Can I Do Affiliate Marketing Without a Website?

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There’s a certain stigma about affiliate marketing that led people to think that they cannot do it without a website. Truth is, you actually can become an affiliate marketer even without a website or blog. The question is how.

There are plenty of ways to do affiliate marketing even if you don’t have a website. What’s important is you know how to send targets to your vendor’s site. Do you have to follow a particular rule? No not really; as long as you know how to make leads click on the links and make a purchase on your merchant’s site then you are good to go.

5 Ways to Do Affiliate Marketing Without a Website

If you are interested to join the affiliate marketing field but hesitant because you don’t have a website or blog, don’t worry. You can do it even if you don’t have these. All you need to do is to follow these easy tips:

Promote through Social Media – becoming an affiliate marketer doesn’t really require you to own a blog or website but it does require you to have an online presence. Owning accounts in Facebook or Twitter can be a good start and just as long as you have friends or followers, you can always build an audience who may be inclined to click on any affiliate links that you post. So you can definitely earn money as an affiliate marketer. However, it is important to create a post that could have an impact on your audience.

A post with useful content is always a good idea plus you need to earn your audience’s trust so it is vital that the post you create is meaningful to your audience. This creates your voice first as the owner of the account. So before you post an affiliate link on your content, make sure that you have your audience’s trust and attention.

Make sure also that the content you have posted is related to your niche. Posting something irrelevant to your niche may drive away potential customers. Make use of images as well; visual aids usually help attract readers and if you know what kind of images to put then you will surely catch your reader’s attention.

Create an E-book – another good option to take when promoting affiliate links is through an e-book. Although this is considered to a bit difficult option, a successful e-book can have long lasting results if done correctly. When writing an e-book, it is important that you choose a topic that you have knowledge of. I’m not saying that you should write hundreds of them; just pick a good topic that your readers may want to read.

Provide them with useful information and add the links. Remember that you don’t just write an e-book for the sake of writing but provide your readers with helpful information. Once your readers approve your work, trust in the information you have provided and promote you as a legit source, then affiliate links can be your bonus.

Promote through forums or communities online – online forums and communities are pretty much everywhere these days and you can use these to promote affiliate links. How can you do that? First of all, search for a forum that discusses about the subject of what you are promoting. Make sure to check the community or forum guidelines well so you understand what posts are allowed and what are not. Once you find a good forum or community to promote to, become a member and be an active member. This will allow other people to trust you; again you are building that sense of trust before you promote. You can do this by interacting with other people, answering questions or offering solutions while integrating affiliate links. Over time people will trust you and will be happy to click on the links you have provided. Now you really don’t need to own a website for that, right?

Try Email Campaigns – email campaigns are among the best way to know if people are responding to your affiliate links or not. Writing an email campaign is almost similar to writing a blog. The only difference is that you are sending these emails to them directly. When writing an email, make sure that it is going to engage your readers. A good subject is a great way for your consumers to read your emails. So always think of a good subject, great email content and include your affiliate links. This can help maximize your potential earnings in the future.

YouTube videos can help – one of the most effective ways of digital marketing is through YouTube. All you need is a YouTube account to get you started in promoting affiliate links! No, you don’t need to be a YouTube star to become an affiliate; in fact, you can do simple videos that viewers can use. As long as the videos you posted are informative, useful and creative, you can definitely promote affiliate links. With YouTube, you can almost sell anything just as long as you provide disclosure of the affiliate links you are using.

When creating these videos, make sure that they are related to the products or services you are promoting. Make sure to mention a description of it and add links to the products that you are promoting or reviewing in your video. So be creative and resourceful when creating videos, the more unique and interesting they are the more viewers you can get to click on the affiliate links you have provided.

So can you really do affiliate marketing even without a website?

Of course! There are plenty of ways and we have listed five them. All you need to do now is try and be resourceful. Be consistent with your posts and provide your readers/viewers/followers with fresh and useful content. See which of the five options we listed can provide you with the best results and proceed. Make sure to observe your progress and be patient because once you are successful at it, everything else will fall into place. You are not required to own a website in the first place so make the most of it!

36 thoughts on “Can I Do Affiliate Marketing Without a Website?

  1. Thanks for posting this information. Affiliate marketing is gaining pace and anyone can take advantage of it and earn some extra money. It is important to know some secrets and to be well motivated.

    1. Join any website like Amazon or ClickBank…
      When you fill the form, instead of putting website URL, use your Facebook page’s URL or you can also use YouTube page URL.

