Clickbank affiliate without email list

by bospa
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Hi All! This is my first post on warrior forum. I'm very new to internet marketing and don't have earn any money yet. Last few days, I followed few resources about affiliate marketing and found Clickbank is good for beginners. But the problem I've is, while one information says "You need to build a list to earn money with Clickbank" another says, "You don't need a list to earn money with Clickbank". What is right?

Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author izwan
    both are true. it's up to you to select which.
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    • Profile picture of the author andrealhendrick
      Originally Posted by izwan View Post

      both are true. it's up to you to select which.
      Exactly, all depends on what you're going for "niche," and what your goals are ect
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    • Profile picture of the author astral walker
      Originally Posted by izwan View Post

      both are true. it's up to you to select which.
      Could you explain how can your income grow with out a list? Are you not building a list. Let me know.

      I think if you have a list, it will help you sustain for a long time. Promoting affiliate links directly via social media or other source will only work for a small period of time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
      Originally Posted by izwan View Post

      both are true. it's up to you to select which.

      If you don't want a large percentage of your traffic generation efforts to go to waste, I recommend you build a list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
    You can send traffic to Clickbank affiliate offers directly from YouTube and Facebook and other Social Media sites.

    Or, you can also send the traffic to a website squeeze page where you offer a free down bride to capture an email first, and then redirect them to the affiliate offer. And now, you got the email in your autoresponder list which you can then use to follow up via email reminder.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dhairaz
      Originally Posted by Jeff Burritt View Post

      You can send traffic to Clickbank affiliate offers directly from YouTube and Facebook and other Social Media sites.

      Or, you can also send the traffic to a website squeeze page where you offer a free down bride to capture an email first, and then redirect them to the affiliate offer. And now, you got the email in your autoresponder list which you can then use to follow up via email reminder.
      Agreed. I do both....
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepenerd
    You don't HAVE to have an email list to make money, but you SHOULD start building a list from the start.

    The method to make money on the internet as an affiliate is simple > send targeted traffic to an offer that converts.

    You can send traffic without an email list. The problem is that you'll continually have to pay for that traffic again and again if you're not building a list. And you can only send them one place. Once you build an email list you can send that traffic again and again without paying for it and you can send them to multiple offers.

    So, start by sending traffic to an optin to get them on a list. Give them something of value to get them to sign up. Then send to an affiliate offer after you've given them some value.

    To get started this way is going to be fastest with paid traffic, so it's going to take some upfront investment. If you do it right, you can break even or maybe even profit a bit upfront. But, if you're building a list and put your subscribers through a series of emails that continually promote until they buy, eventually you'll be able to get your money back out of the traffic spend.

    You can drive traffic without spending money, but it takes a lot longer to get started and will take a lot more effort on your part up front. If you can afford it, do paid traffic. If you have no money to get started, but have time, then drive traffic through organic means like SEO and Facebook/Twitter posting. If you don't have time or money right now, go out and work your butt off to save some money back and then get started with paid traffic.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tariqsal
    It all depends.

    You do not NEED a list to make money with clickbank, but I'll advise you to if you can afford it.

    If you have money to invest in email marketing, you'll be well on your way to building your list with solo ads/ppc/ and other advertising. If not, tough luck. You'll invest a lot of time.

    If you do not have money, you-tube and other video traffic methods are the easiest ways to bring traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author bospa
      Originally Posted by Tariqsal View Post


      If you have money to invest in email marketing, you'll be well on your way to building your list with solo ads/ppc/ and other advertising. If not, tough luck. You'll invest a lot .
      "If not, tough luck"

      Suppose, there's something inside this? Would you like to please explain?
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    Entrpernerd's advice above is right on. I have done some direct linking via PPC ads and that has resulted in some sales. Of course since those email addresses were not captured they are not on my list so they are gone for good.

    The prevailing thought is that people should be sent to a squeeze page, emails address captured and than they get sold via follow up emails from an autoresponder. As a consumer I would have a problem with that. If I am looking to buy and then it turns out I have to jump through hoops to eventualy get the sales offer in front of me, I will be long by then.

    I guess it is just me as apparently nobody else (at least here on WF) feels that way. When I am looking to buy something online I do NOT want to give my email address, get on a list, get sent emails, read those emails, and eventually follow a link to sales page. I just wanted to buy something....
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    • Profile picture of the author entrepenerd
      Originally Posted by DWaters View Post

      Entrpernerd's advice above is right on. I have done some direct linking via PPC ads and that has resulted in some sales. Of course since those email addresses were not captured they are not on my list so they are gone for good.

