When I first started out online, I noticed that each time I decided to follow guidelines given in an internet marketing course to accomplish a task, somewhere along the way I would end up straying into doing my own thing in order to speed up the process. What usually happened at such times was, I would go on to making a total mess of things that would cost me a lot in terms of time and money. Then I would return to following the instructions, and prove to myself that doing so was much faster, easier, and much less costly. This is how a lot of people operate, especially newbies in the internet marketing arena. We don’t like playing by the book.
While it is true that we all need to develop our own individual styles and techniques in doing things, we first need to understand the basic principles of something before we can add anything to it or before we can embark upon tweaking and testing it. In order to become successful in any area, we must first find someone who has been successful and copy exactly what they did to the letter.
Far too many people are getting into the make-money-online business with a quick-fix mentality and are making themselves easy prey to online thieves, bandit, and scammers. Open your eyes, shake yourself, take a deep breath in, and exhale s-l-o-w-l-y. Making money online is no get-rich-quick affair, but a business affair with principles that must be followed before you can even begin to smell success. If you are seeing it as the former, then (as we say here in Trinidad and Tobago) you are only “spinning your top in the mud” – wasting your time.
There are a couple straight-forward, trustworthy, ethical and honest successful internet marketers out there with untarnished track records – seek one out from among them to follow. Invest in yourself and allow that person to guide you by way of the various courses and video tutorials they provide, and please follow their instructions to the letter. If you choose correctly you will be thought the things they themselves do daily in their business.
Failing to follow instructions is one of a number of reasons for the high failure rate in the make-money-online business today. Too many people have courses they bought, stacked up on their computers and elsewhere that they either never went through, or went half way through and are now claiming that they didn’t work for them. This is especially so in the area of traffic. Solo ads, for instance.
Now, I will understand if you have never been given instructions via free or purchased courses on how to purchase solo ads. What I cannot understand, is people having avail themselves with these courses (both free and paid), and still failing to implement the techniques and strategies shown in them and then crying out, “This thing doesn’t work!” Why is it working for the person who created it and it’s not working for you? As I said before, choose carefully who you follow and as long as you do that, the techniques and strategies being taught would certainly be those they themselves use in their business daily. If it is working for them it will work for you also but you must follow instructions – play by the book.
As an internet marketer, you need to know that the traffic you are purchasing is targeted traffic and not the garbage being offered by all the common traffic sources (safe lists, traffic exchanges and the likes) and solo ads is one of many alternatives. However, as in everything, there is a process to follow, and failing to do so will produce similar results to what you would get from using the common traffic sources. You should never go out and purchase as many clicks as you can afford from the first solo seller you come in contact with. You will very quickly exhaust your advertising budget without getting the desired returns, if any at all. You would need to first purchase a small amount for test, and if you get good results, purchase more – if not, then move to another seller.
Yes, there are a couple things you would need to find out before purchasing traffic from solo sellers and one of them is, where the traffic originates from. You don’t need traffic coming from all over the world or third world countries (India, Africa, China, the Caribbean etc. the type safelists and traffic exchanges offer) but from countries like Australia, Canada, UK, USA, Ireland, and New Zealand where people have disposable income and credit cards. This type of traffic is referred to as Top Tier Traffic.
You will also need to find out if the traffic the solo seller is offering is appropirate for your offer. For instance, if the seller’s list is comprised of gardening enthusiasts and you are promoting an internet marketing software tool, you will get zero opt-ins and zero sales promoting to that list. In earlier times I made some very foolish mistakes with respect to the purchasing of sole ads and lost some money, so I’m writing from personal experience. Even though I had in my possession, a course with all the instructions an guidance I needed in order to do solo ads correctly, I still went ahead and did my own thing, and paid the price for not “playing by the book”. Since then I have learned my lesson, and also learned, how to get instant traffic to any website or affiliate offer and be making sales within an hour. It is my pleasure to share this knowledge with you now for free. All I ask of you in return (for your good) is, “Please play by the book”.