Welcome to my review of Martin’s Solo Ads. This just appeared on my radar so I wanted to take a look at it and see whether it’s worth buying or whether it’s actually a scam…
Product Name: Martin’s Solo Ads
Owner: Martin ?
Price: $25 for 100 clicks
My Rating: Possibly worth a try
What are/is Martin’s Solo Ads?
Should I use “are” or “is” there? At first, I thought I should use “is” because it’s one product, but then I realise it doesn’t make grammatical sense as a sentence. Anyway, what are/is they/it?
Well, first let’s answer the question, “what is a solo ad?” It is when you pay someone to send a message to their email list. So Person A has a list of email addresses of people who are interested in a particular type of product or service. Person B has a product or service that they want to sell to people, so they pay Person A to send a message to their list on their behalf.
So Martin has a list of email subscribers that are interested in making money online. He has gathered these subscribers via the following methods:
- SEO – Search Engine Optimization, which means structuring website content so that it appears in search engines like Google for relevant search terms.
- Blogging – posting regular articles to websites.
- CPC – Cost Per Click, also known as PPC (Pay Per Click), where you pay to advertise on search engines like Google for specific search terms.
- Media Buys – buying ad space on someone’s website for a set period of time.
- Warrior Forum – this is an online forum dedicated to internet marketing and making money online.
- Facebook Ads – paying to display ads targetted at people who are interested in your product or service.
So these are all totally valid ways of building an email list.
Are Solo Ads a Good Way to Get Website Traffic?
Well, email marketing is a valid and proven internet marketing tactic. If you send out an email to a lot of interested subscribers, a percentage of them will click the link in the email, and a few of those might actually sign up to your offer or buy your product. So buying a solo ad is really renting someone else’s email list for your own marketing.
While I’ve not tried Martin’s Solo Ads as such, I do have some previous experience of using solo ads. Last autumn I paid for a bunch of solo ads. I did get a lot of sign-ups to my list, as well as a lot of them signing up for a free account at Wealthy Affiliate. But none of them upgraded a premium account, so, in the end, it was wasted money.
But that was just with one solo ad seller. Martin’s Solo Ads might be a lot more effective, especially considering what he promises:
And the title of the sales page says that if you don’t make any sales then you get a free solo ad. That sounds great, right? But what if the 2nd solo ad also doesn’t get any sales? Do you get a free 3rd solo ad, then a 4th, 5th, 6th? Would he keep giving you solo ads until you make a sale? I doubt it. So that seems like a bit of sales trickery.
Although at the bottom of the page there is a refund policy which states:
“Once an email blast has gone out there is no refund unless the guaranteed results have not been met as per the Solo Ad package purchased.”
So does this mean you can get a refund if you don’t make any sales? Or does it mean that you only get a refund if you don’t make any “leads” as it is worded in the three different packages above? Because leads and sales are two different things. A lead could just be a sign-up to your mailing list. So for $25 all he’s got to do is get at least 20 people to sign up to your list. Call me cynical, but he could achieve that goal just by telling 20 people he will pay them $1 each to sign up to your list. Martin would still be $5 up on the deal.
But it might not be like that at all. These solo ads might be really effective.
I’m Just a Bit Skeptical
If someone gets paid by lots of different people to blast out to their list, those people on their list could get tired of seeing these emails very quickly. This is where constantly refreshing his list would be very important. As long as he keeps getting new signups to his list, and only blasts out to a portion of that list each time, people are less likely to get tired of seeing these emails.
Is Martin’s Solo Ads a Scam?
Probably not, but I can’t say for sure. I would say if you have a good “make money online” offer and you have a spare $25 to invest, it could be worth a shot. If you get no sales, you can get a 2nd ad for free. If you get no sign-ups to your list, you should be able to get a refund. If you don’t already have an email list then solo ads are probably not suitable for you anyway.
Thank you for reading my review of Martin’s Solo Ads. I hope you found it helpful, but if you have any comments or questions please leave them in the comments section below and I will reply as soon as I can.
All the best,