My name is Louis Deering, I’m an Income Access affiliate manager, currently working remotely from Medellin, Colombia (known as the city of eternal spring). My principle responsibilities are managing the affiliate programs for my three clients, Devilfish Gaming, Centrebet, and mFortune Mobile Casino. This year, I’ve been nominated for four affiliate manager of the year positions at the iGamingBusiness Awards, and to help affiliates know a bit more about me, I thought I would walk you through my typical work day.
As an Income Access affiliate manager working from home, I have a rigorous and demanding work schedule, but one that is ultimately very rewarding.
I wake up early in the morning.
Have a light, healthy breakfast.
Put on professional attire and get straight to work.
The first thing I do is check email, and make sure to review and action every email, so I don’t fall behind.
After checking email, I get started on my daily schedule, which, depending on the day, might include affiliate recruitment (researching sites with google, syntryx and other tools), negotiating new deals, proactive outreach (encouraging current affiliates to increase exposure or optimize their campaigns), as well as a wide variety of admin activities like creating commission structures, adding new links and creative, managing end of the month accounting, and studying stats trends. In addition, I’m always reviewing the popular affiliate forums, such as A4U, PAL, GPWA and Affiliate Guard Dog, to stay aware of the current industry trends, and adding my two cents whenever possible.
I find it extremely important to remain organized, as with such a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities, it’s easy to let distractions take you away from what really matters. In this spirit, it’s important to keep your work area clean, organized, and distraction free, especially when you work from home:
Ultimately, success in affiliate management comes from hard work, diligence and professionalism, above all else. The long hours and stressful work load may sometimes be a little overwhelming, but ultimately, the best reward is a job well done.