Cookbook For Dogs is Now Available From Connie Hogan

Hi all,
Just a quick update to an earlier post here on the blog.
After months of research and initially coming up with an idea back in late December, my wife’s first site, called Cookbook For Dogs launched today!
Both of us are very excited to bring this to you and the topics covered inside are a huge eye-opener for dog owners.
With so many commercial pet food recalls and horror stories these days, we felt compelled to offer fellow dog owners a safe and healthy alternative.

Cookbook For DogsAbout Cookbook For Dogs …
Cookbook For Dogs is 130 pages and covers recipes for meals as well as delicious treats, using only natural, non-toxic, healthy ingredients.
You can even make your own home-made dog kibble and store many of the meals in a fridge or freezer.
There are also informative lists of toxic ingredients to avoid and the dangers of commercial pet foods, which might blow your mind.
All recipes in this book are super easy to make and are ideal for all dogs regardless of shape, size or breed.
Some are even for weight loss and weight gain, should your dog need them.

Even I could make these recipes and actually had a blast doing it!
Plus, Connie has added some really great bonuses too, which include: Dog Health Remedies, Dog Training Uncovered and Dog File Pro software.
This is a very personal subject we’re extremely passionate about.
If you are a dog owner and only want the best for your dog, Connie and I hope you enjoy Cookbook for Dogs and are confident you won’t be disappointed!

To your dog’s health!
Ryan & Connie

PS. Interested in becoming an Affiliate? Cookbook For Dogs is offered on the Clickbank marketplace and offers 50% commissions!

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    Bikini-Gate And The Squeaky Wheel Culture Cash My 2 Cents

    After taking a much needed day off yesterday to spend some quality time with the family, I came home to perhaps one of the most bizarre emails I’ve received since I’ve been online.
    There are so many things ‘going on’ here, that I felt compelled to get a few things off my chest.
    Apparently, it was sent from a disgruntled TE user, to dozens of exchange owners affiliated with CTP.
    Before I get on with that, let me share the email with you:

    Last evening I cancelled my account with you. I thought you deserved an explanation.

    At several other ClickTrackProfit-associated surf sites, I continued to encounter a website I found to be highly offensive.
    I do not appreciate being subjected to what I consider to be offensive material.
    Accordingly, since other traffic exchanges associated with ClickTrackProfits (run by Mr. Olson and Mr. Linden) think Mr. Olson’s and Mr. Linden’s website with the chick in the thong (not a bikini) is not offensive and will not remove it, then I am cancelling every account I have that is associated with ClickTrackProfits.
    I can no longer trust any admins that are associated with ClickTrackProfits based on these few bad apples.
    Since your site is listed with ClickTrackProfits, then I am forced to cancel it too, whether you are showing the offensive website or not.
    I will not associate with anyone who is knowingly associating with Mr. Olson, Mr. Linden, the TimTech team, or any other surf sites that endorse this offensive website and believes that people should view it whether they are offended by it or not!
    I would have thought that Mr. Olson, Mr. Linden, and others would have had more business sense to not offend other people, even if they do not hold the same beliefs as those people.
    I also find it offensive that they claim to be family-friendly and then continue this behavior. I am letting you know why because I think you deserve to know why and because I may not be the only person who is feeling the same way and you may encounter this account-cancelling activity by other people.
    Even if I am the only person that is cancelling my account, there is something implicitly wrong with trying to force me to view something I find offensive. I find it even more immature that once I did get it removed from another website (apparently at least one admin agrees with me), that they added a disclaimer to the website that I find even more offensive than the original picture and original comments that offended me to begin with!

    Response is not necessary. I do not need any more “cheerleaders” for Mr. Olson or Mr. Linden telling me what I should find offensive and what I should not find offensive. In fact, this whole experience may force me to give up surfing altogether.

    Ok. Here we go..
    First of all, let me start by saying I do the very best I possibly can to accommodate as many people as possible in my traffic exchange. Those that know and use the site are fully aware that I take great care to prevent/remove anything from rotation that could be conceived as blatantly “offensive”. Traffic Punk TOS.

