Cover art for podcast The DKSpeaks Internet Marketing and Blogging Podcast

The DKSpeaks Internet Marketing and Blogging Podcast

50 EpisodesProduced by DK - Internet Marketer, Blogger, Social Media ExpertWebsite

Internet Marketing, Blogging and Social Media Tips


DKSP EP:29 – The 2016 Formula to Succeeding at Selling SOLO Ads in a Highly Competitive Market

Is there a Secret Formula to Succeeding at Selling SOLO ads?

That was a question that I received from one of my listeners after the series that I did on SOLO ads sometime back. And I think, it was very normal for him to ask this question, at least after what he went through.

He had started his solo ads business in late October. He had a list of about 5700 subscribers. He had listened to the episodes on SOLO ads that I had done a little while back and also read a few of my blog posts.

For all of November he struggled posting ads on every Facebook group that he could. He had even joined about 8 or, 9 odd Skype groups and he was posting ads there as well. He could only get about 4 or, 5 odd orders of an average of about 100 clicks. That’s it. And finally by the beginning of December he had given up.

He spoke to a few folks on some of these Facebook groups who told him that the SOLO ads market was saturated and that he should get out of it. Which is what he finally did.

And then he wrote to me asking if there was a secret formula to selling solo ads.

The Formula to Succeeding at Selling SOLO ads

If you ask me, if there really is a formula to succeeding at selling solo ads, then there isn’t any. Just like in any other market, the competition in the SOLO ads industry have multiplied manifold. But if you do the right things and in the right way, you will be able to succeed in this industry as well, just as in any other industry.

Now, since the competition has multiplied manifold, you obviously cannot go the dis-organized way. Remember about 6-7 years back, how you could pick any keywords and get them ranked on Google. Or, for that matter Google Adwords. How easy it was to run an adwords campaign and you could get clicks for pennies.

All of that has changed over the last few years. You now need to be more organized, calculated and planned if you want to achieve even 10% of what you could do 5 years back, without any of these.

So in this episode I will be discussing all of those aspects which are the real problems in the SOLO ads industry. These are things that are ignored the most and it is hence that most people struggle.

And then I will be discussing how to go about addressing each of these problems, so that you stand out from the rest of the competition. Keep in mind that this is the only way to succeed.

Resources Mentioned in this Episode

These are some of the resources that we spoke about in this episode.

  1. Thrive Leads – Optin form creator
  2. Thrive Content Builder
  3. Profit Builder Theme
  4. Skype
  5. Bluehost – Hosting Service
  6. iPage – Our preferred and affordable hosting Service
  7. Aweber
Disclaimer: Some of the above links are affiliate links. If you choose to buy any of these recommended products from the above links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for Joining Me

I want to thank you all for joining me in this episode. I hope you liked it and if you did, then please do take a few minutes out to rate the show on iTunes and also post a genuine review for it. It helps in the rankings of the show.

You can share this episode with your friends using one of the sharing buttons below. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show.

You can subscribe to the podcast using any of the below links:

Click here to Subscribe via iTunes

Click here to Subscribe via RSS (non-iTunes Feed)

Click here to Subscribe via Stitcher

Educational emoji reaction


Interesting emoji reaction


Funny emoji reaction


Agree emoji reaction


Love emoji reaction


Wow emoji reaction


Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to The DKSpeaks Internet Marketing and Blogging Podcast


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens