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One of the best places to get traffic to affiliate products is through using online forums. However, not everyone seems to understand how it works to be a part of a forum. So using a place like Quora for affiliate marketing may seem a bit intimidating.
But I am here to tell you that it is actually very easy.
There are just a few rules that you have to keep in mind when you are on Quora as an affiliate marketer.
I have been on the platform myself for years now and have used both free and paid traffic to make affiliate sales. Luckily, I did enough research before starting on the platform so I never got banned due to my affiliate links.
Unfortunately, I have seen one too many affiliate marketers complain about being banned from the platform.
That is simply because they went about the whole process in the wrong way.
So in this article, I am going to tell you everything that you need to know about affiliate marketing on Quora and how to stay out of trouble on the platform.
Is Quora good for affiliate marketing?
To be very honest, Quora is a great place to be able to build trust and make affiliate sales.
It is one of the most highly visited forums on the internet and it is also a platform that gets worldwide visitors.
The top countries on Quora are:
- United States – 38.79%
- India – 14.41%
- United Kingdom – 6.46%
- Canada – 5.08%
- Australia – 3.05%
If you know anything about affiliate marketing, then you know that the number one struggle that you are going to face is finding targeted traffic.
With over 600 million views every month, there is no doubt that you will find your target audience on Quora.
So your next challenge will be getting people to look at your content and finding where your audience hangs out.
How do I start affiliate marketing on Quora?
Once you find a good affiliate product that you want to promote, you will need to do start doing some research on Quora.
Look at who your target audience is, what they are asking about, and which Quora spaces they hang out on.
Then the first thing that you need to make sure you keep in mind is that having affiliate links alone is not going to make you successful on Quora.
If you want to make money from affiliate marketing, you are going to need one of three things:
- A landing page
- A website/blog
- A youtube channel
You may be wondering why you need these?
Well, one reason is for your own professional brand.
No one is going to take you seriously if you just have a profile on Quora. And that this is simply because you do not own the platform and Quora monetization is a bit more complex.
However, having a website or youtube channel with subscribers and returning viewers means that you have an established audience that people can always go to.
But there is also one very important reason why you need other outlets to become successful on Quora so let’s get into it.
Can I post an affiliate link in Quora?
Sorry to be short there but there is no way around it.
You can not post affiliate links directly into Quora because they simply do not allow it. And to be honest, I am not mad at them.
The amount of times that I have seen unsolicited links sent to people by scammy users is far too many.
So to keep their site safe from scammers and spammers, they just do not allow people to post affiliate links in any way, shape, or form.
This is the main reason why you have to have another outlet that you will be able to link to if you want to sell affiliate products.
How do I promote affiliate links?
When it comes to affiliate marketing, you should always remember: you are trying to help people.
This is the mindset that you need to have when you are beginning.
While you are going your research on Quora, start picking some questions to answer that you think your product can help people with.
Then you can save those answers as drafts to answer later.
Once you are ready to post an answer, you should write a good paragraph or two answering that question.
Then you can link to a blog post, landing page, or youtube video that you have created in the answer you wrote.
Take a look at this example below:
Here, I wrote a longer answer that gave a good explanation of the topic and then I linked back to my content on my website.
Can You do affiliate marketing with no money?
If you are new to making money online and you do not have a budget, then do not worry.
One great way to start out is through building a youtube channel. It is completely free to start and you have almost full creative freedom.
Plus, if you get monetized, you can also make some good money from it.
But you probably didn’t know that you can actually build landing pages and/or websites completely for free as well?
All of these platforms allow you to create a free account and make a landing page completely for free.
How do I start affiliate marketing as a beginner?
The great news for every affiliate marketer is that you can actually start completely for free. There are several great affiliate marketing platforms that only require you to sign up to get started.
The top 3 recommendations are:
Once you sign up for these platforms, you will be able to start getting affiliate links for different products.
Some products will require that you apply to get an affiliate link and in most cases, you will need some proof of your track record.
This is why I suggest having some form of a website to be seen as more professional. You can even host a website on Groove.cm for free to begin with and once you get enough money to self-host, you can choose a great hosting provider.
However, it is not at all necessary to have one, to begin with.
After you get your links, the next steps for you are going to be finding traffic and growing your audience. So start looking into Quora questions and spaces and learning more about your viewers.
Both of which you can also do for free and you can learn more about this on my blog.
As an affiliate marketer, the biggest mistake you can make you can make is to jump into a niche without learning about the audience first.
Unfortunately, this is also the most common mistake that new affiliates make. I have seen far too many that just link dump and run.
As lucrative as affiliate marketing is, there is no way that you are going to make it in this business if you are not patient.
Because guess what? It takes time to grow an audience.
No one became a millionaire overnight.
Quora is an amazing platform with millions of viewers that are online every day. So this is going to be a great way to get traffic to your content.
But you are also getting a hands-on experience of learning what your customers and viewers want and how you can help them.
So take full advantage of the possibility to grow a community on Quora and focus on how you can help them first.