Yes, great news!
You can start affiliate marketing with no money.
This article will share you how to start.
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How To Get Started With Affiliate Marketing With No Money?
Tool #1 - Decide on a niche
In order to get started you’ll need the following tools:
Simply put, a niche is a group of people who share the same interest. In other words, are you interested in sharing wealth products, health, parenting and so on.
Tool #2 - Choose an affiliate product
You’ll pick products based on the niche you choose.
Tool #3 - Then You Need Eyeballs on your product (Traffic)
To get traffic to your product you’ll need to choose one traffic method. Once you master that method, then move on to other traffic methods.
Tool #4 - You’ll also need contact information
With affiliate marketing you will need a dedicated email address, contact address, and sometimes you’ll need a phone number for yourself.
By the way, for now you can use your personal phone number, email address and home address.
Either way, now that we covered the tools that you need to get started.
You’ll need to know how to get your affiliate products, which is essentially getting your affiliate link.
Where To Get Affiliate Products When You Have No Money?
Regardless of where you’re located, the marketplaces below should accommodate everyone’s needs.
With that in mind, all of the platforms listed below are also free to join.
Let’s dive into it!
Affiliate Product Location #1 - ClickBank
ClickBank is a well-known affiliate network. After joining this large network, you can find products to promote within 24 Broad categories.
Approximately, 95% of the ClickBank products requires no pre-approval to grab an affiliate link.
All you need to do is apply to the program.
Once your account is approved. You pick a product and select a product that you would like to promote.
Either way, as you can see in the image below, you can make a decent income if you were to make sales with ClickBank products.
Affiliate Product Location #2 - Digitstore24
As with all marketplaces, you’ll need to provide your contact information.
- Your home address, phone number
- And an email address.
If you want to receive payment via PayPal, you’ll also need that email address.
- With over 26 Broad categories, you can join Digistore24 today.
Affiliate Product Location #3 - NutriProfits
Offers high quality health and beauty products. The best part is these products can be shared in over 100 countries.
It’s free to join, you’ll need:
- An address
- Contact number
- And email address
Affiliate Product Location #4 - JVZoo
JVZoo works differently from ClickBank.
Both are free marketplaces.
The difference is, with most products on JVZoo, you need approval from the product creator to promote their affiliate product.
Either way, after you’ve gained approval you can go ahead and promote your affiliate link.
Affiliate Product Location #5 - Warrior Plus
Warrior Plus, is another marketplace that’s pretty popular.
You can join it for free.
It works similar to JVZoo, where affiliate products require pre-approval.
Once you have the approval, you can start sharing your products to an audience within your niche.
Affiliate Product Location #6 - Possibly Amazon Associates
Amazon Associates is last on my affiliate product location list because of two reasons.
Firstly, to promote Amazon affiliate products you need either a fully developed website. Or a mobile app.
Secondly, Amazon has also stated that they will consider Verified Twitter accounts or Facebook Fan pages, if you have enough followers.
With that said, Amazon is free to join.
As you have read there are stipulations before you can join them.
If you meet any of the requirements head right on over to Amazon Associates page and get started.
Now that we covered where to get the affiliate products from for free.
The next step is to get traffic, which is the problem most online marketers have, especially in the beginning, whether it’s free or paid.
Since we’re discussing free methods.
We’ll go over free traffic methods that you can use to get started.
First things first, you need eyeballs on your product.
6 Free Traffic Methods That You Can Use To Get Started With Affiliate Marketing And No Money
Traffic Method #1 - Pinterest
The best option that comes to mind is to start marketing on Pinterest.
In my opinion, it’s the easiest method for a beginner.
Pinterest loves images, and if you love creating images, this method could be great for you.
To start creating images with Canva you’ll need to create an account. It’s free.
Then you need to create a free Pinterest business account.
After you’ve completed all of the previous steps.
Next, you’ll need to create at least 8 Pinterest boards within your niche and start promoting your product.
Traffic Method #2 Use Forums Or Q&A websites
Two forums that you can use to promote affiliate products are Quora and Reddit.
To begin with Quora, you need to learn how the platform works.
Please do not spam.
You will get banned from Quora.
Especially, if you start throwing affiliate links out without providing value.
Another platform that you can use is Reddit.
It works about the same way, you provide value or answer questions and then share your affiliate product when it makes sense.
Rule of thumb on both platforms, do not share an affiliate link within every response.
Traffic Method #3 - Instagram
Do you like to share photos on Instagram?
After you choose your niche, and have your affiliate link in hand.
All you have to do now is, jump on Instagram and update your profile.
You can do this in two ways:
First way, you can just add one single link in your Instagram profile.
I don’t recommend this method unless you have one website that you’re sharing.
If you have more than one affiliate product. Then you will follow the next method.
The Second way is you’ll sign up for free programs like LinkTree or Link.bio.
With these programs you can add several links.
After you have added all of your links, then you can share either your LinkTree website link or Lnk.bio website on your Instagram profile.
Whenever a profile visitor clicks your LinkTree or Lnk.bio link, they will be redirected to all of your links.
Traffic Method # 4 - YouTube
If you’re comfortable with making videos.
Starting a YouTube channel is free, and it’s probably one of the fastest ways to grab someone’s attention.
All you need is a Gmail account.
If you decide to use this method, you’ll make YouTube videos by sharing information about your product.
In the YouTube description box, right underneath the video leave your products URL.
Whenever someone clicks on that link, they will be redirected to your affiliate product.
Traffic Method #5- Use About.me in your Email Signature
Sign up to about.me. The account is free.
This method can work in several ways.
About.me is similar to a bio link, with the option of placing one website URL, social media platforms, and your contact information.
For example sakes, I’ve thrown together a quick example of how my about.me page looks.
At any rate, if you make YouTube videos you can drop your about.me website link in your YouTube description.
In addition to that, you can connect about.me to your email signature.
Every time, you email someone they will have the opportunity to click on your about.me website, and view the website that you’re sharing.
Traffic Method #6 - Use Solo on Social Media
This is supposed to be one of the best LinkTree alternatives.
This link can be used and shared on many different platforms.
- Share videos
- Your Website links or Product links
- Social media platforms
- YouTube videos
- And so much more.
You can get started with Solo absolutely free, and if you decide to upgrade to the Entrepreneur level after you’ve made some money, that’s totally fine.
Share your link on social media, in your email, or anywhere that allows this link to be shared.
Do You Need Free Affiliate Marketing Training Videos As Well?
I know affiliate marketing sounds a bit confusing, and it is until you have that AHA moment.
Affiliate marketing is confusing and will always be confusing until you take action and implement what you learn.
It’s just how the game goes.
Nothing became clear to me until I started taking action.
So, if you need further guidance on how to make this stuff work, I recommend taking an affiliate marketing course.
But since money is a hurdle here. I want to share the best free affiliate marketing courses that I found on YouTube.
Final Thoughts Of Starting Affiliate Marketing With No Money
I hope I have fully answered your question.
So, can you start affiliate marketing with no money? Absolutely!
Do you need a website for affiliate marketing? Nope…
Just go over the methods that I share within this article, reference it as many times as you need too.
If you have questions or need help, please do let me know.
Do you have any unanswered questions at the moment?
Well, that's all folks!
I wish you the best and continued success!