There are many ways to make money online without a website. This is just one technique that I stumbled on. You see, I’m never content with the same old-same old. I “experiment” (and I use that word loosely) with different ways to make money. Some of them turn out disastrous while others prove to be nice surprises.
The inspiration for this method came one day when I asked myself “Self, I wonder what would happen if I created a product page from a big Merchant with one item on it and threw a bunch of relevant anchor text links at it?” To which myself replied “Well Don, I don’t know. Let’s try it and see what happens.” (Yeah, I have these little chats with myself all the time.)
In order to make this technique work, and it doesn’t work 100% of the time, you’ll need two basic things.
- An affiliate account with a merchant that allows you create single product pages. The merchant must be an authority site such as Amazon.
- A method to generate a good number of relevant links to your page with anchor text. You can use TNX, LinkVana, BacklinkSolutions or any number of other link networks out there. Article marketing is also a great way to generate the needed backlinks if you can mass produce some articles.
What we’re going to do here is use the Merchants authority site against itself to make our single product page outrank the main authority site’s page. Kinda underhanded but hey, all’s fair in love and affiliate marketing!
What you need to do is choose a product from your Merchant that is fairly new. This will reduce competition and increase your chances of getting the top SERPS rankings fairly quickly.
Let’s say you had created a single product page for the MacBook Air when it first came out. You would then take your single product page on the MacBook Air and create targeted backlinks to it.
It’s important that you do not use the same anchor text over and over. Change it up. Your keywords for anchor text would be something like.
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Air Review
- MacBook Air Reviews
- Buy MacBook Air
- MacBook Air vs IBM ThinkPad
- Apple MacBook Air
This way, you can still use the Merchants authority to rank well and avoid tipping Google off to what you’re doing. If you only use one or two targeted anchor text, Google could flag this as Googlebombing. That wouldn’t be good.
Another advantage to using a Merchant that has an authority site is that you can build a large amount of links to your product page without waking Google up. If you were to build massive amounts of links to a new site about the MacBook Air, they’d probably slam you pretty hard. It’s not natural to gain tons of new links to new sites and Google has this figured out now. (don’t ask me how I know ) However, Google is used to seeing a huge amounts of links going to these authority sites so you don’t alert them when you send all your targeted anchor links to your product page.
As I said earlier. This technique doesn’t always work 100% of the time, but it works pretty damn often for me. The trick is too be on the watch for new products coming down the pipe and be capable of producing quality one-way backlinks to your page.
In the future, I’ll try and post more articles on how to make money online without a website since I know a some of you are just starting out and do not have websites.