My Results from Abel Chua’s Solo Ads

I bought a solo ad from Abel Chua – and he does things a bit differently instead of selling clicks he sells you on the amount of optins he generates for you. Which for most people that seems like a better way to go. Because when it boils down to it we’d rather have the conversions then just a bunch of clicks. I ended up buying 50 optins from Abel for $35 which would be $0.70 per optin.

Here’s my receipt:


Here are my results:

Abel ended up generating 64 optins for me which is 14 extra which is $0.55 a subscriber

I’d recommend having Abel build your list this way, it’s an affordable way to get going.

Have you bought a solo ad from Abel? Tell us your results below

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70 thoughts on “My Results from Abel Chua’s Solo Ads”

  1. I purchased 100 Click Opt In Solo Ads from this person. All optins were from the same IP address. Many were consecutive email addresses like xxxx056, xxxx057, xxxx058, xxxx058, xxxx060 etc. I did not notice this untill I recieved an email from AWEBER regarding violation of my terms of service. I reported Fraud to PayPal as I suspect these were computer generated leads and not flesh and blood opportunity seakers.

    1. Hey Robert,

      I searched through my sends… just in my defense, I sent you 121 clicks here and gave the customers a bonus when they signed up for you. that’s why there’s such a high optin rate.

      This was just to one of my list segments.

      http://abel-chua.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/proof.png

      I have no control on what e-mail they used, but i have a close relationship with them. I also give them bonuses for buying products as well.

      Paid products they use this: http://abel-chua.com/cbbonus/collectbonus.php

      Free products, they just reply me after they sign up and i’ll send them straight.

      Cheers,
      Abel

    2. I’ve checked the bottom of this thread, and guess what? You can ask those guys how the solos went… THEY LOVE IT!

  2. I am afraid I have to be blunt here, but Abel is the biggest fraud you will ever come across with solo ad. I purchased is 100 optin guaranteed for $70, 5 days after he supposingly had sent out the solo, I only received 25 subs, mostly from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and India. I sent him a number of emails querying him about the number of subs received. He kept reassuring me I would get the full 100 subs.
    On checking statcounter I found something odd, with a specific referring link to my site. The link in question was http://the6figuresuccess.com/mwinstructions.txt and I thought this was odd, so i decided to check it out, and low and behold this is what I found
    DO NOT CLICK. ONLY COPY AND PASTE. IF NOT NO PAYMENT MADE.

    Register with DIFFERENT E-MAILs. NO SAME NAME.

    If you do the job twice, don’t use e.g. afra01@hotmail.com and afra02@hotmail.com. USE A DIFFERENT WORD in the e-mail address.

    Go to these websites:

    1. http://xxxxxxxx/?ref=22151
    2. http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/bessiewhitt/
    3. http://xxxxxxxxxxxx/make-money-on-youtube.html
    4. http://xxxxxx.ws

    Make sure you confirm the e-mails! Use another E-mail if you’re already signed up.

    Go to the links above and sign up with your link and e-mail. Make sure you click on the confirmation link once a confirmation mail is sent to you. If not no payment made!

    I was shocked and angered by this. I have crossed out the urls, but one of the 4 listed was mine, and I am sure some poor sod, was faced with the exact problem I had. You can never trust people; don’t know why some can’t be legit.

    1. GUYS! Can we please pay more attention to this? This is blatant fraud and gives our industry a *very* bad name.

      Now I actually have interactions with Abel and this *disgusts* me. I am going to spread the word about this because it is just not acceptable.

      Awful. Just awful

      Bob

  3. I forgot to mention that the domain with the instructions, is his domain, as that’s the same domain he uses with his emails to me. In addition that referral from this domain started as soon as I purchased the solo from him. I have sent him an email about his fraud, I am sure he will take down the link in no time.

  4. I commend you on the list of solo providers you have listed here, and I believe you to be an honest chap. However i left a legitimate comment regarding this specific solo ad provider, and you chose to completely delete it. Find this very strange. A word of advice here, be careful of your reputation, it take a long time to build, but it can be lost very quickly. My advice to you is to be carful recommending this chap.

