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Becoming an affiliate

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by vegetagirl2008, Mar 2, 2009.

    Mar 2, 2009
  1. vegetagirl2008

    vegetagirl2008 Mafia Wars Level 472

    Occupation:
    No Job Here..
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
    What does one do to become a affiliate for online casinos.

    1. Can you do it on a part-time basis?

    2. Do you need to have some collateral to participate?

    3. Is there spamming involved?

    4. Is there guaranteed income?

    5. Is there some risk involved.

    I am not thinking of becoming one I am just curious as how it works.
     
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  2. Mar 2, 2009
  3. pokeraddict

    pokeraddict Webmaster

    Occupation:
    Pro Poker Player
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    1. Can you do it on a part-time basis?

    Yes, you can work on it as little or as much as you want. The more quality work the better though for best results.

    2. Do you need to have some collateral to participate?

    No

    3. Is there spamming involved?

    No, most legit places will shut you down if they catch you spamming

    4. Is there guaranteed income?

    No, typically your income is based on the performance of your signups.

    5. Is there some risk involved.

    Just the time invested unless you have legal concerns, then you should contact legal help in your country.
     
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  4. Mar 2, 2009
  5. vegetagirl2008

    vegetagirl2008 Mafia Wars Level 472

    Occupation:
    No Job Here..
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
    You have explained sign-ups what does that entail?
     
  6. Mar 2, 2009
  7. rockycatt

    rockycatt meistercatt CAG MM

    Occupation:
    carpenter
    Location:
    Boston
    Can you expand a little about the leagle thing does one need a business address and a business certifacte ie a business checking account ..

    foot note i want to model my life after KK'S AVATOR 8=)
     
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  8. Mar 2, 2009
  9. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    Most affiliates are part-timers. They do this for extra cash.
    No - all you need is a website and a plan...
    Like Pokeraddict mentioned - if you get caught spamming, you'll be shut down. You can refer to our spam page to review affiliate programs' spam policies here:
    http://www.casinomeister.com/online_casino_spam.php

    Like most any "self-employed" type job - no.

    The only risks involved could stem from the laws of your local jurisdiction. For instance, my company is located in Germany. German companies are not allowed to target Germans with online casino ads. So this is one reason you won't see any German language ads here.

    I'm glad you asked since there are probably a bunch out there who haven't asked. There is a lot of information at Casinomeister concerning affiliate marketing and how to become one. You can find some of this here:
    http://www.casinomeister.com/affiliate.php (warning - needs a serious update)
    http://www.casinomeister.com/casino-research/index-casino-misc.php
    And then we have a webmaster section of the forum as well:
    http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/webmasters-corner/
     
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  10. Mar 2, 2009
  11. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    You don't have to but for tax reasons it helps.

    IMO, players have the potential to make the best affiliates because they should be able to pass on honest and accurate information. Many affililiates don't play, perhaps surpringly, and they therefore often don't understand the needs of players. Consequently they pass on standard information and forget about things like the realities behind specific wagering requirements, cashout times for different banking methods, passing on nfo about banking methods that actually work and customer service standards.

    The biggest problem IMO that any potential affiliate faces is traffic. It's important to understand the concept of "SEO" and the deployment of those methods, at least in a basic form. his is why spamming is rife in any potentially lucrative commercial market (drugs, casinos, sex etc), because a lot of webmasters don't know how to compete for quality traffic.
     
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  12. Mar 2, 2009
  13. same_old

    same_old Dormant account PABaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    12th man
    Location:
    Australia
    As there is so many affiliates already out there promoting casino's etc, what are the chances of making a dollar out of it if there are already so many who has years expereince in this??.

    Is it kind of who comes up with a new idea first or who s catering more to the clientel???.
     
  14. Mar 2, 2009
  15. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    Bierland
    My advice would be to find a niche, target an audience that hasn't been pursued yet, and then make yourself known via online and offline publicity.

    And keep your overhead waaaay low. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Mar 2, 2009
  17. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    It certainly helps to find an "angle" and as CM says, a niche that you know about. Maybe a specific game type or something. But the more unique you can make the info the more chances people will want to use it.

    Can't re-iterate enough that it's all about quality traffic. You can have the best and fanciest website in the world, or just a basic HTML site, but if you can get the right kind of traffic it can work for you.
     
