In today's article, we present to you the essential things you must know about free sources of traffic for affiliate marketing! Grab your coffee and read on to learn all you need to know about free sources of traffic.

What is “free traffic”?

It’s traffic that you don’t have to pay for (or invest a minimal amount). The traffic from free sources is much more flexible and different compared to paid traffic. The advantage is that you don’t have to pay a large amount of money to work with such sources (which is the biggest advantage, if you ask me). However, there are still fees if you’re planning to earn with your website, or if you’re planning to earn from social media, you might consider buying accounts to save time (but it will still count as a free traffic source). The disadvantage is that it takes time and effort to go through the process.


What verticals to choose, if you’re planning to work with free traffic sources?

If you are thinking about free traffic, be sure that it is possible for you to work with almost every vertical dating, sweepstakes, e-commerce, gambling, HR offers, Nutra, and others.

Type of sources

We’ll briefly tell you about relevant free traffic sources. The topic is enormous, and we could talk about it for hours, so today we’ll only discuss specific features for your convenience. If you have any questions - we’re always here to answer them!

1. YouTube

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Youtube is a top choice when it comes to free traffic. Integration of your links, along with tools that make the linking process easier, will surely help you on your road to success. There are some restrictions that you have to keep in mind but don’t worry - almost all of them can be bypassed, which results in the ability to work with all the verticals

You have to do a lot of research, and find out your target audience. First, begin by creating your account, and filling it with content (don’t forget to edit it appropriately with various effects, or background music to avoid being suspended). YouTube shorts (make sure to check our Shorts, too!) also prove an effective way of inserting links and expanding your audience. These currently work very effectively because right now YouTube’s algorithm will actively push you to Trends more to earn popularity of this short function. Note that your content should depend on your product and the vertical you are working with.

As we mentioned above, it’s possible to bypass certain restrictions if you’re careful enough. However, we strongly recommend you become familiar with the current restrictions in order to not lose all of your hard work.

2. Crowd marketing

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You’ve heard it before, but social media marketing is more than just using Facebook ads. It involves all aspects of your online presence — comments you make on other people’s content, social interactions with influencers and thought leaders, building a community through your website, blog, and email list. The effort needs to be genuine or else it can backfire which can lead to your business being admonished or even banned from the platform.
Crowd marketing is a great way to gain more leads and sales. It may seem like time-consuming work, but just know that in return you’ll be rewarded with conversions for a long period of time!

3. Instagram & Facebook

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Facebook and Instagram are the two big players when it comes to social media platforms. However, there’s one major difference — if you want free traffic from Facebook and Instagram, the first thing you’ll need is a well-promoted group or page. Always remember — when it comes to algorithms, Meta is pretty strict.

You can create accounts from scratch, or find them from a trusted seller. If you’re interested in a ready-made account and don’t have time to do it yourself, or simply don’t want to spend a lot of time on logistics, a trusted seller is definitely what you need. In order to succeed in your business, it’s important that your audience trusts you — so make sure that your profiles are well-developed. Set your profile photo and a few more photos, fill out your profile with some information about yourself, add friends and join groups, and share your thoughts!

After all of that is done, you just need to find a link reduction service and come up with creatives. In our experience, the most effective campaigns have a creative that attracts attention from a first sight.

4. TikTok

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TikTok offers paid ads, which are pushed to users. However, you can still use this platform as a free source of traffic. Here’s how:
  • Live streams - We all know live streaming is a great way to engage with your audience and boost your profile. However, hosting streams isn't always easy. Keeping track of statistics and relevant data can be difficult. Also, you'll need at least 1000 followers before live streaming is even possible.
  • Commenting — note, that adding a link to the comment section is not possible on TikTok.
  • Videos. If you manage to get For You content on your account — great! Remember, however, that two-step moderation (by a bot, and a live person) is always in place, so make sure to follow the Guidance in order not to get blocked.
As in Facebook, create a live profile. Use a Business Page, when creating an account, so you can get all the data for improving your account. In addition, with a business page, you’ll get an important function - adding a link to your profile.

All that is left is spending your time on the profile and coming up with creative content. Make a variety of videos to see what brings you more followers and what motivates the audience to click your profile link. Remember to use hashtags, too! Our practice shows that the best way to show up on For You Page is uploading several videos one after another (we recommend at least 3).

5. Telegram

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Telegram is the most advanced, secure, and hyped-up messaging technology all over the world. With more than 500 million users monthly and an active user base of 100 million daily, Telegram has become a fantastic platform for many industries to reach out to their prospective customers. Advertising on Telegram is a great way to reach your audience with relevant content that can help increase engagement in your social media campaign or you can use it for driving traffic.

The time it takes to get a channel going may be discouraging. You either need to put in more work or promote yourself on other platforms. Either way, it’s important to remember that there is no bad platform — it’s about choosing the one that works best for you.
You can also add various bots for moderation and fun activities.

Be unique and creative — and you’ll definitely earn here!

Trafee’s tip: Once you create your channel, we recommend sharing it with your targeted audience. Find groups and channels where your targeted audience is. Engage with active members and invite them to join your channel at the end of your posts with offers. We recommend using our Smartlink, as it is optimized to automatically choose the most suitable offer for each member."

We hope that this article has helped you to understand the basics of free traffic. Let us know what you would like to see in our next article, and please let us know about your experience with free traffic ;)

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