      The prevailing thought is that people should be sent to a squeeze page, emails address captured and than they get sold via follow up emails from an autoresponder. As a consumer I would have a problem with that. If I am looking to buy and then it turns out I have to jump through hoops to eventualy get the sales offer in front of me, I will be long by then.

      I guess it is just me as apparently nobody else (at least here on WF) feels that way. When I am looking to buy something online I do NOT want to give my email address, get on a list, get sent emails, read those emails, and eventually follow a link to sales page. I just wanted to buy something....
      Your thinking is not wrong. The thing to keep in mind is that someone searching and clicking on an ad is looking for a solution. You have to provide them with some sort of belief that putting in their email is going to get them one step closer to finding that solution. And then DELIVER on that. If you were to believe that putting your email in an optin was going to get you access to something that may help solve your immediate burning problem and then get direct access to help in solving that problem, I don't think you'd be too upset about giving up your email.

      The problem with most is that they don't help the user believe they're going to find a solution and even if they do, they don't actually deliver on that belief and just send you straight through to the sales page. I get upset by that too.

      The moral is: to build a high value, high quality list means you have to build a good reputation with your subscribers by delivering on what you promised to get them on your list in the first place. Think of it like running for president. If you don't deliver on your promises, a few months after the election all your supporters are going to be pissed and calling for impeachment. Don't be that guy.
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    • Profile picture of the author bospa
      Originally Posted by DWaters View Post


      The prevailing thought is that people should be sent to a squeeze page, emails address captured and than they get sold via follow up emails from an autoresponder. As a consumer I would have a problem with that. If I am looking to buy and then it turns out I have to jump through hoops to eventualy get the sales offer in front of me, I will be long by then.

      I guess it is just me as apparently nobody else (at least here on WF) feels that way. When I am looking to buy something online I do NOT want to give my email address, get on a list, get sent emails, read those emails, and eventually follow a link to sales page. I just wanted to buy something....
      Does it mean that if I can filter people in buying mode, direct linking them to sales page is better than going though email capturing?
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      • Profile picture of the author entrepenerd
        Originally Posted by bospa View Post

        Does it mean that if I can filter people in buying mode, direct linking them to sales page is better than going though email capturing?
        NO!

        You want the people in buying mode on your list. Just make sure that you don't distract them from buying mode in the process. Your optin process should stir up their pain and further build their buying mode. Then you let them know you have a solution to their problem and link them to the affiliate offer to buy.

        If you're interested in how to make this all work, you should check out Andre Chaperon's products like Auto Repsonder Madness and Tiny Little Businesses. Andre is the master of storyselling as an affiliate marketer.
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        • Profile picture of the author bospa
          Originally Posted by entrepenerd View Post

          NO!

          You want the people in buying mode on your list. Just make sure that you don't distract them from buying mode in the process. Your optin process should stir up their pain and further build their buying mode. Then you let them know you have a solution to their problem and link them to the affiliate offer to buy.

          If you're interested in how to make this all work, you should check out Andre Chaperon's products like Auto Repsonder Madness and Tiny Little Businesses. Andre is the master of storyselling as an affiliate marketer.
          Entrepenerd, Your information is really helpful for me. So, just another question. Some resources say that, there are kind of people who buy anything what they see, (Perhaps, people who has nothing to do with their money) find them and win the affiliate game with minimum efforts. Is this a true statement?
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          • Profile picture of the author entrepenerd
            Originally Posted by bospa View Post

            Entrepenerd, Your information is really helpful for me. So, just another question. Some resources say that, there are kind of people who buy anything what they see, (Perhaps, people who has nothing to do with their money) find them and win the affiliate game with minimum efforts. Is this a true statement?
            That's true of just about anything. But, it's not common to find people who are going to buy anything even if it's total crap. Your goal should always be to find "hyperactive" buyers that will buy everything you promote. But, in order to do that you need to build a list of buyers and build a high quality reputation for yourself as promoting only high quality products worth buying.
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      • Profile picture of the author DWaters
        Originally Posted by bospa View Post

        Does it mean that if I can filter people in buying mode, direct linking them to sales page is better than going though email capturing?
        I am not saying direct linking is "better" but it is treating the buyer differently by getting the sales offer in front of him ASAP which is generally what a buyer really wants IMO.