  5. You are RECOMMENDING this guy? Did you actually buy a solo ad from him? I found this blog and thought that maybe I could save a little time and money testing out so may solo ads, but if you’re recommending this type of blatant fraud I guess your recommendations aren’t worth much. There are plenty of good solo ad providers out there who will probably pay a commission. It’s really counter productive to just post a bunch of recommendations that aren’t actually helpful to your readers. Just my two cents. Your business, I guess.

  6. You’re getting excellent feedback here Reed, and I’m surprised you’re still linking to this provider’s site. If you don’t protect your visitors from scammers and keep associating yourself with them, people will lose trust in your recommendations and not return to your site.

  7. I purchased 250 unique hits from Abel on Dec. 29, 2011 and got an email that the hits would be delivered the following week.
    However on checking my landing page link, I discovered that the link was broken so I contacted Abel of my situation and asked him to send the traffic to my main site link, which I supplied.
    His reply was that it was no problem.

    When I did not receive the hits he promised, he informed me that he was half way thru the mailings with my broken link but the remaining clicks (125) would be delivered to my main site link.

    It is now 3 weeks since he promised to deliver the hits and thus far, I have received only 3 hits.
    My main site tracks and records number of hits.

    I should have received at a minimum of 125 hits since that is what Abel promised.

    Total waste of $80

    Terence

    1. Please disregard the negative comment I posted above.
      It has taken longer than expected but I have received 48 hits thus far and Abel assures me he is still working on getting my 250 hits I had paid for.

      I want to apologize to Abel for the previous post.
      I tried to delete it but was unable to.

      Terence

      1. Have you not read the other posts above you were there is major fraud from this solo ad provider? No need to apologize to a scammer… Reed is a good guy and provides a good service here. It’s in this manner we can all come together and report our findings/experiences with these companies without blowing through thousands of dollars.

        1. Hey Mike,

          Have you tried my solo ads yet? If you want, i can prove it to you, i’ll give you a free solo ad right now, and YOU can post your MOST HONEST review on this thread.

          I can be certain, we’ll even make some sales on your OTO.

          Cheers,
          Abel

          1. All the people above cant be wrong, you don’t have to bribe one guy with a genuine solo so as to give a positive review and blindfold the rest of us.

            Abel, this world is a small village and you have been exposed.You need to change your ways.

            Morris

          2. Unfortunately this thread definitely is leading me to believe that your solo ads aren’t providing the results promised!

      2. at first you said it was 125 hits then you said 250 so what was it 125 or 250 hots as promised? This all sounds fishy to me!

  8. I’ve seen people with mixed results from Abel and people still partnering up with him on other projects outside of solo ads

    The whole point of allowing others to comment is for you to share your results since a provider may give me a better deal since they feel they will get more sales from a good review, also a lot depends on your offer my offer maybe a better fit for a list than your own. On the other hand if a bunch of people post “hey this guy didn’t do well for me” others are going to think twice before ordering. It’s all about due diligence.

    It’s always best to ask questions and then order a small advertising package from someone and your results will vary from mine and others.

    1. That’s why it is SO IMPORTANT to track where your visitors are coming from! Someone who orders blindly without tracking can get screwed like Robert who commented above.

      Use tracking people!

  9. In case this helps someone here was the result of my investigation into Abel’s solo. This is part of a message I sent him at the time.

    “You are not actually sending anything to any list. You are instead making use of a site called MinutesWorkers and hire people for $0.10/hour to fill the subscribes for you (see screenshot).

    http://bertranddo.com/wp-content/upl…screenshot.png

    I first found it suspect than most of the subscribers I got from your solo ads were from India (see screenshot).

    http://bertranddo.com/wp-content/upl…ciousnames.png

    I also found that a lot of people were coming from http://www.minuteworkers.com/jobinfo.php?ID=1570259600 since your solo ad started by looking at my website analytics (see screenshot).

    http://bertranddo.com/wp-content/upl…tics-stats.png

    You are selling solo ads for $70 and on the side you hire people for about 7-8$ in total, so you must be making around $62 pure profit per deal. ”

    Friendly advice: when you buy a solo always check three things:

    -traffic sources in google analytics
    -lead names in your autoresponders
    -and lead countries stats

    Otherwise you don’t really know what you are getting,

    Best,
    Bertrand.

    1. Yes bro, you were right. But ever since i stopped during june july period, i used this method. I refunded your cash and promised you never to use it again right?

