how to make money with affiliate marketing

How to make money with affiliate marketing without a website.

While most traditional affiliate marketing models have a website to promote products for a third party, it’s not the only way to make money with affiliate marketing.

PPC – Pay Per Click

PPC is one of the most common ways to generate income from affiliate marketing without the need for a website.

Many brands do not allow you to carry out PPC because, as an affiliate, you can end up competing with the brand itself and potentially driving up the bid price.

The brands or affiliate programs that allow affiliate PPC promotions typically have stringent rules in place. These are to ensure that bidding on their brand term and the use of brands terms in ad descriptions are both strictly controlled.

There are some affiliate networks out there that specialize in letting you do PPC affiliate marketing. A quick Google search will show you which ones to research further.

Pro Tip: When targeting keywords, the easiest to convert are the “brand” and then a” buying term”. For example, “Lottery Office Review” or “Buy smeg toaster online”.

Facebook

Once again, you will need to check with the affiliate program, but if you don’t want to have a website and still want to start affiliate marketing, Facebook can be a viable option.

Target an ad audience that you know will be interested in the product you wish to promote. By testing and optimizing the ads, Facebook can prove to be an excellent way to make money from affiliate marketing without a website.

Pro Tip: It’s a good idea to consider remarketing when doing Facebook ads. Sometimes it takes more than just one viewing of a promotion for a person to buy the product you are promoting.

Forums

While not as popular as they once were, there are still many online forums on the internet related to just about every topic. 

Once you have found a product and an affiliate program, you want to do a search for the related topic and the word “Forum”. When you find one with enough people, sign up, and join in on the conversation by posting in related forum threads.

Pro Tip: When posting about the product, make sure to write it in a way that is more about helping people rather than encouraging them to buy the product. i.e., “Hey, I came across this great smeg toaster that I think you all might like, it’s a limited edition and won’t manufactured again… check it out here!”

Offline Flyers and Printed Ads

While placing an ad in a paper or printing flyers may seem counter-intuitive when affiliate marketing, you might be surprised at how well this can work with the right product and promotion.

Unlike other forms of affiliate marketing in Australia that rely on people clicking on a tracking link and then purchasing to generate your affiliate commission, this method is somewhat different.

You will need to look for an affiliate program that offers “Promo Codes’. 

The affiliate program will give you your own promo code to use to promote their product. 

You then need to promote that promo code on your flyers or printed ads. 

The person who wants to use the promo code will go to a website address, enter the promo code into a field provided on the webpage and claim the offer. This is the point where the sale is recorded as being sent by you as the affiliate.

Pro Tip: Make sure the offer is of value so that it’s worthwhile for the person to go to the exact URL in your ad and enter in the promo code.

Summary

There are a few factors to consider when deciding to start affiliate marketing without a website.

Will the affiliate program allow you to sign up without a website?

Does the affiliate program allow the right type of marketing for their brand or product?

Is the tracking going to be correct, and will you get your rightful income?

Like all affiliate marketing, learning how to make money with affiliate marketing without a website will take time and testing. However, once you have found something that works, you can scale up your efforts to maximize your commissions and earnings.

Note: The Lottery Office Affiliate Program does not allow affiliates to use PPC, Facebook, or other social media to promote its lotteries.