Solo Ads on fiverr....Really?

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Okay - Am I losing my mind or something?

I have been at this I.M thing for a little over a year now, and I have become quite aware that Solo Ads at a bare minimum are about $20.00 (usually this number is a lot higher but I have seen some for $20) for a tiny list but never for $5.00.

There are descriptions on there such as "I will send your Solo Ad to my list of 50,000 Responsive subscribers for $5.00." I repeat - Really?

Haha - A list of 50,000 responsive buyers may at a minimum at least run anywhere from $400.00 to $1000 dollars...Right!

But yet I read the reviews, (thumbs up everywhere) of people saying how great the gig performed. They say they receive so many clicks, and a few even say they received some opt-ins. Could these reviews all be friends of the seller and just be lying? Could they just all be newbies in the IM world, and think that thousands of clicks with no opt-ins or sales are acceptable?

I was tempted to take $50.00 dollars and do a case study on 10 different solo ad gigs, but then figured it's probably a waste of time

I would think they are all bots. I mean a few did get some opt ins but not one person said they made at least one sale.

So I write this long (not that long) post to ask, have you purchased a solo ad gig from fiverr? If so what were your results?
#ads #fiverrreally #solo
  • Profile picture of the author GobBluthJD
    You might be 'losing' your mind, but certainly not 'loosing' your mind (that sounds painful)

    But yea, I forget who it was, there was a review of Fiverr solo ads on here awhile back. Basically, the verdict was...you get what you pay for. If you don't expect a lot from a $5 solo ad, you may be pleasantly surprised. If you're hoping for the same results from a tailored IM-list...it might be disappointing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vadimarket
    I just mentioned that that in the other post, I'm gonna repeat myself.

    I really don't get all the Fiverr ratings. If you buy anything IN related on Fiverr, whether it's traffic,promotion, "solo ads" or anything else for that matter. Most likely, you're not gonna get any traffic or clicks at all, let alone sales or opt-ins. Yet, these people somehow get all that positive feedback and somehow keep their ratings 100%. Hmm..

    One interesting thing that I noticed not too long ago. There was this guy that offered a banner promotion on one of his site that gets over 50 million visitors per day. He got over 1000 positive ratings and one negative. Person who left a negative feedback was saying that the site was phony and he didn't receive any traffic whatsoever. The funny part is when I refreshed the page 5 minutes later, that negative voice magically disappeared, and seller's rating was back to 100%..

    So yeah, Fiverr is definitely shady.
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    • Profile picture of the author idiots89
      Originally Posted by Vadimarket View Post

      I just mentioned that that in the other post, I'm gonna repeat myself.

      I really don't get all the Fiverr ratings. If you buy anything IN related on Fiverr, whether it's traffic,promotion, "solo ads" or anything else for that matter. Most likely, you're not gonna get any traffic or clicks at all, let alone sales or opt-ins. Yet, these people somehow get all that positive feedback and somehow keep their ratings 100%. Hmm..

      One interesting thing that I noticed not too long ago. There was this guy that offered a banner promotion on one of his site that gets over 50 million visitors per day. He got over 1000 positive ratings and one negative. Person who left a negative feedback was saying that the site was phony and he didn't receive any traffic whatsoever. The funny part is when I refreshed the page 5 minutes later, that negative voice magically disappeared, and seller's rating was back to 100%..

      So yeah, Fiverr is definitely shady.

      Most of the good reviews on fiverr are from people who actually think they're getting quality clicks.

      As long as they see their Google Analytics spike up, then wooo...People are so easy to scam.

      If you want premium you have to pay top notch. That was always and will always be the case.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesColin
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    Yes fiver is very shaddy, for instance search for "truth about abs" and you'll see several users selling this ebook + others for $5... And there is NO WAY of reporting a gig.. Now that's just what is easy to spot, but imagine all the tricks possible for people with this mindset and motivated with all their "friends" to game the system..
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    • Profile picture of the author CTonline09
      Originally Posted by JamesColin View Post

      Yes fiver is very shaddy, for instance search for "truth about abs" and you'll see several users selling this ebook + others for $5... And there is NO WAY of reporting a gig.. Now that's just what is easy to spot, but imagine all the tricks possible for people with this mindset and motivated with all their "friends" to game the system..
      Of course you can report a gig.

      If someone is selling your ebook or any of your products just contact fiverr support and ask them to suspend the gig before you issue a legal DMCA notice to them.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by JamesColin View Post

      Yes fiver is very shaddy, for instance search for "truth about abs" and you'll see several users selling this ebook + others for $5... And there is NO WAY of reporting a gig.. Now that's just what is easy to spot, but imagine all the tricks possible for people with this mindset and motivated with all their "friends" to game the system..
      oh man that is terrible, I bet the truth about abs author knows about this and is pissed.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        The only solo ad you'll make actual sales from are those that are actually sent to a list of humans who are specifically interested in that type of product.

