Is it possible to have 6 figure/year without list building... only by Article Marketing?

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So... Question is simple. Is it possible to earn a decent income like 6 figure per year without list building... and by article marketing alone? Any one doing this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Dennert
    Hi kingprosperity,


    Well... Anything is possible if you work at it enough.

    That's a pretty vague question though. What are the articles going to be doing for you?

    Driving traffic back to your own website that sells products/services...

    Or did you mean articles that market affiliate products?

    Either one could be scaled up to 6 figures over a period of time... but it's impossible for me to slap a number on it.

    If you're doing all the writing on your own, I'm not gonna lie - it'll take quite a while.

    But if you could afford to get a good team of writers working with you, that would obviously cut down the time.

    Article marketing, when done properly, is a great method for long term profits... and you'd make money if you kept at it -- but the whole "6 figure" thing would take lots of time AND effort.

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  • Profile picture of the author David Jackson
    Originally Posted by kingprosperity View Post

    So... Question is simple. Is it possible to earn a decent income like 6 figure per year without list building... and by article marketing alone? Any one doing this?
    Yes, it's possible. In fact, I'm currently doing just that. But I need to qualify that statement with an explanation and caveat. First of all, I derive 90% of my income from my consulting and copywritng ventures, which are extremely big ticket items. So I don't need a ton of clients to make a good living.

    Second, I've established a certain amount of professional credibility, because my articles are regularly featured on the front page of respected, high-traffic websites like SiteProNews. In fact, because of my front page exposure on those types of websites, I'm now in the enviable position of having to turn clients away, because I'm so busy.

    So the answer to your question is yes, it's possible with the aforementioned caveats.

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      • Profile picture of the author tyroneshum
        Originally Posted by matty-81 View Post

        I can see doing it in this manner, but just from article marketing I would have to dsay no. If you are going to take the time to submit articles and drive traffic to a website, why not take full advantage oof that traffic by converting it to email leads?

        This way you have the opportunity to get your offers in front of the same person many times instead of just once. Studies have proven that most people won't buy until the 7th or 8th contact from a person.

        Knowing that, why wouldn't you build a list?
        I believe in this. Some new readers won't be interested in some of your offers or tips which you've utilized with previous readers but some too might get interested in few of your other posts and you'll never know! So, it still pays to have constant contact with them and give them valuable content on a regular basis by having them as part of your list. Earning through article marketing solely would be possible but the longevity of having them as potential buyers would even be more possible to hit your 6-figure income when you build them.

        That's why at the end of the day, I consider combining these strategies as well and from experience, it can double your income straightaway as long as you remain relevant at all times.
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        • Profile picture of the author Irnes Jakupovic
          Like the posters said above, anything is possible but let me ask you would you rather make $100,000 or $150,000? Of course you would like to make the $150,000. By ignoring the list you are simply relying on one hit wonders from your articles. By one hit wonders I mean they simply need to buy whatever it is you are promoting off the first visit and I believe the % of buying upon initial visit is very low.

          By building a list you can constantly reach those people and push for a sale. Better yet build a solid relationship with them and you are guaranteed sales. Imagine building a list of 10,000 people.. Each time you send an email out your at minimum gonna get 1,000 of those people to open your email and look at your offer. Take this 1,000 and spread it through out the week and you get at least 3,000 views of what ever your promoting.. How many articles can you say get you 1,000 views whenever you want?

          Don't ignore the list. It is one of the best tools you can have.
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          • Profile picture of the author RalphRobert
            Article marketing can drive traffic. But, I doubt about 6 figure income. But can live a decent living.

            Robert
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          • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
            Originally Posted by Irnes Jakupovic View Post

            would you rather make $100,000 or $150,000? Of course you would like to make the $150,000.
            That actually depends VERY MUCH on what you have to do for that extra $50,000.

            A great many medical clinics discover early in their existence that they could easily claim to have done tests they didn't actually do, fraudulently collecting a shedload of money from insurance companies.

