by darren199025 Banned
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Just wondering if it is a good idea just to strictly stick with solo ads to build my list. I just find that buying solo ads are cheaper and can be just as or more effective than ppc ( in my own opinion)
The solo ads that i have been buying are working out very well for me, and i got to thinkin why would i use a different method for paid traffic to get sales and subscribers when these solos are working out well for me. Im not sure if i'm just lucky at the moment, then the luck will die down.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    There are honestly a 100 ways to you can build your email list. I would recommend trying as many and setting up as many as possible besides just solo ads.

    Solos will eventually dry up you can only tap their lists so many times before you start running into the same leads.

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  • Profile picture of the author Augustinus
    Originally Posted by darren199025 View Post

    Just wondering if it is a good idea just to strictly stick with solo ads to build my list. I just find that buying solo ads are cheaper and can be just as or more effective than ppc ( in my own opinion)
    The solo ads that i have been buying are working out very well for me, and i got to thinkin why would i use a different method for paid traffic to get sales and subscribers when these solos are working out well for me. Im not sure if i'm just lucky at the moment, then the luck will die down.
    try some different sources diversification is good but for now if solo ads are working for you do you have good results as you said I think it will be great to stick with solo ads as main method.
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  • Profile picture of the author reachintan
    I agree with you as solo ads provide guaranteed results...

    I haven't tried much for my home business as I am doing well enough with only Social Media Marketing, however my friends running their own home businesses have achieved a similar success as you have...

    Here is a list of sites they have used 50 Best Solo Ads Vendors...
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  • Profile picture of the author chyan007
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    Originally Posted by darren199025 View Post

    Just wondering if it is a good idea just to strictly stick with solo ads to build my list. I just find that buying solo ads are cheaper and can be just as or more effective than ppc ( in my own opinion)
    The solo ads that i have been buying are working out very well for me, and i got to thinkin why would i use a different method for paid traffic to get sales and subscribers when these solos are working out well for me. Im not sure if i'm just lucky at the moment, then the luck will die down.
    First of All ,i dont think Solo Ads will become outdated in the near future ,Sice you have been doing pretty well with them ,they should be your primary focus now ,

    But in the long run you can Build a build around your Niche or even open a youtube channel as it will help you build credibility also you can thing of a facebook fan page

    But right now whats working for you just focus on that

    Chyanit
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    I use solo ads all the time with incredible results. I know some people say that they will eventually "dry up," but I highly doubt this. You may run into some of the same leads, but there are literally hundreds of thousands of people interested in making money online though Internet Marketing, with thousands more becoming interested every day. The industry is only getting bigger and bigger every day, with dozens of new vendors starting to sell every day.

    That said, if you don't know what you're doing, solo ads can burn you just like any other form of paid traffic. Most marketers have no idea how to properly work solo ads to get a positive ROI from their buys. In fact, some people who buy solos have absolutely no clue what they're doing. That's why it is SO important to find a good vendor who will help you to optimize your squeeze page and offer for maximum results. Many vendors could care less about your results and are only out to take your money. Unfortunately, those type are rampant in the industry, along with click scammers.

    Recently, I have decided to concentrate on building my list through my blog, as I believe that a visitor who comes to your blog through organic search results and opts into your blog's newsletter because they loved your content is probably the best kind of lead you can get. There are marketers who are absolutely KILLING IT by building their lists this way. It's also a heck of a lot easier to share a great piece of content on social media than it is to share a squeeze page. How often have you heard of a simple squeeze page going viral on Facebook or Twitter?

    I think that 2016 is going to be the year that most marketers move to content marketing to build their lists. IMO, methods like ad swapping are pretty much dead and are not really considered to be a good practice with the AR companies. Moving forward, I think blogging, video marketing, and paid social media advertising like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube ads is where all of the best leads will be found. Solo ads will always be relevant, as well, but keep in mind that solo ads are not really a viable way for people who are not in the "make money online/biz opp" to build their lists. You may be able to find some solo sellers in niches like weight loss and self improvement, but they are few and far between.
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      Thanks for the info!
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  • Profile picture of the author Omarkenawy
    Originally Posted by darren199025 View Post

    Just wondering if it is a good idea just to strictly stick with solo ads to build my list. I just find that buying solo ads are cheaper and can be just as or more effective than ppc ( in my own opinion)
    The solo ads that i have been buying are working out very well for me, and i got to thinkin why would i use a different method for paid traffic to get sales and subscribers when these solos are working out well for me. Im not sure if i'm just lucky at the moment, then the luck will die down.
    I`m totally not agreeing with your opinion in terms of solo ads is more effective than PPC.. I think the opposite because PPC can bring you much more fresh leads if it is done properly. But Solo ads is just like transferring leads or subscribers from other people`s lists to your own list. So the subscribers are not as fresh as PPC.
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    • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
      Originally Posted by Omarkenawy View Post

      I`m totally not agreeing with your opinion in terms of solo ads is more effective than PPC.. I think the opposite because PPC can bring you much more fresh leads if it is done properly. But Solo ads is just like transferring leads or subscribers from other people`s lists to your own list. So the subscribers are not as fresh as PPC.
      This is why I've backed off solo ads quite a bit. While the subscribers you get from solo ads can and do purchase products, I'm finding that they are nowhere near as good as leads from Facebook, Bing, Adwords, etc.

      I'm also in the process of really putting an effort into my blog and I can really see that there is super potential to build a huge list of great leads if you can put out incredible content that people share on social media.

      If you think about it for a second it makes perfect sense. A visitor comes to your blog from a search engine result or something on Facebook or Twitter that interested them. They find the answer to whatever they were looking for and then some. They absolutely LOVE your content so much that they want to be notified as soon as you publish a new post. IMO you can't get a much better lead than that.

      Another thing I'm learning from the leads I get from my blog are that you don't need a ton of leads. If you have 500 people who open your emails right away and follow everything you do, that's more valuable than having 5000 people who might open your emails every once in a while if they're in the mood.
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  • Profile picture of the author PopeMarketing
    Depends entirely who the vendor is, i.e. how their list was built, and how good the conversion rate on your funnel is.

    I only buy solos from vendors that have built their lists with their own sales funnel, and my funnel has been tweaked to the point where I know I'm gonna get a worst case of 100% ROI on each solo.

    If you can get to that stage, you're effectively building your list at 0 cost...
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by darren199025 View Post

    Just wondering if it is a good idea just to strictly stick with solo ads to build my list. .
    Definitely would NOT just rely on this one method.

    Remember that saying don't put all your eggs in one basket ?

    So true


    - Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Nope, keep building. Not sure what you mean by ppc. I build subscribers to my list with ppc traffic for under 40 cents a lead. A lead not a click. I average pennies for clicks with ppc when done correctly.

    Work on growing your solo network of vendors and the ones that are working for you you can scale them up.
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  • Profile picture of the author PopeMarketing
    Depends entirely who the vendor is, i.e. how their list was built, and how good the conversion rate on your funnel is.

    I only buy solos from vendors that have built their lists with their own sales funnel, and my funnel has been tweaked to the point where I know I'm gonna get a worst case of 100% ROI on each solo.

    If you can get to that stage, you're effectively building your list at 0 cost...
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    For The Highest Quality Traffic, Free Sales Funnel And List-Building Consultation, As Well As Free Video Training (No Opt-in),

    Visit www.PopeSolos.com. Results Guaranteed.
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  • Profile picture of the author wedjat1976
    When building a list using solo ads, are you using a simple squeeze page offering something and how are you delivering that product.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gerald Wallace
      I use solo ads a lot as well (my preferred method, anyway) and I don't think we have to worry about them drying out anytime soon. Especially depending on your niche. Everyday there are thousands of people joining some of the most evergreen niches for their very first time and I don't believe that will stop in the foreseeable future.

      I would, however, like some of the others have said on this post, diversify my traffic gen methods just for variety.
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  • Profile picture of the author farichsolos
    If solo ads definitely matching you with your subscribers at the best, then why looking for a switch? Building list with solo ads also means building your business for long-term, AFAIK this trend will not shrink or becoming irrelevant because it has becoming a proven bread and butter of so many IMers and will definitely goes on. Unless you are killing your reputation with your list and there you'll need the solo escape..
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Solo ads will never die.

    What is dying, is the world economy. That's great news for the "Make Money Online" niche, despite what any "guru of the month" tries to sell you lol.

    Are there better methods to get leads? Well, that depends on what your definition of "better" is.

    Of course, I can argue on either side of the situation here. (I'm great at playing both sides). To be honest, the quality of lead from other methods can often be superior.

    But, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Because, how much work do you have to put forth to acquire leads elsewhere? Probably lots of work.

    Solo ads, are the easiest method I think, to get lots of leads quickly. That, cannot be contested. Can it?

    Someone might argue that PPC is easier, but PPC requires constant tweaking and monitoring. Solo ads, in my opinion, require much less tweaking. You can set up a good funnel, and it should work consistently for quite some time. Not so with PPC.

    The fact is, I don't think there will be a shortage of people looking to make money, in our lifetime at least. So, the future of solo ads isn't as bleak as some might proclaim.

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  • Profile picture of the author dale2811
    As long as you are testing, tracking and learning as you go and if solo ads are working well for you then I would suggest that you stick with them.

    The more that you can become an expert in one area of traffic then the more your business will grow.
    Of course you also need to focus on conversions.

    Once you have mastered solos then move on to other traffic methods and experiment with them.

    You could also document your progress with traffic & listbuilding and create a product about it. You could have a solo ad rolodex of the best solos.

    Just some ideas that I thought of in relation to your question.

    Cheers!
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