I think that affiliate marketing should not be your main activity to make money. Really, it’s a place to start your business, so you can then move on to your own products. That is, your own online business. Yes, you can generate revenue with it, and you might even become full-time through it. But it’s still only a way to your own products that you control and develop.
Try affiliate marketing to start off, then having some experience and knowledge gained, including learning from other online sources, then create your own product, and a sales letter.
Let your list know about your own offer. If you’ve been developing trust and credibility with your list, no matter how small, your product will probably sell more than you selling an affiliate product.
You receive more value from your product. After all, you only receive a percentage of an affiliate product price. Even though an affiliate sales page may be much more optimized to sell than your own, you’ll likely make more from sending your list to your own because they know you and have learned to trust you. That is, they’re not buying from because of the sales letter, but because they’re buying from you.
The message here is to build your list and develop relationships with it, sell affiliate products to begin with, then when you’re ready with your list and a have a product, start selling your own products, and maybe drop the affiliate products.
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