Easier than you think even without a website
Something for every skill level
The idea that the only way to be successful is to have a website that shows all your favorite sites is not true. Having a website is a great tool and can help with promoting, still, it is only one of many effective ways to promote. It is also important to remember that a website does take a lot more time and effort. You can be successful without typing up a post or sharing who you are.
When I think about how to promote I often ask myself. How did I get started? When or how did I signup for that new site or at least new to me that is. The answer will likely be different for each person but I found that I reacted to banners and splash pages most often when deciding on trying a new site.
My most effective method is by far custom splash pages. I prefer to create something different that helps my promotions stand out from the rest. Some sites offer premade splash pages you can use. Simply grab your unique referral URL and start promoting. If the site does not have a custom splash page you can use your direct referral URL and promote directly to the home page of the site you are promoting. Splash pages can also be used to display a list of sites or banners of your favorite sites but I find that promoting a specific site has a better success rate.
Banner advertising is another great option. Almost every site will have some premade banners you can use to promote. It may not be as effective as splash pages but it is considerably cheaper to purchase banner advertising than direct hits. If you have a knack for web design you can always create your own custom banners.
Some free places you can create splash pages are EasyHits4U or EarnMoneySpace both links can be found under Resources.
Of course, there are many other ways to promote to get referrals. The two options above are the quickest and easiest way to get started. If you do not want to take time to design anything you can also promote your direct referral link that will lead people directly to the site to signup. Beyond that, you can be as creative as you like. Build a website, start a video blog, start a traditional blog, join forums, or do anything else that can assist in reaching new people to join. Make sure to keep whatever you decide to do manageable. It is easy to take on more than you can handle and lose all interest. Start simple and grow one piece at a time.