How to be a poker affiliate

Here are a few thoughts I have on how to be a poker affiliate, how to become a poker affiliate, and how to be a successful poker affiliate. Enjoy.

How to set up a poker site

  1. Pick a niche BEFORE setting up a poker site.
  2. Decide on a domain name.
  3. Brainstorm content categories.
  4. Decide how you want to build your poker site – Notepad, Frontpage, Dreamweaver, Blogger, WordPress…
  5. Write poker content and build your poker site.

How to pick or find a poker affiliate niche

  1. The best poker affiliate niche you can pick is the one you know something about.
  2. If you don’t know anything about poker at all, then pick the niche that you think will make you the most money with the least effort.
  3. Pick a poker affiliate niche that’s large enough that you can write 100′s of pages of content on the subject.
  4. Don’t worry about coming up with a”unique” poker niche. The market’s too competitive to find a unique poker affiliate niche.
  5. Whatever niche you choose, focus on providing unique content within that niche. The market will NEVER be too competitive to write original, unique poker content.

How to get really good at poker and how to get really good at being a poker affiliate

  1. Practice playing poker. Practice writing poker content. Practice SEO’ing pages.
  2. Read poker strategy books. Read poker blogs. Read poker affiliate sites. Read sites about being a webmaster.
  3. Discuss poker strategy on forums. Discuss poker SEO on forums. Discuss being a webmaster on webmaster forums.
  4. Write about poker strategy. Write about playing poker. Write about being a poker affiliate. (Writing clarifies your thinking on a subject.)
  5. Read about subjects besides poker and besides webmastering. Write about subjects besides poker and besides webmastering. Discuss subjects besides poker and besides webmastering. Being well-rounded will improve your skills in ways you can’t imagine.

How to make millions as a poker player, and how to make millions as a poker affiliate

  1. Start by figuring out how to make $1 million as a poker player or how to make $1 million as a poker affiliate.
  2. Break it down. If you want to make $1 million as a poker player, you need to determine your hourly expected win rate at various levels of play, how big your bankroll need to be to play at those levels, how long it will take you to accumulate a bankroll that large, and how many hours you’ll need to play before you’re a millionaire.
  3. Break it down part 2. If you want to make $1 million as a poker affiliate, you need to determine how much you can make per referred player, how many visitors it takes to get a referred player, and how much content and how many links you need to get each player.
  4. Once you know how many hours it takes to make $1 million as a poker player, all you need to do is put in the hours. Once you know how much content and how many links you need to make $1 million as a poker affiliate, all you need to do is put in the hours writing content and building links.
  5. If you can make $1 million as a poker player or as a poker affiliate, you can make $2 million.

How to run a poker affiliate site

  1. Run a poker affiliate site effectively by having a schedule for when you publish poker content.
  2. Run a poker affiliate site effectively by having a plan for getting links and publicity for your poker site.
  3. Run a poker affiliate site effectively by creating an email newsletter to update your readers on when you publish new content.
  4. Run a poker affiliate site effectively by offering a forum where you can interact with your site’s readers.
  5. Run a poker affiliate site effectively by being creative.

Being a poker affiliate means creating poker content that people want to read.

Being a poker affiliate means publicizing poker content that people want to read (usually via linkbuilding).

Most poker affiliates focus more on getting links than on building content. Most poker affiliates are doing it wrong.

Poker content can be more than just blog posts, forum posts, and articles. Different kinds of poker content can bring in different kinds of poker traffic.

With a little practice, you can create tons of compelling poker content that ranks for dozens, even hundreds, of longtail phrases that send a little bit of traffic every month. Being a poker affiliate who creates poker content that people want to read is way more effective from an ROI perspective than being a poker affiliate who buys enough links to rank substandard content in the search engines. The reasons for this seem obvious to me, but if they’re not obvious to you, I’ll explain. Creating genuine content takes little time compared to creating links. Substandard content that ranks just because you bought a bunch of links to it won’t last. You’ll make a lot more money from a page that makes $10 a month for 40 years than you will from a page that makes $100 a month for a year.