Jobs Explained: Affiliate Manager

08 June 2021

Affiliate Manager

What is an Affiliate Manager? How much do Affiliate Managers earn? How do you get your first job as an Affiliate Manager and what is the long-term career potential? In this jobs explained profile we explore everything you need to know about Affiliate Managers in the iGaming industry.

What is an iGaming Affiliate Manager?

An iGaming Affiliate Manager is responsible for managing an online affiliate program for an affiliate merchant. Typically, their job involves recruiting affiliates, negotiating deals, managing the design of creatives and ensuring affiliates get paid.

What does an Affiliate Manager do?

​An iGaming Affiliate Manager develops and maintains relationships with key affiliate partners and networks.

They monitor and analyse affiliate performance and work with managers to develop forecasts in line with budgets. Identify and cultivate top performers and develop incentive programs to reward key partners. Create monthly promotions and communications to affiliate marketers.

Affiliate Managers collaborate with internal teams to continuously improve landing pages and overall marketing and merchandising campaigns through the affiliate network. Implement strategies to increase quality and yield of affiliate partners. Represent the brand at industry events and keep updated on industry trends.

Pros

  • Varied

  • Meet many different people

  • Transferrable skills

  • Build long term business relationships

Cons

  • Demanding expectations

  • Unpredictable schedule

How much do iGaming Affiliate Managers earn?

  • Affiliate Manager - £40,000 - £80,000

What skills and qualifications do you need to become an iGaming Affiliate Manager?

Generally a good amount of the following is necessary:

  • iGaming industry experience.

  • Experience in affiliation and broad experience of the iGaming industry.

  • Have a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

  • Strong negotiation, communication, and relationship management skills

  • Ability to perform under pressure.

  • Ability to deal with and solve problems quickly and accurately.

  • Strong organisational and time management skills.

How do I get a job as an iGaming Affiliate Manager?

Becoming a Affiliate Manager often requires a good foundation of Affiliate marketing experience, with iGaming experience beneficial. You’ll find Affiliate Manager jobs advertised online, including junior, mid-level and senior positions. Be sure to include all relevant qualifications and experience when writing your CV- and don’t forget to send us a copy too, as we often have exclusive and unadvertised Affiliate Manager jobs.