If you want to know how to drive traffic to affiliate links and make sales right now.

You will love these 9 untapped free traffic sources am about to share.

In fact, part of this strategy made me this sale on my affiliate offers.

bluehosts affiliate sales proof

picoworkers earning

The affiliate commissions may look small to you!!

But trust me, it pays off by just using the free untapped traffic sources am about to share with you.

Facts: It doesn’t cost you a penny, to get started.

So let’s dive right in…

With that, here are the 11 untapped free traffic sources on how to drive traffic to affiliate links.

Well said!

Classified ads

When you find the words “Ads”, What pops into your mind?

“Paid traffic” isn’t it.

But when it comes to classified ads, you get the chance to reach out to thousands of people interested in your offers, for free.

Another part!

It works for any niches.classified ads niches

With over 1.7 million visits on classified ads sites/month,

They earn their revenue from paid ads and also give room to run ads for free.

classified ads traffic potential

To get started, head over to classified ads and sign up.

Locate the top menu bar and post ads for free.

post ads on classified ads

Select your category and insert details as shown below.

insert you ads details

That said!

Inbound Facebook Marketplace

When it comes to getting traffic from Facebook,

Most people will say post your links on Facebook groups and more to get traffic to your affiliated links.

The fact is this strategy still works but something works better…

I called this the facebook inbound marketplace.

facebook marketplace homepage

I have used this strategy, to generate sales for my offers within 9 days of a trial from this listing.

my facebook listing

facebook marketplace customers

The strategy is simple.

I just did a copy and paste from nice looking wall art, home decor & paintings from esty to Facebook marketplace.esty wall arts design

Now on Facebook marketplace, including photos and art dimensions.

 facebooks marketplace store

so it was sold for USD 199.87+ on Esty and I labeled it for USD 235 and publish it on the marketplace.

Traffic wasn’t as high as it is for free methods but it brought it 2 customers which results in a sale.

I just contacted the sellers on esty and drove down to the buyer’s preferred location.

Sounds like a middleman kind of deal.

customers from facebook marketplace

I wouldn’t say, then copy and paste approach is a good idea,

But you can leverage this strategy and get highly targeted traffic to your offers.

Meanwhile, you only get to share your affiliate links via inbox.

If only your customers already opt-in for your listings on the Facebook marketplace.

To leverage this method for affiliate marketing, john crestani’s videos say it all.

Check it out.

Reddit Forums

Traffic from Reddit’s forum is a gold mine.

In as much as it is a great platform for microbloggers, it is also a great way to drive traffic to affiliate links.

microposts on reddits

you can join subreddits on RedditReddit and posts helpful info about any topic under the sun and recommend your affiliate link.

When it comes to one of the most popular forums to drive traffic,

Reddit always makes the top lists.

Leads Generation & Status Updates 

Let’s face it.

Whatsapp is killing it right now, with over 1.2 billion users on that app.

I see no reasons why you shouldn’t leverage it to drive traffic to your affiliate links.

A lot of affiliate marketers seem to ignore WhatsApp as a form of affiliate marketing.


Because they only believed it for chatting purposes.

Not until I recently discovered how useful it can be to drive traffic to affiliate links.

Fortunately, I will be revealing the tactics behind it.

I called this the “Lead generations and Status Updates”

A while back, I was trying to sell a course on the make money online space…

The digital course was country-specific, so I joined groups on Facebook related to my products.

And I compose this “giveaway”, lol.

my facebook posts

I was offering an Ebook for free in exchange for their WhatsApp contact details.

It brought in leads and engagements.

And 22 new Whatsapp contacts.

whatsapp contacts leads

So I allowed them saved my contacts before I offered them the free ebook including my affiliate links.

whatsapp affilaite marketing

So they can view my status updates anytime.

Even though they didn’t click my link at first sight,

I kept them updated on my status and they come back using my link.


Not everyone will buy, at first sight, so you have to keep them updated.

If you’re an email marketer, then you know how important this strategy works, as it brought to me 7 sales.


Pinterest is another form of search engine but solely based on visually appealing images and short video clips.

