I was listening to the Give Away Guy today and as you can guess, he likes to give stuff away.
And, in fact, a lot of funnels start with giving something away.
But here’s the thing… to make it a business model… when you give something away, make sure you always offer something to buy with the thing you are giving away.
A small percentage of people will click on the offering and some of those will buy.
So your funnel will go something like this:
Optin form -> Thank you page with free offer and link to -> Affiliate offer (or your own if you have one)
And you can do this with no website if you must, just a Google form and a Google Doc. (Not recommended but it will work if you absolutely have nothing.)
Of course you have to drive lots of traffic to it to make it work, but if you do a good job picking your offer (a mid- to high-ticket offer works best) and presenting it, you will make money.
And meanwhile, you are building your list which you can continue to present offers to.
So, go find stuff to give away and start giving!
Also give stuff away to your list, then you can drop your optin form and just have the thank you page and affiliate offer.
Your list will love you.