How to Start Affiliate Marketing Without a Website?

Affiliate marketing is becoming one of the best sources of income for many individuals and companies. In this era, when everyone wants to make money online, affiliate marketing is the best option for them. Those who are new to affiliate marketing, probably don’t know how to promote affiliate products without a website or is it possible to start affiliate marketing without a website?

Promoting affiliate marketing products without a website is possible. Here, I’m sharing the information that will help you understand how you can start affiliate marketing without a website.

Follow the step by guide to learn what you are here for:

Finding The Affiliate Programs

The first thing you need to do is, find the affiliate programs that allow you to promote the products listed there without a website. Some of these affiliate programs are

These websites allow you to promote their products wherever you want. Just read the Term and Conditions of any program you join and you can start promoting the affiliate products.

To get started with these websites, you need to Sign Up. When done, search for the products that you want to promote. Make sure to choose the products that have very high search volume. That’s because the higher the search the more are the chances to sell a product.

In case you are not familiar with how to find high converting products, just use the filters on the website.

How to start Affiliate Marketing Without a Website?

Now, when you have created an account, you are all set to learn the methods to promote the affiliate products. I’m sharing here the best places to promote affiliate links.

Promote Affiliate Products on Facebook

Facebook is used by millions of people so it is the best place to start promoting. When you are looking for affiliate marketing without website, Facebook could be the first option for you to go with.

o, let’s find out the ways to promote products on Facebook:

  • Using Facebook Page
  • Joining Groups
  • Commenting on Posts
  • Paid Campaign

Using Facebook Page for Promotion

First of all, create a page on Facebook. The page should be on the same niche as of your product or products that you are promoting. After creating, go to the About section of the page and fill the required information.

FB page about

There is a section to Add website. Add the link of your affiliate products there. The reason behind is that when anyone will come to your page, he/she will surely have a look at your about section and having a website on a Facebook page makes it more genuine. Adding your affiliate product’s link to the Facebook page helps to get visitors also.

Remember that the link of the affiliate products is a bit longer. So, you need to shorten the link first before adding it to your page. To shorten the link, you can use the following websites:

List of URL shortener websites

When your page is set up properly, start posting there. One thing to keep in mind is that you don’t need to post your affiliate links frequently. Instead, post the images or reviews related to that product. When people will start engaging with your posts, then you can post the links directly.

This method works well for those who have many followers to their page. And others with no followers can still use this method but first, you need to get the followers or you can promote the posts by a paid campaign.

Joining Groups

There are so many groups on Facebook. These groups can help you to get some clicks on your product link. Follow this strategy to use Facebook groups for promotion:

  • First of all, search for the groups according to your niche. For example, if you are promoting a weight loss product, then search for weight loss.

search weight loss

  • Facebook will come up with many results on weight loss. Select Groups from the top

search results

  • Now your search will be filtered and you will only see the weight loss groups

list of FB Groups

  • Send them a request to join
  • When done, post on the walls of those groups
  • Remember the same thing; don’t just post the affiliate link quickly. You need to get trust.

You can send a join request to many groups but I refer you to send to only 5-8 groups. Some groups are public. It means that you can join instantly. No approval is required. And, some groups required approval for joining. Also, some groups allow you to post without approval on their wall and some verify your post before publishing it. So, use genuine ways to post.

Example of promotion on these groups is, just post “if you want to lose weight, comment below”. You probably have seen this line on various pages. But it works. The members of that page will surely comment on your post. When you receive comment you can send the link of the product to their inbox and let them know by replying to their comment on your post “check your inbox”.

This simple trick can help you to sell the affiliate products.

Commenting on Posts

This is another great way to get click and sell products. All you need to do is, look out for the posts that are related to your product. Like, for weight loss products, find the posts on this topic. Just search in the Facebook for weight loss and click on the Posts. You will be able to check out the posts on weight loss.

search Posts

Or, you can like the weight loss pages and when they publish anything related to the weight loss, just comment under that post the affiliate link of your weight loss product with some attractive description and you will get some clicks from there too.

Paid Campaign

If nothing works for you, you can use the paid promotion on Facebook. Just post the affiliate link on your page and Boost it. Or you can use ads manager to create an ad. Paid Facebook campaign is not much costly. You can get some quality clicks at a very reasonable price. Moreover, among all the techniques mentioned above, this is the best in my opinion. The reason is while creating an ad; you can choose the region, gender, and interests of the people. This can help you to reach out to the right people.

