The blog of affiliate marketer HeavyT

Where I get my business cards, and you should too.

Where I get my business cards, and you should too.

May 12, 2011

This past adtech I got new business cards, it was time for an update to my old ones that I’ve had for a couple years. Everyone who got one of my cards loved them and commented on them and how nice they were. A couple even asked me where I got them from. The company I used was called Taste Of Ink. Now Taste of Ink is a full service company. They designed my card gave me a couple revisions, and then printed them. The overall process took a month from start to finish from submitting the initial design form to reviewing the revisions to printing them and getting them delivered. They do offer an expedited service but I choose not to use it. I ordered a sample pack of the types of cards they can do and the different design elements, I’ve included pics of the sample pack below. The service I received was nothing but stellar. They were always in constant contact every stop of the way and always answered my emails within a prompt amount of time. The ability this company has to design and print everything allowed me to keep everything in house. When I first submitted my design proposal they ask about your company, what you want to convey about your company, and any samples in their gallery that you like the design of. They also ask if you have any company logos or previous psd or ai files to help in the design. Design process takes about a week to week and a half and then the printing takes about the same amount of time. Overall I’m very pleased with the results, I really couldn’t be happier. If you are looking for a new redesign of your cards I highly suggest giving these people a try. For 15% of any online purchase on their site use the promo code “maypromo” and that code is valid until...

Adtech San Francisco and the Heavyt Recap.

Adtech San Francisco and the Heavyt Recap.

Apr 18, 2011

So as I type this I’m in vegas sitting in a hotel room grinding away relaxing after adtech. This years adtech went pretty well. i feel I made more connections and did more business this adtech than any other I had been to. Surprisingly tho my only gripe at the show was that it was two floors and over half the people I talked to didn’t know there was a second floor. I flew into san fran on sunday and got in around 3pm. I headed over to the clift where I was staying and was immediately greeted by a couple of my friends who didn’t even give me a chance to shower before we went out for drinks. We walked down the street to the daily grill, which had amazing food by the way, and talked for a bit and had an appetizer or two in order to fill my stomach. Afterwards I had a dinner meeting with Lead Cola and a couple other affs. I must say for the next couple hours it was non stop fun, laughing, jokes, and good talk. I never seen so many people have such a good time at a dinner. My impressions of Lead Cola and the people who work there were thoroughly changed. I know alot of people have given them shit about their name but after getting to know them on a one on one basis I’ll be working with them in the future for sure. I read alot of stuff about them on affiliatepaying but what stuck out the most about the reviews were the pay schedules and was payouts, I’ve never known a company to give the highest payouts right away but these guys all you gotta do is ask. Everyone is really streated off the bat and people talking about getting 5 or 6 leads and complaining about payment schedule I’m sure people can be put on weekly wires if they do some volume. I wanted to thank Lead Cola for inviting me to the dinner and paying for the 80 some shots of patron we all had lol. After the dinner the affs and Lead Cola crew along with me...

How I prepare for a conference, and what I do that might help you.

How I prepare for a conference, and what I do that might help you.

Apr 10, 2011

One of the things people might have not done is attend a conference before. If you have the time and money I highly suggest it, especially if its an ASW or ASE. Usually the night before I pack my laptop, charging cords and misc cords, grab my business cards, and print out an iternary of my flights car rentals etc and stick it in the bag with me. If its adtech I grab my envelope with my passes in it and stuff it into my bag as well. When packing I usually pack all my dress shirts in bags already pressed and hung on hangers so all I gotta do is take them out and throw them in the closet in the room. This not only keeps the collars fresh and starched but also doesn’t wrinkle everything too much. As far as shoes my dress shoes stay in my bag and I travel with a pair of slip on rubber sole slippers. This makes it easy for security checks you just kick them off and kick them back on. If you ever seen the movie up in the air with george clooney the scene where he describes the quickest way to get through security yeah thats me. I always plan ahead, think wha ti need to take out, how many bins I need etc. For traveling on the plane I usually charge my ipod the night before and make sure I have a fresh battery in my Bose qc15 headphones. For reading material I usually grab the newest copy of Robb Report, if you don’t read it grab a copy if you can find it its the official magazine of internet marketers, affiliate marketers and ballers alike. For instance did you know the robb report did a 4 page spread on a suite in cesars palace that is 30k a night? Trust me it puts the playboy suite at the palms to shame. Anyway as far as flying I usually have a long day of traveling because of where I’m at and where I live, its usually atleast 2 connections but isn’t surprising that today will be 3. Today I’m traveling form IPT to...

