The Truth About Solo Ads

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Okay for this article I’m going to be completely honest and tell you the truth about solo ads. This post is not going to be long at all. I’m going to say what I want to say and leave it at that. This article is based upon my personal experience and may be much different from yours and that’s okay. It may seem like i’m ranting a little but I want to be honest and hopefully save you some time and money.

What are solo ads?

Solo ads, in a nutshell, are basically Money making or internet marketing opportunity ads that a seller posts online. The visitor sees the ad, has an interest, and fills out a form wanting to know how to make money online. The seller collects their email and name and sells it to the purchaser (you and me)for as low as 5o cents to as much as 1.50 per click.The seller has lots of names and email addresses of people who want info on a money making opportunity. As soon as you make your purchase of clicks that you want, your opportunity will be shown to the people who requested more information based on the amount of clicks you bought. Your program will be shown via email. If the visitor, otherwise known as the prospect, likes your opportunity, they will invest in the business and you will have a sale.

Pros and Cons

Obviously there are pros and cons with solo ads just like anything else right? First I’ll start with the pros. Solo ads are probably the fastest way to build your list. The bigger your list, the greater the chance you stand to make a lot of money. Some people say the money is in the list. I think the money is in the value that you offer to your list. With a single purchase, you can have hundreds of leads going through your funnel. The key word here is leverage. If you don’t have much money to invest, you can buy a solo ad for as low as 4o, 50 bucks.

The Cons of solo ads are you can lose a lot of money by buying solos that are crap. Some solo ad sellers are scamming purchasers out of their money by selling old leads or clicks. Sometimes these clicks are bots. The thing that I don’t like is if you get clicks that do not convert to sales, there is really no remedy. You have to take a loss. The thing with solo ads is that you never know what kind of traffic your getting or if they are really targeted as the sellers claim they are. You may get one sale out of one hundred clicks but it is what it is. It’s the risk you take.

In conclusion, This is the truth about solo ads in my opinion. Again, your experience may be different. I want to share a story with you in regards to solo ads. I’ve purchased quite a few solo ads from different vendors. I want to share the one big loss that really opened my eyes and revealed to me the truth about solo ads. I recently purchased 500 clicks from a guy that calls himself the king of solo ads. He’s known as the go to guy for solo ads.

Anyway, it was my first run with him so I decided to take the leap of faith and put up 700 bucks for 500 clicks. While I did get about a 4o-50% opt in, I only got one upfront sale! Now “what a minute” I thought to myself. This guy who is supposed to be the solo ad guru produced average results for me. I was expecting at least 4-5 upfront sales but it didn’t happen that way. I

t was shocking because he’s considered “the guy”. Boy did I learn my lesson. I’ve purchased lower amount of clicks and got better results than this guy’s deal. In my humble opinion, you can get sales from solo ads, however, they are low performing and not the best source of quality traffic.

Fortunately for me I’ve discovered a trusted traffic source that I will use from now on. Not only did I get great results, I got outstanding customer service! Their traffic isn’t solo ads, google ads or Facebook ads. Check it out here.

It works better than those sources. Oh by the way, FB is not a fan of money making opportunities and will implement changes next year that will definitely affect internet marketers unless they are savvy and crafty enough to market their offers.

Currently, their offering a black Friday special until Monday night where you can take advantage of their quality traffic packages at discounted rates. Click here to check it out.

About the author:

Calvin Moss is a blogger and home business professional. He is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

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Why your company website is not enough.

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When we first get started in network marketing, we are given a company replicated website to promote. Typically what we do is go online and start promoting the website on social media. The problem  with replicated websites is that we are all given the same one that says the same thing. Whether we realize it or not, these websites have been seen before. Most marketers are promoting them the wrong way which is one of the reasons people are not signing up.

If you want to sign people up online, please understand that it is going to require some work and ingenuity in many cases. After all, someone did tell them that they are going to make a million dollars in six months. As soon as that didn’t happen, they became reluctant about whether “those things” really work.

