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Affiliate Marketing Without a Website

2008-09-11 11:06:52

There are loads of ways to promote affiliate products, but most of the advice you’ll hear will recommend setting up a website and driving traffic from search engines.

But is that the only way to make money with affiliate marketing?

No.

You don’t need a website to succeed as an affiliate marketer, and if you keep reading, you’ll find a step by step guide to help you make your first commission without a website.

However, before we get started with the techniques you can use to make money affiliate marketing without a website, there is something important you need to know.

When you create an affiliate website, you are building online real estate that grows in value and can be sold at a later date. Affiliate websites often sell for much more than their average monthly income.

As you can see below, an affiliate website that earns $1,755 per month can easily be sold for $60,000 plus:

Think of it this way, if you are affiliate marketing without a website, you are renting property online. The online platform you use to promote your affiliate links is your landlord, and if they choose to ban affiliate links or close down, there’s not a lot you can do to protect your affiliate income.

If you create your own website, you are the owner of your online property, and you can sell it for a healthy profit if you want to.

You need to think of affiliate marketing as a career, with income goals that you want to achieve. If you feel you can reach those goals without a website, then have at it.

How exactly can you make money as an affiliate marketer without a website?

In no particular order, let’s have a look at your options.

10 Ways to do Affiliate Marketing without a Website

1. Post on Forums and Online Communities

The Internet is excellent at bringing like-minded people together in online communities and forums. These places offer a great opportunity to promote your affiliate products.

The first step is to find a forum with an audience that will be interested in the products you are promoting. For example, Mountain Project is a website that brings together people that are interested in rock climbing:

After you’ve found a website with a solid online community, check the forum guidelines to make sure they allow affiliate links, sign up, and start contributing to the online conversation.

Another way to get your affiliate offers in front of an online community of engaged people is to create your own Facebook group and foster discussion around your niche. Not only will you have more control over the posting guidelines, but it can be a profitable way to promote your affiliate offers with weekly promotions. 

The key to affiliate marketing is to build a relationship and establish trust with your audience. Before you start promoting your products, offer something of value, and give people a reason to trust your recommendations.

2. Solo Ads

Solo ads enable you to reach new audiences by paying to leverage other people’s email lists to promote your affiliate offers.

How do solo ads work?

Let’s say that you have started your affiliate career focusing on the fitness niche. You have signed up to an affiliate program and started to promote your affiliate offer on social media and online forums.

You’ve made a few sales, but you want to expand your reach and find a new audience to target with your offer.

You can research influencers in the fitness niche that provide a solo ads service using websites like Udimi.

If the solo ads provider thinks that your offer is a good fit for their email list, they will send your offer to their subscribers for a fee - charged at a rate per click

Not only can solo ads yield instant commission, but it can also help you to generate more opt-ins if your merchant is running an affiliate contest for opt-ins.

However, not all solo ads providers are equal. Some will send poor quality traffic to your offer that doesn’t convert. You need to carefully assess the reputation of a solo ads provider before you invest your money, and you need to track every campaign to measure your results.

If you find a solo ads provider that offers a decent ROI, keep going back to them, month after month. Solo ads are also an excellent way to test an offer out before investing too much time into other forms of marketing.

3. Viral eBook

This affiliate marketing strategy is quite simple.

You create an ebook on a hot topic that people are interested in and embed your affiliate links into the content. When somebody clicks your affiliate link and purchases a product, you earn a commission.

Sounds easy in theory, but you’ll need to conduct comprehensive research to find a topic people want to read about and invest a lot of time to create a quality ebook.

You can use Google Trends to help you find a hot topic that people are interested in. Look at what's trending and receiving significant search volume.

If you promote products in the fashion niche, you could create an ebook on the Egirl style and link to affiliate products that come under that the fashion style.

Even with a hot topic, you’ve got a lot of work ahead to create your ebook, and with no guarantee that you will see a significant return on the time you invest in the project.

4. YouTube Channel

YouTube is the second-largest search engine in the world, and it’s a great place to earn affiliate commissions without a website.

Whenever you see a YouTuber reviewing products or asking you to “click on the link in the description,” that’s affiliate marketing in action.

To succeed as an affiliate marketer on YouTube, you will need to produce excellent content, learn how to leverage keywords to increase the reach of your videos, and build an audience of loyal subscribers.

