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Productivity?

Posted by Scotsman on October 23, 2008 in Gambling Affiliate Shit, Life, Multimedia |

I’m beginning to think I don’t even know the meaning of the word.

When I last wrote, the to do list count was at 55.  It’s now at 75, meaning it has grown with 20 items in 24 hours.  And it’s not like I wasn’t busy today – it was just that I was very busy communicating today.  Mostly with new affiliates who are signed up under me as a sub-affiliate; this is something that is VERY important to me because theoretically it means in a few years if that goes well, I can get out of this business, spend the rest of my life relaxing and let the sub-affiliates do the work.  Long story short, they sign up under my tracker.  They are now an affiliate for a poker room, however if their players generate $10,000 rake in a month for example, I’ll get a percentage of that(usually 20%).  So my eventual aim is to rely purely on that, and make life a hell of a lot easier.  It’s also something I really enjoy, working with affiliates and giving them suggestions, helping out etc.

So yeah – communicating.  Over forum PMs, e-mail, skype, MSN, telephone – you name it, I used it today.  Spent a lot of time doing that in the morning, took a break to play Saints Row 2, then went right back at it.

I have a sad story however.  As I mentioned earlier I got into How I Met Your Mother a few days ago.  Well, seasons 1 and 2 are on sale on Amazon.ca so I was about to buy them, when Risto told me they were that price at Costco.  So fuck Amazon, I can go to Costco and get them NOW, rather than wait a few days for shipping.  So off I went today….and they weren’t even in stock.  Fuck!  So I went all around Kingston looking for them, but everywhere had them for $30 and up, so I was unable to relax tonight and watch that.

I did buy a few DVDs though.  As I mentioned recently, I just started getting into the whole DVD purchasing business, after relying on rentals and downloads for years.  It is quite fun building up a collection I must admit, although I am very nitty about prices(being Scottish and all) so I carefully shop around etc.  Tonight I returned home with Wedding Crashers, Anchorman, Dumb and Dumber, Never Been Kissed, Borat Special Edition(free t-shirt!) and The Professional.  Every one of these cost just $5 except for Borat which was $10.

But the fun doesn’t end there!  I then went on Amazon to purchase How I met Your Mother, and ended up with a whole big order heading my way.  I of course got HIMYM seasons 1 & 2 for $19.99 each – I’ll shop around for season 3 by the time I am ready to watch it.  I picked up Hot Shots 1 & 2 double feature for just $10, Beer League for $9, Dirty Work for $10 and Elf for just $4.99.  The biggest steals though, were Blackadder the Complete Collection for just $55 CDN, this is currently $100 on Amazon.com, and Fawlty Towers Complete Collection – $31 for that, when it is $45 and up elsewhere.  Oh and also a triple pack of Airplane – Hello Shirley Edition, Top Secret and Naked Gun for $23, which is a decent enough price.

Finally, I bought Super Smash Bros for the Wii for $29.99, as I think I am going to cave in to my wifes demands and buy her a Wii for Christmas.  So yes, a fun little shopping expedition and I didn’t even have to get off my fat arse, god bless the internet.

Now it’s time to get to bed and dream of the day this fun package arrives!  I’ll leave you with a rather controversial article I wrote(me?  controversial?  perish the thought!) for my affiliate site last night – Pokerstars: Fix Your Affiliate Program.

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