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.

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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 Most people don’t make any money online.

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If you’re like most of us, you came across an advertisement that says learn how you can make x amount of dollars per month. You probably thought it was a scam but you went ahead and took a look at it. You read some testimonials of people who were getting great results but were not sure if you could get them. Maybe those folks are the lucky ones you thought. They probably have a “hook up” you pondered.

While it is normal to have some skepticism, it is abnormal to  be completely close minded especially without doing any objective research. I want to talk about why people don’t make any money online and hopefully shed some light on the matter. I will also talk about the solution to making money online.

Okay, so here’s why most people don’t make any money online:

  1. They think everything is a scam– yes there are a lot of scams online. However, it is YOUR responsibility to do your own due diligence to find out which ones are scams are which ones are not. There are many wonderful opportunities that will allow you to realize your dreams and goals. But you have to examine the company, track record and owners of the company. In doing this often, you will be able to discern better.
  2. Push button mindset– This mindset probably affects about 90% of the marketers online. Sure it would be nice to push a button and get all the sales we want and become millionaires. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. It seems as if people brought their job mentality to free enterprise and expect to make it big overnight. If they didn’t make it big overnight at their jobs, what makes them think they’re gonna make it big overnight in their own business? Go figure. Furthermore, when they don’t make it big guess what they say? I knew it was a scam.
  3. Don’t want to invest any money in their business- It amazes me that people want to charge top dollar for their products and services but what all the training etc without any investment for free. Only broke people think like that. Real successful people know that they have to invest in themselves and their business. They know that there’s no such thing as everything for nothing in return. While there are good resources that you can get for free, the best resources will cost you. One of the most important assets you have is time. Free will cost you time, paid will save you time. So invest in your business, this is not the lottery.
  4. Don’t want to work with a mentor-I think there was a song by Frank Sinatra titled ” I did it my way”. That’s exactly what most marketers agree to. They want to do it their way instead of working with someone who did it and got results with it. Entrepreneurs work with people who are better entrepreneurs than they are. They are called mentors. We all need mentors who can help us to become better. This is because we don’t know everything and require guidance especially in business. Most of us were taught to become employees by employees not entrepreneurs. In order to go from an employee to an entrepreneur, you need to taught by entrepreneurs.

In conclusion, These are the reasons why most people don’t make any money online. Making money online requires a plan and action consistently. Just like you went to school to consistently to get the degree for the profession you’re hopefully in, the same applies for the entrepreneur. You have to learn before you can earn. However, most people want to earn before they learn and that’s insane.If you seriously want to make money online and are willing to invest in yourself and business click here.

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About the author:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five things needed to build a successful online business

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Many people have decided to work from home but online. Working online is by far the smartest decision you can make because it allows you the ability to leverage the internet. Over the last five years or so, the online business community has probably doubled in size. Before making a decision to build a business online, there are five things needed to start and grow a successful online business.

Belief

The first thing that is needed is Belief. You have to belief that you are able to become a successful entrepreneur. One of the reasons people quit on their dreams is because they do not belief in themselves. Furthermore, they do not believe in their products or services. If you do not believe in you how do you expect others to believe in you? By the way, no one should ever believe in you more than you believe in yourself. Your belief in yourself is detrimental to your success as an online entrepreneur, especially when there’s so much competition in the marketplace.

A good company

The second thing you need in order to build a successful online business is a good company. You need a company that has a proven track record of producing successful entrepreneurs. In addition, the company must be of good reputation with solid leadership. The success or failure of a company begins and ends with leadership. So make sure you have a good company.

Capture page

The third thing you need is a capture page. Since you are doing business online, you need a capture page to collect people names and email addresses in exchange for the information they requested. Hopefully, you want to collect their phone numbers so you can follow up with them via landline. There are many types of capture pages that you can customize if you prefer. You don’t need to be technical to create a page. Templates are already made so all you have to do is point and click.

