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  🙂

2011 January Goals: Fresh New Year

This is going to be a new thing I do at the beginning of each and every month in 2011. Hopefully it will help me focus on the goals and projects at hand each and every month. The other thing it will do is allow me to take a look at how I “performed” the month prior. I’m going to lay these posts out in 3 sections. 1) Last Month Recap 2) Current Month Goals 3) Show Me the Money

2010 Recap

Since this is the first month I’ve done this I’m not going to have a lot here. 2010 was a great year from an internet marketing perspective for me. Mainly because I weeded down my portfolio of sites to a manageable number. I also really grew the content creation aspect of my web business. I guess now you could break my web stuff out into two different areas. 1) Internet Marketing 2) Affiliate Services

2011 January Goals

Betting Blogger

  1. Successfully run the Sports Blogging Challenge on Betting Blogger.
  2. Don’t miss a day sending out the “Free Picks” email on Betting Blogger.
  3. Send out a monthly newsletter.
  4. Add 10+ static pages of content.

Knup.net

  1. Create a blog entry each and every day.
  2. Create an email distribution list for a newsletter.

Cardinals GM

  1. Successfully clean up the links and work with other UCB and BBA sites to link exchange.
  2. Define plan for “Project G”.

G5 Content

  1. Line up several clients for “daily blog updates” service.
  2. Get a small team to help me with some smaller content projects.
  3. Take on a few extra orders to get the ball rolling again.

Show Me The Money

Coming soon – maybe.

I hope you all have a great January 2011 and lets make some money.