Q: I am new to Social Media. I am thinking of either starting a blog, or article marketing, maybe a Web site. However, I don’t know which would be the best idea. Since I don’t sell anything, I don’t know if the Web site would work. My question is… do you need a blog to work with ClickBank to do affiliate marketing?
A: The short answer is that you don’t need to have your own Web site. you can use Google AdWords or one of their competitors and buy targeted traffic to drive straight to a merchant.
Please note that some merchants prohibit this, so you will have to read the terms of the affiliate program to be sure it is permissible.
Anyhow, if you’ve got more time than money, I’d suggest going with a blog or other type of site and just start developing it.
Pick a topic that is some sort of passion of yours, so you will stick with it.
But if you have some money you can invest in affiliate campaigns, go ahead and get started using PPC without a Web site.
If you go with PPC, be aware that it takes a lot of testing and close monitoring, or else you could be out a great deal of money.