First you may be asking yourself right now, what is a solopreneur? If you think that solopreneurs are, like entrepreneurs you are on the right track but the two are not exactly the same. Of course, definitions for solopreneurs may vary but typically, they refer to a person who has created a successful small business and typically manage the entire operation by themselves without a staff. In fact, a significant number of small businesses have only one employee, the owner. Now if we are talking about online-based businesses then the number of solopreneurs rises significantly.
Besides the services or products, you maybe selling online, online publications like blogs and news media websites, entertainment websites and more rely on ad revenue to recoup what they have invested in their online business.
The question you should ask yourself if you run an online business, “Am I satisfied with how much my online business is earning?”
If you are anything like quite a few solopreneurs, the answer is probably a resounding NO, and so I encourage you to keep reading. A new start up online business may have found a solution to increasing your online revenue.
First, though, why are “successful” solopreneurs dissatisfied? Many people first start an online business because they love the idea of working solo, of being self-reliant and having complete control over their business. As your traffic to your online platform grows, though, you could face the dilemma of solo success.
It is a “pleasant problem” because it only occurs to the solopreneur after some degree of success. However, how do you measure success?
Are we solopreneurs settling for lower income through passive monetization models like Google’s AdSense and Amazon’s affiliate program? They have a benefit as they are the biggest games in town but could there be a better model.
The new startup Trafeze believes they have a better monetization model and it is free for solopreneurs to join.
The rest of the information in this blog post is from Trafeze as they explain their concept in which they claim has the potential to increase the bottom-line earnings of solopreneurs.
Trafeze will connect 1) solopreneurs who have built a high-traffic niche website full of high-value content with 2) other solopreneurs who have great products that they want to sell more of. If your niches match, both of you have the opportunity to grow your incomes, no middleman.
Product Sellers can sell more by reaching the matching audience of Traffic Sellers through a wide variety of possible promotions. There’s much more to the marketing world than paid ads…
Social media, special format ads such as Hello Bars, sponsorships, email marketing, guest blogging. You name it, Trafeze gets you to the “deal” and income fast!
There’s no fee. No catch. Create a free listing for your business that says who you are and whom you reach. If you pass the traffic algorithm, you become a member of a rather special group of solopreneurs.
Your site does have to deliver high traffic. Trafeze’s algorithm determines that. If you miss at first, the good news is that a negative assessment is not permanent. Trafeze rescans all accounts regularly.
The concept is truly ground-breaking…
Combine “free” with the fast identification of niche-appropriate partners, with the ability to customize a promotional program. Result?
Trafeze unlocks income from seriously under-monetized traffic while also enabling product sellers to build stronger, more original, and higher ROI campaigns. It enables…
- passive monetizers to take back control of their business.
- active monetizers (those with their own product or service) to find numerous new high-traffic opportunities (everything imaginable, from ads to joint venture deals).
It’s much like Uber except under-monetized automobiles become websites and unhappy passengers who want a better ride at a better price are traffic buyers. Trafeze is “The Uber of Monetization.”
Remember, Trafeze is free (no upfront fee, no commissions, no charge of any kind)! And it’ll free you from “GiantCo” control.
No need to gamble… Keep how you’re monetizing and blend Trafeze in for a while. When you see what we mean, you’ll phase “the old” out.
No downside, tons of upside…
NOTE: Traffic Sellers (high-traffic websites) can complete a full listing right now. Traffic Buyers can register intent, something I highly suggest doing, too. You will be among the first beta testers to complete the first deals and benefit!
Your free listing provides your website’s address and information. You can also provide your social network profiles, which establishes two more points…
1) It creates a more complete picture of your online presence.
2) It informs potential “Traffic Buyers” that you are a force in Social Media site x, y or z (whichever URLs you enter).
IMPORTANT: Of course, Trafeze runs each channel through a “social algorithm.” Each social listing must pass its specific test to be listed.
TIP: Enter all of your social channels, even the ones that you doubt would pass. If one or more of your social media do not pass, there is no penalty, no notice to the world that you failed your Vine application! 😉 I always take nothing-to-lose options.
Finally, simply check the kind of promotions you might be interested in. Such as:
- Ad Placement
- Site Sponsorship
- Hello Bar
- Lead Generation
- Email Marketing
- Social Media Marketing
- Joint Venture
You are under NO obligation to accept a deal, of course. If it sounds like it will work for you, then you strike a deal! If not, you pass and move on. It’s that simple.
You can also accept as many deals as you like, within sound business sense, of course. Don’t turn your site into a flashing cash register! A social media campaign for one Traffic Buyer, site sponsorship for 2 others and a joint venture email marketing for a 4th starts adding up to some serious income. But chose wisely (follow the help).
You are, naturally, expected to act honorably and efficiently. You’re playing in a rather select playground now.
So there is going to be a rating system – stars and reviews. Trafeze focuses on not just being the ONLY system of its kind, but the best (no matter how many competitors chase them later on).