How to build an email list as an affiliate By: David Lake of http://www.affiliateanswers.com
You have probably heard “the money is in list” at least a thousand times. But it is true; money is in list.
There is no doubt about it, 99% of people making money online have an email list. But you already knew that.
What you don't know is how they got those coveted lists of email addresses that allow them to contact prospects over and over again.
To be very honest with you, most people who have built a big email list have their own product. But I know getting your own successful product is very difficult.
So I want to talk about how you can begin building your email list as an affiliate. With no product, and no website of your own.
The first thing you need to do is understand reason you are not making as much money as you had hoped with affiliate programs.
Lets look at a quick real world example. I think it will help you see what real problem is with way most affiliates try make money online.
Let's say you are promoting printers for a particular merchant. And let's say that you referred 700 visitors, generated merchant 100 leads and made 5 sales this month. Not a bad month. But what if you had that list of 100 leads of people that are interested in buying a printer? Some of those 100 leads are going to buy a printer soon, and since your merchant has leads, they are likely to buy it from them.