Without a website, the most profitable way to promote your affiliate offers on YouTube is to drive traffic directly to affiliate programs that provide a free give away, or a low priced product, as that's less likely to turn into complaints from people watching your videos.

You can also pay a hosting vendor to host a sign-up form and direct your YouTube traffic to a free offer and get people to sign up to your email list. Once somebody has subscribed to your email list, you can send them weekly newsletters to promote your affiliate products.

You can also earn advertising revenue by signing up for the YouTube Partner Program and placing ads on your videos.

The major drawback of this form of affiliate marketing is that you are at the mercy of YouTube’s moderators. If your channel is flagged for any reason, you can lose your whole channel and all of your affiliate income in one fell swoop. Luckily this happens very rarely, especially when you focus on producing quality content.

5. PPC Affiliate Marketing

Paid affiliate advertising can see fast returns, but it also comes with more risk and investment on your part.

Google Ads and Facebook Ads are the two leading advertising platforms that affiliate marketers use to promote their affiliate products. These platforms work on a pay-per-click (PPC) advertising model. 

You create an ad, bid the maximum amount you are willing to pay to display your ad, and only pay a fee when somebody clicks on your ad.

There are several drawbacks to this strategy, especially if you are new to affiliate marketing and operating without a website.

Google takes the landing page your ad is directing traffic to into consideration when assigning your ad a quality score. If the merchant site you are advertising offers a poor user experience, you will end up paying more for your paid ads.

Even worse, if the content on the merchant's website violates Google’s advertising policies, your Google Ads account can be suspended until the landing page is fixed to comply with Google regulations. Facebook Ads also have similar rules regarding compliance.

Acting as an affiliate for the merchant, you have no control over the merchant's landing page. If they refuse to make the landing page compliant with the advertising platforms regulations, your account could be suspended indefinitely, and you won’t be able to advertise.

These advertising platforms also restrict the number of ads directing traffic to the same landing page. If multiple affiliates are advertising the same offer, your ads can be canceled, and your account suspended.

Without a website, you can only successfully utilize these platforms if you are the only advertiser directing traffic to an offer. While the opportunity for instant traffic and commission can be tempting, you need to be attentive and methodical in your approach to PPC for affiliate marketing and proceed at your own risk.

6. Write Ads or Reviews for Classifieds Websites

This form of affiliate promotion is very similar to the forum and online community method. Rather than posting in online forums, you post your affiliate links on classified ad websites.

Craigslist is the largest website of this kind, with millions of people posting ads on city pages across the world. You can promote your affiliate links by posting ads, product reviews, and other helpful posts to the relevant categories of classified ads.

You can earn an affiliate income using this technique, but you will need to be committed to posting multiple times per day across numerous websites.

Aside from being time-intensive, you are also vulnerable to changes in policy from the classified sites. If they decide to ban the posting of affiliate links, you will be unable to promote your products.

7. Content Publishing Platforms

Medium and Steemit are the two most prominent free publishing platforms you can use to promote your affiliate products.

Anybody can create an account and publish content for the world to see.

Medium has a readership of nearly 100 million, offers some great analytics tools to monitor the engagement of your articles, and also has a high domain authority to help your content rank in Google.

You need to inform your readers about any affiliate links in your content to avoid any issues with Medium’s moderators.

Steemit is similar to Medium, but publishers receive payment for the engagement their content generates in the form of the cryptocurrency Steem. Affiliate links are allowed, so you can start publishing your affiliate content once your account is verified.

8. Social Media

Social media can be an excellent channel for affiliate promotion. Instagram has seen massive growth over the last few years, while new video-based platforms like Tik Tok are only going to get more popular with the rollout of 5G and increased internet speeds across the world.

If you want to succeed as an affiliate marketer without a website, Instagram is a great platform to promote your affiliate offers. Some Instagram marketers make the top 5 of leaderboards, boast over 1 million followers, and see high engagement when they promote their affiliate offers.

Instagram doesn’t allow you to link directly in your posts, so you’ll need to direct users to your bio. You can create posts promoting your offer and instruct users to check out the ”link in bio.” You’ll need to grow your following and focus on creating posts that get lots of feedback, likes, and shares, to grow your affiliate business.

You’ll need to monitor the engagement of your posts and focus on providing content that makes the most impact on your audience. After you’ve built up a substantial following, you can start promoting your affiliate products.

