Affiliate Marketing without a Website
In this post I’m going to share with you some strategies that you can use to get started with affiliate marketing without needing your own website. Now first of all, this is possible to do, but there’s some pros and cons to doing affiliate marketing without a website.
See also: What is Affiliate Marketing
Why Do Affiliate Marketing without a Website?
First of all, why would you want to do affiliate marketing without a website? Well obviously, you don’t have to go through the hassle of setting up a website and the cost of hosting a website. You also don’t necessarily need your own email autoresponder. All of these things and more can add up to some monthly expenses and some hassle when you’re first getting started.
Now there is a downside to affiliate marketing without a website. Ultimately if you’re going to become a full-time affiliate marketer it’s definitely in your best interest to build your own email list for instance. And this would require you having either your own website, or some subscription based service that hosts some sort of lead capture page. You’d also need a autoresponder service provider like AWeber.
Strategies for Affiliate Marketing without a Website
There are some strategies that I’m going to share with you that are effective for doing affiliate marketing where you don’t need your own website. And there are some people that are actually making very good money affiliate marketing without their own site.
First of all, there’s one strategy that’s free and you’ve probably seen it done before and that’s simply using YouTube videos. And with YouTube videos you can talk about a product and then you can send people directly to an affiliate page. Assuming it’s within the the Terms of Service and things like that.
Lead Capture Page
With something like Amazon affiliate links, you don’t really want to use YouTube videos. A smarter strategy is actually sending them to an lead capture page. Now I just talked about how having a lead capture page would mean having your own website, unless you leverage some of the resources out there where you can actually send people to someone else’s lead capture page.
They will be cookied (a way of tracking) for that and so you can send people to someone else’s lead capture page and you get the credit if those people buy. But the product you’re promoting takes care of the autoresponder expenses, the follow up and so on and so forth. So that’s one great strategy, provided your affiliate link sends people to a lead capture page.
Another strategy that you can use, this one being a paid strategy, is doing something like media buying. There’s a number of different media networks like BuySellAds where you can effectively disseminate your banner ads around the web. According to BuySellAds team, they have a huge turnabout, selling over 6 billion ad impressions each month. It’s a very convenient marketplace with transparent processes, which provides a good choice of high-quality sites.
So what this will mean is that you can simply purchase a banner ad and get it placed on websites related to your niche. It will send people through your affiliate link to the offer you’re getting paid from. So it goes directly from the site where you’ve purchasing advertising on, to the affiliate link and all you have to do is set that up. You don’t have to actually host the website and things like that. Just create the ads.
Just want to recap by saying treat this like a serious business and if you’re going to do that, that means approach affiliate marketing without a website as a first step. It’s great to get started because it takes that hassle off of you and helps you learn some of the other aspects of affiliate marketing. But in the long term, look to actually build your own list which will probably mean having your own website.