        You'll only achieve this when you network with trustworthy, competent people in your niche who have lists.

        You can save yourself a lot of money if you disregard solo ad vendors and others sources of cheap, unreliable traffic which will only score you sign-ups with an absence of actual sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Lee Jr
    Thanks guys - I figured it was shady. and JD good looking out on that loose vs lose. I'll edit and correct it before I have 50 more post telling me about my spelling. lol!
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    • Profile picture of the author quesquaya
      Thanks for the head's up too. There are some things in Fiverr that are too good to be true.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gary Thatcher
        I use to use Fiverr. got hits to my site. but nothing else. in my own personal opinion about Fiverr. it's all bad traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author GobBluthJD
      Originally Posted by Martin Lee Jr View Post

      Thanks guys - I figured it was shady. and JD good looking out on that loose vs lose. I'll edit and correct it before I have 50 more post telling me about my spelling. lol!
      Haha, yea, just trying to save you the hassle of dealing with the grammar police
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  • Profile picture of the author GaurabBorah
    yeah those gigs are really tempting. I found a guy who was sending your solos to his 40,000 list. Guess what I got around 180 clicks and just 3 signups. Normally that page converts like 15-20% for me. Won't be doing it ever again.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockong
    whoa and i thought just the fiverr users are shady..apparently the website itself is kinda shady? interesting...
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  • Profile picture of the author Vadimarket
    While we're on the subject. Has anyone actually had any good experiences with any gigs at all? I'm talking about IM related gigs of course. I purchased about 5 of them in total. All of them were crap. Might as well flush the money down the toilet.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr. Ken Russell
      Lol really? Whoever is dumb enough to buy solo ads from Fiverr deserves whatever is coming to them.
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    • Profile picture of the author BigLouie
      This is my first post here and I just have to say if you want some silly done, Fiverr is great. I got a great caricature done for $5 and a couple of other funny things. I have never tried one of the marketing offers. I just figured if they were so good, they could have sold the gig for more here as a WSO
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    • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
      Originally Posted by Vadimarket View Post

      While we're on the subject. Has anyone actually had any good experiences with any gigs at all? I'm talking about IM related gigs of course. I purchased about 5 of them in total. All of them were crap. Might as well flush the money down the toilet.
      I used Fiverr for a header and had a good experience. I would never buy a solo or anything related to traffic from Fiverr.
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    • Profile picture of the author braincandy7
      I used to have a good gig i used regularly. It was for a few hundred tumblr backlinks and to be fair it got me some great results every time i used it. I believe that they are now no follow though so the gig would be of less value.

      I have also found 2 very good writers on there which i still use today. But in all my exp with fiverr i would say that the only thing i would consider buying now really would be the occasional 500 word article if all my current writers happened to all somehow be unavailable.

      Originally Posted by Vadimarket View Post

      While we're on the subject. Has anyone actually had any good experiences with any gigs at all? I'm talking about IM related gigs of course. I purchased about 5 of them in total. All of them were crap. Might as well flush the money down the toilet.
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    • Profile picture of the author rockapreneur
      Originally Posted by Vadimarket View Post

      While we're on the subject. Has anyone actually had any good experiences with any gigs at all? I'm talking about IM related gigs of course. I purchased about 5 of them in total. All of them were crap. Might as well flush the money down the toilet.
      I've had some excellent logo work done on Fiverr. Decent Articles too
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Kovats
    Imagine being on that guys list....getting 10 different offers a day...lol... his list of 40,000 will eventually end up being 4,000
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerjaysen
    yeah man..I mean c'mon....if your internal BS meter goes off when you see these $5 solo ads...then you know that it's got to be a scam....

    ...fivvr is good for header graphics...stuff like that...

    ..I've used them for backlinks...and having flyers passed out in different cities,...and the results were...well what you would expect for paying 5 buck....
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    I answered this a few weeks back on a similar thread

    Do you really think the quality will be good?

    Who in there right mind would work hard at building a good list only to then sell ads to it for
    $5

    If you are in any doubt then test and buy a few solo ads from fiverr and settle your own curiosity

    For $20 you can be sure once and for all and see if they really are complete garbage or not

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author jayruggs
    Honestly, there are really only two reasons a person would post a gig like this on fiverr. The first would be, as you said, that they are using bots and you will not really get any results. The second is that they are not getting enough buyers so, they put this out on fiverr and hit you with an upsell afterwards in the hopes of getting some loyal solo ad buyers.

    In my opinion, I would spend the $5 and see what it yields. The worst that could happen is you just lost $5 and can add an honest comment to let others know that this is actually a scam.

