How to Use Clickonomy to Boost Sales

How to Use Clickonomy to Boost Sales

 

What is Clickonomy?


Clickonomy is a marketplace where marketers buy and sell solo ads. Solo ads are emails written by the business owner and distributed to an email list owned by a different entrepreneur. The solo ad will include a link to an opt-in page. The reader will receive a free gift in exchange for their email address.

This is a way for new marketers to start building their own email lists. Of course, it is not free. The person creating the solo ad must pay for the clicks. Each click will cost a certain amount and generally speaking the more you buy the less it costs per click.

One technique that is used to make back the cash spent on advertising is to place an offer on the back end. When the free gift is claimed the customer is sent to a thank-you page with an additional offer to buy a product so this way the marketer has a new email address and money to cover costs.

More experienced entrepreneurs use solo ads to promote their products too leading to huge paydays for these folks. Thus, a marketplace like Clickonomy makes it easier to bring buyers and sellers together.

 

What Does Clickonomy Cost?


The pricing at Clickonomy is straightforward. It is free for everyone to register. Users are charged for the number of clicks they receive from the seller’s list. In the example to the side, you can see that the price per click on your embedded links is reduced each time you buy a larger bundle.

Examples of How Much to Pay Per Click at ClickonomyThe sellers can vary from new to more experienced. Each one is reviewed by their customers. Verified sellers (getting 5 stars) are found near the top of the marketplace page.

Those with less experience and fewer reviews, meaning unverified are situated lower down in the rankings. Obviously, you pay more for verified sellers. You can also read the reviews to see what kind of open rate there is.

I am not sure how the pricing compares with other agencies but I would imagine it is similar.

The money the buyer pays goes directly to Clickonomy who will, in turn, pay the seller. Payouts occur about every two weeks. A maximum of 3 requests can be made to be paid out in any one pay period.

 

How Does Clickonomy Work?


In order to prevent fraud, there is a verification process for all buyers which may take up to 48 hours. The criteria required by the company to grant you privileges involves the following:

  1. Payment Method (which can be either a credit card or PayPal).
  2. Identification (this may be a passport, driver’s license, or other government-issued ID)
  3. Address

This information is verified by staff and when completed you are ready to start buying clicks. Navigation within the clickonomy platform is relatively simple. The first thing to do is to click on “buy clicks”. This will show you all the available sellers and their niches.

However, probably the easiest thing to do is a search.

 

Inside Clickonomy Platform

 

Choose the range of clicks you would like to purchase. The price for the clickonomy clicks and the niche. Then click show me to see what choices you have. The system also has a messaging system so you can communicate with sellers. Thus, if there is a particular seller you want to deal with enter their name in the search bar above “fire sale”.

Clicking on buy package will bring you to a confirmation page. This is where you verify you have the right niche and price as well as entering the delivery date, your URL, the email you want to be sent out to the sellers’ list and additional instructions.

Upon completion, it is time to fund the project. You are required to provide a digital signature on a contract. This is to ensure that you understand the cost and if there is a dispute support will be able to step in and try to resolve the issue.

It is important to note here that Clickonomy charges the seller a small amount for the clicks delivered which is disbursed out of the money the buyer pays to the seller.

The funds are then paid from your Clickonomy wallet if available or a credit card or PayPal depending on your choice. You will then be redirected to your dashboard where you can see the project. Now you must just wait until the seller confirms they are willing to accept the deadline.

 

FAQ at Clickonomy


What should I do if a seller does not respond?

Clickonomy’s recommends using the internal messaging system to message a seller before you purchase clicks. If a seller does not respond before the click project starts, then most likely they will not respond once you have purchased. Contact support for a refund if you have already paid.

 

Do you offer discounts or coupons?

Inbox BluePrint 2.0 members receive a 20% discount coupon. The way it works is you get a 20% increase in traffic. So for every $500 you invest you receive $100 of free traffic. Inbox Blueprint is now a course offered at Lurn.com. It is free to join Lurn but Inbox Blueprint 2.0 will probably cost over a $1000.

 

Do we have to use Clickonomy to start our business?

This solo ad marketplace was created by Anik Singal the owner of Lurn.com. It was originally meant to help new inboxers. However, you do not need to use it to start your email marketing business.

They do claim to have an advantage over other solo ad marketplaces.

  • It is a monitored marketplace – secure & safe.
  • Sellers are not paid directly. Monies are held in a reserve account until you receive all of your unique clicks.
  • You have access to support.

I am not so sure other marketplaces do not the above. They seem pretty common practices for any successful business these days. I will need to research it more.

 

Why Could Clickonomy Let You Down?


