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Four Ways To Get Started In Affiliate Marketing (With Or Without A Website Of Your Own)...

I often get asked if it's possible to get started and actually make money as an affiliate marketer without having a website.

You sure can, and in today's article we'll look at 4 ways you can get started today without a website of your own, or 4 additional marketing strategies you can use in addition to promoting products from your website to increase your affiliate profits.

Let's get started...

Your own website, so the story goes, is your headquarters in cyberspace. It’s your very own digital store where you can lead your potential customers and where you offer your products and services for sale.

Though it’s true that having your own website can be a huge benefit in achieving success on the Internet, a website is not essential to online success, particularly when it comes to affiliate marketing. 

Yes, you can make a living online as an affiliate, even if you do not have the benefit of your own website!

How is this possible? How can this be done? 

Read on as we discuss alternative strategies that will allow you to make the most of your affiliate marketing campaigns without having to create your own website, at least while you are starting out.

As you have seen, you can earn some fairly generous commissions for every successful sale you manage to refer to one of our coaching programs. 

Your task is merely to pre-sell our courses and get the prospect to click through to our website. The sales page, our follow up systems, and our after sales services will take care of everything else.

Again, all you have to do is refer people to us and we take care of all the rest. Marketing our courses without the benefit of a website means you have to carefully promote your affiliate link in a variety of ways. 

This can be done using the following techniques:

Article Marketing

Articles are a great way of generating both short term and long term traffic through your affiliate link to our website. This one strategy alone could earn you a fortune if applied correctly...

Article directories allow you a to use a 'resource box' at the end of your submission, where you can make an offer to your readers and encourage them to visit any link of your choice. 

Now, you have to remember that most article directories do not allow affiliate links in the body of the article itself, but some do allow affiliate links in the resource box. 

If you are going to use this strategy, confirm with the directory that it's OK to put your affiliate link in the resource box. However, I have a warning for you...

Warning: In most cases, even if affiliate links are allowed by the directory, readers of your article will not knowingly click on a link that is obviously going to generate you a potential commission. It's human nature I guess, so you have to allow for this.

Something else to consider is that other publishers who source content from the article directories won't want to distribute your article if it contains obvious affiliate links either (or they may use it, but they could change the affiliate link to their own), so you need to disguise the fact that it's an affiliate link somehow.

You can do this with link cloaking software, or if you don't currently have a website of your own and you would like to seriously promote our coaching products using article marketing (by seriously I mean you are going to write and submit several articles, not just one or two), let me know and I'll create your own special landing page on our website where you can direct people from your articles.

This will give you a direct link to our website that's already encoded with your affiliate link. You can promote that link anywhere you like and nobody will ever know it's an affiliate link. 

That way the article directories will be happy to accept your articles for publication and every reader who clicks through to our site will be branded with your affiliate 'cookie'.

If they eventually purchase one of our products, you'll be credited with the sale.

The best place I've found for getting results from articles is to submit them to http://ezinearticles.com followed by http://goarticles.com

And if you do have a website, use this article marketing strategy to drive visitors to your own site and then send them on to us.

Forum Marketing

Online communities, or forums, are also great channels where you could promote your affiliate links. 

Membership in many forums gives you a signature box where you could advertise your links. If you do it right, you can use this space to advertise your affiliate link to our site. 

For every post you make to the forum, your signature box will appear. Post a thousand messages, and you’ll have a thousand pages advertising your affiliate links! 

Want to know the forums which are relevant to trading?

 Use the tool at www.link-advantage.com/search to find the appropriate online community.

Again, if you are going to actively promote our courses using Forums Marketing and you want to disguise your affiliate link (which you should), let me know and I'll create a landing page on our website for you so nobody knows you are promoting an affiliate link in your forum posts.

Create A Free Blogger.com Blog

By setting up a free Blog at Blogger.com, you can begin marketing our courses as soon as today. Blogger.com hosts your Blog for you and all you have to do is create an account and start posting. 

As long as you have time to post regularly (every day is best, even twice a day if you can) you will start to generate some traffic fairly quickly and by including your affiliate link at the end of your posts you could drive some highly targeted visitors to our website.

The more visitors you send us, the more you'll earn...and search engines just LOVE Blogs. They rank them well when they are focused on a topic and you can get found in Google and Yahoo quite easily if you post often enough and use keywords in your posts that people are searching for in your posts.

And for some Free Tutorials on setting up your Blogger Account, visit Learning Blogger for free videos and more to get you off to a great start.

By doing some research and then Blogging regularly you could become a well known expert in the trading market and start to brand yourself with your blog. The sky really is the limit here...

Advertise In Ezines

This may cost you some cash (but marketing after all is merely a cost of doing business) as most Ezines these days charge for advertising space. Nonetheless, you could expose your affiliate link to a large number of highly targeted prospects using this approach. 

Imagine if the Ezine your ad goes into is sent out to a list of 10,000 people. You’d immediately be able to reach up to 10,000 quality leads with one advertisement. 

Of course, many list members will not open the email message containing your advertisement (you know how it is these days, we all get so many emails, who's got time to read them all) so you may only have 10% to 30% of the total list who will actually see your ad, but if it's a highly targeted Ezine, you could do very well with this strategy.

One of the best places to find targeted ezines is to do a Google search for "futures trading newsletter", "emini trading newsletter" or "futures trading ezine" and you'll find plenty more.

Again, you don’t need a website. Simply use your affiliate link in your ads (after disguising it of course).

Not having your own website is not going to be a bar to online success. All you need to do is take action, test and try things, and eventually you will succeed. 

The first three strategies here can be accomplished without spending a single cent, while the third one will cost you a few dollars to test. 

If you do not have the financial resources to register a domain or to subscribe to a web hosting service, you can still achieve success with affiliate marketing. 

Promoting your affiliate links can be done without any cost if you have a few hours to visit forums and the time and ability to write and distribute your articles.

And of course if you do have a website, you can use these 4 strategies to drive many more visitors to your own site and then you can send them on to us.

If you need help in setting any of this up, please let me know by using this form and I'll do everything I can to help.

That's all for today. In our next update, we'll look more closely at article marketing because it is one of your most valuable tools in your quest to become a super affiliate.

Until next time,

Warmest regards,

Sam

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