      1. Please how do I get an account with amazon and start selling their products
        I tried sending clickbank a direct email seeking access they refused
        Please any other means to get in?

      1. Is it better to open a dedicated business page to promote your product or service with affiliate marketing? or use personal account?

  2. I have a YouTube channel & our subs are asking for links to all of the clothing we feature. How do we get affiliate links? It seems like in order to apply you need to have a blog site?

    1. Hi Kelli,

      You should be able to provide your channel URL as the website URL for most affiliate program signup forms.

      It will vary program to program though, best to reach out to the ones you’re hoping to work with and explain.

      Hope this helps!

  3. Hi. Thank you so much for this post. I really love the affiliate marketing idea. However, I’m a fairly late bloomer so, This is a bit overwhelming. I am a complete beginer. So much so, that even after reading this post I still don’t know where to start. I am inspired though. I’ve been researching this for a few months now, & still can’t figure out what step one is. For those of us that are new to all of this, what would you suggest as step 1-5 for the ” forums and online communities” option.
    I will continue to search your site in hopes of finding the answer. Thanks again for your time, patience, generousity and service.

  4. Hi. Thanks for the post. I really wanted to do affiliate marketing. Can we promote our marketing in twitter without followers. While searching about this I found a video that we can promote affiliate marketing without any followers also. is it correct.

    1. Sounds dodgy to me Bhagya, you could maybe go paid acquisition on twitter, but I’d love to hear how one would organically do this without any followers without spamming the crap out of people. Call me a pessimist but doesn’t sound like a very good business model.

  5. A good post …..but you really left us all thirsty not mentioning the affiliate programs that offer the shit without a website…… reply as you replied the others with a good answer.

  6. I get asked this same question from a lot of the customers that come to my page on FB and I tell them yes it is possible but only if you grow your audience accordingly. I also use myself as an example of how I started, Jumping around but I had to learn the hard way. Awesome blog post man.

  7. Hi Josh. Thanks for such a superbly written article.
    I want to add that although it is not required to have your own website for doing affiliate marketing, it definitely helps to have one.
    I think every affiliate marketer should strive to get his own website as soon as possible.

  8. I want to add something here from my experience that guys if you are doing affiliate marketing without any website. I highly recommend you to be as consistent as possible. FREE methods just take some time to produce results. Though these tips are really good as explained here.

  9. I can’t find any affiliate programs that let you become an affiliate without a website. Do you know of any affiliate programs that let you join without a website?

  10. Hi Josh, thank you for your article. I have a website which has a program of Visual Guided Meditations (created so the hard of hearing can experience guided meditations). Is there a way that I can offer someone the opportunity to be an affiliate if they don’t have a website? The first 5 meditations are what she can put on social media (they are little movies) and could she put a link on that to receive the benefit of an affiliate? I would love to hear your advice.

    1. Hey Robyn, yes you could. You would be the one running the affiliate program. That’s not what ThirstyAffiliates does though (our tool is for the affiliate), so I’d recommend AffiliateWP for that job. It’s up to you as the program manager to say what your affiliates can/can’t do to promote you.

  11. Really very good explanation about affiliate marketing and i read your complete blog i found something new here so thank you again and keep posting and update with new things.
    and please can you share some more about affiliate earning.

  12. Thanks for the very informative post. I really want to be an affiliate marketer. But i dont have website or blog yet. Right now while im still studying about affiliate i do it has great potential specially when you upgrade to gold membership.
    I hope next time you will write about companies that accept affiliate without website. God bless.

  13. I completely agree 100% with this! You ABSOLUTELTY don’t need a website to get started in the affiliate marketing industry. I started with Click Bank and you don’t need a website to start with them, JVZOO also. So yeah I second this post! If you want to become an affiliate marketer don’t be discouraged when applying to all these programs that require a website such as Pepper Jam, Commission Junction, Rakuten/LinkShare just to name a few. There are plenty affiliate programs out there that require only a social media account(almost everyone has those) or NO WEBSITE at all! You just have to be willing to do some digging and be patient. Although I always recommend you create a website because best way I describe it is, its like a piece of real estate that can appreciate in value , sometimes DRAMATICALLY. So always be open to that. Other than that if you want to get started in affiliate marketing without a website I say get out there and start digging!

  14. I just got a new Facebook account, created a page on brand and products
    And am stock
    What or where do I go from here?
    I tried clickbank but was denied access
    Please where else and what do I do

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