Solo Ads Scam (My theory + Challenge)

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Hey there!

I saw a lot of people saying about scams on Solo Ads, this opened my mind and all makes sense, I have a theory

I bought a lot of solo ads traffic this year from multiple sellers, multiple results, checking it now the twelve sales I had on my upsell of $47 - zero comes from the solo ads traffic.

I have a tripwire offer on the front end and also I never had breaked even with solo ads.

I have nothing against solo ads - I think they're all cool and who are doing legit business don't worry about my post - we trust you! But...

If you take the main points of the last topics I saw:

1. Testimonials comes majority of the time from seller to the seller (so every seller give a testimonial to the other and so on)

2. If you break even with solo ads you would be so happy that would be proud to post a testimonial on solo ads testimonials saying: "Shiiiiiiiiiit! I break even, this is awesome" I never saw that.

3. Yes they deliver the traffic

Now, I saw as well a lot of new solo ad vendors. How they can sell 1k 2k clicks so fast? You need to have a big list to do that.

My second point is I never saw a screenshoot of the email they send or status of their autoresponder

Third point they always ask 48 hours to deliver (I never had a solo ad vendor that said "I'll deliver you traffic once you paid") They always ask time saying that have so many orders, etc etc.

Now...if you open a solo ads business, you can easily go to Fiverr, buy thousands of tier 1 visitors and deliver...

Yea, if you want to scam people, you can just open a solo ads business, promises 1000 clicks and instantly buys $5 gig of tier 1 visitors to the landing page.

I don't know if this people will optin (that's the reason I need to test this theory first) But if they do, this is a easy scam - and all makes sense.

Other thing, how they build their lists? Buying traffic from the other solo ad vendors?

Can be that way - but if they do - the lists always will be lower quality, because they never created a product to sell, or had a blog, or have a facebook ads up and running

So meaning the traffic is low quality.

I don't know but I'm opening my mind.

The callenge is:

If someone here ever had profits with solo ads let we know and proof that to us.

Who are the solo ad vendor? What your funnel looks like? All we want to learn that.

The only way I can see ever possible to break even is, buy clicks and sell clicks, than you can break even with solo ads - and a lot of people do that.

Let me know your thoughts, I felt I need to post this message.

Luan
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  • I had experience with Fiverr, 3 times I had purchased solo ad for 500 clicks, but I received 500 clicks within 72 hours with Zero leads, all traffic or bots not human being.
    Same I had experience with UDIMI and I receveid 30% opt-in but no sale, So here real human being enter the email address.

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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    The thing its to choose the best solo ad providers ,if you get them from anywhere you will not get quality traffic .Solo add its a good source of traffic but you must know how to get them
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  • Profile picture of the author depotgang
    Why would anyone EVER buy fiverr traffic is just bots. Udimi has a customer driven testimonial system and probably why most people use them. As for me I prefer my own methods. Because I get unique leads, I know the quality is there and I know how to manage a list.

    Another issue... Dont expect to make money when you buy a solo ad. It's nice when you do, but people have their expectations way way out of whack. You are building a list, and if you do it right you will make money of the emails you SEND not the solo ads your buy.

    List building is so important and everyone teaches it wrong....The emphasis is on size of list and it should be on list engagement.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
    1 - I'm not a solo ad seller

    2 - The reason why you won't see me posting about making a profit on my ads is because I'm stingy lol not but its probably a scarce mindset that keeps me from mentioning those I buy from (although I have made video testimonials showing numbers from those I had success with)

    3 - The biggest thing I can tell anyone is to stop looking at solo ads as a "sales generating" activity and start looking at it as a "lead generating" activity.

    The purpose of any traffic source for the most part is to build your email list. Your funnel and emails you send out to your list are what make the cash register ring.

    List engagement being the most important.

    Meaning you can have a list of 1,000 active subscribers and perform better than someone with a list of 3,000 or even 10,000.

    Focus on quality not quantity.

    Hope that helps,
    Isaiah
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Baxter
    We spend over 20k per month on solo ads and they do work. First off, buying on fiverr is a complete scam so dont even waste your time.

