How many of you:

Discussion in 'General Casino Affiliate Area' started by adrenaline, Jan 9, 2012.

Do you get enough income from you affiliate buissiness to quit you job?

  1. Yes, I earn enough from my websites and only work as an gambling affiliate full time.

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    62.5%
  2. No, I don't earn enough from my websites and need a job beside.

    12 vote(s)
    37.5%
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    adrenaline

    adrenaline Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    How many of you manage to make a good living and work only as an gambling affiliate.
    I mean that you do not need another job beside this buissiness because the buissiness gives you all the money you need.

    If so how is your life now compared to before when you had a regualr job?

    I am trying to gather some information around this due to the fact my plans are to in the future to make a subaffiliate site, and I am interested i how many success stories there really are=)
     
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    KasinoKing

    KasinoKing Player turned affiliate.

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    You should have added a poll to your post, then people could vote to let you know rather than having to type an answer. You would get a LOT more feedback IMO.

    For me personally: I was doing it part time for the first 2 years before I started earning enough to consider giving up my day job.
    I did give it up in 2008 - which was my best ever year. After that it was all downhill.
    I certainly wouldn't say I make a "good living" off it, but I earn enough to get by. My wife still goes to work, while I look after our 2 small kiddies. This means it's hard for me to actually do anything like as much work as I would like to - but it's definitely WAY better than working 8-5 for someone else!

    KK
     
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    adrenaline

    adrenaline Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Thanks KK I was not aware where I could find this until now,hehe
     
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    CaseyM

    CaseyM Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I think there should be a lot more options in this poll, the yes/no options are far too black and white, some people would rather continue working and double their income whereas others might earn enough to get by and then quit their jobs. It also depends on the type of person you are and whether you enjoy having a regular income, imo its not just a matter of I make X amount so I will quit, some people have children, bigger mortgages, bigger salaries to sacrifice etc, I think you should take a look at a poll, how much do you earn instead, I'm sure I saw one over here, if not it was GPWA :)
     
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    adrenaline

    adrenaline Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Hehe, thanks Casey.
    Rookie poll misstake!
    Anyway, I can't seem to edit it..rather odd I could earlier.
     
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    Guard Dog

    Guard Dog Guard Dog Staff Member

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    I can see an edit icon (pencil). That shouldn't have gone away. Let me know if I need to edit it.
     
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    tryme1

    tryme1 Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    Regardless of how the poll is phrased: it's still an important question. I remember finding CAP when I was very new to this industry and my assumption was that everyone on that forum was a full-time professional gambling affiliate. It took a while for me to realise that wasn't the case.

    To answer Adrenaline's question: I'm a full time internet marketer but not a full-time gambling affiliate. Gambling makes up maybe 30% of my monthly income.

    In terms of lifestyle: I love working for myself as I was a rubbish employee but it's certainly not all 'sitting on the beach with a laptop'.
     
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    michael26a

    michael26a Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    I've been working as a full-time gambling affiliate for 3 and a half years. Its certainly much easier and more flexible than working a regular job, but it can get a bit boring and lonely sometimes. I don't miss being stuck in peak hour traffic, and I don't miss the low pay I used to get, but I definitely miss the social component of working with other people. In saying that, being at home and bored is still better than my last job as a security guard lol
     
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    Kasinas

    Kasinas Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    That moment is coming near but still have to work at my day job to have additional income.
     
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    Guard Dog

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    I am a full-time engineer and pretty much a full-time affiliate and AGD Admin as well :) That's a lot of hours! Hard to get rid of a day job, though, when you require stability (I have 2 kids).

    I would love to go full-time, but just can't without complete stability.
     
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    baldidiot

    baldidiot Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    My wife has a regular job, but I stay at home fiddling around on a laptop all day - or at least I'm pretty sure that's what she thinks! I have mainstream sites as well as the igaming ones.
     
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    95BET

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    Aff sites are only a partime "hobby" for me. But I enjoy the work greatly. very rewarding
     
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    DoggyStyle

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    You should add to poll: "I earn enough from my website(s), but I do not want to rely on my affiliate earnings."
    That's me. I could live from my affiliate income. But depending on "google's grace" is the last thing I want.
     
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    bsilva028

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    i begun to promote in begining of 2012
    but only this year take this more seriously,
    waiting by the results now...
     
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    buddy m

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    I work full time and dont see that changing, but I do think I do better at this then I would if I had part time job.
     
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    buddy m

    buddy m Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    There is something to be said about STABILITY!
     
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    Online18Casino

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    I stopped working a 9-5 about 2 years ago. I do this while my gf is a freelance photographer, as well as my personal assistant. As far as stability, this is the most stability ive ever had. I have a horrible habit about not caring about what happens in life before 10am, so a 9-5 never did work out to well :)

    I really work at this, half of me really enjoys it, and the other half never wants to go back to working for anyone else, so it has worked out really well so far.
     
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    baldidiot

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    I think once you've worked for yourself for a couple of years, it would be very hard to go back to taking orders from a boss!
     
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    Online18Casino

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    That is so very true. Right out of high school I was a manager of a theater for about 5 years, they really let me run the place and pretty much get away with everything. After that job and before this one I spent 3 years trying to find something else I could simi-enjoy. Sometimes I really miss the customer interaction part, but I don't think anything will ever beat this.

    While to others what we do may seem like a lot of work, and I put in my share of 14 hour days, I have never considered it 'work'. Its just what I do with my time while everyone else is on facebook talking about food ;)
     
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