Don’t have a website and not ready to create one? That’s not a huge challenge. Marketing products is a flexible business where you intently manipulate from one platform to another. Just like one can move from market A to B in order to sell, affiliate marketing is not far different from that. In this case, you will need to find people to buy what you are actually promoting and not anything else. For beginners or freshers, it may seem difficult but it’s not. To make one sale without using a website, count on the ability to build a community of followers within you and it’s what you should consider first before getting in to any affiliate program. Traffic!
The greatest advantage of digital marketing or affiliate marketing rather is that, you do not have to do the pricing, issue receipts or invoices or take charge of customer care services. It’s all done by the company which you promote it’s products.You could possibly find buyers on the internet who may even buy what you promote without communicating or asking you any questions because they are redirected to the landing pages when they click on a certain link you share on social media . So, how can you surely begin without having to create a website? There are so many ways to promote a product apart from using a website but we want to tackle just a few here. The commonest and easiest methods are;
1. Sharing direct links;- through social media either in posts or on people’s timelines as your target audience eg; You could share a link that redirects people to a sales page of say, a dress.
In this case, since all social media platforms consist of both males and females. The right audience for the product listed above should be mainly Females right? Reason being; they are the ones that product is made for and only females wear dresses so they become your target audience for the product.
2. Create a blog on Facebook(commonly regarded as Facebook page). A blog on Facebook is the cheapest and most relevant as it does not cost even a single cent to create and get it running. A blog will help you to draw closer the attention people who might be interested in what you promote. A good name for your blog matters alot when it comes to attracting people to your affiliate page. A page may tend to get more visitors through invites but it has to be backed up with a Facebook group so as to provide more traffic to the page. Facebook groups allow their approved members to add and post content consistently with appropriate links. This is where you can bring in your products as posts containing a link or links that direct buyers to the right pages.
3. Visit forum groups with your promotional items. Discussion forums are the best to place your links and are freely accessible. An example of these forums is Quora.com, a place where bloggers interact and learn from each other through sharing content. And one great thing you should know is that when you buy a product from your own affiliate link, you will still get a commission so that will be and added advantage to you. Recently, I made a transaction using my refferal link for one of the companies that I partner with and guess what! In three days time, I was sent the commission.
You are paid because the seller of he product may assume that may be you helped your referral to buy on their behalf which at times is true. So, one can easily buy bearing in mind that there will be a payback commission for them but I don’t recommend that you do it consequently if you do, there could be an action taken against it.
How to promote on Quora
Usually, bloggers meet on Quora.com everyday and have the ability to meet new people follow their blogs, and also share ideas by writing to one another within the platform. Quora makes it easier for one to create a personal account and get followers who like what they do on this website. They can create and answer polls from other bloggers too.
In order to make a huge sales, a reasonable number of followers has to be attained on Quora. That means you have to be more active and committed here just like you would be on your website or blog. Once there are followers you will be able to create your product listings though it has to be non physical products because they are easier to sell. Now, when you are logged in, you will have to answer people’s questions/polls and here you can answer questions with great content containing links pointed to the product.