 

While social media is still an excellent channel for affiliate promotion, recent years have seen a significant decline in organic social media traffic.

Facebook, in particular, is becoming a pay to play platform.

 

You can use Facebook Ads to increase your reach and target users with your affiliate offers.  However, if you send traffic directly to your merchant’s landing page, you run the risk of breaking Facebook Ads regulations and receiving a suspension of your account.

Another way to harness social media to promote your affiliate offers is to purchase traffic from social influencers. For example, many Instagrammers with large followings leave their email address in their bio. If you find an Instagrammer that has a following that would be interested in your affiliate offers, send them an email and see if they offer advertising. Depending on the niche, the product, and the following, this can be a profitable way to reach an engaged audience and promote your affiliate offers.

9. Email Marketing

Email marketing is a potent tool for affiliate marketing with or without a website. The first step is to build a list of email subscribers that are interested in hearing from you.

There are companies that will sell you an email list, but the quality of these email lists is questionable at best.

So how do you build an email list?

There are loads of vendors that provide sign up form services, and they will provide the hosting, so you don’t need a website.

To convince people to provide you with their email address, you’re going to need to provide a compelling offer in exchange. This can be anything from a free guide to a free course or resource.

After you’ve built your form and created your offer, you need to direct traffic to your sign up form. You can post on social media, and even use paid social media ads to speed up the process of building your list.

Once you’ve got a substantial number of subscribers, you can start sending regular emails and promote your affiliate products. Just like any other form of affiliate marketing, focus on helping your audience with useful and informative email content that offers value.

 

If you are going to succeed at email promotion, you’ll need to be proficient at email copywriting. The key is to pack in as much value as possible, providing all the necessary information to convince the receiver to take action in a short email message.

10. Retargeting

Did you know that on average, only 2% of visitors make a purchase the first time they visit an online store?

You can earn affiliate commission by advertising to the 98% that don’t convert the first time around. His form of advertising is called retargeting, and it works.

The clickthrough rate (CTR) of a retargeting ad is 10x higher than a regular display ad.

When somebody visits an ecommerce store, their information is ‘cookied’ using a tracking pixel.

After they leave, this cookie information can be used to target the person with ads for products they have shown an interest in using a retargeting platform like Google Ads or Facebook Ads.

Just like a regular ad placement, you only pay a fee when somebody clicks on your ad. The cost of running these ads depends on your niche, with some industries costing much more per click than others.

Here’s a rundown of the average cost per click (CPC) on Facebook Ads:

 

Affiliate marketers make money by offering retargeting to merchants that are looking to capitalize on their website visitors that are yet to make a purchase. You will run the retargeting campaigns and receive a commission for every sale that you generate.

A Step by Step Guide to Start Making Money With Affiliate Marketing Without a Website

Now you know your options when it comes to affiliate marketing without a website, let’s go through the process of making your first affiliate commission using a free content publishing platform.

Step 1: Choose a Niche

While it is possible to target multiple niches at the same time, you’ll find it much easier to build a reputation as a trusted source of information if you narrow your focus to a single niche.

The more you know about your niche, the more informative and valuable you can make your content, and the more likely people are to trust your product recommendations.

So how do you know if a niche is profitable?

Ask yourself the following questions:

How competitive is the niche?

The best way to determine if a niche is competitive is to search Google for long-tail keywords related to the topic. If there are lots of notable brands competing for long-tail keywords, you will struggle to get a foothold in search rankings and generate enough traffic.

If there are lots of smaller affiliate websites competing for the long-tail keywords, that’s a good sign that the niche is profitable.

Are there lots of products in the niche?

Making money is the name of the game, and you do that by promoting affiliate products. You want to choose a niche where people need to purchase products or equipment. For example, rock climbing is an activity that lots of people are interested in, and it’s an activity with lots of products and gear:

If you are going to promote Amazon products, conduct a search for products in your niche.

How much can you make promoting products in the niche?

You’ll need to check the commission that Amazon Associates offers for products in the niche. Amazon offers different levels of commission for different categories of products:

As you can see, Amazon Associates offers a payout of 5.5% commission for products in the Outdoors product category. It’s advisable to choose a category with a payout of above 4%, and with an average product price of $60+.

