Email Solo Advertising Advice

Email Advertising 101 An email ‘solo ad’ is simply where you send an email message/ad to somebody else’s list of email subscribers for a fee ranging anywhere from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars, depending on your budget. All you have to do to set up an email solo ad is give the solo ad seller (email list owner) one of our ready-made email ads from the above after making your purchase with them, and wait for the traffic to be sent to your StuffMyInbox website link on the day you schedule your ad to run… Easiest traffic ever.

Essentially, running a solo ad is like renting somebody else’s email subscriber list for a day. You can typically schedule or choose a day and time, and they blast your email ad out to either their full list or, to a portion of their list to produce a certain number of ‘clicks’ to your SMI website link included in the email ad. Since your email message/ad is going out to potentially hundreds or even thousands of people at once, you can get a lot of easy traffic and StuffMyInbox commissions very quickly with this method.

But be careful. You don’t wanna get too excited and buy an email solo ad to some massive list, for say, $600, and then be out that money if that particular email list doesn’t perform well (i.e., if the subscribers on that list aren’t responsive). So what you can do – especially when just getting started – is to find and run solo ads for as little as $20 to $50 by only buying a certain number of clicks from the email/solo ad provider (aka email list owner)…

The way it works is that many solo ad vendors offer the option of buying ads that are only sent out to a portion of their list rather than you having to pay to send an ad to their full list. They’ll generally charge by the number of clicks on your link. So for example you might spend $50 to receive 75 clicks on your link, in this case meaning at least 75 people would open up your email message and click on your StuffMyInbox invite link.

Email Advertising Agency The whole point here is that you can test the waters by doing smaller ‘runs’ to a particular list, and then if it performs well, run your email ad to more subscribers or to the full email list.

You can also start keeping a record of which email solo ads (i.e., which vendors and lists) perform best for you. Ultimately you’ll have your own little ‘hot list’ of top-performing email solo ad providers that you can count on to get traffic any time you need it.

Another thing I recommend before paying for a solo ad (or virtually any kind of traffic, for that matter) is to check out references whenever possible. Find out how well other advertisers’ email ads have done, what type of product they were promoting, etc.

You can also ask vendors if they’ve run ads for the same or similar offers that you’re promoting to their list in the recent past. It’s just common sense stuff… If a particular solo ad vendor recently ran an ad to most of his subscribers for the same offer or opportunity you’re promoting, then you’ll probably want to find a different vendor for the time being. (It really depends on how big the email list is and how many subscribers have seen the same offer. You could simply ask the vendor if you can get fresh clicks, in this case meaning visitors who’ve not recently visited StuffMyInbox).

Last but not least, you can very often negotiate and bargain hunt for great deals, such as double mailings (on two separate days), etc. Just by asking, I’ve received as much as a 50% discount… Just the other day a vendor was advertising .75 cent clicks. I asked for .60 clicks and the vendor said, ‘Sure, we can do that.’ So I saved .15 cents a click just by asking. The worst that people can say is ‘no’ and you’ve risked absolutely nothing.

Email Advertising Benefits As mentioned, you’ll find ready-made email ads above. You’re free to customize them however you’d like, if/as needed. Again, all you need to do to schedule an email solo ad is give your email ad (also called a ‘swipe’) to the solo ad vendor/seller that you’re running your ad with, and then wait for your ad to run on your scheduled day. Simple as that. The vendor will either provide a form through which you can submit your email ad (just copy and paste it right in), or give you some other way to submit your ad – by email, Facebook message, or whatever.

The following are 7 of the best/most popular places to find and schedule email solo ads, starting for as little as $20-25 for 50 clicks. This list is based directly on member feedback…