    Secondly, most people just dont understand the nature of solo ads. Its different than leads you get off of facebook for example and while the quality might be lower you can still break even.

    Use extreme scarcity in your funnel and have budget friendly offers. Couple that with legit sellers and youre good to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author davntt
    I have those same queries Thanks for bringing it here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Risktaker89
    *not a solo ad seller

    1. Go to Udimi, as far as I know, I will buy from sellers who have positive comments, especially where their customers make sales.

    2. Nobody will share their funnel here. If they do, people will just copy and steal it and use it and the real owner of the funnel will see a negative result in their campaigns. Do remember that the successful marketers are always tweaking their campaigns for maximum results. It takes time and spending money.

    3. Can you get sales from the front end? From my experience, yes, even $37 sales from the front end. I actually got 3 yesterday from a purchase of 150 clicks.

    4. When you evaluate a campaign. You need to include the back-end funnel and not only the front-end funnel. 99% of the time, you will not make back your advertising spent on the front-end. But if your back-end offers allow you to generate a positive ROI at the end of a 30 day email campaign, that means that you have break even. That means you have made money too.

    5. Understand that not all traffic from solo ad providers are the same for all campaigns. Different campaigns will yield different results even if you are using the same solo ad vendor.

    6. If you are going to resell traffic from Fiverr, just be prepared to be blacklisted by all marketers in this industry.

    7. If you have been building an email list and sending broadcast, then you will know that once you send out an email, not all clicks come immediately. After a few hours, you can segment your list and only send to those who did not click on links again to get more clicks to the same link. Traffic takes time to come and thus they will tell you that they will try to deliver it within a certain time frame.
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  • Profile picture of the author bpoowaah
    There's a reason why I never got ROI or Break Even with SOLO ADS - This is just a scam.

    I did some research and found multiple things.

    From people selling 100k lists as they say: Perfect for sell solo ads! To people teaching methods on how to get 70%+ Tier 1 low quality subscribers and add 900 - 1000 leads per day than sell solo ads.

    Also give away lists with 50k subscribers that probably most solo ad vendors has - think about how much emails this people are receiving per day.

    There's a reason for solo ads never works, my conclusion is: It's scam.

    Yea, we have solo ads on other niches like Weight Loss, Etc, Etc. And I think this is the type of solo's that works.

    But on our niche Internet Marketing / Make Money Online - all that people want is to make money online. If they need to swipe a list and sell you low quality clicks they do it. Because they wants money!

    I'm out of solo ads on this niche. I'll never buy again. I'll use other traffic sources like banner ads or Facebook ads.

    Stop wasting your money....this don't works, go right now to other traffic method!

    That's it!

    See you soon,
    Luan
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    • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
      Originally Posted by bpoowaah View Post

      There's a reason why I never got ROI or Break Even with SOLO ADS - This is just a scam.

      I did some research and found multiple things.

      From people selling 100k lists as they say: Perfect for sell solo ads! To people teaching methods on how to get 70%+ Tier 1 low quality subscribers and add 900 - 1000 leads per day than sell solo ads.

      Also give away lists with 50k subscribers that probably most solo ad vendors has - think about how much emails this people are receiving per day.

      There's a reason for solo ads never works, my conclusion is: It's scam.

      Yea, we have solo ads on other niches like Weight Loss, Etc, Etc. And I think this is the type of solo's that works.

      But on our niche Internet Marketing / Make Money Online - all that people want is to make money online. If they need to swipe a list and sell you low quality clicks they do it. Because they wants money!

      I'm out of solo ads on this niche. I'll never buy again. I'll use other traffic sources like banner ads or Facebook ads.

      Stop wasting your money....this don't works, go right now to other traffic method!

      That's it!

      See you soon,
      Luan
      Okay Luan,

      You are making some pretty bold claims here.

      Here are some questions for you...

      How many offers do you have in the internet marketing space?

      How many emails have you sent to the list you built with solo ads about those offers?