      I used the bonus method.

      This was just to one of my list segments.

      http://abel-chua.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/proof.png

      I have no control on what e-mail they used, but i have a close relationship with them. I also give them bonuses for buying products as well.

      Paid products they use this: http://abel-chua.com/cbbonus/collectbonus.php

      Free products, they just reply me after they sign up and i’ll send them straight.

      Cheers,
      Abel

  10. Okay guys, to clear this up. I’m giving everyone of you here a Free 100 click solo ad each to review it.

    ALL OF YOU LISTED HERE:
    bertranddo
    Tom
    Mike
    Anthony
    Bob
    Robert Urquhart
    Reed

    PM me at abel-chua on Skype.

  11. Hey Reed,

    Great site and great to see it get so much attention. I would never remove the post or link to Abel’s solos. I’ve purchased many solos off Abel over the past few months and always got quality traffic. He promoted my products and they sold. So I purchased solos from him and low and behold, more sales.

    People on this site have lots of choice and lots of feedback to make there own informed decision. Great job!

  12. I have just had a solo from Abel and I have to say he was easy to deal with and overdelivered on the clicks.
    After the comments above, I have checked the subscribers that came onto my list for anything suspicious and found nothing that concerned me.
    There were no more Indian names on there than I would have expected and the global spread of IP’s and subscriber locations did not give me any cause for concern.

  13. Hi Reed,

    Just to chip in with my 2 cent`s 🙂

    I actually just bought a 100 click solo from Abel and the result`s…. Well AWESOME!

    Here is the stats: 164 unique clicks and 77 opt ins which works out 46% opt in rate and I had a sale.

    In those stats I have not included my exit page which gave me another 8% opt ins 🙂

    So all considered this solo was well worth the money!

  14. I purchased 100 unique clicks from Abel 3 days ago. And I was satisfied with the results. He sent me 125 unique clicks plus and optin rate of 43%. He is one of the few marketers that can be trusted on this business. Looking forward doing more business with him.

  15. This Guy Rocks…..

    I don’t know why bad testimonials here..

    I paid for 100 clicks and i got 119 clicks and 77 leads ..wth a conversion of over 60 % for opt-in

    So i am happy and will definately reorder

    Ankur

  16. I had posted a negative response regarding promised hits on Jan. 24 and subsequently
    posted an apology on Feb. 14 because Abel promised I would get all my visitors.
    It seems my apology was a bit premature.
    I signed up Dec. 29, 2011 for the 250 visitors package for $80 and thus far only received
    54 hits (my tracker records all hits).
    I have tested my ad tracker and it works fine on my end, so how is Abel tracking the hits? In case Abel doesn’t understand, it is not a hit or visit unless someone actually clicks the hyperlink and visits my website.

    After several emails to Abel, he promised me I would get all my hits/visitors but that hasn’t happened.
    My last email from him dated 3/2/2012 promised another 300 hits but like all of his previous empty promises, I have not received them yet.

    My suggestion is steer clear of his offers and don’t waste your money!!!

  17. I have done a 100 click solo ad with Abel and have see great results with it. abel over delivered the clicks and they were still trickling in after the solo ad finished and i got 2 sales on the front end for $30 and also got a new team member which made me $100

    So it was well worth it. He keeps in contact with you over skype

    Will be doing more solo’s in the future

  18. Hi,
    I have purchased Abel’s Solo AD (250 clicks), he’s busy with a 2 week wait. So I’m looking forward to the results! I’ve read the negative feedback listed above, but i have faith that Abel will deliver with great results.

    I’ll add my testimonial after seeing results from my AD.

    Marie

  19. I’ve read through this thread and decided to actually give Abel Chua a chance and I bought a solo from him….

    Let me say this, People make mistakes and learn from those mistakes and most apparently Abel Chua has learned how to develop traffic to make solos because the solos I bought from him got good results, good opt ins, and get this — I even made some sales with that traffic and that’s the name of the game, right….

    I’d for sure give Abel a change because I’d buy another solo from him too.
    His traffic is good!!!

    ~ Deepo

  20. Most of you guys seem to be missing the true point of solo’s.

    Getting people to opt-in really means nothing, because just like was discovered above, a seller can easily pay people a few pennies to signup to your list, and that subscriber has a negative value. (it costs you money to have an autoresponder account, so every bad lead in your account has a negative value since it costs you money to have but will never make you any money.)