            Yet most of them - even though they know this can be done - don't do it.
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            • Profile picture of the author Irnes Jakupovic
              Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

              That actually depends VERY MUCH on what you have to do for that extra $50,000.

              A great many medical clinics discover early in their existence that they could easily claim to have done tests they didn't actually do, fraudulently collecting a shedload of money from insurance companies.

              Yet most of them - even though they know this can be done - don't do it.
              I agree but the extra work I feel is well worth it. Once the list stats gaining momentum then it grows very quickly. If you pull in 500 subscribers with your articles alone then you can perform some adswaps and your subscriber base doubles. Not only then do you have even more people to market too but now you have a tool that can attract bigger name marketers into promoting for you if you were to release a product. Blasting out an email 3-4x a week to get these kinds of benefits is well worth the effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by kingprosperity View Post

    So... Question is simple. Is it possible to earn a decent income like 6 figure per year without list building... and by article marketing alone? Any one doing this?
    Yes, but it really depends on how much time you are willing to invest and how much you are willing to outsource, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by kingprosperity View Post

    So... Question is simple. Is it possible to earn a decent income like 6 figure per year without list building... and by article marketing alone? Any one doing this?
    I know several affiliate marketers who simply never bother with list building. They don't want to waste the prospect's time with an opt-in, and they don't want to waste their own with list management.

    Now, whether you could do it with just article marketing... I don't know. In the long run, probably not, but I suppose anything's possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikemcmillan
    I was doing a little research for a project a few nights ago that you may find useful.

    I went to EZA and swiped the names of the top ten article writers in terms of how may articles they had submitted. Here is the list with the number of articles each author has submitted. The third column tells whether the author drives traffic from his/her resource box to a squeeze page (list building) or directly to an offer.

    Sean R Mize 23,737 Articles yes

    Lance Winslow 20,741 Articles no

    Tina L. Jones 8,214 Articles yes

    Abhishek Agarwal 7,039 Articles yes

    Fabian Tan 6,047 Articles yes

    Hector Milla 5,903 Articles no

    Jason Nyback 5,013 Articles yes

    Adam Woodham 4,549 Articles no

    Michael Russell 4,411 Articles x

    Rahul Talwar 4,260 Articles yes

    Joseph Devine 3,842 Articles x

    Peter Gitundu 3,621 yes

    There were two authors I didn't classify (x's) for reasons of my own, but you can see that excluding those two, 7 out of the top 10 authors primarily drive their traffic to squeeze pages rather than promotional pages. That, I think, indicates the value of list building in the eyes of some of the top authors at EZA.

    The way I determined where they send their traffic was to check out there most recent two articles. If both directed visitors to a squeeze page I put a (yes) down for them.

    Like I said, I think there is a lesson to be learned there. --Mike
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    • Profile picture of the author dotdash
      I'm going for it using the Chris Rempel method of conduit sites. I did a bit of list building but never felt comfortable with it. Don't know if I'll hit 6 figures from IM but a nice steady supplemental income and some sites I can then sell for a decent chunk will do fine.

      I do like article writing so I'll probably stick with that and outsource if it makes sense. I know everyone goes on about "the money is in the list!" but I don't think everyone is cut out to be a newsletter publisher - especially in niches they're pretending to be a percieved authority in.

      How many people here have signed up to some pretty aweful lists and got bombarded with desperate "You've GOT to check this out NOW!" messages every day until you unsubscribed?

      I know that to really get an IM business to a decent full time level you have to have a list, and authority in your niche(s), good products, good follow up.

      My aim is to build up a chunk of equity over a couple of years then become a full time professional trader. I'm also getting that mainly from (IM) consuting helping small businesses with.... list building. Oh the irony :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Hoopatang
      Originally Posted by mikemcmillan View Post

      I was doing a little research for a project a few nights ago that you may find useful.

