The Single Most Important Factor In Building A Successful Affiliate Marketing Business
What's the single most important factor in building a super successful affiliate marketing business? It's building a subscribers list. If you are not building a list, you are leaving a whole lot of money on the table in your affiliate marketing efforts.
Why should you build a list in the first place?
If you're not building your own list and you are sending traffic directly to your affiliate link, you are not really building your own business. You may make some short-term profits but you are essentially building the merchant's business! If the customer does not buy but subscribes to the merchant's list, they have got a lead they can market to over and over again and profit, and you do not make any money off this! The merchant has benefited completely.
So if you want real success in affiliate marketing, get started building your own subscribers list today. It's a must, there's no two ways about it. You can build a list on a hosted autoresponder or a from a provider like Aweber. I highly suggest the latter because you will get far better reliability in your email marketing efforts. Companies like Aweber build relationships with Internet service providers and email providers to ensure your emails get through and not end up in the spam folder, so that in itself is impossible.
Once someone has opted in to your list, you'd want to set the redirect to your affiliate link. So your affiliate link acts as your Thank You page. Think about it, if someone is not willing to give you their email address and first name, you do not want anything to do with them. They are not probably going to hand over their credit card details to buy something anyway. So do not be afraid to build a list no matter what.