Let me introduce myself


My name is Steven Ackerman and I live in Buffalo Minnesota a small town about 40 miles west of Minneapolis. I am married to Suzanne for 26 years and we have three adult children, a son and 2 daughters. For a more detailed description please click on the “About the Author” page listed above.

The major focus of my online business is providing visitors to websites through my 4 Text Ad Exchanges, Busy Bee Ad Exchange, Captain Midnight Text Exchange, Streaming Traffic, and Tornado Traffic

It is my goal and my commitment for these 4 sites to be the biggest and the best in the industry. To help further this goal I have recently launched the Text Ad Exchange News to help you understand how these sites work and describe all the different kinds of advertising available.

To Our Mutual Success
Steven Ackerman

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Learn More About Affiliate Marketing

I just subscribed to a new eBook that I think will be very helpful to everyone who is interested in affiliate marketing. It is called Affiliate Authority.

Here is a portion of the introduction to this powerful eBook

“Using affiliate marketing it’s possible to make a small or even big fortune with zero up-front investment, zero creative process and zero marketable skills. This might sound too good to be true but in fact there are plenty of examples of precisely this happening. Look up affiliate marketing online and you’ll find a whole culture of people who have private jets and yachts, who travel around the world and who have almost celebrity like status online.
And this isn’t a rarity. Affiliate marketing is a process that is highly repeatable – there’s a blueprint for using it and it can reliably earn you big money every time.”

To learn more, get your copy today just click on the banner below

To Our Mutual Success

Steven Ackerman

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Never Miss a Referral Again!

Hi Fellow Marketers

Do you know how many referrals you miss out on
because you don’t have every slot filled in every
downline builder?

Filling in downline builders is a chore though,
and even when you do it, how often do you notice
when the owner adds other programs to it later?

What if there were a program that would not only
let you fill in any downline builder almost
effortlessly, but would also tell you directly
which downline builders you’re a member of that
have missing referral IDs?

Guess what – there is!

It’s called DLB Caddy. It’s a really easy to use
browser extension that will pick up any existing
IDs you have and fill in any missing ones.

You’d have to see it in action to believe how
easy it makes it to fill in downline builders!

All you do is visit each downline builder and
it ‘learns’ your existing referral IDs and fills
in any missing ones.

It also has an optional subscription service
that will notify you when a downline builder adds
a new program you’re a member of so that you can
add your ID and never miss a referral again.

And that’s just one of many features.

Go grab it now – I guarantee you’ll never fill
in downline builders without it again.

To Our Mutual Success,
Steven Ackerman


P.S.  I can almost guarantee that once you try
DLB Caddy, you won’t let anyone take it away
from you – that’s what an invaluable tool it is.


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Fugly Banners – Cure Banner Blindness!

Hello Fellow Marketers,

As you are checking out websites on the internet you see banner advertising on almost every site you visit. The same banners over and over again. They are so familiar you don’t even see them anymore!

Most of us AVOID annoying banners that are…

– Way too familiar…
– Too slick & too busy…
– Flashing, blinking, winking…
– Pulsing, strobing, and wiggling…
– And too darned distracting for words!

Now there’s a cure for that “Banner Blindness”. It is a program called Fugly Banners and it is an outstanding banner builder. It is extremely fast and easy to use program where you can create your very own unique banners in just a few minutes. The best part is you can create these banners totally free of charge. Fugly Banners even hosts your newly created banners for free.

Another great feature of Fugly Banners is that they are unique and they can easily & quickly be crafted or edited to elicit CLICKS!

Check out these great features! Your banners are:
– Editable…
– Brandable…

Fugly Banners has:
– Many cool fonts…
– Tons of nifty clipart…
– Crayola Crayon Box colors…
– Nine [9] banner sizes available…

You can:
– Upload up to [9] images per banner…
– Nine [9] optional text inputs per banner…
– Choose in-house templates or upload yours…

I absolutely love Fugly Banners and you can CLICK HERE to see some of the banners I have created. This is also where you can join and start creating your unique banners!

To Our Mutual Success
Steven Ackerman


P.S. You can also earn money and build your downlines in several programs with the optional downline builder.

