The Best Free Traffic Sources When Working with Affiliate Programs

Choosing the right traffic source for your dating offers can be a difficult and time-consuming process. And a lot of the available advice is based on the assumption that you have a decent budget to invest. But what if you don’t have money to spare? Although finding dating traffic can be easier if you pay for targeted ads, there are plenty of free traffic sources available. And they can provide a great starting point when you’re working with affiliate programs.

The 6 Best Free Traffic Sources When Working with Affiliate Programs

Free traffic can come from a huge number of sources. These are the ones that we’ve found more effective.

Search engines

Improving your on-page SEO can be one of the smartest ways to attract traffic to your blog or website.  Google processes over 40,000 searches per second. Then you have the other search engines to factor in. If your SEO is up to scratch, anyone searching for your affiliate program products/services will find you.


Facebook is still the world’s biggest social media platform. And although most of the focus on Facebook as a traffic source is on the site’s paid ads, it also offers plenty of potential as a free traffic source. You can obviously create posts for your timeline, featuring your pay per sale links, or links to your blog. You can create a fan page for your blog, where you can promote your content and offers. And there are endless Facebook groups for you to join and get your views – and your content – seen. Keep your timeline updated regularly. Stick to Facebook’s rules. And don’t be spammy. It won’t take long for the traffic to come. 


With more than 1 billion monthly users, Instagram is no longer the new kid on the social media block. It’s a bona fide social space of some standing. And influencers everywhere are making use of that fact. Because Instagram’s algorithms are incredibly good at putting the right content in front of the right people. If you build your profile and put effort into your content, people will find you.  


TikTok is one of the fastest growing social platforms out there right now. And a lot of people who work with affiliate programs are still confused about its advertising rules. Until recently, affiliate content could get your account closed. But TikTok has come around to the potential. And if you know how to use the platform well, it can be a great source of organic traffic. You just need to work on creating outstanding video content.

It’s also worth noting that if you’re doing well on TikTok, you could find a second audience on YouTube


Twitter is one of the most active social media platforms, despite being one of the smallest when it comes to user numbers. And it calls for a different kind of engagement. Twitter users are looking for smart and funny interaction. You don’t need to be able to create stupendous videos. But if you’ve got the time to chat, join in conversations (or better, start them), and throw in a good meme or two, the Twittersphere is waiting for you.


Lastly, if you’re working with a dating affiliate network, forums can be a great source of free traffic. Forums are where people go to look for advice. That’s their primary purpose. If you can find forum topics relevant to your affiliate niche, then you have a waiting audience. Just be sure that you’re staying on-topic to avoid being annoying or spammy.

Finding the right traffic source isn’t just about the affiliate programs that you’re working with. But about your style of working. If you play to your strengths, and create content aimed at your chosen demographic, you will reach them. It can take a little longer if you’re using free traffic sources. But give it time, and your audience will come.