    Remember, these gigs are added by real people with different intentions; not all are created equal. I put a gig up for a couple weeks, over delivered and was underpaid, but made some good connections which landed me some decent jobs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
      Originally Posted by Martin Lee Jr View Post

      I would think they are all bots.
      Originally Posted by Martin Lee Jr View Post

      Could they just all be newbies in the IM world
      These two statements are the correct answers. Most fiver buyers are complete internet marketing noobs, and most fiver gigs are just taking advantage of this fact.
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  • Profile picture of the author Les Blythe
    Heads Up Guys - the numbers don't lie!

    I bought a solo on Fiverr (it actually cost 2 gigs @ $5.00 each so it was $10.00)

    "I will send to 40,000 targeted members order this x 2 for $5"

    I got 163 "unique hits" and 1 signup from dawn@tigersoloadsplus.com (if that doesn't look dodgy - well then!)

    So my one (useless) subscriber cost me $10.00!!!

    The seller contacted me a couple of times trying to get me to remove my stinking review - no way am I doing that.

    BTW - since my crap experience 33 more people have ordered from this joker.

    Conclusion: inexperienced IM'rs are counting clicks only and not RESULTS of clicks.

    Oh, I usually convert between 35% & 48% ie. 163 uniques = 57 - 78 subscribers!!!

    You HAVE been warned. Hope it helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author tonicemarketing
      While I generally agree with most peoples sentiment here, there are some very good gigs and sellers on Fiverr. Myself being one of them. You just have to do your due diligence to find them. "If it sounds too good to be true......"

      Also keep in mind that most sellers (at least in my category of youtube views) do not promise sales, signups or anything other than the views purchased. I have 139 positive reviews and 1 negative that I got removed because I proved to Fiverr that I delivered on the gig. But he was upset that no sales came from the views, even though I state that in the gig.

      Bottom line as with any site like this or Ebay, you name it, you will have those that cheat, scam, and find a workaround. Just do your homework and you will be fine!
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      • Profile picture of the author Les Blythe
        Originally Posted by tonicemarketing View Post

        While I generally agree with most peoples sentiment here, there are some very good gigs and sellers on Fiverr. Myself being one of them. You just have to do your due diligence to find them. "If it sounds too good to be true......"

        Also keep in mind that most sellers (at least in my category of youtube views) do not promise sales, signups or anything other than the views purchased. I have 139 positive reviews and 1 negative that I got removed because I proved to Fiverr that I delivered on the gig. But he was upset that no sales came from the views, even though I state that in the gig.

        Bottom line as with any site like this or Ebay, you name it, you will have those that cheat, scam, and find a workaround. Just do your homework and you will be fine!
        I am, of course, just referring to the specific gig above. Let me make it clear - I've purchased a total of 53 gigs from Fiverr and only had (say 5) that I wasn't happy with.

        In fact one or two have pleasantly surprised me.

        Just have it clear in your mind what you're signing up for. In your case above you get views which may or may not boil down to subscribers or sales at the end of the day.

        In the case of the gig I specifically highlighted it was hyped up and it was crap. :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Dimitris Skiadas
      Originally Posted by Les Blythe View Post

      Heads Up Guys - the numbers don't lie!

      I bought a solo on Fiverr (it actually cost 2 gigs @ $5.00 each so it was $10.00)

      "I will send to 40,000 targeted members order this x 2 for $5"

      I got 163 "unique hits" and 1 signup from dawn@tigersoloadsplus.com (if that doesn't look dodgy - well then!)

      So my one (useless) subscriber cost me $10.00!!!

      The seller contacted me a couple of times trying to get me to remove my stinking review - no way am I doing that.

      BTW - since my crap experience 33 more people have ordered from this joker.

      Conclusion: inexperienced IM'rs are counting clicks only and not RESULTS of clicks.

      Oh, I usually convert between 35% & 48% ie. 163 uniques = 57 - 78 subscribers!!!

      You HAVE been warned. Hope it helps.
      I was 200% sure that this kind of services on Fiverr are crappy but never really heard a real review from a real person about this specific service.

      Thanks for your feedback, sorry about your 10$.

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    • Originally Posted by Les Blythe View Post

      "I will send to 40,000 targeted members order this x 2 for $5"
      It looks like your seller is doing this from four different Fiverr accounts. Several have really bad feedback, lots of negs.

