10 Best Affiliate Marketing Traffic Sources

Traffic is the lifeblood of your affiliate marketing business. Even if you have the best product in the world, you will not make any money if no one can see it. This is why, in this post, I will share with you the ten best affiliate marketing traffic sources.

What is traffic?

Regarding affiliate marketing, traffic is the eyeballs of people who can see the offer.

These people need to show some interest in what you have to offer because if you get one million bots to your offer, you will not make any money.

Traps to avoid when getting traffic to your offers

At all costs, avoid any offers that will send you millions of visitors for cheap; most of this type of traffic is bots, and they will not buy anything from you.

I recommend picking one of the best affiliate marketing traffic sources below and concentrating on generating traffic from that source.

Best Affiliate Marketing Traffic Sources

Below are the ten best affiliate marketing traffic sources. I tried all of them, and I ranked them from my preferences, but this is not to be yours. You can pick any traffic source and start generating affiliate sales.


They say a picture represents 1000 words, and a video represents 1000 pictures. Video marketing is on the rise.

If you are new and want something that works, I recommend starting a YouTube channel.

You can create videos explaining different issues in your niche, suggest solutions, and send people to your affiliate link.

For example, if you are in a how-to build a muscle niche, you can create a video showing one type of exercise, and then on the description of the video, you can add links to all equipment you used in your exercise, if someone buys through that link, you get paid.

Starting a YouTube channel does not have to be complicated. If you have a smartphone, you can start recording yourself speaking on a phone and post videos on YouTube.

People appreciate original videos. As long as they can hear you clearly, it does not matter which instruments you use to record your videos.

You will become eligible for YouTube monetization when you reach 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of public views. This will be another income stream for you.

Please check out my YouTube channel here because I share videos that can help you make money.


It is not a secret that Facebook has been declining, but it is still a major social media, and most people still use it daily.

I will say that most people I know ( actually all) are still using Facebook. This is huge; you can use your Facebook profile to make affiliate sales.

Check me out on Facebook and say hi here.


Blogging is still one of the most effective ways to make money online. You can start a blog today, and in 6 to 12 months, you can make a full-time income.

To start a blog, you need a domain name and hosting and to install the blog in WordPress. After that, you only need to write one blog post daily for at least 90 days and watch your blog explode.

You do not need to write the posts yourself. You can hire someone to write them for you. You can hire someone to post them on your blog.

Follow me on my blogging journey here.

Guest Blogging

This is also a form of blogging, but unsteady of posting the articles on your blog. You are going to post them on other people’s blogs.

All you need to do is to find blogs in your niche that accept guest posts. Even if they do not specify, you can always contact the owners and pitch them about the possibility of blog posting.

You can go through the blogs and figure out what topics they cover, and you can pitch a topic not covered yet in their blog.

Most blog owners will not let you post direct affiliate links to their blogs. You can create a landing page, and when people click your links, they will go to your landing page, and from there, you can send them to the sales page.

Some people will want to charge you for this, so depending on your budget, you can decide if you want to pay or not.

A pro tip for this is that you can find blogs that get traffic but are not very popular yet. These tend to make it easier to get accepted to publish your posts.

Email Marketing

Email marketing is the closest thing you can have to print money. If you want to make money online long-term, you need to use the power of email marketing.

To start with email marketing, you must select a niche, create a lead magnet, get an autoresponder, and create a lead capture page.

From there, you will send people to your lead capture page to get your lead magnet in exchange for their email.

When those people give you their email addresses, you can start sending them messages with tips and recommendations, and if they buy, you will get paid.

You can read how to start email marketing here.


Quora is a question-and-answer site. Like the old Yahoo answers, most people will go to the site and ask questions.

All you can do is provide answers to those questions. In those answers, you can include links to external sites, such as your blog or a landing page. Remember that Qoura does not let you send people directly to your affiliate links.


Pinterest is another huge social media. It is based on sharing images and boards. You can build your Pinterest page and post or repost pictures and videos.

Each post-Pinterest will let you add a link to the external website, although they do not let you send people directly to an affiliate link. To bypass this, you must create a landing page or a link tree.

You will need to post a lot of content to get traction on Pinterest. I recommend using Canva to create all the pins you need for a week and Tailwind to schedule and automate your posting.


TikTok is another fast-growing social media platform that accepts short-form videos. The good news is that these videos are straightforward to create. You can create many of them in a day and start posting them daily.

After 1000 followers, TikTok will let you add a link to your bio. You can post a video and, at the end of each one, ask people to click the link in your bio for more info.

Check me out on TikTok here.

X (Formally known as Twitter)


X is my favorite social media; it is funny and stressful, and at the same time, X will let you add your link to your landing pages from day 1.

To grow your x.com account, you need to start following people interested in your niche, most of whom will follow you back.

Also, it would be best to start engaging in other people’s comments and threads. I recommend posting at least three times a day and writing a long form of posts (threads) at least three times a week.

If you do this for at least three months, you will see your X account explode, and you can start monetizing it and promoting your affiliate products.

Paid ads

All of the traffic methods discussed above are free. You can get traffic without paying extra, but since they are free ( in monetary terms), you will need to earn that traffic while producing content.

You can buy the traffic if you do not want to take 3 to 6 months to grow your audience and start making money.

You can pay companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to send people to your landing page.

You can select a niche, create a landing page, pay for the traffic in the next 15 minutes, and make your first dollar today. This is fast.

If you are brand new or do not have a budget, my recommendation is to stay away from paid ads, start with free methods, and, when you make some money, invest it into paid ads to make more money.

Final words

That is it, and those are the ten best traffic affiliate marketing traffic sources. My recommendation is not to try all of them.

Pick one that suits you the best, and work hard on it for at least six months. After you master that one, you can move to the next.

My question is, which one are you using to generate sales? Let me know in the comment section below.