There are many affiliate marketers out there who are raking huge affiliate commissions every month—without having a website or blog.
That’s enough proof that you can actually play your affiliate marketing game without necessarily having your own blog or website.
But the truth is, doing affiliate marketing without a blog is like doing business without having an office or a showroom. It’s one difficult approach to affiliate marketing that I strongly warn against.
There are many reasons why every affiliate marketer—especially beginners—should have their own blog or website. But here are the three most important ones from the perspective of affiliate marketing:
1. You’ll easily build trust and authority
Gaining people’s trust is the only way you can make money online consistently, especially as an affiliate marketer. And having a blog or website is one of the easiest ways to make people trust you.
For instance, if someone lands on your blog while searching the web for information related to your blog’s content, and finds your content valuable and helpful, he or she will instantly trust you and deem you an expert—even without knowing you in person.
And if the person needs to buy the products or services you’re promoting as an affiliate marketer, he or she will proceed to do that because they already trust you and your recommendations.
So, with a blog or website, you will be able to easily offer value, demonstrate your knowledge and expertise, and establish trust and credibility.
2. You’ll makes sales easily
With a website or blog, you’ll be able to sprinkle your affiliate links within your content, and you’ll be able to put up your banners at strategic positions. This will make your links more visible to your audience, thereby increasing your chances of generating affiliate sales through them.
In addition, one of the best ways to convince people to buy what you’re promoting is to introduce it to them, tell them why they need it, demonstrate how to use it, and tell them how to purchase it.
All these details can be provided through in-depth review posts, which can easily be published on a blog or website. Though you can publish such posts on other platforms, using a blog or website is the easiest way.
3. You’ll gain access to any affiliate program of your choice
Many affiliate programs require that you have a blog or website before you can be allowed to promote their offers. In fact, some programs will manually review your blog or website to ensure that you meet the various criteria set for their affiliates.
So, without a blog or website, you won’t be able to register with some of the best programs available out there. What else could be more frustrating than being shut out from a juicy opportunity?
You’re going into affiliate marketing to make money. And you can only achieve that goal when you’re trusted and deemed an expert, when you make a lot of sales, and when you’re granted access to the best and most lucrative affiliate programs available. Without your own blog or website, you’ll find it difficult to make all these things happen.
So, if you want to succeed as an affiliate marketer, set up your own blog or website.