With the progress of technology, when it comes to the computer and the internet, affiliate marketing has quickly become one of the most profitable businesses that can be started on a small budget. It can be done by anyone with a small amount of computer literacy and knowing how to effectively search the internet. A website does come in handy to an aspiring affiliate marketer, however, making a website can be a scary task to anyone who does not have any programing or technical knowledge about making a website. This will definitely deter many beginners from moving forward with their affiliate marketing venture.
Did you know that an affiliate marketing business can be started without a website? The internet has progressed so quickly and now there are so many free online tools to assist an affiliate marketer to start an affiliate marketing business without building a website. We will talk about a few of these strategies in this article.
1. YouTube marketing. YouTube is a channel that can be used to post your videos for free. You can make simple two- to three-minute videos about the affiliate product that you are promoting and post it on YouTube. There is free software on the internet that you would be able to use to make your videos. Camtasia is one of the more popular software products that is available for making videos and it has a 30 day free trial. Videos, rather than a website, are an easier way to promote your products on the internet which is one of the many advantages of YouTube.
2. Twitter. Create a free account on Twitter and follow others who are in the same field as the product or service you are marketing. Whenever you post an article on an article directory or on Facebook, tweet it to your followers. If you come across an excellent article or video that is in the same field of your business, tweet that also to your followers. Just remember that the content in which you are tweeting should be of stellar quality to get others to follow you back.
3. Article Directories. Create a free account on most of the popular article directories such as EzineArticles.com, ArticlesBase.com and StreetArticles.com and write compelling articles about information related to the products or services you are promoting. In the resource box, you could link back to your affiliate offer and allure potential customers to click on it by offering a free bonus or a free e-book related to the niche. Some article directories do not allow you to link directly to the affiliate page. If this is the case, you could create a free blog at blogger.com and use it in the resource box.
4. PDF sites. Create a free account on Docstoc.com, Scribd.com, or YUDU.com and post articles with your affiliate offer in the article. These sites rank quite high in Google and it is another advantage of using PDF sites and a good way to get good use out of your articles.
There are many more strategies to use when starting an affiliate marketing business without a website. These methods require no start-up fees at all and would only require your time. Make sure you stick with it until you see some results. Consistency is very important in building a lucrative affiliate marketing business.