Those who approach the world of online affiliations, or affiliate marketing for the first time , usually ask two questions:
- How much budget does it take to start working seriously with the affiliate?
- How can I launch CPA campaigns on a small budget or without investment?
To answer these questions correctly, and in particular the second question, you must first understand what are the pros and cons of starting with affiliate marketing without a budget.
Affiliate Marketing Without Investment
It is clear that those who leave without investing money find themselves in a position where they do not risk “losing money” (a debate can be opened on “losing money” because, theoretically, money is not lost but is used to acquire data and information, understand what works and what doesn’t, here, to simplify, I wrote what those who want to start without investing think).
Surely, those who leave without investing money will be emotionally more stable than those who are spending money and do not see conversions arrive on their affiliate panel .
Not having the anxiety of the money that you are spending certainly allows you to act and operate in a more rational way, but you must also take into consideration what are the cons, namely:
In fact, if you decide to start making affiliates without investing money, clearly, to get interesting earnings, you will necessarily have to spend a lot of time to build something that allows you to generate income from the affiliate (for example a blog or a website).
In addition to the time taken to create the contents where to place the affiliate links you will have to study (if you do not already know the topics) SEO , Copywriting , Marketing.
It is therefore a question of understanding which is the most important resource for you: time or money?
If you ask me for an opinion, I will surely tell you that for me time is the most important resource we have available, but I have also shown, through a book – case study, how it is possible to make money with the affiliate and a blog .
Having said this, let’s see how it is possible to start with the affiliate without investments.
Affiliate on Facebook Without Investing
It is also a method used by many people who work in the world of Network Marketing .
In practice you should add some new “friends” every day on your profile and spend some time chatting with him to understand what his interests are (maybe before adding him you can try to look at the profile to see if you can then propose products or services ).
Usually for this kind of operations you create ad hoc profiles (so do not use your main profile, which could receive a block or a ban), then give friendly advice on products or services that could be useful to these people.
This method of making affiliates in my opinion has two disadvantages:
- It’s not “White” (clean): you’ll have to create a fake profile and add people you don’t know
- It does not allow you to earn big money (people can buy a couple of times from you, but then you will always have to find new interested people)
Note: You can actually use this strategy on your profile as well. For example, if you are an expert in IT, photography, mobile phones, books, video games, you could take advantage of the Amazon affiliate to recommend your favorite reviews or products to your contacts and earn every time one of them buys something.
Another interesting method is to create thematic groups in order to build communities and then recommend products or services.
Usually when a group reaches a good popularity they can begin to publish offers with a ratio of 1 to 10 (ie 9 content of value / discussion / fun and 1 advertising).
Clearly, a Facebook group must also be taken care of and managed: at least two posts a day should be published to quickly grow the group and keep it active, and this takes time!
You can make money with the affiliate without investing even using forums and platforms such as Yahoo Answer.
To be able to earn money with the affiliate through the forums it is necessary to build authority and a good reputation: the community that frequents these portals should not consider you a spammer, also because if you start publishing affiliate links you will soon be banned from the platform.
Usually those who work with this strategy create 3d / topic / discussions starting from the problem that the person interested in buying that product of the campaign that you want to promote may have, therefore it causes people to start comparing themselves on a certain topic.
Po, when the conversation has gone on and on, a comment is published that says “ maybe I have found the solution. I spoke with …. and advised me…. to solve this problem, I’m using it and I found an incredible offer online, for those interested you can look here. … .. “ .
Another strategy that you could use to work with the affiliate without investing is the promotion through YouTube: here clearly you will have to generate many views to be able to generate sales, and possibly you should use original videos made by you.
You can then take advantage of the YouTube description to insert your affiliate links and make money .
Another “zero cost” means of promotion (in economic terms, not in terms of time) is Instagram : one of the most used social networks today, it is certainly simple to use but it is not easy to make money if you do not have a certain authority and a sure following.
In this case, you need to publish captivating photos of the product / service and then use the description and the right hashtags to convey traffic to the landing page and then try to earn commissions in affiliate marketing.
These are some small tips and simple strategies that might come in handy, what do you think? Do you want to have your say? Leave a comment, or share this article on Facebook and like it.
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