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2 Websites - 3 Weeks = 1 Tired Affiliate

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by , 21 June 2010 at 6:34 am (2961 Views)
It's been a fun and exhilarating experience but I'm really tired. My usual pace is slow and relaxed but these past few weeks have been anything but.

About three weeks ago, I launched Affiliate Aid, an affiliate based resource directory. Building and launching Affiliate Aid is a dream come true for me. I've been wanting to do this project for a long time. While it's still in a very early stage of development, I have been busy writing high quality, in-depth articles on a daily basis. My goal is to make Affiliate Aid an essential stop for serious gambling affiliates.

Then, a few days ago, I launched my new online casino portal - Very Best Casinos. Although I have out-sourced some of the content writing for this project, it is still demanding a ton of my attention. There's SEO, adding banners and graphics, keyword optimizing and general tweaking to be done with every page I upload.

What I find most challenging is changing gears. Going from a poker affiliate mindset to building a casino site is more involved than I thought. Bonus terms, commission structures, terminology, they are all completely different than what I'm used to. Casinos and poker are worlds apart when it comes to marketing.

Then I have to change hats again when I write for Affiliate Aid. The articles I write for this site focus on marketing strategies, SEO, using effective calls to action, business management techniques, etc. Explaining complex strategies in simple, straight forward language is fun and challenging. The articles take quite a bit more time to write than standard casino reviews.

In addition to writing and site building, I'm constantly vetting affiliate programs for inclusion on both sites. Joining new programs, collecting marketing materials and developing relationships with the new AM's is a time consuming task.

Now that both new websites are live and populated with a reasonable number of pages, I can slow down a little.... my goal is to add several new pages to each site each week.

Terry
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  1. 's Avatar
    Really good work here. I book marked affaid and will def be a regular visitor Keep up the good wrk
  2. TanyaEverest's Avatar
    Wow, congrats on getting so much done in such a little amount of time! Make sure to get some rest in-it is summer, afterall!
  3. Anthony's Avatar
    Looking good. All of your hard work will pay off!
  4. thepokerkeep's Avatar
    Thanks for the kind words everyone.

    Tanya - I just bought a premium slots domain so I'm not sure there will be much time off this summer. We do have a week away planned in September and the CBG affiliate weekend in August so it won't be all work....

    Anyone have a good bingo domain for sale? It would be a fun winter project.