      How many mid-ticket or high ticket offers to you have in place to sell to your subscribers?

      Did you really expect to break even on your solo ad costs within 24 - 72 hours?

      Not every solo ad is a winner right out the gate. But when you find one - you keep buying until its no longer profitable (just a little hint).

      Saying solo ads is a scam for not getting results right away is like saying free traffic is a scam for the same reason.

      The difference is one cost money and the other cost time.

      I've personally managed to break even on solo ads within 24 hours SEVERAL TIMES (remember the hint I gave)

      So to just blanket folks with your opinion because of your negative experience is sad.

      What was your opt-in rate on your email capture page?

      What is your open and click through rate on your very first email?

      What is your open and clickthrough rate on your broadcast messages?

      What are your sales conversion rates on your main offer?

      How often are you promoting your main offer?

      I often find that folks who struggle with solo ads (or any traffic source for that matter) are the kind to get the leads and do nothing with them.

      So what are you doing with the list you acquired via solo ads?

      If you are doing nothing - then that explains the lack of results.

      If you are doing something then that also explains your lack of results - because you got to test and tweak your campaigns until they become profitable.

      Geez I can easily create an entire training course on this.

      Hopefully you got something to think about now.

      Isaiah
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      • Profile picture of the author bpoowaah
        Originally Posted by Isaiah Jackson View Post

        Okay Luan,

        You are making some pretty bold claims here.

        Here are some questions for you...

        How many offers do you have in the internet marketing space?

        How many emails have you sent to the list you built with solo ads about those offers?

        How many mid-ticket or high ticket offers to you have in place to sell to your subscribers?

        Did you really expect to break even on your solo ad costs within 24 - 72 hours?

        Not every solo ad is a winner right out the gate. But when you find one - you keep buying until its no longer profitable (just a little hint).

        Saying solo ads is a scam for not getting results right away is like saying free traffic is a scam for the same reason.

        The difference is one cost money and the other cost time.

        I've personally managed to break even on solo ads within 24 hours SEVERAL TIMES (remember the hint I gave)

        So to just blanket folks with your opinion because of your negative experience is sad.

        What was your opt-in rate on your email capture page?

        What is your open and click through rate on your very first email?

        What is your open and clickthrough rate on your broadcast messages?

        What are your sales conversion rates on your main offer?

        How often are you promoting your main offer?

        I often find that folks who struggle with solo ads (or any traffic source for that matter) are the kind to get the leads and do nothing with them.

        So what are you doing with the list you acquired via solo ads?

        If you are doing nothing - then that explains the lack of results.

        If you are doing something then that also explains your lack of results - because you got to test and tweak your campaigns until they become profitable.

        Geez I can easily create an entire training course on this.

        Hopefully you got something to think about now.

        Isaiah
        Hey brother.

        This is my opinion not claims! I'm saying what I saw. And who wants to spend money on Solo Ads - just do it! I never got huge results with it.

        How I know that? With other type of traffic I break even easy. Also if don't break even at least I got sales...For solo ads this never happened.

        Also talked with a solo ad vendor today and asked him to sell me a list of thousands of subscribers. They said yup! $300! (100k sub list with 70k tier 1)

        Now, for other questions like the optin page and everything. I'm not newbie at all.

        My landing page converts at over 50% and also I have a funnel in place.

        Email's same thing, good follow up sequences.

        Now did you break even with solo ads? Let me ask you this?

        Who is the solo ad seller?

        What your funnel looks like?

        Also, I think the best way to break even with it is buy and sell solo ads, that way you can do it.

        I'm tired of unresponsible leads and much more.

        I'm not talking that EVERY solo ad vendor is a scam....but the most, maybe 90%+!

        If you find a good seller, let us know and we'll try as well

        You think a solo ad vendor create their lists with high quality traffic? Like FB Traffic of Banner ADS paying almost $1+ per click and over to $3, $4. $5 per lead?

        I have my doubts.

        I do not believe solo ads more, that's my opinion.

        But if you believe, good luck brother!

        Thanks for adding value to the topic

        See you later,
        Luan
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