Can You Do Affiliate Marketing Without Website – Why Not Read On And Find Out?


After joining Wealthy Affiliate, which to me is the best platform for Affiliate Marketing, I decided that I would look and see what answers I could find on the question of – Can you do affiliate marketing without website.

It appears that there are actually a few different ways in which you can do affiliate marketing without having the need for a website and below I am going to introduce you to four of the ways I found.

The Methods Available

Listed below are the four ways that I am going to provide you with more information on.

  1. Discussion Communities that are online.
  2. Writing eBooks.
  3. Sending of emails.
  4. Articles

You may aready have some knowledge of the ways in how you are able to market products using affiliate marketing and not having the need for your own website.

You are able to write eBooks  which can have affiliate links embedded in them; when you are sending your emails you can put affiliate links in the body of your text. Why not join discussion boards, blogs and even forums and post affiliate links in their community discussions as well as being able to write articles on websites that also have user-generated subject matter.

 Method Number 1

Discussion Communities that are Online

Your main aim is to find communities online which are suitable with the affiliate you have chosen to advertise. These can be chat rooms, discussion boards, blogs or even forums.

You can do this by performing a search on places like Google and making use of keywords like “discussion boards” along with the type of affiliate you have chosen, i.e. such as if you are promoting books you could look for “book forums” or even “eBook forums”.

A good idea which may also be able to help you increase your affiliate income would be to take part in the online communities as members will then start to look on you as being a trusted and active presence on the websites. As well as negotiating your own discussions regarding subjects relevant to what you are using the affiliate links to promote you could also engage in the discussions as well as participating either daily or weekly on events online.

As there are online communities who will maybe ban affiliate links or look on them as being advertising spam, it is very important to always make sure that you study the member policies of all community websites as this will also allow you make sure that you can post your affiliate links on these sites.

It is also important that you also check your own accounts settings on the websites because, sometimes if you are part of a forum or discussion group which asks you to sign up for an account but you may be able to post your affiliate links into such a thing as a signature box, then every time you either write a post or a reply on the website your signature box will always be displayed.

Method Number 2

Writing eBooks

When making the choice to go down the line of writing eBooks, it is certainly wise to pick a subject that also ties in with your affiliates. An example of this would be like if you are working with an affiliate that perhaps sells kindles, then you could write an eBook on the different versions there are available to the public. Therefore, please make sure that you go for a subject you know a lot about, as there is the chance that you could increase your earnings from the affiliates, especially if the readers are going to gain any value from all the information you have provided to them.

As well as using pictures and affiliate banners throughout your eBook, you also have to opportunity to pick sections of your eBook and then embed you affiliate links into it. So if you maybe have an eBook on exercise it would be a good idea to write about how important it is to wear the correct footwear while you are working out. You could then pick a specific make of shoe for working out to suggest to readers and then embed your affiliate link.

By using affiliate links in both pictures and banners, you could certainly visually enhance how your eBook information is presented to everyone.

Method Number 3

Sending of emails

If you are planning on using the sending of emails, it is important to note that your readers will be more likely to click on any affiliate links that have been put into an article and contain data which is going to be of benefit to them, rather than clicking on a link in a promotional email which has been purely used just for advertising. So therefore, it is wise to make your feature all about the affiliate products you are planning to promote.

Always make sure that you insert affiliate links within the content of the article, so if you are marketing something such as playstation4 games or even the playstation4, you could write your article on the different types of sports games which are available and you can then place the affiliate links for each of the games under their appropriate headings.

The customers that you have could be a mixture of  both actual clients, family, friends and even members of any online communities that you are part off. An example of this would be if you are the owner of your own brick-and-mortar used video game industry, by encouraging the customers you have to give you their email addresses, you would then be able to send emails to them.

Method Number 4

Articles for Websites

Try to make sure that you join websites where you will be allowed to add content. There are a variety of websites out there that will let you sign up for an account, you will then be able to provide both reviews and articles on lots of different topics.

To find the free websites which will let you issue articles, then simply do a search on the internet and use keywords like “article directory”.

You could also look for review or article websites which are more tailored towards your own affiliate niche. Like if you are looking to advertise affiliates that are selling things such as books, then you should search for websites on book reviews that will let you place affiliate links beside the book reviews that are your own.

Because there are some websites who may limit how many affiliate links you are able to post into each article, then it is important to make sure that you do review the policies for all websites that you join.

As people who land on your article could be looking for any information or even products that they need or want then make sure that the articles and reviews you are doing relate to your affiliates.
Always make sure that you embed affiliate links in your feature before you publish it then anyone who visits your article will be able to click on the affiliate links that are there.


As you can see this is only four of the ways in which you are able to do affiliate marketing without the need of having a website, although there will be other ways out there as well for you to try.

Although I already have my own website up and running, I did find some of these Methods rather interesting and would definitely have given one or two of them a try.

If you have any questions or feedback on this article, then please leave them in the comment section below or contact me at Wealthy Affiliate, and I will be more than happy to answer them.






4 Replies to “Can You Do Affiliate Marketing Without Website – Why Not Read On And Find Out?”

  1. Hi Cheryl! Thank you for this informative blog. What I like about this post is, you offer solutions to those who may not be able to afford a computer. Therefore, it would hinder them from being able to set up a website thus, unable to make money online. However, you offer other solutions to this problem. Because they could use a tablet and/or their cell phone with all four methods. Thanks again.


    1. Thank you for your comment Don and I am pleased that you found this to be informative as well as seeing that I am also offering solutions to others to both do affiliate marketing but also being able to use either a tablet or phone as opposed to using a computer. I am grateful for your feedback.

  2. Thank you for writing this post Cheryl. I am still pretty new to this Affiliate Marketing game. I did not know that you could write ebooks and put affiliate links in them. That sounds like a great idea. I have not been as active on Discussion Communities as I would have liked – there are only so many hours in the day. I have been focussing my time on creating content and building out my websites, but I really do need to get more proactive with Discussion communities. I am just starting to get more involved with sending emails. I wanted to build up my website traffic first. I was just wondering when you recommend switching over from creating general website content to developing your own email campaign and then ultimately your own ebook?

    1. Hi, thank you very much for your comment and you are very welcome. Yes you are able to put your affiliate links into your ebooks but they have to correspond with each other. It is entirely up to yourself when you join in with the Community but it is a good idea to try and get to know people within the Community as there is always someone who can help you if you get stuck. You are doing great with building out your content as well as getting traffic. Because you are a member of Wealthy Affiliate I would say to you to follow the training and you will cover the sections on setting up emails and developing your own campaign and your own ebooks. I have been here almost 2 years now and have never had any need so far to use the emails so it is enitrely your own decision. Hope this helps you. 

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