Before we move on to the process of actually building your site I thought I would tell you a little more about what to expect as a gambling affiliate. I’m not going to lie to you and say you are guaranteed success as this would not be true. The fact of the matter is most affiliates fail. If you are going to become a success in the gambling affiliate industry then you are going to have to work extremely hard. You are going to have to dedicate yourself to this project.
Last year I launched an online affiliate school. From one of my forums I manages to recruit over 20 people who wanted to give affiliate a marketing a bash. To make things easier the plan was to target soft niches keeping away from the gambling niche. I set up a couple of affiliates sites with all members allocated a maximum of 1 hour of link building per week. Can’t fail right? Wrong! To be honest the whole experience was a nightmare. Link building is not rocket science, but it is to say the least tedious. People quickly got bored of building links or simply did not put the effort in to their tasks. It became clear after a couple of months that the project was doomed to failure.
The affiliate school project made me realise that everybody is not like me. People have different priorities, goals and of course lifestyles. If I’m going to tackle any project then I will give it 100% or I’m not going to bother. I’m not one for watching TV, nor one to sit around doing nothing.
Many new gambling affiliates want instant success whereas in the real world this in most cases does not happen. I would say that on the whole you need at least 9 months to establish your site. That’s up to 9 months of work without any reward! Can you now start to understand why most affiliates fail? You are going to have to devote a couple of hours a day, day in day out with no reward for maybe 9 months. Of course you may get lucky in the first few months, but this is highly unlikely. Are you really cut out for this?
Getting back to the online affiliate school project it was clear they there were at least a few who could make it. I encouraged them to build their own sites so that they could tackle the affiliate gambling market. As someone who for most of their working life has always been self employed I realise that if you are working for yourself you work harder. Why spew your guts out for an employer when you only get a small cut of the rewards? Enthusiasm was high for all the new gambling affiliates at first, but I was dismayed to find that after a couple of months most were starting to lose interest. Again this reinforced my belief that without reward it is very hard to stay motivated. Many start to believe it is virtually impossible to generate decent income from gambling affiliate marketing. Trust me it can be done. You can do it!
So was the online affiliate school a waste of time? Well I would say not! One of the members, a Scottish lorry driver is making great progress. He is promoting a renowned UK brand, has achieved a top 3 ranking in Google with rev share up to £300 per month. He works his “balls off” building his site which has now over 1000 pages. I fully expect him to be earning at least a £1000 a month towards the latter months of this year. He is already expanding his network so the sky is the limit for his future earnings!
So now you know that if you set out to make it in the gambling affiliate world it is not going to be easy. You are unlikely to be rewarded for at least 9 months. You are going to have to dedicate yourself EVERY day for at least a few hours. People will tell you that you are wasting your time. You will constantly doubt that you can make it. Are you really cut out for this?