I stopped doing Affiliate Marketing 2 years ago and this is why.
See, I find a good product (one that converts well) and all I really do is launch a PPC campaign leading directly to the sales page of that product (that converts fine...that's what it's meant to do) and I spend a week or two tuning my keywords and upscaling the ones that did VERY well, and it's great, easy income. Only problem is...all those customers are someone else's customers. I would LOVE to capture a list in whatever niche I decide to promote (it doesn't matter which as long as the keywords aren't very competitive, I think I've only ever had 1 product through CB that didn't convert at all). Anyway, if I could get those e-mails somehow, without interrupting the sales process, how would I do that?
I thought of writing my own sales letter with an e-mail opt in at the bottom to get to the "real" sales page but I was thinking that would lose me some conversions. All the success I've had has just been because I could get a ton of people through PPC and the well-converting pages did the rest for me.
NO sustainability. Would this extra page lose me some sales? Would those sales lost be worth gaining a list in a particular niche that I can send more related offers to in the future?
I'm tired of new product launches every month, and affiliate marketing has always gotten me excited, if only I could get some kind of sustained income, because tuning a PPC campaign day after day is extremely stressful, especially cause inevitably one day you'll wake up and will have terrible conversions and have to stop the campaign because the product/market just dried up.
Common knowledge PPC affiliate marketing is pretty damn easy money....at first, but how would I get some kind of sustained income without wrecking my PPC conversions?