I Tried Affiliate Marketing With No Money For 1 Week
I recently took on a challenge to make 1,000 in just a week, stay tuned until the end of this article.
Step 1: Choosing a Niche
The first task was to select a niche to promote. There are numerous profitable niches available, such as cooking, finance, fitness, and self-development. For this challenge, I decided to focus on the business niche as it typically yields higher earning potential.
Step 2: Setting Up Social Media Accounts
Next, I created theme pages on TikTok and Pinterest to promote my affiliate links. These platforms were chosen due to their ease of growth. I used the username "WealthyBillionaire" and designed a profile picture using Canva.
Step 3: Finding Affiliate Links
To start promoting, I needed affiliate links to promote on my social media pages. I explored websites like impact.com and clickbank.com, my personal favorites for finding affiliate offers. After signing up and getting approved, I found an affiliate link where I could earn commissions for reviewing apps and signed up for the Coinbase affiliate program as well.
Step 4: Advertising Strategy
With my affiliate links in hand, I was ready to start advertising. However, I had to wait for my impact.com account to get approved. In the meantime, I planned my advertising strategy. I decided to leverage viral videos on TikTok and Pinterest to drive traffic to my affiliate links. I searched for popular videos in the business and money motivation niche, saving and eventually recreating them using Canva or downloading them from snaptik.app.
Step 5: Social Media Growth and Promotion
I began posting 2-4 videos daily on TikTok and Pinterest, making sure to have at least six viral videos to kickstart the growth of my TikTok account. It took less than 24 hours to reach 1,000 followers on TikTok, allowing me to include my link tree in my bio and drive users to my affiliate links. Meanwhile, Pinterest required more consistent posting over a few weeks to gain traction.
After running the challenge for nine days, I made progress on both platforms. On TikTok, 21 people signed up for the Shopify free trial, and six signed up for Robinhood. Although there were no sign-ups for the Coinbase and ClickBank programs, these results are still impressive.
For the Robinhood program, I made 150. Assuming about 30 out of the 21 sign-ups proceed to pay, I estimate a potential commission of 1,000 target was not reached in one week, the ongoing potential for earning $2,000 per month is promising.
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Q1: How long does it take to get approved for affiliate programs like Impact and ClickBank? A1: Approval time may vary, but it commonly takes a few hours to a couple of days.
Q2: Can I make money without spending any money on affiliate marketing? A2: It is possible to make money without initial investment, but investing in ads or other promotional methods can accelerate results.
Q3: How can I drive traffic to my affiliate links? A3: Utilize social media platforms, create engaging content, and leverage popular trends to attract potential customers.
Q4: Is affiliate marketing a reliable source of income? A4: Affiliate marketing can be a sustainable source of income, provided you choose profitable niches, promote quality products, and implement effective marketing strategies.
Q5: Are there any costs involved in starting affiliate marketing? A5: While it's possible to start with little to no investment, expenses can arise if you choose to invest in advertising, premium tools, or courses to enhance your marketing efforts.