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2 Ways to Make Money with Solo Ads without a List Part 2 of 2

Previously I showed you how to make money with solo ads without a list by reselling. Another way to make money with solo ads without a list is to become a solo ad manager. It is possible to earn between $800 to $2500 per month as a solo ad manager.

This post is part 2 of my posts on 2 ways to make money with solo ads without a list. You can read part 1 here.

 The steps to create a solo ad

Before I start talking about the second method to make money from solo ads without a list, let me first explain what it takes to create a solo ad.

Once you have your list built you need to start selling your solo ad services. You do this by advertising that you have solo ads for sale. Advertising requires you to post daily in multiple Facebook and Skype groups. You might even email previous buyers to let them know you have availability.

Potential buyers may ask several questions like how was your list created, how soon can you deliver or what is the maximum number of clicks you can deliver. They may ask you to look at their squeeze page to see if it resonates with your list.

Once a buyer decides to purchase you have to collect their payment usually by PayPal. Then you have to get their tracking link, email subject line and swipe file if they have one.

These process of daily advertising, communicating with potential buyers and collecting payment and email swipes can be very, very time consuming.

What is a Solo Ad Manager

A Solo Ad Manager is a person that performs all of the tasks listed above for someone that has a list. In exchange for their services they are paid a percentage of the cost of the solo ad, per hour or a flat amount.

The services they provide can vary. Some solo ad managers will just post daily in different Facebook and Skype groups that they have solo ads for sale. Some will go a step further and collect payment and swipe files. The fee they charge is based on the level of services that they offer.

I interviewed 3 people that are Solo Ad Managers and got a perspective of the work they perform and their compensation. Here is what they do when managing other people’s solo ad business.

Iva Espana

iva espana solo ad managerIva is a solo ad manager for 3 to 8 vendors . The range is because some of her vendors will sometimes not sell solo ads but they do return to use her services when they are actively selling.

With the number of clients that she has, she is able to sell a combined total of 2,000 clicks daily. Some of her clients list can only support sending 100 clicks daily but she has some clients that can send 1,000 clicks daily.

When advertising clicks she will advertise for each client. Advertising involves posting the same ad in different Facebook and Skype groups. The process of posting advertising daily can take less than 30 minutes.

Once a person purchases a solo ad, they make payment directly to the vendor’s PayPal account. She does not collect payment herself. She will collect the email swipe file and tracking URL from the buyer and will then pass this on to the vendor.

She is paid at the end of the month. Her fee is 15% of the selling price of the solo ad.  For example if someone sells a 100 click solo ad for $42, she would be paid $6.30. If she is able to sell all 2,000 clicks daily, she would earn $126 per day. Iva said she earns between $2,500 and $3,000 per month as a solo ad manager.

The hardest part of the job is that she has to be constantly available and connected to the Internet. This allows her to answer any questions she might get in regards to her advertising. Plus if someone posts that they are looking to buy, they will usually purchase from the first person that responds. That is why she needs to be connected so she can respond quickly to questions and to make sales.

In addition to being a solo ad manager, she can create banners and squeeze pages. Her experience in managing other people’s solo ad business has allowed her to understand what works and what does not work so she can create a high quality banner or squeeze page. She charges $10 for a banner and $20-$30 for a squeeze page.

If you are interested in learning more about having her manage your solo ad business here is her website. You can also reach her on Skype at ivlatin83.

Steve Brown

steve brown solo ad managerSteve started out managing other people’s solo ad business. He eventually crew that into a full time business for himself. He now has a team that manages a large number of solo ad businesses.

His pricing structure is based a minimum flat rate to the vendors. The amount above that minimum flat rate is his commission. For example he will advertise your 100 click solo ad for $40. Once the ad is sold the vendor earns $30 and Steve earns $10 in commissions.

Steve will also sell premium solo ads. When someone purchases a premium solo ad they will only receive traffic from USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  The base rate charged for a premium solo ad is $40. If that premium solo ad sells for $55 then Steve will earn $15 in commission.

Steve built a business around managing other people’s solo ads. He has employees that are located throughout the world. This allows him to literally offer 24/7 service for his clients.

When a solo ad is sold, payment is made directly into Steve’s PayPal account. They also collect the email swipe file from the buyer. They will review the swipe file and make changes and/or rewrite if necessary.

