I am relatively new to the forums, but have read quite a bit (including some related topics on this subject) and find all of your input extremely helpful. Clearly this is a helpful community. My question is quite simple... I am ready to start a new affiliate site, but am struggling with the somewhat common issue of whether to go the rakeback route or "regular" affiliate route.
My main sticking point is this...the type of content (niche) I was going to focus on is educational in nature... so if I am truly informing my visitors about how to get started with, and be successful playing on-line poker, then how can I NOT share the concept of rakeback with them? Is this a question others have struggled with? I know that most beginners do not know what rakeback is, but when I advise friends or colleagues, I always tell them about rakeback so it just seems odd.
And if the goal is that they stick with it and become a serious player generating MGR for you, they will likely eventually find out about rakeback, and so how is that handled? I just don't have a firm grasp on how this plays out... perhaps it isn't as big a deal as it seems to most of you, but any thoughts on this would be very much appreciated.
Also, this seems to obviously have an impact about whether I go direct as a regular affiliate, or go the sub-affiliate route via PAS or the like...
Thanks for any help,