A big problem in today’s world is that beginners believe they NEED a website to do Affiliate Marketing.
Although a website is a surefire way to succeed, you CAN be a successful Affiliate Marketer without ever creating a website!
You know, Affiliate Marketing is the process of promoting other people’s products and if you get sales, you will earn a commission.
Hence, as long as you get people to buy from your affiliate link, you are good to go.
So, if you want to do Affiliate Marketing without a website, read on. Something mindblowing is waiting for you!
What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Before I share the methods, let me tell you what Affiliate Marketing is and how it works.
In simple words, Affiliate Marketing is the process of promoting other people’s products or products that are already there in the market through your unique affiliate link.
And, if you make sales (through your unique affiliate link), you will make a commission.
Let me give you an example of how Affiliate Marketing works so you will understand the business model.
Suppose, you are an affiliate and promote a laptop. The cost of the laptop is, let’s say, ₹1,00,000. (Yes! Yes! I Indirectly mean MacBook.)
The commission rate – decided and specified by the seller/vendor – for each sale is, suppose, 5%.
Now, you grab your unique affiliate link and promote it to your audience.
Let’s say, 3 people buy the product – the laptop – through your unique affiliate link.
Now, let’s do some calculations:
The cost of the product is ₹1,00,000.
The commission rate is 5%.
So, for each sale, you will make a commission of:5% of ₹1,00,000= ₹5,000
Since you made 3 sales, you made a total commission of:3 x ₹5,000= ₹15,000
Suppose you had generated 7 sales. How much will be your total commission in that case? Let me know in the comments box below.
So, that was a bit about Affiliate Marketing and how it works.
This is also to tell you that Affiliate Marketing is totally worth it!
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How Big Is The Affiliate Marketing Industry?
The industry is so huge that 8 out of 10 brands admit that Affiliate Marketing is their primary revenue source.
A few Affiliate Marketers make millions, for example:
- Pat Flynn made $315,000 in 24 months promoting ConvertKit.
- Adam Enfroy makes $200,000 per month.
Those were a few of the many Affiliate Marketing stats. You can discover more by reading this post.
How To Do Affiliate Marketing Without A Website In 2023?
Now that you have learnt what Affiliate Marketing is, how it works, and the revenue it generates, let me answer your question: “How can I do Affiliate Marketing without a website?”
Traditionally (and ideally), you would promote affiliate products on your website but if you do not have a website, you can utilize the power of the below platforms to promote your affiliate links:
Facebook is used by many Affiliate Marketers to promote their products.
So, if you love Facebook and would like to promote your affiliate products through it, I would recommend creating a Facebook group.
Within your content, you can place your affiliate links.
For example, if your niche is health and you are promoting products related to keto, you can post keto recipes in your group.
If people like the post and get value from it, they will reach out to you through messages or comments.
In the message or comment, you can tell that you went through a program that helped you and if they are interested, you can share your affiliate link.
Creating your Facebook group will help you to build and grow your audience and you can constantly share posts that will provide value, okay?
Alternatively, you can join groups related to your niche that already have a large number of members and share posts.
Your goal in either approach should be to provide value and help people.
Note: Please do not spam links! You can get banned from groups! Please provide value before sharing your link.
The second social media platform where you can promote your affiliate links is Instagram.
Almost all the influencers on Instagram promote their affiliate products through the link in their ‘bio’.
The ideal approach to promoting products is to create posts that solve people’s problems and provide value.
You can get creative and post case studies of people who benefitted from the product either through reels, video stories or a normal post.
Please note that people do not buy products, they buy solutions. So, if your product helps them, they will be ready to buy.
Secondly, you can find posts related to the products that you promote, comment on them, and if your comments provide valuable insights and information, people will “DM” you where you can tell them about the product, and share the link.
Again, do not spam links! This is not an ideal approach and I will suggest you refrain from sharing links everywhere.
YouTube is the third platform where you can promote affiliate products and make commissions.
Many (I guess all) of the most popular YouTubers promote affiliate products in their videos’ descriptions to maximize their revenue and you can follow the same strategy.
Create a video highlighting the benefits of a particular product and you can even demonstrate how the product works.
After creating the video, place your affiliate link in the video’s description. With time, as your subscribers and viewers increase, you will start to see your income surging!
Your videos should solve people’s problems and they should get value from them. So, create videos with the intent of helping people.
You can earn multiple lakhs from YouTube by following the steps I shared in the below video:
(4) Instant Messaging Applications
Did you know WhatsApp, Telegram, Viber, and many such Instant Messaging applications can be utilized for Affiliate Marketing?
