Monday, December 31, 2018

Have a Great 2019 Everyone!

Do you love looking forward to a new year?

How has it been for you?

All things being equal, we sincerely hope you have an even better 2019!

Band of Banners is but 15 months old and having the time of her life finding great programs and deals for you.

We intend to find even more magnificent programs that will expand your reach through advertising.

Our programs are all free to join, upgrading is optional.

We always look out for the "little" guy who's just starting out for we've been there, too.

In truth?

Marketing, whether online or offline, is a continuous process of learning and sharing.

Perhaps, we will never get things done, for marketing's a dynamic enterprise.

True marketers love finding new stuff and yet always go back to the classics that really work anyway.

Patience and persistence always pay off for the long term.

Tiny moves, little gains, steady heart, we're all going to succeed even more.

That is, if we all help each other, of course.

Marketing's not a solitary job.

We're all in it together, sharing, learning, teaching, and having fun as we all go through that each day.

Expect even GREATER things here at Band of Banners.

We thank you for being here with us each day, too!

Here's to even MORE love, joy, peace, and success for you and your families!

Friday, December 28, 2018

11 Classic Mail and Surf Sites

We first learned of JV sites when we became a member of the reliable Traffic Hearts on 14 August 2017.

A new year will be starting soon so it's always good to look back before we go any further. 

Band of Banners first got intrigued by Opal Solo Ads where you can click the Recharge Network ads (RNA) and get lots of credits plus a fraction of a cent. We didn't realize you could earn just by reading mails that way. That got us researching more about such sites until we were burping from so many sites -- checking and counter-checking.

We had been a member of OSA since 24 September 2017, which makes us a member for the past 15 months already.

When a program is good and steady, you tend to stick with it. We also found other really great programs and would love to thank the owners and admins of these other sites for a job well done!

Send My Solo
Cash In On Banners
Real Time Surf
Hit Chocolate
Drag Bus Hits
Banner Surfers
Bulls Eye Surf
Hot Link Cycler

The owners and admins of these sites will be happy if you could join their sites, too, for they work real hard at making their members happy and content.

You will love joining these sites anyway for some have either a CASH sign-up bonus, FREE ad pack, or both -- perfect for your own promotions.

You also earn cash or credits if you get referrals for these sites. All you have to do is share their site link. Online marketing is really all about helping each other succeed. Let's help each other then!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

5 Main Reasons Why I Love AdFeedz

What a remarkable program AdFeedz is!

Just when you thought there wasn't really a program that could deliver fast -- within minutes -- here comes this cool viral traffic exchange which delighted us upon joining today.

Here are five main reasons why you will also love AdFeedz:

1. So easy to join.
2. Sign up is FREE.
3. You get 1,000 credits and $2.50 upon completion of 17 simple tasks.
4. It's perfect for team build for it shares the "wealth".
5. It's super fun to use, promote, and earn from.

You will love how the creators of this site have thought of everything. Of how they have anticipated all our needs and wants in traffic exchange sites -- promoting our programs and their site, too.

Right from the start, you will be thrilled at how fast you're earning as you're learning. We also realized they pay up to 90% commissions. Perfect incentive, isn't it?

Instructions are simple and easy for anyone to follow. It's all laid out for your and you merely have to pay attention to what you're doing and give it your complete focus so you don't miss out on anything.

You can practically earn in minutes without even getting off the site!

We signed up and we hope you do, too.

Here's the link for you to click and look through. You will have a blast with this awesome site!

Wishing All Love and Abundance

Thank you for being here each day, dear readers! Without you, there'd be no blog, programs to find, join, share, or desire to write here.

Here's to another Christmas filled with love and abundance to you.

May all your efforts and programs bear wonderful fruit.

We at Band of Banners will continue to find even more exciting programs that will fill your heart and pocket.

We will keep this short, too, as we know you have your own Christmas to celebrate in your part of the world.

And what is Christmas but for Christ in your heart, for yourself, and the people you love?

GOD bless all of you, wonderful readers!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Hope and Help for Marketers

There's really hope for online marketers at succeeding from all our efforts.

