It’s all free and easy to do. Just follow the rules.
If you’re interested in making money with affiliate marketing but worry about any business expenses then I have great news for you.
With affiliate marketing, you don’t have to break the bank to make money with affiliate links.
Here in this post, I am going to tell you the 5 best and easy ways to make money with affiliate marketing and you don’t even need a website.
I love affiliate marketing because you earn passive income when you create evergreen content allowing you to earn income every month.
This allows you to earn an income while living a nomadic lifestyle. All you need is a laptop, a publishing platform, and reliable internet.
So, you can put your credit card back into your wallet.
Grab a pen and paper and get ready to take some notes.
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that are at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. In addition, I may earn a small commission.
Writing blog posts on Medium is completely free.
And if you live in a country where the MPP (Medium Partner Program) is not available, you can monetize your blog posts on Medium in other ways.
One of the best ways to do that is through affiliate marketing.
If you already have an audience on Medium and you’re not part of MPP, then you can sign up for affiliate programs for free and promote your affiliate links in your content here on Medium.
I bought an affiliate marketing course to learn how to monetize my blog posts with affiliate links.
I implemented some of what I’d learned in the early lessons and have seen results. I’m still not finished with the course yet. I am still learning.
It’s easy to make money on Medium with affiliate links for so many great reasons. Here is why:
- It’s easy to grow and connect with your audience
- You have access to stats
- No need to add additional website expenses such as hosting, domain, or plugins.
- As long as you follow Medium rules and policy and FTC law, you will be good.
- It simply works.
Medium is my favorite platform to monetize my affiliate links because of all the reasons mentioned above.
You might also want to consider investing in AI tools such as Jasper, Content at Scale, or SurferSEO for On-Page SEO to help you scale your content fast and have a much better chance of ranking on Google.
Medium vs. Your Own Blog or Website
In case you are wondering if still worth it to have Medium as a platform vs. a blog, the answer is yes.
Here is why.
I don’t have an actual blog and I got accepted into a few high-paying affiliate programs.
I have a publication on Medium “The Work at Home Blogger” and what I did is that I bought a domain on Google Domains for my publication.
(Update: I have my own website due to Medium no longer distributing my articles).
If you have a YouTube channel or planning to start one soon, you can monetize your channel with affiliate links.
This is great because you don’t have to wait for AdSense to get your channel monetized by Google.
You’ll add all your affiliate links (depending on your content) in your description box in every video you create.
Make sure the content of your videos is relatable to the link you’re providing in your description box.
For example, if I want to talk about how to start a POD business, then in my description box I will add all the links relatable to any tools used for launching a POD business.
*POD means Print-on-Demand.
Promote your channel on every platform you join such as in social media, your blog, word of mouth, and forums such as Quora, Reddit, and Facebook groups.
VidIQ has a basic plan that is free to use forever. VidIQ offer Pro, Boost, Max, and Enterprise plans to help creators of all sizes grow their channel(s)
With social media, it is important to read and follow their policy on how to post your links on social media.
Always use a disclaimer.
You can also add hashtags such as #ads, #affiliatelink, or use a set of parentheses with the word affiliate link on your posts.
For example, use the format: (affiliate link).
On platforms such as Facebook (or even Twitter), it is recommended to use a landing page so your traffic can be directed to a signup page to obtain an email list, and this way will help you not get flagged by Facebook or Twitter.
Create a landing page using LeadPages and for email sign-ups and automation I recommend Keap for this.
If you’re creating ads on social media, I suggest using automation and email marketing software such as Keap to help you with your marketing and sales funnel strategy.
Koji or LinkTree
Koji is a free link-in-bio app similar to Linktree except that Koji is 100% free to use.
You can sign up for a 100% FREE Koji account using my referral link: https://withkoji.com/onboarding?ref=TheWorkatHomeBlogger
And that includes the stats.
With Koji, there is no need to pay for a plan or for an upgrade.
You can monetize the link in your bio for free and even add a storefront directly from Koji to sell your products through Koji.
Some of the links you can also add are affiliate links.
Add all your affiliate links to your Koji profile and then promote your Koji link on social media such as Instagram or TikTok.
Anywhere you can promote your Koji link will be perfect.
I have it and yes it is 100% FREE!
I no longer use Linktree.
Start Your Own Podcast
Similar to YouTube, you can add your links to your show’s notes.
Here is a link to get more detail on how to promote your links on your podcast.
Best Affiliate Programs for New Podcasters (& How to Use Them!)
Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways that podcasters can start to monetize their show. Unlike running paid…
If you want to know how to start a podcast for free, here is the link:
Here are the best and easy ways to monetize your affiliate links without a website.
You can use platforms such as Medium, YouTube, social media, the Koji app, and even a podcast if you have one.
None included a paid domain, host, or expensive tools or plugins because you don’t need them.
You can promote them for free as long as you have an audience you can reach out to.
Just follow your affiliate program contract terms and conditions.
Follow FTC rules and guidelines and any platform you decide to use to promote your links.
And with that, you’re good to go.
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