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  • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
    You get what you pay for. No sane person would charge a few dollars
    for a mailing to a good list of 1000s of subscribers.
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  • Profile picture of the author khaiez
    I think,if the seller has over 30k-40k subscribers,why bother to chase only for 5 bucks?
    The $5 it self blinds the noob.
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  • Profile picture of the author CTonline09
    fiverr has its uses I mean you can get some great voice overs for 5 bucks, lots of good video marketing gigs as well as some good seo gigs.
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    • Profile picture of the author banx63
      Originally Posted by Colin Thompson View Post

      fiverr has its uses I mean you can get some great voice overs for 5 bucks, lots of good video marketing gigs as well as some good seo gigs.
      Agreed - Ive used it for voice overs, video logo, even the odd article but would never use it for a solo!
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin W
    I've always been under the impression that the seller can offer refunds to any negative reviews. Most buyers would probably take their money back over leaving a review.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    Fiverr is crap. Avoid it. I don't know really how its possible. but for some reasons I avoid Fiverr all the time.
    thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author prem khaira
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      Originally Posted by marketwarrior06 View Post

      Fiverr is crap. Avoid it. I don't know really how its possible. but for some reasons I avoid Fiverr all the time.
      thanks
      Fiverr is not "crap"...lol! They have lot's of awesome gigs...

      Then of course you have the shady ones...
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  • Profile picture of the author hadtic
    keep your money Fiverr solo's dont work i tested them for some research i am doing and the results were almost zero. Better spending a bit more and getting decent results.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Fiverr is a community within itself!

    So what I mean by this is that people could be helping each other out by leaving reviews at each others gigs to bump the scores up to the top ratings etc.

    It would be great to find such a solo ad seller but I cannot see this being the case this time round.

    Fiverr is great for some things but not for others.

    You are already at the right place anyway to find reputable sellers at decent prices.

    As for finding buyer lists well that is something you have to experiment with as you buy solo ads on a consistent basis.

    You will always find buyers from almost every solo ad you purchase as long as your OTO is an outstanding one.

    Hope this clears any confusion and all the best to all fellow warriors!
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingManUK
    Have run a few secret shopper tests on "gigs" in Fiverr and, not surprisingly, it is rife with fraud.

    There are sellers on the one hand offering unlimited bot traffic for the rest of your life and in their next gig seller "100% genuine human US traffic" (or wherever it's meant to have come from) also for $5.

    Do people actually buy these gigs, and if so what's the mentality? That it's only $5 so does it matter if you lose it. But that's 100% of your budget you'll never see again!
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  • Profile picture of the author louie6925
    This is the problem, with the whole IM thing at the moment, everybody is jumping on, in the belief that its an easy way to earn money! Nobody new wants to listen to fact, just the dream spinner guru's.

    What this results in, is a tons of newbies, thinking when they search fiverr and find gigs such as the OP mentioned, they think they have found bargain of a lifetime!!!

    ............people with such little common sense, are going to get scammed time and time again in this industry, and it sucks!!!! it makes me angry to the point that these people deserve to lose their $5 time and time again. If someone has a responsive list of 40,000 subscribers, in the knowledge that hundreds will unsubscribe from every solo they send, are they really going to risk that for $5 ($4 after paying fiverr their bit)???

    Seriously, anyone thinking thats a good deal without thinking logically is in for a rough ride in this industry and WILL lose alot of money, then give up and tell everyone IM is a scam!!............seen it time and time again!
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  • Profile picture of the author JabMonkey
    What I sell on Fiverr isn't crap.

    I have purchased a solo ad on there myself once and the results were not good. I also purchased 2 presenter videos - I supplied the script - and both of those guys did an outstanding job.

    But I know too that a lot of crap is being sold on Fiverr, no doubt.
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  • Profile picture of the author barryjames
    Fiverr is an excellent site for getting things done for $5-00. The gig provider actually only gets $4-00. Fiverr skims of $1-00 for their fees. I have used Fiverr several times and I will use them again. it is usually good value for money. But, a few times I have been ripped off by very poor service.

    But, hey! you are talking about paying more than $5-00 to park your car here in the UK for this sort of money!

    But would I expect a solo ad for the cost of parking my car? Come on guys get real. If it sounds too good to be true then it is too good to be true!

    You get what you pay for.

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  • Profile picture of the author mfarg
    Thanks for the heads up! I'll be avoiding that one!
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  • Profile picture of the author DramaConvention
    i do not suggest using fiverr for list building and solo ads, and it would be very bad experience if you select from some of these gigs.

    But there are some useful gigs and you can simply outsource your work there.
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  • Profile picture of the author sniperdomi
    I totally agree too you really have to be careful when you by some thing on fiverr. and 40000 people for five dollars is a joke.
    but there also some gig for solo ad where they say that they can send 20 people for five dollar and that looks better.

    But thank for all those information, I didn't know that people can ask for removing bad feedback.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomYevsikov
    fiverr, that company became very very shady, the only thing good about fiverr
    is graphic design gigs, they're fantastic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nexstair
      Originally Posted by TomYevsikov View Post

      fiverr, that company became very very shady, the only thing good about fiverr
      is graphic design gigs, they're fantastic.
      Yes, it proves as i have just completed more than 100 orders in design.fiverr.com/nexstair
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      • Profile picture of the author livo
        I personally would not bother with buying Solo ads they are probably just junk anyway.

