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A lot of people like you want to make extra cash and are considering affiliate marketing, but they are skeptical about the challenge of getting and managing a website. I guess you are excited to know that you can actually promote affiliate products even without owning a website.
The aim of the blogpost is to teach you everything you need to know about marketing affiliate product successfully even without a website.

 

 

But there is something important I want you to know before I proceed. Operating an affiliate website or blog is a sure way to succeeding as an affiliate marketer.
Creating your own website is very important because it makes you the owner of your own property and you can even sell it and make good money form it if you want to. It is true that a lot of platforms accept affiliate links, but imagine that there is a sudden ban on affiliate links on any platform you are using to promote your business, that will amount to a great loss of both customers and commission.
It is important you see affiliate marketing as a career with income goals to achieve. If you are sure that you can reach your income goals without a website, then ride on!

 

WAYS YOU CAN SUCCEED IN AFFILIATE MARKETING WITHOUT OWNING A WEBSITE

 

1. Leverage On Online Communities and Social Media Platforms
The internet is a very effective platform for connecting people. To become an affiliate marketer, you definitely should have an online presence on any or some of the social media platforms. It could be Facebook, Instagram, twitter, LinkedIn or a website that allows affiliate links.

 

 

You are very likely to succeed if you have friends or followers on these platforms. They are very likely to click on affiliate links if you post any.
All you need to do is to ensure you create posts that will be attract your audience and be helpful to them as this will spur them to click. Also ensure that your posts are very relevant to your niche, else it will drive potential customers away.
The Internet is excellent at bringing like-minded people together in online communities and forums. These places offer a great opportunity to promote your affiliate products.
Just form a platform or forum that has an audience that pick interest in product you intend to promote. It could be a social media platform or a website.
Do your research to be sure they allow affiliate links. Sign up and begin to contribute in the kind of conversations that have there. You can also just create your own Facebook group in order to encourage discussions around your niche.
If you do this, you will be in charge of the posting guidelines and you can easily promote your affiliate products without any form of hindrance.
One thing is sure important. You have to build a strong relationship and trust with your audience. Always give value to people and give them reasons to trust you before you begin to promote your products.

 

2. Create an e-book
Creating an e-book is a great way to promote affiliate links. This is quite easy to do. You can actually put the link to your affiliate product in an e-book and promote it on social media platforms. You can even do this by running ads.
Ensure that in creating an e-book, the topic you pick should be one you are knowledgeable about and one that people are very much interested in and want to read and know about. Google trends can be of great help in keyword research to help you know what people are interested in.

 

 

If you are not knowledgeable about something and you write about it, it will show in the e-book. The e-book is aimed at providing your readers or customers with information that will help them. By doing so, you will gain the trust of your readers. If they see that you know what you are talking about, they will be more motivated to patronize your product by clicking on the affiliate links you have provided. Ensure that your e-book is also of good quality.

 

3. Create YouTube videos.
The second largest search engine in the entire world is YouTube. On YouTube, you can earn affiliate commissions even without owning a website. Have you ever gone on YouTube and noticed a You tuber reviewing a particular product or asking you to click on a link? That is affiliate link.

 

 

In order to be successful in affiliate marketing on YouTube, your content must be great. You should have learnt the art of using the right keywords in order to increase your chances of being located and as well build an audience that will subscribe to your channel and be loyal to you.
One of the most profitable ways to promote your affiliate products on YouTube is to drive traffic directly to affiliate programs that you have created that offers give away or a product at a discount price. When you do this, people are more likely to rush your product.
It is also important for you to know that, YouTube has a partner program that you can sign up for in order to allow you place ads on your videos.
Although this method has some disadvantages because it places you at the mercy of YouTube moderators. If for any reason they flag your channel, you can lose your channel, your audience and even your income. This happens in rare times though. Just ensure your content is of good quality and it is informative, useful and interesting.
YouTube also allows you to host a sign up form by paying a hosting vendor which then lets you to direct your traffic or audience to a free offer and then get people to sign up to your email list. From there, you can send your audience messages and affiliate links through their mail.

 

4. You can run solo ads
You can also pay other people to leverage on their email lists in order to promote your affiliate offers. This is called solo ads. How does this work?

 

 

For example, let’s say you began your affiliate career in the men’s shoe niche. You have signed up to an affiliate program and you are now promoting it.
You probably have made some sales and you now want to reach new audience. What you can do is research influencers in the niche of men’s shoes that you can leverage on to run a solo ad. If the solo ads provider thinks that your product is ideal for their email list, they will simply send your offer to their subscribers at a charged fee per click.
Ensure you assess a particular solo ads provider to know what their relationship is with their audience and how much credibility and influence they have built before you invest in paying to drop your affiliate links.

 

5. Email marketing
Even without a website, email marketing is a viable tool for affiliate marketing. You first step to take is to build a list of email subscribers that are interested in what you do. It is not advisable to buy an email list. It is better you build yours so that you can have an audience who trust you willingly.

 

 

What you need to do is to provide potential customers with an irresistible offer in exchange for their email address. This offer can be a free guide, course or resource.
To build your email list, you can leverage on social media platforms or online ads. The moment you have enough subscribers, you can begin to send them regular emails and promote your affiliate products.
For you to succeed at email promotion, you ought to be knowledgeable about copywriting. Ensure that your copy has so much value that could attract your customers to click on the affiliate link.

 

6. Content publishing platforms
There are two most prominent publishing platforms that are available for you to promote your affiliate products. Medium and Steemit are two platforms you can use in promoting your affiliate products.

 

 

Anyone can actually leverage on this platform to publish content for the anyone in any part of the world to see. About 100 million people read on medium and this platform offers a very good analytics tool that anyone can use to assess the engagement of their articles. It also has a high domain authority to help your content rank in google.
On Steemit, publishers are allowed to post their affiliate links the moment their account is verified and they can as well receive payment for the engagements that their contents generate. This payment is in form of crypto currency steem.
On a whole, you will agree with me that it is actually possible to run a career in affiliate marketing successfully even without owning a website. Here is a quick highlight on how to achieve this.

 

  • Leverage On Online Communities and Social Media Platforms
  • Create an e-book
  • Create YouTube videos.
  • You can run solo ads
  • Email marketing
  • Content publishing platforms

 

on your copywriting skills in order to be able to come up with contents that sells easily. Also, ensure you have sufficient knowledge about the product you are marketing so that you can answers any questions thrown at you by customers and you can as well engage with them productively.

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