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.
(Check out Clickbank University 2.0 for CB training)
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 7 Figure Cycle), 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!