GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 46 - February 2020

Illustr a tions by natashanast/Shutterstock L ife as an iGaming affiliate can be daunting, espe- cially when you run a small business – or even a one-person show – forcing you to wear many dif- ferent hats, as the saying goes. With that in mind, time management is crucial. There are only so many hours in a week and how you go about How do full-time affiliates manage their time? attacking that lengthy “to do” list each day can make or break your immediate and future success. Recently in the GPWA forums, one of our newer mem- bers posed the question to all of the full-time affiliates out there regarding this very issue. How do you spend those precious hours each day? As expected, our more experi- enced members had plenty to say about this topic, with many of them warning that while there is never enough time to finish everything and the temptation is there to work a heavy load of hours, week after week and month after month, you have to be wary of burnout. Excerpts from the thread are presented in the following pages. To read the entire conversation, visit gpwa.org/422 . For more forum posts, industry news, and complete archives of our weekly GPWA newsletters and the GPWA Times Magazine , visit www.GPWA.org . *This thread was edited for clarity and length FROM THE FORUMS #1 818sfv 28 October 2019, 3:34 pm Public Member Just curious, as a more passive affiliate, how full-time affiliates spend their time on a day- to-day basis. If you had to group your 8-hour day into categories what would they be? Just trying to get a sense of what the pros are doing and where my focus should be. Part of it is I’m not sure what I could do for 8-10 hours a day, 5 days a week. I’m imagining something like: 1 hour - Reading affiliate forums, interacting 2 hours - Marketing on sites 2 hours - Creating new content (blog posts, images, YouTube videos, campaigns) 1 hour - Review stats, revenue Thoughts? “ Reply With Quote G P W A t i m e s . o r g 20

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