The 2017 Goal Planner

With December here it’s difficult to think about anything else other than Christmas. Parties, shopping and activities keep us constantly busy during every spare minute of the day. while its never a crime to live your life but keeping the new year in mind is very important.

Begin setting goals and planning for 2017 as soon as possible.

Betting an early start is important to me and I have already began planning my 2017. I want to share my goals with you both to give you an idea of how serious I am and ensuring I’m held accountable for these goals. Here’s where my goals were planned….in the airport lounge.

2017 Goals

1. 5k subscribers by Feb 27th. Majority of these subscribers will come by way of solo ads. Some leads do trickle in from Youtube, this blog and social media but the bulk of my subscribers come from paid traffic. This will be a mix of Human Eyeballs, Igor Solo Ads and other top-tier providers.

1. Earning $15k per month by April 30th. This income will come from my email subscribers and high-ticket back end systems like digital Altitude and various affiliate products and tools. This is a drastic rise in my online income so for me, this is a very bold statement.

2. Help 5 people make $10k per month online. In order to get something from the world you need to give back. My strategy is to learn, do then teach these 5 skills to anyone interested.

3. Attend at least 2 live marketing events. So far the Ascend event is coming up in March of 2017 and I’m planning to be there. the 2nd event is still an unknown. Perhaps this will just be another Digital Altitude event or possibly a Global Affiliate Zone event. ( I will talk about this later)

4. Joining a Mastermind with other Internet Entrepreneurs that have similar goals as myself.

5. Master one paid traffic source. Currently I use solo ads almost exclusively and i want to see how far I can take this. Solo ads are very simple provided you have money but the leads tend to be cold and conversions are very low. Bing PPC is still a mystery I cannot figure out. My results with Bing PPC are non existent at this time and I will change that.

Facebook advertising is becoming so popular which both interests me and turns me off. My strategy will involve paid promotions to my fan page. No sales talk, just getting eyeballs to my fan page and then track visitor behavior.

These are my focus gaols which should not change much or at all over the course of 2017. These are quite lofty goals but there is no question whether or not I can achieve them.

If you are reading this please reach out and ask how I’m making out with these goals.

High Quality Solo Ad – Results from Oct 25, 2016

Recently, I purchased a click package from (High Quality Solo Ads) and wanted to share my results and overall customer experience.



Since I’m testing a new funnel I decided to only purchase 100 clicks this time.  Even when I want more clicks I always break up my orders into 100-200 clicks vs going with 500 or 1000 all at once.  Breaking up the order seems to result in better quality traffic as the buyer has time to replenish their supply of subscribers.

Here’s a quick look at the Tier 1 pricing schedule.  Even though it cost more I would only look at the Tier 1 traffic.  Your chance of getting sales are much better compared to a mix of Tier 1 and non-tier 1 traffic.


When you purchase an order you are asked for a link to your squeeze page and when you are ready to receive traffic.  Typically, from the time you submit the order to the delivery is around 7-10 days.  Elad processes the order very quickly and provides great, personal customer service.

Here’s the Squeeze page I used.


Traffic comes very quickly so make sure you have your funnel setup and tested well ahead of giving Elad the go-ahead.

Traffic quality is always top notch and as-advertised.  I did receive some non-top tier clicks but these were ignored.




Here’s the traffic stats based on my tracking.




My optin rate was at 51% which is very good but some of the emails were bogus and discarded by Getresponse.








Out of these optin I was able to get two Digital Altitude $1 trials.







Overall, I was happy with the quality of traffic and the two sign ups.  I do need to work on building a better front-end product so I can quickly recover my solo ad cost.  At the moment I just send them to a DA video sales letter and hope to recover everything on the back end.

If these two signups stay even as Aspire walkers, I will have completely recovered my solo ad cost in 3 months.  Not too bad.

I will purchase more traffic from HQ Solo Ads but first I want to test some other solo ad providers.   Stay tuned!


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My Latest Solo Ad Results…

sol-ads-resultsEarlier this week I decided to purchase my second solo ad from Udimi.  The first solo ad yielded a +20% optin rate which I was pretty happy with being my first ever solo ad.

Before running my second ad I decided to use a different squeeze page (same offer) and change up the OTO on my thank you page.  The solo ad was $40 for 100 clicks f which was mainly top tier traffic.  The results were 49 optins and one sale from my OTO.

I was shocked to say the least as this was a 49% optin rate plus I made one sale of a low priced product that has a recurring monthly commission.  If I do some simple math, I was able to get 49 new subscribers for less than a $1 per subscriber.

The one thing I am uncertain about is whether or not it was my squeeze page or the solo ad that brought in the better results.

 The one thing I learned quickly is that email marketing is a numbers game.  By that, I mean open rates and conversion rates are typically under 5% so having a small list will typically not produce the results you expect.  Now that my list is over 100 subscribers the conversion rates are starting to line up.

I plan on purchasing another solo ad this week so stay tuned for the results.