Why you should NEVER Buy a Solo Ad
Solo ads can be a huge waste of money, BUT they can also be a GREAT way to get traffic IF you’re careful about who you buy from.
To play it safe, if you ARE going to buy a solo ad – make sure you’re buying from somebody that has an actual list in that niche – not just a “churn and burn” solo ad seller.
Usually, they’ll be sending out a lot more emails than your average person and their list will be exposed (potentially) to the same affiliate offers more frequently.
A GREAT way to find some of these people is Clickonomy – it’s a Solo Ad website by Anik Singal and has a nice selection of solo ads by different sellers across a plethora of niches! (Yes, I said Plethora).
Try to find NEW sellers on there, or sellers without feedback. They’re usually going to over deliver, and chances are they haven’t sent out a ton of solos yet. Contact them (before you order) and ask if they feel your offer would be a good fit with their list.
If they DON’T respond – then it’s probably best to move on.
So what should you do instead of Solo Ads?
Easy, buy them from people that DON’T sell them for a living!
So many people complain that they’re not able to find solo ad sellers in specific niches. In fact it’s well known that MOST solo ad sellers just operate in the IM/MMO and PD Niches – so finding one for weight loss or dating might be a bit more difficult.
There are PLENTY of untapped solo ad resources in just about EVERY niche – you just have to know where to look 🙂
Here’s my go to list of resources for this:
1.) Clickbank Product Owners
Check this out – somebody with a brand new product in the clickbank (or other) marketplace has a brand new BUYERS LIST. Their buyers are probably still VERY excited about the product they purchased, and probably open every email the creator sends without giving it a second thought.
Know what you get? A highly engaged email list that fully trusts the product owner so they’ll more likely listen to them when they recommend your offer.
2.) Forum Owners and Blog Owners:
There are THOUSANDS of blogs & forums on the web and many of them get pretty popular. Believe it or not, many of them have NO idea how to properly monetize them.
Trust me, I know from experience but there are TONS of hobby bloggers and forum owners that would have a cow if you offered them $50 or $100 to email their 75,000 subscribers or fans. A good majority of these blogs and forums know nothing past Google Adsense (which YOU can also learn in 100k Factory), so you’ll be a gift from above to them!
Trust me on this, take some time and gather a list. Send them some emails and see what kinds of responses you get!
3.) Popular Facebook and Twitter Pages
Self explanatory I hope 🙂
NOW – get out there and start building your list!