Being An Affiliate Without A Website – 3 Ways + The Pros And Cons

January 16 10 Comments Category: Affiliate Marketing

Being an affiliate without a website is not unachievable. On the contrary it’s a really good way to test out a particular niche for example before deciding on purchasing a domain name.

Still, you really need to understand that being an affiliate without a website is limited and that if you wish to be successful in this online affiliate marketing business, you are going to have to own a website at some point. It may sound scary but it is actually simple and you don’t need to be a techie person to own a website.

So in this article, I’m not going to discourage you from being an affiliate without a website. I’m actually going to give you 3 easy ways to accomplish that with the pros and cons of each technique so you will know specifically what the boundaries of those 3 ways are.

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3 ways to being an affiliate without a website:

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1. Create Squidoo lenses to market products

Pros:

* Squidoo lenses are comparable to landing pages, you can place your affiliate links within them very easily.

* You can pretty them up with photos and useful modules.

* Google likes Squidoo. Very much. You are going to be able to have a good search engine ranking with a squidoo lens.

Cons:

* Squidoo does not tolerate money making related lenses and some other niches also.

* Squidoo can delete your lens with no warning.

* You can’t add an opt-in form to build a list of subscribers.

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2. Do article marketing

Pros:

* This cost-free method makes you give quality information while promoting your affiliate links.

* You can start building a reputation and become an expert in your niche. This credibility is likely to increase the faith readers put in you and the products you recommend.

Cons:

* Some article directories do not tolerate direct affiliate links within the articles (however you can put a link to a Squidoo lens for example).

* You need to know your niche reasonably well and enjoy writing as you are going to have to write a lot about the different aspects of the niche you are targeting.

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3. Run Google AdWords campaigns

Pros:

* You can have results quickly and analyze how well your campaigns convert.

* You do not have any content to produce.

* You can drive a great deal of targeted visitors with a small budget if you select cheap keywords.

Cons:

* You can not track your clicks as effectively as if you had a web site.

* Google can delete your ads. Some affiliate links aren’t accepted.

* You can not presell to your prospects before they land on the merchant’s page as they land straight on it, although the role of an affiliate website is to prepare the prospect to purchase on the merchant’s website.

I hope that, through this article, you now know what your options are if you intend on being an affiliate without a website. On the other hand, I think you truly should not be reluctant to having your own website. You’ll have way more freedom to promote affiliate products.

Louise M.

Louise M. is a 26-year-old successful affiliate marketer and is specialized in copywriting and SEO. She blogs about affiliate marketing for newbies and believes in a simple, action-taking and anti-information overload approach of this business.

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