In the long run, start a blog, build a list and then sell, or?

by ckbank
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...or screw patience and just sell your own product now on Clickbank. What would work better?
#blog #build #list #long #run #sell #start
  • Profile picture of the author fin
    I think you know what would work better.

    This is basically what you're saying: would it be better to sell something right now, or wait until I have an engaged audience in place?

    And why can't you sell something while you build a blog?
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  • Profile picture of the author skibbz
    Trust me blogging is a great way to make money, all you need is to attract the right niche ( people who are willing to spend ) and the right product they want to buy. Market profitable affiliates programs on your blog or sell ads space. There are so many ways you can benefit but the key its to keep your blog entertaining, exciting and let the people in your niche keep craving and wanting more and more of your content
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  • Profile picture of the author dylan4f
    if it's doing better and better overtime, definitelly don't sell.. if it's start to be only waste of time, try to sell it asap
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  • Profile picture of the author jvjoe
    It's a matter of choice.
    Some people are good at product creation
    while others sucks. They only results in promoting
    others people product, make their commission
    and look for the next nice product to snipe.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedJohn473
    Multitask - Why don't you do both?

    Got to be motivated to make that money!
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    Unique Content is all that matters!

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    • Profile picture of the author adamj2
      Unless you have an excellent product of value and have the ability to convert traffic into sales I would think it would make more sense to promote a product as an affiliate first and then when you are making excellent regular money with the ability to drive traffic, test conversions etc perhaps look at your own products.

      I think a blog and regular fresh new content on it is a good idea for long term free traffic, but not much patience is needed to build a list and sell affiliate products. Just set up a squeeze page, buy some solo ads, and promote affiliate products and you can do that today!
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      • Profile picture of the author itworked
        Originally Posted by adamj2 View Post

        Unless you have an excellent product of value and have the ability to convert traffic into sales I would think it would make more sense to promote a product as an affiliate first and then when you are making excellent regular money with the ability to drive traffic, test conversions etc perhaps look at your own products.

        I think a blog and regular fresh new content on it is a good idea for long term free traffic, but not much patience is needed to build a list and sell affiliate products. Just set up a squeeze page, buy some solo ads, and promote affiliate products and you can do that today!
        Right on. That is a much easier skill to acquire and you can learn a lot from simply experimenting that will help you if and when you create your own product.
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      • Profile picture of the author skibbz
        Originally Posted by adamj2 View Post

        Unless you have an excellent product of value and have the ability to convert traffic into sales I would think it would make more sense to promote a product as an affiliate first and then when you are making excellent regular money with the ability to drive traffic, test conversions etc perhaps look at your own products.

        I think a blog and regular fresh new content on it is a good idea for long term free traffic, but not much patience is needed to build a list and sell affiliate products. Just set up a squeeze page, buy some solo ads, and promote affiliate products and you can do that today!
        great advice adam....100% endorsed
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by ckbank View Post

    In the long run, start a blog, build a list and then sell, or... screw patience and just sell your own product now on Clickbank. What would work better?
    I've never done either. They look like two bad options, to me, compared with what I do, niche by niche, throughout my business: start a blog, build a list and then DON'T sell. That's where all my increasing monthly income comes from. I'm "just saying" ...
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I think that it would be a good idea to sell other people's products first to see how things are working out and how things happen. Learning the ins and outs of affiliate programs.

    I think that creating your own content, writing about it, posting in on your blog, and posting a few programs that you can make money on your own blog with is the way to go.

    Once you do this, you just have to create new content everyday.

    Once you are doing well, you can then create your own product and show others how you have done it.
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    • Profile picture of the author jipolis7
      In addition to the above post, yes it would be a good idea to sell products first then create a blog when you already have come up the best result so you will have something to post in the blog and share others online.

      Remember that there are many people online and this is your chance to communicate with them through a blog. Post your blog in a manner that most of your customers will have the desire to buy your products and services.

      If you are blogging regularly about topics that customers care about, they will need to come back to learn what else you have to tell them.

      And as you are a business owner you may notice that you will receive a better ranking of your site from the search engines by adding a blog.

      So once you do this, you will receive more rankings. Good luck in selling your products and remain competitive.

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