So you’ve heard of affiliate marketing and you’ve decided that it might just be what you’ve been looking for. Seeing that you realize that in these shaky economic times with job security a major concern many people find themselves without an income and a career in the blink of an eye. So how do you as an average person with average resources ensure financial security?
You take responsibility for your own financial future, as frightening as it may sound it has become our reality. One of the easiest ways to do this is to start an online business, more specifically and affiliate marketing business. So, how can you do affiliate marketing without a website?
A legitimate question you might be asking, especially if you are a baby boomer without a 401K to look forward to and slightly on the technologically challenged side. How is it that you can make money online without having your own website?
You’ve discovered that affiliate marketing is simply commission selling online and you find the idea of earning commission online from hordes of faceless online customers far more appealing than having to knock on doors selling you products, besides you’ll cover far more ground online with 1000’s of prospective clients as opposed to walking down your neighborhood main road, to the huge enjoyment of the neighborhood dogs.
The easiest way to promote your affiliate product without a website is simply to send your prospects to the product sales page using your affiliate link, simple. But before you get excited, this is very risky because your link might get hijacked and you lose out on your commission, not nice! Reality, unfortunately, the next easiest way to for it is to cloak your affiliate URL, using a service like Viralurl.com, it’s free and you make it difficult for someone to steal your link and commission in the process.
In my opinion the most professional way to do affiliate marketing without your own website is to register an appropriate to your product domain name with an ISP like Godaddy.com e.g. if you selling widgets, register something like http://www.widgetsgalore.com so that it looks like you have something in common with the product. You would then go to your back office or control panel in Godaddy.com and using your affiliate link, the one you got from to affiliate program you are promoting you will redirect that link to your own domain name so that now instead of something looking like http://www.widget.com/affiliatexyz00089/joesoap007 your link looks like a legitimate website http://www.widgetsgalore.com and bonus, nobody can steal you commission.