All you need is a list?

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Hey guys,

Night time is usually my time to just let my brain run wild. It needs this time because it's hard for me to constantly focus :p

So I'm sitting here on the couch, thinking to myself, and I thought about affiliate marketing and list building.

For all of you affiliate marketers out there utilizing your list, which would be your choice?

1) An affiliate blog leading to sales, whether it be a review blog, or an authority blog. Use your imagination.

or

2) A squeeze page leading to an email capture.

EDIT: I'm not sure if the niche would matter or not in this situation, but if the niche affects your decision. Let me know!

The reason I ask this is because I know that a list is important. But I've never had a "stand alone" list. Meaning, I've always utilized both a blog and a list.

So what I'm trying to get out of this is, those of you who have been on both sides of the grass, is it better to generate traffic to a blog and make sales? Or generate traffic to an email list, capture emails, and direct link them to affiliate sales pages?

I've always used the two in conjunction, and haven't thought about which is more effective on it's own up until now. Let me hear your thoughts!
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  • Profile picture of the author headmaster211
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    Its just my opinion. But I would be going with a Squeeze page with a good offer. With some solo ads and paid traffic to make me list quickly. There are so many ways to make your list using paid traffic, PPC,PPV, facebook, Google, POF etc.

    What I would be doing, I try different ad platforms and see what is working for me, then eliminate that doesn;t work for me and scale up what really work. Sometimes you can lost dollars per keyword with Adword without getting good no. of subscribers whereas you can get lots of subscribers with the same ad and squeeze pages with FB.

    Youtube traffic is easiest to get. I would be targetting that too and apart from that Social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author slicka
    i def would go with the squeeze page and email capture, followed by an OTO (One Time Offer). Make money AND capture emails.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ismael Zarruqui
    I will go for squeeze page as there are surely bigger bloggers in your niche than you,so here's my method to build a new list :

    Set a google alert for the names of products creators and the names of superaffiliates of the niches that you are targeting ..google will emails you whenever a new page gets indexed with your keyword,so you can crack the secret websites and traffic generation tactics those affiliates are using to build their list.

    Use paid traffic,solo ads,Twitter and facebook,StumbleUpon that has its own advertising platform that most people don't know about .
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  • Profile picture of the author wfhblueprints
    Originally Posted by iRunThis View Post

    Hey guys,

    Night time is usually my time to just let my brain run wild. It needs this time because it's hard for me to constantly focus :p

    So I'm sitting here on the couch, thinking to myself, and I thought about affiliate marketing and list building.

    For all of you affiliate marketers out there utilizing your list, which would be your choice?

    1) An affiliate blog leading to sales, whether it be a review blog, or an authority blog. Use your imagination.

    or

    2) A squeeze page leading to an email capture.

    EDIT: I'm not sure if the niche would matter or not in this situation, but if the niche affects your decision. Let me know!

    The reason I ask this is because I know that a list is important. But I've never had a "stand alone" list. Meaning, I've always utilized both a blog and a list.

    So what I'm trying to get out of this is, those of you who have been on both sides of the grass, is it better to generate traffic to a blog and make sales? Or generate traffic to an email list, capture emails, and direct link them to affiliate sales pages?

    I've always used the two in conjunction, and haven't thought about which is more effective on it's own up until now. Let me hear your thoughts!
    I've always used a combination.

    I've set up a blog which I use to post articles and deliver fresh content. At the end of each article I've directed people to my squeeze page for a free gift, then send them to the thank you page with the offer.

    These articles are then shared on Facebook, Twitter, etc etc etc

    Everytime a new piece of content is posted on the blog, I email it to my list and instead of sending them to my squeeze page I'll send them to whatever offer I think they'd find valuable.

    Whenever I use paid traffic I send them to my squeeze page.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Carlson
    It depends on niches...

    There are many niches(like "registry repair" niche) where repeat business potential is almost non-existant and building lists doesn't make any sense.

    However,in most of the major niches,you can make tons of money with backend promotions and building lists here generate more ROI than any focusing on any other model.

    So I would say,before going with any of these two models,you should ascertain if you can promote multiple products to the prospects(in the niche you want to enter)...If there is scope for backend promotions,listbuilding is the best thing you can do in that niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author wfhblueprints
      Originally Posted by Matt Carlson View Post

      It depends on niches...

      There are many niches(like "registry repair" niche) where repeat business potential is almost non-existant and building lists doesn't make any sense.
      Disagree with the "building lists doesn't make any sense"...

      In a niche that has repeat business potential having a list is an advantage....customers on tap so to speak.

      Always build a list to maximize your revenue stream.....no matter what the niche is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Humble
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    A list is really helpful and you can monetize the heck out of it, but just having a list will not help - it's just another part of IM that you really need, but you can't just have a list.

    It's like it's very helpful to have a Facebook / twitter account for a business, but you can't just live off facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomYevsikov
    Well mate, let me tell you what I think..

    It's better to have a blog in place, add content to it and have a webform on the blog..

    It's also important that in the same time you will have a squeeze page to drive traffic to and capture opt-ins..

    then. to build a relationship with them, provide them with the Right content that will trigger them by sending them to your blog, in which you will provide the content.

    both blog and a squeeze page are important to have in place at the same time.

    Need anything else?
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