      I went to EZA and swiped the names of the top ten article writers...


      Like I said, I think there is a lesson to be learned there. --Mike
      My 12yr old son and I just sat and went through this list (and a couple of other people listed further down in the thread) to look at the different squeeze pages and see what these guys were doing.

      I found all kinds of interesting things. How some were clearly aimed at men, how some were just... boring or cluttered (they really made me wonder if they were effective at all), how some followed the 'classic formula' right down to the letter, how some had the email box near where the mouse naturally rests. How some used video, and some didn't. We analyzed the techniques being used in the videos to target the intended audience.

      We also found a couple of mistakes, such as in one the video tells the visitor to enter their name and email in the box to the right - but there's no entry form for the name.

      It was a great exercise and both my son and I enjoyed it. By the time we were halfway through, he was able to point the stuff out to me and identify the major 'backbone' parts of the page; and he even spotted stuff I missed - like having a pretty girl in a very auspicious spot. (There's a guy's eyes for ya, and that was the target audience!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Theriot
    If you can market with articles, you obviously have the ability to get content. You can use the exact same content to email the list you build. I don't do article marketing in a pure form, but if you're already doing the work you need to utilize a list, just go ahead and build one.
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  • Profile picture of the author mlord10
    In theory I suppose that it is possible, but I don't understand why you wouldn't build a list. If you are going to take the time to submit hundreds, or even thousands of articles to article directories (which is how most people utilize article marketing) then build a list!

    I have tried sending prospects to a review page in almost every niche under the sun, and while some convert, I would say that my easiest and most productive niches are niches where I have built a list.

    Think about it: 100 visitors a day to a squeeze page with a 40% conversion = 40 opt-ins per day, or approximately 1,200 per month. In a year that is roughly 14,400 people on your email list in your niche market (Not including list swaps).

    Of course you will have people unsubscribe, but that is just part of the game. I think it is possible to make six figures without building a list, but you will probably have to work much harder!
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    • Profile picture of the author kingprosperity
      Originally Posted by Colin Theriot View Post

      If you can market with articles, you obviously have the ability to get content. You can use the exact same content to email the list you build. I don't do article marketing in a pure form, but if you're already doing the work you need to utilize a list, just go ahead and build one.
      Originally Posted by mlord10 View Post

      In theory I suppose that it is possible, but I don't understand why you wouldn't build a list. If you are going to take the time to submit hundreds, or even thousands of articles to article directories (which is how most people utilize article marketing) then build a list!

      I have tried sending prospects to a review page in almost every niche under the sun, and while some convert, I would say that my easiest and most productive niches are niches where I have built a list.

      Think about it: 100 visitors a day to a squeeze page with a 40% conversion = 40 opt-ins per day, or approximately 1,200 per month. In a year that is roughly 14,400 people on your email list in your niche market (Not including list swaps).

      Of course you will have people unsubscribe, but that is just part of the game. I think it is possible to make six figures without building a list, but you will probably have to work much harder!
      That's the thing. I know list is so important but problem is that I can't make it possible to handle the list of different niches. So, it means that we can have 6 figure without any list? right?
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  • Profile picture of the author InternetM39482
    Possible, yes.

    But I've found it easier to promote products with e-mail lists. It gets you much better conversions, you can recycle the traffic and overall, in the long run, it's been more profitable for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author ElMundodelExito
      You can do it. But if you want to be in this business for a while I recommend you to build the list.
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  • Profile picture of the author supersonic
    Yes, you can do that. List building is good support for any business. But, it does not mean that you can not make money without a list.

    BTW, article writing is really a good source of traffic for me and I hope for everyone. If you write quality articles then you will surely get some good traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimG
    Is it possible to make 6 figures from just article marketing. Yes, it is and there are several marketers on this forum who continue to do so but it does have its limitations.

