I have not tried this yet, but it is an idea which frauds noone and rewards your clients. It also wouldn't rely on affilliate payments etc. In the recession there's alot of bored people, myself included, so if there is a competition, there will be competitors. Find a video game which supports a large amount of players, and it needs to have some minimal form of anti-cheat because it is very easy to create hacks nowadays (a console videogame might be more secure). And make a professional quality website supporting your competition. Rent or host a game server and advertise in other peoples video game servers to direct them to your sign up site. The key would be TRUST.. your "player base" would grow daily if your business is trustworthy. Now everyone registers on this site, and there is a weekly competition where everyone sends e.g. $5 by paypal or whatever to participate.. The winner(s) of the weekly competition takes "all" minus your portion. You will need a clear but well-defined "terms of service". As long as you don't fraud them of all their earnings you could repeat this for a long time.. They will want to pay to play with other serious players . Make a forum that everyone can see with discussions. This idea could also be used offline or with traditional gambling style games like poker or whatever with any form of advertisement, just use your imagination.. Breakdance competition? I'm just trying to make profitable ideas which don't fraud, waste other's time, or cause great harm to innocents. This is a method kind of like cash gifting.. Its a method which is on a primitive level, cutting out unnecessary middle men like the affiliate companies.