Getting Started with Poker Affiliate Programs

by Jonathan Holloway - Date: 2006-12-20 - Word Count: 341 Share This!

Many people know what affiliate programs are, but few people know how to profit from them. One of the most profitable industries to be an affiliate for is the online gaming industry. Every year people bring home thousands of dollars worth of commissions from some of the top online gambling sites.

As an affiliate, it is his or her job to promote the product they are selling. Without people seeing the affiliate's site or links the affiliate will never earn a dime. The key to success in any affiliate program is traffic. An affiliate must bring traffic to their website in order to make any sales or get any referrals. The easiest way, but most expensive, is to pay for your traffic. This is referred to as pay per click advertising or PPC. Most affiliates know all about this, and it can be a very good way to bring traffic to your site.

Many major search engines do not allow gambling content to be advertised so often smaller search engines are used. However some affiliates have been able to get advertisements up on google with some clever websites.

Many affiliates choose to write articles on subjects that they have knowledge of to promote their websites. These articles should be well thought out and not be a blatant sales letter. Start by brainstorming for a while, and eventually come up with an outline for the article. The article should be at least 250 words to be considered effective. Then submit the article to e-zines. These sites will be the source of the traffic from the article. This is a good way to get traffic to a site, and many marketers swear by it.

When choosing a casino or poker room to promote, be sure to do proper research. Their are many forums out there that discuss numerous affiliate programs in order to let fellow affiliates know of scams. Believe it or not some poker rooms do not pay their affiliates.

Remember that traffic is the key, and once you have traffic the money will come flowing in.

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