Can I start my freelance career in Internet Marketing without needing to build a website?

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My start up in freelance digital marketing career stops on understanding some question...

Do I have to own a website directed to my target niche to get the main profits in affiliate marketing, or can I use Facebook ads to the target affiliate link?

Can I be successful at affiliate marketing without a website?

Kindly I want your advice about this point because I don't want to learn and focus on writing if it's not worth it.

Thank you warriors,
Anas
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  • Profile picture of the author fratt55
    hey there

    the answer is "yes"

    start by going to blogger.com and get a free blog then learn the tricks and create
    after you setup you can change your blog link to a business link (.com)
    Your blog is the same as your website
    link everything to your blog then make all your creation from your blog

    ok
    talk soon
    sam f
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    • Profile picture of the author gianbizz
      Going to blogger.com? and then build a blog?
      The reason of the OP created this thread is he doesn't want to learn and focus on writing, create a blog need you to write some post.

      However, it's possible to make money from affiliate marketing without having a website or blog. You can use FB ads, Youtube etc, but however, it's better to have a website if you want more success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I totally disagree.

    The OP didn't ask for "free site" - he asked for "no effort". He didn't ask for 'tricks' but said he didn't want to learn or write, etc.

    Saying it's possible does not make it so.

    It's time to be honest in answering questions like this - if you put in NO effort...you will not succeed.
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    • Profile picture of the author wartest
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I totally disagree.

      The OP didn't ask for "free site" - he asked for "no effort". He didn't ask for 'tricks' but said he didn't want to learn or write, etc.

      Saying it's possible does not make it so.

      It's time to be honest in answering questions like this - if you put in NO effort...you will not succeed.
      I agree with Kay here. Making money requires effort. People thinking that they can get rich without effort are most likely to fall into scams.
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      • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
        I also agree with Kay. If you want to make money but aren't interested in actually putting in any effort, and asking for advice on how to do it the lazy way, you won't make money at all.

        If you're serious about creating a business, you must either spend time and/or money and a lot of hard work. People think that being your own boss is easy. WRONG! It's extremely difficult. Having said that, if you plan to put effort in, then you're more likely to get helpful responses.
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    • Profile picture of the author kevin2018
      I agree with Kay too. No effort, no success, except lottery.

      In term of website, it is better to have a good website which gives more control, more trust.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamie3000
    Things will be easier if you have a website. More control, more trust worthy etc
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  • Profile picture of the author T S Chan
    Having your own website gives you more authority, creditability and control
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  • Profile picture of the author elmo033057
    I can't believe that anyone serious about starting an online business would ask a question like that.

    Pardon if I sound blunt, but Internet Marketing is just like any other business or skill; it takes time and effort to be successful in it.

    And yes, you will need some sort of website or blog to get started.

    There is also a function called, "marketing" that you will have to do.

    But before you do any of that stuff, you need to educate yourself. You will need to start a reference library of marketing books, website or blog building books and other materials to help you on your way.

    I guess the reason why I'm reacting so snarky is because if you have been snooping around on the Internet for more than 5 minutes you would already know there's tons and tons of free material to get you started.

    The great copywriter, TJ Roehleder has posted tons of free eBooks on the subject.

    So until you have actually checked some of this stuff out, it is rather pointless trying to help you.

    Sorry, but at this point it's the best anyone on here will be able to do for you until you actually act interested in starting a business.

    God Bless,

    Elmo
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Your title says Freelance but you are asking about affiliate marketing. I guess you mean freelance like Entrepreneur maybe.

    You do not need a website for affiliate marketing if that is your question but you would be doing your self a disservice without one. It only increases your business if you set it up properly. And if you do not listbuild its cool. You just regret it year after year later. Trust me I know this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Anas Fathy
      Your title says Freelance but you are asking about affiliate marketing. I guess you mean freelance like Entrepreneur maybe.

      You do not need a website for affiliate marketing if that is your question but you would be doing yourself a disservice without one. It only increases your business if you set it up properly. And if you do not list build its cool. You just regret it year after year later. Trust me I know this. [/QUOTE]


      I mean starting affiliate marketing ... I would be blessed if you tell me your ideas in doing affiliate without website.. what else than Facebook ads
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Anas Fathy View Post

    My start up in freelance digital marketing career stops on understanding some question...

    Do I have to own a website directed to my target niche to get the main profits in affiliate marketing, or can I use Facebook ads to the target affiliate link?

    Can I be successful at affiliate marketing without a website?

    Kindly I want your advice about this point because I don't want to learn and focus on writing if it's not worth it.

    Thank you warriors,
    Anas
    It is possible but normally not a good idea. Why limit your chances of success from the start? Spend the time and do it properly (website)
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  • Profile picture of the author Anas Fathy
    Thanks for this information I'm in the marketing research & self-educate stage
    I hope I can do my first feet in the right way...
    I appreciate all your replies
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  • Profile picture of the author anayb
    I don't know if affiliate marketing would work or not but you can make big money without having a site at all with a YouTube channel. But you need your own products or you're at the mercy of Google if put aff links in description. You can be banned. Its called 'vlogging.' However, creating high-quality videos consistently requires more efforts than maintaining your own simple WP site. So, in either cases, you need to put work. The most simplest setup would be a lead capture page, fb ads and autoresponders.
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  • Profile picture of the author luxazan
    Well, It is ok to start but some where midway you definitely need to have one. so why not get one to begin with!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I have a friend who has multiple websites and blogs.

    But he also does paid ads directly to affiliate offers and it does convert well for him.

    However...he has learned the skill of marketing through paid ads to the point where he is paying pennies per click.

    Can a new marketer come in with zero experience and skill sets and get these kinds of results?

    I highly doubt it!

    Come on new marketers, just because we are using the Internet as a marketing vehicle does not mean that success here is more easier than in any other industry.

    But there is a big difference if you succeed in this industry...you can earn your freedom.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    It is so much easier - or less of a struggle - when potential clients see you are serious enough to invest your time, money, energy and skills into actually owning a website.

    In order to make money, spend some money to give off a professional, branded, trusted images.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing4life
    If you don`t want to learn, you have already failed. IM is all about constantly learning and getting more knowledge. There is no instant way to Internet riches. It takes a long time, dedication and effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidricherd
    Yes, But it can be more helpful for you if you design a website for your personnel skills & experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author depotgang
    Sure the only thing you need is a GetResponse account...it has build in landing pages and a source of traffic to build a list
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  • Profile picture of the author ryan2008
    Yes you can as a affiliate marketer bingads lets you direct-link affiliate offers but you need to know what you are doing or else you will loose money.
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    • Profile picture of the author pawandave
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      Sure why not but if you are providing web design services having no website then really serious maters for else services it is fine...
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  • Profile picture of the author ma247
    You can do but for professional marketing, you must have a website and monetization. Without being a website you can't make desired money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrianne_
    The short answer is yes, you can still be successful at affiliate
    marketing without writing content. Not everybody is a content
    writer.

    That being said, you should probably learn, practice, and learn
    some more everything you can about PPC. Also, you might want to
    look into creating a splash page so you're not sending your visitor
    directly to an affiliate link.
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    I did affiliate marketing without a website. I used Youtube with simple and ugly videos. And still got some money for the last 4 years. I have to considered my self as being lucky enough.
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