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Autoresponder

The fourth thing you will need in order to build a successful online business is an autoresponder. An autoresponder is a business tool that you use to follow up with prospective business partners and/or customers regarding your products and services. There are many autoresponders on the market however not all are created equal. If you are doing marketing online, you definitely need an autoresponder. If not, you are missing a vital part of building relationships with people who you could do business with.

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Paid traffic

Last, but not least, you need paid traffic to build a successful business online. Many people, especially on Facebook, are trying to build their business using free strategies alone. That doesn’t work well if at all. This is because the market place is saturated with a variety of offers. Sadly, many marketers are promoting their websites in places that offer free promotion and guess what? Everyone else is doing the same thing. So what do you think the results are going to be? zero. If you are going to do a for free traffic strategy make sure you implement a paid traffic strategy. This is to support your free efforts until you no longer need paid efforts. Hope that makes sense. If you have no money to invest, you are going to have a difficult time and probably need to get a second job or something to pay for traffic.

Conclusion

These five things will assist you to have a successful online business. All five are essential and cannot be neglected. Success online requires a consistent work ethic. There are more people online than there were five years ago. You are competing for the attention of people who are already bombarded with a variety of offers. Be willing to stand out from the competition and do what it takes to succeed online.

 

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Calvin Moss is an online entrepreneur, blogger and home business professional. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. He can be reached on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/connectwithcalvin.

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Does Posting In Facebook Groups Really Work?

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Does posting in Facebook groups really work? That must be the ten thousand dollar question. I believe there are two answers to that question and I will explain why. Yes, posting in Facebook groups work. However, it depends on what and where you’re posting. If you look on Facebook, you’ll notice people posting negativity along with their business opportunity. You can’t mix the sweet and the sour together because it sends the wrong message to your prospects.

What works on Facebook? Inspirational/motivational quotes. They are awesome for personal and business matters. You can get them online however, I do believe you should create your own as well. This is what separates the leaders from the followers although we all start off as followers. If you want to brand yourself on Facebook, you must post information that provides value. Many people look for posts to share on their timeline that promotes empowerment. As you share value, people will begin to comment and direct message you saying thanks for the inspiration!

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What doesn’t work on Facebook? Spam. From time to time, someone will post an income program on my timeline. I consider it spam because I did not request it. Nor did I give permission for it to be posted on my page. I also learned that mesaging people who you are not friends with about your business opportunity is also spam. Please stop this. No matter how many times the following statement is preached, people still don’t get it: build relationships first BEFORE sending your link. If someone wants your link, they will ask for it. Just because someone accepts your friend request, does not mean you should send them your unsolicited link. There is nothing wrong with building rapport and asking first. Spamming in Facebook groups doesn’t work because everyone is doing the same thing. Most groups are nothing but spam fests. If a prospect visits these groups, he or she would be confused.

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In conclusion, does posting in Facebook groups really work? Yes if you are providing value and no, if you’re not. It depends on what and where you’re posting. Unfortunately, some of these groups are useless. Around 80% of your content should be value based and 20% should be promotion. When you do this, you will be looked upon as a leader not a spammer.

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About the author:

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

Free Facebook Marketing Tips To Get Leads, Likes And Engagement.

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Home business owners want to know how to sponsor reps on Facebook. It is said that well over 300 million people are on Facebook. This includes prospects as well. One of the biggest challenges that distributors have is finding prospects. When you first get started in network marketing, you are told to make a list. The problem is that most people do not have a list unless they have some previous influence. Friends and family have already told you to get a real job. Next, your sponsor tells you to go to coffee shops, malls, etc for an hour or so and “prospect”. The problem with that is, people who are in malls and coffee shops are there to eat and shop. They don’t want to hear about your business program. Going to malls and coffee shops are if anything, a great way to get you out of your comfort zone. Network marketers do not want to do that because they may feel ridiculed.

So after getting into an argument with their sponsors, most people quit. What worked yesterday may not work today. It depends on certain factors that must be taken into account. Since most people are online, they are most likely to look for a business opportunity online. I’m not 100% against malls and coffee shops. I just believe there are better leveraged ways to make money online. This is where Facebook comes into play.

