Easy Money is a Myth
The idea of registering a domain name and slapping on a few pages on a shiny new website and sitting back to await the money rolling in, is a complete myth.
To be successful as a casino affiliate, takes a lot of hard work and time. This is more so, if there is only one person juggling all the work that entails creating a successful iGaming Portal.
First off, you need to know your subject matter and this applies for any industry that you dedicate your time to affiliate online in and not just the iGaming space.
Things have certainly changed since CR was registered way back on 18th August 2004. Back then the Asia market was open and the UIGEA had not been passed – Indeed that was two years away. The Asia Market was most certainly the most lucrative for affiliates.
Pretty much overnight when the UIGEA came into being, countless affiliate programs left the Asia space, leaving only a few good online casinos for Asia residents to play at. As a result, many affiliates decided to leave the space with the ones left competing against each other in those markets and territories where iGaming was in the least a grey area.
Write with your Target Audience in Mind
Ensure you do your research and write articles with your target market ( the players ) in mind. To this extent here at CR we are a portal which is written and managed by players for players. Whilst, internet-casinos-directory.net receives a revenue stream, we do warn our visitors of operators to avoid such as with our Blacklist Casino section. Unlike many casino portals we are extremely selective as to who and which operators we work with. If they are not player friendly, we won’t recommend them.
Ensure you regularly update your content, if slot games are the main focus of your site, ensure you keep the content fresh with news of the latest slot game releases. Likewise, share your knowledge you have gained whilst playing online.
If you have expertise in a particular area, of use to players, then publish it and share with your visitors.
Traffic Traffic Traffic
Now you may have an absolutely outstanding site, chock full of useful content which most site owners would die for, but if you have little to no traffic, then it won’t be serving you well.
This is where networking becomes of paramount importance and key to your site’s success. It is imperative that you at least peruse the numerous webmaster forums dedicated to the iGaming Sector. By signing up and participating this also enables you to network with your peers.
From there relationships are born and as such some very good link partners could be created, with fellow ‘webbies’ that share the same ethics and understanding of the industry.
As a result, you have individuals who you can share ideas with, exchange links to relevant content on each others sites and most importantly create life lasting friendships.
Additionally you may also want to attend one of the many iGaming Events and Conferences which are held annually. Not only does this enable you to build relationship with the ‘Casino Affiliate Programs’ you work with, but they also allow you to network with your peers. Further enhancing your status and standing with your peers and your fellow webmaster.
Be Consistent, But Patient
Should you follow the above course of action outlined and are prepared to dedicate many hours of every day to your site, then you may just be able to forge a career in this very competitive but extremely rewarding industry.
Negotiating Better Deals
One of the keys to success in affiliate marketing is finding good affiliate deals. Another, often overlooked key to making good money with affiliate marketing is negotiating better deals. Now that you’ve established a market and signed up for one of the top-paying programs above, it’s time to start thinking about your next step – negotiating higher commissions and new deals. Affiliate marketing is highly competitive, so your programs will want to be at the top of your rankings list. Once you have one program in place and have sent some quality traffic you can leverage it to negotiate better affiliate deals.