Apologies if the following sounds a bit naive as I am new to the scene and trying to get my head round a lot of various factors.
What interested me was the email marketing side of things and the thought of being able to send millions of emails while being an affiliate and even if 0.5% only converted in sales for example this could still be a tidy profit.
The problem is laws perhaps such as CAN-SPAM and other countries anti-spam laws. Personally if I receive junk mail I don't actually go to the bother of reporting it or taking further action but obviously that's just me.
What I was finding when reading into these laws from different countries is that most require you to have an unsubscribe link in your message. I know of quality products including email scrappers, mass mailers and SMTP servers to get if I needed them which could easily handle the workload. What I was thinking was searching for niche's related to my affiliate field and target customers emails who are in that space with an unsubscribe link in the email itself. But I am thinking this is still not a possibility legally and everyone has to have their contacts to "OPT IN". Is this absolutely the case or am I missing something?
Again apologies about the naivety.