Promote Products on Forums

The next in our list of how to make money from affiliate marketing without a website, is promoting on forums.

Forums are really great to get genuine visitors to your link. The reason is everyone there in the forums is in need of some help of any problem. If you can help them in that the chances are higher that they will trust you.

To promote on forums, you need to work smartly. Find the forums or thread in a forum that is related to the product you are promoting. For instance, if you are promoting weight loss products, search in the forum for weight loss. You will find many people are looking for the ways to lose weight. You can help them to give some ideas about what they can do to get rid of extra fat.

When done, weight for the reply. When you get reply further you can tell him/her the benefits of the products you are promoting. You need to be little smart here. It should look like you are not promoting that product. If you convinced him, he will surely buy the product referred by you.

If you don’t know about any such forums, you can get started with Quora.

Classified Website

Classified websites can also help you in promoting affiliate products without a website. For that search Google for the classified websites and sign up there. Next, write a review about the product and submit there. If anyone searching for that product, the chances are higher to get some buyers. Make sure you choose the right category to submit the review.

Posting Reviews on Free Article Submission Websites

There are many websites available on the internet that allows you to post a review or article for free. Some of these websites are

You can sign up there. After the completion of the profile, write the review of the product and post it there. Before publishing, always remember to use the proper tags as it will help others to find your post. Kinja also let you make your post SEO friendly. Just fill in the details and publish your post. When published, you can share the link of the post to the Social Networking Sites. This will help you to get the visitors to your post fast. The best part is that if your article is read by many people, there are chances that your post can be seen on the first page of Google. It all depends on your writing and promotion.

Paid Promotion

The best method to get started with affiliate marketing without a website is the paid promotion. The promotion can be on search engines like Google and Bing etc. or you can choose other advertising programs.

There are two ways to promote the products.

  1. Direct Affiliate Link Promotion
  2. Promoting by creating a Landing Page

Promoting Link Directly

This method may not work with Google as it is seen that for some reasons, Google doesn’t allow some affiliate link to get promoted by their ads.  So, when you want to promote direct affiliate links, just search for the advertising programs. There are many websites available on the internet that will be happy to promote your product. Just find the right one that suits your budget. CPA lead is good for this in my opinion.

Now, create an account on CPA Leads or any other platform that you choose. Next, head over to create an ad. Create an ad with a catchy headline and some amazing images. When done, go ahead and publish it after adding the budget of the ad.

Here, one thing is to remember while using paid promotion. That’s use Cost Per Sale campaign as you will be charged only when the product is sold. Make sure your per sale cost must not be more than the profit that you are getting from that affiliate product.

Promoting By Making a Landing Page

This method can help you anywhere you want to promote your ads. As mentioned above, search engines sometimes not approve your ads. Same is with other platforms like Facebook or other affiliate marketing websites. If you find any issue while promoting an ad on the platform, you can give this method a try. It works for many people.

To start promoting, first of all, you need to create a landing page. A landing page is where your user will land after clicking on your ad. There are a few methods that you can choose to make a landing page. The best method is to use some websites listed below to create a landing page.

While making a landing page, keep in mind that you also need to make a sign-up form to get the Emails of the visitors as it will help you to get the visitors back if they don’t buy after visiting your landing page. The websites listed above can help you in creating an awesome landing page.

When created just promote it wherever you want. If you still find rejections, then you need to improve your landing pages.

Email Marketing

Email marketing is also very popular to promote affiliate products when you are looking for the answer to the question “how to promote affiliate links without website”. All you need is the email data, which you can buy or can generate with some paid techniques. I prefer you to use paid promotions to get the emails as you will only get the emails of the people that showed the interest in your Product. We have discussed in the above subheading about how you can get the emails to get back to your visitors.

So now when you have data of emails, just use some websites like Aweber or MailChimp to start email marketing campaigns.

Posting on Other Websites

This is another great way to get traffic to your affiliate link. For this, reach out to the bloggers or websites that have posts related to your product and offer them a free post to their blog or website. If they don’t agree, you can offer them some money. When agreed, write an awesome piece of writing related to that product or you can write the review about that product.

Next, add the affiliate link in the post and send it to the website/blog owner so that he can post it to his website/blog. When published, you can get some traffic from there for a very long period of time.

Using YouTube

YouTube can also help you to get visitors to your website. For that, just make some videos relating to the product you are promoting and publish it on YouTube. To get more views on YouTube, you need to do YouTube SEO. This will help you to rank higher in the YouTube results.