        In fact a year ago i bought Facebook likes they did not work and now many Facebook accounts are being closed because of these fake likes.I have spent a lot of money trying various schemes on Fiverr that did not work.I would have been better off spending what i spent on Adwords at least they work!

        The same can be said for Fiverr ads that claim to get you traffic.

        The only ones really making money off Fiverr are the ones advertising.

        Sorry for going a liitle of topic but i just though you guys ought to know!
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Thanks for this lead. I'll check it out. At $5, the risk is minimal. Checking it out now.
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  • just think in $5 what you can expect.$5 is the very low amount.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    Bottom line....you get what you pay for and if it seems to good to be true, it almost always is.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    I wouldn't even do a search for solos on Fiverr, let alone contemplate buying one from there.

    Fiverr ok and serves a purpose but $5 solos... I mean c'mon, what do you expect?

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    • Profile picture of the author alaakhassa
      Come on guys, isn't there anyone whose had a SUCCESSFUL experience with Fiverr Solo Ads?
      Could they be exploited for easy CPA offers?

      Otherwise, tell me where to get leads for my mailing list

      That's a bad mark for you Fiverr solo ads vendors reading this
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    • Profile picture of the author Ray Liu
      I mean really, don't even think about it buddy.

      Just count with the cost of the subscriber and the fee of autoresponder, it won't be a good deal to sell with $5 per order.

      Don't forget fiverr has a transaction fee of $1 dollars so if they send out for $5 the profit would be only $4. Hardly explain that why does a solo ad vendor be there to send out quality traffic.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          2012 thread....bump it again next year?????
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    • Profile picture of the author Marian
      Originally Posted by xxxJamesxxx View Post

      I wouldn't even do a search for solos on Fiverr, let alone contemplate buying one from there.

      Fiverr ok and serves a purpose but $5 solos... I mean c'mon, what do you expect?

      James Scholes
      Well, expect lots of buyers! :-)

      Marian
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    I agree with you, the bare minimum for solo ad sevices usually start around $20 and Fiverr is not a good place to buy solo ads.

    I have a really good seller on my clone that sells solo ads (and she has very good feedback).... her most popular package is at $20
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  • Profile picture of the author mrelk159
    If it is too good to be true, then you know you its fake, and the 50,000 list, every single one of them are bots.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    anyone who provides a 50k solo ad for 5 dollars is most likely violating can-spam laws.
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  • Profile picture of the author 247acheiver
    We've all heard the old adage...you get what you pay for...this for sure rings truth for something as ludicrous as sending a solo to thousands of so called high quality leads for $5...I mean give me a friggin break
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  • Yea fiverr traffic is pretty bad, though I did order this one gig about a month ago that is still giving me visitors to one of my squeeze pages and an occasional opt in.

    But for sales.. nope.
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    • Profile picture of the author idiots89
      The only gigs I order, are to outsource the design, logos, voice-overs, mini-hooks and stuff like that. Fiverr was built for those people.

      The ones guaranteeing traffic are just bs artists. So don't bother.
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  • Profile picture of the author DustinSolerx39
    For the sake of argument, even though there are legit sellers on fiverr, how many clicks they can afford to give for $5? And what about quality? Definitely worth to find someone else from FB group or something
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  • Profile picture of the author moneyroad
    I will never buy solo ads on fiverr!!! Brought 2 times and both dissapointed me, no clicks, no sales. If from 50000 emails nobody comes to squeeze page then....
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  • Profile picture of the author fernelis2009
    Fiver it´s only good to look someone to design yourgraphys
    and some others services like video, audio, programing

    but in the online marketing services there are a lot of scam.
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  • Profile picture of the author LaunchPurveyor
    I'm sure those Fiverr guys send exclusively to their freebie list, not buyers. Then again, many solo ad providers outside Fiverr do the same thing but they're still some good ones out there which is probably unlikely with Fiverr.
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  • Maybe this will help you understand it. You have a fantastic list you built. I say hay Johnny send this aggressive email for me in a form of a solo ad and I"ll make you rich by making you profit a huge huge huge 4 dollars and you start jumping up and down of this amazing profit you are about to make 4 dollars! That's what fivver is you making 4 dollars isn't it great!
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  • Profile picture of the author Freebiequeen1999
    Yes fiverr is not great and IMHO has gotten worse

    yet there are still people writing these "reports" and moneymaker schemes that tell others to use "fiverr arbitrage"

    Fiverr might be ok for a logo or banner or something small....but what do you expect for 5 bucks?

    I think all the "views" and "get 1000 facebook fans" etc are just scams. Getting 10,000 robots to follow you on twitter means zip
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Brown
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    Goes without say, I wonder why you even have to waste a minute thinking about it.

