Alternatives To A Steam Affiliate Program
One of the most popular and profitable niches to get into is gaming. Nowadays, there are many ways to play video games. Consoles, digital downloads, apps, portable consoles, and flash games.
Even within those categories, there are an unlimited number of genres like 1st person shooters, open world games, puzzle games, and MMORPGs. With eSports and online gaming, you can also participate in teams, or even make money.
Those are all potential focused niches within the broad topic of "gaming".
One of the most popular places to download games is a website called Steam. However, they do not have an affiliate program! That's a huge bummer, but there are many alternatives. I wanted to compile a list of potential places to affiliate with that could be considered alternatives to Steam's affiliate program.
- Gamestop http://www.gamestop.com/gs/help/affiliate.aspx
- Microsoft http://www.microsoftaffiliates.com/
- Good Old Games (only by special request!)
- Instant gaming https://www.instant-gaming.com/en/become-an-affili...
- Green Man Gaming https://www.greenmangaming.com/affiliates/
- Gamers Gate https://www.gamersgate.com/info/affiliate
- OnePlace: http://www.flexoffers.com/affiliate-programs/onepl...
- Humble Bundle https://support.humblebundle.com/hc/en-us/articles...
- Walmart, Target, Amazon etc stores for physical games
Talking about affiliation, don't forget that game downloads are not the end of potential promotion ideas. Even if you do want to recommend Steam games, there are still lots of things you can promote without a Steam affiliate program.
Here are some ideas
- bluetooth headsets
- gaming chairs, desks, couches, armchairs
- cheat codes or strategy guides
- fan gear
- computers and computer parts
- game room decorations (shelves, frames, lighting)
There's a potential to make money in any niche, so even if you look at this list and don't see anything that works with your area of gaming, you can always use Google Adsense. Here's a huge list of alternatives to Adsense as well: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell/blog/di...
Load your site up with some ads! Gaming is so huge, that with a popular blog, it's not unreasonable to get 10k visits per day to your content, which translates to thousands of dollars per month in earnings.
Here's more I wrote about how to break down the video game niche in case you needed some ideas for your site: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/nathaniell/blog/vi...