Do You Need A Website To Do Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing can be a minefield if you don’t know what you’re doing. And one question I am asked on a regular basis isDo I need a website for Affiliate Marketing?”

The answer is no you don’t have to have your own website for affiliate marketing. However, having said that, I do recommend you have one. You can get a free affiliate website HERE

We will shortly be discussing the many methods to promote your affiliate marketing business without a website. However, by far the simplest approach is with an affiliate website that is full of  great content.

Your website doesn’t have to cost the earth either to appeal to potential buyers searching for the same products you are promoting.

Some of the advantages of having your own website are;

1. Worldwide Marketing

By having your own website, you are online 24/7 and visible throughout the entire world.

It means you can market to not just the potential customers in your own country, or even your own continent, but possibly to any country in the world. This of course steps up your marketing strategy considerably.

2. Save Money on Advertising

With your own website, you won’t have to pay out for a third party to advertise on their site, you can use your own website.

This will reduce your expenses for advertising, allowing you more flexibility on what you can and can’t advertise and give you more money to use elsewhere in your business.

3. Gain More Customers with a Website

Reaching more customers is achievable with your own website. You can promote directly to your own niche who will learn to trust you and your website.

Your customers will become familiar with your content and look forward to reading what you write.

They will recommend you to their friends and colleagues who can look you up straight through your affiliate website.

4. Easily Accessible for Your Customers

Your affiliate website makes it accessible for customers to read your content time and again.

Once you gain a following whether it’s through social media channels or through your email subscribers, your customers will know where to locate you and your content.

If a potential customer wants to find you online, having your own website for your business makes that possible.

An affiliate website makes you accessible to your customers

An affiliate website makes you more accessible to your customers

5. Building an Authority Website

What is an authority website? It is a high-quality website that is likewise a moneymaking business, receives a large amount of traffic every day, and includes the right quantity of inbound and outbound links.

An authority site links to alternative high-quality websites. This isn’t spammy of course because you do not put links into your content just to make a sale. An authority website is a resource for establishing a passive income without selling a physical product.

Building an authority site for your business cuts out the middle man. There’s no requirement to search online for large authority sites to include your content. You can take advantage of your own authority site, income streams, SEO strategies and keywords.

The advantages of having your own authority website is it saves you a considerable amount of time, energy and money.

Your own advertising will be looked at by more readers, helping you climb the search engine ranks.

And if you work hard at building your website into an authority in its own niche, it will provide you with an excellent income on a regular basis.


Affiliate Marketing Without A Website


Despite the many advantages of having an affiliate website, some choose to do affiliate marketing without one. There are ways you can promote your affiliate links without having your own website.

Affiliate Marketing Strategies You Can Use Without Your Own Website

Promote affiliate links through social media 
Some prefer to use social platforms that enable you to apply your affiliate links. You can link to the products you are promoting with the hope of producing a sale.
Social media has become more available for marketers using affiliate links due to the new approaches secured by the leading social media channels to encourage businesses to grow.
Commenting on blogs
Some add their link at the bottom of  comments or within it, directing potential purchasers to the product. You have to make sure you’re doing this without spamming blog pages.
You must ensure your product is something that the readers will be interested in, and is in line with what the blog had formerly discussed.
Write an ebook 
If you add your links in the ebook then you can sell it or give it away in a promotion. The book doesn’t have to be a large one, but if it’s extremely informative, then you may make several sales.
Send your customers an email 
If you have a customer list then you can mail them content about your business and add your affiliate links into the content without spamming.
Having a subscriber email list will increase your sales and let customers know what you are doing aswell as providing practical information that helps them in their own business.
Join content websites that allow you to post and share your content
These sites promote your content to their own customers giving you a combined customer base.
You could add your affiliate links within your content, but don’t spam or your content will be taken down. There are more and more sites offering this service so a brief search online will find you a site suitable for your niche.
Write Pay Per Click ads on Facebook or LinkedIn
paying for PPC ads is an effective method to drive customers to your affiliate links. It’s straight to the point and you only pay when someone clicks on your ad.
Guest post on high authority websites 
By doing this your content could be far reaching is if the website has very high authority, giving you plenty of possibilities of making a sale. Guest posting is growing more popular with sites set up exclusively for guest posting only.




10 thoughts on “Do You Need A Website To Do Affiliate Marketing?”

  1. Affiliate marketing is a very nice online business to do but it requires you to make your own findings about how best you want to go about it, I have my own website that I use for work, I mean affiliate marketing. It’s good to read through this article, knowing that you don’t necessarily need a website for affiliate marketing is good.

  2. Over the years i have seen people put up lectures or webinars with tags like ” How to making money as a Affiliate marketer without the need of a website” and i must tell most of them don’t really end well even if it doesn’t the student aren’t able to maximize  their affiliate  income.. 

    For me, I would say a website is of great importance for an affiliate marketer as you said a website is your connection to the world twenty-four/seven.

    1. Hi there,

      Yes, I think you can make money without a website, however I believe your income as an affiliate marketer with a website can, over time, become a potentially bigger and more sustainable source of income.

  3. Thank you

    What a great article and I found it so informative with lots of useful information. I personally joined wealthy affiliate as I wanted help with doing my website from people who could help me and give me the training necessary which for me is so useful. I also feel that those who which to give affiliate marketing a try then doing it without a website gives them the opportunity to do that and start to build up their social links. I think then people would feel better at taking the leap to their own website. 

    I think that the information that you have provided will give people the choice to see what is the best way for them to do affiliate marketing. A number of people would never have thought of any of this. 

    Great information 

    Thank you again

    1. Hi Imelda,

      You have chosen a great platform to learn how to create your website business and to make money with affiliate marketing. It is a choice of course whether to go with a website or simply to post links in appropriate places. However, I really think you are in a much stronger position with a website. Thanks for your comment.

  4. Well, I don’t think that it is really compulsory to have a website to be able to get involved in affiliate marketing but it is very nice to see that you can do this. I believe however that having a website means that a person can have more reach in his own business and that’s why it is essential to have a website.

    1. Hi Suz,

      Yes there are huge advantages to having your own website, I really believe it is a much better way to build a sustainable online income. Thanks for your comment.

  5. Hello Ray, thanks for the very clever information about affiliate marketing and j really feel should make my move now that I have got so much that I stand to gain from affiliate marketing and I’m glad about it. I have been gathering information about it and now that I feel I’ve got enough, I will make move to open my own site

    1. Hi Justin,

      I really believe that there has never been a better time to start your own online business. Affiliate marketing is a proven business model, so it makes sense to pursue it. A website provides an online presence and helps build your brand, so I absolutely recommend it. Good luck with your new online business, and thanks for commenting.

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