        How do you filter for people who are already in a buying mode ??? Don'e we al l wish we could easily do that! One potential method is to run a PPC campaign using ONLY the buyer keywords such as "product name, buy product, product for sale". Very limited keywords, just the one a person with credit card in hand might use.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    The reason why most people say you should build a list is
    because it takes two to seven contacts to close a sale.

    Aside that, the benefits of building list is huge, you can promote
    other offers to your list and make money almost instantly,
    increase your conversion rate among many.

    While list building isn't a must but it's important to integrate it
    into your marketing tactics.

    Well, there is no harm in trying both on different clickbank
    products or any other affiliate programs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jim Symonds
      Originally Posted by johnben1444 View Post

      The reason why most people say you should build a list is
      because it takes two to seven contacts to close a sale.

      Aside that, the benefits of building list is huge, you can promote
      other offers to your list and make money almost instantly,
      increase your conversion rate among many.

      While list building isn't a must but it's important to integrate it
      into your marketing tactics.

      Well, there is no harm in trying both on different clickbank
      products or any other affiliate programs.
      I heard 7-12 contacts to make a sale, but I completely agree.

      Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author eesltd
    I never use email list to affiliate. For clickbank I use SPAM websites, and redirect traffic with, JQuery and .htaccess file. This is very effective way to affiliate. Obviously spam and affiliate target site are 100% thematically related. Instead of email list I prefer bridge websites, to increase conversion rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vikram73
    There's a million different ways to do this. I knew a vendor who ran a music app on ClickBank and he categorically refused to build a list. He just felt it was a distraction.

    How can you criticize the guy? He was making several hundred thousand a year. He actively told his affiliates to just buy media ads, market articles, do youtube, blogging etc.

    Everyone was making money. Sure, they could have made more with a list but they didn't have lists and they still made money.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by bospa View Post

    Hi All! This is my first post on warrior forum. I'm very new to internet marketing and don't have earn any money yet. Last few days, I followed few resources about affiliate marketing and found Clickbank is good for beginners. But the problem I've is, while one information says "You need to build a list to earn money with Clickbank" another says, "You don't need a list to earn money with Clickbank". What is right?

    Thanks,
    Definitely start building a List. It is mighty hard to just sell CB products without people really knowing you or at least feel that you have some credibility



    - Robert Andrew
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    • Look at the products that convert well.

      Create a short report that is thematically related.

      Send very well targeted traffic to a squeeze page to get your report.

      When they opt in, redirect to offer sales page.

      Some will buy if you have targeted traffic and have funneled them along the same theme.
      This will help offset initial traffic costs. If you send them to a SEO related squeeze then redirect to a weight loss offer, that will not work. SEO squeeze, SEO offer, SEO emails. Give them what they want.

      Create 45 days of auto-responder messages that deliver value and build trust. Use a good auto responder.

      Market to the list.

      Rinse, repeat
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      • Profile picture of the author sunnydaze39140
        Originally Posted by Richard Van Cleave View Post

        Look at the products that convert well.

        Create a short report that is thematically related.

        Send very well targeted traffic to a squeeze page to get your report.

        When they opt in, redirect to offer sales page.

        Some will buy if you have targeted traffic and have funneled them along the same theme.
        This will help offset initial traffic costs. If you send them to a SEO related squeeze then redirect to a weight loss offer, that will not work. SEO squeeze, SEO offer, SEO emails. Give them what they want.

        Create 45 days of auto-responder messages that deliver value and build trust. Use a good auto responder.

        Market to the list.

        Rinse, repeat

        I understand the squeeze page but how are we to get traffic to this page?
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        • Profile picture of the author dhiraj192
          For traffic to your squeeze page at first you'll probably need to pay. Fb ads, solo ads. Whether you build a list or not you'll need traffic to your offers.
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          • Profile picture of the author getmoney015
            Definitely recommend that you build a list I believe its a whole lot easier, I have seen people make money from clickbank without a list just by simply creating a blog or article and get ranked high for a certain keyword and have a link or banner for the clickbank ad on the blog or article. With a list you can actually make a connection with your subscribers and recommend a good quality product
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        • Profile picture of the author chooseyourself
          Originally Posted by sunnydaze39140 View Post

          I understand the squeeze page but how are we to get traffic to this page?
          Can't go wrong with making a YouTube video about your product.

