I was young, that’s my excuse!
It was 1980, I was 23 years old and I had not long passed my driving test.
I had an old, beat-up, mini cooper. I loved that car. Ok, so there may have been as much filler as metal, but we had great fun together.
One time it was mid-December and the snow had fallen heavily across the town.
At about 1am in the morning, I drove to a large parking lot.
It was great.
It was deserted.
It was covered in snow.
And there was loads of open space to play in!
I started by skidding, driving forwards and slamming on my brakes.
As my confidence grew. I moved on to doughnuts, spinning the car as best I could.
I was having great fun until the car park was illuminated by flashing blue lights.
Yep, it was the police, and all of a sudden I felt really cold!
Its The Police
As I slid to a halt, the police car drove alongside.
The driver wound down his window, shook his head slowly, and said, “Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!”
He told me that they had been observing me for the past few minutes and that I needed to park up at the side of the lot
and they would come and talk to me.
As I parked up, the police car, with lights flashing, sped off, and then spent two or three minutes spinning around and around.
The cop then drove over to me and said, “That’s how it should be done, so if you are going to do it, do it properly!” before killing his lights and driving off into the night!
I have to admit, he did do it better than me!
Leverage their skills
So what has this to do with affiliate marketing?
Well, sometimes you just have to admit that there are others that can do things better than you, or have skills and resources you don’t have, or can get you to where you want to be, faster than if you try to learn everything on your own.
So for me at this time, I am promoting my free affiliate marketing training course.
First Steps In Affiliate Marketing teaches the very basics of affiliate marketing in bite-sized chunks suitable for complete newbies. So, obviously I need to get complete newbies to see my offer.
There are many ways to do this, but one way to get the right sort of eyeballs on the offer is to use someone else’s email list. So I am looking at Solo Ads.
Solos Ads and where to get them
Sometimes Solo Ads will give you fairly low-quality leads and is certainly not an instant route to riches, but as part of a wider traffic campaign, can be effective.
So how do you find good solo ad providers, well it can be a bit of a gamble, but using a site like UDIMI can help.
Here is a quick video that shows you how to join UDIMI and search for solo ad providers that have a good track record of delivering solid leads,