[Guide] How To Remain Anonymous in Affiliate Marketing

Althought not often discussed this is a very important topic in the Affiliate Marketing industry that should be addressed.

It may not be pertinent to the beginner affiliate marketers, but as you increase your traffic volumes it is very important to do everything you can do protect your identity from prying eyes.

Now, this is not a bulletproof guide, but if followed, it will most definitely decrease your exposure.

Asian man sitting in darkness with glowing script symbols and hacking system

Why remain anonymous?

There can be a plethora of reasons why, but regarding of what kind of affiliate marketer you are (BlackHat, WhiteHat or GreyHat) it is important to do everything in your power to maintain at least some level of anonymity. Whether you are running shady offers, using shady methods (such as cloaking) or just want an extra level of protection for your business, I’m sure everyone will have something to take away from this guide.

Creating a Fake Persona

This part might require some brainstorming, but don’t spend too much time on it. There are plenty of Fake Name Generators out there, that will come up with everything, from a name and address, to your mother’s maiden name for you. The key here is to be consistent and actually save and backup the information you are going to be using.


Using VPN (Virtual Private Network) when using your device, especially when accessing some of the critical services is paramount. More so it’s a good practice in general, to have VPN enabled when browsing online from anywhere but your home network, but that’s not what this guide is about.