How to Promote Affiliate Programs without a Blog
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How to Promote Affiliate Programs without a Blog

Many people assume that you have to have a blog to promote and make money online from affiliate programs but today we are here to nix that idea and show you how to promote affiliate programs without a blog. You can be successful in promoting affiliate programs as a means to make money online without even diving into creating a blog or website, here’s how:

Choose Products You Have Used or Like

To start out choose products that you have used or actually like, this creates passion behind the affiliate programs and in turn, allows you to increase revenue possibilities. When you choose products you have used or feel that you would like to use then the people you are trying to get a purchase from will hear the passion behind your promotion of the affiliate program and are more apt to click over to make that purchase.

Make Review Videos

With a Vimeo or YouTube account, you can start to make product review videos on items that you have used and found an affiliate program for. While this does require you to set up a video account on either platform, it doesn’t require you to have a blog setup to make money with affiliate programs. When you make review videos of affiliate program products you are showing that you know the product inside and out, which shows a level of professionalism behind promoting the affiliate program without a blog.

How to Promote Affiliate Programs without a Blog

Use Pinterest and Instagram

Setup a Pinterest and Instagram profile as a means to start promoting your chosen affiliate programs, both of these social networks are geared towards images and can help get you some exposure on the programs you’ve chosen to promote. Be creative with how you share images on Pinterest and Instagram, research popular hashtags for Instagram around the niche that your affiliate program falls under. With Pinterest, some affiliate programs have fantastic images you can utilise on this social network as a means to promote an affiliate program without a blog.

Partner up with List Owners

If you have connections to big number listed owners, meaning marketers that have a large email subscription list, partner up with them. Connect with marketers on the social network LinkedIn as a means to find people who may be interested in bartering with you to have you promote your affiliate program through their email list. Be certain to connect with list owners who have an email list that would actually benefit from promoting your affiliate program too.

There are many ways you can promote affiliate programs without a blog; you simply have to work a bit harder with a larger level of creativity. When you start to think outside of the box on methods that you can use to promote your affiliate programs and research methods online that have worked well for other successful affiliate marketing professionals then you will be one step closer to promoting affiliate programs without a blog and making money online.

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This article has 62 comments

  1. Margaret GALLAGHER

    Great reading
    Don’t have a blog -just love reading them for a wealth of information

  2. robin rue

    I have been thinking about getting into affiliate programs and had no idea I could do it without a blog. This is great to know.

  3. candy

    Affiliate programs has not been something I have done. I really want to read blogs that say something else and not about some products a company wants promoted. I see this more and more.

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      Thing is you don’t need to use them in that sense, I often use them when it comes to say Etsy where I buy a lot of things then include them in my Lately I’m Loving posts, no one’s asked me to include them, in fact I turn down companies who ask me to just join their affiliate programmes as I have no idea of the product and use them only for products I know and love.

  4. Jeanette

    OHH I love this idea! What a great way to still do what you love and not have over do it on the blog! I never thought about doing this one, but I will be now! Thank you!!

  5. Christy Maurer

    Pinterest is supposed to be very good for affiliate marketing. I’m just not good at it lol. I need to take the time to figure it out.

  6. Debra Hawkins

    I promote most of my affiliates on Facebook. It seems to be the place most people are and it is so easy to click from. It works pretty well for me, especially with the new add product feature on videos.

  7. Joanna

    I don’t know much about affiliate links I do try and remember thrm in blog posts but forget this post is helpful.

  8. Megan at Lush to Blush

    These are great tips. I use them in my blog, but for those without one I definitely hear of using Pinterest the most.

  9. Pam Wattenbarger

    Choosing products you stand behind is so important for affiliate marketing. I wouldn’t want to buy something that someone hadn’t even used.

  10. Destany

    I don’t know much about affiliate links, but choosing products that you have tested seems like a great starting off point! Seems that’s the best way to generate interest for just about everything.

  11. Ana De- Jesus

    It is true you don’t need a blog to do affiliate schemes but I think a blog is one of the most effective ways. A review video is a good shout though x

  12. My Teen Guide

    This is something new I learned today. I’ve been wanting to dip my feet in the affiliate program business but I don’t know how to start and if it would fit my blog niche. Thanks for the info on other ways to promote affiliate programs.