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There are do’s and don’t’s to marketing and recruiting on Facebook just like anything else. Unfortunately, most networkers haven’t received the training and miraculously believe that what they are doing is adding credibility to their business. When we first start marketing, we normally do what everyone else is doing because if they’re doing it, then it must work. Sadly, many marketers are promoting their businesses the wrong way. I want to share what I’m doing personally and what other leaders are doing on Facebook to get leads, likes and engagement for your content on Facebook.

Professional looking profile picture.

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The first thing you need is a professional looking picture. I’m not saying go pay a photographer to takes pictures of you. I’m saying choose a picture of yourself that days you mean business. Many network marketers make their profiles their company product and they use they’re products as a cover photo. Some individuals use objects as their profile picture. This is a no-no. People want to see who they are doing business with. When you post a picture of something other than yourself, it makes people think you’re hiding something. So post a professional looking type of picture. This is just my opinion. Some leaders have on only a t-shirt, that’s fine. I just believe as a good rule of thumb, you should have a professional looking photo. It gives prospects the idea that you are business person.

Join multiple Facebook groups that pertain to your business or industry.

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join as many Facebook groups as you can. I belong to about one hundred groups on Facebook. I don’t post to all of them, but I am a member. Joining multiple groups allows you to see what your friends are posting and vice versa. The problem with joining Facebook groups is spam. People are spamming their links and ads all over Facebook. When first started I did the same thing. Network marketers and affiliate marketers are posting links only to get seen by other marketers. No one is posting anything of value. If a prospect decides to join, they’ll probably do what the majority of other networkers are doing which doesn’t work, get frustrated and quit. When you post something of value in these groups, your content will go viral and people will ask you what it is you do(engagement)? When you get lots of likes, Facebook will put your content in front of a lot of people. In addition to that, your profile will get seen by more people. Just know that all groups are not the same. So youngest to find the best ones to join.

Post motivational quotes and lifestyle pictures.

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Obviously, there is a lot of junk on Facebook. As a home business owner, what you post is a representation of you and your brand. You don’t want to post anything derogatory or offensive on your wall. Post lifestyle pictures with you and with your family hanging out. This lets people know that you are a real person. People love to see others having fun? Motivational quotes are excellent reminders to keep moving forward towards your goals. There’s nothing like waking up in the morning to see a motivational quote by Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn or others in your news feed. These kind of quotes are very inspiring and will assist you in your profession.

Accepting friendship requests.

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As an entrepreneur, you want to accept requests from people who are in the home business industry or looking to join a home business company. When someone sends you arequest, send them a message saying, thanks for requesting me as a friend, looking forward to reading your posts and networking with you etc. If you send someone a friend request, thank them for accepting etc. Some people may just want to be friends and your posts inspire them in some way. That’s ok. As you continue to post entrepreneur related material, people will begin to ask you questions and to send them a link. Try to keep your conversations causal. Don’t throw up on someone who just accepted your friend request about your business. People are smart, they’ll know just by looking at your wall if you’re promoting something or not.

Providing value on your FB wall.

In today’s network marketing era, you need to provide some kind of value on your wall. I think a good it’s a good idea to post very little information about your business. Some networkers timeline are filled with nothing but their company products. The majority of all network marketing products are good and give similar results regarding weight-loss etc. Don’t brand your company, brand yourself with posts that offer some kind of “how to” information. People have seen your company before, they haven’t seen YOU! So lead with value, not your company.

Do videos.

This may not sit well with many of you, but doing videos actually add to your credibility. People love watching videos. They want to hear you and see you. When you offer some kind of tip through video, it tells people that you are a professional and that you are serious about your craft. Videos show that you are a real person as well. Do a video once or twice a week for starters.

In closing, Facebook is an excellent way to get leads, likes, and engagement. Never send an unsolicited link and do not spam people timeline. Whether your business is online or off, the rules never change. People only buy from people they know like and trust. Your responsibility is to establish those three things over time, not overnight. I get people sending me messages trying to convince me to join their business. I don’t know them, they haven’t built a relationship with me and they can’t tell me why I should join them and not someone else. In order to build know, like and trust, create some content of your own. As you continue to create, you will get more leads, likes and engagement which will turn into sales on Facebook. Use Facebook as well as any social media platform to brand yourself first.