Plenty Of Fish and the relationships outside of relationships…..

Plenty Of Fish and the relationships outside of relationships…..

Mar 26, 2011

For several years now I’ve known Sheena, Kim, and Ben over at plenty of fish and this trio I’ve come to know over the years had been some of the best times I’ve had at conferences when it involved any number from this trifecta. Sheena and Kim will always hold a special place in my heart, with Ben not far behind (no homo) and the relationship I hold with each one of them continually grow on a daily basis. I’ve been advertising with POF for the good part of over 2 years on and off and seeing one or the other at a conference always puts a smile on my face. For a while now I’ve always tried to get a shirt in my size at a conference to sport at conferences but the timing was never right, or the printers messed up, and there were unfortunate delays. I love POF’s brand, its simple and clean, it doesn’t vary, and its straight to the point. As many of you know already who have met me or have seen me I’m not a small individual by any means, infact that’s why I’ve been and am called HeavyT.  Today I recieved a package in the mail from Sheena (Hi Luv <3) and in it contained 2 personal custom made shirts in my size along with an awesome hand written card from Sheena herself. In today’s industry companies never really look at how much their brand is really worth and care only about what the cheapest thing is that we can give away to make customers, advertisers, consumers, remember us. I’ve never had a company like POF go out of their way to try and get me a custom shirt in my size. Alot of the conferences most companies usually go up to 2x at the most, some not even that high I’ve seen a couple times. But POF doesn’t care what it costs, or how much it costs to get there, (and I’ve said this in the past) its about the personal relationships you build that can make all the difference. There have been times when Sheens, Kim, or Ben and I have just sat at...

Day 3 and 4 of AdTech NYC 2010

Day 3 and 4 of AdTech NYC 2010

Nov 9, 2010

After a long night partying Thursday morning I ended up sleeping in and got up around 1pm and hit the show floor around 2pm. I quickly made my way up and down the show floor again just in case I missed a booth and also grabbed a bunch of schwag from all the booths. I have to say I hope you didn’t have shitty schwag at the conference otherwise you might be ragged on about it soon, but I’m gonna keep quiet about that right now. I was talking to a couple affiliates at the c2m booth and seeing who was staying the night and decided to put together a private dinner for us and rounded some people up who were able to attend. Along the way at the conference I ran into Eleah and said hi and talked a bit about adsimilis, who also by the way sponsored the ASE Affiliate Dinner so hit her and them up, and where she’s wants to take the company now that she’s working there. As we were chatting it up guess who decided to stop by, Mr. I’m loud on twitter and even louder in person, Mr. Donkey rope I’m anything but broke Mr. Cheya Boi.  It was great to meet him and hang out for a bit and shoot the shit and talk business on a couple things. It was funny actually cause at this point the conf was over and people were ripping down booths and we were all sitting in the beer garden so Rob aka bofizzle decided to meetup and we all chilled some more till we said f this lets get out of here. So  for dinner I decided on Capitol Grille on 42nd as its a wonderful place to eat. Some people of the group didn’t know what to expect but a great time was had by all. The service was great even tho we were a little loud at times and ended up shutting the place down. So after a couple hours of good conversation, drinks, and good food we decided to bounce. Standing outside I called a limo and we all piled in, this time I did wait...