Hi. In this article, we are going to show you guys how to do affiliate marketing without a website. This is one of the best methods which will make you money online potentially very very easily.
Affiliate marketing is arguably the best way to make money online. Moreover, if you do that without a website, the whole process becomes enjoyable and of course, easy!
Now, without further ado, let’s get started.
Sometimes Websites Can Be a Pain In The Back
Websites are a pain in the back, alright. Everybody knows that and that’s how most people feel when they start a new website and they get no traffic and they don’t know how to make it good looking etc.
There are a lot of problems one comes across when creating a brand new website. Here are some of them.
- Searching for the right Domain name and the Hosting provider.
- Hosting and domain fees.
- Searching for the right platform to create your website.
- Choosing the theme for the website
- Designing the website and other technical aspects.
- Generating the traffic
- Converting that traffic into leads and then into sales
Seemingly every single business today has a website, mainly because that’s what everybody tells them to do. You need to go and make a website, you need to go and do this and that and whatnot.
But the truth is that Web sites are not technically necessary to succeed online in affiliate marketing. All you need for affiliate marketing rather than just more specifically a website is an audience. The audience is the new currency.
Don’t get me wrong. Web sites can be great tools for your online marketing success, as long as you use them correctly. If you are using your Website to attract and build your audience base, you are doing the right thing. Otherwise, you are better off without a website.
Anyway, the main purpose of this article is to show you how to do affiliate marketing without a website and that’s what we will try to do now.
Which Is The Best Way to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing without a Website?
Yes. You guessed it right. It’s Social Media.
Although there are a lot of popular Social Media platforms on the internet today, we will be focussing on one and that’s YouTube.
Because that is in my opinion, one of the best ways to start out with affiliate marketing right now.
Then again, we are sort of showing you the basics, the easy stuff. The stuff that’ll get you making money on affiliate marketing really, really fast.
What is affiliate marketing?
Simply you do the following.
You sell other people’s products on Amazon, on Clickbank, on Jvzoo, etc. Those are the most popular websites which have the affiliate programs. You earn a commission for every single sale that you make.
Here’s how to exactly start affiliate marketing with YouTube.
As we said earlier we’re gonna focus on YouTube here. Because we feel that YouTube is the easiest way to get a ton of organic traffic, fast.
It is also true that videos are really a fun and interactive way of sharing content and there’s also a very easy tracking system when it comes to videos.
Now let’s get started with the no website strategy for making money with affiliate marketing.
Affiliate Marketing with YouTube
Step 1. Creating a YouTube channel based on a particular niche
You need to begin by creating a ‘niche channel’ where you can sell products and services or review products in that particular niche.
If you go to YouTube and search for a product review for a specific item, there are going to be thousands of results if not millions. I am sure you have already seen such reviews on YouTube. You can also see a number of App review channels that are doing very well on YouTube.
So if you are somebody who is interested in Apps and software you can record yourself doing these reviews and post it on YouTube. There are many affiliate programs online that pay well for App referrals. You can sign up for one of those programs and make good money referring your viewers there. You might get anywhere between 50 cents to $1or $2 based on your niche and the quality of your traffic.
You know, all these kind of things are really really important and are pretty easy to set up, if you know what you’re doing.
Step 2: Have Attractive Thumbnails and Catchy Titles
It is important to have an attractive thumbnail and a catchy title for each of your videos. Why? Because only publishing your video isn’t enough. You need people to be clicking on your video links and watch your videos.
This youtube is extremely competitive. So if you want to stand out from the crowd and be visible, you need to do things slightly differently.
An example of a catchy title could be something like an app review video called the “best app of 2018” or “here is an App you can’t afford to overlook” or something along those lines. Lots and lots of people are going to click on these videos. Trust me!
But please make sure that you provide enough value once the visitor arrives and starts watching your video.
Step 3: Type of Videos
Trust us when we say this. Review videos can make you the most amount of money on YouTube when it comes to affiliate marketing.
Here are the 3 websites we mentioned earlier whose product reviews can fetch you a great number of commissions, simply because they convert and sell really well.
These are our top 3 recommended affiliate marketing websites. If I am a beginner and I have to choose one among the above 3 that would be Amazon. Because unlike the other two, Amazon mostly concentrates on marketing and selling physical products and has almost any product, you can think of.
You can review digital products, training programs, health and fitness products, software and apps, home improvement products and literally anything that people buy.
Step 4: Have a Call to Action
Having a CTA in your video isn’t a nice to have. It’s a must-have, if you want to make real money on YouTube. CTA or the Call To Actions are mostly kept for the end of the video. Some people even begin and end a video with CTA. Some even have a small scrolling text with CTA that slides from one end to the other in a linear motion, as long as the video plays.
Whatever type you decide to choose is up to you. There is no hard and fast rule. Nothing has been set in stone. All you need to remember though, you can’t afford to eliminate CTA from your videos. Especially, if you are into affiliate marketing it’s better to provide a link in the description (which will be your affiliate link). You may have seen in the past where your favorite YouTuber keeps repeating to check out the link in the description below. Ya, that one!
It is also important to have affiliate consent.
So you make sure that you’re telling the person that’s watching your video that there is an affiliate offer in the video. This can usually be done in the description to that video.
Please remember that you don’t want to try to force your affiliate offers on people. You first give your viewers the value and the solution to their problems. Only then you recommend your product provided it brings enough value to your viewer.
So it’s better to give free information first and then recommend a product or service as an extra, in case if people want more.
We can’t stress how much it is important to offer value in your videos.