          If you have Google Chrome you can add Vid Iq, an extension that allows you to see the tags other successful videos have used and copy them too.

          There's a free and paid version (I'm not sure what the paid version offers I use the free but I'm sure its good). It also shows you how many views per hour, how many Google plus 1s, Facebook likes, retweets, etc.

          Don't forget about vimeo and other video sites, simply share the vid there too for a little more traffic.

          Hope this helps.
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          • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
            Last time I a bit stubborn on this
            but Alex Smith is right email list is important.


            Now is I SHORTAGE OF LIST!!! I NEED BILLION OF LISTS PLS
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  • Profile picture of the author tudexo
    Originally Posted by bospa View Post

    Hi All! This is my first post on warrior forum. I'm very new to internet marketing and don't have earn any money yet. Last few days, I followed few resources about affiliate marketing and found Clickbank is good for beginners. But the problem I've is, while one information says "You need to build a list to earn money with Clickbank" another says, "You don't need a list to earn money with Clickbank". What is right?

    Thanks,
    It's true, you don't need a list to start earning, but what's a list anyway? It's highly targeted traffic right? That's what you need - list or not. If you have a list in the same niche, you can promote to them or you can send traffic to your LP or whatever and sell your stuff and also collect the emails ....so its like you build a list and sell at the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Lumbergh
    If you have a website where you promote affiliate products, then you might aswell build a list through that website. See where I'm going? as long as you get traffic to your affiliate offers you are making money, wheter you build a list or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author MuhamadEdisonA
    If your niche in internet marketing, you should build your list. Why? another method is developed every time to make somebody rich and there many fastest way to get money with up to date methods. So your customer need you know every time. List is important on this niche

    But it's different with like diabetes niche, just promote without build your list is probably. Because if somebody finds a methods to stop diabetes. They will just by one product and We can not sell anything about diabete again. It hard to say if you want to sell again with him. So, just promote it again in PPC directly to landing page

    -Muhamad Edison A
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  • Profile picture of the author Omarkenawy
    Hello

    Listen my friend

    As in my 3 years experience in affiliate marketing business I see:

    For long run successful business, you must build your own subscribers list, as you can promote as many products as possible for the same costumers IN SAME NICHE MARKET LIKE such as weight loss, or internet marketing niches.

    But the golden role that is followed by the big dogs in affiliate marketing business is using paid advertising with clickbank products. You can see so many marketers who don`t focus on promoting one products instead multiple products in various different niches using paid ads such facebook ad, PPV and PPC.
    This role has brought great profits and made as called " big gurus" in affiliate marketing industry.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roderick Gardner
    Well If I was you build a list !
    You need a landing page or optin page a good place to get one at Fiverr .com
    autoresponder , a offer which you will give away or best charge a small fee $1 as a bribe
    to get there email address. Then you can market to them for as long as they are on your list .
    Once created just send traffic Rinse & Repeat
    Getresponce is a good autoresponder where you can use there basic landing page add you information ( you don't need flashy ) plus they host it for you.
    Heres link for getresponce free for 30 days http://gr8.com/pr/K19q
    Do a google search for free PLR so you can get your free offer to sell or give away to them .
    The product creation is the way to go you call the shots
    Hope this help
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    • Profile picture of the author Carter Hayes
      You absolutely do not need a list to start making money with CB. But I would strongly suggest you start building one once you have traffic & start making sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author alambd1963
    It is not important which option you are using. But you need to reach to your destination. Such as if you have a good link of email address, you can send email to your list, then if they buy anything by using your link, you will get the commission.
    On the flip side, if you have a social media group, you can post your affiliate link there. I anyone buy anything by using your link, you will get the commission. so you should choose the right way. even you can choose both of the ways also. Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author sonofGod
      I think the mistake that lots of beginner affiliate marketers make is that they believe that it is too difficult to build a list. I will say that you need to conquer your fears and invest in list building. Obviously your budget will determine how quickly you can build your list. You can still promote Clickbank offers while building your list as same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by bospa View Post

    ..."You need to build a list to earn money with Clickbank" another says, "You don't need a list to earn money with Clickbank". What is right?
    It's in your best interest to build a list for a Clickbank product.... or ANY product for that matter. It's just a good predictable model to follow if you want to make money online.... or offline - no matter what you sell.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    If you don't build a list, than you aren't build a real business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate C
    You can make money without a list but you can make even more money if you have a list of your own. Everyone starts without a list at one point but they build it up in the process. The advantage of having a list is that you can promote other products to them later and make tones of money very quickly. When you promote other people's products and send them directly to the sales page, they end up on that person's list and you never see them again.

