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    What is your view on buying email lists for affliliate marketing?

    I was told that you get better sign ups if you use email marketing to promote affiliate offers.
    I was interesting in looking for email lists to buy to promote an affiliate marketing offer, but when I do a Google search to find email lists to buy, the advice is not to buy email lists. Is that true? Is it a bad approach to buy email lists?

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    Unless you REALLY know the person or company and how they built the list it's probably going to be a big gamble. Sadly most are junk or your going to get spam complaints. Of course only testing will tell.

    Really impossible to give a yes or no answer, depends on where you buy the lists. No one will tell you for sure.

    Don't see how email is better sign ups.

    Probably what's meant is that when you build lists you can communicate with them over and over until they unsubscribe. Compared to them visiting a website only once.

    Course if you just plan to only promote in your emails, your not likely to have good results. Few people want to only be sold to.
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    Thanks Ron, do you mind if I ask you what would be a better route than buying an email list to promote affiliate products? The usual advice is to build an email list. "The money is in the list." I am driving traffic to a landing page to build a list, but is there a certain way to drive traffic to a landing page or site that is best when you are trying to build your own list?

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    Well, buying traffic "can" be a much quicker way to build a list. But it depends on where you buy the traffic. Much of it is pure crap and you are throwing your money out the window. Usually a sign is if the traffic is too cheap. Too good to true, it often is.

    But if you track your traffic, you can tell if a source is good or not.

    Now, you could buy it from reliable sources such as facebook. Some people say they do well with twitter. I don't buy traffic so I can't tell you exactly where to get good hits. But FB would be a good place to start. Also depends on what your niche is.

    Another thing that is even more important, you need to have your landing page in test mode, tracking conversions, you need to keep improving it. If your buying traffic and your landing page has terrible conversions, you going to be paying alot more for every subscriber because it will take more traffic to get a subscriber.

    As far as the money is in the list. That is "some what" true. But, you need to treat them right, you need to build trust, get them to like you, build some kind of relationship, ect. There is more to it than just having a list. Plenty of people who have lists but make no money from them.

    Besides paid traffic, you could blog, post to social media, or search engine optimization. Those will take more time.

    And for driving traffic, the best way is to generate targeted traffic that is as targeted as possible. Finding people who want what your selling.

    Just my two cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Killian View Post
    Well, buying traffic "can" be a much quicker way to build a list. But it depends on where you buy the traffic. Much of it is pure crap and you are throwing your money out the window. Usually a sign is if the traffic is too cheap. Too good to true, it often is.

    But if you track your traffic, you can tell if a source is good or not.

    Now, you could buy it from reliable sources such as facebook. Some people say they do well with twitter. I don't buy traffic so I can't tell you exactly where to get good hits. But FB would be a good place to start. Also depends on what your niche is.

    Another thing that is even more important, you need to have your landing page in test mode, tracking conversions, you need to keep improving it. If your buying traffic and your landing page has terrible conversions, you going to be paying alot more for every subscriber because it will take more traffic to get a subscriber.

    As far as the money is in the list. That is "some what" true. But, you need to treat them right, you need to build trust, get them to like you, build some kind of relationship, ect. There is more to it than just having a list. Plenty of people who have lists but make no money from them.

    Besides paid traffic, you could blog, post to social media, or search engine optimization. Those will take more time.

    And for driving traffic, the best way is to generate targeted traffic that is as targeted as possible. Finding people who want what your selling.

    Just my two cents.
    You are right Ron, buying traffic from reputed and reliable source will work more than others.

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    Thanks for the advice from you both. I really appreciate it. There is so much advice about the best way to do especially in the internet market arena, but I appreciate the advice to buy traffic. I think I'll take that route. Thanks

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    Ron is right, Buy traffic form reputable sources.
    Do not buy lists. People subscribe to you because of something you have they like, could be a quality you have or just a bloody good free gift.
    If you buy a list then these people are not going to know who you are and the unsub rate will be very high.
    Buy traffic or solo ads and this should help build your own responsive list.

    Hope this helps, Good luck

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    Personally, I'm not a fan. Actually, I can't stand it, and it makes me feel some type of way. E-mail marketing isn't just about having a big list. It's about building a relationship with your followers. Build your own list. Besides the fact I find it unethical, you also have to consider the fact that the only reason marketers are selling lists or whatever is because they aren't very responsive, anymore.

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    I took your advice and bought a solo ad. I'm starting out slow to see what works. Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelmsc View Post
    I took your advice and bought a solo ad. I'm starting out slow to see what works. Thanks for your help.
    Let us know your results. Could very helpful to many people.
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    Yes, that would be great. Keep us in the loop to find out how you got on.
    Thanks Nelmsc!!

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    I have been thinking about buying some email lists for a niche that I want to market in and all the information that I have gathered has said that most bought email lists are junk unless you get them from a reputable seller of quality email lists.

    I just don't know how to figure out which are reputable sellers of quality email lists.

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    I think paying for lists and traffic is a waste of money. 9 times out of 10 the leads are not in the least bit interested in what you are trying to promote.

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    in my opinion you shouldnt waste your money, as email lists that are purchased tend to be cold,meaning theres no relationship been built there so they wont open your emails or engage with your content like a highly responsive email list that you have built a relationship with would

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    Email lists are really a great way to increase sales in affiliate marketing. I actually haven't bought any email list. But I have start collecting emails from my blog. I think that if you have a blog than you can start collecting emails. You can start with Aweber or Mailchimp. BTW let us know about your progress.
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    well you should buid your own list, i think since its your own list you'll know better about your customers and build relationship with them easily

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    I also think that you should try to build your own list, but as we know it's very hard and time-consuming. So I think that for the beginning it's ok to buy some lists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelmsc View Post
    I took your advice and bought a solo ad. I'm starting out slow to see what works. Thanks for your help.
    Now that you purchased a solo ad, what do you plan to do with
    the leads you will get? Do you plan to reach out to them, or
    will you let the system connected to your capture page do
    all the follow up?

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