was very good. I’ve worked in marketing on and off line, but there is always so much to learn. I try to set aside an hour to an hour and a half to find educational sites like this one and absorb. Thank you for letting me crash the party.

  • Jessica says:

    Thank you so much for creating that video! It showed me exactly what I needed to do and what everything means! A great time saver for me! And I loved you idea of using days of the week instead of dates; it’s simple yet I feel it will work great for me and I’ve never considered doing this before.

    I don’t have a lot of money to invest in fancy tools right now, so I will give statcounter a try and also use this spreadsheet. If things work out I will probably go for a paid option but right now I need to save as much money as possible.

    • botipton says:

      It is important to start where you are at and not over spend. Once you get money coming in then gradually upgrade in sites that are working and start spending income on advertising.

  • John Robert says:

    Your tips are so useful! I’ve been looking for the best tracking link. I use statcounter.com too. Such a good tracking site. Will tell you everything that happens. I’m going to try that Vital Viral Pro. Thank you for the informations!

  • Savana Bentley says:

    thanks a lot for providing the trackers,ya they really works.

  • Katrena Lis Marga says:

    ya i agree with you. tracking link is a important step for this work.

  • Cristy Sarin says:

    thanks for the video,the instruction is now seem easy after watch the video.

  • Harly River says:

    really i like this article so much because it’s too informative.

  • Keeping an Excel spreadsheet is an excellent idea for keeping track of credits. Thanks for the tip, Bo!

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