    Making 6 figures from article marketing and sustaining 6 figures from article marketing are two entirely different animals. In order to maintain that high of an income from pure article marketing it requires an endless supply of constant articles and that can burn a person out.

    With all that said, the reason you want a list is because article marketing cannot create income on demand within a short amount of time.

    What I mean is, if you needed $2500 within 48 hours writing and submitting 1 article will not deliver income that fast. However, if you have taken the time to develop a list and build a relationship with it then 1 email recommending a high quality product can easily net you the $2500 or more.

    Article marketing is for long term income product but list building is for long term, short term and immediate term income production.

    Respectfully,
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    • Profile picture of the author regska
      Originally Posted by TimG View Post

      Is it possible to make 6 figures from just article marketing. Yes, it is and there are several marketers on this forum who continue to do so but it does have its limitations.

      Making 6 figures from article marketing and sustaining 6 figures from article marketing are two entirely different animals. In order to maintain that high of an income from pure article marketing it requires an endless supply of constant articles and that can burn a person out.

      With all that said, the reason you want a list is because article marketing cannot create income on demand within a short amount of time.

      What I mean is, if you needed $2500 within 48 hours writing and submitting 1 article will not deliver income that fast. However, if you have taken the time to develop a list and build a relationship with it then 1 email recommending a high quality product can easily net you the $2500 or more.

      Article marketing is for long term income product but list building is for long term, short term and immediate term income production.

      Respectfully,
      Tim
      I really agree with you on this Tim! Article marketing can bring you 6 figures in one year, but can you maintain it for the following years? I don't think so. Your subscribers list is your best asset online. Since you want to do article marketing, why not build your list at the same time? It doesn't take too much time if you create a squeeze page or an opt-in form to your website and direct your readers to your squeeze page or opt-in form.

      It takes time to really earn good money through article marketing, but if you have thousands of responsive subscribers in your mailing list, then just 1 email promoting a product could bring you thousands of dollars almost instantly.
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  • Profile picture of the author JonAlfredsson
    Hi,
    Yes you may as long as you have enough traffic to generate to your articles so you could earn your desired income.
    Effort, time and patience. There are many things that you can in order to earn 7 figures.

    Through article marketing you can generate traffic to your monetized website.

    More power =)
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerdrun
    Yes it's possible if you know what you are doing. I'll tell you the six figure article marketers from EZA...

    Rahul Talwar,Fabian Tan,Derek Rake,Tina L. Jones, Sean R. Mize and more. I can't say whether it's possible without list building.

    I think list building is a pre requsitie. Let's say you drive traffic to your squeeze page and build a subscriber base of 10,000 from articles alone. To build that, you'll have to write anywhere about 500-1000 articles or even more depending on the competition in your niche.

    Sometimes it happens faster for lesser number of articles. And then you decide to use a 4 day cash machine for an affiliate offer or your own offer. My experience has taught me that 4day cash machine works like crazy with your list even thew non buyers buy.

    So the cash machine could convert at about 3%. 300 of 'em buy. 300*$30=10,000 for 4days work. And then push another product for a 1% conversion once every month. you will be raking in $3000 every month sending just one email. Plus your autoresponse funnel will have earned you about $1 per subscriber. That's $10,000.

    A total of $23000 in just one niche along with your income from the next twelve months which will me about 33,000$. $50,000 for one niche approximately. And $100,000 for two niches. That's it. A six figure income yearly created.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimG
      Originally Posted by tylerdrun View Post

      Yes it's possible if you know what you are doing. I'll tell you the six figure article marketers from EZA...

      Sean R. Mize

      I think list building is a pre requsitie. Let's say you drive traffic to your squeeze page and build a subscriber base of 10,000 from articles alone. To build that, you'll have to write anywhere about 500-1000 articles or even more depending on the competition in your niche.
      Sean also has pen names that he uses and he has always been focused on building a list to sell products ranging in price from $97 to several hundred dollars - I think he has a few products/courses that are exceptionally higher in price.

