Ahh, working from home...

Up-tight, corporate suited business people – GAH! The last thing you want to do is shave off that bushy beard of yours in exchange for salary and cheap office coffee; that’s why you’re a gaming affiliate – that freedom to earn money from anywhere in the world, in your boxers, with the gruffest looking face that wouldn’t exactly make you “office material”.

Kidding aside, running your own gaming affiliate website is still work but the pleasure of doing so however you want and where you want makes this one of the most exciting opportunities on the planet – here’s how things go down …

Choosing the Right Affiliate Program

There are dozens of great gaming affiliate programs available for you to promote. Your selection of the type, payout, support and brand behind the program will be one of your secret weapons for getting paid online.

The use of reviews will help you understand how trustworthy and valuable an affiliate program will be – the selection here on CasinoAffiliatePrograms.com has a great assortment of tools that will help you find a program that will fit beautifully with your world domination plans.

Getting your Online Presence Setup

The core foundation for this dream of not shaving and getting paid comes down to the website you’re setting up because it is, after all, where you’ll be promoting your business and affiliate offerings.

If you’re not the techie type, you’re in luck because platforms like WordPress or hiring freelance designers are extremely inexpensive these days. Once you have your site up and running, it’s important to toy with the design in a logical manner so that you’re optimizing the site for search engines (SEO), content, navigation and call-to-actions on your affiliate links.

Outside of the website, you’ll want to setup you social media presence on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and even LinkedIn. Use these networks to get traction to your website and that initial group of people to your site that creates a viral effect on traffic. Each new person to the site is another opportunity to earn money – remember that.

Learning from the Best in the Biz

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel because gaming has been going on since the early dawn of man – the only difference here is that you’re replacing the smoky backrooms with computers and software.

There are plenty of great resources (such as the CAP blog) that will educate you on the best practices and secrets of gaming affiliates. Education is one of your best weapons in your affiliate toolbox because it will give you the insight on what needs to be done in order to turn a run-of-the-mill website into a cash generating machine.

Note: Be sure to view our special, free webinar where the experts share their best secrets of affiliate marketing.

Leveraging that Inner Voice

You’re sitting here, reading about gaming affiliate information because you’re either interested or already in the mix – this, of course, means that you’re also interested in the games that you’ll be promoting. In order to truly understand your audience and earn cash with every sale, you need to also take the role of an educator and teach your audience about the ins and outs of the industry.

You don’t have to go crazy and write a novel but it’s important to draw in a crowd through content. Content will help you gain traction in search engines and lead to even more sales through your affiliates. Every new visitor you gain through search engines and social media is one less dollar you need to spend on advertising – that’s the smart way to do things.

Generating Sale after Sale

Once you have the other elements of your gaming affiliate business setup – it’s all a matter of getting people into your programs so you can earn commissions. For this reason, your work is mostly tailored around marketing your website through advertising, guest posting, blogging, social media and any other platform where you can find people that want to play their hand at online gaming.

You need to be pushing the benefits – not just the features. For example, you want to share how they too can begin earning money at home to have more freedom than the technical side of some program they’re using. Push the benefits and you’ll get people hooked – this is the beginning of a very lucrative revenue stream.

Conclusion

Who said you need to be the corporate type to run your own business? Not you! In fact, you can likely get more down sitting in front of your computer, scruffy bearded and all, and still earn a healthy income from your gaming affiliate business. Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t the “office type” because you’ve got the power of the web on your side – now, get out there and do it!

Ready to learn how you can join the league of bearded affiliates? Browse over to the Newbie Corner and introduce yourself!


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