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If so, what is the best source for them? I tried some over on fiverr and it just made everything worse.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Do Solo Ads work?
    For experienced marketers, yes.

    what is the best source for them?
    There is no "best source."

    You can find many in the WF classifieds.

    I tried some over on fiverr and it just made everything worse.
    That should be Fiverr's motto.
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    • Profile picture of the author attackdome
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      For experienced marketers, yes.



      There is no "best source."

      You can find many in the WF classifieds.



      That should be Fiverr's motto.
      Yeah, it might've been possible that the solo ads were bot generated clicks. It was to a goo.gl and it appeared as if traffic was only coming in from Asia. lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author affiliatestd
      Some Solo ads work but not all Solo ad site work. So choose solo ads carefully.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ramesh Dontha
    Yes, they do. Actually, there is a free wso here with list of 100 or so Solo Ad sellers that have delivered good results. It is very handy.
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    • Profile picture of the author attackdome
      Awesome! I'll try an look for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    You purchased a solo ad on fiverr.

    What did you expect?

    You get what you pay for in this industry as with any other.

    If someone is selling a solo ad for $5 there is a pretty good reason why.

    Quality leads will cost good money.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Freeman
      Yes, not a good idea to buy solo ads from Fiverr. Join some Facebook groups dedicated to solo ads. Search for reviews for anyone you decide to purchase from.

      The nice thing about the Facebook groups is they will call out bad solo ad sellers.
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      • Profile picture of the author attackdome
        Originally Posted by Jason Freeman View Post

        Yes, not a good idea to buy solo ads from Fiverr. Join some Facebook groups dedicated to solo ads. Search for reviews for anyone you decide to purchase from.

        The nice thing about the Facebook groups is they will call out bad solo ad sellers.
        Thanks Jason, I'll look into Facebook groups. Even though I no longer have one, it's worth researching. I'm just wondering if anybody here has had good results with solo ads.
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        • Profile picture of the author Idol
          Originally Posted by attackdome View Post

          Thanks Jason, I'll look into Facebook groups. Even though I no longer have one, it's worth researching. I'm just wondering if anybody here has had good results with solo ads.
          I remember, back in 2013 someone posted a free wso which listed solo ad services with ranks according to their effectiveness. I'm waiting to see the result that anyone got a lot loads of leads and success from this.
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          • Profile picture of the author attackdome
            Originally Posted by Idol View Post

            I remember, back in 2013 someone posted a free wso which listed solo ad services with ranks according to their effectiveness. I'm waiting to see the result that anyone got a lot loads of leads and success from this.
            Yeah. I got that already. It was a report with 100 sources right?
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          • Profile picture of the author erickz
            Originally Posted by Idol View Post

            I remember, back in 2013 someone posted a free wso which listed solo ad services with ranks according to their effectiveness. I'm waiting to see the result that anyone got a lot loads of leads and success from this.
            yes, called the solo ad black book or something like that. bought it but haven't got the chance to test it out..
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            • Profile picture of the author nitro37
              Oh yeah, definitely avoid solo ad sellers on Fiverr!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Andre Slater
        5 Bucks may get you a good sub, but not a good solo ad... Your focus should be if your squeeze and your offer convert that's the big thing...

        There is no way to to exactly say which solo ad works or which is a rip-off, but you can learn your conversions which are more important anyway then traffic.

        You can have all the traffic in the world but if where your sending people sucks, don't expect huge returns
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        • Profile picture of the author attackdome
          Originally Posted by Andre Slater View Post

          5 Bucks may get you a good sub, but not a good solo ad... Your focus should be if your squeeze and your offer convert that's the big thing...

          There is no way to to exactly say which solo ad works or which is a rip-off, but you can learn your conversions which are more important anyway then traffic.

          You can have all the traffic in the world but if where your sending people sucks, don't expect huge returns
          Funny thing is that I was making lots of sales from my landing page until I bought the ads
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          • Profile picture of the author Andre Slater
            Originally Posted by attackdome View Post

            Funny thing is that I was making lots of sales from my landing page until I bought the ads
            It's just like everything else your gonna get some shit when buying solos. You should start small 100 clicks and track everything and once you find a handful of good quality sources you up your ante. This is what I am doing.

            It's hard to know with solo ads because your mailing a list that you don't know. It can be a seller with a good relationship with list or another with a crap list... It can be a person that has a really niche list and another with a generic list.

