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    Hello everyone,

    My new life as an affiliate started about 3 months ago and I am loving every minute of it. I have finally got my first site up and running and am working hard on my second and would love to hear the views and thoughts of other people in the same boat as me.

    I have an awful lot of questions running around inside my brain, but for starters I would really appreciate your views on a big problem of mine which is my IMPATIENCE.

    I knew when I started my new affiliate life that it takes a long time for a new site to become established and to start generating traffic but already I am starting to feel a little impatient. I am concentrating on all things SEO and I think I'm doing the right things, but every day that goes by without click throughs and conversions makes that seed of doubt grow a little bigger.
    My first site is a Casino affiliate site and I suppose my question to you is, with a casino site, I imagine there is no set time period for success, but how long do you think it should take before there are signs of progress traffic-wise and hence revenue-wise.

    I'll say hello again and thanks in advance for any of your thoughts

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    Be patient! I launched my slotadvisor.com site in 2002, it took about three years before I saw any commissions worth mentioning. Just keep building more and more pages and work on SEO.

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    In 2001 it took me about a year to make decent money and I quit my day job after another couple years to do this full time.

    My only suggestion would be to start with 1 site and build the heck out of it THEN build another site or forum, but that is a personal thing.

    Good luck!

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    I agree, you'll probably need a little longer yet. About a year sounds about right although I think it was just over for me. I hadn't even heard of SEO though!

    It varies though and you might strike it lucky.

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    Depends on goals

    Here is my basic plan for anything I sell on the net..

    Build site (duh0

    Add x pages / sections per month
    Set a goal for visitors for the month, start at 250 uniques and go from there.
    Note bounce rate and time on site
    Note number of down loaders to sign ups to depositors
    I have a spreadsheet I use here if it helps:
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    Figure out creative ways to get new content and reviews cheap
    HINT: Amazon.com

    rinse repeat

    Also, I like niche building...Start with one niche that is not over saturated and do a nice squeeze page. If you want some fast traffic, look up the linkwheel method I posted here and you can get traffic in hours...
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    It took about 8 months to a year to make money worth mentioning on my affiliate sites in 2006. Patience is important.
    Most gaming affiliates quite after a few months for lack of tangible return on their time. My advice is stick with it!

    Cheers!

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    I very much agree with everyone here with the time scale around a year before you see any true traffic coming to your site.

    Also, as Robin has said here, concentrate on one site for the time being being and perfect it as much as possible before going onto the next project.

    Can you PM me your site for review and once you get moving full steam,I would consider becoming an approved member in GPWA.

    Have a great week and patience is the key word for the first year

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    Thanks for all the advice, while a year sounds a very long time, i am in it for the long run and am very committed. Appreciate your comments

    Thanks

    Jon

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    I have read on these boards many times over the last year that this business is a marathon, not a sprint. Just hang in there and keep building your site. Make your main site the best that it can be, and just keep on adding content. I have been doing this for a year now and things are just now starting to get going for me. Whenever I start to feel a little discouraged or impatient, I just have to put my head down and push through. It helps that I love what I am doing, so it usually doesn't take too long for me to work my way through those discouraging thoughts. Also, keep coming to these boards and learn as much as you can. There are a lot of people here who are very successful, and they want to see you succeed too.
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