Sign up at this dynamic mail and surf site and you get a $5 sign-up BONUS and 5,000 credits to start with.

Run by lovely lady, Gayane Mandalyan, you will love earning credits as you read mails and surf. These you can use to do your own mailings.

You can even see which members are online and you can connect with them if you wish. Earn from referring others, too!

Here are the site's important features:
  • Contact Solo Ads
  • Contact Cash Solo Ads
  • Surfing Ads
  • High Priority Solo Ads
  • High Priority Cash Solo Ads
  • Credit Mailer
  • Banner and Button Ads
  • PTC Ads
  • Text Links
  • Full Page Sponsored Ads
  • Referral Builder
  • Personal Downline Builder
  • Earn Free Ads Every Time You Click "X" Amount Of Ads
  • Earn Discounts By Clicking Ads
  • Personal Splash Page Builder
  • Earn DOUBLE-CREDITS During Happy Hour!
  • Great  Solo Mailing Packages
  • PLUS Many Other Membership Benefits!
Click this link and join now!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Putting Heart Back Into Marketing

For businesses to thrive, it's always important to put heart back into marketing.

You will love Traffic Hearts for it's been around quite a while. Ownership has also transferred from Mike Miller to James Kaucic, the new admin now.

Band of Banners has been a member of this site since 14 August 2017 and enjoyed being such.

Here's what you get when you join right now as a FREE member:

1,000 credits
5 solo ads
5 long banners with 500 impressions each
5 button banners with 300 impressions each
5 text link ads with 20 clicks each

Of course, upgraded members always receive more benefits. Also, if you remain active each month as a FREE member, you get an additional 500 credits.

We've remained members of Traffic Hearts since last year as it's a fun and responsive site to join, plus you get to mail 259 members in it through the credit mailer.

There's really no cost to join and yet you get so many benefits from the generous admin.

Click on this link to sign up now!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Get Your $2 Sign-Up BONUS at These Sites!

How would you like to get a $2 sign-up BONUS at some very well-managed mail and surf sites now?

We're really lucky, how many admins would do that outright?

That's taking a leap of faith in us members, so let's sign up, activate our links, put in our programs, and promote their links, too.

Get your own bunch of referrals and everybody wins, especially of your referral upgrades or buys advertising.

You're also given a FREE ad pack of credits, banners, and text link ads upon activation of your membership link.

Here are the sites you can get your $2 from!

Fast List Mailer
List Unlocked

Friday, September 28, 2018

Earn at Banner Surfers Now

We've been a member of this really cool site --  Banner Surfers -- for over a year now.

As such, we've seen how it's grown and evolved, and we must say, ever so beautifully!

The owner and admin have always promptly communicated with us whenever we had a question.

It's stayed on top of its game and keeps creating new opportunities for its members to earn, surf, and promote.

You will find ways to earn cash like the new PTC offer wall which has opportunities for you to take surveys and fulfill requests from other members and advertisers, apart from the PTC wall already in place.

All you need is click on this link to sign up, activate, and start putting in your coolest 125 x 125 banners that will catch other surfers' attention.

It's also good manners to promote the site as it blesses everyone when we give and take in online business.

When you surf or get referrals, you get credits and cash, respectively.

You must know it's so fun and easy to surf as the admin always has new offers that cut down your surfing time and yet giving you more cash and credits for doing so. Sometimes, you've really got to know when a gift is being given.

Those credits you've earned can be used to keep showing your sites.

Of course, upgraded members always earn more, that's a given.

Join compact but exciting Banner Surfers now!

Monday, September 17, 2018

We're Celebrating Our First Year Today!

A year ago today, 17 September 2017, we started this blog which offers you many sites where you can promote your offers and programs.

All you had to do was sign up for FREE, activate your link, log in, and start promoting your offers.

We thank all of you who joined us at the sites we featured here. We're sure that the owners and admins are also grateful you did.

We are also grateful to these owners and admins for giving us their best offer, wherein just for signing up, we all got HUGE credits and FREE ad packs for our promotions.