            You never know, until you buy.
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            • Profile picture of the author attackdome
              Originally Posted by Andre Slater View Post

              It's just like everything else your gonna get some shit when buying solos. You should start small 100 clicks and track everything and once you find a handful of good quality sources you up your ante. This is what I am doing.

              It's hard to know with solo ads because your mailing a list that you don't know. It can be a seller with a good relationship with list or another with a crap list... It can be a person that has a really niche list and another with a generic list.

              You never know, until you buy.
              Yeah most of the sellers on the WSO Report charge $0.60-1.59 per click. Honestly, there are pretty good results when using Google Ads. It costs about $0.02 - $0.20 per click to get a 40% conversion rate. I have a video on how to do this, but only got halfway through it was so long. That'll be one of my priorities in 2015; using CPC ads and I have a really good method for it too. That way there is only profit GUARANTEED and absolutely no loss of income. Same rule applies with stocks, but that's another topic for another day

              Usually at this time of the day, I get TONS of ideas rushing to my head all at once. And they're not bad ones
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  • Profile picture of the author GinaStringer
    I prefer to use PPC to get quick subscriber. Use lower quality PPC if you don't have big budget.

    Solo ads do work but you must only buy clicks from trusted sellers. I bought clicks from FB Groups several times after seeing their testimonials, until I realized they're just exchanging testimonials with other sellers.
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  • Profile picture of the author allenmartin
    Hi everyone,

    the main issue with solo ads is (based on my and the experiences most of my clients made):

    1. There are a lot of Solo Ad Vendors with 2 email lists (Freebie Seeker and their buyer list)
    2. I highly recommend to choose your solo ad vendor by searching the right solo ad vendor on Reed Floren's Solo Ad Directory
    3. Start small with buying solo ads and then raise up if the CR is good

    It's better to buy 1000 clicks from 10 solo ad vendors to get an idea of what solo got the best CR instead of buying 1000 clicks from 1 or 2 vendors...

    Hope this will help...
    Allen
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  • Profile picture of the author xu1
    Solo ads from Fiver are nothing but scams in most cases. Mainly auto bots and useless traffic.
    Like anything you have to shop around a little you can only go by testimonials and price anyone who offers 500 click etc for 20 bucks I would steer clear away. I think the going rate is about 100 clicks for 30 to 40 dollars for a good responsive list!

    Yes they do work!

    Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Try to go Facebook then type "solo ads testimonials" on search field. You will find few groups about it. You see many bad testimonials and good testimonials about solo ads sellers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Brown1
    A Solo Ad is basically an email blast that is sent out to someone’s list of subscribers. People that offer solo ads typically have massive lists and they can steer a certain number of guaranteed clicks to your opt-in page instantly. When your page reaches that number of clicks, the traffic gets driven to another person and so on. This means that targeted buyers in your niche market will be exposed to your lead capture page in a concentrated focused period of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author 2014leon
    Fiverr is the worst place to go
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  • Profile picture of the author attackdome
    Yeah that's also similar to the story of how I got banned from Google Adsense. I had LOTS OF CASH ready to be paid to me and then some troll put a bot on my website. Next thing I know, my Google Adsense account is shut down.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by attackdome View Post

    If so, what is the best source for them? I tried some over on fiverr and it just made everything worse.
    Hey attack,
    Yes they can work. But NOT all Solo Ad vendors are created equal. There are some good ones and there are some really bad ones.

    However, even with the good ones you are still more than likely going to have a large portion who are not as high quality as some of the other mediumsof getting traffic.

    Mainly, because this traffic ( the subscribers) is also on many other peoples' lists.

    It comes down to a numbers game in the end.

    If you have some deep pockets you can make it work.

    Just beware though that if you start buying solo ads you will be competing against guys like Matt Bacak who buys up to 250K worth of Solos a month
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Pottinger
      Matt Bacak's Sole Ad Blackbook is a good resource to use for buying solo ads
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    • Profile picture of the author attackdome
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      Hey attack,
      Yes they can work. But NOT all Solo Ad vendors are created equal. There are some good ones and there are some really bad ones.

      However, even with the good ones you are still more than likely going to have a large portion who are not as high quality as some of the other mediumsof getting traffic.

      Mainly, because this traffic ( the subscribers) is also on many other peoples' lists.

      It comes down to a numbers game in the end.

