View Poll Results: Gaze into a Crystal Ball - Will 2015 be better than 2014?

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  • Revenue will grow more than 50% in 2015.

    4 21.05%
  • Revenue will grow 41% to 50% in 2015.

    0 0%
  • Revenue will grow 31% to 40% in 2015.

    1 5.26%
  • Revenue will grow 21% to 30% in 2015.

    2 10.53%
  • Revenue will grow 11% to 20% in 2015.

    4 21.05%
  • Revenue will grow 6% to 10% in 2015.

    3 15.79%
  • Revenue will stay the same (within 5%).

    3 15.79%
  • Revenue will shrink 6% to 10% in 2015.

    0 0%
  • Revenue will shrink 11% to 25% in 2015.

    1 5.26%
  • Revenue will shrink 26% to 50% in 2015.

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  • Revenue will shrink more than 50% in 2015.

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    Question Gaze into a Crystal Ball - Will 2015 be better than 2014?

    Calendar year 2015 begins next week, so if you have not yet thought about or set goals for the new year, now is a good time.

    Share your plans for the upcoming year - what are you going to do new or differently to make the new year different than 2014?

    And gaze into your crystal ball and hazard a guess as to how your revenue in 2015 will compare to your 2014 revenue. Will it be better? Will it be worse? By a lot or by a little? And be sure to share the reasons you think it will change for the better or for the worse.

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    My calculations clearly show there should be at least a 50% increase in revenue compared to 2014, as I have diversified the portfolio and optimized the monetization by choosing the right affiliate programs and the right deals.

    Problem is, I can't count. Might as well be looking at a 50% decrease but forgot to add the minus sign.

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    I believe that my revenue for 2015 will grow by at least 20%. I'm being very conservative and don't want to get my hopes up too high The reasons I think it will grown is because I am in the process of making all my portal sites mobile friendly, and I plan on promoting a larger number of my sites more actively. I also plan on giving much more exposure to the affiliate programs that have better conversions, offer bigger rev share percentages and have a good track record of prompt payments and professional service.
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    I hope to grow it by 20% but it's really tough to make predictions in this business. The POC tax has just come in so we don't fully know how that's going to affect margins, also at any given moment the landscape can change, programs change their terms etc etc. The obvious aim is to grow year on year and if you're doing this full time then you can only hope for that to happen.

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    Revenue will grow 11% to 20% in 2015. (my vote)
    If I am right, you buy my a bottle of Russian Vodka. Cheers!

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    As a predominantly UK-facing affiliate we're going to have to pedal pretty hard to stand still in 2015 so I've said stay the same (within 5%).

    The changes in deductions due to POCT for some of our key bookmakers have increased dramatically judging by December's numbers so we'll need to cover that before thinking about growing. Either that or negotiate a higher rev share percentage, now there's a thought

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    Putting all three sites on the same domain might give you the 5% edge you're looking for.

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    A lot of what will happen for Casino City will depend on currency exchange rates. As a US based corporation, we measure revenue in US dollars, and so the recent strength of the dollar definitely hurts us from a revenue perspective. If the dollar remains strong relative to the Euro and Pound over the next year, as I am assuming will be the case for revenue projection purposes, then we will need to increase revenues in those foreign currencies a reasonable amount to remain in the same place in dollars. And the POC tax will make growth a challenge in the UK market, which is a significant one for us, even though we are very diversified. So, for the moment, I am projecting flat for 2015 versus 2014, and hoping that will prove to just be conservative posturing in hindsight. It's hard to handle less revenue than is projected, so I try to be somewhat conservative in financial planning.

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    This is a poll for big webmasters only, because for smaller ones only one highroller can burst all bubbles. A small webmaster is not able to compensate that.

    Moreover: This is a psychological poll, because Marvin the manically depressed robot from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy would vote for a negative preview. Of course!

    But thoughts like that are not good for the health, not good for the sex life and for sure not good for the next mountain hike. So if my wish is to earn 12.3834892449396 % more than last year ... is a result of 11.64523547935449 % still a victory or the trigger to buy the mountain hike ticket?

    So I can't vote for anything, because I am either on Marvin's way today or latest on 31. December 2015 when a highroller hit his 5 lucky numbers 4 times in a row and my positive vote will crumble into dust. If not, then I am just lucky and any range of % is a happiness at all and "how much %" does not matter.

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    It's like flipping a coin.

    We don't have specific expansion plans, but are always on the lookout for optimisation techniques, better monetisation, and adjusting our sports event coverage to best fit our readership.

    But we are the whims of things like currency conversion, google algorithms, hacks, website performance, affiliate program changes, adjustments to rates, higher fees, and/or affiliate tracking failures.

    I anticipate that we will manage more gains in these areas than losses, so will anticipate a slight (5-10%) improvement.

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    I'm planning on going "full-time" with my affiliate business this year which currently earns at least four times more than my physical business. My physical business takes up about seventy percent of my available time.

    So once I have disposed of the time sucker, I should do a lot better, with more time available to invest in my web sites.

    I voted 11% to 20%.
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    I've opted for about the same.

    I need to change somethings around in 2015, optimise what I'm doing and concentrate on certain areas to increase my business profitability but think any changes I make this year will probably not really be seen until 2016.

    Outwith the gaming space I need to dump some time-wasting activities as well although I do have one or two interesting things going on so I guess it's a bit wait and see for me for the first few months anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHorvat View Post
    Putting all three sites on the same domain might give you the 5% edge you're looking for.


    Efficiency is always a starting point !

    My vote 21-30%

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    If economic situation will be worse on 2015, gambling bussines will see happy days, so that everyone here hoping to reach 30 % ( including me ) or more would be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazinoportal View Post
    If economic situation will be worse on 2015, gambling business will see happy days, so that everyone here hoping to reach 30 % ( including me ) or more would be happy.
    Its depending on how the regulations will effect, just read about new laws in Finland, Romania, Portugal... and more.

    So although my vote was 21-30 % I'm starting to have second thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfbettingsystem View Post
    As a predominantly UK-facing affiliate we're going to have to pedal pretty hard to stand still in 2015 so I've said stay the same (within 5%).

    The changes in deductions due to POCT for some of our key bookmakers have increased dramatically judging by December's numbers so we'll need to cover that before thinking about growing. Either that or negotiate a higher rev share percentage, now there's a thought
    I'm exactly the same and think just maintaining what I did in 2014 would be a bloody good year for me.

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