      I was on a few of his lists and he pushes products fairly hard. I've no doubt he does well based on the amount of articles he has in circulation.

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    • Profile picture of the author TimG
      Originally Posted by tylerdrun View Post

      Yes it's possible if you know what you are doing. I'll tell you the six figure article marketers from EZA...

      Rahul Talwar,Fabian Tan,Derek Rake,Tina L. Jones, Sean R. Mize and more. I can't say whether it's possible without list building.

      I think list building is a pre requsitie. Let's say you drive traffic to your squeeze page and build a subscriber base of 10,000 from articles alone. To build that, you'll have to write anywhere about 500-1000 articles or even more depending on the competition in your niche.

      Sometimes it happens faster for lesser number of articles. And then you decide to use a 4 day cash machine for an affiliate offer or your own offer. My experience has taught me that 4day cash machine works like crazy with your list even thew non buyers buy.

      So the cash machine could convert at about 3%. 300 of 'em buy. 300*$30=10,000 for 4days work. And then push another product for a 1% conversion once every month. you will be raking in $3000 every month sending just one email. Plus your autoresponse funnel will have earned you about $1 per subscriber. That's $10,000.

      A total of $23000 in just one niche along with your income from the next twelve months which will me about 33,000$. $50,000 for one niche approximately. And $100,000 for two niches. That's it. A six figure income yearly created.
      Rahul Talwar,Derek Rake and Tina L. Jones are all pumping out tons of articles and driving their traffic back to squeeze pages in competitive niches (get your ex back and the art of seduction).

      Imagine having the power of 4000 articles all driving traffic back to a single squeeze page....even with a poor conversion factor it is still a lot of subscribers on a daily basis.

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      • Profile picture of the author tylerdrun
        Originally Posted by TimG View Post

        Rahul Talwar,Derek Rake and Tina L. Jones are all pumping out tons of articles and driving their traffic back to squeeze pages in competitive niches (get your ex back and the art of seduction).

        Imagine having the power of 4000 articles all driving traffic back to a single squeeze page....even with a poor conversion factor it is still a lot of subscribers on a daily basis.

        Respectfully,
        Tim
        These guys are the masters of their game. Forget about Tina. I agree that she has low conversions. But in the last two years alone, she has got about 1 million article views and a 10% ctr(i know it), gets her 100,000 visitors. Though she has low conversions, she provides too much value which would have in turn gotten people to buy.

        DR and RT are real pros at it... They know influence and sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerdrun
    ==> Pick a hungry crowd
    ==> Find high converting products to sell. At least 3-5
    ==> Get your keywords researched
    ==> Create your autoresponder sales funnel(a series of 30 emails at the least is good)
    ==> Set up a high converting squeeze page(something that at least converts at 20%)
    ==> Write 100 articles and see how they perform.
    Take a look at the views, clicks, your niche competition,no.of subsribers, etc.
    ==> Set your goal. 10,000 subscribers in three months or six months. How many clicks does an average article of your get? for me it's about 26 clicks which equals 7-10 optins. 10000/8=1250.

    You will be needing 1250 articles out there... So based on your time limit, write the articles consistently. If it's 180 days, 6.9 articles a day. Thats it. It's so simple.

    Create the plan and finish your articles daily. You'd be better off if you went after two niches.

    15 articles a day is a piece of meat.

    BUT WAIT...

    It's not that easy. You will not see sales instantly if your funnel ain't good. And if your funnel ain't good, you're not gonna make money.

    If you are good at having a nice email autorespone sequence, assist me to make short term income while at the same time building the value of my list.

    When you don't see sales, you get frustrated. You will want to give up and you'll feel overwhelmed. But are you going to be persistent? Be patient. Build that huge list.

    Even if you don't make immediate money, you will make money when you run something like the 4daycash machine after building some trust.
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerdrun
    If everything you do is long term like my buddy Jason, you'll accept temporary defeat and will continue. But if you tend to be short term and long term like me, it'll be hard.

