How to do Affiliate Marketing Without Social Media

Can you really do affiliate marketing without social media?

Every day, we hear stories of affiliate marketers reaching mind-blowing milestones in sales and making tons of cash.

And we see them post their offers on social media, using the FOMO strategy to get you to buy their products and make you feel like you’re missing out on affiliate marketing.

But is that the only way to make money from affiliate marketing?

You’ll find out soon enough.

In this article, we’ll share other methods of doing affiliate marketing without social media or having any social media following. Whether you’re a beginner who wants to start social media or an expert who is tired of the buzz of social media and needs other sources of traffic, you’ll find strategies that’ll be helpful to you.

So, keep reading.

How to do Affiliate Marketing Without Social Media

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a large following online to be successful with affiliate marketing. Nor do you need to be on social media to be successful at it.

There are many other effective ways to generate traffic and sales without social media. All you need is time, patience, consistency, to host your products on Selar, and to be a part of the Selar affiliate network.

Here are other ways to do affiliate marketing without social media.

1. Create a landing page

A landing page is like every other web page, but with one singular focus, helping you market and promote your products.

In affiliate marketing, the goal of a landing page is typically to encourage visitors to click through to an affiliate product or service, where they can make a purchase and generate a commission for you.

Landing pages are very important to creators looking to sell their digital products. Every word, sentence, and image should lead to one action – converting prospects to customers.

The most effective landing pages contain two most important things – text and elements.

The texts, also known as copy, are written to compel the reader to take action. While the elements further complement the copy in influencing the reader to take action.

To write an effective copy convincing enough to your prospects, keep these tips in mind;

  • Write for your audience
  • Make your sentences short and sharp
  • Use bullet points or numbered lists
  • Showcase your brand personality
  • Use subheadings to break up large chunks of text.

You can also include images and videos that further talk about your product and convince prospects to download it.

A well-designed landing page can help to build trust with your audience. By providing valuable information about the product or service you’re promoting, and addressing common questions or concerns, you can help to establish yourself as an authority in your niche, making them more likely to click through to the affiliate product and make a purchase.

With Selar’s page builder feature, you can create ideal landing pages designed to drive traffic to your products and turn them into customers. The best part? It’s easy to use with no technicality required.

2. Build an email list

Unless you are a part of the Meta family, you should know by now that email marketing is a game changer.

It is your best method to communicate with your audience and nurture them till they eventually buy from you. Mostly because you send campaigns directly to their mailbox that either helps them solve a problem or increases their knowledge.

By creating a list of subscribers who are interested in your niche or topic, you can promote relevant affiliate products to them and generate commissions over time.

To easily build your email list, create a lead magnet for your target audience. A lead magnet is a free resource that you offer to your website visitors in exchange for their email addresses. Make sure to offer a very valuable lead magnet, to make your customers keep coming back for more.

One unique thing about emails is that it doesn’t rely on algorithms, unlike social media. It is guaranteed access to your audience.

So, you can send customers information about new products, discounts you may have, and valuable content, and generally build relationships with them.

Make sure the products you promote are relevant to your niche and provide value to your subscribers. Include affiliate links in your emails, and track your results to see which products are generating the most commissions.

With Selar, you can integrate your favorite email marketing tool, host your lead magnet product, and monitor the progress of your business all from one robust dashboard. Watch this video to know how to integrate Mailchimp and Convertkit to Selar.

Although email marketing is effective, be careful to not overdo it. Somewhere around once a week is enough. Any more than that you risk ending up in the trash.

3. Start a blog

Affiliate marketing involves promoting other people’s products or services and earning a commission for each sale made through your unique affiliate link.

However, while social media platforms are often used for affiliate marketing, you can also use blogging as a strategy to promote your products.

A blog allows you to create in-depth, informative content that targets your audience and promotes your affiliate products.

People are naturally drawn to information. So starting a blog and writing about something valuable lure these people to you.

The more high-quality articles you write, the higher your chances of ranking on Google search. Also, the more you write about related topics, the more authority you gather online about those topics.

And if your strongest forte isn’t writing, there are lots of AI tools to help you craft the right content for your readers.

Now you may ask, how do I sell to my blog readers?

It’s easy.

Focus on blogging for at least 6 months with no primary focus on monetization. Accumulate as many keywords as you can by writing high-quality articles and ranking for them.

(This is usually the hard part that makes people run away from blogging.)

Afterward, create a lead magnet and offer it to your readers for free. Tell them you have ABC that can give them XYZ. Download a WordPress popup plugin that reminds your readers every 5 seconds to download your lead magnet. In exchange for your lead magnet, collect their email addresses to help you build an email list.

While the emails you get through this method may not be customers ready to buy, you can create a sales funnel and develop a content strategy to turn them into customers.

If done right, results from an affiliate blog are much better and can earn you more money.

Ps: Blogging requires 6 months to 1 year of consistent hard work to see results. If you’re looking for immediate results, it’s definitely not blogging.

4. Build your community on Slack

Affiliate marketers who enjoy constant sales are those who have built a large and loyal community, where users feel safe asking each other questions, getting tutored, and sharing moments about their life.

Creating this safe place for people is the perfect way to not just build an audience but a community.

To get people to your Slack community without social media, leverage your blog. You can start by creating a lead magnet and offering it to people in exchange for their email addresses. Then, create targeted emails to turn your prospects into customers.

Subsequently, you can collect email addresses from your landing page, send targeted emails and gather them together on Slack or any other community platform you prefer.

Share resources with your community, and when someone asks questions that you already have an article on, you can send them a link to it, directing more traffic to your blog.

And because tools like Slack give notifications, you are sure your community can see your content and engage with it. Depending on your plan, you can recommend your affiliate products to your audience and get them to buy from you.

5. Run paid ad campaigns

Another way to do affiliate marketing without social media is by using paid traffic. In simple terms, running ads online in order to generate paid traffic.

This traffic can then be targeted to a specific audience and converted into sales by applying the right sales techniques.

You can use Google Adwords to run a paid ad campaign. Google Adwords allows you to place ads on Google and lots of other websites. When someone clicks on your ad, they will be directed to your landing page, which we have explained earlier.

This is a very effective strategy to drive traffic to your site and earn high commissions, as 93% of all web traffic is through a search engine.

Additionally, precision targeting is one of the reasons paid ads are an effective strategy for affiliate marketing. It helps you focus on those truly interested in your product, thereby increasing your chances of making a sale. This helps you to focus your audience on those who truly matter and avoid wasting time on audiences with no potential to convert.

Overall, running paid ads, especially on platforms like Google, is one of the quickest ways to reach your audience and make a sale. However, the downside to this is that you need to have a good understanding of how advertising works and how to leverage it.

What’s Next?

Affiliate marketing without social media is still very much doable. You just need a basic understanding of other options available to you and how to effectively implement them.

Next, sign up on Selar’s Affiliate Network for ₦2,000 and join the club of affiliates closing high ticket offers and making lots of money from it.

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