TACAmateurs is the adult affiliate program for a site of the same name which features a very large network of disparate amateur model pages. Just to be clear, in the world of adult ‘amateur’ does not mean quite the same as it does elsewhere; individuals can make their living by creating and promoting their own adult content for years and still be considered amateur. It’s only when they graduate to regularly working with the major studios does that amateur status come into question. We only mention this as some of the models found in the TAC Amateurs site also have sites and/or content that can be found elsewhere. The most notable examples being those models who have their own featured amateur content sites available for promotion through the ChickPass Cash program. We also mention this to serve as an explanation as to why we consider the content to be non-exclusive though at present much of it can only be found here.
About the TACAmateurs program
Payment Structure: 26.7-50% RevShare
Payment Schedule: Monthly
Payment Methods: Check, Paxum, Wire
Payment Minimum: $100
TACAmateurs Program features
Sites: 1 – TAC Amateurs
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: High Res Pics and HD Videos – MP4 and WMV.
Exclusive Content: NO
RSS Feeds: YES
Morphing Feeds: NO
FLV Tube Clips: YES
Mobile: YES – responsive
Free Content and Hosting: Content YES, hosting NO.
Hosted TGP/MGP: NO
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Cross Sales: NO
This would probably be a good time to point out that although the program tour advertises having “over 300 real amateur sites,” that claim is a little misleading. Perhaps we are just being obtuse, but as the model pages are organized as pages residing on the TACAmateurs domain, they really aren’t separate sites in and of themselves. Perhaps if they were organized as sub-domains we would feel differently. Still, the program does an excellent job of making most of those pages available for direct promotion where affiliates can easily generate their own deep links complete with their affiliate code. It should be noted, however, that some of the model pages appear to be only accessible to members. We are also pleased with their decision to offer a good amount of sample content for surfers to peruse (or affiliates to use in their promotion), while still holding back on a significant amount so they aren’t just giving it away. We might also mention that there is a second site – creatively named TACAmateurs2 – which contains additional models not found on the original site. Full access to this second site is offered as an upsell on the join pages.
The good news: The TACAmateurs program enjoys frequent updates, and provides a slew of versatile promotional tools to assist affiliates including customizable RSS feeds. We are also pleased to say that there is quite a bit of text scattered about, from brief model bio’s to unique descriptions found with each update.
The bad news: Although the affiliates ID is no longer dropped from the URL when surfers arrive on site, those pages do include canonical links. Fortunately, the same is no longer true for the hosted galleries. For this reason we would encourage affiliates to make use of the hosted galleries above linking directly to the site, and/or consider making use of nofollow link attributes when necessary to link to particular niche, bio, or updates. Of course, an even better option would be for affiliates to focus on drawing traffic to their own promotional material as opposed to holding out hope of getting sponsor pages indexed complete with their affiliate ID – a promotional strategy which has sadly become increasingly difficult.
All in all, we are very fond of the TACAmateurs program. With regular updates, lots of good promotional tools, and a huge selection of amateurs in all shapes and sizes to choose from, we can easily recommend this program to those affiliates promoting amateur content.