Interesting money-making article today from guest, Gerald Stidham.
If you write a blog and you just happen to be among the millions who love to play online casino games globally, well, then you’re sitting on an increasingly brand-neutral way to make some easy and affiliate cash.
Online casino entertainment is very common these days and it’s playful side-concept that can fit into just about any sort of blog as advertising, off to the side. And if you happen to write a personal piece on playing at casinos, occasionally, then with monetized links to your favourite sites to play you could rake in tidy sums.
Since any content you create and publish will enter the searching pool of those looking for casino-playing advice, for instance, then you’ll want to be aware of the basic demographics of today’s players. They are legion, and they are Googling for deals and tips. A little extra polish writing with them in mind will help you capitalize upon readers that happen to share your interest in online Poker or Roulette, for example.
It may not seem viable to advertise gambling on your site, if you do not like those games. Perhaps the aura of ‘casino’ would appear to be a turn off. As time goes on, and more regulated online gambling appears in provinces where it has been illegal hitherto, like the United States and most EU nations, you may change your mind about its image.
You may even decide to experiment with casino advertisers sooner rather than later, after considering the following points in this connection.
As we said, online casinos are going legit. They are applying for gaming licenses in countries or states where this form of entertainment has been recently opened up and regulated and made generally available. In doing so, sites with real-cash games of skill or chance face stringent vetting and certification procedures.
We could go through all the places — like the UK or roughly 15% of American states – that have added thriving, legal, mainstream betting games to extant lotteries, in order to prove the point about this pastime’s popularity and social acceptance. The fact is, moral or political will against gambling has given way to fiscal necessity, as many communities struggle against the Great Recession and benefit from taxing online casinos.
Perhaps the biggest driver of this new global interest Web-based gambling (and the political engagement with and utilization of it) is the boom in mobile devices. Games like Poker, Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, slots and Bingo that started with tremendous success on desktop computers are leaping into everyone’s hands as mobile apps.
Moreover, the games are now transitioning from native apps that must be downloaded to operating as Web services, inside the browser window much like Flash used to do. This is part of the current upgrade, across the Web, to the latest HTML5 coding language that has finally reigned in all the proprietary multimedia technologies (like Flash) into one standard that performs universally, regardless of operating system or hardware.
The last point about embracing casino marketing on your blog may be the least concrete but the most important. What does it say about you? In truth, this image projection is carried in large part by graphics. The actual ads for casinos must themselves be sophisticated enough to fit with the blog template you have lovingly massaged and polished.
The good news is that top casino brands like Virgin, 888 and Casino.com are beautifully designed properties. The graphics reflected in their banners, or what people see after clicking them, are tasteful if not classy. You can pick an online casino (if not your own favourite) that adds a dash of well-designed marketing — boosting your overall online image.
Such a move on your part can certainly boost your blog’s online income!
Gerald Stidham’s university background in cultural studies prepared him for professional blogging about mobile computing trends. He focuses particularly on tablet devices and gaming, casino games among other online pastimes. He blogs for NewMobileCasinos.