With the help of the internet, a good number of people are making tons of cool money with affiliate marketing. This is a popular online business model that means earning commissions by promoting other people’s products and services. How does it work?
The first thing you have to do is, looking for a product that is salable, and you can strike a deal with the owners of the product. In most cases, you are given a unique link to use in promoting these products and services.
When a sale is made via your link… you get paid a commission. However, the common way people promote affiliate products and services is via a review-type website. These review-type sites usually have review articles and articles comparing 2 competing products or services.
So when a visitor clicks an affiliate link on the article or review site and makes a purchase through the link, you get a commission.
So the question is…is it possible to make money with affiliate marketing without a website?
The answer is yes. It is 100% possible.
…With the use of email marketing. Email marketing is the use of email to market people to make an action (in our case, to make a sale). See how Wikipedia defines it…definition of email marketing.
Generally, to make money with affiliate marketing via email marketing, you first get the visitor or prospect on your email list…then you persuade them to make purchases via email messages. Your affiliate links to the products or services you promote will be placed directly in the emails you send.
Here Is A Step By Step Action Plan For Earning With Affiliate Marketing Without A Website
Pick A Profitable Niche
I am sure you have heard about profitable niches. These are topics where people spend money to solve problems or get pleasure. So the first thing is to find a profitable niche for list building.
A profitable niche always refers to a pocket of people who have a common interest or have a common problem they want to be solved. The best thing for you to do is research what people really want. This will give you an idea of what you can sell to them.
Build A Squeeze Page
Have you seen websites where you are asked to give your email address in order to download a free ebook (or something)? They are called squeeze pages. A squeeze page is a page built for one thing only. To get the email address of a subscriber. Usually, a free gift is given to the subscriber to get them to sign up.
The free gift could be an ebook, software, tool, video training, or anything valuable to the subscriber. The best tool for creating squeeze pages is FunnelKit. But you can create squeeze pages using many other services like Lead Pages and other tools. You need this to build an email list.
Connect Your Email Marketing Service
You can’t do email marketing or build a list without a way to manage, segment, and send emails to your subscribers. There are many email marketing tools and services available …but I use and recommend ConvertKit
With ConvertKit, you will learn how to create your first campaign, a squeeze page with the autoresponder, web form, and other things you need to know. You will use this email marketing service to collect email addresses, deliver the free gift and send emails to your subscribers.
Build Traffic To Your Squeeze Page
To get subscribers you need to drive traffic to your squeeze page. Since you don’t have a website, you will need to go out and drive traffic actively.
This can be done using …
YouTube marketing (video marketing)
Social media advertising
As you build traffic to your squeeze page you will get subscribers on your email list.
Build A Relationship With Subscribers
This is a very important step. Without building a relationship and getting your subscribers to know, like, and trust you, they will not buy what you recommend.
So how do you build trust?
Well, you do it the same way you build trust with people offline.
Converse with subscribers
Ask them to mail you…then you reply back
Help them for free
Show them you are human by using your personality in your emails
Say and discuss stuff they relate with
When you do all these things in your email, your subscribers will know, like, and trust you.
This is where the money rolls in. This is where you recommend paid tools, products, and services your subscribers can use to achieve their goals. The last part of the sentence above is very important. We all know you want to make money. I do too.
But to make money and still keep the trust of your subscribers (so they can buy again from you in the future) only recommend good products and services that will help them achieve their own goals.
Read that again.
Whatever you recommend should help them achieve their goals…not your goal.
Some people recommend you only promote products and services you have used or would use.
I totally agree with them.
But whatever the case, make sure you don’t recommend stuff that will make your subscribers think you don’t care about them.
Don’t recommend bad products and services just for the sake of making money.
Don’t assume your subscribers are walking ATM machines.
Your subscribers are people like you.
They have desires, problems, needs, goals, and dreams.
If you treat them well and recommend products and services that align with their desires, problems, needs, goals, and dreams, you will make money for a long time.
So that’s a short blueprint for making money with affiliate marketing without a website.
Of course, you can still build review-type sites alongside your squeeze pages so as to increases your revenue.
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