Affiliate Marketing Without a Website

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Affiliate marketing witout a website – It’s Possible?

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As you certainly read everywhere, promoting affiliate product is better done through your own website. It is true and recommended but other approaches are highly efficient as well. I would say that it depends on the Niche you focus on. Many other methods are available to run successful affiliate marketing without website. The list is long but I will review here only the most important that work for most of the campaign.

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So, if you are absolutely not ready to build your website or Blog but decided to start an online business, you have to know that it will involve anyway some writing production from you (directly from you or outsourced). Now let’s discuss the best way to do affiliate marketing without a website.

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Email Marketing

This is a very direct and efficient approach; people can click on your affiliate links present in your emails and can go directly to the merchant website to purchase the products/service. So, you can promote your affiliate products and you don’t need to bother about your website.

In the emails should contain the introduction about the product you are promoting and your affiliate links. The emails should be interesting (your personal test,) and brief.

To be successful with this method you must expand your contact list. Use as many sources as you can to grab new email addresses of people. This can be done using online forums, chat forums and even the social network like Facebook and Myspace. To get good results your email list should count a few hundred contacts, at least.

BIG WARNING: do not spam. All the people in your list must know you, otherwise you might be blocked by people and end-up identify as a Spammer by the email networks.

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Offline Promotion

Affiliate marketing without website doesn’t necessarily mean low exposure! Many affiliate don’t think about this one, but the promotion of you link can be done offline, especially if you offer bonuses. You can use classified ads, flyers, etc. Likewise the email marketing, using the classified ads of a regional or national paper offer a large and direct exposure.

Another offline promotion can be networking: take part of (or organize) seminar or event related to your affiliate products. Be social with people and promote your offer (direct approach) and/or enlarge your email list (indirect approach).

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Writing free e-books

You feel the writer spirit in you? Why not writing free e-books?!. It will be easy to read and helpful for the reader. The ebook should contain interesting information and the topic related to your affiliate products so you can recommend the products and put your link in the body.

If you entertain the readers and give useful advice, they will check what you promote and maybe buy it.

Your ebook will be sent by email to your list or you can propose to website that will put it as free bonus.

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Writing in Forums

Most of the time, affiliate marketing without website means going to people rather than them coming to you. This is the main idea of writing in forums. Look for at least three forums with a high page rank, where people discuss topic connected to your affiliate products that are related to your product and have high page rank. Register on it start some discussion in the section of the forum where maximum people are involved. Just post questions there or answer some questions of other members. But beware; don’t put any promotion text in the body of your posts, it’s not allowed. Instead you can to put your signature at the end of your post, which will contain name and your affiliate links.

When you become an active member of this forum then you can get a large exposure in search engine. It will result in targeted traffic to your merchant website through your affiliate links with potentially more sales of the products you are promoting.

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Writing Articles

You like writing but starting an ebook scare you, then the article marketing is for you. Either you like affiliate marketing without website or you have your own blog, writing articles that you publish in the free article directories is always a great way to generate more traffic on your affiliate links. The idea is that some article directories have a massive traffic, so it is a chance for you to grab a part of this traffic. To do so you can embed your affiliate links in the text of your articles.

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Conclusion

As you can read very often on the Internet, the use of a website to promote your affiliate products is a good idea, but as we seen it’s not an obligation. The methods presented can, of course, be used separately or combined to have more impact. The idea is to promote directly your affiliate links the merchant website instead of yours. It is a quick solution to start internet marketing as you don’t spend time building a site and very well targeted when you find the right forums and ads.

So, can we succeed in affiliate marketing without website?! Yes, but to be honest with you, building an email list is not that easy/quick to make. Also, keep in mind that you are sending traffic to the merchant website with the link located in your articles or ebook. So, if something happen: product not fashion any longer, better offer, merchant stop selling,…. then you lose all this traffic (an potential sale), because you can’t redirect to another product.

Now, my advice is: Yes, it’s possible and profitable to do affiliate marketing without website but if you really want to do a long run and consistent income, you will need a place where people will find you: a blog or a website. Like that, if you give the right recommendations, people will come back to you. So, yes, you can start with direct promotion but as soon as you can buy a domain name and create a blog.

Now, it’s up to you! Good luck, whatever you decide to do.

Dan.

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