Although your reach will be extremely limited, you can promote products in 1-on-1 chats, groups, and statuses (or stories).
My friend’s mom makes a living through WhatsApp.
She posts her status highlighting people’s problems and invites them to a free training session.
In the free training, people are taught how they can overcome their problems, and case studies of those who had the same problems are shared.
After convincing people that they can get results, she promotes her products.
You can follow the same approach to maximize results.
I would like to add that this method takes time and if you are someone who wants instant results, this method is not for you.
(5) Online Forums And Communities
As per my knowledge and research, online forums and communities are great places to promote your affiliate links.
You can simply search for a forum related to your niche or affiliate product, register, and check out the guidelines regarding promoting affiliate products.
Once you find such forums, start posting regularly.
Aim to provide value and if people find value in what you share, they will start trusting you and this will build your following.
In addition to posting regularly, you should also interact with people in the community, provide solutions to their problems, and answer their questions.
Over time, you can start including affiliate links in your answers and solutions.
SoloAds is a paid source of traffic and you can leverage it to reach a large audience in a short amount of time.
Now, I can sense mixed reactions:
- Paid traffic! NO!
- “large audience in a short amount of time” Really?! Wow!
And in any case, you would be having this question: “How does it work?”
To put it in very simple words, SoloAds is a network where you will find a long list of influencers with a huge email list.
After you select an influencer, you will pay them a certain amount ($30 at least; may vary) for the number of subscribers who will receive the email blast.
After finalising the number of subscribers you want to reach and paying money, you can set up a schedule for when people will receive the email(s) with your offer.
And, in the final step, the influencer will send an email blast to the number of followers you selected (of your niche, obviously) and the interested people will purchase the product you are promoting.
(7) Influencer Marketing
Similar to SoloAds is the Influencer Marketing. The steps to promoting your affiliate product are the same.
However, instead of email influencers, we are talking about social media influencers.
There is a long list of people on social with 50 thousand, 1 lakh, 2 lakh, 5 lakh, or 10 lakh followers.
You can select one influencer from your niche, select the amount and schedule and they will promote your affiliate link/product with their followers.
If people think your product can solve their problems, they will end up buying it.
For example, if your niche is health, you can find websites related to your niche from which you select one.
After selecting the website, you choose the banner ad (create the banner ad first if you want to promote your affiliate link on BuySellAds), pay the amount, select the schedule, and your ad will be shown on the website.
With BuySellAds, you might get sales for your affiliate product in as little as 24 hours.
(9) Email Marketing
Even in the social media age, our good ol’ email stands out.
Hey, social media folks, what is the first thing you need to create accounts? Tell me! Yes, yes, it is your email! (Take that! 😁)
Email Marketing is responsible for generating up to 42x ROI, that’s like spending ₹1/- and making ₹43/-. (Yes, social media people? Can’t hear you! 😜)
Every successful Affiliate Marketer knows the importance of adding people to their email lists and nurturing and educating them for maximizing profit.
Once you have people in your email list (even 1 subscriber is sufficient for a start), you can send emails educating them about your product and including the affiliate link from where they can buy.
I will say it again! Provide value and solve people’s problems before promoting your product.
I published a detailed guide on email marketing a while ago. You can explore it here.
(10) Content Publishing Platforms
You can utilize the power of popular content publishing platforms like Medium to post your content and promote affiliate products.
You can sign up on Medium and start posting. It gets about 100 million readers per month and you can use its tools to monitor the engagement of users.
After sharing valuable information, you can place your affiliate link below the post.
It is to be noted that when you place affiliate links in and/or below your content, you should mention to your readers that the links are affiliate links as it is a requirement for Medium.
As per this post, “ a webinar is a seminar or other presentation that takes place on the internet, allowing participants in different locations to see and hear the presenter, ask questions, and sometimes answer polls.”
‘Webinar’ is a combination of two words” web” and “seminar”.
As per my experience, a webinar creates a direct channel of communication that helps you interact with your attendees.
Webinars help you to educate your audience, engage with them, and effectively offer your product. You can either host a live webinar or a recorded webinar.
In my experience, if you are a beginner, start with live webinars, and once you have a following, you can invite people to recorded webinars.
Through webinars, my mentor earned ₹14,69,272 in just 3 webinars!
Not only that. Webinars are his most lucrative channel for generating sales.
If you’d like to know how to earn lakhs per webinar, you’d love this post!
So, if you have a podcast, you can integrate affiliate promotions naturally into your podcast episodes.
Avoid sounding overly promotional and focus on providing value to your listeners.
For example, you could mention a product or service during relevant discussions, recommend it as a solution to a problem, or share personal experiences with it.
