Wednesday, 25 December 2013

My Journey towards a Merry Christmas

To all my subscribers......and potential subscribers.....

As some of you know I have put forward an application for the #TimTechCeo competition. Anyone has the opportunity to be CEO at TimTech (CTP, Nerdbux etc) for 3 days. Also, as I believe, it is a paid position. 

Below is my YouTube Video:

Please visit Twitter and vote for me by retweeting and adding it as a favorite :) Search for #TimTechCeo and you will see all the entries. You may even want to apply yourself?

I have been around online for just under a year and a half. I am a relatively quiet person who doesn't like to stand out in a crowd. I began with a cartoon picture of myself because I was too shy to put up a real picture. However, with getting to know quite a few of you now and with your encouragement and support I finally put up a real picture. That was a big deal to me, both elements. I am so thrilled to be a part of a great community of like minded people. Step by step I felt a bit more comfortable, even making a few comments on the Spreecasts. I now regularly comment on blogs and in forums. All of this has helped my confidence. For those in my situation it is ok to go slowly, but go forward, observe. We aren't that scary. Comment on  profiles, friend people you have never met, email your downline, say hello in chat! I was very hesitant at first to do these things. Now I have a recorded step is a live one on Spreecast I know :)

When I first heard about the competition I dismissed it. Who would want me as CEO? I have hardly any experience offline or online. I don't own a traffic exchange or paid to click program. Just this blog and my website called FreeRewards4u. I don't know much HTML or BBcode.  I am a qualified Librarian and have done a university degree in Library and Information Management. Therefore, I know how to ask Google for the information I need. I know how to learn.

THE BORING DETAILS: All I kept hearing was "get out of your comfort zone" and "be seen" and "be creative." For some reason Christmas songs were everywhere. Then I made up my own lyrics to a well known one. The lyrics sat there for a while. I still wasn't going to do anything even at this stage. There is always a "what if" thought that pops up. What if they don't like me? What if I'm being too silly? My biggest fear perhaps is "What if I win?" Logistics? Timezone differences? Lack of sleep? I told my husband about the competition and he loved the part where I said I would get paid. I showed him the lyrics and he made a good point....I had invested all this time to do the lyrics it would be a waste to do nothing. He even found me the instrumental music and somehow I put it all together. At least now I'll be known as "memorable" and people know what I look like. I am not just a picture. It may be a bit overkill for my debut video, the singing and all...Lastly, I did this for fun. I did this for me. I proved to myself I can "get out of my comfort zone," and live, perhaps with some anxiety :) 

So this is my journey thus far. This blog post seems like a diary but I hope you got to know me a little better. Enjoy my video and Merry Christmas!

Kris Rogers

Guess whos turned one?

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Living with Aspergers

According to Wikipedia :
Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger disorder (AD) or simply Asperger's, is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests.

How does this relate to me? My eldest son Mitchell who is just about to turn 15 has this. It seems like our house revolves around his moods sometimes. If he's happy he lets the whole world know by being silly. If he's bored there's trouble. He doesn't cope with being bored that well. Just as well he has a laptop and a table tennis table (his focus). Generally, whatever he thinks comes out the mouth.  His poor younger brother usually gets the brunt of this. At school Mitch's an angel and the teachers love him. He doesn't like to get into trouble there. His friends and teachers know he has Asperger's. He knows who else has it. It's not a secret. It is something that is a part of him.

How does this relate to net marketing? Sometimes we all have a bit of Asperger's in us. Let me explain some traits.

Trait 1: I don't care what anyone thinks of me. I could go outside in my pyjamas and not care. As long as I'm comfortable. We love to work at home. Why? Partly because we are creatures of comfort. We can be ourselves at home. We want to stand out, well our advertising anyway. However, we should care a little what people think of us. This is because we are trying to be social net marketers. If people get to know and trust us they are more likely to "buy" or "join" your program. 

Trait 2: Passionate about their obsession. Can you really not let the world know something your excited in? Our "business" should be our obsession. We should be passionate about it. Tell everyone! These days there are many advertising platforms that are free. These include Facebook, Twitter, traffic exchanges, paid to clicks, safelists, forums etc. It's like smiling over the phone. People pick up your happy "voice" even when they can't hear it.

Trait 3: Perfectionism.  Everyday practise, practise, practise. No matter how frustrating it is to practise. This can be in the way of making splash pages etc, an example, perhaps is making them with Adkreator. Test them in a program like Sweeva where surfers can interact and give their feedback of your site. You can also track the results of your pages from a site like Over time you should a feel with what works and what doesn't.

Trait 4: Impatience. Lacking the understanding that to be perfect takes time and effort. Slapping together a splash page takes some effort. Stop the sloppy spelling / grammar mistakes. Can we read the words with THAT background?

Trait 5: Not so social. Lacking empathy? Do you play well with others? The last thing we want is people just in it for themselves and not helping others. Put yourselves in a new referrals shoes. One example is Click Track Profit or SFI. Initially some sites are a bit overwhelming and some guidance is required. When I first joined CTP I didn't even feel comfortable messaging my upline/ sponsor for advice. They probably thought my question was stupid anyway. Make friends and share badges on CTP! Therefore, help early, and engage your referrals early. Just a hello for a start is also an ice breaker.

Trait 6: Telling it like it is. I don't notice the stares. If people ask for an opinion about a splash page or program please tell the truth. Or provide advice for improvement. For a program I don't want to hear "oh, yes I made such and such per week" when in fact you didn't. 

Trait 7: Sensory. Distractions. Can you "feel" it? Do you want a video or background music with that splash page to get attention? However, if they don't have catchy music they can get distracting and annoying.

Trait 8: Early coordination issues. One step at a time to develop this. Log in to your main programs everyday. Attend Spreecasts. Learn. Grow. Did you know there are recordings of all of them? Subscribe at Or view the calendar of other TE related events HERE! Find your peers. Develop that list. Start that blog. Say hello to people in chat. Go through the Click Track Profit Training.

Trait 9: Routine. What time is it? Try to follow a routine. I have a list of sites to go to through on Google Calendar. It includes my essential surfing including my traffic exchange and Paid to Click sites. If I have referrals at these PTC sites I don't want to miss out on the commission. Once in a routine you may be able to find ways to quicken your surfing to explore other options like commenting on blogs :) or in a forum. Traffic Browser can help out with the traffic exchanges.

In conclusion, we all have Aspergers to a degree. Some more than others. It can be a good thing! Its a worry though because I heard Aspergers is hereditary!
What would the world be like without people with Aspergers?

Please feel free to leave a comment or add to this discussion.
Kris Rogers

Come and join the great new paid to click from the owners of Legacy Hits! Supported by TimTech.