What is your Bread & Butter Currently? Your Bulk of Income?

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Hey guys,

Just curious. Which method of income serves as your bread and butter?

Markeing affiliate products?
Selling your own infomercial products?
CPA?
Ecommerce?

Which is it? Do share

Thanks in advance.
#bread #bulk #butter #income
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    • Profile picture of the author Pluton
      Originally Posted by MarkAndrews IMCopywriting View Post

      Just look at individual members sig files and you've got the answer you're looking for.

      Best,


      Mark Andrews...
      I would'nt agree with your theory re Sig Files at all Mark. I'm not going to advertise my best product in my Sig File as I don't want my hard worked for products giving ideas to others.
      My best selling product is a 40 page eBook and is a niche within a niche selling for $150 [ yes, that's correct ] and has never been picked up by anyone else - never. How long would my "earner" last if it was in my Sig File!
      I do understand your point though - horses for courses maybe.
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  • Profile picture of the author khanhdom
    cpa is mine, although always looking to broaden my horizon
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Product creation first and then affiliate marketing.

    Oh, and then coaching and copywriting.

    I try not to put all my eggs in just one basket. That way, if one thing has a
    slow month, I have other things to pick up the slack.
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  • Profile picture of the author mlord10
    Offline consulting and affiliate marketing. However, if you are a new internet marketer, don't even think about offline consulting yet. There are a ton of things that you need to know, and if you cannot really deliver the goods then you could setup yourself up for some legal headaches.

    However, both are a nice way to make a good living online.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nic Lynn
      Originally Posted by mlord10 View Post

      Offline consulting and affiliate marketing. However, if you are a new internet marketer, don't even think about offline consulting yet. There are a ton of things that you need to know, and if you cannot really deliver the goods then you could setup yourself up for some legal headaches.

      However, both are a nice way to make a good living online.
      I don't agree with this one at all. Offline is one of the easiest ways to earn EXCEPTIONAL cash for those that are even relatively new to IM/ You don't need to start out with big, long-term contracts to be successful here... there are soooo many folks who just need a basic website or a Google Places listing done for them that it is like taking candy from a baby.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Listing
    I guess you can say I do it all. I tend to do seasonal promotions depending on what's hot during a specific time of year.

    At this point in time I do not particularly feel comfortable revealing the backbone of my business (just kidding) a huge portion of my business is off-line.

    At this time my business is putting together a directory of Internet marketers so that they have a place to contact one another without all the confusing mumble jumble is simple enough that marketing directory plain enough connecting people to people.
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  • Profile picture of the author mike.leembruggen
    Affiliate Marketing

    I've only just started teaching my methods so most of my income is made in niche markets as an affiliate.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulaC
    Affiliate marketing mostly through Amazon products.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Piteo
    Right now it's 50/50 with affiliate products and my own products, but I will be getting more heavily into my own products in the second half of this year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    Adsense for now plan to go into other areas once I reach my desired min income.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    I use direct mail marketing to make serious bank
    in CPA (Cost-Per-Action) Trial offers and will be
    expanding to affiliate products and eventually,
    products of my own.

    I use the internet as a portal to do business now
    than as a way of doing marketing.

    My life has changed because it = FREEDOM!

    P.S. Don't be fooled by the freelancing deal in my
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    and to use for my offline business...not as a main
    income.
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    • Profile picture of the author Allurre
      Originally Posted by WhoIsBenjamin View Post

      I use direct mail marketing to make serious bank
      in CPA (Cost-Per-Action) Trial offers and will be
      expanding to affiliate products and eventually,
      products of my own.

      I use the internet as a portal to do business now
      than as a way of doing marketing.

      My life has changed because it = FREEDOM!

      P.S. Don't be fooled by the freelancing deal in my
      signature. Some one earlier said just look at some
      one's sig...but that's only something I do for fun
      and to use for my offline business...not as a main
      income.

      You must have a very responsive list.

      I am curious though, are these people
      on your list generally long term then?

      What else besides CPA offers do you offer them?
      since I assume they will only sign up for so much.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
        Originally Posted by Allurre View Post

        You must have a very responsive list.

        I am curious though, are these people
        on your list generally long term then?

        What else besides CPA offers do you offer them?
        since I assume they will only sign up for so much.
        I am curious though, are these people
        on your list generally long term then?


        I don't have a list either. What I do is unlimited
        upside potential, you just have to understand
        how the business works or you can waste $$$$.

        What that business is, simply -- is Direct Mail
        Marketing.

        The people aren't "long-term" (that would be
        renting a universe past the hotline list of buyers,
        but I haven't made it THAT far along yet)

        But...a hotline is just a recent list of buyers of
        a specific product to solve a specific problem
        they have or want solutions for.

        What else besides CPA offers do you offer them?

        Nothing for now. Technically, I don't have to do
        anything else. But I'm an entrepreneur, and I
        don't think many people can find something that
        makes them money and stop doing anything else.

        In the future, I may venture off to affiliate sales
        and my own products, but that's likely years
        down the line.
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    • Profile picture of the author higginb3
      Originally Posted by WhoIsBenjamin View Post

      I use direct mail marketing to make serious bank
      in CPA (Cost-Per-Action) Trial offers and will be
      expanding to affiliate products and eventually,
      products of my own.

