Originally Posted by regd87
If you have a decent win rate + a rakeback you'll be bringing more cash each month just by the rakeback. Some site offer as much as 30% rakeback....something to look into if your serious about doing it for a living.
Problem with that is rakeback promotions are typically only offered for first-time promotional signups, so if you (like most of us here) already have an account at the sites you want to play at, you're out of luck on getting rakeback. If you've already signed up under some affiliate promotion deal, such as where you get a prize, bonus, books, software, discount, etc. in exchange for your signup, then you can't go back later and get the rakeback.
I've been told that sometimes if you signed up blind (unreferred by an affiliate) you can get a rakeback affiliate to negotiate your existing account into a rakeback arrangement, but I've not had any luck doing so with the affiliate I tried -- all of my signups were apparently referrals even though I remember only one for certain, where I signed up to Sportsbook to get a free copy of Hold'em Indicator. I think I may have signed up to FT under CC's affiliate link. Not sure where I signed up for Stars, but as I understand it they don't offer rakeback anyway.
If anybody knows any way to convert old accounts into rakeback accounts, I'd love to hear them...