You don’t want to spend hours of your time creating great content for a niche with low-value products and low rates of commission. You’ll need to generate hundreds of sales to get anywhere near a decent payout.

GiddyUp is another excellent source of affiliate offers for physical products, with higher than average commissions:

If you want to earn a higher rate of commission, you can find thousands of digital products to promote on ClickBank:

Digital products offer much higher rates of commission compared to physical products.

Step 2: Keyword Research

After choosing a good niche, you need to identify the keywords you are going to target in your content. If you are promoting physical products from Amazon, you’ll want to focus on buyer intent keywords - the phrases people are searching to help them make a purchasing decision.

To maximize your impact in the SERP, you want to focus on long-tail keywords. These are search queries that contain multiple words. While long-tail keywords will attract less traffic than shorter high-value keywords, they have a lot less competition and are easier to rank for in search results.

You can use Google to help you find long-tail keywords to target in your content.

For example, if you search for the competitive search term “best rock climbing harness,” you will find a list of related search queries at the bottom of the SERP:

You can also find low competition long-tail keywords in your niche using the free tool Ubersuggest.

Enter your seed keyword into Ubersuggest, and it will return lots of helpful information to inform your keyword strategy. You can see the estimated search volume per month, the difficulty of appearing in the paid ad placements, and the difficulty of ranking organically for the search term.

Ubersuggest will also provide you with related search queries:

Ideally, you want to find a long-tail keyword that has a low search difficulty and high search volume.

Step 3: Sign up to a Free Publishing Platform

If you’re new to online publishing, you want to choose a platform that is easy to use and create content, and with an intuitive dashboard to keep track of your page views.

Medium is an excellent platform to publish your first article. It works similarly to a social media website. You create an account and follow the instructions to start writing your first article.

Medium also has a high domain authority, which should help your content achieve a higher ranking in search results.

Step 4: Write Your Content

This step is vital. You need high-quality content if you are going to rank high in search results and generate conversions for your merchant.

Focus on quality over quantity, and follow the best practices for online content writing to engage your readers.

The more people that engage with your content, the higher you will rank in search engine results, and the more exposure you will generate for your affiliate links.

This is where your keyword research will pay off. Incorporate your keywords naturally into the content and aim to provide the best content online for the keywords you are targeting.

Step 5: Social Media Promotion

You can increase the reach of your content by promoting it on social media. Share your article in relevant social media groups and online forums. This will help you to rank higher in search results, but it can also help you to generate more commissions too.

How long will it take to rank in Google?

There are lots of different factors that contribute to your ranking and how long it will take to start ranking high in search results.

If you published on a high authority website like Medium, you could expect to wait around six months for your content to rank on Google. If you conducted solid keyword research, created high-quality content, and promoted your content on social media, you can expect to achieve a high ranking in search results and start earning affiliate commission.

Once you’ve completed your first article, rinse and repeat the process to target new keywords and promote new products. While it’s always recommended to create your own affiliate marketing website, it is possible to earn an affiliate income without one. 

As you get more comfortable creating content for the web, you can put your new skills to use and create your own affiliate website when you’re ready.

 

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Questions & Comments + Add a comment

Reply AGUS WIDIYANTO
Help me to member
Reply Heather Robinson1907 days ago
Is Squido still a valid option? You don'the hear much about it anymore.
Melissa Johnson1906 days ago
Hi, Heather!

Squidoo and Hubpages merged in the latter part of 2014, so it's just Hubpages now.
Lab 980 days ago
I would like to know as an affiliate if I can use the articles of the owner (vendor) and put it in a PDF format and insert my affiliate link inside then sell it for few dollars such as clickbank products articles? Can someone help please!
Justin Golschneider979 days ago
Hi Lab! Generally, a book or article must be copyrighted under your name for you to sell digital copies, so you would most likely not be allowed to do that. At the very least, you would need the vendor's permission—and I'd get it signed on paper.
Reply Dave 1898 days ago
Is it proper for an affiliate to write an ebook on an affiliate product.Won't the merchant frown at it
Gina Broom1897 days ago
The idea is to create an eBook on a similar topic to the product you're promoting, rather than the product itself. Then to link to that product within.

For example, if your product was a weight loss one, you'd write an eBook on a weight loss topic like, "How to Lose Fat Without Exercise" or something like that, and then in the footer of the eBook you'd have a link, as well as one or two relevant places in the content.

