Trying to figure out cheapest with less risk; list building and solo ads or affiliate niche site

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and by niche sites i mean 10 pages with an ad of 1 product

My Questions
- what has the fastest return rate
- what has the least risk

List Building
- you have to constantly be pumping money into solo ads

Niche Sites
- risk because of Google and the fact that no-one may buy



Ive put my money down on both . List building takes a little while to get used to and niche sites or things that you can just set up and leave alone. Niche sites cost on average between 100$/300$. List building is a constant investment.


In your experience which have you found most valuable, not considering the fact of making money from it but as something as time value?

I understand both methods very clearly and am dedicated to make them both work. But unfortunately i have very little money right now and can only choose one, niche sites are incredibly easy to build and rank and list building brings in more money quickly. What are your suggestions?
#ads #affiliate #building #cheapest #figure #list #niche #risk #site #solo
  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    You don't need to buy solo ads in order to build an effective list.
    Best solution? Combine the two! You can build a good list from an affiliate niche site if you are smart about it.

    Also, if you are concerned about costs, why not do list building through quality ad swaps rather than buying lots of solo ads?
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    • Profile picture of the author OfficerIM
      Originally Posted by David Braybrooke View Post

      You don't need to buy solo ads in order to build an effective list.
      Best solution? Combine the two! You can build a good list from an affiliate niche site if you are smart about it.

      Also, if you are concerned about costs, why not do list building through quality ad swaps rather than buying lots of solo ads?
      Because you have to have a list to swap one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Sounds like you're looking for an 'easy' option of 'fast' cash.

    No such thing really.

    You might make some quick cash in the short term but it likely won't be sustainable.

    Focus on building something long term and sustainable.

    Personally I currently prefer the blogging method that I build my list around and monetize via affiliate products. You can also create your own products.
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    • Profile picture of the author OfficerIM
      Originally Posted by Stuart Walker View Post

      Sounds like you're looking for an 'easy' option of 'fast' cash.

      No such thing really.

      You might make some quick cash in the short term but it likely won't be sustainable.

      Focus on building something long term and sustainable.

      Personally I currently prefer the blogging method that I build my list around and monetize via affiliate products. You can also create your own products.
      nope, just the best method with the least amount of risk. I have very little money right now and i cant afford to lose it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Szalok
    List building needs more work, dedication and money. But you can leave Google out, and this is a huge advantage.
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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    As for list building the cheapes might be Imnicamail but that can hurt your business as their delivery time and effectiveness is less.
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    • Profile picture of the author OfficerIM
      Originally Posted by awledd View Post

      As for list building the cheapes might be Imnicamail but that can hurt your business as their delivery time and effectiveness is less.
      thats a safelist company.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Do what I do.



    Build a blog as your central hub. That way you can write about whatever the hell you want.

    News, politics, IM product reviews - anything.

    And then buy solo ads and build a list on top of that.

    Don't take a minimalist approach.

    Go out there and get your hands dirty.

    If you're serious that is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Do what I do.



    Build a blog as your central hub. That way you can write about whatever the hell you want.

    News, politics, IM product reviews - anything.

    And then buy solo ads and build a list on top of that.

    Don't take a minimalist approach.

    Go out there and get your hands dirty.

    If you're serious that is.
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    • Profile picture of the author OfficerIM
      Originally Posted by Sarevok View Post

      Do what I do.



      Build a blog as your central hub. That way you can write about whatever the hell you want.

      News, politics, IM product reviews - anything.

      And then buy solo ads and build a list on top of that.

      Don't take a minimalist approach.

      Go out there and get your hands dirty.

      If you're serious that is.

      Im thinking about just going for a authority site. I dont like writing right now, i feel that i would rather just invest in writers.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dani78
        invest in the writers or buy solo ads
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    • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
      Originally Posted by Sarevok View Post

      Do what I do.



      Build a blog as your central hub. That way you can write about whatever the hell you want.

      News, politics, IM product reviews - anything.

      And then buy solo ads and build a list on top of that.

      Don't take a minimalist approach.

      Go out there and get your hands dirty.

      If you're serious that is.
      So you build blogs around multiple different topics and then use solo ads to build your blog list?

      Blogs need focus and the everything and anything approach rarely works.
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  • Profile picture of the author dgiles63
    Combination: Niche Site with list building.

    Get a squeeze page and use your niche site to collect email names.

    Find affiliates for your own products, then find people with lists to send out your offer as an affiliate. Use the buyers from that process to build your own list.
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