Better still, when we promoted their sites and got referrals, we were also rewarded with more credits and even CASH.

It's really a combined effort, this online marketing thing, or any marketing for that matter.

We give you the best sites to join and work with, and the owners and admins give you their best marketing and promotional tools, as well.

We really worked hard at getting you these wonderful sites to join.

We really did a lot of research and testing.

And we're glad you trusted us, enough to join the sites and make a go for it.

Well, here's to an even better 2018 and beyond!

May all your marketing efforts bear fruit and we are with you every step of the way.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

New Admin For Radio Wave Ads

You will love being part of Radio Wave Ads -- a really cool site -- as we learned it also has a new Admin -- Mr. Paul -- so now is the time to join for the FREE, JV, and Super JV memberships.

Depending on your membership, you will be awarded between 1,000 to 10,000 credits, plus a FREE ad pack consisting of 468 x 60 banners, 125 x 125 banners, and text link ads.

It's also exciting to know that JV members who get referrals earn from 20 cents to a dollar while SJV members who get referrals earn from 50 cents to $2.50.

It's FREE to join but if you want to earn more and faster, you can always upgrade for a very low and fair $2.00 lifetime for JV membership and $5.00 lifetime for SJV membership.

Stay active every month and you get an additional 500 to 5,000 credits per month, plus additional banners and text link ads.

We hope you join us at this more active site now and get to mail the members upon sign up and log in. Click on this link to join now!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The No-Brainer Decision

What's the fastest way to earn $5?

Sign up on Send My Solo, activate your link, put in your ads, promote the site, and get your own referrals. 

All members who sign up receive $5, thousands of credits, and a FREE ad pack consisting of banners and text link ads. Plenty for you to use for your own programs.

Cash outs are at a normal $20.

You will find out it's pretty easy to market Mr. Raday's sites as they tend to sell themselves with the sign-up bonus and FREE ad packs he generously gives.

Not to mention that ALL members earn from promoting the site and getting referrals in the process -- whether you signed up as a free member or you've upgraded -- EVERYONE earns!

A real no-brainer, right?

It's more fun when everyone earns, so we'd be thrilled if you shared the info here with others who need to get their first dollar -- in this case, their first $5.

We're sticking to the good, reliable ones that deliver. Click on this link to know more about Mr. Raday, the generous admin of SMS.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hit Helper Gives You Traffic Exchange History

Hit Helper, a new site acquired by the amazing Mike Miller -- owner of many traffic sites -- will give you an invaluable lesson in traffic exchanges. These TEs, of which many are found on Band of Banners, will greatly help you reach many people as you promote your programs through banners and text ads.

Exciting mail and surf sites can also be found from this other blog of ours. Click on this link to see, thanks!

Another cool source of TEs is Marketers Unite where you can actually meet the owners and admins, too, as we featured them individually.

Since we're researchers, journalists, and marketers, we found it essential we all know the history of traffic exchanges. Who better to supply us that information than Mike Miller of Hit Helper! All the material below came from his aforementioned site.

Traffic Exchange History
Traffic Exchanges date back to the beginning of the web and were primarily used by organizations to share sites between employees. Viewers would rate pages in a similar fashion to the now popular social bookmarking phenomenon. When interesting websites were hard to find a traffic exchange for an organization new to the web proved an invaluable tool. 

Circa 1994 traffic exchanges moved from corporate intranets to the web. In an effort to build communities the concept of rating pages was replaced with rewarding members for viewing.

It was 1996 before traffic exchanges began to charge for traffic and around this time the concept changed from a tool for locating interesting sites to a commercial one. This change in direction resulted in increased popularity at the expense of the content which is now almost exclusively commerce. 

Traffic Exchange Concept
A traffic exchange website receives website submissions from webmasters that join traffic exchange networks. The person who submitted the website then has to browse other member sites on the exchange program to earn credits, which enable their sites to be viewed by other members through the surf system. This increases the number of visitors to all the sites involved.