      If you have some deep pockets you can make it work.

      Just beware though that if you start buying solo ads you will be competing against guys like Matt Bacak who buys up to 250K worth of Solos a month
      You know, now that I look at it, I don't think it's such a good idea to buy solo ads. It might be best in MY CASE to go with CPC Campaigns. CPC with images delivers great results and an extremely high conversion rate if done correctly.
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      • Profile picture of the author LinkSpider
        I am sure that the solo ads is working. It all depends on the tasks and on the Seller. Personally, I'm more than satisfied with the purchase solo udimi site.
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        • Profile picture of the author Yasmin azam
          Its not about if they work or not, its how you follow up with them through your emails. You need to remember that not a lot of people buy straight up and that you need to follow up with emails so they get to know you. When you have built that trust and they like you, they will buy from you.

          Yes...You do need to look out for them solo ads that sell you crap clicks so that's why i suggest you go to Facebook groups were all the solo ad venders hangout and check out the testimonials people are leaving.

          Skype is also a good place because they have a great community like Facebook too.

          Also when your considering solo ads make sure your swipe copy is congruent with your squeeze page because that will get you more optins.

          I hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author khansaccounts
    Originally Posted by attackdome View Post

    If so, what is the best source for them? I tried some over on fiverr and it just made everything worse.
    Solo Ads reaally work if you get these services with high profiles. I can refer somebody if you wish to get maximum benefits? If yes just PM me I will give his details

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author webproishere
    Cheap solo ads and the majority of the free ones are not worth bothering.
    The greatest results are from lists that cost a fortune to use. Like 2k for a mailing but you might get 100 sales and i ain't talking about LEADS only
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  • Profile picture of the author attackdome
    If anybody has an email list or knows of an affiliate marketer with a big list that would be willing to promote a future product I will be creating, please let me know. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author TopTier Profits
    I've been buying "solos" for over two years now.

    Here is a tip - avoid all these small, "mom and pop" sellers (who can only do like a max of 1,000 clicks).

    Go straight to traffic brokers instead, here you can buy traffic in bulk (100,000 clicks delivered in 7 days etc).

    Most of these small sellers don't know how to monetize a list properly, they are not affiliates. Most of the time, they just get into the "solo ad business".

    They will either get a coach, who will sell them discounted clicks
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    Start buying clicks themselves from other solo ad sellers with the sole purpose of building a list to sell solo ads too.

    They then start doing the "Swaps" and "click banks" with each other and the result is a bunch of low quality optins that are just going to take up space in your autoresponder.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Originally Posted by attackdome View Post

    If so, what is the best source for them? I tried some over on fiverr and it just made everything worse.


    1. You can join some Facebook groups.

    This will allow you to join some conversations and see who has had any success
    with an offer/set up similar to your own when buying a solo ad.

    2. YES they do work but there are so many people doing just ad-swaps
    with other list owners that when you buy click packages off these guys you're
    just going to get a bunch of freebie seekers on your lists.

    Ask many questions of the solo ad seller before you BUY.

    Ask them how they built their lists, what traffic sources did they use etc.

    You'll be able to make better buying decisions based on these questions.

    And if they don't get back to you; then be CAUTIOUS of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author attackdome
    Thanks. That is actually some pretty useful information.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roth
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    Originally Posted by attackdome View Post

    If so, what is the best source for them? I tried some over on fiverr and it just made everything worse.
    That's your problem...you think you can find quality on Fiverr. There's a reason why the saying, "you get what you pay for" exists.

    To answer your question, the short answer is: it depends.
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    • Profile picture of the author attackdome
      Originally Posted by Roth View Post

      That's your problem...you think you can find quality on Fiverr. There's a reason why the saying, "you get what you pay for" exists.

      To answer your question, the short answer is: it depends.
      Well, it's not that I thought I could find quality on fiverr. I was testing different sources to see if it was an option. I haven't been able to find a good source for solo ads yet. And the squeeze pages are very good. That is why I asked more recently, if anybody has a large email list and is willing to promote one of my future products to please contact me with the details.
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      • Profile picture of the author Roth
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        Originally Posted by attackdome View Post

        That is why I asked more recently, if anybody has a large email list and is willing to promote one of my future products to please contact me with the details.
        The BEST solo ads are provided by people that DON'T publicly sell solo ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author goodsoloads
    Never buy Solo Ads from websites like Fiverr or so. Solo ads price starts from $0,3 per click and up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anish Khandelwal
    Fiverr isn't a great place to buy solo ads
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  • Profile picture of the author attackdome
    Can people please stop talking about fiverr? That was not my question. My question was "Do solo ads work and what sources have proved to be successful?"

