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Monday, 29 July 2019

You may have heard about poker affiliation and how some people are making a lot of money from it. This may have caused you to ask questions and try to figure out - what this is exactly and how does it work?! More likely than not, many of your questions have gone unanswered or you couldn’t quite understand the answers.

If this is the case, there is no reason to worry. 

For someone completely new to the world of affiliation it is perfectly normal to feel confused and overwhelmed at times. Things may seem complicated and unclear explanations will leave you with more questions than you had coming in.

If you want to know more about this topic, you’ve come to the right place.

In this blog, we’ll try to cover the topic of poker affiliate earnings in a simple and straightforward manner. Keep on reading and by the end of it, you should have a majority of your questions answered.

How Does Poker Affiliation Work?

This is the first and most important question to answer. 

By being a poker affiliate you act as a middleman between a poker room and the players. 

Players have a variety of options available to them and you’re the one who help them make the decision to play at a particular room.

When you become an affiliate for a poker site, you’ll receive your personal link or a code and you’ll need to have players use this link when signing up with the operator. This is how the room keeps track of affiliates and this is how they determine how many players you sent and how much money they owe you (more on this in a minute).

How you get players to sign up with you is your own business. You can have a website, blog, vlog, or simply do it via online forums, Skype, or even the word of mouth. 


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Usually, the operator will provide you with something you can offer to your players that they couldn’t get on their own – a better rakeback deal, a bigger welcome bonus, access to some exclusive tournaments, etc. These are the tools you can use to sign players up.

How Much Can I Earn?

One of the greatest things about being a poker affiliate is that you can really earn a lot – but it will depend on just how committed you are to doing what needs to be done. The market is a bit saturated so you’ll need to compete with other affiliates out there and claim your share of players, which will require some effort.

In terms of earnings, most rooms offer one of three options:

  • CPA deals – a one-off payment when you bring in a new player
  • Revenue share – earn a share of the player’s net rake for the lifetime
  • Hybrid deals – a combination of the first two

If you’re looking at doing this long-term, you should be aiming for revenue share or hybrid deals. CPAs are good to get you started and earn you some quick buck but at the end of the day, they’re losing you money in the long run.

For example, if you have a CPA deal that pays $50 for every new player you bring, this is $50 you’ll get once and then the room is done with you. They don’t owe you anything else for that particular player.

If that player goes on and produces say $1,000 in net rake (after expenses, bonuses, etc.) over the year, you’d get $350 over the 12-month period had you been on a 35% revenue share deal. Perhaps you’d have to wait for the money a bit longer but you would earn $300 more than with the CPA deal.


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How to Get Started?

People are often afraid of getting involved with poker affiliation because there are so many big sites out there already and they are worried that they just couldn’t survive the competition. While this is a valid argument it shouldn’t be what stops you from giving it a try.

There are existing and new poker players looking for a new room to play at every day.

While they’re more likely to go to one of the big affiliates, you can still create your own niche with a bit of creativity. You could have an entertaining personal poker blog, for example, and if enough people are reading it, you’ll be able to get some signups from that blog.

You won’t get rich over night but there is still plenty of money to be had in poker affiliation. 

The first step is always the hardest one and that’s where you need to start. Just figure out what you think would work and give it a try. 

The worst case scenario is that you’ll lose a bit of time and gain some experience as becoming a poker affiliate is completely free in terms of money! You don’t even need a website to get started and you can get one cheaply these days, so even that is not a serious obstacle.

So, don’t let another day go to waste. Register here and start building your affiliate network!

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