    THIS IS A LONG TERM BUSINESS MODEL. BETTER BE BUILDING THAT HUGE LIST OR GO AWAY FROM THIS GAME.
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  • Profile picture of the author tylerdrun
    Six figure a year without list building was possible back in 2008. That's when there were lots of views, very less competition and you could make six figures direct linking period.

    Back then, there was this promotion of movie download sites. I was 13 and was completely clueless that it was illegal. So I just promoted those sites on clickbank. Five articles made me $2200. Net of $1500 after refunds.

    The articles were like. If a new movie released, I'd title it after that. Download so and so movie online.

    One article download iron man movie got 30,000 views and 7,000 clicks.
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  • Profile picture of the author MisterMunch
    100.000 a year is 274 each day.

    274 each day devided by 27.4 dollar commission is 10 sales each day.

    With 2 % convertion rate you will need 500 daily visitors.

    Solution: Write 50 articles for 50 selected keywords and use all the commission on backlink packages untill you have 50 #1 rankings.

    It sounds so simple in theory. If only I had the stamina to complete.
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  • Profile picture of the author theemperor
    MisterMunch - getting 10 visitors a day from an article has eluded me so far - but I'm sure it's possible. 2% Conversion rate would be very good. From my experience, you are likely to get a 2% conversion rate per hop - but not per visit to your landing page.

    But if you build a list ...
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  • Profile picture of the author BobRenwick
    Very good points being made by all. With massive effort you can make 100K with article marketing alone but why would you want to?

    By adding list building and blog creation to the equation you make your work easier and multiply your income streams.

    With a list you can manufacture on-demand income for years to come and with blogs you possess an asset that can be flipped at some point, or even better, monetized in multiple ways such as Adsense or affiliate products.

    Another aspect of this is the potential power of branding, if that's important to you. The more you write, the more success you have, the greater the impact of your name and expertise.

    There are so many off-shoots of article marketing, like these, that you need to consider. Why limit yourself?
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  • Profile picture of the author BlazingSwitch
    Agreed. Anything's possible.

    You do not always need to follow the sheep. If you do, your results may be the same, or less, profitable. You need to make your coin on the back of others building a better mousetrap. That's all Google did.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Brauer
    Here's the strategy to build multiple 6 figure incomes (perhaps even a 7 figure income)....

    Keyword research --> Article writing (plus other forms of traffic gen) --> Opt-in (which has an upsell on confirmation page) --> Alternate high value/educational mailings (with soft-sell at end) with blatant product pitches --> Offer a free PHONE consultation --> Upsell to a large ticket item (>$1000) over the phone.........
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  • Profile picture of the author JonAlfredsson
    I certainly Agree! You can earn good stream of income with simple article writing. But why not just add link building to this it would help you earn more =) right? if you do not have time to do it - then try to outsource it.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomKenton
    Anything is possible, but why wouldn't you build a list while creating the content? A solid email list is like the golden goose, it's the gift that keeps on giving.

    Imagine if you built a solid list of 10,000 targeted leads. Assuming a .5% conversion rate (which is pretty low if the leads are targeted), you're still looking at an instant 50 sales. If you are marketing a $30 product, there's an immediate $1,500 in your pocket.

    Build this investment, and your future sales will only prosper. Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Anderson
    you can make the money without list building...i do not build any lists because i would feel terrible earning trust and then trying to sell to them. if you have the right articles with a quality landing page you will do well. Quality quality quality...this is the answer build quality not junk. Most of the offers i get in my email are junk. i want to sell quality so i can sleep at night.

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    • Profile picture of the author Hoopatang
      Originally Posted by findit1504 View Post

      i do not build any lists because i would feel terrible earning trust and then trying to sell to them.
      Ack!
      Isn't this what you are doing on your sales pages? You're earning the visitor's trust and trying to sell them something based on that trust. How is it different doing that through email?

