Do you want to make cash thru the web but you don't have enough experience or capital to launch your own online business? You don't have to worry, for plenty of online marketing options exist for you to begin with. One of these options, and shall I say the best, is affiliate marketing.
Affiliate internet marketing provides first time web marketers like you the opportunity to market something online even without having your own product to sell. All you have got to do is to enroll with an affiliate selling programme, which is mostly owned by an internet merchant or retailer, and start picking the products you wish to promote. As an affiliate, you are paid by the merchant for your services on a commission basis, that is when you have directed a visitor to the merchant's site and the visitor basically buys something.
Becoming an affiliate in an affiliate promoting program is sometimes quick and easy, and for most affiliate programs, enrolling is also free. But in spite of these and all the benefits being promised by affiliate programs, many people are still nervous to get into affiliate promoting. One reason why a lot of people remain hesitant is the absence of an internet site to start promoting his affiliate products with. This now leads us to the question of whether a website is needed or obligatory in affiliate promoting or not.
Many people say that one can do affiliate selling even in the absence of a website to start with. In fact one can really start promoting and marketing his affiliate products even without a website ; and there exist plenty of ways on how this may be done. Actually many affiliate marketing strategies that leads to success can exist without actually wanting a website. Among these systems are e-mail selling, offline promotions, writing e-books, writing ezines and entering into online discussions like forums, chats, bulletin boards and others.
Email marketing, or maintaining email lists, is really the most popular affiliate advertising strategy that doesn't need the affiliate to maintain a website. In this affiliate advertising strategy, what you fundamentally do is maintain a listing of the email ads of your prospective patrons and provide them with articles that are important with the affiliate products and programs you're pushing. Articles that you provide your contacts with needn't always be promotional, for many individuals find such types of e-mail upsetting. Rather, it would be better if you provide them with something informative and just add small text ads that link to your merchant's site.
There are lots of ways on how you can promote your affiliate products offline. Among the common medium used for such promotions are classifieds, brochures and flyers. Classified ads would generally work better compared to the other 2 because classified adverts in periodicals frequently get a wider audience.
*Writing Free electronic books
If you've a knack in writing, writing an e-book can be the best way to promote your affiliate products with a lack of an actual internet site. As in emails and newsletters, your audience would better appreciate your electronic book if it's not too promotional but instead informative. Be sure Nonetheless, to make the contents of your e-books relative to the actual affiliate products you're marketing. And just like in e-mail marketing, you can just place text adverts or banners somewhere close to the end of your electronic book that links to the merchant's site.
*Writing Free Ezines
Ezines are publications or articles that try to inform individuals about a particular topic. If you don't have a site and yet need to be an affiliate, you can well use ezines to push your affiliate products or to insert links to your merchant's site. If you have got a web site, your ezine article may actually work best as content for your internet site. But since you have got no web site, you can just submit your free ezine articles to various internet sites that hosts ezines, like goarticles.com, ezinearticles.com and others.
*Online talks ( Forums, Chats, Bulletin boards, and so on. )
With or without an internet site, you simply can't ignore online talks because they're great places for selling your affiliate products. In chats, forums, message boards and conversation boards with topics related to your products, you can find folks who might be interested with the products you're promoting.
With all of these strategies, it may seem that one really doesn't need to have a website to start marketing his affiliate products and promoting his affiliate programs. Well, beginning in an affiliate program without an internet site might be simple, but getting successful in affiliate selling without a domain is another thing. While one can essentially gain big success in affiliate marketing even without the presence of a site, it is a rare example that "newbies" like you can reach the same levels of success.
Having a site is not truly a pre-requisite in entering into an affiliate programme, unless otherwise the program owner would require you to have one. But while this is so, I would still endorse that you have got for yourself a website, if not now, then maybe at a future point. Having a website creates a large amount of advantages in affiliate promoting. For one, it provides you a place where you can creatively promote not only one of your affiliate products but all of your affiliate products. With a domain, you may publicize your affiliate products to a broader market.