New Fan Works
Old Fan Works
Become an Affiliate
expecting to see a list of requirements in order to become an affiliate
to my site, you're not going to find anything. That's because I don't have
ridiculous requirements for affiliation. Let me explain why (rambling alert).
Over the time that my site has existed, I have frequently looked around
for sites that would affiliate with me, so I could start to actually get
some real traffic. To my dismay, the vast majority of Zelda sites out there
had very strict requirements for affiliation. This was quite disenchanting,
because I had no way to get the word out about my site. For the first year
of Kasuto.net's existence, I relied only on my fanfics posted on other
sites and word of mouth. Those are still the major factors in publicizing
my site. I have found many sites out there that have been around half as
long as me, yet they still have three or four times as many hits. I honestly
don't know how they do it, sometimes I think it's some kind of conspiracy.
For most sites I applied to, I admitted that I didn't meet their exact
requirements, but pleaded my case anyways. Sometimes they accepted me,
other times they didn't. But the fact is that I can't change the way those
sites are run, so I decided to make a difference with my own site.