Is Anyone Making Money without having a list or doing Affiliate Marketing?

by mistyone 12 replies
If you are not making your own product and promoting it to a list or doing affiliate marketing can you make money off the net?

When I first started I thought I was going to sell physical product and then I started reading about having websites on AUTO that would earn money from Adsense and other PPC advertising so I thought that sounded an interesting concept, but what is the consensus of opinion, do you need a list to make money?

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Misty
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
    The list is an add-on, a big Add-on and it is necessary. Before, I thought it was not necessary because I earned selling my products (reports,scripts,websites) and domains but I was wrong, deadly wrong. Building list is a must in order to be successful in a faster way.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kym Robinson
      Have you not heard "the money is in the list"????
      it is true!
      Kym
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  • Profile picture of the author Solidsnake
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    Originally Posted by mistyone View Post

    If you are not making your own product and promoting it to a list or doing affiliate marketing can you make money off the the net?

    When I first started I thought I was going to sell physical product and then I started reading about having websites on AUTO that would earn money from Adsense and other PPC advertising so I thought that sounded an interesting concept, but what is the consensus of opinion, do you need a list to make money?

    Cheers
    Misty
    You may find some options in this thread...http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...t-website.html
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
      Another is by using BUM Marketing, PPC, SEO and other traffic building method plus getting affiliates and JV partners (if jv/affiliates are not considered as a list items) but having a list as I said is a must. Maybe you need to read more on the posts at bestwarriorthreads.com and you can see there a lot of topic that earn without a list.
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      • Profile picture of the author matthewd
        I make money without a list and without a website. I do something called licensing, where I actually use other people's sites and lists to make money for myself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jakehyten
      YES you absolutely positively make money online without a list.

      When I first started IM about a year ago I never had a list and was averaging 25-50 a day without building a list. Now was this a smart idea? NO. But i was still making money. As a matter of fact I didn't even start building a list until recently and I have been averaging 50-75 a day. This last month or two as I have been building a list I can see my average going to about $100 a day.

      So the answer to your question is yes. you can make money without building a list. Now is it the best way to build a long term business model. And you wont make AS MUCH money.

      For the second part of the question. Yes there are other ways to make money besides affiliate marketing or making your own product. Like you said there is adsense, flipping sites, buying and selling domains, domain parking and much more.

      The ways of making money on the internet really are only limited by your imagination.

      BUT having a list
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    • Profile picture of the author mistyone
      Originally Posted by Ross Dalangin View Post

      The list is an add-on, a big Add-on and it is necessary. Before, I thought it was not necessary because I earned selling my products (reports,scripts,websites) and domains but I was wrong, deadly wrong. Building list is a must in order to be successful in a faster way.
      Thank you for the re-inforcement about a list

      Originally Posted by bigdollarshere View Post

      Have you not heard "the money is in the list"????
      it is true!
      Kym
      I haven't heard it, no, well not put that way, but thank you for your info

      Originally Posted by Solidsnake View Post

      You may find some options in this thread...http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...t-website.html
      Thank you for sending me to your thread. I had actually read that a little while ago and there are some good ideas in it.

      Cheers
      Misty
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      • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
        You eliminated product creation and affiliate marketing. So if you aren't making your own products... or promoting someone elses... then you have to be providing services such as article writing, copy writing, graphic design, etc. in order to make money online.

        I make money online with services providing technical support services dealing with blogs, cms', web design, etc.

        The downside to that is it provides only a finite amount of money, because there is only so many services you as a person can provide in a single day's time.
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        • Profile picture of the author Billy Deakin
          Mistyone - what are your reasons for not wanting to build a list, and not wanting to promote any affiliate products?

          No matter what you're doing online, you can build a list and also promote the odd affiliate product alongside it. Why not at least put an opt-in form on your existing sites, the extra cash you'll generate will more than pay for an AR service. You don't need to send out loads of emails, just load a few into your sequence, and then you have the option of sending a broadcast if you want to promote something, or ask your customers something!

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  • Profile picture of the author Jarod Lam
    Hi Misty,

    The answer to your question is yes, you can.

    However, it is very difficult to build a long term sustainable business that way. Let me give you an analogy...

    Would you invest your hard earned money in Enron (a company with a questionable business model) or Microsoft (a proven business model)?

    A "No product, no list" business may sound appealing but it won't last.

    Hope this helps...
    Jarod
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