Commission Funnel is a fairly new manual traffic exchange from Brian Jones, who is probably best known for his TE-JV traffic co-op and for owning the Ventrino traffic exchange script. If you are already familiar with traffic exchanges, you know that they can be a good source of advertising for whatever online opportunity or website you wish to publicize. And you also know that there are a lot of them out there. So what makes Commission Funnel stand out from the crowd? With so many traffic exchanges to choose from, why should you choose to join and use Commission Funnel?
Reasons to Choose Commission Funnel:
- 100% Commissions!
- Immediate commission payments
- Referral lottery
- Ability to buy (not rent) referrals
- Personal promo codes
- Upgrade your downline
- Reward your downline
- Contact your downline
- Built-in traffic, text ad, and banner co-ops
- Clean surfing experience
I have to admit that I didn’t even know about all of these features when I joined. Just the first 4 were enough to motivate me to join and upgrade (watch for the Lifetime VIP one-time offer). When I learned about the other features, well, I felt even smarter.
Upgraded Members Get 100% Commissions!
Upgraded members at Commission Funnel receive 100% commission on all referral purchases. There are 2 different upgrade levels, and lifetime or monthly options, but all upgrades entitle you to the 100% commissions.
This means, of course, that if only a single referral upgrades, it could pay for 100% of your upgrade. In fact, if you took the $49.95 Lifetime VIP OTO and your referral chose the $99.95 Lifetime Account offered inside, that one commission would be double your cost. (The $49.95 upgrade does include fewer monthly credits than the $99.95 Lifetime offer inside.)
Free members earn 35% commissions, which is higher than the 10% or 20% offered free members at most traffic exchanges.
Immediate Commission Payments
Most traffic exchanges, as well as any other online businesses, pay commissions weekly, monthly, or perhaps only when you request them. I recently discovered that I had over $25 in commissions sitting in a traffic exchange that I hadn’t visited for over a year. Apparently, one of my referrals had upgraded, but I had never been notified. If I hadn’t requested payment, I would never have received that money–MY money. (Now I regularly check my commissions by visiting TE Command Post, which reports my commissions from nearly all traffic exchanges.)
Commission Funnel pays commissions immediately into my Paypal account.
Each day that you view 50 or more sites at Commission Funnel, you are entered into a lottery for a free referral. These are verified referrals, and you earn commissions from them just as you do from those you refer personally.
Ability to Buy Referrals
Recently I have seen a number of sites offering to rent referrals on a monthly basis. Commission Funnel does them one better, allowing you to buy unassigned, verified, active referrals. The Referral Boost page offers groups of 3, 5, or 10 referrals along with a package of credits and banner credits. And again, if these referrals upgrade or make a purchase, you earn commission.
Personal Promo Codes
People are always looking for promo codes, which is why so many sites offer them. Commission Funnel allows you to buy your own custom promo code so that you can offer a package of website and banner credits to encourage people to sign up as your referrals. This is a great way to get more people interested so they will at least stop and take a look at the site.
Upgrade Your Downline
Have you ever thought of running your own referral contest? Or maybe you want to offer your own upgrade lottery to new referrals. You can do this with Commission Funnel. When you upgrade, you automatically get one of these sponsor credits. Or you can go to the Referral Sponsor page, and buy additional upgrades to give to your referrals. The cost to you is just $24.95, so half of the OTO price.
Here are a few ideas on how you might use these gift upgrades.
- Increase your referrals. Advertise a chance to win an upgraded membership. Anyone who joins by the end of the month, say, has a chance to win.
- Build your list. Offer a lottery. Anyone who signs up to your list gets a chance at winning an upgraded membership.
- Reward your downline from another program. For example, any downline member who buys 3 adpacks at TrafficMonsoon during the next month gets a free upgraded membership at Commission Funnel.
Reward Your Downline
In addition to upgrades and promo codes, you can also transfer some of your credits to members of your downline. This is another good way to reward your active downline members or encourage them to be more active.
Contact Your Downline
Commission Funnel allows you to send emails either to individual downline members or to the whole group. This is a nice feature, so be sure you don’t abuse it. Bombarding your downline with requests to join other programs will be considered spam and could get you banned from using it.
Built-In Traffic, Banner, and Text Ad Co-ops
In my opinion, people waste a lot of time by joining and then surfing too many traffic exchanges. I have been guilty of this myself. It is much more efficient to focus on a few select traffic exchanges, then to use traffic co-ops if you want more breadth. Commission Funnel has built-in traffic and banner co-ops, thus serving three purposes at once. Note: If you find you have too many credits of one type, you can use the Convert Credits page to convert back and forth between website credits, banner impressions, and text ad impressions.
With the traffic co-op, you earn credits and get your site displayed in whatever traffic exchanges other members are using. To use it, simply advertise the Credit Rotator link: http://CommissionFunnel.com/te/xxxxx. Be sure to first enter your websites on the My Websites page so that your sites will display when other members use the credit rotator link.
To participate in the banner co-op, you go to the Earn Banner Credits page. There you find a piece of html code to display a 468×60 banner on your website or blog. Then when people view your website, you earn banner credits. At the same time, your banner will showing on other members’ websites.
Text Ad Co-op
For the text ad co-op, open the Earn Text Credits page. There you choose the color and size of ad to display on your website or blog. Then click Create Code and copy that code to your website. When people visit your website, you will earn text ad credits and your text ads will display on other people’s websites.
Clean Surfing Experience
The trend recently has been for traffic exchanges to try to entertain their members by adding more and more games. I understand why site owners do this, and I even participate in some of these games, but many sites have taken this too far. There are times when I just want to see what other people are advertising–and earn credits, of course–without all the interruptions. Commission Funnel offers that clean, smooth viewing experience, a welcome relief from all the delays and distractions that too many sites now present. The only “game” is a letter search that shows up every 15 or so pages.
This is a long review because there is a lot to say about Commission Funnel. I have never seen this collection of useful, innovative features anywhere else. With the ability to earn 100% commissions, create your own promo codes, give away upgrades, contact your downline, etc., Commission Funnel treats you as if you are the owner. That might be a good way to think of it. Have you ever wanted your own traffic exchange without all the hassles of creating and administering it? Commission Funnel gives you the chance for that rewarding ownership experience.