My StartXchange review
Price to join: Free
What Is StartXchange?
StartxChange.com is a traffic exchange website where you have to visit other people’s websites in order to get visitors to your own websites. As soon as you join the website, you can start to visit other people’s websites and once you get enough credits into your account, you can use that credits to send traffic to your website.
There are 3 types of membership levels within this website.First you will get the free, gold and platinum levels.
Free membership level
- Cost: Free to join.
- Surf Ratio: You get a surf ration of 3:1 which means that you need to visit 3 websites in order to get one visitor to your website.
- You get 5% when referral surfs: You get 5% of the credits for each credit your referral gets. So if your referral gets 20 credits, you will get 1 credit.
- Can only advertise 5 banners and 10 websites.
- Get 10% referral commission: When your referral buys something on this website, you will earn 10% commission.
Gold membership level
- Cost: $6 per month.
- Surf Ratio: You have a surf ration of 2 to 1 where you need to surf 2 websites in order to get one visitor to your website.
- You get 10% when referral surfs: When your referral surfs 10 websites, you will get 1 credit.
- You can advertise up to 30 banners and 50 websites.
- Get 30% referral commission: When your referral buys traffic on this website, you will earn 30% commission from the purchase.
- Bonus: You get 250 credits and 20 000 banner impressions monthly with a team leader qualification and access to the upgrade forum.
Platinum membership level
- Cost: $14.95 per month
- Surf Ratio: your surf ration is 1:1 which means that for each website you visit, you will get one visitor in return.
- You get 20% when referral surfs: For each 5 websites your referral visits, you will earn 1 credit.
- You can advertise up to 30 banners and 50 websites.
- You get 30% referral commission: Exactly the same as in the gold membership.
- Bonus: You get 500 credits and 30 000 banner impressions monthly with a team leader qualification and also with access to the upgraded forum.
Can you buy traffic?
Yes you can. The traffic is relatively cheap, but the low quality makes up for it. You will pay around $0.01 per visitor which is much lower that what Google adwords has to offer. One cool thing it that the larger packages you buy, the less you will pay per visitor.
For the $40 package you will get $0.007 per website visit. Keep in mind that this is not buyers traffic and that you conversion rate will be very low. There are people making money from this, but they are mostly participating in the referral program.
What they will do is they will send their traffic to more traffic exchange websites to build the referrals to other websites as well.
How can you make money with StartxChange?
Just for the fact that there are so many members participating, means that some of them are making money, so my statement is yes you can make money with this program. My only problem is that the people that are visiting your site are not really interested in buying which you have to offer. They only motive they have is to get more credits so that they can get traffic.
The only way to approach the people with your add it to offer a solution to their problem. Remember that they are struggling to get traffic to their website and if you can help them with that problem, then you might make money. Other than that, I think this website is pretty useless.
Why this is not for me
Luckily everyone has his or her own taste and preference for the methods that they use to get traffic. Some people like to use traffic exchange website, others like to use PPV or PPC ads while others like to use social media and google.
For me I really do not see any sense in clicking on other people’s ads because each day I spend clicking on ads, I could have least written one or maybe 2 articles. These articles will not bring me traffic instantly, but over a couple of weeks it will bring me traffic over and over again.
I like to get paid passively for the work I do because I am interested in building a long term business that will pay me for years to come. If you are reading this article, then it proofs my point.
How to get paid over and over again for your work
Most of the traffic that I am getting comes from Google and the framework of my business is the websites that I build. This very same website that I am on is an example of what I do. I have several other websites in other niches that are also making me money each month.
Each website you have is like property that you own which can grow and bring in money. Today I am making money from articles that I have written a year ago and this is why I am calling it a passive income. It takes time and effort, but once you have the articles published, you never again have to click on another website to get traffic.
Most people on traffic exchange websites are affiliate marketers such as me that are making money by promoting products from other companies. If you are interested in building a website and you think that you need to be an expert in coding or whatsoever, then you do not need to worry.
With today’s technology you can get your website up and running in less than 5 minutes. For more information on how to earn a passive income from affiliate marketing, then you need to take a look at the training program that taught me the exact blueprint to do just that.
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