    You pay crap, you get crap!
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  • Profile picture of the author reachintan
    i havent tried but one of my friend did...i have always believed in SMO but he was adamant of going on Fiverr...result he was not satisfied with the result in spite of many good reviews of seller...
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  • Profile picture of the author MouseandMice
    Who would have guessed that:

    1) Buying something for $5 that should be thousands is going to get you terrible results.
    2) The middleman allowing this to happen is also shady.

    What a time to be alive!
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  • Profile picture of the author driven2fly
    Fiverr is only good for certain things, Solo ads are the most Shady Marketing Technique. You are buying clicks to someone Else's highly recycled List who don't know you from ayota.
    I even tried Udimi and that was a Joke, you are better off spending your money on an expensive bottle of wine, at least you will feel good for a bit...
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  • Profile picture of the author VidasVegas
    In my opinion the best solo ads provider is udimi why? Udimi has integrated software that tracks all clicks and separates from fake or bot clicks that mean that I always get genuine clicks I pay for. I hope so this advice to use Udimi will gives you more leads and sales.
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    • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
      Originally Posted by VidasVegas View Post

      In my opinion the best solo ads provider is udimi why? Udimi has integrated software that tracks all clicks and separates from fake or bot clicks that mean that I always get genuine clicks I pay for. I hope so this advice to use Udimi will gives you more leads and sales.
      I buy from all private sellers I have found in Facebook groups and on this forum. I've had way better luck with private sellers. The results I got from Udimi were average at best. There are a lot of sellers there who are doing massive amounts of ad swapping and click banking and so chances are you are getting exposed to a lot of the same leads when you buy from there.

      There are a few good sellers there, though. I have had pretty good results from a few sellers, but the majority were sub-par. Just my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    I have extensive experience with solo ads. I've probably ordered close to 500 (if not more) of them in the last two years. In my experience I can honestly say that I don't remember ever paying less than $30 for 100 clicks, and that's low end. Most legitimate solo ad sellers are charging anywhere from $40-$80 for 100 clicks these days.

    I use Fiverr all of the time, but for things like ecovers, blog headers, logos, intro videos, etc. My theory lately has been to order from all sellers who have just posted their Gigs. The reason is because they are new sellers and they want their first good review so I have found they are willing to work harder to make me happy.

    I stay away from sellers with lots of experience and ratings because those are the ones that usually try to rake you over the coals with all kinds of upsells after you order. I call it the Fiverr "bait & switch." Fiverr has gone way downhill over the past year or two, and many people have mentioned it. Scammers operate on there completely unchecked most of the time, and the sheer amount of people who are illegally selling software and other premium info products on there is absolutely astounding.
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  • Profile picture of the author geekcodecreative
    I can't relate the the gigs being stated here by the OP, however from a stand point of Fiverr in general...it is not all shady. There are some hard working people out there but as someone above stated, you have to work hard to find those people. I do graphic work and WordPress work "starting at $5". Of course with gig packages and extras, these $5 gigs become so much more. Maybe these solo ads are working that way once you actually find and contact the good ones.

    But like MOST of the Fiverr community..."you get what you pay for".
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Originally Posted by Martin Lee Jr View Post

    Okay - Am I losing my mind or something?

    I have been at this I.M thing for a little over a year now, and I have become quite aware that Solo Ads at a bare minimum are about $20.00 (usually this number is a lot higher but I have seen some for $20) for a tiny list but never for $5.00.

    There are descriptions on there such as "I will send your Solo Ad to my list of 50,000 Responsive subscribers for $5.00." I repeat - Really?

    Haha - A list of 50,000 responsive buyers may at a minimum at least run anywhere from $400.00 to $1000 dollars...Right!

    But yet I read the reviews, (thumbs up everywhere) of people saying how great the gig performed. They say they receive so many clicks, and a few even say they received some opt-ins. Could these reviews all be friends of the seller and just be lying? Could they just all be newbies in the IM world, and think that thousands of clicks with no opt-ins or sales are acceptable?

    I was tempted to take $50.00 dollars and do a case study on 10 different solo ad gigs, but then figured it's probably a waste of time

    I would think they are all bots. I mean a few did get some opt ins but not one person said they made at least one sale.

    So I write this long (not that long) post to ask, have you purchased a solo ad gig from fiverr? If so what were your results?
    Buying from any solo vendor is a mistake. There's no price for a solo ad, just common prices for people who sell proposed solo ads in suggestive marketplaces such as IM forums. Many people take money only to buy traffic from autosurf programs.

    Those who know, know that it's a back scratching, sordid pool of social proof syndication.

    Effective solos (which are simply emails with a sole CTA) are for people who have dedicated, trusted business relationships. It's an inside business process, not an exposed Liberty.

