The blog of affiliate marketer HeavyT

Where I stayed last year at ASW, If you can’t get a room stay here.

Where I stayed last year at ASW, If you can’t get a room stay here.

Dec 11, 2010

Last year at ASW me and a bunch of guys decided to stay at Palms Place instead of the rio. If you still haven’t found a place to stay and want a pretty nice place off the strip I highly recommend Palms Place. This 2 bedroom suite we got was basically awesome. We had two king beds, 2 pull out couch beds, 2.5 baths, 2 full kitchens, 3 balconies, and a bunch of other cool amenities. If you haven’t booked yet and don’t mind staying off the strip take a look at www.palmsplace.com and they have studios foing for 199 a night for sun through thurs.  ...

Business cards for affiliate marketers. What to know, where to get them, what to do about them.

Business cards for affiliate marketers. What to know, where to get them, what to do about them.

Mar 15, 2010

Adtech is coming up soon in San Francisco and the Ads4Dough Meet-Up is taking place in just under two weeks. One of the most important tools an affiliate marketer can have is a business card. A business card should represent your name or brand and what you do. Throughout many of the conferences I’ve been to I’ve seen so many crappy business cards or ones that just weren’t worth a shit. The worst type of card you could get or even pass out as an affiliate marketer is a metal business card. I mean come on the edges on that stuff is sharp and its usually poorly embossed or stamped. And frankly I’ve been cut by metal business cards being handed out by some douche walking the floor or something. You might think its cool but hey its not and all the ones I got went right into the trash. Just say no to metal cards it isn’t impressive and doesn’t work well for you if you are an affiliate. Now my card, if you look above,  is double sided color and glossy. First this is a bad thing and a good thing being glossy. Some people who you talk to at conferences especially network owners or affiliate managers talk to so many people its hard to remember every single person. Typically the people who you talk to at booths will take your card scribble something about you on it and then stick it with all the other cards in their badge holder. Shawn Collins has figured this out and provided everyone at the Affiliate Summits with large id holders which can take about 30-50 cards and hold them pretty well. Unless you pretty much know alot of people in the industry already and they know you by face and name then by all means get a double sided glossy card. But if you are just starting out or haven’t been to shows before its a good idea to stick to a card that allows people with pens to write on them. Not everyone has a sharpie to write on glossy cards and if its a metal card forget it. Second this isn’t really...

Is it a good sign or a bad sign?

Is it a good sign or a bad sign?

Feb 9, 2010

Is it a good sign or a bad sign that when you call the Chinese delivery place near you they don’t ask for your address they just know where to deliver the food when you...

Hit up our local fav italian place again (John Chow Post)

Hit up our local fav italian place again (John Chow Post)

Feb 8, 2010

We hit up our local Italian place again tonight for dinner and decided to try something different. Usually they don’t have specials but tonight they did. Erin has the osso buco and I had the chicken fricassee. I usually like my dishes over pasta is it doesn’t have any so the sauce was a little runny for me but it was very good. Erins dinner was so mouthwatering the meat just fell off the bone as soon as you stuck your fork into...

Decided to go to our favorite italian place for dinner tonight (John Chow Post)

Decided to go to our favorite italian place for dinner tonight (John Chow Post)

Feb 1, 2010

There is this awesome Italian place here in our town that I eat at all the time. The food is always fresh and the sauces are made on the spot. I’ve been a frequent customer of theirs for a while and I think I’m single handily keeping them in business. I eat there at least 3 times a week. Tonight I had the calamari as an appetizer as usual, which I did not get a picture of but I will next time, and for the main course I had Veal Parmesan. Its great food and everyone knows me by name. Its funny I even have my own table i sit at all the...