Looks like you want to start affiliate marketing without a website, this article will explain how to get started.
In order to make this strategy happen you’ll need to learn a few tools.
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Method # 1 - Pinterest
This is probably my most favorite traffic source outside of Google. With Pinterest you’ll need to create tons of images.
Did you know Pinterest has over 240 billion images?
With that said you’ll need to stand out and put in a lot of work.
You’ll also have to learn how Pinterest algorithm works because Pinterest is not a social media site.
It’s a search engine like Google.
Don’t believe me, go right over to Pinterest and start using their search bar.
Either way Pinterest loves images, the more the better. Another interesting fact about Pinterest is, 80% of the users are mothers.
You can use image creators like Canva, PicMonkey, or Adobe Illustrator, and even Google photos have a collage creator.
Tools You’ll Need To Make Pinterest Work
Step 1: Pick a niche
Step 2: Choose up to 5 affiliate products
Step 3: Go to Pinterest and create up to 10 categories
Step 4: Make lots of images ( I use 1000*1500)
Step 5: Post those images on Pinterest and include your affiliate link with some.
Be careful not to be spammy, because, Pinterest will suspend your account if you do.
In fact, from first hand experience, I had started a brand new account. The only thing I was pining was images without no affiliate links or website URL.
On my 3rd day, Pinterest suspended my account. So, I had to dispute the charge – and won!
Yes, that means that Pinterest tried to give me the – boot – but, no worries I wasn’t going out without a fight.
Needless, to say I wrote a long email, explaining my side of the story, and signed the letter as an offended Pinterest lover. And I got my account back.
So, if you have a brand new account here area few tips.
Do not make changes to your account quickly. Meaning don’t change title names, and URLs or Pinterest will be right over to investigate.
When posting a description make sure you use keywords and don’t place affiliate links right away. At least give you account a week or two to marinate.
And, if you decide to add an affiliate link before, time, don’t add too many.
Either way, you gotta love Pinterest. The people on Pinterest have buyer’s intent. You’ll need to niche down and help people within your niche.
To get started with Pinterest affiliate marketing, it’s free.
Method # 2 - YouTube
Can you make videos?
If you don’t have time to create your own video.
This doesn’t involve you putting your face on YouTube.
In order for this method to work you’ll need a few tools. One of the tools will be a whiteboard animation software.
Videoscribe has a 7 day trial, so you can test this method out.
Tools You’ll Need to Make YouTube Work
Step 1: You’ll need to find Topics
For example, Cryptocurrency.
If you were going to create a whiteboard video about this topic you would consider making videos with the following titles.
“How Does Cryptocurrency work?”
Upload the video to your YouTube channel about Cryptocurrency.
Step 2: Next, write a description within the YouTube description box.
Step 3: Place your affiliate link and that’s it.
Note: You can also go and promote the video to help it gain traction.
An example is like the YouTube video below
Method # 3 - Use Paid Traffic
This method may not work with all affiliate programs.
So, you’ll need to make sure you read the affiliate program rules before attempting to do this method.
Or you could find yourself banned.
Many affiliate programs do not like their affiliates bidding on their brand keywords either.
So, you’ll need to keep that in mind.
With paid traffic, you can purchase paid traffic from Google AdWords or Bing and directly link your affiliate link to the traffic that you just purchased.
You’ll need to learn to write effective ad copy.
Plus it would be good to learn how to lower your cost per click.
Tools You’ll Need To Make Paid Traffic Work
Step 1: Pick a niche
Step 2: Choose an affiliate program that allows paid traffic
Step 3: Look for keywords within the Google or Bing keyword tool
Step 4: Place your affiliate link within the URL section
Step 5: Write a headline
Step 6: Write a description (ad copy) and then place your campaign
Method # 4 - Email Marketing
Email marketing will require you to have some sort of landing page, and of course an email software.
You can use Google sites to build out a landing page, it’s free.
Or you can invest into a landing page software.
If you purchase a landing page software, you’ll need a domain name.
Domain names are affordable at NameCheap. I recommend them.
Either way, according to this email statistics report, 2020-2024, email will still be the most pervasive form of electronic communication.
This includes both consumers and businesses.
Using an email software and landing page can be lucrative if done right.
You can promote your landing page on places like, Pinterest, social media, or you can make videos and attach your link within the description box of the YouTube channel.
Provide a ton of value to your subscribers.
Then sell to them on the back end.
Tools You’ll Need To Make Email Marketing Work
Step 1: Pick a niche or audience
Step 2: Choose a product and grab an affiliate link
Step 3: Create a landing page
Step 4: Create email sequence
Step 5: Add affiliate link
Method # 5 - Craigslist
Okay! Some people claim to have success with Craigslist.
I myself, never had luck with it, and I don’t like using this method.
So, this is why it’s last on my list. Either way, I’ll explain how it works.
This method is a little tricky, and it may only work if you’re within the work from home or make money online niche. Or the wealth niche.
Nonetheless, I’ll explain it further.
With Craigslist, you’ll be responding to people who are looking for jobs.
So, you’ll have to choose the city or state that you want to work with.
Tools You’ll Need To Make Craigslist Work
Step 1: Click on the link that says Resume.
It’s located in the bottom left hand corner of Craigslist.
Step 2: Read through the headlines where people are looking for jobs. Once you feel comfortable reaching out to one of those people, you’ll open up the ad and hit reply to this email.
Step 3: Grab the email that you need to reply to.
Step 4: Go to your email and write an email reaching out to that person. Again, this method works for some people and for others it doesn’t.
Below is an example that you can send to the person.
Again this Craigslist method works for some and for others it may not work.
Tools You’ll Need To Make Craigslist
Step 1: Pick a MMO product (most people use Clickbank)
Step 2: Grab a link
Step 3: Reply to a person seeking a job
Step 4: Write an email or provide the email that was given to you from the affiliate program.
Step 5: Add your affiliate link
The other way you can promote on Craigslist is to follow John Crestani’s advice.
Watch the video below.
Method #6. Use Linktr.ee
There are a lot of link in bio websites, and Linktr.ee is one.
Tools You’ll Need To Make Linktr.ee Work.
Step 1: Click on the link that says Linktr.ee
Once you arrive at their website, you’ll pick the perfect username.
Moreover, the username that you choose will be permanently displayed at the end of your linktr.ee URL.
Step 2: After signing into your account. You will be able to design your Linktr.ee landing page – while adding unlimited websites. Including your affiliate links.
Even with the free account, you will be able to customize your Linktr.ee landing page.
Step 3: After you finished designing your landing page and adding all of your website information, take that landing page and embed it to your social media profiles.
Step 4: You can also share the linktr.ee lander with other people.
The bottom line here is that Linktr.ee allows you to show case all of your information one place.
Final Thoughts Of Affiliate Marketing Without A Website
Unless you’re familiar with the methods above.
It could still take time and investment to see any results from using one of the six strategies.
In my opinion, I believe you should still invest time in creating your own website.
All the platforms above can be risky. If you lose access to any of them, then you’ll lose everything you just worked for.
So, the question is do you need a website for affiliate marketing?
I would say in the beginning maybe not, but long term. I definitely think you should have a website.
What do you think?
Either way, have you tried any of these methods?
Are there any other methods that I’m missing? Please let me know below.
Thank you for your support. Have a great day ahead…I wish you the best and continued success.
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