How to Start a Video Game Website



Start a video game website sounds awesome, doesn’t it? It’s probably because you get paid to talk about your love of gaming. It’s also probably because you want to give back to the community. Whatever the reason, it’s an awesome idea. That’s not to say you won’t have challenges when building this gaming site. There are some big, established players in the market. Plus, lots of online personalities across Twitch, gaming forums, and in-game soaking up the attention. It takes a lot of hard work to go pro as a video game streamer. The gaming website will definitely help with that....

Use Google Trends for Niche Discovery: A Primer to “Get In” Hot Markets (Ahead of the Competition)



We love to use Google Trends for business research. It reveals and validates ideas. We get an inside glimpse where markets are going and whether they're in decline. If you can find a trending topic and pair it with an offer -- then you've got yourself a great opportunity to ride that social excitement and make a few bucks. Catching an early trend gives you plenty of time to begin creating content, selecting products, and making all-important, business connections. Sometimes it's a coin toss, though. Remember fidget spinners?     How many people got stuck with stockpiles because they "got in"...

Moonlighting: Affiliate Marketing in Your Free Time



Moonlighting The act of working a second job without the general awareness of others knowing. Affiliate marketing can be a tricky game for newcomers. It presents a vast set of challenges and requires a keen understanding of many business elements which aren’t taught, openly, to those working a “day” job or those in an unrelated career. Moonlighting jobs and after-hour activities, as an affiliate, grants those -- comfortable in their current position -- a way to begin learning and implementing business projects with the aid of a safety net. Though a person’s potential for growth is only limited by holding...

How to Find Your Brand Voice: The Defining Steps and Guidelines



A brand voice isn’t hard to create but it is a must. The brand voice is more than snarky quips or positioning yourself by sounding authoritative. It’s a rallying call. A way for members of your community to back your claims and triumph your suggestions. It provides personality when topics are dull. The brand voice helps visitors know who they’re dealing. It unifies the message.   Contents Part 1: Why a Voice Matters  |  Part 2: Defining the Tone Part 3: Finding Your Voice  |  Part 4: Creating a Guideline     Why a Brand Voice is Important What makes your content...

Top Video Game Affiliate Programs — Score Big Earnings in the Gaming Niche [Updated for 2018]



There are 2.2 billion gamers across the globe -- the market is expected to reach over $108bn in revenues -- it's no wonder why marketers want to explore this industry through video game affiliate programs. The video game world is attractive to affiliates for several reasons (besides the game industry statistics). Major developers and video companies make it their goal to provide the best, possible products to keep gamers happy. Sometimes they miss the mark (loot box cash grabs) but, as a whole, the industry is ripe with innovation and good times. Gamers get older, and they may have less...

Affiliate Manager Questions That Will Make You a Better Affiliate Marketer



Asking the right affiliate manager questions will help you find what's working. The affiliate manager is there to help you, the affiliate, promote to the best of your ability. Questions take the guesswork out of affiliate marketing. These affiliate managers have a great amount of data and this data can help you align your promotions. Doing so will help it to hit the right, targeted individuals. While using the right affiliate promotions. How so? Many new affiliates joining affiliate networks base their promotions on what's "hot". Or, what's showing the highest EPC. This is a decent starting point but it's hard...

No Shave November Affiliate Programs and Movember Opportunities



Movember has made the slow shift to what a lot are now referring to as “No Shave November”. It’s that time of the year where men allow their mustaches to grow out to show solidarity and encourage fundraising for men’s issues. It got its start back in 2003 and has been steadily rising since. It’s the male equivalent of breast cancer awareness month. Today, it’s facial hair in general hence the “No Shave November”. This means men are allowing their scruff to grow out to epic proportions. It also means there’s a good chance you can make a few bucks...

Price Point Strategy: Using Tiered Pricing to Boost Online Earnings



Tiered pricing is a price point strategy that presents options for customers while boosting your chance to increase affiliate earnings. The price point strategy is used in almost every (smart) business. It goes like this: Low Medium High Alternatively, you’ll typically see it as “free”, “recommended”, and “premium”. Why do businesses do it and how can you use it in your affiliate marketing? Let’s find out. (more…)