    When you have your own squeeze page, you can direct them to your autoresponder offering something else for free then directing them to your affiliate offer either in the followup email or as an up sell.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikeb222
      Originally Posted by Kate C View Post

      You can make money without a list but you can make even more money if you have a list of your own. Everyone starts without a list at one point but they build it up in the process. The advantage of having a list is that you can promote other products to them later and make tones of money very quickly. When you promote other people's products and send them directly to the sales page, they end up on that person's list and you never see them again.

      When you have your own squeeze page, you can direct them to your autoresponder offering something else for free then directing them to your affiliate offer either in the followup email or as an up sell.
      Hey Kate,

      Did you know your link isn't working?
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      • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
        i GOT list

        but problem is how to ensure they open and read and click , buy
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Both approaches can be good. It just depends on how much targeted traffic you can drive if you're going the route with NO email list.

    Personally, with an email list you can have it as a longterm asset and keep using it again and again to promote stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    NO list = NO business (yes it is better that you create niche lists before to your affiliate link)
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  • Profile picture of the author Al amin
    Actually You can make money even without bothering list building and actually as newbie you should go without list building at least for a month. Because list management isn't that easy as a total newbie. Building a list is always great for long term result. Normally in IM people build a list on a niche and sell at back end. For a good list manager a list is like ATM booth.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    Originally Posted by bospa View Post

    Hi All! This is my first post on warrior forum. I'm very new to internet marketing and don't have earn any money yet. Last few days, I followed few resources about affiliate marketing and found Clickbank is good for beginners. But the problem I've is, while one information says "You need to build a list to earn money with Clickbank" another says, "You don't need a list to earn money with Clickbank". What is right?

    Thanks,
    Fact : You don't need to build a list in order to earn money online. However if you are looking to build a long term asset where you can get repeat sales from the same customers and have free traffic on demand, then you will see the value in building your list. Look at any successful marketer online they all have one thing in a common : A list.
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    • Profile picture of the author rileydxf
      You should do you best to get an email list, make a squeeze page, and offer a free ebook, or a cheap sheet.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryan2008
    Both ways are right you can make money direct linking but you need to do a lot of testing yo see what works and what doesn't when you find a converting offer then ramp up your efforts. Also with e-mail marketing you still need to test but you will have repeat business and this is what every successful business needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author chooseyourself
    Originally Posted by bospa View Post

    Hi All! This is my first post on warrior forum. I'm very new to internet marketing and don't have earn any money yet. Last few days, I followed few resources about affiliate marketing and found Clickbank is good for beginners. But the problem I've is, while one information says "You need to build a list to earn money with Clickbank" another says, "You don't need a list to earn money with Clickbank". What is right?

    Thanks,
    Bospa, being a newbie makes direct linking very tempting and it can be profitable.

    However, if you focus your attention on building a list, then you can have repeat customers who are ALREADY interested in your niche, so you don't have to appeal to new customers every time.

    Here's what I would be focusing my attention on if I were you (if you decide to build a list that is):
    • Create or buy a free giveaway (eBook, video course, etc.), you can find PLR Products on Warrior Plus or JV Zoo so you don't have to create the giveaway.
    • Get familiar with autoresponders (Aweber, Get Response, Mailchimp), there are SEVERAL videos on YouTube that teach you how to make a follow up series of messages for new subscribers.
    • Split test (this means mixing things up) if you use more than one landing page or different copy for your sales page. Make sure you utilize whatever's giving you a higher Click Thru Rate (CTR).

    These are 3 KEY things you can just start learning about, there is TONS of information via videos (YouTube or just Google). Also, there are several blogs, free eBooks other people give away, download a few of these and see the consistencies. This will also help if you want to create your own giveaway.

    Hope this posts helps, have an awesome day!
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    Marketing without an email list is one of the biggest mistakes you can make online.

    As I've mentioned previously in this thread you can make money without a list.

    The whole point of having a list is the ability to make multiple sales from the same customers.

    Also to be able to control your traffic at all times without advertisement, that's an asset.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Originally Posted by bospa View Post

    "You need to build a list to earn money with Clickbank"

    another says, "You don't need a list to earn money with Clickbank".

    What is right?
    It's not a black and white situation...

    You can make money doing either or.

