Saint Louis Sports is My New Project

So everyone knows that I used to run Albert Pujols websites. Jim Mattson made that very clear by embarrassing, errr featuring, me on the news a couple times to talk about my sites. Well, I’ve officially sold those and am no longer tied to Pujols. Goodbye Albert. Hello Saint Louis Sports!

I’ve teamed up with my brother Rodney (and several others) to form SaintLouisSports.com! I was shocked to see this .com domain name available and knew from the beginning it would be a solid site to grow out. It should get natural traffic and be “legit” enough to get link backs from some notable sites as well. Very exciting.

So the basic design is done and we’ve been working to get some content out there. Now it’s time to spread the word via Twitter, Facebook, Guest Posts, links, emails and more. If you have a site – would love a shout out to SaintLouisSports.com! The site will feature the Cardinals, Rams and Blues. Basically it will be a blog, directory and more. Really excited about this project and hopefully it keeps me connected within the STL Sports cirlces as well!

Visit Saint Louis Sports today and see our progress.  Or follow us @SaintLouisSport on twitter.

Affiliates – Start Promoting Cake Poker – Online Poker Room

If you are an affiliate you may want to consider jumping into the poker affiliate area.  Or you may not  🙂  Depending on how you look at it – it could be a great time to be a “new” poker affiliate.  I have been considered a new poker affiliate for about a year now.  It was and is NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE to convert new users.  Why?  Well, because everyone has their place they play and they already have accounts.  It’s hard finding new blood.

Cake Poker Affiliate Program

Well, this changed with the news that the US Government is shutting down Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars to US players.  Now, all of a sudden, there is the potential for millions of established poker players searching and looking for a new poker room to play at.  I’m here for them and you can be too.

Consider signing up to be a Cake Poker Affiliate.  Cake Poker is the room a lot of players are migrating to.  They seem to be ready to take on the challenge.  I started pushing them a little and over the first 2-3 days I had 20+ signups!  Get in the game before it’s too late.  If you are looking to just be a player at Cake Poker, be sure to signup through me 🙂

Sign up for Cake Poker Affiliate Program here.

You can twitter me @RyanKnuppel if you have comments or questions.

Laying Out a Roadmap – And Following It

When it comes to running multiple websites there are ALWAYS things to do.

  • Adding new pages of content.
  • Updating blogs with new content.
  • Getting new links.
  • Setting up the design of new sites.
  • Marketing the sites.

All of this stuff is important to the success of a website.  Each and every day I map out an agenda of things that need to be done that day.  The thing is – a lot of it doesn’t ever seem to get done.  Why?  Well, as most of you know I have a limited amount of time to work on my “hobby” sites.  I have a full time job and a full time family life.  So my time is limited to evenings after the kids go to bed.  But what do I find myself doing?  I stare at Gmail, or Yahoo mail, or Twitter, or Facebook or chat.  I spend countless hours getting nothing important done and just kinda VEGGING.  At the end of the night – I haven’t checked anything off my list.

So I guess this post is just a reminder to myself that I need to shut some of this stuff down/off at night and actually do some WORK.  Success doesn’t come without hard work.  I have the lists or to-do roadmaps all setup to have a successful internet marketing “career”.  But, without following that roadmap and checking things off the list – it will never be successful at all.

Time to get to work!

April 2011 Goals – Affiliate Marketing

Finally getting around to posting my March recap and April goals post.  Only a few days late – at least I’m doing it.  March was a good but very busy month.  With March Madness and baseball starting – it always takes up a lot of my time and energy.  Let’s get to the recap.

March 2011 Recap – Affiliate Marketing

  • Post tons of March Madness content on my betting site:  I did this.  I recruited some help as well and got some nice traffic around March Madness.  Learned some things for next year as well.
  • Have at least one day of 1000+ visitors to my betting site: SUCCESS!  Actually hit 2000+ on a day or two.
  • Sell a minimum of 10 Cubs Suck shirts via email, site, Facebook, Twitter:  FAIL.  Sold 6 to be exact.
  • Get homepage article up on every one of my “dormant” domains:  SEMI-FAIL.  Did a few but didn’t focus on some others.
  • Move from Phase 1 to Phase 2 on my medical site: SUCCESS!
  • Start tracking all finances in Quickbooks:  FAIL.  Getting close though.
  • Take on this new “Link Building” job and deliver 5+ links: FAIL.  This job isn’t for me.
  • Deliver 150+ articles to my G5 clients: SUCCESS!  Delivered well over this number and took on another 2 clients as well!
  • Start the process for my CardinalsGM secret project: FAIL.
  • Successfully setup and run a March Madness contest on my betting blog and convert 10+ new users to a sportsbook: PARTIAL SUCCESS!  I ran a nice contest.  Had 30+ players.  But didn’t get that many new users to the sportsbooks.
  • Do not miss a single day sending out Betting Blogger free picks email: FAIL.  I missed a few.