"As diet is the most important factor for weight loss without excessive, you'll need a good one like the "X diet"."

So the book isn't about the affiliate product, just mentions it. Hope this helps! :)
Reply 1817 days ago
How do I get started writing an eBook?
Melissa Johnson1815 days ago
Hi, Lisa!

There are a lot of ways to handle writing. First, you obviously need a topic and content. You can write it yourself or outsource it to someone on a platform like oDesk or Elance, or find another writer -- you might know someone in person, for example. Once the book is written, you can either turn it into a PDF and distribute it yourself, or you can use something like Amazon's self publishing platform on Kindle to release your e-book.

Hope that helps!
Reply Patrick 1723 days ago
Interesting article.

However, I noticed most networks don't register affiliates until they show a clear website in the niche they intend to work in. I do believe SMM and SEM to be very effective and flexible to work on multiple products in a variety of niches (if merchants' landing pages are good).

Can you recommend any leading networks that accept affiliates without insisting on a pre-existing marketing website or blog?
Gina Broom1717 days ago
Hi Patrick,

Clickbank is pretty easy and straightforward so I'd suggest that first. Then you could check out these alternatives to Clickbank: https://www.affilorama.com/market-research/10-alternatives-to-clickbank

I know that some require a website to get started but the best thing to do in that case is contact their affiliate manager, preferably by phone. Explain your promotional methods, and you might find that they'll accept you.

Hope that helps. :)
- Gina
Reply Steven Lucas1701 days ago
I enjoy writing but keep forgetting that I should include affiliate links within my ebooks.

I have found though the the best looking ebooks only have a few links rather than being stuffed full on every page. However, if they're kept short this isn't usually a problem. A 6 to 10 page book (400-500 words per page or less with images) with one link per page isn't too bad.

I've got to get more into making my own videos too. So far I've only done cartoon presentation ones. And i've got to make them less 'salesy' too. LOL.

Loving what I'm seeing on Afilorama. Gonna be my new favourite place!

regards,

Steven Lucas
Reply andrea 1644 days ago
Thank you Melissa! This information is super useful and expertly presented!
Reply Flora Gigi1635 days ago
hi
I am as broke as a church mouse , where do I begin the journey of affiliate marketing. I am strongly believing that I will make it with the help of affilorama. but I have $0.00 funds to begin with, is there at her way that can help me raise little funds?
Melissa Johnson1632 days ago
Hi, Florah!

You're in the right place. I strongly recommend that you go through our free training courses. While, as this lesson points out, you can market without a website, it's a lot easier to be an affiliate with a great web presence and a website at its heart. Fortunately, the costs for that are minimal. You need a domain (which you can purchase for several years at a time) and hosting (which you can pay yearly or month to month in a lot of cases).

I do recommend brushing up on a few skills, though. Namely, I suggest teaching yourself a little bit about design and how to make a web page look attractive. It doesn't have to be fancy, but it does have to look professional. Wix, Weebly, WordPress, and most other website builders have templates to choose from that will make it attractive and you just have to tweak a few details. Knowing the basics and choosing an easy-to-use website builder will save you the costs of having to hire a designer. Apps like Canva and Fotor can also help you create beautiful images with text and decorative elements, and they're inexpensive, if not free.

I also suggest brushing up on your writing skills. Content is absolutely crucial to affiliate marketing -- you need to be turning out good information. You can curate some of it, but you need some original works to establish yourself. Outsourcing is an option, but you've said that your budget is currently $0.00, so it's not a good one. =) You can also ask a friend who is good at writing for help, and maybe negotiate some sort of alternative payment -- maybe even a share of profits. Fortunately, we have resources to help you with content creation, and there are plenty of other great tools online to help you master everything from the mechanics of writing to figuring out the kinds of content you should make.

People have turned to all sorts of interesting ways to make some side cash, from selling things on eBay (a lot start with items they have around the house that they don't use) to freelancing or selling arts and crafts. Sites like Upwork.com let you work on your own time for a bit of side money, so if you have a really strong skill set you can use to help others, that's one way. If you're crafty, you could start selling your wares from home -- tap your network of friends and associates. For example, a friend of mine makes diaper wreaths for baby showers. they're super cute and make great gifts. If you can get the person buying the item to get the materials, or pay in advance, you don't need to shell out much up front, if any.

