With the boom of fantasy sports, comes those who are looking to make money in it.
For those of you who are looking to make money via fantasy sports but aren't willing or able to do it by picking a lineup each week and competing via DraftKings, NoHalftime, FanDuel or other DFS operators, we have some good news. You can still make money as a fantasy football affiliate, it's just going to take some work on your part.
Fantasy Football affiliate programs work just like any other affiliate programs you've heard of. You refer people to their sites via your special link, they register/signup and you get credited (some sites require deposits, etc. to earn money). The great news is that the money earned is typically good for the lifetime of that user.
While we're not rolling in gold coins here at Let's Talk Fantasy Football due to fantasy football affiliate marketing, we've got our toes in the water. We're here to show you how you can get involved and take a shot yourself.
Don't fool yourself, it's going to take hard work. You can't just signup, forget about it and expect to make money. We'll let you do the leg-work on figuring out how to drive traffic and visitors to use your links, but for now, let's explore the best fantasy football affiliate programs we've come across.
Our Favorite Fantasy Football Affiliates
Let's start by saying that we love all of our affiliates and the order here isn't necessarily reflective of how we'd rank them.
We're huge fans of NoHalftime. We've been partners with them since their launch in early 2016 and they've brought a unique twist to the DFS aspect of fantasy sports.
If you're looking for a promo code to signup for and simply play on NoHalftime, use LTFF100.
As far as being a fantasy football affiliate of NoHalftime, here's what you need to know. Their team is awesome and very responsive. That means great support with the app, the platform and any questions/issues you may run into.
They have a great affiliate program that pays out as follows:
This breakdown comes via their site as of 2/4/17, so if it's different when you signup just know that's where these numbers come from.
You complete a form via their website to be considered for their affiliate program and then they'll let you know if you've been accepted! From there you start promoting your unique promo code and you're off to the races.
Again, we're biased as we've had an incredible relationship with their team, but if you're looking for a great partner, we'd consider them top notch for your fantasy football affiliate future.
By now you know all about DraftKings (and that they're merging with FanDuel in the coming months). You've seen the commercials and you've likely played in one of their contests with friends, family and enemies.
If you haven't signed up as a user and are looking to play, our affiliate link will give you a sweet signup bonus! If you're looking to become an affiliate, keep reading.
They've got an awesome fantasy football affiliate program as well, but just be mindful that you're late to the game here. Since so many of your friends and family are already playing here, getting new users to register via your link may take more legwork than other sites.
But, fear not! You can still make money by being a DraftKings fantasy football affiliate. Here are the payouts for their affiliate program as of their website on 2/4/17.
Just like for NoHalftime above, you'll complete a form via their website to be considered for their affiliate program and then they'll let you know if you've been accepted! From there you start promoting your unique promo code and you're off to the races.
DraftKings is a great choice for your future fantasy football affiliate marketing needs!
If you haven't yet heard of FanPicks, let's change that.
They're an awesome DFS platform with unique prizes for every day DFS players. We've built a great relationship with them over the years and we have no doubt you'll love their team and what their affiliate program has to offer.
If you're looking to play on another DFS platform, you can signup with our affiliate link here and receive $25 free (no deposit required).
Here's how their referral payouts breakdown (as of 2/4/17) on their website for fantasy football affiliates:
You'll complete a form via their website to be considered for their affiliate program and then they'll let you know if you've been accepted! From there you start promoting your unique promo code and you're off to the races.
Choosing Between Fantasy Football Affiliates
We'd argue that you never have to choose between fantasy football affiliates. We wouldn't recommend signing up for every single one available, but promote as many as you're comfortable with.
Remember, buy promoting them to your visitors, friends and family you're putting your stamp of approval on them, so make sure you believe in the company and what they're offering.
The 3 fantasy football affiliates we discussed above are far from the only players in the market. We'll add more as we head into 2017 and discuss the pros and cons of each.
For now, do your research, get familiar with their platforms and decide who you want to support for 2017 and beyond.
Remember, being a fantasy football affiliate won't let you quit your day job, but it may cover the costs of some of your DFS entries.
What DFS platform do you guys love best?
For the record, I never actually played football. I have no doubt that I would get crushed running across the middle for a pass, every single time.