How To Make Money From Affiliate Marketing Without A Blog or Website
I get asked this question over a thousand time and on a regular basis; how can I make money from affiliate marketing without a website? If you also have this question bothering your mind, today is your lucky day as I will be showing you how to make money from affiliate marketing in Nigeria without a website.
Having a website is generally regarded as the best way to go when launching yourself into the affiliate marketing business especially if your aim is to create a long-term business. A simple functional blog or website is a vital tool to promote your affiliate offers.
On a personal note and from experience having a blog or website as a medium of promoting affiliate links is the best. But what happens if you don’t have the budget to setup a blog or you don’t know your way around it and you have affiliate products to promote? Not to worry, there is a way around it.
There are several ways to make money with affiliate marketing without website which I’m going to show you today.
Lots of people may want to skip having a website as an affiliate marketer due to the technicalities involved; setting up, effective running and maintenance. It also requires a little startup investment for domain name and hosting.
So, if you’re not interested in building a website or you’re just mastering the act of web design but still want to get your affiliate links out there, continue reading…
The core of affiliate marketing is to get your affiliate links to interested audience and get them to make a purchase. The method used in achieving this is completely your choice.
With that mindset, I will share with you the most effective ways to make money from affiliate marketing without a website or blog.
There are several popular and reliable affiliate companies you can join such as Amazon Associates, Clickbank, CJ Commission, ShareASale, LinkShare, MediaNet etc. These platforms promote variety of products you can in sign up with and promote to your audience.
Registering on any of these platforms is easy and FREE. Ensure you go through their terms and condition, payment methods, product categories, support centre and percentage commission offered by the affiliate companies. This will help you in making the right choice.
Ways To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Without A Website
The following are the curated ways you can start enjoying affiliate proceeds without having your own blog or website.
Post on Online Forum and Discussion Boards
Interacting with like-minded individuals especially those in your niche on forums, blogs and discussion boards is the best way to portray yourself as an authority in your niche. It is the best way to get yourself known.
With this method, don’t just go around posting your affiliate links indiscriminately on forum threads or leave comment on any random blog. Choose the platforms which are related to the product and those with audience who are interested in it.
For example, don’t promote dog training product on weight loss forum, it’s a waste of time.
So, this is how to go about promoting your affiliate links on forum.
- Locate online communities relevant to the affiliate product you are promoting: You can do a Google search using your keyword/product + forum. For example “weight loss pill + forum”. This will output online communities that are relevant to the product you have.
- Be actively involved in these communities: Doing this will serve as a booster to your affiliate earning when other members begin to see you as an active member. Contribute meaningfully to discussions or you can start a discussion on topics relevant to the affiliate products you are promoting.
- Review your account settings: Forum with registration feature often have signature box you can take advantage of by posting your affiliate links. The signature box is displayed every time you want to write a post or reply to someone else’s post. Check Digital Point and WickedFire
- Review forum policies: This is necessary to verify if link posting is allowed. Some communities prohibit posting affiliate links as they flag them as spam. I’ll advise you to stay away from such communities as this will not boost your affiliate earning. For example: WarriorForum
Promote Affiliate Links through FREE eBook Giveaway
Are you knowledgeable or vast on a specific subject? You can create an eBook on that topic, add your affiliate links in the eBook and offer it for free using your social media handles or uploading it to any cloud service like Google Drive or Dropbox. If the eBook is helpful and offer solution to a specific problem, promote it and you’ll definitely get conversion.
You can get people to share your eBook by offering Private Label Right (PLR) or giveaway rights.
You can share your book on;
Social Media: Link to your FREE eBook on all the social media platforms you use. You can also share via Facebook Groups. NB: Make sure your book is valuable before promoting it in any group.
eBay/Amazon: Try selling your book on eBay or Amazon for a small amount and encourage whosoever buys it to share with others. This method works!
Forums: As mentioned earlier, you can add your affiliate link in your signature box. You can also link to your eBook as your forum signature.
The following are some other option for distributing your book
Payhip: Upload your eBook and share with people in your niche
SlideShare: You can put your book inform of a slide and share it
Breaking it down;
Choose an eBook topic related to your niche: Make sure it’s a topic you are knowledgeable about.
Embed affiliates links of products into your eBook: You can include stunning images or banners that contain affiliate links. This will enhance the beauty of your book as well as conversion.
Promote Affiliate Link through Social Media
Using social media platforms to promote your affiliate links is a very popular and effective method. In order to get the best out this method, always remember to share good and helpful content with your followers.
On Instagram you can add your affiliate link to your bio; this works pretty well. Create valuable content garnished with good image (image post stand out more and people tend to click more on them).
Encourage your followers to visit the link in your bio, share and tag others
More Ways To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Without A Website
Promote Affiliate Links Using YouTube Video Series
YouTube took the world by storm with over one billion unique visitors per month. It is no doubt one of the most visited sites in the world after Facebook. You can take advantage of this traffic to promote your affiliate links.
Video has become a popular tool used in promoting businesses and products. You can’t go wrong if you branch into using YouTube videos as a tool to promote affiliate link(s). As with every other method mentioned above, producing valuable and relevant contents is key. Add your affiliate to the description box or over the video and ask viewers to visit the link.
Getting a YouTube channel is free and setting it up is easy. If you intend capturing your face or show casing a product, you’ll need to use the webcam of your computer or you get a quality camera.
Alternatively, you can go the way of screen casting (recording your computer screen) you can use software like Camtasia or any available video software on your PC/Mac – QuickTime.
Some quality content options could include;
- Honest informative product reviews
- Instructional video on how to use a product
- Topical discussions
When delivering your review, don’t spam, unless, you’ll be banned.
Article Websites/Classified Ads
You can join websites that provides a platform for individual to contribute and publish their own content. There are several of them, just register for an account and start writing articles or review related to the affiliate product(s) you want to promote. Make sure you add your affiliate links within your article or reviews.
The best way to get these sites is to search Google using the term “article directory. For instance, if you are promoting health products you can search for health product review site. Ensure the website you join allows you to publish articles.
You might want to try any of these sites
Promote via PPC Ads (Paid Per Click)
This is one the most popular paid method used in affiliate marketing promotions. The way PPC works is; you bid on relevant keywords related to affiliate product you are trying to promote.
PPC in my view is very complex, expensive and you have to really know what you’re doing. It requires a thorough knowledge of how AdWords works. You must also keep track of things in order to know what works and don’t. The advantage is, when properly done, you’ll get the result.
Promote via Solo Ad Email Marketing
This is another method on how to make money with affiliate links without website. You can promote your affiliate link using solo ad email marketing.
Solo ads is a form of email marketing used to send offers to someone else’s list for a fee instead of yours.
How it work: You pay for targeted list of subscribers based on your niche and the product you want to promote. Your seller who usually has a huge list of subscribers will take it from there and send your message across to the list you subscribed for. This makes it easier to promote your affiliate links to the right set of people.
Using this method can also be used to build your own list which you can promote relevant products to later on. Another thing to note is that solo ads are usually expensive but you’ll recoup it with your affiliate marketing promotion.
I believe I’ve been able to show you different avenues to make money with affiliate links without a website or blog. You can go ahead and try these methods out.
Like I said at the beginning, if your aim is to create a long-term affiliate marketing business, having a functional blog or website is the way to go. In the absence of that, you can make use of the methods highlighted above.
Which of these medium will you adopt and what other methods do you personally use?
I’ll like to hear your thoughts in the comment below.