Then, it's just a matter of SAVE, SAVE, SAVE until you have what you need to cover start-up expenses.

Those are just my thoughts on some ways to make some cash. you can also talk to other affiliates and our support staff if you visit the forums: https://www.affilorama.com/forum/

I hope this helps! Good luck!
Reply Peaches 1596 days ago
Hi. Is there a way that I can affiliate market without having a website?
I have software where I auto dial leads and direct them to the link. I have an affiliate link. How would that work> I am basically calling them and directing them to a link. Do I need a website for this or could they just go to the link? How can I make this work? Help.
GOD bless you for your help.
Peaches
Melissa Johnson1595 days ago
Hi there!

Autodialing leads is not an approach we recommend for affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is all about building trust, and content is key to that. Which means you really need a website to serve as a hub for everything you create, and as a place to build your email list.

However, we do have a couple products that will make getting started much, much easier! There's AffiloBlueprint, which will show you step by step what to do (https://www.affilorama.com/affiloblueprint) and AffiloJetpack, which gives you the roadmap plus everything else you need.
Reply Amarbir Singh Sandhu1585 days ago
Can I also place my affiliate links on various social media platforms such as facebook,twitter,google+,etc by mixing it up with topic of discussion.For eg:- If the topic of discussion is "Weight Loss" I could tell my views about it & then slip-in the affiliate link with the comment.Would that work?If no then is there any other way of promoting other people's product on "Social Media".
Melissa Johnson1580 days ago
Hi, Amarbir!

Every social network is going to have to its own guidelines and rules -- same with affiliate programs. You'll have to look into the guidelines and specific requirements.

Something else to consider is the FTC guideline mandating that you disclose that you're an affiliate.

So while yes, you could theoretically run an affiliate marketing offer from social media only, you're better off building a website and then building social media pages to reflect your branding. Content and building trust are really important, and so having a website that serves as a central location for articles, offers, and an email signups can be quite important.
Reply Amarbir Singh Sandhu1584 days ago
Hi is there anyway I could promote people's products on social media like Facebook and Twitter and google+,etc without having to build a website.
Reply Tina 1499 days ago
Hi,

I just found your site and the information is very enlightening. I had no idea there was such a variety of ways to utilize affiliate marketing without having to go through creating a website.

Thank you so much for sharing :-)

Reply dmcqpu1491 days ago
Hey,

Can you please give me an example on how to post to blogs with my affiliate link in my signature?

Many thanks!
Melissa Johnson1488 days ago
Hi there!

IF you take a look at #1 in the list, you'll see an image of a signature that has an affiliate link in it. The image is also linked here:
http://cdn.affilorama.com/files/image/Forum.jpg?9993&1408070506

Unfortunately, platforms tend to vary from one to the other, so your affiliate link will look different on each. It's kind of hard to say. Just make sure you follow the guidelines given to you when you join the community.
Reply Ekaphonh Nanda1327 days ago
Is there a legit website like Blast4Traffic where I can send affiliate link to people by emails. I heard that Blast4Traffic is not a good website to use for sending emails. THXs!
Reply jad 1237 days ago
hi,
I'have a content for a viral ebook but i still don't know how compile this content from word to an ebook, i have made some research so may be i' will need html editor, ebook compiler and ebook cover generatorso can give some links and ressources.Thanks in adavance
Melissa Johnson1237 days ago
You can find assistance in getting your eBook together by hiring a freelancer on sites such as Upwork.com and Fiverr.com.

Hope that helps!
Reply Jubayer hossain1208 days ago
I have a domain all in here. I want to use it for affiliate marketing. But I don't understand which niche should I promote. Domain name is all in here because I wanted my blog for all niche. Please suggest me what should I do now?
N:B- I have been working as internet marketer since 2010 but never tried to do this. As I can promote any blog in any niche now, that's why I want to start affiliate marketing. Please suggest me.
Reply Bobbi 1139 days ago
Could the use of social media be effective
Justin Golschneider1136 days ago
Hi Bobbi! Generally, social media platforms forbid the use of affiliate links and will ban you if they notice you posting them. Social media is great for driving traffic to sites where you have your affiliate links, but not for promoting affiliate products directly.
Reply Laurie Bullard1093 days ago
I've actually been around awhile but learned something new. Hub Pages, yes I had heard of Squidoo but never looked into it. Always built sites. Now I just want a page (have one on Blogger) but a Hub page might not still be my best option. Blogger is ok but truly want a WP magazine theme with a page similar to http://brendanmace.com Brilliant marketer and a great friend. Is there a way to get this done through Affilorama? I know HTML, JS, CSS, can edit PHP but am lost in a 3rd world country when it comes to WordPress! I have a few domain which only the Blogger one is up. That's why I am backing up to the basics, as I have THOUSANDS of Social Media Followers...yet I still have no email list. So please any answers on the WP issue and I am here to learn gain as much as possible to share with and help others.

