The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Steam Trading Card Game is one of the most popular games on Steam. It was originally released in November 2013 and since then it has continued to garner positive reviews and a large audience. This game has seen massive growth thanks to the Steam Workshop which allows users to create and share new content such as Avatars, Backgrounds, and Community Tags. The Steam Workshop is a valuable tool for creators to get their content in front of as many people as possible so they can gain recognition and, perhaps, monetization. Although there are no traditional pay walls on Steam, there is a Pro-level membership available that grants access to all content on Steam. That membership costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. For many creators, this is a viable option as it provides them with a steady source of revenue and allows them to focus on creating content without having to worry about covering monthly rent or mortgage payments.
Why Create a Betting Site for CS:GO?
If you’re reading this, I assume you’re either a) a creator of content for CS:GO or b) someone who manages such a site and has interesting stories to share about the platform. If you’re both, then great! This article is for you. 🙂
Many creators on Steam use the platform to connect with audiences, gain support for their content, and make a little bit of money. In some cases, creators will even make some decent money for tips and tricks they share on how to make the most of the Steam Workshop. It’s a great place to build a portfolio.
On the flip side, there are sites that exist solely to make money from gameplay. These sites take advantage of people’s tendency to play games they’re familiar with and often times these games have betting systems built into them. Some examples include PUBG, Hearthstone, and Dota 2.
How to Set Up a CSGO Betting Site
If you decide to go this route, the first step is to decide what kind of betting site you want to set up. There are a few different ways to skin the cat and monetize CS:GO gameplay but for the sake of this article, we’ll assume you want to create a site dedicated to gambling and betting. This means you want to attract people to your site who are interested in playing for real money. You also don’t want to offer games that are considered classics such as Hearts or Spades as people who played these games in the past may not want to return to playing for money. This is where skill-betting comes in.
First, you’ll need to secure a suitable domain name. The easiest way to do this is through a web hosting service such as Bluehost. You can configure your account with one click and install WordPress to begin setting up your site. From there, you’ll need to install a premium version of the WordPress plugin WooCommerce. This plugin will allow you to sell and manage your products from one place.
Once you’ve got WordPress installed and the WooCommerce plugin activated, it’s time to start setting up your store. You’ll want to create a few different products including hats, shirts, and stickers. The types of items you’ll need to create will depend on how much you want to charge for them. Remember, you’re going into business with the hope of making a profit. Create a limited number of products you feel comfortable selling and don’t expect to make a large amount of money from.
After you’ve launched your store with a few products, it’s time to start marketing. You can use a tool like Google Adwords to find the right kind of customers for your business. The keywords you’ll want to focus on are the most popular ones players use when searching for items related to your niche. Once you’ve gained a good amount of traffic from Adwords, it’s time to start analyzing the behavior of your visitors. You can use tools like Google Analytics to track the actions of your visitors across devices (i.e., desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile phone).
From there, you can start to work on expanding your customer base and getting more people to join your community of gamers. You may choose to focus on social media or create blogs to attract potential customers. Maybe you’ll even decide to create an entertaining video to attract gamers and encourage them to share the URL with friends.
Once you’ve got a decent amount of traffic from various channels, it’s time to start earning money. The first step is to create a PayPal account where customers can make purchases using their credit cards or PayPal accounts. Next, you’ll want to create a shopping cart where users can add all the products they’ve purchased to get a complete view of their orders. You can also create automated email reminders to keep customers up-to-date on the status of their orders. Finally, you’ll need to create an affiliate program where you can promote products related to gambling and betting and receive a commission if a user clicks a link or buys a product.
That’s pretty much everything you need to know about setting up a CSGO betting site. I hope this article has been helpful. If you want, you can share it with your friends to gain more views and earn you some extra income from affiliate sales. Good luck out there.