Should I bother with free solo ads?

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Hi guys,

Just one question which will probably save me a load of time.

I have just signed up to Russell Brunson's Dot Com Secrets X where basically Russell recomends driving traffic to squeeze pages through Solo ads.

In this course Russell recommends driving traffic through FREE solo ads but surely it can't be that easy can it.

I am new to internet marketing but common sense tells me nothing is ever that easy...Am I right or should I listen to Russell and put all my hopes on people click on my FREE ads?????
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Cohen
    Here are some threads about solo ads:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...real-deal.html

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...but-where.html

    Solo ads can be good. They can also be a waste of money. On paper, you have a squeeze page... a great free offer... you get opt-ins... and create a relationship with them. Then, you can promote offers. Or, some marketers get right to the promoting. There's no "right" way to do it... some people have success some ways, other people have it other ways, and many fail doing both.
  • Profile picture of the author Nytshade
    Simple answer is NO!

    Even some payed ones are crap.. people will send bots to your site! Don't waist your time & energy on that!
  • Profile picture of the author Vikky B
    Originally Posted by mkitson1984 View Post

    Hi guys,

    Just one question which will probably save me a load of time.

    I have just signed up to Russell Brunson's Dot Com Secrets X where basically Russell recomends driving traffic to squeeze pages through Solo ads.

    In this course Russell recommends driving traffic through FREE solo ads but surely it can't be that easy can it.

    I am new to internet marketing but common sense tells me nothing is ever that easy...Am I right or should I listen to Russell and put all my hopes on people click on my FREE ads?????
    Hey

    I am on Russells program as well, into the second month now. While free solo ads sound good, I found them pretty useless. You want to build a list and legit customers, then I would strongly advise you to go for paid solo ads. I actually made a sale with my first ad that I sent out.

    You may have realised when you signed up for free solo ads that your inbox is now inundated with rubbish that you will not read. Your solo ad will be one in someone else's inbox which they will not read.

    So definitely use paid solo ads. By the way, Russell's program is good, and you will learn a ton. But I have found that a lot of the information is here on the forum.

    Also, another word of advice - your signature box has a hop link that promotes an affiliate product. It appears the domain that the link is attached to has expired. I would recommend you not use hop links here on the forum, but cloak them or link to a product you are reviewing or to your blog or something like that. Check out my blog internet-moneystrategies[dot]com to see what I am talking about.

    Hope this helps, and all the best!!!
  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    free solo ads are a complete and utter waste of time

    it`s hard enough finding paid solo ads which are good which have quality traffic and send buyers

    so free solo ads i wouldn`t even think about using them

    paul
  • Profile picture of the author KingYoungPimpin
    You have to test the list. If you have a good capture page you can get a ton of opt ins with any solo ad list. I have used solo ads to build my lists and still do.
  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    Don't waste your time with what is essentially a traffic exchange, as mentioned above you are just mailing to each other and no one makes money but the guy that sold you the dream.

    There are a lot of free methods that you can use to build your list and make sales. Put some videos on Youtube and link to your squeeze page. Youtube is an excellent source for targeted leads if you optimize your video correctly.
  • Profile picture of the author Tyke
    I've never used free solo ads, but I'd treat them the same way I treat most things you get for free that promise the earth - you get what you pay for; in this case, an inbox full of spam, from what I've read here.

    I've tried a couple of paid solo ads and managed to build a small list, which seems to be pretty much comatozed! The ROI wasn't what I'd hoped for, but I may give it another go once I've recouped my losses so far. It's generally regarded as one of the quickest ways to build a list and it worked form that standpoint - now I just need them to do something!!

    Good luck,
    Ray
  • Profile picture of the author JerrickYeoh
    If you thinking to make money , solo ads might not the best choice because you in tight budget and it better use it for other ways to get traffic which is niche and targeted.
    Smart use of the budget because solo ads maybe able to help you get traffic but it not a real best way to start with limited of budget.
  • Profile picture of the author Resale Rights Ninja
    If you go with free solo ads you have to do massive volume. Really it is garbage traffic but you can get subscribers to your list this way. It is a waste of time though unless you automate the process... PM me for details
  • Profile picture of the author robingg14
    I agree that free stuff is just scratching each others' backs... I've never made a sale.

    Can anyone recommend a good source of paid solo ads? Or are we not allowed to name names?
  • Profile picture of the author williamstraus
    Here's the way to do it starting from scratch:

    1) Create an awesome give away / report that people really will enjoy and get value from.

    2) Create a nice landing page - doesn't have to be one of those obnoxious pop-ups but those work well too.

    3) TRAFFIC! - Paid solo ads from the directory of ezines, PPC traffic, SEO traffic, JV's and giveaway events!

    When you get to about 2-3,000 subscribers you can find quality people in your niche and do ad swaps with them. At this point you're cooking with gas so to speak. You're really gonna go into overdrive now!

    I find people with good niche lists on ClickBank. I just go to the marketplace and find people with medium gravity products and contact the site owners to do a swap or some sort of mutual list building with them.

    Here's another cool tactic to find sites in your Niche once you've established your list of a few thousands - go to google.com/adwords - type in niche keywords into the 'Placement Tool' - it will pop up sites that run AdSense.

    You can either advertise on those sites through Google Content network or just contact the site owners or figure out which ones take guest blogs and get more niche traffic to build your list.

    Some of those sites will also have large newsletters/mailing lists - again, more people to partner up with!

    -Will
  • Profile picture of the author Oliver Williams
    If you offer some kind of high value bonus as an extra you can do well with these types of offers.
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Free solo ads are a no-go.
  • Profile picture of the author redeyegirl
    Free solo ads are mean for members who looking for
    Free traffic and is difficult converting it into sale, paid solo ad
    Or paid traffic provide you with targeted visitors,then you can easily
    Promote your products to them.
  • Profile picture of the author WinstonTian
    Originally Posted by mkitson1984 View Post

    it can't be that easy can it.
    Here's the thing.

    Driving traffic is EASY. Absolutely everyone who
    doesn't get it, will not get it because they refuse
    to believe in its ease.

    But the problem here is conversions. How can you
    get them to "open the emails"... How can you get
    them to READ the emails... To Click-through... and
    to BUY into your product.

    Those are all the gears you need to set into motion
    by yourself. Take an education in copywriting.

    Winston Tian
  • Profile picture of the author zentess
    Should I bother with free solo ads?
    I would love to try some, after all it's FREE
  • Profile picture of the author Javier Lin
    Originally Posted by mkitson1984 View Post

    Hi guys,

    Just one question which will probably save me a load of time.

    driving traffic through FREE solo ads but surely it can't be that easy can it.

    should I put all my hopes on people click on my FREE ads?????
    The saying goes "if you pay peanuts you get monkeys!"


    So, if its free..... you get........:rolleyes:
  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Free Solo Ads? Never knew you could get them!

    Anyway, I have to agree that even buying them isn't a sure fire way to guarantee instant success as you have to consider where the list has come from, are they even going to send you the numbers or whether they use a third party and drive visitors to your offer that way.

    If you have a budget to play with then look at Safe-Swaps.com and test until you find where you are at with your conversions etc and go from there.

    Good Luck my friend
  • Profile picture of the author zannix
    "I can't afford to do free solo ads." - a wise man once said...
  • Profile picture of the author MahCoCo
    Where to get quality solo ads? This will really help me to get to the next level in building my list. After reading all the posts, I find free solo ads are a no go.

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