    Shots in the dark are for untrained soldiers. The best, collaborate and share quality, viable prospects.

    Solo ads 'vendors' of any sort will only fluff out your numbers, pollute established lists and inflate your autoresponder subscription costs.



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  • Profile picture of the author Ripster
    OP, it's not about the quantity when buying solo ads.

    People focus on clicks and amounts and forget about the quality.

    Just because the reviews look good and the customer is satisfied with the numbers doesn't mean the quality of traffic is good and that it will convert well.
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  • First I would agree that it's very very very very very unlikely that a good solo ad seller would sell on fiver. But that being said we can't just make a blank statement someone might have a fantastic list and never sold a solo ad and wants to test with little his to him/her so they are a scam? We can't make blank statements they are often not true! The truth will set us free and the truth is what matters not blank statements!
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  • Profile picture of the author squeebo
    These guys might have figured out a scam. They offer, say, $0.10/week to each subscriber on their 40,000 long list, but the catch is the subscriber has to click on at least one offer per week to be paid. Some subscribers might run hundreds of email accounts and make $50/week. So the seller lies and says his 1,000 subscriber list is actually 40,000. His budget is $100/week, so he needs to sell 25 gigs/week to break even. Possible?
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    • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
      Originally Posted by squeebo View Post

      These guys might have figured out a scam. They offer, say, $0.10/week to each subscriber on their 40,000 long list, but the catch is the subscriber has to click on at least one offer per week to be paid. Some subscribers might run hundreds of email accounts and make $50/week. So the seller lies and says his 1,000 subscriber list is actually 40,000. His budget is $100/week, so he needs to sell 25 gigs/week to break even. Possible?
      I've run solos that got options in small groups like -

      bob123@gmail
      bob124@gmail
      bob125@gmail
      Etc.

      You're way ahead with Bing ads as at least you know you have a chance at a real prospect.

      If you can't turn a profit with high-quality ads, you never will with solos.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumon2k7
    Fiverr is making things too much affordable for people. It's just so amazing.
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  • Profile picture of the author dawoodkhan97
    I feel sorry for those people that buy solo ads from fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author megalinktraffic
    There are good solo ad providers who spellout what they do before
    doing their service .. you need to search and find the gems from
    the crowd : ask the seller about it and by the reply you get
    you can decide.. if a seller says that he offers his solo ad for
    sending to about 1700 subscribers and dont promise you the
    number of clicks or mere 30 clicks and few optins for your
    squeeze page or cpa offer then you MUST get that gig...
    because its genuine ...
    you need to find out the quality of the gig before ordering
    by asking simple questions and if you get exaggerated and
    hyped reply sure you need to take a u turn...
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  • Profile picture of the author Abu Dhabi
    Don't waste your Money and time with this poor traffic source!
    You don't even know where traffic are coming from!
    some of the customer not even receive a single click from that solo ads.
    Traffic not about price but quality!
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  • Profile picture of the author BuildMyRank
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    I used to buy traffic on Fiverr from a guy who claimed he got them by posting on Facebook Groups, I even saw activity and AdSense clicks, but it turns out he just sends traffic using Hitleap and generates ad clicks using Tor Browser.

    Fiverr is a real shady place!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonyaslist
    Solo ads on Fiverr?

    Been there, done that. Bot traffic 99% of the time.

    Just DON'T do it.

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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    I use Fiverr for a lor of things. I've gotten some great logos, blog headers, fan page headers, YT channel art, etc.

    However, I would NEVER purchase a solo ad from Fiverr. I've been buying solo ads for a long time now, and the average click price I pay for a solo is anywhere from .50 - .60 per click.

    Sure, maybe you can find clicks for .20 or less, but I can almost guarantee they are going to be bots or junk traffic such as from a safelist or traffic exchange.

    I also avoid sites like Udimi when it comes to buying solo ads. I find there are a lot of sellers on there who have absolutely no idea how to provide good clicks, and for the most part, their lists are burned out and very tired. There are sellers on there selling 100 click solos for $25 and $30, and you have to wonder why they would sell their clicks that cheap.

    I have somewhere in the range of 100-150 solid solo vendors that I do business with, and I can't remember the last time I paid less that $50 for 100 clicks. The logic behind it is simple. If a solo vendor is selling their clicks dirt cheap, it means that their list is most likely unresponsive and pretty burned out.

    It makes absolutely no sense for a seller to sell clicks that cheap if they have a responsive list. Why would someone let clicks go that cheap if they could just as easily promote a product to their list and probably make 3-5 times what they are selling solo clicks for?

    On the other hand, I have several sellers I use who charge $80 or more for 100 clicks, and I gladly pay it because I know that I am going to get the highest quality subscribers and most likely make sales.

