GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 31 - February 2015

e-mail from an affiliate program you don’t like to work with. If you answer and tell them that you are not interested they will just keep on sending e-mail and try to convince you to give the affiliate program a go. And they will not stop until they have you! How do you manage your “to-do” lists? Do you use any special software to help you out? I just make simple Excel sched- ules where I write down everything that has to be done. What’s the most difficult thing about running your sites? The most difficult thing is always hunting for new promos. Since I write on some of my sites on a dai- ly basis with around 7-12 unique offers a day, I am always on the lookout for new free-spin offers. Producing so much con- tent every day can be quite exhausting. Sometimes I wonder why I started out with that strategy. It's difficult to find the time to do it. What’s the best thing about running your sites? The best thing is to see that the visitors keep coming. I know that many of my visitors have visited some of my sites since the start and that is really nice to know! And I would be lying if I didn’t say that one of the best things is to wake up in the morning and go through yesterday’s income. I’ve also started out making WordPress sites, which is new for me, and I really like to sit down and build up these sites from scratch with reviews, articles, etc. During my time with my sites I’ve also gotten to know lots of people and some of them have become good friends. What do you do to stay in shape – both physically and mentally? Well, when I have time I like to go out for a walk. I live on the west coast, which has long, nice boardwalks and other beautiful features. This fall I also started to train in yoga, which was good for me both physically and mentally. I have a membership card at the gym, but unfortunately I haven’t been the most active member this year! Tell us a little bit about Varberg. Is that where you grew up? I grew up in Bua, which is a small fishing village 1.8 miles north of Varberg. When I was 18 my mom and I moved to Varberg, and this is where I live now. In between I tried to live in both Gothenburg and Glasgow. Varberg is a beautiful city near the ocean and it is famous for both its fortress as well as its perfect surfing environment. If someone were visiting you, what’s the one place you’d definitely take them to see? I would definitely take the per- son to the boardwalk and go for a walk along the ocean. The fortress is also an interesting attraction, as is the so-called “Bockstensmannen,” a unique discovery of the remains of a man’s body from the 1300s that was found in a bog about 15 miles east of Varberg. When you need to get as far away from work as possible, where do you go? I spend time with friends who have no in- sight into this industry. Sometimes I pick up my little friend Lou, 3, at preschool and spend some time with her. When I do that I have no time to think about work. Then it’s all about jumping on the couch and playing at the playground. At the moment I am waiting for a new car to arrive, and I’m looking forward to just getting in, turning up the volume to max and driving. That car will probably be my new sanctuary. What’s your favorite vacation spot? Since I have animals I haven’t been able to travel so much lately. A couple of years ago my mom and I went on a cruise in the Mediterranean which I really enjoyed, and I would love to do something like that again. I’ve also visited Glasgow a couple of times and I lived there for a couple of months when I was younger. What’s your all-time favorite movie? It’s too hard to mention just one. But I must say that I enjoy easy, feel-good movies such as The Holiday , Love Actually and Sex and the City . When you work hard on your sites all day you appreciate movies that don’t require too much thinking. If you could invite any five people, living or dead, to dinner, who would they be? I would start by inviting my grandfather since I didn’t get the chance to meet him. He died when my father was 17 and lately I’ve been looking at lots of old photos of him and he seems like an interesting guy. The second person I would invite to the table would be the Dalai Lama. Maybe he could give me some of his calm and some valuable words along the way. The third person to get my invitation would be Zlatan “Ibra” Ibrahimovic. From him I could learn about purposefulness and how to never give up. I also think he would make the dinner guests laugh a lot! Mark Zuckerberg would also be an interesting dinner guest. He would get to tell his story about how he changed the world with Facebook. Maybe he would share some magic tricks that I could use on my sites. The last person to be invited would be Hans Rosling, professor in International Health at Karolinska Institute. He is a really in- spiring person and knows how to get an audience's attention! What are three things that nobody knows about you? If there are three things nobody knows about me, there is probably a reason for that. So I will keep my lips sealed! 29 GPWA Affiliate Interview Series