March 2011 Goals – Affiliate Marketing

  • Post some baseball strategy and baseball picks articles on my sports betting site.
  • Sell a minimum of 10 Cubs Suck shirts via email, site, Facebook, Twitter.
  • Get 1 or 2 contributors for my medical site.
  • Successfully finish setting up my business (LLC).
  • Start tracking all finances in Quickbooks.
  • Deliver 150+ articles to my G5 clients.
  • Get business cards printed up and increase the visibility of my Cardinals sites.
  • Plan my Cardinals contest and get it off the ground.
  • Do not miss a single day sending out Betting Blogger free picks email.
  • Prune my domains and sites down to a “manageable” number.

So there we go.  April should be a great month.  It’s going to mark the first month I’m actually doing internet marketing stuff under an actual BUSINESS umbrella.  I’m very excited to get this going and will make a post once my company is formed and rolling.

March 2011 Goals – Affiliate Marketing

February has come and gone and it’s time to take a look ahead at March from an “affiliate marketing” perspective.  I didn’t do goals in February (grrrr) but let’s take a look at my last months recap first.

February 2011 Recap – Affiliate Marketing

  • Spent a lot of time planning out and setting up my new medical site that I’m partnering with a buddy on.
  • Got another writer on board at my sports betting blog.  Had a great amount of traffic around the Super Bowl.
  • Sold or let go of a handful other sites.
  • I did buy 33 more domains.  Just couldn’t pass up on these.  More on these in my March goals.
  • Put together a nice plan for selling Cubs Suck shirts in March.

March 2011 Goals – Affiliate Marketing

  • Post tons of March Madness content on my betting site.
  • Have at least one day of 1000+ visitors to my betting site.
  • Sell a minimum of 10 Cubs Suck shirts via email, site, Facebook, Twitter.
  • Get homepage article up on every one of my “dormant” domains.
  • Move from Phase 1 to Phase 2 on my medical site.
  • Start tracking all finances in Quickbooks.
  • Take on this new “Link Building” job and deliver 5+ links.
  • Deliver 150+ articles to my G5 clients.
  • Start the process for my CardinalsGM secret project.
  • Successfully setup and run a March Madness contest on my betting blog and convert 10+ new users to a sportsbook.
  • Do not miss a single day sending out Betting Blogger free picks email.

As you can tell, March is going to be a busy but productive month.  I’ll report back in April how everything turns out.  Wish me luck  🙂

Andre Iguodala Site Complete

So did you read yesterdays post about not starting “new” projects until finished with current projects?  Well, I’m considering my Andre Iguodala website a project that was already started.  I have owned the domain AndreIguodala.info for a couple years now and have never done anything with it.  It’s a nice exact domain name but it does have the .INFO which kind of sucks.  Oh well.

So I decided to finally just get this stupid thing developed and see if I can get some traffic coming to it.  I’m not going to try and make any money from this site – YET.  All I’m going to do is collect emails and grow a targeted fan list for future use.  Once I have this list I can market different offers at anytime.  So no adsense or paid links or anything at this time.  I went ahead and got about 15 articles created on different topics surrounding Andre Iguodala.  It’s all published and I probably should spend a few more minutes internal linking but oh well.  I’ll add some pictures as time goes on and probably get a few incoming links as well to get some PR.

All in all, it’s not a very fancy site.  Purely informational but the end goal is to get traffic and grow a list.  The I can market my MONEY sites to this list in the future.  I actually own about 5-10 of these types of exact match domain names.  If this one starts to convert some visitors into the mailing list I’ll probably develop out the others.

  • Estimated cost to develop: $30
  • Estimated time spent: 3 hours

Take a look and if you own a site – link up to me with anchor “Andre Iguodala”. Thanks!