Exchanges enforce a certain credit ratio, which illustrates the amount of websites the surfer must view in order to receive one hit through the program for their promoted website. Many sites offer the ability to upgrade one's membership level for a more equal credit ratio.
As the viewers are all website owners or affiliates, it is possible that some might find certain member sites interesting and thus make note of them on their own sites, sending more traffic their way. Most traffic programs also impose a time limit when members are browsing, ranging from 10 seconds to 60 seconds. Some incorporate the use of captcha to ensure user interaction.

Almost all traffic exchange programs are free, although many of them offer special features to paid members and offer credits for purchase. Almost all traffic exchange programs encourage users to build their own referral networks, which in turn increases the referrers' amount of credits.

The traffic generated in a traffic exchange can be leveraged by using a downline builder to assist the user in building a referral network in the many different traffic exchanges.
In practice, traffic exchange programs are generally used by small business owners or marketers who either want free advertising or use the exchange programs for low-budget advertisement campaigns.

Traffic Exchange Uses
Most people use Traffic Exchange programs to increase their site visit rate. Traffic Exchange programs offer both the Auto and Manual Surf options with a timing of 3 to 60 seconds.
An 'autosurf' program requires no human intervention to rotate the sites in the database, and is used primarily to inflate the total number of site hits. This practice is rather controversial as it may skew the results of website popularity. People's main reason behind joining a Traffic Exchange program is to promote products and services to like minded marketers.A factor which may negatively influence the ranking is the Bounce Rate.
If a website or blog has a high bounce rate then it will be considered that people are not interested in the content.[1] The Bounce Rate is calculated by the average rate a visitor stayed on the site. So whereas the Traffic Exchange sites increase the site visit rate, on the other hand they also increase the bounce rate. 

To join Hit Helper now and get your FREE JV upgrade, please click on this link to take you directly to the site.

Friday, July 20, 2018

The Bamboo Marketer

Science Daily has this to say about bamboo:
Bamboos are a group of woody perennial evergreen plants in the true grass family Poaceae. Some of its members are giants, forming by far the largest members of the grass family. There are 91 genera and about 1,000 species of bamboo. They are found in diverse climates, from cold mountains to hot tropical regions.

In knowing that, we become even more fascinated by the bamboo plant, even as we chose it as our blog background for sometime now, and will probably continue to do so.

Business will test your mettle as a person and as a human being. We can all take a cue from the strong, tall, and yet flexible bamboo plant.

Where others snap with the force of the wind, the bamboo merely sways with it -- so vert Zen; so very Tao.

It just shows brittleness cannot possibly survive.

Of course, we've seen bamboo thrashed by heavy winds and rains, too, but that is the exception.

More often than not, the bamboo survives and persists. It just keeps growing, too.

Its evergreen trunk and leaves provide healing balm to your tired eyes and spirit.

Its body provide you furniture, flooring, shelter, and ornamentation.

Just like the sturdy coconut tree, it seems every part of the bamboo plant can be put to good use, whether outer or inner.

Surely, the panda knows something we don't as it nourishes itself with the leaves and maybe the shoots (and of course, we're guessing with the latter).

How can something so strong be so pliant and resilient?

We surely can learn from the qualities of this plant.

May our businesses and ventures be bamboo-like, strong, and resilient.

May our ventures remember to respect nature and others.

May we all bend and not break.

May we all continue to thrive and survive in the midst of storms and sunshine.

May we stand tall like the bamboo plant and yet provide safety and shelter for others like a bamboo grove where one is inclined to take shelter in -- away from the crowd. Away from the heat, and into its quiet and healing fold, like a mother's arms gently enfolding you.

Nature truly has much to teach us in terms of being kind, warm, giving, loving, generous, and civilized.

As such, our bamboo image will continue to grace our Band of Banners blog.

Love, joy, peace, and prosperity to all!

Marketers Unite Now Online!

We love being part of good causes. 

We love helping other marketers in need, not so much so we can get something back from them, but only because they are that -- in great need.

Sometimes, you just want to do what you can and doing nothing is out of the question.

