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How to Start Affiliate Marketing Without Social Media

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Are you hoping to start your journey as an affiliate marketer? Are you someone who is easily distracted and is looking for a way to avoid social media distractions? If yes, in this post, I will show you how to start affiliate marketing without social media.

This article is divided into two sections. The first section will show you why social media might not be the best option for a new affiliate marketer.

The next section will show you three ways to start affiliate marketing and never have to worry about social media. Before I explain the strategy, let me share some reasons why people don’t like to get involved with social media.

Reasons why you should start affiliate marketing without using social media

Filled with too many distractions and time wasters

Social media is filled with fun, but we have to accept that one can easily get distracted and waste time on social media. Think about the last time you logged into your Facebook or Twitter account.

Can you confidently say you didn’t waste time reading other peoples’ posts or commenting on your favourite Facebook group?

I’m also guilty of this. Sometimes, I’ll log into Facebook hoping to spend just 10 minutes. After viewing the statuses of my friends, commenting and replying to previous conversations, and reading current posts. I might end up spending 1 hour instead of the planned 10 minutes.

That’s why I limited my social media efforts and focused more on my blog and forum.

You can’t tract your productive tasks

I know that some people will say that their business is on social media, and that might be true. But this article is focused on affiliate marketers who want to start without social media.

To truly become successful with affiliate marketing you have to focus on productive tasks only. Tasks that can bring you money in one way or the other. Focusing on such tasks will help you see results faster.

If you start with social media, you will be mixing a lot of unproductive tasks with productive ones.

So if you are an affiliate marketer who just heard about affiliate marketing and wants to start without social media, the next section will show you three ways that are much better, productive and safer than social media.

Different ways to do affiliate marketing when you don’t have a social media account

Now to the part you’ve patiently been waiting for, this section will show you some really cool ways to start affiliate marketing without including social media. Let’s jump in.


This is one of the best ways to get started with affiliate marketing, especially when you are on a low budget and you don’t have a lot of time to put into it.

Blogging gives you enough room for mistakes and it is highly scalable, unlike social media.

Once you post on social media, it might get immediate attention or it will just die down.

But on your blog, once you are able to get a post to rank on the search engines (like google, Bing etc.) you can get views every single day just from one single article.

Now imagine you had 10 articles bringing in visitors to your blog every single day. If your website is monetized with affiliate links, you can be making sales every single day.

The second reason why I prefer blogs over social media is that you can take a break anytime you wish and you will still get the same estimated number of views to your blog. Take that same break from social media and it will take some time to build back the engagement.

So my advice is, if you want to start affiliate marketing without any social media efforts, learn how to do affiliate marketing with a blog.

Now let’s move to the second way


Youtube is a search engine on its own. When you look at youtube, just picture google (made up of videos)

If you want to start promoting other peoples’ products, youtube is a very good place to start. Now, unlike blogging, you don’t have to pay to host your videos.

All you have to do is create a free youtube channel and you can start uploading your youtube video there.

Remember, for you to make money with affiliate marketing on youtube, you have to be promoting the affiliate products inside your videos.

There are a lot of popular ways of promoting affiliate products on youtube.

You can do affiliate marketing on youtube by reviewing a product, creating a tutorial video based on the affiliate product you are trying to promote and many other creative ways.

Read this article to learn how to use youtube for affiliate marketing

Email marketing

Email marketing is a topic that can take an entire textbook to explain. The most important thing you should know is that, you can do email marketing without having a social media account.

If you’ve heard of the saying “if you are not building a list, you are not building a business” then you know that email marketing is really important.

Anyways, with email marketing you can build a strong relationship with your audience, and you can get them to buy the products you are trying to promote very easily.

If you are into email marketing, then you will know that everything is under our control and no one can take away our email list without any permission.

Unlike social media where they can literally deny you access from your own account and all your previous efforts will be wasted.

Read this post, If you are interested in affiliate marketing through email marketing


Can you do affiliate marketing without posting on social media?

Yes, you can promote affiliate products without posting on social media. There are different platforms you can use to promote affiliate products that don’t even require you to have a social media account. 

Is it possible to be a successful affiliate marketer without social media?

Of course, you can be a successful affiliate marketer without social media. I know of some affiliate marketers who recently created their social media profiles.


There you have it, I’ve shown you three cool ways to start your own affiliate marketing journey without social media.

So if you hate social media, or you just don’t want to waste your precious time chatting with friends when you should be promoting products, then I want you to concentrate all your time and effort on one of the three methods mentioned below.

  • Promoting affiliate products by blogging about them
  • Building an email list and promoting the product there or
  • Starting a YouTube channel and talking about affiliate products inside your videos.

Just pick one that you like and stick with it. It will be way better than social media.

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