A few weeks ago I woke up to a little bit of a “different” morning.
As I rolled out of bed at my usual 9:30 am wake up interval… Checked my Facebook, logged into my Infusionsoft account… and then checked my e-mail… I noticed something…
I had a rather strange voicemail on my Google + account…
It was from a distraught member of a Home Business opportunity I used to be a part of, who was unfortunately in a very rough spot.
“Hey Misha, I need help. I don’t know what to do moving forward… Solo Ads are the only form of traffic generation I’ve ever felt comfortable with, but I just got scammed out of nearly $2,000. I hear you use them in your business. Please help! I don’t know what I did wrong, and I don’t know what to do moving forward. I can’t believe I just lost all this money… And don’t know where to go moving forward.”
Now, in case you don’t know what a Solo Ad is, a Solo Ad is simply when you pay someone else to send an e-mail out to their list with your ad in it. So, if I were to pay Tim and Ferny to e-mail there list with my text ad contained within, that would be a Solo Ad.
Now, back to the story…
I called the woman (who’s name we’ll leave anonymous for privacies sake) immediately… as I wanted to understand the full story, and needed to see where she had gone wrong in her journey.
She explained to me how she had just upgraded to the highest level in her home business opportunity, and how she thought that was the key to creating profits with her advertising. She took action and got all in, but then needed traffic to jumpstart her business.
She had heard that Solo Ads could work well and liked the simplicity that they presented (there’s really nothing tech related with Solo Ads)… so she took immediate action and jumped in head first.
She reached out to 2 vendors that she found in Facebook and Skype groups, and ordered as much traffic as humanly possible.
She was hungry for a fast start in her new business, and was willing to spend the last of her budget in order to get going quickly.
She ordered 2 separate 1,000 click packages, then sat back and waited for the sales to roll in.
What happened next though, completely crushed her, just like it does so many Marketers…
She only ever got 1 of the 1,000 click packages even delivered, and made ZERO sales from the total $2,000 invested. The vendor that delivered his clicks claimed to have done his job, and the other vendor went completely missing in action.
She managed to generate about 100 leads, but most of them weren’t even from the english speaking countries (the countries that have most of the people who are most likely to buy). The e-mail list that she build with the ads was good for practically nothing, and she was left at point A. having been ripped off out of $2,000 by crappy Solo Ad vendors.
Vendors that had zero intention of sending her real, quality traffic, who’s sole goal was to take her advertising dollars, and leave her with nothing to show for it.
She had been blatantly scammed with her Solo Ad efforts, and was on the verge of quitting the industry in whole.
I talked her down off the cliff, and explained that unfortunately, this tends to just be part of the process…
“At one point or another, we were all exactly where you are right now. We’ve all lost money on Advertising campaigns, and with Solo Ads, if you don’t take necessary precautions, chances are you may very well get scammed. It happened to me when I was first getting started, and while I know it hurts, you shouldn’t hold it against yourself for having it happen to you. It really is just part of the process.”
I then asked her if she wanted to hear what she should have done differently in order to have better results with her Solo Ad Marketing… and she reluctantly agreed…
What came next, was a “mini solo ad masterclass” when it comes to the vendor selection process… And something that anyone who’s trying to use or wants to learn Solo Ad Marketing can learn from.
“Firstly, you NEVER want to purchase clicks as blindly as you did. You want to take each Solo Ad vendor through a very specific and somewhat rigorous “Quality Assurance” process in order to know that they’re the real deal.
Connect personally with each vendor over Skype or Facebook.
Review there sales pages and look for realistic testimonials (opt-in rates of 35%-45%, and sales conversion rates 0f 1%-2% ) from individuals in similar home business opportunities to what you’re promoting.
Look for pictures of the vendor themselves, and ideally look for a video of them on their sales page. Then try and match the photo to their Social Media profiles in order to ensure that they’re actually a real person.
If a vendor has all of those things going for them on their sales page, and are easy to connect with on a personal level, chances are they’re in business for the long haul, and aren’t just looking to take your money and run.
Due Diligence When It Comes To The Vendor Selection Process Outlined Above… It’ll Pay Dividends.
Next, double check that the vendor is willing to use your solo ad swipe copy for congruency purposes, and ONLY purchase from vendors who agree to do so. Never send without using your own swipe copy, and if the vendor refuses, move onto the next.
Make SURE That You ONLY Purchase From Vendors Who Will Send With Your Swipe Copy.
Ask the vendor if they can deliver 80%-85% top tier traffic (traffic from the primary english speaking countries), and let them know that you’ll be tracking those metrics. Tell them that if they under-deliver, you’ll want either more traffic, or a refund.
Double check with each provider that they’ll be sending your ad to their own in house e-mail list, and won’t be using any exit pop traffic, traffic exchanges, click rotators, safe-lists, or brokered lists. Tell them that you don’t just want traffic, but more specifically you want a Solo Ad.
Lastly, double check that the vendor hasn’t sent the offer you’re promoting to their list very recently (from maybe another affiliate). Chances are if they have, their list will be immune to your offer, and you won’t make many sales whatsoever. If they have sent my offer out recently, I like to wait at-least 3 weeks from the last send as to ensure that their list isn’t immune out on my offer.
Make SURE You Double Check That Their List Ins’t Burned Out On Your Offer!