Pinterest is a goldmine for free traffic to affiliate links and it requires less effort.

printerest profile dashboard

Cool facts: it is SEO friendly and ranks on google too.

pinterest keywords on google

But getting started can be boring & strategic.

So, I recommend a video for you to get things up and running.

This video is a case study of how a marketer generated millions of traffic for free on Pinterest.

Linkedin reviews

Linked In is an awesome platform to start affiliate marketing with no budget.

If you want to drive traffic to your links, then you need to start publishing articles about your affiliate offers.

For instance, these Linkedin articles rank for the keywords “Secret email system review”

linkedin article ranked on google serp

and it brings in this little amount of traffic every month according to ahrefs.

Even though it is 401 organic traffic, it pays a lot when it comes to affiliate marketing.

Because the keywords are transactional and highly targetted.

Whoever searching for these keywords is already ready to flip their cards to buy.

So they seek more information about it.

ahrefs linkedin article traffic reports

And one part of the text contains affiliated links to the software, the writer is trying to promote.

linked in affiliate marketing

Why is this possible?

Because Linkedin is SEO friendly, it ranks potentially on Google.

To get started,

Sign up on Linked in and start writing articles.

write articles on linkedin

NOTE: when adding affiliated links to any parts of the texts, you want to make sure

You include an affiliate disclaimer on your posts.


When it comes to consistent & passive traffic sources to your affiliate links,

You need to also consider video content.

Which is Youtube.

Youtube is the second search engine in the world right now.

If you ain’t on Google then it is Youtube.

With youtube, things become easy, by making videos and dropping affiliated links on video descriptions as shown below.

inserts links in video description

There is a whole lot to youtube affiliate marketing, I can’t cover in just 3-4 lines.

But, luckily for you, I just published a recent guide to affiliate marketing on Youtube.

youtube affiliate marketing posts

You are going to learn, the types of video formats that generate more affiliate revenue,

How to get more views to your youtube channel and more.


When it comes to getting more eyeballs to any offers you want to promote as an affiliate.

Quora is one part of those sites, you should rely on.

In fact, I used quora to generate tons of traffic for my affiliate’s offers and a client’s brand.

my quora profile

Even though I once used this profile 6 months ago for a client of mine,

It still brings in 1k views every week from my previous 114 answers passively.

And this was achieved using the tactics am about to share.

Which is answering questions already ranking on google spots.

For instance, when I googled the Query “is quora search engine”.

quora questions on google

What do you find?

You could see a quora question ranking on that first page results.

What does this tell us?

Whoever provides answers to these questions on quora answers, gets a chance to be seen by many users which can bring in more views/traffic.

Nevertheless, more views don’t equal more traffic.

The more views you get the more chances you get traffic to your links.

First and foremost, How do you find these questions ranking on Google from quora?

It’s easy, one Lazy approach I do is this.

Head over to H-supertools questions explorer.

questions explorer tools

Pop up questions related to the offer you want to promote as an affiliate.

questions keywords explorer results

Check if it ranks on google.

quora questions on google


Answer the questions.

Even if non is ranking doesn’t mean it won’t count, getting traffic from google to your answers makes it better.

NOTE: never posts affiliated links directly on quora answers to avoid getting flagged/banned.

You wanna make sure, you create a bridge page for your answers to your links.

Medium SEO

Medium is an online publishing platform where tons of writers post content on any topic around the sun.

One cool fact about it, it is SEO friendly.

medium article on google

Just like linked in, it allows you to optimize posts for the Search engines.

This can be cool for users who don’t have any start-up capital to run a blog.

So medium can get you started as it also provides you a subdomain name.

NOTE: mediums ban contents with excess affiliated links, so you should be strategic about it by adding disclaimers and not all posts should contain affiliated links only.

Over to you

I hoped these free untapped traffic sources will help you drive traffic to your affiliate links,

Which in turn may lead to sales.

Now I’d like to hear from you,

Which of these strategies are you going to implement.


You tried them and did not see results,

Let me know in the comment down below.

I will see you there……

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