It’s possible to sign up with merchants as an affiliate and promote their products and services on the Internet, even if you don’t have your own website or blog. It’s harder, obviously, but you can still do it if you know how. In fact, there are many ways to do this, so allow use to explain how you do affiliate marketing without a website.
Basics of Affiliate Marketing Without a Website
This applies not just for promoting merchants through affiliate programs, but for selling just about anything on the web as a third-party agent. Simply put, you post your unique affiliate links on relevant websites, forums and blogs. People clicking on these links end up visiting the merchant’s website, and you get the credit for any resultant sales.
It sounds simple in principle, but it’s far harder than doing affiliate marketing through your own websites and blogs. If you don’t have your own sites, then you have to establish relations with other publishers or pay them so that they will allow you to post your links.
Posting Links Through Guest Posts, Articles and Comments
For example, you can write articles and blog posts that include your unique affiliate tracking links. You can then try to get all this content published on various sites and blogs. The more you publish this content, the wider your reach and the more traffic you direct to your merchant.
You can also do this by posting comments on blogs. When you post a comment in a blog post on some blog, it gets published with your signature. This signature can include your name, along with a link. All you have to do is post your affiliate tracking links in the comment, instead of your own blog or website.
Paying to Advertise Your Affiliate Links
If you don’t have your website or blog, you can simply pay other publishers to advertise your affiliate ads to their visitors. You pay publishers per click or view, and you get paid per sale when these visitors end up at the merchant’s site and buy something.
Note that all this has a lot of limitations.For starters, many affiliate networks and merchants don’t allow publishers who do not have a reputed website that is relevant to their products/services. Secondly, many publishers won’t allow people to post affiliate links. So while you can do affiliate marketing without a website, it is a lot harder than monetizing your own website or blog.