Additionally, be transparent with your audience by disclosing your affiliate partnerships.
It’s essential to maintain trust and ethical standards. You can do this by mentioning that you may earn a commission if listeners make a purchase through your affiliate links or codes.
Once you have recorded a podcast, encourage your listeners to take action by providing clear calls to action (CTAs).
Tell them how they can find more information or purchase the products or services you’re promoting.
You can include links in your podcast show notes or direct them to a specific landing page on your website.
You can promote your affiliate products through e-books. I published an e-book last year and it has helped me earn several thousands of dollars.
To create an e-book, you need to conduct in-depth research to gather valuable information and insights related to your topic.
Utilize reputable sources, books, online articles, studies, and interviews to gather accurate and up-to-date information.
Once you have gathered data, you can start writing your e-book, focusing on providing valuable and engaging content.
I’d request you write in a conversational tone to connect with your readers.
Break down complex concepts into easily understandable language, and use examples and case studies to illustrate your points.
Ensure your writing is clear, concise, and free from grammatical or spelling errors.
You should also enhance your e-book’s visual appeal by including relevant images, graphs, charts, or illustrations.
Visual elements can help break up the text and make your content more engaging and memorable.
Don’t forget to pay attention to the design and formatting of your e-book. Use consistent fonts, headings, and spacing throughout the document.
Make sure it is visually appealing and easy to read. Consider using professional design software or hiring a designer if you’re not confident in your design skills.
Once you have written the e-book, strategically include call-to-action (CTA) elements. The CTAs can encourage readers to take specific actions, such as visiting affiliate product websites or signing up for newsletters.
Place the CTAs in relevant sections to maximize their effectiveness.
Tips To Succeed
Now, I will share some practical tips that can help you thrive in the world of Affiliate Marketing.
(1) Choose Your Niche Wisely
First things first, finding your niche is crucial. Rather than diving into a vast ocean of products, focus on a specific niche that aligns with your interests and expertise.
By narrowing your focus, you’ll be able to target a specific audience and establish yourself as an authority in that area. Remember, passion fuels success!
(2) Research And Select Reliable Affiliate Programs
Once you’ve determined your niche, it’s time to partner with reputable affiliate programs.
Look for programs that offer products or services related to your niche and have a track record of prompt payments, reliable tracking systems, and excellent support.
(3) Know Your Audience
Understanding your audience is key to delivering the right content and promoting products effectively.
Take the time to research your target audience’s needs, preferences, and pain points.
This knowledge will help you tailor your content, recommendations, and marketing strategies to resonate with your audience and drive conversions.
(4) Create Compelling Content
Focus on creating high-quality content in various formats, such as blog posts, videos, podcasts, or social media posts.
Be authentic, share your expertise, and strive to be a trusted source of information.
(5) Engage And Connect With Your Audience
Building relationships with your audience is crucial for long-term success.
Engage with your readers or viewers through comments, social media interactions, and email newsletters.
Be responsive, provide valuable insights, and address their concerns.
This personal touch will help you establish trust and loyalty, leading to higher conversions and repeat sales.
(6) Stay Compliant and Transparent
Always adhere to ethical practices and regulations.
Clearly disclose your affiliate partnerships to your audience, and be transparent about earning commissions.
Also, ensure compliance with FTC guidelines and other legal requirements related to disclosures and data privacy.
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions About Affiliate Marketing
Q. 1. Can I promote affiliate links without a landing page?
Ans: Yes, you can promote an affiliate link without a dedicated landing page.
While having a landing page can be beneficial for providing additional information and creating a targeted user experience, it is not always necessary, especially when you’re starting out or for certain promotional methods.
Q. 2. How to get free traffic for Affiliate Marketing without a website?
However, there are alternative methods you can use to generate traffic and promote your affiliate links without a website. Here are a few ideas:
- Social Media
Q. 3. Which are the best programs for beginners without a website?
Ans: You will find the 17 best programs for beginners here.
Q. 4. Can I do Affiliate Marketing without followers?
Ans: Yes, you can engage in Affiliate Marketing without a significant following.
While having a dedicated audience makes it easier to promote affiliate products and generate sales, there are still ways to start Affiliate Marketing without a large following.
If you are a beginner and you are wondering what Affiliate Marketing is, you may please read this post.
So, if you do not have a website, you can promote your products on/through the below platforms:
- Instant Messaging Apps like WhatsApp
- Online Forums & Communities
- Influencer Marketing
- Email Marketing
- Content Publishing Platforms
Will it be Facebook?
Will it be YouTube?
Either way, let me know in the comments box below.
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