GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 31 - February 2015

What do you like about the industry? I like that there are endless possibilities to grow, and that you are a member of a global community. If you could change one thing about the industry, what would it be? I don’t know how to fix this but one thing that bugs me in this industry is how affiliate programs can disappear with all of your players. The funny part is that the program will reappear after some time under another name, and sometimes the same people will ask you to join again. What do your family and friends think of your work as an affiliate? It’s hard to say exactly what they think, but so far no one is complaining. Do you gamble online? If so, what do you play? I like to sometimes play slots online. And I also don’t mind spending a few bucks at a land-based casino. How much time do you give yourself to answer e-mail? I try my best to answer within 24 hours, and I expect others to do the same. How do you manage your “to-do” lists? Do you use any special software to help you out? Over the last 10 years, I’ve come to the realization that I cannot rely solely on my memory and thus I write things down. That’s why all those Reminders, Calendars, Notes and MindMaps apps are all a must-have for me. It’s crazy to admit to yourself, but more and more, I realize that I am controlled by my iPhone and MacBook Pro – and that is one habit I cannot (nor do I want to) break! How much time do you devote to SEO and/or social networking in order to drive more traffic to your sites? We all understand the importance of social net- working, and we try our best to be active on major social platforms. As for SEO, we try to align ourselves and follow the best SEO recommendations. What’s the most difficult thing about running your sites? Probably lack of time. What’s the best thing about running your sites? The best thing in this industry, no doubt, is being notified about "payment received" in my eWallet. What do you do to stay in shape – both physically and mentally? We have a beautiful trail behind our house where I like to take walks. Also, this year, I started going to yoga classes two times per week, and am doing my best to go to the gym at least twice a week. What’s your favorite kind of coffee, and how many cups do you drink each day? My favorite kind of coffee is dark roast. But to be honest with you, I prefer juice or green tea in the mornings. If someone were visiting you, what’s the one place you’d definitely take them to see? I would take them to Niagara Falls, Ontario to see the Falls and to test their luck at the famous local casino. When you need to get as far away from work as possible, where do you go? I love back-country camping with my family and friends. What is your favorite vacation spot? Anywhere in the Caribbean. What’s your all-time favorite movie? It’s hard to pick an all-time favorite, but this past summer I enjoyed watching Suits (a USA Network TV series) on Netflix. If you could invite any five people, liv- ing or dead, to dinner, who would they be? Robin Williams, Jon Stewart, my wife, Warren Buffett and Steve Jobs. AGE 44 LIVING IN Toronto, Ontario FAVORITE FOOD Mediterranean cuisine MUST READ BOOK The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey SITES 31 GPWA Affiliate Interview Series