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Calvin Moss is a writer, blogger and home business entrepreneur. He is also a marketer and motivator. More of his work can be seen at http://www.calvinmosspro.com. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. You can also reach out to the author on Facebook.

Why talking to most friends and family about network marketing doesn’t work

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When you first get started in network marketing, you get excited about your company. You think you hit the lottery. You probably met some sponsor who promised you the moon. You were then told to make a list of customers and team builders. This list is comprised of family, friends and associates. The list is also known as your warm market. I have mentioned the following reasons why talking to most friends and family, about network marketing doesn’t work.

Your sponsor told you to ask them “the questions”, give them samples and get them to a meeting. All of which work depending on the kind of influence you have. The problem is that most people have no influence and/or affluence. Which partly explains why people quit so soon. A lack of influence is one of the reasons why talking to friends and family about network marketing doesn’t work. When you have influence, people will listen more to what you say. So if you lack influence, talking to friends and family about your network marketing business probably won’t work. You must build in influence by branding yourself and getting exposure.

Another reason why talking to most friends and family doesn’t work is because they “tried one of those things and it didn’t work”. Network marketing is a business that requires work. When you join an MLM, you have to work your business consistently. Nothing magically happens overnight. Your results will always depend on what you are doing.

A third reason is because they do not understand the concept of MLM. Network marketing is an organization of people who use and retail high quality products offered through their company. In addition, they get paid for building an organization of people who do the same. This is the basic concept of MLM. No overhead, low expenses and exponential potential to create wealth.

A fourth reason is due to a negative frame of reference. Sadly, some of the most negative people are the ones in your household. While you are seeking change, they want to remain the same. Most family and friends have the crabs in the barrel mentality. As you try to climb your way up out of the barrel, another crab tries to pull you down. They make such statement such as “you can’t do that” and “go get a real job”. These are very discouraging words to hear from someone you love. Nevertheless, we move forward regardless.

In conclusion, these are some of the reasons why talking to most friends and family about network marketing doesn’t work. Obviously, there are net workers who sponsor their loved ones into their business with no problem. I believe you should prospect your immediate people. Usually, siblings and companions will join when you start making money. I feel that the core of the problem is their unbelief. Relatives do not believe that success is possible with MLM. The ole saying goes: some will, some won’t, so what, someone else is waiting. Keep building.

Much Success

Calvin Moss

How To Build Credibility Online With Content Marketing

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Today, we are going to Talk about how to build credibility online with content marketing. Content is critical to the success of your online business. People are looking for valuable information online, so it’s important to create content that matters. I will assist you on how to build credibility online with content marketing.

The first way to build credibility online with content marketing is to come up with good content! It is said that content is king. Since content is king, providing the need for content is crucial. As you provide this need, you will become known a credible source. Your material should address a particular problem by providing solutions to it. As a home business coach, you are telling the world that you are a solutions provider. You’re indicating that you are an expert and know what you’re doing.

Another way to build credibility online is to be willing to write for other blog owners. Facebook has many blogging groups. Some are public and others are private. When you join these social platforms and write good content, you will build your credibility online. Blogging by far, is one of the best ways to get content out to a particular audience.

Have you ever written an article for ezinearticles.com? When you provide material that is useful to their audience, you will gain credibility. Ezinearticles.com will give you two codes to copy and paste to your blogsite. One code is called the ezine expert, the other is called the ezine author. So you will recognized as both an author and expert for ezinearticles.com. When visitors go to your blog and see this icons, they will automatically identify you as a resource agent.

In conclusion, building your credibility online with content marketing is crucial to influencing the online community. Providing quality content means you are providing value. The more we do this, the more credibility we build.

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Believe me… I’ve had the same problem. I’ve always wondered how the heck these rock stars and heavy hitters in the industry do it.

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