    Pick one (or do both) and start chippin' away
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  • Profile picture of the author wikiklix
    There is no right or wrong way. If you're making money it's good. I've made money with an email list and also just reviewing Clickbank products
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Striker
    If you are starting out, try video marketing on YT, FB Fanpage, Twitter etc. driving the traffic directly to the clickbank offer, but think about longer term and how you can build a list at the same time.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Marketing without an email list is one of the biggest mistakes you can make online.
    With paid traffic, I agree.

    With free traffic, sometimes (I've found) just a pre-sell page generates the most income over time. I've deleted a lot of subs. in certain niches, that buy off my site and optin for my (killer) freebie, but they don't respond to email enough to pay the bills.

    Test, test, test!
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  • Profile picture of the author solarwarrior
    Go with a list. You will never go wrong with a list.
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  • Profile picture of the author pietjeplukt
    ALWAYS build an email list, it is a waste of traffic sending anyone to anything other then an optin-page, it is the most efficient way of marketing online, from there on there are a million different strategies you can use and things you can do, but it starts with building a list
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  • Profile picture of the author schs777
    I love all the advise on this post I am going to e-mail this post to my self. I can apply some of the tips here to my own plan. At the moment I advertise or promote all my Clickbank products via MAPS What do you guys think. I do agree list building is working well. I am very skeptical about guaranteed sign up stuff never had luck from it maybe I bought from the wrong places.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    I would recommend you start building a list right off the bat. I floundered for about 2 years when I first got into IM because I kept reading that there were other ways to make money on Clickbank without having a list.

    Yes, that's true. There are other ways, but none that I have ever come across that are as effective as having a list of targeted subscribers.

    If I hadn't been so damn stubborn and listened to much more experienced marketers when they told me to start building a list, I probably would have reached my goals a lot sooner. Lesson learned there.

    The thing that stopped me initially from building a list was simply that I was a little overwhelmed and scared of the technical aspect and also the new expenses that come with hosting, domain, autoresponder.

    Once I got going, though, I realized that it wasn't really that difficult technically and it's not expensive to get started, either. If you get a shared hosting account, a domain, and a $1 first month autoresponder trial, you can get started for around $25.
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    • Profile picture of the author chooseyourself
      Originally Posted by nicheblogger75 View Post

      I would recommend you start building a list right off the bat. I floundered for about 2 years when I first got into IM because I kept reading that there were other ways to make money on Clickbank without having a list.

      Yes, that's true. There are other ways, but none that I have ever come across that are as effective as having a list of targeted subscribers.

      If I hadn't been so damn stubborn and listened to much more experienced marketers when they told me to start building a list, I probably would have reached my goals a lot sooner. Lesson learned there.

      The thing that stopped me initially from building a list was simply that I was a little overwhelmed and scared of the technical aspect and also the new expenses that come with hosting, domain, autoresponder.

      Once I got going, though, I realized that it wasn't really that difficult technically and it's not expensive to get started, either. If you get a shared hosting account, a domain, and a $1 first month autoresponder trial, you can get started for around $25.
      Good stuff nicheblogger75, also I just wanted to add that you can also get $0.99 Go Daddy domain names as well (a .com name at that). Just google something like $0.99 Go Daddy domain name (imagine that lol) and you should find it.

      This seems to be like a broken record in the IM niche, everyone wishes they'd listened to the "gurus" or whatever and started building their list from the beginning.

      If you learn this stuff from the beginning, you will make more money because you will have more experience with split testing what copy, landing pages and whatever else works better, in other words, you can test what works and scale it up when you see a good sample size.

      Good stuff bro, thanks for the post!
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  • Profile picture of the author simpleguy
    If you are a beginner to affiliate marketing it's best to invest your resources to learning how to build an email list. ALL major retailers in the USA use some form of Email list building mechanism because they know it works.

    Honestly building a list is pretty easy. But building a responsive email list is where most marketers fall short.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarcoYandun
    Originally Posted by bospa View Post

    "You need to build a list to earn money with Clickbank" another says, "You don't need a list to earn money with Clickbank". What is right?

    Thanks,
    In affiliate marketing, the best approach is starting to create your list. The list will become your own asset, this way you will be able to promote other related products to them later. This leads to another recommendation: it is much better to have your own landing page instead of using the product owner's landing page. If you use the LP of the product owners, all you are doing is helping them to create their list with the traffic you are sending to that page. This is not very smart.
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