(Instead of Boosting Sales)

Personally, I like Anik and believe solo marketplaces under the right conditions could help many beginner marketers get their foot in the game so to speak. However, there seems to be a growing consensus that marketplaces are not the first choice for more experienced marketers.

I was really surprised to see an article on Jeff Lenney’s website entitled “Why You Should Never Buy a Solo Ad” because he was a coach at Inbox Blueprint teaching people to use Clickonomy! Anyway, it turns out so many people use these kinds of marketplaces that the quality of the lists deteriorates.

If you do use them, research the sellers well. Look up reviews and see what others have said. Also, you can target the newer sellers as their lists may not be as “tired” as the ones that have been around for a while.

An alternative to using clickonomy solo ads would be to target private lists. For example FaceBook Groups, Skype rooms, Warrior Forum Classifieds section. Offer $50 or $100 to have someone with a list send your solo ad to their subscribers. It will be fresh and most likely more responsive.

 

My Conclusion …


Company Name: Clickonomy

Product Type: Solo Ad Marketplace

Owners: Anik Singal

Cost of Service: Register Free. Price Set by Seller (cost of clicks depends on number bought).

Ease of Use: Excellent

Training: Sufficient

Customer Support: Good (based on Inbox BluePrint experience)

Affiliation: None

Opinion: Legitimate [could be costly].

Website: Clickonomy

 

New marketers should try it out especially if you are part of Inbox BluePrint. However, if you find it is not working and you are losing money quickly then switch to one of the other strategies mentioned above. There is a lot more to solo ads than simply sending out an email.

Expect to go through a learning curve as with any online business. Those of you on a tight budget should consider building an authority website before starting your list building. It will be less expensive and give you time to educate yourself about other more costly forms of marketing.

 

Clickonomy Questions and Comments

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “How to Use Clickonomy to Boost Sales”

  1. Marios Tofarides

    Hi, Devan!

    I’m not sure whether solo ads are worth the cost. There are other ways to get subscribers for your email list, including Facebook groups, a lead page on your site etc.

    What is your experience with solo ads? Have you had any luck?

    Thanks for a great review!

    Marios

    1. Hi Mario,

      Thanks!

      No, I haven’t tried them in years. I am using SEO at the moment. I agree with you though targeting private lists (for example FB Groups) is suppose to be much more lucrative.

      The problem with lead pages is you need to get traffic to them and that is why folks use solo ads or SEO or paid advertising to get those visitors. 

      I believe it is a skill to use solo ads like an other kind of marketing. There is a learning curve and the copy in the email needs to be enticing too.

      How about yourself? What works for you?

      Best,

      Devan

  2. Thanks for this great article on clickonomy. I had not heard of this type of service before. You explained everything so clearly, that I could certainly see how this method made sense. I can see why this product exists. I am running PPC campaigns at the moment and paying between 50-70 c per click so 67 c a click is right up there as well. I thought I was interested in this product, but then I say that they were looking for Government level ID to verify your account. There is simply NOOOO way I would give my passort or driver’s license and bank account details to an external website. Gosh….. there are simply way too many scammers out there. I am always in shock with how trusting people are these days.
    I was just wondering if you personally have signed up and handed over your Government ID to this organisation? If yes, are things going well for you?

    1. Hi Glenys,

      You are correct to be concerned. I have not provided my government ID and I do not use Clickonomy because I am following a different strategy with Wealthy Affiliate. There has been two or three cases in the past where I have had to provide my ID. Mainly related to financial programs. Paypal, Stripe, banks so I can do business in the US. It is usually required for tax purposes and that is the only time I provide it.

      However, I do not think under ordinary circumstances companies really need it – I guess they want to prevent fraud from happening. I trust the owner but these days hacking is so prevalent I would be worried about sharing it online.

      I was a member of Inbox BluePrint thats why I know about Clickonomy.

      Thanks for your input! It’s much appreciated.

  3. Hi Devan:

    A few questions since this whole concept is brand new to me.

    So, I as a member of Clickonomy, I buy the clicks package, is that correct?

    Do sellers usually respond when a purchase is made?

    Also, are there statistics that tell us the % of clickers who become buyers?

    It’s so interesting to read your post as it seems I am learning about a new online money-making platform almost every day.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Christopher,

      Yes, as far as I know you pay an agreed upon price with the list owner. For example, you may get 100 clicks for $67. That means your promotional email (solo ad) will go out to every email on the owners email list. 

      Not everyone will click on your promotional link but as soon as 100 people do click the promotion ends. That is my understanding. 

      Also I am sure they have a way of recording the clicks and showing you in the back office. Also if you use your own tracking tools you can know (which I recommend). For example, I use pretty links on my website and it keeps track of the numbers of clicks I receive on my website promotional links.

      I hope this helps.

      I appreciate you dropping by!

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