      I use the internet as a portal to do business now
      than as a way of doing marketing.

      My life has changed because it = FREEDOM!

      P.S. Don't be fooled by the freelancing deal in my
      signature. Some one earlier said just look at some
      one's sig...but that's only something I do for fun
      and to use for my offline business...not as a main
      income.
      It is interesting you say this... I have thought about running some direct mail offers with RingRevenue but have yet to experiment... When I do I am going to blog all about it.. just in the analyis paralysis mode right now. I have done some research, etc. I am a real estate investor and have had a lot of success with direct mail, which intrigued me... Would like to hear more about this, maybe you should write an ebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Prescott
    Affiliate CPA and marketing my own courses and info products, MLM always seems to be at the back burner
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by Allurre View Post

    Selling your own infomercial products?
    This.

    Supplemented by a little freelance writing, and soon to be supplemented with a membership site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
    Affiliate Marketing followed by Adsense
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  • Profile picture of the author abednego
    The bulk of my income is at an offline job. Risk analysis & policy. Being mentored in MIS & reporting, currently. Yeah. My job is boring.

    Many of you complain how article writing, backlinks, ppc campaigns are boring and tedious... but all this IM stuff is exciting compared to what I do during the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Flipping domains and websites primarily. I create my own products ... mostly websites, but an occasional ebook and working with a programmer on some software now.
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  • My own products. I also do affiliate and CPA offers, but 70% of my income now a days are my own products.
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    Adsense
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    As a newbie, the answer to that question would be my day job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sandra Martinez
    Service online and offline are my main income lines. I actually own a company that covers a broad range of products.

    I have a lil bit of everything, most of them are left overs of case studies I do for upwrites and stuff like that.

    Sandra
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    I enjoy creating products and putting them on clickbank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allurre
    Originally Posted by Joemlatham View Post

    Cpa it is so lucrative. You just need to know how to tap into thousands of targeted people and you will be golden.

    Thank you for your input, and I'm glad you're seeing a lot of success with it.

    Anyone here outside U.S actually experiencing a considerable amount of success with CPA?
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  • Profile picture of the author BlazingSwitch
    I have my finger in a lot of pies, so I am not sure what in the single leader. I would say it probably varies from month to month. But here goes.... not in order.

    1. Adult Production/Licensing
    2. Adult Websites/Membership
    3. Clip Stores
    4. Web Hosting
    5. Consulting/Development/Mentoring
    6. Affiliate/Referrals
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  • Profile picture of the author Dheer
    None from the list you told, here is my bread and butter:-

    Selling my own money making digital products.
    Marketing services

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  • Profile picture of the author bay37
    Originally Posted by Allurre View Post

    Ecommerce?
    This and premium seo services.

    ...and some Amazon + Adsense for laughs & experiments.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Writing press releases and SEO web content . I did really well with a couple of ebooks that I wrote, but they are now outdated so I pulled them off the market, and I have been so busy writing press releases that I haven't written any new ebooks recently.

    I also have an adsense site that does well for me, so I keep meaning to try to replicate that with other adsense sites. It uses a free adsense optimized wordsense theme that I customized using a picture from istockphoto in the banner.
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  • Profile picture of the author myeanne
    Web Marketing Services such as promoting sites and other various back office job.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Allurre View Post

    Hey guys,

    Just curious. Which method of income serves as your bread and butter?

    Markeing affiliate products?
    Selling your own infomercial products?
    CPA?
    Ecommerce?

    Which is it? Do share

    Thanks in advance.

    Right now...
    CPA
    CPS

    In the future
    My own products
    My own network
    etc
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    • Profile picture of the author ahefner33
      CPA is my highest earning avenue when I put the work toward it. Adsense, Clickbank, and direct affiliate marketing has been a steady passive income for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArnelRicafranca
    At the moment, affiliate marketing and selling my own stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rikki_Fawkes
      Right now, it's online freelance writing and my membership blog. Although I'm starting to amp up the Google AdSense on my YouTube videos as of late...
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  • Profile picture of the author clicktrack
    Mine is working my own product/service site. Membership site. Keeps m busy trying to retain members while acquiring new ones.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rikki_Fawkes
      Originally Posted by clicktrack View Post

      Mine is working my own product/service site. Membership site. Keeps m busy trying to retain members while acquiring new ones.
      You can say that again. Want a piece of advice? Set your stuff to a certain maturity level (14 days, a month, etc) so new members can't rip off all your materials the first day and cancel immediately. Sure, you still get the first month's worth of profits, but there goes your recurring income. I had that happen to me a few weeks ago and overhauled my site to prevent it from happening again.
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  • Profile picture of the author bestIMtools
    Promoting high-ticket programs in direct sales online. I also make money many other ways, but the bulk of it comes from high-ticket items that pay $1000 or more in commissions per sale.
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    • Profile picture of the author freudianslip27
      $1,000 or more commission from a sale, that sounds so sweet. A lot better than $20 at clickbank lol!

      I make most of my $$$ from working with offline businesses. I also make $$$ from product creation and affiliate sales. Diversifying is good!

      Matt

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      Promoting high-ticket programs in direct sales online. I also make money many other ways, but the bulk of it comes from high-ticket items that pay $1000 or more in commissions per sale.
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