    HOWEVER, The fact remains: You can’t please 100% of the people 100% of the time. Part of being an adult is accepting things don’t always go your way.

    1.  Prior to this email, I had received no contact whatsoever from this member. If you have an issue with me or the sites I operate, I am readily available to discuss.

    2. No program owner is responsible for the imagery depicted in the ads produced by other people. Duh.

    3. The year is 2013. Not 1913.

    4. Regarding Timtech and the accusations made about them, you know what they say about ASSumptions, right?

    5. What do your delicate sensibilities have to do with whether or not you can trust someone who had nothing to do with this non-issue in the first place?

    6. “Forcing you” to view something YOU find offensive? Please…

    7. If you “give up surfing”, the only one getting less advertising is of course you and you are free to do what you will.

    I am not a fan of political correctness and never will be. Don’t like it? Deal with it because it isn’t going to change for you.
    The squeaky wheel gets the grease mentality is bullshit. Making a big stink like this over an ad featuring a bikini among a whole community and from a holier than thou platform is ridiculous.
    Are we really becoming a society now where trading common sense for self importance is the new norm?
    What about communication? Is it really that difficult for people to simply drop a message to the owner privately beforehand?
    Afterall, you did manage to find my helpdesk to voice your gripe after the fact didn’t ya?

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      Should I Start Out As an Affiliate Or a Product Owner?

      I hear it asked all the time..
      In order to be successful online, is it an absolute must to have your own product or is it better to promote other people’s products?
      I think the reason it is asked so often is because everybody, particularly “gurus” have a different answer.
      There are those who say you absolutely MUST have your own product to get started online in order to succeed.
      On the flipside, there are also those who say you don’t need a product of your own at all, in order to be successful.
      So, which is it? Yes or no? Is it really that black and white?

      The verdict?
      The fact of the matter is that everybody is right.
      Affiliate marketing is how I got started and to be honest, I love affiliate marketing AND site ownership.
      Affiliate marketing is a fantastic way to boost income streams, either as a site owner or solely as an affiliate.
      So having your own product for sale is great but it isn’t absolutely necessary to make money online.
      Those who have their own product online can build a website around that product and promote affiliate links within it.
      Those who don’t have their own products can still create great websites and be successful affiliate marketers.
      Site owners love affiliate marketers and there are plenty of opportunities to go around.

      Whatever the choice, be it affiliate marketing, site ownership or a combo of the two, here’s a little secret that applies to each that will help ensure your success:

      Choose a niche(s) you’re passionate about!
      The thing that both camps have in common is that they must be passionate about the products they sell!
      It is much much harder to be successful promoting something that you aren’t interested in yourself.
      It takes drive and ambition to succeed at any endeavor and affiliate marketing or site ownership isn’t any different.
      You must be passionate about a product or an idea in order to keep your drive and ambition alive and well for the long haul.

      My opinion:
      Do what works best for you!
      Whether you are marketing your own product or product(s) made by others, your success is directly related to how effective your marketing techniques are, how focused you are, how well you manage your time and how much you believe in the product, so passion is the key!
      Brainstorm and make a list of the things that interest you the most and go from there.
      The more fun you have with this, the less “work” it will feel like. :)

      ’till next time!

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        Survival Tips For The One-Man Show

        Sometimes, it can be difficult being a ‘one-man show’ but it doesn’t always have to be.
        Those of us who work from home are often presented with frequent and interesting challenges.
        Trying to do everything myself has taught me some valuable lessons about my own strengths and weaknesses.
        Over the years, there were times when I felt utterly burned out or bombarded by information overload and that can have a paralyzing effect.
        Here are a couple tips on how to help avoid this from happening:

        Don’t let your pride get in the way!
        I’m a Graphic designer by trade, so naturally, I’ve always wanted to do all the graphics myself, while attempting to juggle all else that comes with running an online biz.
        Until recently, I never would have considered outsourcing but it has saved me immeasurable amounts of time.
        If you look around, there are plenty of highly gifted designers and other pros that are competitively priced.
        Today for example, I hired a copywriter to help finish up a site I’m building for my wife. Can I write copy myself? Yes. Do I suck at it? Well, I’m definitely not a pro and the time saved coupled with the work done by a pro makes it all worth it to me in the long run.
        The Warrior forum, Digital Point and Fiverr are great places to find your ‘hired guns’.

