I've been struggling with online marketing for nearly 5 years now. I have good days but mostly bad days.... I tried many different models and read through tons of WSOs and courses.
The one that seems to be working for me is promoting affiliate offers via direct linking with paid traffic. However, it's been a roller coaster ride. I have good weeks and bad weeks but nothing is sustainable. And it seems whenever I try to scale it falls apart.
Then I heard the "money is in the list" and I'm leaving money on the table by not building a list and then promoting offers to my list. So I tried that. However, whilst I got a decent opt-in rate the open rate, click rate and most of all the sales rate was very low that it actually made me lose money.
So my question is what is better: to direct link affiliate offers to high converting video sales pages or to build a list with the traffic instead?
I look forward to your feedback.