    Be very wary of any solo seller who is peddling clicks for any less than .50 per click. Again, who would sell their clicks that cheap unless that was the ONLY way they could monetize their list? If they have gotten to the point where the most money they can make from 100 clicks from their subscribers is $25 or $30 then you can pretty much guarantee that list is JUNK, for lack of a better word.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    I wouldn't waste my time buying traffic from Fiverr,it's all junk/bot traffic. You're better off buying your traffic from a solo ad marketplace like Udimi. You can get 50 clicks for about $38.
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  • Profile picture of the author Olavski
    There is indeed a lot of traffic gigs you need to avoid. That's why I started my gig offering real Solo ad Traffic. Not really to make sales, but more to make a point. Just to say: "Hey all, real traffic costs money".
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin1977
    I thought before to buy traffic from fiverr.com, but I read here in warrior forum before it's not worth it, because you won't get opt-ins and sales. You can't get quality targeted traffic for $5.
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    I bought that before many years ago -> totally waste of time & money
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  • Profile picture of the author leebosheen
    It seem impossible. Its not actually $5 rather less than that for the seller if we include the fiverr fee
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  • Profile picture of the author amalrichard
    Yes Solo Ads in Fiverr is Utter waste.

    You can contact the Niche targeted Blog Owners and get Solo Ads from them for Low Price.

    Also it will quality and you may get even Sales with their list.

    Just try this.

    Just search in google Keyword + Blog.

    You can find some good blogs. Take the Blog URL and check Whois there you can get the blog owners Email. Contact and get the deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author lhlouiscom
    That's definitely so cheap $5...

    But normally the average I usually see is a minimum of $33

    Definitely test it out and if it works? keep going...

    Louis.
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  • Profile picture of the author SamNuku
    Why would you buy solo ads anyway? LOL. Let alone $5 solo ads? Seriously waste of money unless you burn ALOT of money finding decent ones in which case you may as well learn how to buy your own traffic in a search engine.

    I've put together some free training if anyones interested exposing solo ads. Inbox me i'm not going to spam a link here respect for the rules. Cheers #successwithsamii
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  • Profile picture of the author skymann
    If you get any traffic at all it's going to be very poor quality, just a waste of money.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeliverMatic
    Hi Guys,

    Great Subject!

    Solo ads can be a minefield if you dont know what you are doing.

    $5 for a mailout to 40,000 emails is very suspicious.

    1. How did they build the list
    2. Is the list "Buyers" or "Freebie Seekers"
    3. How often have they been emailed already.

    Very often, the hits come from bots and you dont get many of your own subscribers
    or any sales at all.

    DeliverMatic
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Isaac
    Originally Posted by Martin Lee Jr View Post

    Okay - Am I losing my mind or something?

    I have been at this I.M thing for a little over a year now, and I have become quite aware that Solo Ads at a bare minimum are about $20.00 (usually this number is a lot higher but I have seen some for $20) for a tiny list but never for $5.00.

    There are descriptions on there such as "I will send your Solo Ad to my list of 50,000 Responsive subscribers for $5.00." I repeat - Really?

    Haha - A list of 50,000 responsive buyers may at a minimum at least run anywhere from $400.00 to $1000 dollars...Right!

    But yet I read the reviews, (thumbs up everywhere) of people saying how great the gig performed. They say they receive so many clicks, and a few even say they received some opt-ins. Could these reviews all be friends of the seller and just be lying? Could they just all be newbies in the IM world, and think that thousands of clicks with no opt-ins or sales are acceptable?

    I was tempted to take $50.00 dollars and do a case study on 10 different solo ad gigs, but then figured it's probably a waste of time

    I would think they are all bots. I mean a few did get some opt ins but not one person said they made at least one sale.

    So I write this long (not that long) post to ask, have you purchased a solo ad gig from fiverr? If so what were your results?
    Don't. Do not. Absolutely do not.

    Search WarrioForum for posts about solo ads scams and learn about the scam that's going on.

    If you're really eager about throwing money away, I'll be happy to take it.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Author
    Hi Martin,

    I agree with Jordan, and the logic certainly does not compute you're quite right. I can't help but ask myself "If someone has a Responsive List THAT Size" - Then why on Earth are they trying to sell $5 gigs to earn an income? - Just a thought...
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  • Profile picture of the author ringolevio
    Hi
    I'm affraid I have to agree with you as I did invest money on Fiverr for solo ads but they had no real affect. I was dubious as I had never seen prices for solo ads that low but it's like everything else in life, nothing ventured, nothing gained. I guess you live and learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author jordel
    this is an old post but crazy enough people still buy solo ads on fiveerr!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    some of the solo ads selling on popular sites such as U.D. are crap, so just how crap do you think they will be in places like FIVERR...... lol.

    *DANG!!!* :-0
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