In this article I will talk about ways to do ClickBank Affiliate Marketing without a website. Even though we will be talking mainly about ClickBank, the methods discussed in this article work well with just about any other affiliate program.
There are many ways to do ClickBank affiliate marketing without a website. Website designing or development is a major hinderance for most people who think it is too technical. Though this was true before, it has now become very easy and will become even easier in years to come.
On the other hand, you might just be too lazy to do it and would rather work on methods that won’t take up a lot of time. Right off the bat, let me state that I highly recommend that you have some sort of web presence especially if you want to do affiliate marketing long term.
I also understand that your need to do affiliate marketing without a website may not be linked to any of the reasons I have stated above but simply due to the fact that you just can’t afford it right now and would love to get started without one.
Most affiliate networks would require you to have a website but there are ways around that. I wrote about it in this article:
Check out my other articles on Affiliate Marketing:
- How to Start Affiliate Marketing for Beginners
- Path to Affiliate Success
- 6 Free Ways to Promote ClickBank Products Without a Website
Now to get into the 5 ways that you can promote ClickBank products without a website.
YouTube offers a great opportunity to promote affiliate offers. I say this for a number of reasons. I’ll list them below.
Low Barrier of Entry
YouTube has a low barrier to entry. All you need is a Gmail account in order to create a YouTube account and, just like that, you have your very own platform from which to promote your content. You don’t need any money to start.
People are Afraid to go on Camera
A lot of people are not comfortable enough to get in front of the camera and record themselves. This presents an opportunity for you if you are able to overcome this fear of the camera and start creating content.
This fear is quite natural and is closely related to one of the number one fears that people have which is speaking in public. The truth of the matter is that few people are naturally comfortable with doing this. The majority of us have to work at it.
If and when you do overcome this fear, the payoff down the road is huge. You will be able take advantage of a space where few people are willing to venture into hence the levels of competition won’t be as high.
Your first content is most likely going to be cringe worthy, but, the more you do it, the better your become. I still cringe when I view my first YouTube videos. I’m glad I stuck through it and my skills, though not perfect, have since grown.
I’m still growing and know that there is still a lot of room for even more growth.
If all I’ve said still hasn’t convinced you, there are other ways of creating video content without necessarily being in front of the camera. I’ll go through a few of them here.
This method works very well with instructional videos and slide show presentations. All you need to do is to create a PowerPoint presentation and go through it while recording your voice over it. You then use screen capture software to record your screen while you record and boom, you have a video.
This is how I have done and still do a lot of my videos up to this point. I use OBS Studio to record my screen. It runs on Windows, iOS and Linux so it’s quite a versatile piece of software.
Unpacking and Hands Only Videos
Another way for camera shy people to create great content is to do hands only videos where you use a phone or camera to record your hands as you walk your viewers through something. This method works well for instructional videos or product unpacking videos.
Unpacking videos are usually used by product reviewers who either buy products to review on their channels or are given products by companies so they do a review video on.
Using Creative Commons
People Are too Lazy to Create Content Consistently
YouTube rewards consistency. In the early stages of running a YouTube Channel, you will not get significant amounts of traffic. What you need to do to start getting video views is be consistent. You don’t necessarily have to post videos daily. You need to have a set schedule that you stick to and YouTube will start showing your videos to more people.
Most people are too lazy to create content consistently and this provides you with a great opportunity to start growing your YouTube channel if you are willing to put in the work.
When you create video content on YouTube, use the video description section to promote your affiliate offer. I’ll say it out right away that the more content you create, the better the chances of your link being clicked on.
That’s a gentle hint to say that you might find it beneficial to create and post content more frequently 😉.
If you want to know how to research and create compelling video content, read my article below:
The ease with which you can create video content now is like at no other time before. A lot of phones are able to shoot high quality video and you can download some apps off app stores to edit your video. The barrier really has been lowered.
And finally, because video content is easier to consume than text, you will easily grow your following and drive traffic to your affiliate offers if you are consistent enough.
Facebook groups are a great way to build a community around a passion. When you are starting out in affiliate marketing, it is best to stick to promoting products to a single niche then adding other products as your skill set improves.
When you create and grow this community, you have a platform where you can promote your affiliate offer. Do this wisely though as you do not want to over-promote your affiliate offers to this group.
