One of the most commonly asked questions we get from the new members going through our free affiliate marketing course is “do I have to show my face to do affiliate marketing?”.
Or in other words, “can I do affiliate marketing anonymously?“.
So, in order to answer that question once & for all, we decided to put this blog post together outlining whether or not it’s actually possible (and if doing affiliate marketing anonymously will have any impact on your earnings).
Meaning if you’ve been wondering whether or not you can do affiliate marketing without showing your face then you can rest assured that you’ve landed in exactly the right place to find out.
So let’s dive right in.
Can You Do Affiliate Marketing Without Showing Your Face?
Yes, absolutely. If you’ve been asking this question then you’ll likely be very glad to hear that you don’t need to show your face to do affiliate marketing.
In fact, some of the largest affiliate sites in the world are run by affiliate marketers who keep their faces hidden.
You see, whilst you might see many affiliates getting in front of the camera & leveraging platforms like YouTube & TikTok to promote products, that’s certainly not the only way to do it.
In fact, you can still be successful at affiliate marketing even if you don’t have any social media at all.
And you certainly don’t need to show your face.
You don’t need to get on camera, you don’t need to upload any photos of yourself & unless you specifically want to, you don’t even need to share your name.
And the reason I can say that so confidently (and stress that you can still be very successful) is because I personally didn’t show my face for a very long time when I first got started.
Why? Well, to be honest, mainly just because I’m a bit of an introvert.
I liked the idea of building websites, promoting products & all that good stuff… But I wasn’t so hyped about “putting myself out there” online.
And I know there are many other folks in exactly the same position.
To some people, putting their faces “out there” on the internet may not seem like much of a big deal… But to an introvert, it can seem daunting.
And there may be other reasons you don’t want to show your face too, such as:
- You have a job & are worried your boss might not like you doing affiliate marketing
- Your friends don’t believe affiliate marketing works & you think they might poke fun at you
- You’re trying to get rich in secret from your partner & plan to break up with them when you make it big
Okay so the last one’s obviously a joke but you get the idea. There are tons of different reasons why you might not want to show your face when doing affiliate marketing.
But as mentioned, you can still be very successful & there are many successful affiliate websites that are run by completely anonymous affiliates.
Let’s take a look at some examples.
Examples of People Doing Affiliate Marketing In Secret (& Still Succeeding)
Doing affiliate marketing without showing your face is actually pretty easy. All you need to do is find a niche, launch a website & start promoting products or services.
And to highlight just how easy it is, here are 5 successful websites that leverage this exact method:
1. The Best Leaf Blowers
This is a very simple niche affiliate website that focuses on promoting leaf blowers & despite being a simple-looking website it actually generates huge amounts of visitors & sales.
But does the person behind it show their face? Absolutely not. The owner of the website remains completely anonymous.
2. Garage Tool Advisor
Here we have yet another simple-looking yet highly-lucrative niche affiliate website that generates truckloads of traffic & sales every single day.
But guess what? Surprise, surprise, the owner of this website doesn’t show his (or her) face. They’re doing affiliate marketing completely anonymously.
3. Help With The Washing
Simplicity is the key to seeing success with an affiliate site & that’s why the third site on our list is yet another super-simple niche affiliate website, this time, focused on doing the laundry.
The owner of this website has also chosen to keep themselves completely hidden as well & nowhere on their website do they happen to show their face.
Can You Do Affiliate Marketing Anonymously & Still Make Money?
The answer is a big yes. You can make lots of money from affiliate marketing, even if you’re doing it completely anonymously without showing your face as the sites listed in the previous section have proven.
Of course, in some niches where trust is essential (such as the medical or financial niches), you may find that not showing your face & trying to stay hidden will hinder your chances of success but in most niches, it won’t be a problem at all.
After all, if you’re searching for tips on how to do the laundry & stumble across an affiliate website you’ve got to ask yourself – do you really need to know who the creator of it is, see their photo & hear their backstory to trust their recommendations on something so basic?
The answer (I hope) is likely no, and that’s why it really doesn’t matter. Nobody cares! They just want the information they were searching for.
But obviously, as I mentioned above, in some niches, like the medical niche, that may be a little different.
And the reason I say that is because if you’re searching for information that could prove to be critical to your health then you’re likely going to want to make sure that you’re getting advice from somebody who’s actually qualified to give it.
But still, that doesn’t stop you from doing affiliate marketing anonymously in those niches. You can still remain anonymous, it’s just that your conversions (the number of visitors that purchase your recommendations) may end up taking a hit.
The Bottom Line
The good news is that yes, you can do affiliate marketing without showing your face & you can do it completely anonymously without even sharing your name if you want to.
On top of that, you will still stand the same chance to earn just as much money.
The only downside, however, is that in some niches where trust is essential (such as medical & finance), your conversions may be lower because the fact that you’re hiding your face & trying to stay anonymous may arouse suspicion or cause distrust.
After all, if you’re seeking medical advice online then you’re definitely going to want to look into who wrote the article you’re reading & make sure they’re a doctor (or qualified in some other way to give the advice).
But if you’re just running a simple niche website about a topic such as smart home gadgets or robot vacuums, who “you” are really doesn’t matter.
So whether you show your face or not, it likely won’t have any impact at all on your commissions.
And the good news is that if you are trying to do affiliate marketing without showing your face then you’ll be glad to hear that’s exactly what our free course teaches.
In it, you’ll learn how you can leverage a method known as online content creation to start generating commissions without showing your face.
So if you haven’t yet done so, definitely be sure to check it out before you leave.
And of course, if you happen to have any additional questions or comments then don’t hesitate to leave them below. We always love hearing from our readers.