Affiliate Marketing for Dummies: Where to start?

What if I don’t have any channels, blogs, subscribers?

  • Your accounts in social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), even if your only friends there are your acquaintances, colleagues and relatives.
  • Chats in messengers Telegram, WhatsApp, Viber (the more participants the better).
  • Any other websites, where you already have accounts or it is easy to register: message boards, blogs, recommendation services.

Social network account

  • Remember the things you bought recently: clothes, shoes, children’s products… The important condition here: it must be a more or less well-known brand and this product must be sold in an online store. Even if you made your purchase offline, the same product must be available online.
  • Find this product in the online store, go to its page, copy the link through the Admitad Lite extension. We wrote an article called “Admitad Extension. Lite and PRO“ about how it is done. It will be a great advantage if this product is available in several stores, and you can choose the best offer in terms of price and conditions.
  • Write a review of the product: describe the things you liked, why you chose it, what you compared it with, how you would rate it. Literally one paragraph of text will suffice — there is no need to write an extended essay. The important thing is that you really like and use this product, otherwise the review will look insincere.
  • Post the review on your page in Facebook, Twitter or other social net, do not forget to attach the active link to it.

In messengers

Other websites

  • Choose a topic, on which you have an opinion, and products, on which you are ready to provide honest feedback.
  • Surf your favorite websites, message boards, groups in social networks, recommendation services. Look for threads, titles of discussions, site searches with inquiries like “where to buy…” or “what would you recommend”.
  • Leave your opinion in the discussion threads and support it with links. Be sincere and friendly, share your experiences, tell stories.
  • Before you post any links, read the rules of the service, just in case: if the terms prohibit posting affiliate links (and links in general), then you really should not do it.

What NOT to do

  • Just dropping the link without a caption. It will look strange in your feed in Facebook (your subscribers will think that you have been hacked), and it will look inappropriate in a conversation.
  • Spamming. There is no need to flood your correspondence with friends and acquaintances, message boards and comment sections with loads of links ― they should be on topic and they should be useful.
  • Writing blatantly advertising texts and/or copy them from other websites. People do not believe advertisements ― they are far more interested in your personal opinion.

What is the next step?

  1. Try to make the “My Recommendations” column in your social network account permanent: a couple of times a week choose your favorite product and write a review on it.




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