I have a bit of a general question here. I am looking into getting into some offline business consulting for local businesses. I have followed much of the work of Warriors such as Maria Gudelis, and want to make a splash in this market.
One of the most ingenious ways of profiting from this model I have heard is setting up autoresponders for clients to help them capture leads and to maintain contact with that lead to bring them back over and over again.
This is all great stuff. But my question is more of a back-end one.
Lets say I get a client interested in purchasing my "autoresponder package".
Would you recommend that I have the client personally sign up their own account on Aweber (using my affiliate link), meaning that I am generating a monthly commission through Aweber itself...
Or would I be wiser to simply use my own Aweber account to create the client's list and charge them personally?
My gut instinct says that the second option is the way to go. But I am fully aware that I may be overlooking an obvious legal ramification or potential profit boost that I had not considered.
What are you thoughts on this?
Send the client to the service directly and collect an affiliate commission (plus charge them the monthly fee for managing the service)
Send the client directly to ME, and do not collect affiliate commissions, but charge them a monthly fee (perhaps larger than would be otherwise?)