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Affiliate marketing v/s Your own product???

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by muscleteen, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. muscleteen

    muscleteen Regular Member

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    With the competition out there, and to maximize your visitor value, here is what you've got to do with affiliate marketing:

    -Market & keyword research
    -Register domain & hosting
    -Get content on your website (whether you are going SEO or PPC)
    -Build a list
    -Continuously build backlinks and all


    Having your own product requires all of the above with 2 additional steps:

    -Creating your product
    -Setting up payment processing & an affiliate program


    So, my question is, if you've GOT TO create content and build backlinks anyways, why not get your own product out there?

    I'm not bashing affiliate marketing in any way, but seems that with all your effort, you could very well go for your own product :confused:


    What are your views on this people?
     
  2. mihuanyao

    mihuanyao Regular Member

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    i think own product can earn more money per sale, but its not easy to creat a good enough product.
     
  3. jerrycorlisscj

    jerrycorlisscj Regular Member

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    You can advertise your product through affiliate network to increase your sales.
     
  4. blackmamba456

    blackmamba456 Junior Member

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    I definately think creating your own product is the way to go, but if you're new and haven't got a list I think your first product has got to be something really useful. I personally wouldn't ever want to release a 'money making' type guide, more like an SEO script, something with real value.
     
  5. JesusBack

    JesusBack Executive VIP Premium Member

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    They both have their advantage and disadvantages. For one thing affilaites don't need to deal with sales, shipping, ecommere, complaints, customer support.