Laurie Bullard
Lab Media Group
Justin Golschneider1092 days ago
Hi Laurie! You can build a site that looks pretty similar with AffiloTheme: https://www.affilorama.com/affilotheme

AffiloTheme users can get help from our support team, too. :-) Hope that helps!
Reply Elias Jireis1029 days ago
Nice article, but I think you missed the most important one: Email Marketing.
With an autoresponder like GetResponse you will have free landing page (So, no website/hosting fees required) templates that you can use to make people optin, then followup with your subscribers with various offers and affiliate links.
Reply skinskin4u1006 days ago
Intresting video I have one question do you know of any alternatives to hubpages?

Justin Golschneider1006 days ago
Hello! Unfortunately, websites like HubPages are pretty much all dead. The way the Internet has evolved has made this kind of site largely unviable today.
Reply Aliyev 995 days ago
A very useful post, thank you!
Reply Muntazir 890 days ago
Niche forums are forums based on a very specific topic. There is a new mother forums, Superb Answer Forum. Doesn’t get more niche than that! Pick forums based on the affiliate links you are promoting and follow the tips below.


1.Signature Links


Create a profile, and use your affiliate link in your signature. Like this guy did…

2. Be A Good Community Member


Forums are not the place for you to anonymously promote affiliate links. People have to know you before they will trust your recommendations. Otherwise, they will ban you. Therefore, you need to be a good community member before you start being all spammy. Start by commenting intelligently on different topics in the forum.

Once you get familiar with the climate of the forum, drop a “I want to give back to the community” thread. DO NOT self-promote all in up the thread – no one cares about your affiliate links, but they will take free advice. At the end let everyone know that if they are interested in learning more to drop you a question in the thread to PM you.

Then they see that link in your signature AND you can hit them with Affiliate link solutions.

3. Ask For Reviews


Create a thread asking the community for advice about an affiliate link that you are posting! This is sneaky, so dont use it often.

For instance, create a thread asking if anyone has used a particular product, and include a link to that product. After everyone has finished commenting, make your last comment something like “Thanks everybody! I just bought it based on the advice here and I love it!” Other people will see this and use that same link.
Reply ray 777 days ago
Helpful article! Are the viral mailing lists such as Adchiever.com a worthy option? They are free for the most part but I doubt they can be successful since people only use them to send their own ads. Have any of you had any success using the viral mailing lists?
Reply dmcqpu699 days ago
Would love to know if these strategies still work in 2018?
Reply Mikkey 683 days ago
Can I post affiliate link in Facebook groups ?
Reply Dalip Singh677 days ago
Hi I would love to create a website and drive traffic to it. I have one nag which ever domain name I think of it is either taken by who genuinely owns and runs it or dormant ones which I have to pay higher amount. How can I get over this. Is there a website that helps you with your venture. All help appreciated.

Then I will be able to put in some great affiliates I have come across aiming to make passive income.
Reply Dalip Singh675 days ago
Are there any sites that can help someone in deciding a website name that hasn't been taken.
Reply Tavie David Okolobi436 days ago
Very informative.
Which is better: affiliate marketing with a website or without a website?
cecille.l432 days ago
Affiliate marketing with a website requires a bit more investment in both time and money as you need to build a website but it does allow you to do affiliate marketing in your own space in the world wide web for a longer period of time.

Affiliate marketing without a website is a lot more challenging these days because not a lot of websites allow affiliate marketing links.

All the best!
Reply skinskin4u271 days ago
Hello great website learning a lot of stuff one question i do have is

Do you know of any other sites like hubpages?

Keep up the good work.

Regards.
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