  18. Mar 2, 2009
  19. dominique

    dominique Dormant account

    Occupation:
    webmistress
    Location:
    The Boonies
    It is a good idea to regularly visit You must register/login in order to see the link. to see if the T&Cs of the casinos you choose are ok for affiliates. And they sometimes change for the better or the worse, so it's good to keep up or you might find yourself failing and you don't know why. Affiliates get cheated at least as much as players, and likely more since there is no way to accurately prove the statistics you are provided with are correct.

    That site also currently is running a free apprentice program, but I don't know if there are still openings. If there are, I strongly recommend it, you will receive all kinds of help and guidance.

    I agree with everyone else - be unique. You can do it still. Sit down and make a list of things you would have liked to have at your fingertips when you first started playing. It helps a LOT if you are a player yourself, most of the bigger affiliates are players.

    When I got into this business some 8 years ago, everyone told me that it was too late to break into it, and that my site was not going to work.

    Nothing changed, people still tell newcomers the same thing. If people tell you your site won't work because of structural stuff or SEO, take the advice. If they think so because of the type info you provide and/or look and feel of the site, ignore it pretty much. If you love it, there are others who will love it too. You don't need everyone to like it, you want some people to love it a lot. Just don't load it down with banners - they are at best distracting to visitors, their eyes won't know where to look with all that flashy stuff. If you think of your site as a room, banners can be the art on the wall, never the furniture.

    If there is anything you always wanted to know about casinos but still don't know, research it. Others will feel the same way. Make it available on your site.

    It will be a hobby at first, then a part time job, and hopefully at some point you will have the choice to make it full time.

    Good luck!
     
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  20. Mar 2, 2009
  21. love2winalot

    love2winalot Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Roulette Player
    Location:
    Philippines/Visiting Las vegas
    Affiliate

    Hiya. First off, make sure whomever you decide to become an affiliate with, "you can be with as many as you want", that the country you are in, is allowed to play at that site. As example, i used to be one with Captain Cooks, but they no longer allow US players.

    Next, some people do not understand what an affiliate is. Some people will see a link to a casino, and bypass it, and just go to the main site on their own. Not trusting to click on a link. Also, if they know that, "YOU" actually play there, it helps.

    And..........Each Casino runs it's Affiliate program differently. Some have Chargebacks, and some do not. That being, "what if the player actually wins"?
    You can use any of the Free Website Builders, make a "Internet Casino Information site out of it, and post your Affiliate links on your site.
     
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  22. Mar 2, 2009
  23. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    That is precisely why I started my websites. :thumbsup:
    I wasn't anything to do with money (I had no idea how much people made) - I just found that as a player the information I wanted to see didn't seem to be available anywhere on the net - so I did it myself!

    Anyone starting out should treat it as a part time hobby, as I did. It takes a VERY long time for anything much to happen - for the first year I just earned some beer money!

    :drink:
     
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  24. Mar 2, 2009
  25. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    I do nothing productive
    Location:
    Hell on Earth
    Like anything, learning the casino affiliate business takes time. Most people I know that started as an affiliate worked for about a year before they made any real money.

    I do disagree with some of the others, there are risks, besides the legal concerns. You have the risk of wasting your time and money, but that goes for starting any new endeavor.

    You do have an initial cash investment, It does cost to rent a server and to rent a domain name. You can get a good Hosting package for anywhere from about $5.00 US a month on up to hundreds a month and Domain name (unique) for around $5.00 US a year. (by the way those prices will really vary)

    Then you have the investment of time.
    Like I said, it is usually around a year of constant learning and work before you make any real money.

    But if you make it... you can truly be your own Boss... and as far as I am concerned there are few better things in the world than being your own Boss. :thumbsup:
     
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  26. Mar 3, 2009
  27. vegetagirl2008

    vegetagirl2008 Mafia Wars Level 472

    Occupation:
    No Job Here..
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
    Wow all this information I am absorbing it all. I will definitely look into this and see if this is what I want to do. Right now I am just researching, because I don't want to get into something I might not be comfortable with. And KasinoKing beer money is better than no money..
     
  28. Mar 5, 2009
  29. NicolasJohnson

    NicolasJohnson Dormant account

    Location:
    A Place
    Well, I can see you got a very complete response as to being an affiliate.


    I just though I would throw in an extra piece of information. The founder of AffiliateGuardDog is giving free mentoring to newbie affiliates.

    He is a stand up guy. I'm not posting the link since I don't want to be breaking the rules and get myself some vacation. But I thought it might help if you do decide to take the plunge. I'll try to be good now :notworthy


    Kind Regards,
    Nicolas Johnson
    RegalAffiliates.com Affiliate Manager
     

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