Making money from affiliate programs

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Online casinos have been giving some very tough competition to the land-based gambling establishments over the past one decade. The online gambling industry is worth billions of dollars today and presents an excellent moneymaking opportunity to home-based casino affiliate marketers everywhere.

Let’s take you through some possible methods of making good amount of money through casino affiliate programs. However, before proceeding on to the methods you’d need to first shortlist the casino establishments you wish to promote. Please keep in mind that you must market only and only established and reputed online casinos. Go through the River Belle casino games and you’d know what we’re talking about! This is very important to ensure that you succeed in this industry and are paid all your commissions on time.

What is affiliate marketing?

If you’re someone just starting out in the online moneymaking industry, the first thing you must understand is ‘What is affiliate marketing?’

Affiliate marketing is simply a method of attracting and engaging a large number of interested gamblers on your website, who arrive there through different means, and are then sent to the casino portal through your affiliate link. You are later paid commission based on the amount of traffic you send to the casino website and/or the number of referrals who go on to register and play at the casino website.

How it works?

As briefly explained above, the primary aim of having a casino affiliate website is to drive as much traffic as possible, and then engage the visitors in such a way that they feel motivated to click on your affiliate link and visit the concerned casino website. Whenever they click any such link, a small file known as a cookie gets saved on their computers/devices. This file serves as an alarm to the casino portal, which can thereafter verify that the visitor had indeed come through you.

This cookie also helps in ascertaining the total number of visitors sent by you to the merchant’s website, and how many of them actually purchase something or deposit money (to play games) on the casino portal. Here’s a quick rundown of the two big mistakes casino affiliate marketers must avoid.

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Searching for casino brands

As also mentioned earlier, there is a great multitude of casino brands on the Internet who would readily collaborate with you and pay you for sending them quality traffic. However, it’s very important for an affiliate marketer to understand his/her potential visitors and the casino offers s/he wants to promote, in order to earn good amount of commissions. For instance, if you’re a casino games blogger, you must know your target audience in and out, so as to encourage them to try out the games you’re promoting.

Please note, the end users choose to deposit money at an online casino partly because of how you encourage them to and mostly because of the casino’s reputation. Hence, it always makes sense to do business only with trustworthy and reputed brands.

Signing up with affiliate programs

Although finding the right casino to promote is slightly difficult, signing up for their program is a very easy task. You must work with only a handful of casino brands in the beginning and avoid splurging a lot of money on marketing and advertising. You’d normally either sign up with the casino directly or through some affiliate network (that might offer multiple casino offers).

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Samantha Acuna is a writer based in San Francisco, CA. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post,, and Yahoo Small Business.