Once the swipe file is checked and completed it is sent to the vendor. Payment is made to the vendor at this time also. This method allows both parties to be paid immediately upon a sale.

By building a successful business to manager solo ads for others, Steve can earn up to $10,000 per month.

If you want to check out Steve’s business for managing your solo ad business, here is his website. Steve also sells solo ads here.


Kate is full time VA located in the Philippines. As a VA she charges a flat $10 per hour for her services. She works for 123 Employee which was started by Davin Michaels. (NOTE: I have had many people who have had great success using this company).

As a VA she has been trained by her clients to manage their solo ad business. She mainly advertises on SafeSwaps to find potential buyers.

Her client will send to MLM offers. Most solo ad sellers will not send to this type of marketplace but those that do are able to charge a premium price. As part of her services she will check potential buyer’s rating on SafeSwaps. If the rating is 100% then she will accept the offer to buy and send to MLM offers.

She spend less than an hour a day posting advertising for solo ads on Safe Swaps.

As a VA she is paid monthly by her clients.  It is not unusual for her clients to offer monthly bonuses based on her performance. She earns around $300 per month managing solo ads as part of her VA work.

Kate can be employed through 123 Employee.


Managing other people’s solo ad business is a great way to get started with solo ads without having a list. As you can see from the people I have highlighted that you can earn anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 per month managing other people’s solo ad business.




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by Jennifer Bland

I am an Entrepreneur. Mountain Climber. Neil Diamond fanatic. World traveler. MBA grad. Soon to be permanently retired from the ratrace. My website is a diary of strategies that I have used to make money online. I share what I have learned to help others.

6 comments… add one
  1. Great article. Adds to the knowledge base of solo ads and gives people confidence that they can get it done for them if necessary. As a client of 123employee I can vouch for the services offered, although it is always down to you to communicate the job properly and train if necessary.
    Remember that is always best to know the process first, then teach someone else to do it.
    Don’t worry, you don’t have to be perfect to get started as you can always change things as you go along. The important thing is to get started!
    Facebook, safe-swaps, ‘google’ are good places to find/sell solo ad services.
    If you are buying I’d recommend starting with safe-swaps first, as the clicks are tracked independently so you know what you’re getting.

    1. Bobby,

      Thanks for your feedback on 123Employee. I have heard Davin Michaels speak several times and his honesty and character show so that is why this company has such a great reputation. Since I use VAs it is very important to train them properly. You may know exactly how to get something done but if you don’t share it exactly then you will not get what you want but you get what you told them to do.


  2. Hello Jennifer,

    Great site, very informative and congrats on becoming “unemployed.” Speaking of being unemployed…

    …I lost my job a few months ago and am slowly approaching the “melt-down” (finances, family, child in college,pride) stage. I’m 68, have a LOT of technical and personal skills, yet no one is interested in hiring me.

    With that being said, I know life is an adventure so-o-o-o-o,
    after reading your entire site, I’d like to ask you for some specific info/advice regarding solo ad reselling if I may.

    Since I’m an old dog and this is a new trick, speak s-l-o-w-l-y please 🙂

    Jennifer, if you choose to, would you layout, the step by step (1,2,3) basics and reading needed to start solo ad reselling, it would be greatly appreciated.

    I’m not looking/expecting this is going to be easy – nothing worthwhile is. I’m goal oriented and enjoy a challenge. I’m in a time crunch because I have a family to care for.

    Thank you for your time and consideration Jennifer,


    1. Bill,

      You can always start with all the articles on my website that talk about getting started with solo ads. Then read the advice from the 11 experts article. You can easily get more information online


  3. Hello Jennifer
    I love your honesty and enjoy reading your posts
    I took your list of solo sellers
    Tried the first one with a garantee, but he never got back to me , so I will try the next one Am desparate for a decent solo ad that will get me some resultes
    I have sent out over 5000 clicks Not one dollar returned to me
    I am very disappointed , but keep hoping someone will give me a good couple clicks
    I really enjoy your writing , thank you
    Good Luck
    Anne borg

    1. Anne,

      Are you gettting subscribers from that 5,000 clicks to your website? If you optin rate is low then people do not like your offer so you need to test things by having different offers. Once people are optin and not buying from an OTO offer then the OTO offer is not something they are interested in. Replace it with something else and keep replacing until you find one that people with purchase. You cannot keep throwing clicks at a single offer and expect that people will eventually buy it.



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