Company websites don’t work for the following reasons:

  1. Everyone has them– As mentioned above, if everyone has them, they have been seen before. You need to create pages that no one has used or very few people have used. More importantly, you need to have YOUR OWN message on the website, not a generic message.
  2. Can’t capture emails- company replicated websites can not capture emails so you can follow up with prospects through auto responding messages. The relationship is built and extended through short powerful messages that are created to  educate the prospect to make a decision  to get started. This is important because most people do not make quick business decisions.
  3. Don’t provide value- When I say no value, I’m not speaking of the health and/or financial benefits. I mean providing some content that shares tips on what’s needed to build a successful business.

 

In conclusion, hopefully you have a better understanding of why company replicated websites are not enough. If you are online promoting the same company websites with the same message, then more than likely when prospects sees it, they ignore it. You have to bring something different to the table of marketing. Instead of branding themselves, marketers are branding their companies. That doesn’t make sense because their companies are already branded.

Learn how to create capture pages and apply your own unique message on them. Learn how to create copy that provides solutions to your prospects problems. In addition, generate  leads, manage and follow up with them using this app. It’s like your own personal assistant that you download to your cellphone to keep you abreast of what’s going on in your business. The best thing about it, is that it doesn’t matter what business or product you’re promoting.

If you do this, you will win online. Just posting your link is not enough because everyone has a link. What is going to distinguish you from the rest?  You’ve got to invest in yourself and business. Learn and implement internet marketing strategies so you will have the results you’re looking for. Most people don’t have the time to build offline so online is the best course of action. Don’t be like the 90% who fail online. Do what the winners do to win.

About the author:

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Calvin Moss is a blogger and home business professional. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter. He is on Instagram and Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why most people have a hard time building their business.

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There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to build a business but getting no where. It seems like your dreams are rapidly fading before your very eyes. We know that building a business is hard however, we didn’t think it was this hard.

People have a hard time building their business for several reasons. I will go over some of the reasons that I have experienced. Building a business can seem like a daunting task. Friends and family offering ridicule etc.

so here are some of the reasons why people are having a hard time building their business:

No daily routine or lack of a daily activity.

If you want to succeed in business, you need a plan of action. At the end of the day, how many people did you talk to, mail samples/business info to? how many calls did you make? How many samples did you give out? If you are not moving forward in your business, you are moving backward by default.

Afraid to talk to strangers.

When we where young, we were told not to talk to strangers. It is no wonder why as adults, we don’t like to talk to strangers! There are times when we just don’t want to talk to anyone, but the big money is made dealing with people you don’t know. Of course only talking to friends and family will cause you to have a hard time in business. There are hundreds, even thousands of people who possibly want what you have to offer. But you gotta talk to them.

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Unable to offer samples of the company product.

One thing people love is the word free. People love trying new products for free. Unfortunately, many companies do not offer a free service or product that consumers can try before they buy. This is not to say that you can’t do well if you don’t offer samples. I just believe that if you have a product that’s in big demand and you can offer as a sample such as this product, you will really do well faster depending on your work ethic etc.

No self belief or confidence.

Network marketing is a simple business. It’s not easy, but it’s simple. If you are going to have even a little bit of success, you must believe you can have it. The problem is most home business owners do not believe which is why their actions are a result of what they believe. You can read all of the books on confidence and belief but the only way to gain confidence and belief is to do that which you fear period.

Think they have to know it all.

Yet another reason why most people have a hard time building their business is because they think they need to know it all. Every company has a presentation be it an online video or DVD that you can use to educate a prospective candidate. You never need to know everything. Utilize tools to answer your prospects questions.

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No money to invest in own business and oneself.

In business, you need to invest and re-invest in your business. There is really no such thing as something for nothing especially when you are thinking long term. It amazes me how so many people are looking for deals that require no initial investment on their part. You cannot have success with a real business unless you are willing to pay a price. The same goes for oneself. You should be reading books that motivate, educate and inspire you. Most companies offer a recommended reading list. The list is compiled with books that have influenced millions of men and women. You should be reading something regularly regarding business and personal development.