      Just because you're emailing them the offer doesn't mean you're trying to sell them junk. Actually, your emails will stand out if you're NOT trying to sell them junk.

      Let's say you got them to sign up for weight loss tips. Maybe they even bought an ebook report on how to lose weight just in time for summer.
      Well, now that they're on your email list, why not send them an email asking them how their weight loss is going? Offer them a free book of healthy summertime recipes, or even sell it to them instead of giving it away. You're not spamming them, you're adding value and building even more trust - plus you're helping them even more. If they actually *did* lose some weight, their next issue is going to be how to keep the weight off - and who better than YOU (the guy they bought the solution to their first problem from) to help them with this next problem?

      I said it in a previous post and I'll say it again. You cannot let your own personal pet peeves get in the way - other people do not think like you do. When you refuse to put yourself in your customer's shoes, or when you assume that all of your customers are just like you, you are missing out on a huge chunk of... (the pie, sales, the point) <-- enter what fits best.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    Sean Mize does far more than article marketing.

    He charges a flat $10K for turnkey business coaching.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    I have done very well with article marketing ... no list building. That being said, I wish I would have worked on the list building over the years. I believe I would be much further ahead.
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  • Profile picture of the author LymeJosh
    It is possible, but not as likely as you're probably thinking. Article writing has a lot of aspects to it rather than an aforementioned point of needing endless quantity of content. You need your articles to be of some quality and pertaining and wrapping the majority of it around leaning towards a new outlook, aka a new product / offer, therefore creating a lead / conversion.

    List building is the way to go if you're using your time in the way you currently are. Use an opt in squeeze page and you will easily, easily... at least double your efforts. You will see that the management of a list is well worth it if you, yourself, are an article writer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Domenic Carlson
    Is it possible? Absolutely. It will, however, require a lot of hard work, patience and a talented writer.
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  • Profile picture of the author JEL0221
    Originally Posted by kingprosperity View Post

    So... Question is simple. Is it possible to earn a decent income like 6 figure per year without list building... and by article marketing alone? Any one doing this?

    It's very possible, but it will be a lot more work to continually write articles to generate your sales.

    I don't understand why you wouldn't create an auto responder series and collect some emails along the way...even doing it as a side job.

    As for myself, it took me awhile to realize the benefit of a list.

    What kicked me into gear was seeing how multiple warriors who had been in 'the game' for years were talking about how they are pretty much semi-retired.

    They have lists of 5,000+ that they pretty much built up in their spare time over a decent period. They developed a good relationship with their lists.

    Now...they don't have to do much. Spend a day or two a month on product creation, send it out to the list...and make 6 figures a year.

    If I am in my 30's 40's or even 50's and am able to work that little per month, making that much per month, and able to spend more time with my loved ones per month...well let's just say count me in.

    Am I at this stage yet? No. I am not even really close right now. But, I am going to keep working at it until I can get to that point.

    So, ask yourself...10 years down the road, do you still want to be spitting out 5 articles per day (or how ever many you do) relying on this for traffic?

    I would rather be golfing.
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  • Profile picture of the author higginb3
    writing articles and submitting to the directories, etc will keep you from having to depend as much on google search traffic also... also having an email list to drive traffic back to your site and affiliate offers will keep you from having to depend on the big G as much. I know when one of my sites was in the sandbox and Google traffic suddenly stopped (it has since recovered) it was nice to have traffic coming in from all the articles I have written and the emails i was sending out..
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    I made great money before list building. But even more after
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  • Profile picture of the author mlord10
    It can be done, but it will take a massive amount of effort, and you are essentially trading your time for money, just like a job. Now, there is nothing wrong with this, but if you maximize your traffic by building a targeted email list, then you will likely be able to reach that level of income much easier.

    Leverage, leverage, and more leverage!
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