I entered this business in 2009 as a player, with the idea of being a player advocate. I remember my first website, which was RakeVIP.com - I'd get player emails asking questions, and even providing info I didn't have related to different countries - at the time I made good use of it and sent players to places I thought was safe. This was "user submitted" content at it's finest, and led to several five figure rakers. I MISS those days with a passion, and hate the business of seo born
You guys have probably noticed I'm cleaning house a bit, some people can run empires of sites and do it effectively. I've personally always been unorganized, and this has led me to sloppyness. Aside from cleaning house, I've realized life is just too damn short to spend in front of a computer screen 18 hours a day if my business is growing without me.
Over the last month, two affiliates have passed away. In the last year we've even seen one murdered in the PokerListings CEO. I
Updated 10-18-2010 at 08:15 PM by MJ
Anyone who's followed my progress in this industry might know that I entered without a budget, without any skills related to the trades (coding, design, writing, etc) but I did come with big balls and a willingness to go all in at any time.
Part of that crazy ambition meant that my plans have always been laid to go big or go broke. As many around here have witnessed, I applied myself mostly in acquiring a domain portfolio, with dreams of building a huge gaming site network. I've
Updated 10-14-2010 at 12:26 PM by MJ
After a crazy few months I finally decided it was time to get back to blogging once in awhile, I'm in the top five "ADD Affiliates" around here and often have wayyyyy too much going on which leaves me often guilty of either not blogging at all or throwing up half spammy posts which I've been avoiding lately. I'm sure MikeW and JohnH didn't really enjoy having their guest blogs stay as my most recent post for the last six months either so I figure it's time I give an update.
Updated 02-24-2013 at 02:33 PM by MJ
As I haven't had time to work on my sloppy affiliate blog, I've been inviting affiliates who write better than me to do my work for me
Check out this great post from JohnH on being a producing affiliate VS being a parasite affiliate, I couldn't agree more with everything he says here and you will find that posts written by me often take the same stance.
Next, MikeW wrote a ridiculously insightful