In conclusion, these are some of the reasons why most people have a hard time building their business. If you treat your business like a hobby, it will pay you like a hobby. We have a hard time because we make it hard. A few simple disciplines will go a long way.

About the author:

Calvin Moss is a writer/blogger and networking professional. He lives in New  York City with his wife and daughter.

 

 

MLM Marketing Training

MLM marketing training is important for your network marketing business. The reason why is because the training will give you information that will assist you to get results in your business. One of the common complaints in home business is that I did everything my sponsor told me to do, I made a list of friends and family, I went to the malls and coffee shops. I did cold calling, gave out flyers and  I’m still not getting sales. This causes people to give up and believe that there is some special tip that is not disclosed to the network marketing industry.

Doing the above things still work but they do not work for everyone because our schedules and life vary from person to person. Network marketing is a business that either  punishes or rewards you for the career you had prior to network marketing. One of the reasons why some people advance quickly through the ranks is because they have a supportive warm market and business connections in their prior careers. They happen to be people of influence in many cases. Look at it like this, a person who is a director or manager in the corporate setting may have a rolodex of 1000 contacts. Because he is influential, he can make a phone call and get people to join him. In corporate America, people are making connections all day to advance their careers and companies. The average person doesn’t have those connections that’s why he or she is frustrated. For this reason, MLM marketing training is necessary to succeed in today’s network marketing era.

Another reason why you need marketing training is because a million people are promoting the same business program that you are marketing. Furthermore, there are millions more marketing something else. You are competing for the attention of your prospects along with other marketers. Why should they join you and not someone else?  Many networkers cannot answer that question so they continue to spam and pitch their business hoping to get someone to join them. You have to offer your prospect something that another marketer cannot. So because most network marketers have nothing else to offer besides a join me link, they continue to struggle. All of that can be changed with some marketing training.

In conclusion, we all need marketing training. We must be willing to learn and grow in order to succeed in MLM. This business is about building relationships. One of the best ways to build a relationship is to be a person of value and offer something for free. Your net worth is connected to your network. Your success is dependent on your personal development training and marketing training.

About the author:

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Calvin Moss is a writer/blogger and home business entrepreneur. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. He is also on Facebook.

 

 

 

Daily Action Plan For Guaranteed Success

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When it comes to succeeding in network marketing, there must be a daily action plan for guaranteed success. Your willingness to take action will result in your success or lack thereof. Taking action and succeeding in one day doesn’t occur in one day. You must take consistent daily action. At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself, what did I do today to move me forward in my business tomorrow?

Many new reps neglect the action part. They only prospect their friends, family and co-workers. As soon as they get rejected, they say these deals don’t work. Network marketing is not a deal, like let’s make a deal or something. Network marketing is a business. It is a plan that can give us financial freedom in due time if we allow it. So what is the daily action plan for guaranteed success? There are daily action plans that include both passive and active strategies.

I will go over a few of them. A passive strategy is called indirect prospecting. A video, blog or an ad is an example of this kind of strategy. Many new beginners focus mainly on this type of marketing. This is because there is no face to face contact and rejection. You can succeed with this strategy but it takes time.

An active strategy is called direct prospecting. Talking face to face, handling out product information, cold calling, attending network events are examples of this plan. This is the painful part of the business because you have to get out of your comfort zone to talk to people. We all come from different walks of life. Many of us have emotional baggage that we bring to the home business industry. This baggage contributes to us quitting at the slightest hint of resistance, and calling network marketing a scam.

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I believe you should use a direct(active) and indirect(passive) strategy to promote your business. They can be paid or free. Both strategies can generate leads and get eyeballs on your content and business program.

In conclusion, a daily action plan for guaranteed success is crucial to your personal and business growth. You should also read books on personal development and leadership. Do some marketing training as well. Experiment with different methods to see which one works best for you. Be creative and most important don’t quit.

Much Success,

Calvin Moss

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