The second method is to search the videos that relate to your product. Next, go to the comment section and write a comment with the link of the affiliate product. It is up to you how well you write the comment. If you are smart enough to post a meaningful and catchy comment, you will surely get visitors to your affiliate link.

Over to You

These are some used techniques to promote affiliate products if you don’t have a website. The best option is the paid promotion. All others are also good but for instant results, paid promotion is always the one many marketers prefer. So, it’s up to you. Use any or all of the methods mentioned above and start promoting.

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65 thoughts on “How to Start Affiliate Marketing Without a Website?

  1. I am just getting into affiliate marketing and am getting really excited to be able to promote my favorite products.

  2. While joining Facebook groups are a good way to network, there are many groups that frown on only posting affiliates, it would be nice to suggest which Facebook groups allow such posts.

  3. Am researching affiliate marketing. It could be tough trying to decide which companies to go with. Thanks for sharing this post.

  4. Nice! I find this article very helpful. I’m now affiliated with Klook and Amazon. However I think I need to step up on article writting to maximize my earnings.

  5. What an interesting concept! I’ve never looked at it this way as I’ve always assumed you’d need to start with a website with lots of content first.

  6. That is interesting content! Although I didn’t have any interest on these parts on the social network, this blog is still useful for me in some cases! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Yes you can make money online without a website, I started that way and I know a lot of people who still make a lot of cash without one, but for beginners, if do you want to make a long time business you will need to have a kind of blog or website as the central hub of your online marketing.

  8. Oh great, so you can start affiliate marketing even without a website. This is really very informative. Thanks a whole lot, this post is such a great help.

  9. Thanks for for some amazing tips. I really liked your idea about promoting on forums and writing articles for other websites. I will definitely try it out.

  10. Never heard of this before! I never thought you could actually work as an affiliate without a website. Very helpful for people who are looking for ways to augment their online income.

  11. Wow!! Really enjoy reading your sharing here. Definitely learnt some useful points shared here 😀 cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  12. Thank you for sharing this. I have been searching some information on the same but couldn’t find anything that was easy enough to understand for a new blogger like me

  13. I am interested in doing affiliate marketing but don’t want to do it via my blogs. This was perfect! I pinned it to my Pinterest for future reference!

  14. I have heard of Affiliate Marketing so many times already. I wanted to give it a try, however, I just don’t know where to start. Thanks for posting this, it’s really such an informative post about affiliate marketing, if one is going that direction!

  15. These are all great ways to get into affiliate marketing!! Especially “commenting on posts” and being interactive with other blogs of the same niche.

  16. I just started with affiliate marketing and I’m still struggling to get sales. Most Facebook groups do not allow affiliate links so it’s hard to get new clients but I’m posting on Google+ groups and Pinterest for now.

    1. Thanks for the information. One of my goals for 2020 is to learn how to implement affiliated marketing on my blog and Pinterest

  17. I have seen first hand the benefits of having extra income. This post has shared the wealth of knowledge of having income without having to start a website.

  18. Something new to learn. I thought they check your monthly page views first before they approve your affiliate marketing application.

  19. I just bookmarked this. I have been studying so hard to get useful information but they all seem to be junk. This is sweet and straight to the point.

  20. I have been planning to look into affiliate marketing. Really glad that I stumbled into this post. I can get some ideas from it, thank you for sharing.

  21. Thanks, your articles are simple to understand and straight to the point. Concerning the methods of promotion you talked about, I’d prefer marketing on Facebook group but creating my own group so I can have full control. I know it could take a long time to see results. Also, Facebook ads are very effective.

    I think Youtube is the hardest of all, but for those that have a knack for appearing in front of a camera, then it’s a very viable method

  22. These are some really helpful ideas! I know that Facebook groups dont seem to appreciate affiliate links, but Pinterest is definitely friendly in that way. And I agree, email marketing has always been a good way to get clicks. Been trying it myself lately!

  23. I was not sure how to sell products without a website. This is a helpful post for me. Thank you for sharing. I might get back after trying this way of marketing.

  24. I am a fan of Pinterest for marketing, especially affiliate marketing, when you know how to use the platform you can get insane results and free organic traffic indefinitely! My students quickly learn how valuable Pinterest is when marketing.

  25. wow this is such great information. I started my website a couple years ago and really wish I knew I could have been making affiliate revenues for years before that!

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