“I came across this post the other day just doing my thing in the Warrior forum and just wanted to share. Seems like they have removed the thread. Just some food for thought.”
Earlier this year I had nothing, no income, no traffic, no funnel. I was a complete newbie in the solo ad world. Today I am making over $5,000 per month and it continues to grow month after month.
In this thread I want to show you exactly how a solo ad business works, and how you can start one. Even if you are as complete a newbie as I was what seems like so long ago.
Why am I doing this?
I want to give something back to the community that has helped me out so much. I also am tired of seeing so called “gurus” charging people hundreds of dollars for information that can be easily found on this forum. And I suppose today I am just feeling generous
I am not tying to sell you anything at all, nor am I pre-selling an upcoming WSO, so let your guard down and enjoy!
What is a Solo Ad Business?
A solo ad is a way for an internet marketer to drive traffic to his squeeze page. Say you have just set up a brand new squeeze page, your very excited to start building a list but you are not sure how to drive traffic to it so people will start opting in. You decide to go find a person who already has a big list and you pay them to send out an email to their list promoting your squeeze page. That is what a solo ad is.
Solo ads are charged per click generally in the 50/100/150/200 click increments. The going rate (it varies depending on the reputation of the seller and where you are buying it) is between $0.30-$0.50 per click.
So as a solo ad business owner I have a have a large list that people pay me to email out too. It really is as simple as that.
How to get a list:
Well that’s all well and good, but how exactly do you grow a list to be able to sell solos? This is where most people fall flat there is the hard way to do this and the easy way.
Most people only know about the hard way. The hard way is creating a blog, or article marketing, or FB ads, ect. I’m sure some people have success with them, but honestly for our purposes the time put in is not worth the results.
So how do I build a list from scratch the easy way (and for free)?
You can use 2 different methods: Ad swapping and Click banking
Ad swapping is when you make an agreement with another list owner to promote each other squeeze pages and send the same amount of clicks to each other. This generally happens on the same day.
Click banking is like adswapping however instead of you swapping clicks at the same time you agree to send the other list owner a certain amount of clicks (lets say 200) over a period of time. Once you have sent him the total 200 clicks he turns around and sends you the 200 back. This method is generally used for newer list builders who can’t send a large amount of clicks with one email.
Now before we get into exactly how to start your list let me show you how my funnel is set up.
So lets break this funnel down: P.S I couldn’t get the picture of the Funnel in this post. If you leave me your email. I’ll send over the original doc I took of it.
Traffic comes in through my squeeze page. If they do not optin then an exit redirect sends them to a secondary squeeze page to try and grab their email one last time. (yes exit redirects are annoying however after using them it has increased my total conversion rate by 18%!)
Once they have opted in I send them to an OTO page (the OTO I use is priced at $2 and converts around 10% which is not bad, you do not have to have an OTO page though and can send them directly to the redirect page.
If they decide to purchase my OTO then I add them to my buyers list and send them to the purchase download page.
If however they do not buy the OTO then I send them to my redirect page. What this page is, is a very simple page with text saying thank you so much for opting in, your report/gift is on its way to your email. In the mean time check out this other amazing offer. After 5 seconds (long enough to read it) the page automatically redirects them to one of 2 pages.
Using a geo-targeted link rotator (a piece of software that automatically detects what country their IP is from and sends them to whatever website you want based on location) I either send them to a clickbank partners squeeze page or a PPL squeeze page.
What is PPL?
PPL stands for Pay Per Lead. Basically it is a program that will pay you $0.50-$1.50 for every optin that you send them. There are a couple of them floating around and they open and close but if you are interested in knowing which ones I am currently using shoot me a PM.
PPL will only accept traffic from certain countries (generally USA< Canada, UK, Australia, ect). So I use my link rotator to only send those countries traffic to the PPL pages and the rest go to my click bank partners.
So now that I have walked you through my funnel lets talk about how to start and grow a list from nothing.
For your first 300 subscribers you should use click banking. What you do is approach current solo ad sellers and other list builders and just ask them if they are looking for click banking partners. They can be found in the various skype and facebook groups for list builders. Do a search in facebook groups and you will find a ton of different groups.
Here are a couple groups:
Once you find some people who are looking for click banking partners ask if they can send traffic first (most will be fine with it). Set up several clickbank partners sending clicks to you and then on the other end of your funnel have several clickbanking partners you are sending traffic too (the redirect after people have opted in).
Be careful you do not overdue it though, because most squeeze pages convert at around 50% you will only be sending half of the clicks you are recieving so you have to be careful not to run yourself into to much click debt.
300-2000 and beyond!
If you actually take action and do this you will have 300 subscribers within a day or two (it took me when I first started about 9 hours).
Once you hit 300 subscribers you can start sending some adswaps. With a solo ad list you will not be developing a relationship with it and as such your open and click through rate is going to be pretty low (industry average is around 1-1.5%). Never send more than twice per day, as tempting as it is, anymore than that and you risk the chance of being banned by aweber/getresponse or whoever your email provider is.
Continue to bank clicks and adswap and within a week or two you will be at the 1500-2000 subscriber mark. Once you hit the 2,000-2,500 subscriber mark you can start too sell solo ads! Sending 2 emails out you will be able to sell 50 clicks. Currently the going rate is around $20 for 50 clicks.
Congragulations, you are now making a minimum of $20 per day, every day with very very little work.
Keep click banking, keep adswapping and grow that list. What I did was initially I reinvested 100% of my profits back into buying solo ads from sellers and was able to grow my list to over 15,000 subscribers within 3 months. And at that point I was able to sell 200-300 click solo ads every day for about $135 per solo ad. Thats $135 per day, with almost zero work.
Keep clickbanking, keep adswapping and reinvest a portion of your profits and before you know it you are making a full time income working an hour or so a day from anywhere with a internet connection.
This really is the easiest way to make money online that I have tried (and before I found solo ads I have tried them all).
Sorry for such a long post but I wanted to share some of my knowledge. Now I challenge you to take action and actually go do it! I just told you exactly how to make a full time income online (and it is not hard at all).
I wish all of you the best and I hope to see you all on a beach in Thailand very soon!!
GO TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW!!!!!
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