Making Money as an Online Poker Affiliate

With so many people trying to earn a fortune on the internet, it is hard to find a way to make money that is not already flooded with competition. Maybe you have tried to go the AdSense route, or maybe you have tried creating an informational product. The point is that whatever you try to do to earn some extra money online there will always be competition.An area with some competition, but not too much, is the poker affiliate industry. With the recent legislation banning online gambling in the United States, there has been an enormous shift away from this industry. This has decreased the competition for the people currently in the gaming affiliate world. Now is your chance to get your share of the action!To get started you will need a simple website. Just a few pages will do for now. Be sure to make your site look as friendly and professional as possible. If needed, hire a web designer. This can save you a lot of time and grief.Now that you have a simple web site up you need some quality content. You can either write your own, pay someone to write it for you, or get free content from content syndication web sites. Writing your own can be very time consuming, but is the best way to guarantee unique, high quality content. Paying someone else is good except that it costs money.Getting free content from article directories can be a quick and easy way to get some content up on your site until you can write your own. When looking for free articles for your site, try to find some that have not already been picked up by everyone else. Look for new articles. Be sure to keep the author bio box in tact to avoid copyright disputes.Next you will want to sign up for a poker or casino affiliate program. Choose one that is well known and popular. Get a few links and one or two banners up on your site. Try not to make your site an offensive, flashing banner farm.Once your new site is ready to go with some fresh content. It is time to spread the word. Since your site will be new, it will not rank highly in the search engines. To overcome this you can use pay per click advertising. Since this is an entirely different can of worms, I will explain briefly. Some search engines allow you to place ads on their pages that only show up when certain words are searched on. You only have to pay when someone clicks your ad.