Do You Need A Website To Do Affiliate Marketing?
The answer is NO.
So you want to make money on the net, but no money, experience or website, eh? No worries my friends. There are many ways to do this and we will explore them here.
Affiliate marketing provides anyone, experienced or not the opportunities to make money on the Internet. All you need to do is find a program suitable for you and sign up. Picking that Online merchant or retailer, to start promoting for is easy. There are so many programs to choose from and finding them is easy as well. Here is where search engines are your best friend.
Affiliates make commission on the products they sell or promote. Search for “affiliate programs” + the “Subject” you like in Google, kind of like this: Affiliate Programs+Basketball. Simple, right. Now you know how to find them but why would you want to? A lot of programs promise big money with little effort, BS, it takes a lot of effort on your part, but many people are still hesitant to get into affiliate marketing. Why? Because they believe these get rich quick people and programs that fall short of their promise. Well with lots of experience, a well branded name or product and a lot of hard, continuous work, it is possible to make a very nice income on the net.
People say affiliate marketing without a website is impossible. Not true, there are so many ways to promote affiliate products it isn’t funny. Live promotions, Business cards, email list, forums, social bookmarking, social networks, and these are just a few. So lets get into them so you can have a better idea of what your going to do next:
1. Email Marketing
Email marketing, or maintaining email lists, is actually the best way and most popular affiliate marketing strategy that doesn’t require you to have a website. You can gather list through many genres Online, Social Networks, Forums and so on. You can then send these contacts emails about your affiliate program products. But not so direct. People find ad emails annoying. Send them a email talking about something your excited about and only put a text link to the merchandise. A lot more user friendly if you know what I mean.
2. Off line Promotion
Here we will get into many ways to promote. Watch this list as it grows on you…lol. Flyers. A good way to promote to your local people you know and within your neighborhood. Business Cards do good as well. Posters in local stores, ask if you can put up a poster in a local shop, they usually don’t mind. You ever seen those Ads on Paper taped to Poles, bulletin boards where you can rip one off and take it home and call the number (Ads for apartment rentals and such.) Theres another way. Even friends advertising for you on their site can work but may cost you a little…lol.
3. eBook Writing
If you know how to write and enjoy it. ebook writing is a great way to promote affiliate products. And you put them up on different sites that help you sell such items. And there are many. Just search for “Affiliate Programs” and you will see.
4. Writing Free Ezines Articles
Article writing is a quick, free and easy way to do this without a site. You write your article basically about the products, not mentioning any websites or links or names within the body. All your advertising is done at the bottom in a Resource box. Your allowed at most article sites to leave information to your programs, affiliate links and about yourself with9n this resource box. And there are lots of great sites for this.
5. Online Social Networks (Forums, Chats, Social Networks, etc.)
These are places you really need to be anyway. The potential is limitless here. But NO SPAMMING. These places require a more casual approach. You have to actually socialize here. Become friends with people and offer them help, not a quick sale. Ethics and respect are your best friend in social places.
So, with all these different ways to promote without a site. It seems more easy to get into affiliate marketing, right. Advertising is not easy but possible without a website. A little more work is involved, but you can accomplish your goals just as well. And when the money rolls in, get yourself a website.
Having a website is not necessary, it does help, but still not necessary. Most affiliate sites merchants already provide the site or landing page for you, all you have to do is get the people there.
I hope your business booms and I was able to help a little. Good luck in all your endeavors, peace and GOD speed.