    When I do solo’s I look at actual conversion. The initial signup means nothing to me, I tend to offer the person an additional free thing of high value in return for taking some additional action.

    People who were paid to signup to your list never take those added steps that a real lead would take.

    So when a person goes through my squeeze process I see the reality of the solo mailing. If the seller provided real people, that will be reflected in my final conversions, if he sent trash traffic, that also shows it’s self in my final conversions.

    I always buy the smallest package offered from the seller and look at the real conversions, then run away or buy more, whichever is appropriate based on my conversion ratio.

    Before anyone challenges my method by saying you will lose conversions if you make people do too many things, you are wrong.

    If my initial offer is a free copy of abc ebook, and they take it, and my oto is an offer for a free software that will automate the tasks in the ebook they just took from me, then anyone actually interested in that original ebook will of course also opt for the free software.

    This is how you uncover clever scams by sellers. Either their leads are real, or they aren’t, and you can tell right away even from their smallest offer.

  21. Hi Everyone,

    I wanted to give my result from the subscriber I have received from Abel. I purchased 5000 subscribers from Abel, after running a solo ad I purchased from him. The Solo ad was to a webinar offer selling a product. The ad broke even in sales. Earning the trust to purchase a much larger campaign, hence the 5000 subscriber order.

    Below I’m putting the stats from mailing to the list so far, only 2600 subs delivered, so we are about half way to completion. But I have been mailing them so i can give some results.

    June 7, 2012 Sent 2655 Opens 119(4.5%) Clicks 90(3.4%)
    June 5, 2012 Sent 2330 Opens 98(4.2%) Clicks Unknown
    May 28, 2012 Sent 1645 Opens 96(5.8%) Clicks 97(5.9%) Very good result on this mailing
    May 24, 2012 Sent 1414 Opens Unknown Clicks 17(1.2%) poor offer and send as TXT only.

    Yes the list has made sale it will take about 2 months for me to break even from the purchase. If anyone doubts Abel or his service please talk to me, As you can see above this list is responsive the country make up mainly, US, UK, Canada, Australia. But there are some, India, Russia, Romania etc.

    Abel, has done a great job helping me, discussing offers, even helping with email copy. I know this business is “buyer beware” and it can be tough to find trusted vendors, so my advice is test and test.

    As for Abel, he’s earned my trust with two solid purchases and support, I think the numbers above support that. I hope my openness here helps everyone.

    1. Hey Scottie, tried to send a message before to say that I don’t think Abel’s list will work for your Beachbody business. I’m not sure, but I think all of his lists are in the IM niche.

      Also, I can vouch for Abel. I will admit that I, too, had read the comments on this blog and I was extremely leery about doing business with him. It seemed the results were mixed based on the comments on this blog, however someone that I know and trust said that they had a good experience with him. So, I gave it a shot.

      I started with a small order of 500 guaranteed subs, which Abel delivered. I then purchased 200 more. During the second run, it showed that he came up a little short. I talked to Abel about that and he agreed to continue sending subs until it showed 200 on my end…which he did.

      So, I guess the $1 million question is how did the subs perform. Well, if they’re not real people I’m having a hard time seeing that. While I have not gotten any sales from these subs yet they do open my mail and I’ve even received email from some of them. I just started sending daily emails over the last week and I’m getting about a 6 to 7% open rate and a 2 to 5% click through rate with each mailing. I’m in the process of trying to tweak my own copy and offers to make them more responsive.

      I do know others who have used his service who are making sales with the subs that he has sent.

      I have no affiliation with Abel or his business beyond being a customer and I hope that he continues to operate above board as I really have enjoyed doing business with him. No one has money to throw away…I know that I definitely don’t, so I can honestly say that my experience with Abel thus far has been very good.

  22. I can vouch for Abel. I will admit that I, too, had read the comments on this blog and I was extremely leery about doing business with him. It seemed the results were mixed based on the comments on this blog, however someone that I know and trust said that they had a good experience with him. So, I gave it a shot.

    I started with a small order of 500 guaranteed subs, which Abel delivered. I then purchased 200 more. During the second run, it showed that he came up a little short. I talked to Abel about that and he agreed to continue sending subs until it showed 200 on my end…which he did.