    Thank you for your cooperation.
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  • If you have a funnel that converts and you get the solo ads from the right place they do.
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    • Profile picture of the author mlpauling
      Solo ads are the traffic work horse of IM. Solo ads drive quick growth.
      But you get out, what you put in! Always do your due diligence on the provider, have your sales funnel in place and never buy traffic on fivrr!!! Guaranteed sign ups, a thousand clicks for $10. Really if it was that easy why are they on fivrr!
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    Solo ads work wonderfully, but the conditions have to be right. Those conditions are:

    1. A good seller who has buyers on his list (I pay more than .75 per click for these clicks in most instances)

    2. A good squeeze page that is proven to convert at 40% or better

    3. A highly optimized, properly monetized funnel

    If you have all 3 of those then you are bound to see success with solo ads.

    Now, as far as "click banking" goes, I am against it.

    I'm not sure who developed this concept, but IMO it is very bad for list building, and the faster it goes away the better.

    I have tried it myself out of curiosity, and the results were as I expected they would be. A bunch of very unresponsive leads that rarely bought anything. If you're happy with a 3% open rate and a 1%-2% CTR then click banking might be for you. If you want to bombard brand new subscribers with squeeze page after squeeze page and CPA offer after CPA offer then click banking might be right for you.

    Personally, I think the entire concept is extremely flawed. I've gone through many click banking funnels and was totally awe struck to see how this is being done. Usually it's a little something like this:

    Squeeze page #1 ==> Squeeze page #2 ==> Squeeze page #3 (CPA offer) ==> Thank-you page with 5 more links on it that go to more squeeze pages and CPA offers ==> "Welcome" email full of links to more squeeze pages and CPA offers.

    I've often wondered why click banking is so popular. Am I missing something here? I guess if you want to try and suck every last dime you can out of a brand new subscriber then it's a good strategy. Personally that's not the way I do things. Maybe I'm leaving lots of money on the table but for some reason I just cannot bring myself to do click banking. I just can't see putting those types of leads on my list. How can you develop a relationship with folks when all you do is bombard them with squeeze pages and CPA offers?

    Another thing that blows my mind is when people that are doing this lose their AR account and then are totally bewildered as to why. I'm really surprised that the AR companies haven't outlawed click banking altogether.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edson Buchanan
    Solo ads work but only if you take the time to do your research. Don't just go out and buy them and you will waste you're money. Build a relationship with solo ad providers on Facebook through groups and connect to your friends list.

    Make sure and talk to them, ask them to review your landing page, the good solo ad sellers will give you great advice on what works best for their list. A lot of people fail because they hear a name in the game and run right to them thinking they are going to make hundreds of sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Crowsnest
    You certainly get what you pay for in the world of solo ads. It also pays to do some research on the guy you plan to buy from; look up some testimonials and note the dates that these were posted to get a feel for the quality of the vendor.
    As a newbie I did some research late last year and did my first solo ad run this month and achieved great optin rate and 8 sales in the first run. These were my first ever online sales!!
    So yes, solo ads can work - but there is no guarantee.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomerep
    Well, if you got the traffic from trusted solo ad sellers, you can't be wrong with. It has been proven to work for many. Before making any purchase, make sure you run a small background check on the seller's reputation. There are many legit testimonial pages in facebook.

    I suggest you test the water first by buying small amount of package and then only buy bigger packages of clicks solo only after you've proven the solo seller's traffic quality is legit. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
    I have bought solo ads from several vendors, and personally have not had much luck with any. I have gotten better results from my own squeeze pages + facebook retargeting.
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  • Profile picture of the author lousalesteam
    Originally Posted by attackdome View Post

    If so, what is the best source for them? I tried some over on fiverr and it just made everything worse.
    I hope this does not come off mean or heartless but of course you did not have very good luck you were only paying $5.00.

    Solo ads are an amazing way to build your list, and once your list gets built up and now you can focuse on getting the sales once the leads come in and believe me when I say that in most cases Leads start rolling in within the first week at the most but it makes no difference... You just have to be consistent.
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