  13. Melanie

    Never thought about this. Pinterest and Instagram, I need to start looking at and must set up an account πŸ™‚ x

  14. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Thanks for these useful tips. I have not thought of affiliate programs before, but these are great ideas. I will use them.

  15. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I always thought you’d need a blog if you want to grow your Pinterest or join Affiliate programs. That’s good news! I would rather go this route because I am still not that adept at making videos.

  16. Jennifer G

    Affiliate marketing has always been really daunting and scary to me. This has showed me I can do it. I might give it a try thank to you.

  17. Claudia Krusch

    Pinterest and Instagram are a great resource for promoting. This is a great post. I will have to share it with my friends.

  18. Amanda

    There are some really great affiliate programs out there. I would love to look into ways to put more affiliate links into my popular Instagram posts.

  19. Rebecca Swenor

    This is indeed awesome information on promoting affiliate programs without a blog. I actually really don’t know to much about promoting for an affiliate without a blog. This would be a great way to make money. Thanks for sharing the information.

  20. Stephanie Merry

    I love these ideas, I use affiliate links within my blog but never thought of other ways I could use them x

  21. Jemma

    Thanks for some great tips, pinterest can be great for affiliate programs πŸ™‚

  22. joanna

    I am not familiar with affiliate programs as I haven’t started using them for my blog yet. It’s good to know that you can actually promote them and make an income even if you don’t have a blog. I think that youtube can be a great way of promoting links while having fun recording.

  23. Gemma Cook

    Really good read. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Clevery Simple

    I love that more companies are seeing the power of affiliate marketing and getting on board with their own program. I use affiliate links on my blog, but often forget to branch out.

  25. Lottie

    This is a really helpful post. I’ve never really understood affiliate programmes. Perhaps I will give it a go!

  26. Whatlauraloves

    What a great post! I would recommend sharing on social media if you don’t have a blog. Plenty of people are looking for bargains! xxx

  27. David Elliott

    As I am a blog I don’t exactly have to do the same things as here. But this does give myself ideas about how I can promote products I believe in multiple ways.

  28. shannon ritchie

    I have never used affiliate links on blog or on any social media! These are some great tips though and I hope to start using them in the near future!

  29. Hayley Warren

    This is great! I’ve never really thought about using affiliate links on social media, I just try to use the links on my blog. It’s definitely something to think about.

  30. Annie B

    I have some great relationships with Affiliate programs but had never considered this. I really need to work on my pinterest skills – I suck at that at present!

  31. Harriet from Toby & Roo

    Fab tips here, I’m really not a fan of affiliate programs at all – so I tend to just ignore them. I feel a bit more inspired to dig into them now! Thanks x

  32. Ashleigh

    Really good post Sarah. I currently don’t use any affiliate programs, but may look into them x

  33. Lindsey London Mumma (@londonmumma)

    I really need to up my pinterest game big time, it is such a useful and powerful tool, to help gain that exposure for your blog or business

  34. Emily Leary

    I have never explored the affiliate side of things. This gives me loads of ideas I hadn’t considered. Thanks!

  35. Chrishelle Ebner

    These are some great ideas for promotion, even if you do have a blog. I think I need to look into doing review videos, sounds like a winner.

  36. Wildish Jess

    I was sitting here thinking, yeah, how is that possible? Didn’t even think about videos!

  37. Diane Wareing

    I never even thought about this until now.
    Great advice.!

  38. Charlotte Cranny-Evans

    I would love to find out how you best communicate with companies asking for links or sponsored posts etc. I find they can be little demanding/rude and would love to know how you tackle this! Would like to start a blog myself but worried about the first few steps but your blogs are great and I love it πŸ™‚

    • Sarah-Louise Bailey

      To be honest I don’t really approach companies myself, unless I have seen a shout out from them via social media. On the whole I wait for people to come to me and while some really are quite rude and will say anything to bring your price down you do grow a thicker skin against it and learn to roll your eyes as they will be saying the same thing to everyone else just to try and get a cheap deal.

  39. ellen beck

    I didnt know you could do this. I remember some program where you earned from clocks and now the name slips my mind. I would love to make money without the blog and this is quite helpful.

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