How to Promote Your Affiliate Links: A Practical Guide for Beginners

Do you want to learn how to promote affiliate links as a beginner? In this guide, we are going to show you just that. We will show you how to do it by building a simple affiliate campaign in front of your eyes. If you don’t know what affiliate marketing is or how to get started with affiliate marketing, please read our previous article about the same.

In this tutorial, we will first choose a product and then get an affiliate link to promote. Later we will set up a simple landing page. And then we will show you how to promote your affiliate link even if you don’t have a website.

Let’s get started.

Getting Your Affiliate Link to Promote

To start building our affiliate campaign we first need to choose the product we are going to promote and then get the affiliate link. Now, as you already know, there are many good affiliate programs available online from where we can choose a product to promote.

We are going to promote a digital product as an affiliate, for this demonstration. We have already explained the main differences between the digital product and physical product affiliate programs in our previous article. You can check it out if you want to learn more.

The affiliate platform from where we are going to choose a product to promote is called ClickBank. Again, we have already written a detailed article titled the ClickBank affiliate marketing guide. You can read that guide to learn more about ClickBank.

Choosing an Affiliate Product and Creating Affiliate Link

To get started, let’s visit the ClickBank website first and then log in to our account. Once inside, we need to visit the ‘ClickBank MarketPlace’ to choose a product to promote.

ClickBank Affiliate Marketing

On the next page, we can see all the different categories available inside the ClickBank marketplace from where we can choose products to promote. All these categories are arranged in alphabetical order for easy reference.

The product we will be promoting for this demo is called EZ Battery Reconditioning. It is a top-selling product in the ‘Green Products’ category on ClickBank. As you can see in the picture below, we are being offered an affiliate commission of 76% for promoting this product.

how to promote affiliate link

That means we can earn an affiliate commission of up to $37 on the front end, if a person purchases this product. $37 per sale is a good start for a beginner affiliate. Also, the affiliate resources section for this product is one of the best on ClickBank.

They have a ton of promotional tools in their resources section which any affiliate can use to promote their product.

As a beginner affiliate marketer, this is one of the things you should always keep in mind. Always look for a product that has a great affiliate tools and resources page. It’s going to make your job a lot easier.

Now to get our affiliate link to promote, all we need to do is click on the ‘Promote’ button. Here is an example.

Promote Product

Once you click the promote button, a new window pops up. Now to generate our affiliate link, we need to click on the ‘Generate HOPLink’ button.

Hop Link

We just need to copy this affiliate link and save it. This is the affiliate link we will be promoting in this campaign.

Building a Landing Page

Even if you don’t have a website we suggest you at least build a landing page to promote your affiliate offer. You should never send your visitors directly to a sales page. At least, that’s what we believe in.

Now there are many ways to build a landing page without a website. You can use a service like ClickFunnels or LeadPages. ClickFunnels is very costly software. So we will leave that out for now.

LeadPages is a good platform to build high converting landing pages. We regularly use LeadPages in our business. You can read our LeadPages review if interested. But it too costs $25/month if you sign up for the yearly plan.

So we are going to use an alternative landing page builder, that does so much more than just building landing pages. With this tool, we can collect email leads, send autoresponder and broadcast emails, and also host webinars. It’s called GetResponse.

GetResponse offers 30 days free trial for newbies. You can sign up for this trial without entering your payment information.

Sign Up for GetResponse Free Trial

Now let’s login to our GetResponse account and start building a landing page for our new affiliate campaign. BTW, we have already explained in detail how to create a landing page with GetResponse here. You can have a look at it for the step by step guide.

We are going to use some of the promo materials available in the product’s affiliate resources section to create our landing page. Let’s do this.

Here is the landing page we just created for the EZ Battery reconditioning campaign. As this is a demonstration, we have created a simple landing page.

You can get all fancy when creating a landing page for your campaign if you want to. But please remember that simple landing pages convert better. This is the landing page we created.

ez battery landing page

The landing page we created contains a catchy title, a video, and a call to action button along with a countdown timer. The CTA button has the affiliate link inserted. We got the video from the product’s affiliate resources section. Now, this is the page we are going to promote.

How to Promote Affiliate Links without a Website

You want to make money online with affiliate marketing but you don’t have a website. Now what? The best way to make money with affiliate marketing without a website is by creating YouTube videos.

But what if you don’t want to show your face on the camera or record your voice? We have got that covered too. In this section, we are going to show you how to create professional-quality videos for YouTube, without showing your face or without recording yourself talking.

How to Promote Affiliate Links

How to Create Videos Without Showing Your Face or Recording Voice-Overs?

Now, we are not going to show you how to start a YouTube channel here. It’s a very straight forward process and there are already a ton of videos and articles that explain it step by step. We are sure you can do it easily.

However, today we will show you how to create affiliate marketing videos easily without showing your face and recording voice-overs. We will be using a software tool to get our job done. It’s called Vidnami.

We have already downloaded the script for our video from the affiliate resources section of the product we are promoting. Now, all we need to do is head over to our Vidnami account, paste the script and click on generate. That’s it. Our video will be generated in a flash.

Isn’t that cool?

We have created a short video using Vidnami to show you how exactly these videos look. You can check out our article about Vidnami review to learn how exactly to create videos using the tool. Remember that we didn’t do the voice-over for this video. It is an auto-generated voice. Watch the video below.

How was the video?

Wasn’t that good?

Can you believe that this video was created in just under 10 minutes with almost no editing from our side?

You can create unlimited videos using Vidnami based on different keywords in your niche and then publish it on YouTube. Don’t forget to include your affiliate link in the youtube description area.

This method, if done right, can earn you hundreds of dollars in affiliate commissions every month. And that’s how to promote affiliate links without a website or blog. You can try this method in a variety of niches.

Hope you got some value from this article. Now it’s time to take action and start earning some affiliate commissions fast. Wish you success.