Because of one lady marketer's appeal for help and because we didn't have the funds to help, we decided to create "Marketers Unite" blog -- an avenue where we can showcase what marketers do for each other.

We were also inspired to create that blog after we saw how many other marketers offered help in each their own way.

Please welcome our latest creation, Marketers Unite. You will find many wonderful and positive stories and anecdotes about owners and admins helping each other -- straight from us!

(Originally published 28 March 2018.)

A Father's Love and a Young Girl's Dream

Creative owner and admin of Opal Solo Ads and many othersites, Randy Brickhouse-Bey, emailed all of us to visit his daughter's TEE site -- something she created to help herself go through college -- a truly commendable move from one so young! Click on this link to view the young lady's cool designs!

Here's but a sample:

Purchase for a cause, for Mr. Brickhouse-Bey's daughter IS the future!

(Originally published 10 January 2018.)

Salesmen, Marketers, and Entrepreneurs are Made of Sturdy Stuff

When you're a salesman, marketer, and entrepreneur, you tend to experiment a lot. You've got to be made of sturdy stuff for there are no assurances that your programs will work, that people will buy, or that you'll make a cent at all. Thus, it takes a lot of courage, compassion, and creativity. Sometimes, we may wonder if we ought to be doing something else instead considering the load of work to do.

Anyway, here are the essentials in order to make it as an entrepreneur:

Courage, because you've got to be brave in facing many unknowns.

Clarity, because you've got to have clear goals.

Compassion, because we're all in this together.

Creativity, because you've got to think up a storm.

Consistency, because you've got to show up at work each day.

Do you have all that in you?

If so, what are you waiting for?

Dive in this plenty-mad marketing pool.

Many of us forgot to bring a life jacket.

We hope you have one stashed somewhere!

Why We Like JV Sites

Click on this link to go to Kenny Lessing's Real Time Mega Traffic site. Mr. Lessing is the main man who develops many cool JV sites.

Back in 17 September 2017, we stumbled upon the JV (Mr. Lessing says it stands for "Join Venture") sites and found them to be great membership sites when you wish to wet your feet in the marketing pool.

It was such a cool and FREE way of marketing our programs as we also learned along the way. Where else can you join membership sites and yet get paid $5 for signing up?

We know four (4) sites that do! Click on this link to know which ones these are.

Every Admin was different, of course, so we sifted through all the sites we came upon and whatever you'd find on this page or on this other blog will surely make you want to join. You get a FREE ad pack of huge credits, banners, and text ads. Plus, you can also earn from promoting these Admin's sites.

This is what affiliate marketing was all about. You join the sites; you promote your programs to the members; you get paid for getting more members into the site. It's really all give and take, which makes sales, marketing, and entrepreneurship fun!

We did write in 25 November 2017 that we like JV sites for the following reasons. JV sites are:

1. FUN to use.
2. EASY to use.
3. GREAT potential for earning and learning.
4. FREE to join! 

Brad Webb Was Right

Brad Webb on top photo, also showing his colleague Paul Coonan, from their State-of-the-Art Mailer web page. 

We were all newbies once -- got burned a LOT of times -- then we came across a very important statement from veteran online marketer, Brad Webb of State-of-the-Art Mailer.

He said something about "building up your traffic resources first".

And that got us thinking.

In the absence of a really GREAT program, we thought we might as well build up the traffic first.

So we got into a LOT of programs like you wouldn't believe.

After which, we got organized and started this blog.

It started growing organically -- one thought led to another.

We did the research; you can now plant and harvest alongside us.

Read the invaluable Brad Webb post by clicking on this link (it opens to a new page so you can always come back here, thanks!): "For the Marketing & Techie Illiterate"

(Originally published 11 October 2018.)

The Real Issue in Marketing

Funny, everyone else said it was "traffic".

To succeed in marketing, they said, you had to have lots of traffic.

In our case, it wasn't so much traffic as WHICH program to promote?

There were many programs but nothing that really grabbed us.

So what did we do after all that research?

We created our own.

Band of Banners was it.

(Originally published on 11 October 2017.)