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Who Is Steven Ackerman?

Hello Fellow Marketers,

Earlier today, I was thinking that I have not posted a personal article for a very long time.  In today’s internet environment, personal branding is so important to success. So, here we go.  Who is this Steven Ackerman guy?

I am married and my wife’s name is Suzanne.  We will celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary in September. We have three adult children.  Our son Shawn is 26 and we have two daughters, Megan 25 and Pamela 23.  They are all doing very well.

My wife Suzanne loves animals, especially horses and has worked in the animal care industry for many years. She is currently looking for employment in that area.  She does have several people that she house/animal sits for when they go out of town.

Shawn was working at a zinc plating company the galvanizes those huge power line towers that you see along the highways. They also do a lot of the poles that hold up the signs and traffic lights above the roads and highways. He is currently seeking other employment.

Megan graduated from college in December of 2014 with a BS Degree in Exercise Science and is working at the local gym. She is now licensed as a Personal Trainer. Megan has always been very athletic and ran track and cross country from the time she was in 7th grade all the way through her senior year in college. In High School Megan qualified for the State meet in Cross Country 4 times.

Pam graduated from college in May of this year with a double BFA Degree in Graphic Design and Ceramics. She has always been an incredible artist. Pam wants to go into Graphic design as a career, and is currently doing an internship in that field,  but she also loves throwing clay on the wheel and creating wonderful works of art.  You can see some of her work here: Ackerman-design.com

She is also into tattoo’s.  She has several which I knew she would have ever since she was a very little girl. As a youngster, every time she would get a hold of a pen or marker she was drawing pictures on her skin.

As for myself, I am mostly retired.  I was a Tool and Die maker for over 20 years until my health went south and I was no longer able to do that type of work. I went into sales for several years and now I work at my local Walmart part time as a Service Writer in our Auto Care Center. I am also on Social Security Disability.

My internet venture is wide and varied. Mostly surrounding internet advertising.  I run four Text Ad Exchanges and am also an affiliate at literally hundred of sites.

I love text ad exchanges because of the wide range of advertising available. Here is a press release I sent out several months ago with a better explanation of what they are. http://trck.me/taeexplained/

Here is the Text Ad Exchanges that I am the administrator for:

Busy Bee Ad Exchange
Captain Midnight Ad Exchange
Streaming Traffic
Tornado Traffic

I also run the Text Ad Exchange Newsletter which will teach you how to use these sites and keep you up to date on all the news in this industry.

All of these sites are free to join and there is plenty of free advertising available at each of my four TAE’s

So there is a little bit about me, my family and my business.

I would love to hear more about you. Feel free to comment on this post. You must be a registered member to comment. You can do that by clicking the link in the Meta Box to the right of this article.

To Our Mutual Success
Steven Ackerman

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You Will Never Work Alone Again!

Hello everyone,

I am getting incredible results with this incredible new program!

Every member of the Viral Ads Club promotes your ads for you…
You simply cannot reach this many different ad venues by yourself!

– Unlimited Ads…
– On Unlimited Websites…
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Don’t work by yourself ever again…
Pledge with us at the Viral Ads Club today!

Join Viral Ads Club Today!

To Our Mutual Success,
Steven Ackerman

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Autoresponders and Spam – What You Need To Know

Hello Fellow Marketers,

There are laws against sending spam. There are
even laws that you must adhere to when you send
out email that was requested. No matter what type
of email you are sending out, the chances are good
that the anti-spam laws apply to you in some way.

In order to be in compliance with the anti-spam laws
in various states in the US, each commercial email
that you send must include your name or business
name, your street address, city, state, zip code,
and phone number. You must also include
instructions that will allow the recipient to remove
themselves from your mailing list. If you fail to do
any of this, you are essentially breaking the law in
various states – no matter what state or country you
live in!

Protect yourself from spam complaints in any way
that you can. Make sure that when a customer
requests any type of information from you that an
email is sent requesting confirmation before any
other email is sent. If someone is placing an order
from you, include a check box on the order form,
asking for permission to send them periodic emails.
Never use your autoresponder to send unsolicited
commercial email!

