Promoting Affiliate Links Without a Website (Part I)

No website? No problem, you can still be an affiliate marketer.

Can one be an affiliate without a website? If yes, how can website-less affiliate marketing be done?

This famous question is answered in this article. You will not only have the answer to the question, but also plenty of examples to get your creative juices going.

One of the most frequently asked questions about this sector is whether one can “do” affiliate marketing without a website.

The answer is yes.

While you might be wondering if it’s possible to be an affiliate marketer without a website, there are critical things before the specific scenarios of how you can be one.

Since numerous affiliate program managers will want to look at an online place that shows how you will advertise their business, having a one-page website is always better than having nothing.

Second, before you spend your effort, time, and possibly money on marketing a service, brand, or product, always review the respective affiliate program’s rules and policies. Better find out that something is a no-no before you’ve invested your money and energy doing an unwanted activity.

Now, let’s go over the ways in which you can make money with affiliate marketing relationships without a website. 

Email Marketing

Regardless of if you have a small list of friends and family’s email addresses or have a full-blown opt-in email list of a targeted audience(s) — organized by verticals, interests, or specific demographic data — email marketing can be powerful when married with affiliate marketing.

Here’s an example: each Q4, right at the start of it, your daughter’s school sends out an email to parents, encouraging them to shop for gifts at a couple of online stores. They are being transparent by saying that a part of every order will be automatically credited to the school’s account and used for the improvement of your kids’ school experience. They don’t do this through their website but are a real email affiliate.