    So, I guess the $1 million question is how did the subs perform. Well, if they’re not real people I’m having a hard time seeing that. While I have not gotten any sales from these subs yet they do open my mail and I’ve even received email from some of them. I just started sending daily emails over the last week and I’m getting about a 6 to 7% open rate and a 2 to 5% click through rate with each mailing. I’m in the process of trying to tweak my own copy and offers to make them more responsive.

    I do know others who have used his service who are making sales with the subs that he has sent.

    I have no affiliation with Abel or his business beyond being a customer and I hope that he continues to operate above board as I really have enjoyed doing business with him. No one has money to throw away…I know that I definitely don’t, so I can honestly say that my experience with Abel thus far has been very good.

  23. The bad feed back certainly makes me not want to deal with this site, I read multiple post saying that all the visits are from the same ip, and country, there is just no excuse for this fraud, I strongly suggest people that is leaving good feed, to check their stats more carefully, I will be asking for review solos on any future soload endeavor.

  24. I want to try this solo ad from Abel but is it really worth it? Do you think that buying 100 clicks would bring me more sales? or just leads?

    Thanks!

  25. I’m really interested to buy solo ads, I have been searching for ways to get good traffic to promote my site but I always fail. I just have a question, do you think buying clicks would really bring out sales? or would this only give me leads?

    Thanks!

  26. Interesting thread. I’m not going to come down on any side on this but want to comment in an attempt to educate.

    Tracking: You have to track – clicks, referring url and conversions- and how many buy!! By themselves clicks mean darn all. I put 940 inexpensive confirmed optins on a list in 72 hours a while back and was ecstatic! – until I checked my tracking.

    And looked at their willingness to buy a high quality OTO for only $8 (with a $4 downsell) and their willingness to buy the inexpensive product off my list in the next week.

    Guess what? The referring urls were all different, sure I got the clicks I was promised, the optin rate was through the roof – but nobody was willing to buy! Not one person in 940 confirmed optins!

    Why?

    They were all incentive’s optins (paid to signup) – absolutely worthless and without proper tracking I would never been able to find out.

    You have a choice – invest in a comprehensive solution, or have your cash disappear like water in a leaky bucket.

  27. Hi Abel,

    I send you an email a week ago regarding buying a solo ad from you. Not too sure if you receive it. How will i go about buying an ad from you as I have been advised to contact you first before ordering.

  28. Thank you all very much for posting these comments. I thank that if it is clear that someone was cheated then in my opinion that is one too many.

  29. I purchased solo ads from Abel Chua, for $59.00, I got 5 clicks. Customer support was unresponsive to inquiry. I got an email telling me the ad would start on a particular day and it did not… This activity smacks of fraud!

  30. DO NOT PAY ANY MONEY TO ABEL CHUA. You will not get your clicks and you will lose your cash just as I have. He doesn’t answer any emails and won’t provide any proof to me that he has sent my ad out. The link I gave him had my own tracking link embedded in it so I know that I haven’t received any clicks. THIS SOLO AD OFFER IS A SCAM AND I HAVE LOST MY MONEY.

    1. I have not received a reply from Abel Chua! As you can see, I posted in this forum that I had not received them on April 23 and still no response. I am going to cancel my Payment!

      1. Hi Robbie,
        I would like to help you. You will get traffic at a reasonable price, and you will be happy. I’ve bought lots of solos (NOT FROM ABEL ever), and just a tiny percentage of them work.
        Now, I’ve got the source. You also might’ve found yours already, but in case you have not, just shoot me an email at constantleverage@gmail.com and let me know if you need my help. At the subject line, please type “HOOK ME UP WITH YOUR TRAFFIC” and I’ll get back to you with the details.
        Cheers,
        Lazarin
        P.S. Please note, I live in Europe. And depends on when you send me your mail, it might take me a few hours to get back to you. But, I will. For sure. I am also sick and tired of irresponsive impostors 🙁

  31. WOW!!!!! C’mon people…

    Have you read the comments in this thread!? Stop giving this guy your hard earned money.

    HE HAS ALREADY AGREED HE ONCE PAID PEOPLE FOR YOUR CLICKS. No matter what he says, he is a liar at heart… So stop paying him!!

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