The Money Is In the List for Affiliate Marketing
The Money is in the List?
I am sure that you have heard this before. If you are involved with affiliate marketing, you have probably heard it over and over again. But, is it true… is the money in the list?
I am involved with affiliate marketing and the great thing is that you do not need a product to begin making money. There are thousands of viable products available that you can make a great income on.
Whatever your interest or your niche is, there are plenty of products waiting for you to make money with. There is also plenty of room for you to create and promote your own product. Provided of course that it is a good one.
As for affiliate programs, they are very simple to get started with.
You just need to sign up for their affiliate program, promote it, and watch the money start rolling in (hopefully). This is all great, but then what? Most likely you would find another product and start all over again.
What if, when you find or create this new product, you already have hundreds or thousands of people to instantly tell about it? You can shoot them a quick email and have immediate money in your pocket. Then you can start advertising this product and create even more people for your next great idea. As you can imagine, this process can take on a snowball effect. Before you know it, your primary income will be from your online business. Now you can work from home!
How do you go about starting a list?
One of the best ways is to create a squeeze page. This is a simple one page website that is designed to capture your visitors name and email address. You can do this by offering a free report, a free subscription to your newsletter, or both.
See also: Pre-Written Email Marketing
Once you have their information they are added to your autoresponder and they are a part or your list. At this time you would redirect them to your affiliate product website or to your own website with a link.
You have now created a potential customer for your current and your future products.
When you start to email them regularly make sure that you are offering them something of value. Some ideas include: useful information, free reports, free software, and creative ideas that you come across.
You can than suggest your product and offer a link to your product or affiliate page. Build up your product with a strong sales message and watch the sales start pouring in.
One piece of advice, do not oversell to your list. This is a very valuable resource and should not be jeopardized.
You need to give good solid information and only promote worthwhile products. Treat your list as a group of friends that you want to help with the information that you are providing. Not as another dollar in your pocket. Just follow the golden rule and treat your list as you would want to be treated and you will be on your way to success.