How to Do Affiliate Marketing With No Website
Affiliate marketing is perhaps the single most powerful method of generating a respectable online income with little or no overhead, no product of your own, and not a whole lot of responsibility (customer support, payment processing, refunds, etc) required on your part. In fact, you don’t even need to know how to sell, as the product vendor will be handling all that for you, as well!
Still, the questions that arise time and time again amongst new affiliate marketers all have to do with the same thing. Can this be done with absolutely no website and at absolutely zero cost? The answer, in short, is yes. However, you will definitely want to have your own web properties online generating income for you in the future. But for starters, this isn’t entirely necessary.
How to Do Affiliate Marketing Without a Website:
There are actually countless methods of effectively generating an online affiliate income without investing in your own site. Right now, we’re going to focus on 3 specific strategies which have been proven time and time again, and have stood the test of time, even in the face of the most recent Google updates. I hope you’ll find them valuable.
1. Web 2.0 Marketing – Simply create a few keyword-targeted landing pages on sites like Blogger, Weebly, and Squidoo. Then, write articles, submit them to article directories (EzineArticles, the Free Library, ArticleBiz, and others). At the end of each article, create a resource box linking back to your landing pages using keyword-targeted anchor text.
2. Video Marketing – Create videos and submit them to YouTube, Meta Cafe, Google Video, etc. Use your target keyword in the title and description of each video. You can either do face videos, screen capture PowerPoint videos, or even just a video with images and music. You can create these videos for free or pay someone at Fiverr.com five bucks to create each video for you.
3. Forum Marketing – Here, you will simply participate in forums related to your niche. And when I say “participate,” I don’t mean to spam your offer. I mean leave thoughtful, relevant comments and include the affiliate offer in your signature file. This way, you can provide real value within the forum and earn people’s trust. Believe me, by doing this the clicks will come naturally and frequently!
Now when implementing these methods, you may or may not be able to promote your affiliate product or service using the raw affiliate link. This problem can easily be solved, however, if you’ve got two bucks to spare. Simply head over to GoDaddy and buy a.info domain name. Don’t labor too hard over the actual name. Just make sure it’s related to the product you’re promoting.
Once you’ve acquired your domain name, go into your GoDaddy account and set up domain forwarding. This is a free service that will allow you to link your domain directly to the affiliate offer page. There are many great online tutorials that can walk you through the process. The bottom line is that by doing this, you can simply promote your domain name without worrying about having your content rejected.
How To Do Affiliate Marketing Without a Website – Conclusion:
By implementing any or all of the methods listed above, you should start to see some real income flowing into your bank account. Of course, once this starts happening, you should really invest in your own web space. There really is no substitute. Hosting plans can run you as little as $7 per month and a good.com domain name costs about 8 dollars a year.