Affiliates interested in the ActualCash program will find our initial review below with links to the program, but due to apparent lack of interest to date we have temporarily removed their listings from the various indices.
ActualCash is a relatively small adult affiliate program mainly centered around the gay niche, though you wouldn’t immediately know it by the program name and tour. Perhaps they planned, or still plan, to branch out into other niches, but found the gay niche significantly profitable to stay the course for the time being. This scenario is actually backed up by the program tour, which refers to their area of focus as “narrow niche sites” and “underdeveloped yet very promising and profitable niches.” However it should also be mentioned that the majority of content is non-exclusive, though there is some exclusive content as well.
About the ActualCash Program
Payment Structure: 50% RevShare
Payment Schedule: Biweekly
Payment Methods: CCBill, Check, ePayService, Paxum, Webmoney, Wire
Payment Minimum: $25 (CCBill)
Sites: 5 – Hover here to view them.
Hosted Galleries: YES
Type of Content: High Res Pics and Videos – AVI, Flash, MP4, and WMV.
Exclusive Content: YES
RSS Feeds: YES
Morphing Feeds: YES
Tube Clips: YES
Content and Hosting: Content YES, hosting NO.
Hosted TGP/MGP: YES
Hosted POTD/VOTD: NO
Cross Sales: None
Affiliates partial to CCBill programs should note that although ActualCash does pay by CCBill, they are not what is commonly considered a CCBill program. Affiliates can still link this program to their CCBill account and by there doing get paid their commissions along with the rest of the programs included in that account. Alternatively, affiliates may also opt for payments by check directly from the ActualCash program, ePayService, Paxum, Webmoney, or by wire. It is worth noting, however, that there are varying fees associated with each of those other payment options, as well as a $100 minimum payment threshold. Personally, we feel that CCBill is the better option.
Affiliates who promote gay niche content will be particularly pleased to know that ActualCash provides a good selection of promotional tools. Of course there are the obligatory hosted galleries and banners, but also a hosted blog, TGP, RSS feeds, tube clips (hosted and embedded), and downloadable content. However, there are a couple of things we should point out. First, the RSS feeds are all taken from the hosted blog, and the entries link to galleries – which we generally prefer to merely linking to site tours. Second, although there is plenty of unique text found in the feeds/hosted blog as well as associated with the gallery links and video tools, the galleries are lacking in that regard. While we prefer galleries with unique content as it makes it so much easier to find associated text to serve as a starting point for our own promotional copy – as well as giving the spiders something to crawl and index – the wealth of unique text found elsewhere mitigates the absence on the actual galleries.
All in all, we feel that affiliates promoting gay niche content would be well served to have a look at the ActualCash program. The program offers some versatile promotional tools that affiliates are sure to find useful in their own marketing efforts.