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Tell us a little background info about yourself. Where are you from? How old are you? How long have you been working in this industry?
I turned 25 this year and have been in this industry for going on 5 years now. I was born in Chicago and spent my younger years having my perspective molded between Central America and the U.S. I’m a perfectionist and extremely competitive.
What accomplishments so far are you the most proud of?
There’s no room for pride if you are stone cold in business, but the biggest accomplishment that everyone gets to share a part of is the deals I have negotiated and methods developed that have lead to millions in deposits to affiliates bank accounts over the past years.
How did you come to learn about this industry? Why did you choose this career? When did you first realize the full potential in affiliate marketing? When did you first “hit the big time?”
When affiliate marketing went into the billions, it chose me. I’m not retired, so I haven’t hit the big time yet.
What do you think more affiliates need to understand about the network side of things?
Affiliates need to realize that anything that is too good to be true, is. My top two examples are fly by night methods made up by people who aren’t doing it themselves and don’t care if they waste your time or not. The second problem is networks that offer unusually high payouts on similar offers just to shave you to remain profitable. Don’t be payout chasers; focus on earning the biggest bottom line possible with a trusted partner.
What do you think it takes to be successful as an affiliate?
Persistence. If you are dedicated to your own personal success you will find a way to successfully promote something, guaranteed.
What is the future of marketing?
The future of marketing is the internet. The future of internet marketing is going to be in new billing methods that do not involve a credit card. Due to the economy, credit cards have a bad stigma and are less available to younger and uneducated buyers. New billing methods like mobile billing, incentivizing, and social currency will be making up for consolidations in subprime credit card revenue.
If it’s possible for you to share, are there any particular niches that you currently favor? Or that you aren’t necessarily in right now but that you would recommend?
The need for a companion is instilled into our genetic code, so we recommend everyone use their best game to appeal to the masses. I will tell you that if you want to step up your personal dating life, having stacks of dating profits will substantially increase your closing ratios.
What niche has worked best for you?
I pulled in the majority of a million dollars in revenue last year promoting one dating offer. Now we’re just taking over every niche but staying true to our roots and still pull in 35% of our total revenues from dating.
Which methods of promotion do you favor?
Email and social messages are the direct mail of the internet. If you opened a pizza delivery service, the first thing you would do is hit everybody with your flyer and wait for orders. Private messages are today’s way of getting your flyer in front of everybody’s face.
What have you been up to recently? What projects are you working on?
Right now I have just finished making the full transition from the adult industry to mainstream CPA marketing. My next move is to empower affiliates to a million dollars a month in payouts. We are currently about half way there and are weeks ahead of our projections so it would be great to hit the goal early.
Do you think anything particular in your past prepared you for this industry? Your education? Jobs you’ve held before?
Everything in life built me to dominate in this industry, and everything I’m facing now is preparing me for my next conquest. Working on the floor at the Chicago Board of Trade taught me how to stay focused under intense pressure, manage risk and assets and accept losses as an insurable business expense. Working in banking taught me the secrets of debt and risk management that most networks are not capable of assessing. I am obsessed with limiting risk, which in turn leads to having a flawless reputation when it comes to paying affiliates.
What are your greatest strengths?
The ability to see the biggest picture possible has always been my saving grace. My instincts will allow me to survive no matter what condition the world is in.
What are your greatest weaknesses?
I have no weaknesses.
What motivates you?
Without women, all the money in the world is meaningless. But it’s a zero sum game; to me it’s just about winning the most points and pushing every limit possible. I’m a dangerous opponent with nothing to lose and everything to gain.
What is the best advice you’ve been given and try to apply to your life?
Best advice I ever got was from Dennis Rodman at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. I was having lunch with Rodman, casting producer Sara O’neil, and one of his managers, Elkin. I watched him give one of the most amazing reality show pitches I have seen in my life. After papers were shuffled around and something about ‘just leave a check for $500,000 at my agent’s office,’ he turned to me and said, “You have to put your face out there to take it to the next level.” After that I stopped hiding behind monikers and aliases online and decided it was time to establish myself as a brand name.
Who has impacted you most in your career, and how?
My parents probably had the most direct influence. My father taught me how to save, my mother taught me how to stunt. It is the balance of the two that allows me to be stable but also respected.
What kinds of people do you have difficulties working with? Any good stories?
Investors drive me insane. If you want to run things your way just buy me out already!
What are some of your long-term goals? How much is enough? If money was no object, what would you be doing?
My long term goal is to raise a family. Relationships, children and life give you enough problems on their own, so I’d like the family I create to have money be one less thing to worry about. My future is in politics, whether at the local, national or global level is undetermined. The assets I am attaining now are creating the foundation to give me the necessary reach to make real change in the world through positive leadership.
Where do you want to be ten years from now?
Ten years from now I envision myself raising a family in Switzerland managing a low risk bond fund. I attain satisfaction in many mediums that most people would not be able to relate to. Money to me is just a tool to be able to make any decision I want.
How do you like to spend your free time? What does work-life balance mean to you?
I don’t have any free time. All my time is for sale.
Do you have a Twitter account or Facebook “Like” page?
I am the leader the leaders follow. You can catch the fundamentals @vit0g and the network details @CPATank but for the next few days you’re just going to see a bunch of @jonathanvolk retweets with my affiliate link in them.