After you’ve found a vendor who matches all the criteria listed above, buy a 200 click package to test responsiveness. I like to buy 200 clicks, because if your capture page is converting at 40%-50% (which it should be), that will give you 80-100 leads. With 80-100 leads coming through your funnel, you should see at-least 1 sale after followup. When you see those numbers, 40%-50% opt-in rates, and a sale from every 80-100 leads, its time to scale.
The main thing to remember is not to rush the scaling process. Scale from 200 clicks to 300 clicks, and look for the same numbers in relative percentages. Look for 40%-50% opt-in rates, and at-least one sale from every 80-100 leads added that come through your funnel. If your numbers continue to stay consistent across the board, continue to scale. If they don’t stop immediately.
Scale Slowly And Incrementally As Your Numbers Stay Consistent.
Usually for those on tight budgets, I don’t recommend to scale above 250 clicks, as with the smaller packages you for more control, and the vendor is more likely to send his best clicks to your offer. He/she will want to impress you into coming back for more business on a bigger level (where the real money’s at for them).
The main thing to focus on is the vendor selection process. If you focus on finding high quality vendors, everything else will take care of it-self, and you’ll find Solo Ads work EXTREMELY well for your business.
If you buy from the wrong people though, and do it without any real structure, you’ll lose money almost every time, and may even get out-right scammed.”
With a refreshed sense of optimism, she thanked me for my time, and asked me how I learned Solo Ads myself.
I told her that I had been lucky enough to get some good mentoring at crucial times, and that from there I had optimized the process myself.
She thanked me for my time, and we went on our way.
The fact of the matter is, that no matter what source of traffic you pick to use, if other people are having success with that same traffic source, you can too. It just comes down to learning the skills necessary in order to do so.
Solo Ads are exactly the same. If you learn to use Solo Ads effectively, they will be one of the best and most reliable sources of traffic for you to tap into. They’re VERY simple to use, and don’t require you to spend all day hunched over in front of your laptop trying to figure out complicated back-linking strategies or crazy keyword algorithms.
I’ve built my entire business to the now multiple six figure mark using nothing but Solo Ads…
…And the truth is… I’m not the only one having success.
“…285 optins and multiple sales and upsells in one week”
“Within a week of implementing the lessons learned with Misha’s “Solo Ad Success Formula”, I had generated 285 opt-ins, multiple sales, and up-sells. I’m excited for the results I’ve gotten here, and I’m excited for the results you’ll get as well” – Korey Niese
“Since implementing his Solo Ad training I’m now in the top 25 on the leader-boards”
I just want to give a shout-out to Misha Wilson. His training and coaching has been amazing. It’s helped me grow by leaps and bounds and has allowed me to make a ton of headway in my business. Since implementing his Solo Ad training I’m now in the top 25 on the leader-boards! – Ed Kowalski
“..I am now, on the leader-boards…”
Hey Misha, I just wanted to send you a quick testimonial about your training and personal coaching. You’re very specific and detailed about how you can generate traffic and leads for your business with Solo Ads and more importantly use leverage in doing so. After implementing your advice I finally started to generate leads and sales for my business, and am now, for the very first time on the leader-boards! Thanks Misha!” – Evan Dimitrakopoulos
“This course gave me clarity and I was able to take action and this got me on the leader board for those who got the most leads in a week for an opportunity I am promoting.”
Hi, I just want to write a short testimonial for Misha Wilson’s Solo Ad Success Formula.
If you are confused and overwhelmed about how to market your opportunity on the internet then you should get this Solo Ad course because before I got this course I was confused and going nowhere in my marketing effort. This course gave me clarity and I was able to take action and this got me on the leader board for those who got the most leads in a week for an opportunity I am promoting. This is an awesome course and it will show you where to find the best solo Ad vendors, how to avoid the pitfalls in solo ads, how to speak to and what to look for in a solo ad vendor so you can weed out the fake ones, how to craft your email swipe and many other valuable content that will enable you to be successful on your marketing. When you have clarity you will know what to do and you will not be scared to take action…if you want to be successful with Solo Ads this course is what you need to point you in the right direction…so go get your copy you will regret it. – Dominic Uziewe
I’ve found that the most direct path for my students to have success with Solo Ads, is to allow them to tap into my “Proven To Convert Solo Ad Vendors“. A list of my top 20 vendors, who I purchase from over and over and over again, and who always send high quality traffic and leads.
It’s the most direct path out of overwhelm, and into profit mode… and will allow you to run Solo Ads in an almost “fail-proof” fashion. It’s the exact resource that all of my top earner students have tapped into, and are the exact traffic sources that have allowed me to stay atop the leaderboards in the opportunity I promote for nearly a year!
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They’re my way of “leveling the playing field” for the newbie Marketer, and are the most direct path to profits with WHATEVER business you’re promoting.
Once tapped into you’ll find your traffic and lead generation problems become a thing of the past, and you’ll be on your path to top earner status in no-time!
Now, because I realize that time is our most valuable asset, and because I appreciate you taking some time out of your day to read this post and invest in learning the skills necessary to grow a successful business, I’ve put together something VERY VALUABLE, that you can claim 100% free.
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P.S. It’s my firm belief that as long as someone else is having success with a given source of traffic, you can too. Saying anything otherwise would be completely illogical, and would more or less mean that you believe you can’t do something that someone else has already proved possible.
Such limiting beliefs are the very thing that will KILL any chance of you being successful… and are the first and foremost thing you must focus on overcoming.
Whether it’s Facebook PPC, Youtube Ads, PPV, or Solo Ads, you can most definitely use that form of traffic effectively in your business, and you can accomplish any level of result that someone else has already proved possible.
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