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AFFILIATE MARKETING

Can I do Affiliate Marketing Without a Website?

Affiliate marketing is a dream job for many. These days more than ever as you can peacefully work from anywhere in the world without risking contracting that one nasty C-word (calm down, I’m talking about the virus here).

The real question is – can many actually do affiliate marketing? Well, I won’t keep you waiting: yes, they can. The thing is:

You don’t need a starting capital. You don’t need experience. You don’t need an office. You don’t need a community.

Heck, you don’t even need a website!

Yeah, I decided to answer the big question in the introduction.

But keep reading! Because frankly, it may be better for you to actually invest in developing a simple website in the long run.

I’ll get back to it in a sec.

Affiliate Marketing Basics

Before we move on to discussing if you really need a website to become a successful affiliate, let’s talk about the things that you absolutely must have to start (and succeed). Don’t worry, though. It’s not much.

In a nutshell, your major goal as an affiliate is to deliver the right offer to the right customer at the right time. And that essentially comes down to two key elements: an offer and a traffic source.

it only takes 2 elements to start as an affiliate

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Offer: What you promote

In order to make money, you need to have something to market (i.e. to advertise).

That’s why the very first thing you absolutely need is the right offer. You can find them one by one on your own like in the old days. Or you can work like a pro and join a bunch of ad exchanges and affiliate networks to make the search a little bit easier.

But at the very beginning of every affiliate’s success story, there was a good offer they selected. So choose wisely. 

Traffic Source: Where you promote it

That offer of yours has to go somewhere. Be it Facebook, Google, or your girlfriend’s lifestyle blog. The better the match between the traffic source’s target audience and the contents of the offer you are promoting – the higher the chance that it will be a profitable deal.

That’s the basics of the basics.

Now, the tricky part is to sell your offer to the audience. And that’s where the landing page comes in.

Read more here.

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