Make sure that you always offer great content then monetize after every 8 informative posts. Follow the 80/20 rule. You need to always remember that the number one reason people come on Social Media is for entertainment and, in this case, to socialise with like-minded people.
Make it such that you build a healthy, happy community so that when you do promote a product, people don’t feel as if they are being taken for what they’re worth. Always think “value, value, value” and you will be able to quite easily monetise when the need arises.
I am falling more and more in love with Pinterest as a traffic source the more I learn about it and implement the various strategies that I’m finding out about. I look at it from the perspective of blogging but you can use this method to drive offers o affiliate products as well.
I’ll admit that for many years, I never really understood what Pinterest was and how it worked. I’ve had a Pinterest account for around 4 to 5 years now which I rarely ever used. This changed slightly when I was preparing for a presentation on Social Media Marketing.
As I was doing the research, I discovered that after Facebook, Pinterest, not Twitter, Instagram or YouTube was the second most used Social Media platform in my nation. This came as somewhat of a shocker to me.
It was the beginning of my journey into discovering what this platform was all about.
Pinterest is a mush-up of a search engine and social bookmarking site. It is the world’s largest image search engine. You need to understand SEO to some degree in order to benefit on organic methods of driving traffic.
There are other ways which you can use to get quicker results but these methods require you to pay a small amount of money for automation tools. In this article, however, I am only talking about free methods that you can implement to get up and running.
To get the best out of Pinterest as a traffic source, you need to first of all convert your account to a business account. This is a pretty straight forward method which you can implement within minutes. Simply do a Google search to find out how you can do this.
Does this mean you can’t drive traffic to your website or blog with your personal Pinterest account? Well, technically, you can, but there is one major benefit that you get from your business account. You are able to create rich pins.
Rich posts are basically pins that have high SEO value. They help you better optimise your content on Pinterest while at the same time providing backlinks to your website which also helps your content rank well on Google as well.
For the free method, you create pins relevant to the affiliate links that you will be promoting. To do this more effectively, do search analysis for keyword terms related to the product you are promoting. If you want an in depth walk through on search analysis check out my article below:
It will show you the exact method that I use to get ideas for the content that I create. It will give you a good idea of what people are searching for online. The article walks you through how I use Google’s suggestion tool to find great keywords.
You can use the exact same process on Pinterest as well. Create your pins to match with the keywords you have uncovered. I would suggest that you pin between 3 and 5 times per day. Pinterest has a scheduler that allows you to schedule the time and day that you want your pin to go out.
Set aside about 2 to 3 hours on a Sunday or any other day convenient to you when you can create and schedule your pins. This frees you up to do other tasks during the course of the week to move your business forward.
I use www.canva.com. It’s a free online based graphics design software that you can use to create many designs.
You have the ability to create boards in Pinterest. These boards can represent different categories within your chosen niche. My boards, for example, match the different categories on this blog. I populate each blog with different pins that I schedule out over time.
There are many other methods that you can use to drive traffic from Pinterest but if you do this one method, you will begin to see some pretty good results early on.
Instagram is a great platform that you can use to drive traffic to your affiliate offers. You can either build your own community over time which you can promote to or you can use other people’s communities. I’ll cover both methods briefly.
Building Your Own Community
The first thing you need to do when building your own following on Instagram is to decide which niche you are going for. As stated earlier on n this article, it’s best to promote affiliate offers in the same niche. Once you have built your experience up, you can then consider entering other niches.
The next thing you need to do is come up with a name for your page. The best way to do this is by thinking up a niche specific channel name. If, for example, you are in the weight loss niche, you could consider naming your channel Lose_Weight_Now.
This will help people know what exactly your channel is about. Start posting content to your channel and utilise hash tags to help people find your content on Instagram.
The other way to get traffic from Instagram is to reach out to owners of existing channels and ask them to do a shout out for you. A shout out is when a channel owner posts your offer to their following.
These usually cost money and how much you pay depends on the size and engagement on the channel. Instead of paying, offer to share revenue 50/50 on any sales that you make from the shout out.
A lot of channel owners will most likely turn you down but persistence is key with this approach. You will soon find a few who will agree to your offer. To improve your chances, target mainly small channels with fewer followers first.
They will most likely be more open to that kind of offer as they most likely won’t be getting many or any paid shout outs.
That’s it for this article where I show you 4 ways to do ClickBank Affiliate Marketing without a website. I hope this article helps you as you embark on this affiliate marketing journey.