        Don’t be afraid to ask for help
        Network with like minded people and ask questions. Chances are, someone else has been where you’re at and has an answer.
        If not, they may even be able to point you in the right direction to someone that does.

        Avoid entanglements and drama
        Sounds silly, but the fact is, not everyone will like you and you wont like everyone you come into contact with either.
        That’s ok! Just move on and don’t allow it to occupy more time than what it’s worth. Never lose sight of your goals or the bigger picture.

        Don’t expect everything to be free
        This mindset still seems to be quite common in the online world.
        While there are many great things that are free, the reality is that it does cost money to run a successful online biz.
        Afterall, this is a business you’re running and not a hobby, right? It deserves to be treated like a business, so if you aren’t willing to spend a few bucks on it, why should your customers? So set aside a few bucks to spend on the essentials.

        Stay organized
        I’m a bit old-school in some ways. I like things I can actually see and touch because Im a visual person, so I always write a detailed ‘To-do’ list on a blank sheet of paper and keep it on my desk where I can see it.
        As the day goes on, I make an effort to check off the items on this list and sort of make a game out of it.
        I also have a white board hanging on the wall containing my long-term goals which do not require immediate attention.

        In closing, I just want to point out that some of the most successful online businesses are made up of people that each have unique talents to bring to the table.
        Since you’re flying solo, remember to keep the points above in mind. I can almost guarantee that you will be far more productive in the end and being overwhelmed will be one of your least concerns. :)

        Until next time, keep on rockin,

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          Traffic Punk Gets a New Bar And a Boost!

          Sick of it!
          Let’s be honest, the surfbar at Traffic Punk was a bit on the boring side and frankly, it was time for a much needed update.
          I’ll be the first to admit, I was plain sick of looking at it, so out it went.
          If its been a while since your last login, I  just implemented a drastically redesigned surfbar a couple days ago and so far, the feedback has been very positive. :)
          If you use IE, Chrome or Firefox, you shouldn’t experience any issues.

          Giving it a Boost
          We have just finished up the new surf booster feature, which will compliment the new changes nicely.
          Basically, the surf booster will triple your credits per page view for a certain amount of time.
          For example, if you are a free member with a .33 ratio, it will become .99 and if you’re upgraded, you’ll get 3 credits or more per page view.
          You’ll be able to find the surf booster as a prize or you may purchase a boost for a full hour in the member’s area.

          On the surfbar, you will see the booster indicated with these icons:
          Inactive:   Active:

          Log in now and check it out:

          I think this will be a fun addition and will greatly enhance surf activity here at Traffic Punk.
          Please let me know how you like the new changes so far and keep on rockin’!


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            Working On Our First ClickBank Product

            Of all the sites I’ve built in the past, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get one up on ClickBank but here goes..
            My wife Connie was recently laid off from her job and has always wanted to work from home.
            She and I sat down recently and began brainstorming ideas and getting a plan together.

            Basically, it will be her first membership site in a niche we’re both passionate about – Dogs!
            You weren’t hoping I was going to say we need yet another new traffic exchange, right? lol
            I think it will be a fun project and being that its in a non-marketing niche as well as our first product in Clickbank,  I’ll have much to learn from the experience.
            I also plan on using this as a case study as part of another upcoming project, aimed at helping others do the same.

            During this process, I’ve completely converted my office and moved her PC into it with a new desk – everything is all dialed in now so we can look over eachother’s shoulders, keep eachother motivated and bounce ideas.
            I’ll post progress updates here from time to time to let you know how we’re doing :)


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