If you are looking for a quality autoresponder that is
compliant with the anti-spam laws and easy to use,
I highly recommend RocketResponder.

Here is something you already know…The money is in the list!
Here is something you may not know, building your mailing list
does not have to require a PHD in rocket science!

The guys at TimTech have simplified the auto responder and
created something you will understand the moment you sign up.
It’s easy to use – It’s powerful – Your e-mails are delivered.

It’s affordable – And it’s the perfect evergreen product
for your business! Join Rocket Responder now and see how
an auto responder should work…Simple, and easy!

To Our Mutual Success

Steven Ackerman


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List Building… Nerdified!

Hello Fellow Marketers,

I will keep this short and sweet. The guys at Tim Tech the
company behind Click Track ProfitSweevaTrck.me, and
others have done it again.

They have entered into the viral list building
world with brand new safelist, List Nerds!

Its fresh, its new, and its something I think this
industry really needs. A completely customized script  that
gets your emails delivered more than anything ever
before it.

List Nerds is brand new. List Nerds is awesome! It’s
something that should make list building even more
powerful than any other listbuilder

TimTech has come to party in the list building side
of the industry and it’s pretty exciting to see what
this programs potential can be!

Now they have added another great benefit,
Click Track Profit experience points (XP) to every email!
Somewhere between 50 and 1000 XP for each and
every email opened! This means a greater opening
rate for your emails!

Join List Nerds now and bring your list building up to a new level!

You’ve got to check this out to believe it….

To Our Mutual Success

Steven Ackerman

P.S. I have been using List Nerds for a while now and I love it.
The emails have no timers like other safelists. The list is very
responsive, even more so now that Tim Tech has added CTP XP points.
The emails go out fast on their great server.

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What is UltiSend?

Hello Email Marketers,

Viral Mail Profits has added a great toolbar app to their site called Ulti-Send.

What is UltiSend?

UltiSend is a browser add-on (sometimes called an extension or toolbar) that makes all the power of Viral Mail Profits available right where you need it – in the mailer. The most obvious benefit is that you no longer have to copy & paste from Viral Mail Profits to the browser but it does so much more than that.

UltiSend doesn’t add the usual kind of toolbar to your browser. Instead it adds a unique floating toolbar that you can drag to where it suits you. The icons on the toolbar change to reflect the page you’re on. So when you go to a send page, you’ll see for example an icon to access all your templates. With one click you can populate the mailer send form with all your template fields.

Why would I use UltiSend?

Primarily speed! Viral Mail Profits always gave you a convenient way to manage your templates and create emails that automatically tracked your open rates in any mailer. However, some of that benefit was offset by the need to copy and paste between Viral Mail Profits and the mailer. No more – UltiSend is several times faster than the old way of using Viral Mail Profits.

UltiSend is like having Viral Mail Profits integrated into every mailer you use!

Not only that, UltiSend brings even more power and flexibility in managing your mailers and mailings.

Is UltiSend safe?

Browser add-ons can be malicious – you should never install a browser add-on unless you’re absolutely sure of the credibility of the maker. A malicious add-on could steal passwords and many other bad things.

UltiSend is our flagship product – our reputation hinges on it. Viral Mail Profits has been helping people mail for four years and we intend to be helping people mail ever faster and better for a long time yet. UltiSend is perfectly safe in the sense it won’t capture any of your personal information or access your hard drive or any of the things malicious add-ons could do.

Is UltiSend really at least 300% faster than mailing manually?

And some! To compare like for like, we’re comparing for someone that has notepad files containing their templates and they use a 3rd party service to get unique tracking links for each mailing.

Previously you would have to find your notepad file, copy it into the mailer (separating out the subject). Then you’d have to change things like the first name macro (different for each mailer). Next you’d go to your favorite tracking service and get a new tracking link and paste that into the url field.

With UltiSend you just select your template from the drop down list and click ‘fetch template’ – all the first name macros are automatically replaced by the one for that mailer.

Enter your credits (you have to do this the old way too) and then hit send. UltiSend will automatically go and get you a new unique tracking link for that email and then tell the mailer to send the email.

