Free vs Paid Traffic — The ups and downs of both.

I recently purchased traffic via a solo ad and had very, very poor results.  Everything went normal up until the payment was made. Then communication with the seller changed, I saw traffic going to my page but also saw very very few opt ins.

Prior to running that solo I put my free traffic generation on pause for a few days and waited until I saw little to no traffic to that particular page ( it is a very new capture page).  When questioning the seller, I was lucky to get a response and when I did it was vague.  This has only happened to me 2 times with purchasing a solo ad (maybe it was the page, maybe it was the swipe (since he wouldn’t show me what he sent I guess I’ll never know)

Now for free traffic.  I like to use safelist traffic for certain offers, sure safelist traffic can be a pain to use but there is some value to it. It takes some time clicking to get credits but then you get to test your swipes on the traffic. If you can get a few opt ins on your lander using safelists, I would say your swipe and landing page cannot be that bad.

The ups of using free traffic,  well first it is free. The quality may not be the same but there are no guarantees with any traffic source.  You can also find loads of free traffic sources. There are safelists, seo, back linking strategies, etc..  You can also build your own free traffic using link circles, social media and videos and such.

The major downsides (in my opinion) of free traffic is the time it takes and the quality of the traffic. Until the seo and link circle traffic kicks in.  The downside of seo and linking strategies is that other sites may be in control of the link. They can remove it without notice and can “nofollow” it without notice. Thus requiring you to be checking regularly. The struggle with seo is that it is a constantly changing game. Also what works with one search engine may not work with others..

The ups of paid traffic. You will normally get all the traffic you have paid for. If you have the budget, traffic is easy to find. The downsides of paid traffic (again only my opinion) is you have to believe the seller or the sellers reviews on the traffic niche and quality. There are a couple of ways around this.

You can purchase your traffic through a reputable traffic network or search engine. Example bing ads, or adwords, or a system like adengage or mlmleads.  Then there are solo ads. You can scour fb solo ad group and find a seller and check reviews and message back and forth and then decide if you trust the seller and his proposed product and make a purchase. This route can be difficult. I have done this a couple of times and have had 50/50  results. Some were good and a couple were absolutely horrible. (see top paragragh again for possible reasons).

There are also solo ad vendor networks that can be used. I personally have had better results using this avenue. Check out solo checker (cheaper maybe) just be sure to message seller and make sure they are still active and maybe ask them about your offer.  There is also Udimi.  This one is good and very active with sellers. The rating system is good and the traffic usually is also.

I hope you were able to take something of value from this rambling, when it comes to traffic for your site(s) you will need to constantly be testing and watching or spending. I know of ppl how rely on udimi sellers and also know of people who rely on only buying clicks from networks and they are making nice money online.   If you have questions please feel free to comment or email me.

 

 

 

We all need quality leads/traffic right?

In this world of internet marketing we all need quality leads for our offers, Correct?  Of course! The big question for alot people especially those just getting started is how do we get quality leads.

 

Of course there is the warm market, your social media presence, your friends and so on. There is also blind social media group posting (which does work) that one is kinda warm/kinda cold.  The majority of warm markets to some people are the friends/contacts in your personal email. I don’t know about you but I don’t go bother all my friends and family with online business opportunities.

 

Then you have cold marketing. Which is basically bought traffic. This works very well for ALOT of people and most of us have used it. I myself do. This type of traffic is great except…….   what if you cannot write good copy?  Then it is money out the window correct?  This is escpecially true when it comes to solo ads. However there is another way of getting leads, that is getting into social platforms for online workers. Similar to IBO here (without ALL the extras that ibo offers).

 

One of them that I have found quite nice is MLMGateway. This is a platform that allows you to connect with other marketers. You can join for free. There is an upgraded level like everything else out there. The beauty of MLMGateway is that once you post your offer, a member that sees it and is interested comes to you. This makes them a higher quality of a lead —- wouldn’t you agree?    I have been getting emails telling me that so and so wants to join my business.  All I did was post the link in the platform and band!

 

Leads are what we all need and if this offering of MLMGateway sounds interesting to you, you should check it out. It is free to join, so what will it really hurt?

Thanks for reading here is the link again incase you missed it lol

MLMGateway

 

To your success!
Elmer

The Goods and Bads Of Safelist Mailers

Hi again all.

I wanted to touch a little bit on safelist mailers.  If you are in marketing, you probably know what they are.  If you are new to marketing you should get to know them, they are great for starting out.

Basically a safelist mailer is a system that you sign up to usually for free. You agree to get emails from other members. Inside those emails are links that you click for credits. As your credits build up you get the ability to email members your offer. Basically a solo ad for free, to “buyers”.  They are considered buyers because they are also promoting something that they usually have paid for.  However (this could be one of the bads) just about everyone on that list is a marketer and in some cases have little interest in buying, they are just there for the free solo ad.

I will do a short pro and con list at the end.

How can you effectively use a safelist to gain traffic for your business?  First of all you want to use a new email address for these as you will probably be bombarded with emails daily. After that you should read them at least for ideas on how to better write captivating, converting emails.  When you write your emails to send out to the system make them captivating, follow the rules for the link placements and it is possible to get good traffic and maybe a conversion from a “free solo ad”

 

Safelist goods

1 free solo ad to thousands     2  ability to master your ad writing ability.  3. potential leads in the thousands. 4.Very little effort for big possible gain.

Safelist bads

1 need a separate email to receive emails.  2 having to click links to build up “credits” to send your own mail.   3. Mailing to mainly other marketers that have seen many offers.

 

To sum this up, I will say this. If you do not have the spare money to send a paid solo ad or are not sure if you are good at writing copy; safelist mailers offer you a great value.

 

There are tons of safelist mailers and sure some maybe better than others, but traffic is traffic and alot of people will tell you internet marketing is a numbers game. More eyes on your offers= more sales.

I will make a post in a couple days including some safelist mailers I have used and am using.  If you want to check them out.

 

Good Luck On Your Internet Marketing Journey