Okay, so, I know you’ve all been dying to know if I made any money…
When I first checked my iPro account during my solo ad run, I was crushed to see a big fat ‘0’ sales. Noooo. I went to bed depressed.
But then I woke up the next day to discover – Yay!! I’ve finally made my first dollar online – actually my first $109.71! It’s amazing to look at ‘commissions generated’ in my account and see I’ve actually Earned Money Online (EMO)!
To all of my lovely friends who encouraged me when I was anxiously placing my first solo ad last week, thank you for your warm wishes and support! Its been quite the nail biter for yours truly who has a knack for running up that credit card bill…
I’ve now been educated in the solo ads world. For instance, what the heck is an optin? Apparently, its short for ‘opting in’ which means someone has given you permission to send them email.
Now, I get a tonne of daily emails for which I evidently ‘opted in’ (this could be related to my credit card debt, hmm…), but I didn’t realise how the effectiveness of an ad run can be measured from the number of optins. In this ad run, I got 29 optins which means 29 people have given their email address so follow up emails can be sent to them. This may result in potential sales down the track.
As for a ‘click’, this would mean a subscriber actually clicked on the ad to go through to the sales page. I found this an amusing term until I realised that I had to buy my ad run for a specified number of clicks…then it lost its charm altogether.
Being cautious, I only ordered 100 clicks for my first run from Beatrice Brown. The ad cost $65 for 100 clicks. Beatrice was fabulous because she gave me an extra 32 clicks. For all I know, it was one of those extra clicks that made me my first $109.71 – all from just one customer buying 3 products! This leaves me with a profit of $44.71.
Won’t be back sipping cocktails at Ku De Ta anytime soon, but I’m making more than I’m spending for the first time in my online journey!
That’s a giant leap for me in the Right Direction…a big Thumbs Up to Dean Holland for breaking this quest down into bite sized chunks I can handle…
Thank you, Dean! Something has finally ‘clicked’ for me at last and there’s no stopping me now…!