That part is at least 3x faster in itself and then some. But now you factor in that all your sent mailings are now available in one page (the history page) within the member’s area. So now you see all your open rates for all your mailers, all your emails, all your subject lines. Collating that information when you use a third party tracker is so difficult that many people just don’t bother to track.

How easy is UltiSend to use?

If you’re an existing Viral Mail Profits member and already have mailers and templates set up, you’ll be using it to full potential within literally minutes (as many have).

If you’re a new user, you’ll have less of a learning curve than people had prior to UltiSend because UltiSend is a much better interface to the Viral Mail Profits website (for the essentials, you’ll still need to use the members area for some things)

But there is of course a short learning curve and we have simple to follow videos and help pages to cover that – we think it’s very intuitive.

Apart from the learning curve, there is some once-only simple set up for each mailer (like telling UltiSend how often you can mail so it knows when to remind you to mail). But this is no harder than filling in the downline builder when you join a new program.

There is simply no question that UltiSend is the only speed mailing solution that will work with every* mailer you use (unlike some automation programs that only work with some mailers).

* There are a very, very small number of exceptions right now

Can I have UltiSend in more than one browser

Note: this topic applies whether you mean two different (e.g. Firefox and Chrome) or just two open browsers of the same type.

Absolutely, though depending on how you use them, you may encounter synchronisation issues between the two (or more) browsers. This shouldn’t be any more serious than one browser still thinking a particular mailer is ready to mail (because you mailed it from a different browser).

If you tend to pick one for the day and don’t use them simultaneously, just right-click your browser and select ‘synchronize UltiSend with your account’ before you start your mailing ‘session’ – this will make sure it starts out with the up to date data.

Please note that in our experience, Firefox is the most reliable browser for UltiSend. Although UltiSend itself has no particular problem with Chrome, there are mailers with specific HTML editors that have an issue with Chrome (nothing to do with UltiSend) so of course on those mailers you’ll experience odd behaviour wiith UltiSend too.

Why do some mailers need more than one account?

Some mailers have two or more different ways to mail. Typically you might have both a credit/member mailer and a downline mailer within the same mailer.

As far as UltiSend is concerned, those have to be treated like two different mailers – they may have different settings, you would want to track their performance separately etc.

Where a system mailer has more than one mailer, you’ll see a drop-down account selector on the settings ppanel and on the send panel – make sure you choose the right account.

Where you add your own mailers, you’ll need to add additional accounts manually through the Viral Mail Profits member’s area.

To Our Mutual Email Success
Steven Ackerman

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Click Track Profit

Hello Fellow Marketers,

I am a member of Click Track Profit and I love it.

If you are looking to make money online and are unsure of how to proceed CTP can be of great help. CTP gives you a incredible amount of training to help you understand how internet marketing works. Plus they make it fun. There are several traffic exchanges which they either own or support where you can earn badges. Some of these badges even contain cash, up to and including $1.00.

You can start out as a free member and learn lots of valuable lessons. Once you finish that I am sure you will want to upgrade and take advantage of their advanced training. Here is the training steps that are available to you as an upgraded member of CTP

1. You start off with the basic training steps
2. Next you move to the certification steps
3. Expert steps
4. Free videos
5. Certified Videos
6. Upgraded Videos
7. StartXchange Mastery
8. Sweeva Mastery
9. ILoveHits Mastery
10. AdKreator Mastery
11. Badge Mastery
12. Twitter Mastery
13. Nerd Mastery
14. Blog Mastery
15. Tracking Mastery
16. Rountable Mastery
17. Referral Mastery
18. Login Lessons
19. ThumbVu Mastery
20. Video Tips

That is alot of training!!

Once you complete all of that you will be a expert online marketer. Many of the training steps I listed above will not appear in your training section until you have finished the Expert Steps and have upgraded your membership. And of course, Click Track Profit is a business in and of itself. You can earn commissions from recruiting new members into CTP and its core businesses I hope you enjoy the training as much as I have.

To Our Mutual Success

Steven Ackerman

P.S. When you do upgrade I would highly recommend the Kore4 Upgrade. You will be getting the very top upgrade in 5 programs including CTP for one very affordable price!


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