I’ve known Jeremy for a few years now since we both used to play poker a few years ago. We also have a few common friends, who were also into poker. Last year, when I got into affiliate marketing, I found out Jeremy has already been doing it full time for a few years and was one of the people who helped me as a newbie. You can find out more about Jeremy in this interview.
Please tell our readers who you are and what you do 🙂
My name is Jeremy, have been an affiliate for about 2 years now. Was doing mobile apps for a bit, then managed to make the system for adult work so was doing that for an entire year. Now, we are currently exploring ecomm.
How did you get into this industry?
My good friend Rio started in the industry and roped a couple of us in, saying this was an opportunity we could not miss. Without him, we would not had even known AM existed. So we have to thank him for getting us in.
How would you describe this industry to someone who never heard of it?
It is a constant learning experience and also a cash cow. Only those willing to put in the hours and money to constantly improve themselves will enjoy doing it. The pace of change is so fast, you got to be able to adapt to them and constantly innovate and think outside the box. It is said that big innovations in the world, usually will be applied in our industry before it reaches the general public.
What do you think is the best entry point in AM in 2016 and why?
I would answer this question, but my answer would most prob change in 3 months. But just to know the ropes, mobile app installs. From there, the data usually guides the way in terms of which niche you would want to enter and which you are good in.
What’s your favourite thing about AM?
The friends I have made. I can say I have made friends that I know would be with me for a long long time just because of the experiences we have gone through together!
What about least favourite?
Offers being paused. I guess that goes for everyone. Haha
What are your top 3 tips for an affiliate, of any level?
1. Work on your mindset. This industry will kill you if you are not in the right frame of mind.
2. Find the right group of people to surround yourself with.
3. Hire AS SOON AS YOU CAN AFFORD IT.
What do you consider your biggest achievement in the industry?
My achievements are still tiny at the moment. When they are big enough, you would not hear it from me.
Any future plans you’d like to share with us? 🙂
Take over the world or something. Nah. Just got to further expand the team and make them pay for themselves.
Emanuel Cinca, aka Manu
My story starts in Lipova, Romania, a town of about 10,000 inhabitants, where I was born in a working class family. Growing up in a family that had a shaky financial base and relied solely on month to month wages, and sometimes on short term loans from friends, I knew that I a) didn’t want to get a regular job EVER, and b) I want to have true financial independence.
Fast forward to my high school days, I got admitted into the number one high school of Arad county, “Moise Nicoara” National College. Don’t ask me why they call it a college, that’s just the translation from Romanian. I had a passion for technology and computers, so it seemed natural that I wanted to get into the so called informatics class.
The 4 years here taught me that:
1. Where you come from has little to no impact on your ability to learn, your skills and their value
2. Being number one high school is overrated
3. In the standard educational system, you are not allowed to excel at something, until you have proven to be above average at everything else.
4. Grades are an extremely flawed measurement of someone’s skills
5. I know myself better than anyone else, so I should make my decisions, not anyone else, and I should be OK with the consequences.
These learnings will be reflected in some of my posts here.
After high school, I quit University after 2 months in… TWICE! One time I quit Computers and Information Technology, and the second time I quit Business Administration.
During these years I also developed a passion for poker. I was a content producer at the world’s biggest online poker school for 2 years, and I wrote a book with a Maths professor from Nottingham and TT, who also blogs here. The book is called The Education of a Modern Poker Player.
I moved to Vienna in 2013, at TT’s initiative, and had several failed ventures together, all leading up to what is now Adefy.
I have a keen interest in psychology and in data, which makes performance marketing such a great industry for me. I blog about these topics, sometimes adding education, personal development, and management to the mix.
Interested in: Psychology. Marketing. Management. Investing. Startups. Entrepreneurship.
Hobbies: Reading. Fitness. Football. Travelling.
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