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Affiliate Marketing With No Startup Cost

By Affiliate Hat On January 24, 2009 Under Affiliate Network, Featured Post, Landing Page

So like what I have  mentioned in my last post,  I  will show you the way on how to start affiliate marketing with absolutely no budget except for the food you will eat. so basically the more you invest in affiliate marketing, the higher the income potential can be. But again there are ways which costs you nothing and would probably help you get started. Just remember that in order to get the money you have to invest time since we don’t have the money we have to do what I call sweat work.

Here is how you get started:

Basically you need a site. A site’s domain and hosting normally would cost you $20. Since we don’t have a budget what we would do is sign with Blogger which hosts your site for free. The downside is that you will have to carry the name “blogspot” with your domain name. Now that you have a free blog/site, you can now choose your preferred template for it. Blogger has its own list of its template and I think the designs are professional enough to handle what product we are going to promote.

Now we have to choose what are the products that we are going to be promoting. In choosing this, I highly suggest you to stay away from the Internet Marketing Niche as I think its the hardest one to convert. Let’s say we pick Teeth Whiteners. Next is we have to choose the affiliate program to use. An affiliate network is basically the middleman between the merchant and us, the affiliate. I don’t really care what you would like to choose but personally for me Copeac, Pepperjam, and Azoogle do well. You may want to take good advantage with Pepperjam’s $10 signup bonus as I believe its a great deal for newbies.

Now we have a network that we will use to promote a certain product. The next part now is the content base. Review sites do well in this one and besides Google very much loves review site for its quality. What I would do is pick 2 different product in my niche and do a complete review of them. Just try to be transparent as possible and don’t just review it for the sake of hoping to get a sale. Try to put the things that you don’t want and like then insert your affiliate link into that. After doing the review, reread and then you can publish them now.

How are we going to promote? Simple, Article Marketing! Article Marketing is all about writing articles related to your niche and submitting it to high trafficked article directories. The directories are ezinearticles, go articles and etc. I have made a full list of  all article directories here. Why is article marketina  good way to promote sites? If you look at the list, you can see most of them have less than 100,000 Alexa ranking and almost over PR5 per each directory. It means the directories are well indexed by search engines and they have tons of traffic as well.

Now we’re gonna write an article anew right? Here’s the thing, you don’t really need a quality article to be posted. Remember we try to put our site as much as we can and we also try to build links and SERPS, so quantity is greater than quality. What I would do is search each directory for an article of the same topic. Try to get 10-20. After finding, you should REWRITE those articles in your own words/style and then submit it again. Yes, as long as its unique we’re gonna be alright. Remember we want a large volume of articles. Most people spend an hour thinking of an idea and another half an hour writing their article. If you’re quick and focused enough you can actually do 10-15 a day which means 70-100 a week.

How do those articles can lead people to our site? Simple, in every article there is an author box where you can put anything you want except for the affiliate link itself. So what we would do is put a link bait statement in that box that would eventually make a reader interested in visiting our review site. Besides clickthroughs, those link would also build our search engine rankings.

Back to our blogger site, we can just rinse and repeat what we did their. We can also submit our unique content to all social media directories to add exposure. This way we can have our site getting benefit three ways. First is the direct traffic. Basically because we have submitted a ton of articles in article directories, expect to get a ton in return. Second is the search engine benefits. This is also called Organic Traffic. Because we’ve built a lot of links facing our site we can easily get listed in major search engines for key terms. Third is improvement. The first few weeks/months is for testing and optimizing. You can always look in your Google Analytics to see what are the things to improve. Hopefully in the future I can make more advanced posts and more killer techniques so that it can help you out

That’s it. It’s a ton of work but as you progress more, you’re hardwork will eventually pay off with paychecks from affiliate companies. With my experience with this, it took me about 2 weeks before generating a sale. Of course, you can either do in shorter or longer period of time. It depends on your determination and other skills.   You can ask questions in the comments section if you have some clarifications.


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Ben Waugh

January 24, 2009

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Very informative indeed. I always have trouble signing up with any affiliate networks.

For example, not long ago, I signed up with NeverBlueAds and they promised to call me which they never did till now.


January 27, 2009

Naturally you can sign all programs but you have to choose where does the particular offer do best. So that’s why signing for more is recommended. Neverblue ads suck and I don’t like to use them.

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February 2, 2009

Interesting post theaffiliate. However, I would have to question how many networks would accept a newly created blogspot blog? I personally haven’t had much success with these new blogs as for some odd reason, even when I put up content BEFORE I submitted the application, it was rejected. :(


February 3, 2009

@static, hey I believe blogspot blogs are just ok… What network in particular are you pertaining to? Tell me and I’ll hook you up with them.


February 7, 2009

Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking you feeds also, Thanks.


February 10, 2009

amazing stuff thanx :)


February 14, 2009

Keep working ,great job!

Thank you for your help!

Sam Harding

March 16, 2009

Good post. As always you give a refreshing view on the subject, I always make a point of checking this blog and your feed.


March 20, 2009

Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…

Antique Ring

April 16, 2009

I usually do not comment on blog posts but I found this quite interesting, so here goes. Thanks! Regards, P.


April 22, 2009

Do you think it is advisable to convert my site that I do not update frequently into this so that I atleast get some income after an initial hard work???? or any other tricks and tips welcome.. P.S. I’ve my own webhosting so flexible with adding sub pages in the site etc….

John Taylor

April 24, 2009

Interesting blog post. What would you say was the most important marketing factor?

Cristine Vandamme

April 24, 2009

Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…


April 25, 2009

comment test again!


April 26, 2009

Nice article. Thanks for comenting on my blog ^_^ looking forward to it.


April 30, 2009

Interesting blog post. Pepperjam, and Azoogle are good, and have really worked for me.


April 30, 2009

Yes, its very much advisable. In the post, the example blog only has one post but eventually it’s going to rake in some organic traffic because of the article thaty we have submitted to the directories

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July 7, 2009

Hello! can’t find your contact, so I thought I will use this, anyway, we got a private webmaster forum ready to roll in a weeks time, pm me if you’re interested.

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