Oct 14, 2010 First off I'd like to thank Andy and any other mentors that have replied to my emails. When I first asked about the mentor program and stimulus package, I really had no idea what was all involved in being an affiliate. I just knew it seemed like a good way to make money online, and I had experience gambling online with some very good experiences at a few casinos, so I was happy to promote them. Since then I've found that it's not the easiest job, and there are lots of things to look out for and be careful of, but I've been having fun with it. I like being my own boss, but I'm kind of a hard-ass. I've been adding to my site daily, and starting to get a fair amount of content, though there is still much more to add. Starting to show up decently in the SERPs for such a new site. Not sure what is so great about my Triple Twister slot page, but it's on page 2 of a google search for 'triple twister' and page 1 for 'twister lands'. Obviously not the best converting keywords, but nice to see anyway. I noticed those when I saw that people had clicked on my site after searching those terms. The majority of my traffic and conversions have come from word-of-mouth, figured that was the best way to get traffic before I had any kind of decent placement in the SERPs. I didn't take all that was offered in the stimulus package. I designed the site and set it up on my existing host (I run a website for a group of online gamers - first person shooter games). I basically just got advice from Andy and mentors on SEO and other important things that I had no clue about. I am very grateful for all the time they have spent helping me out, I know they are always busy. I had a successful first month as The Canadian Gambler. I made a grand total of $130, would have been more but didn't quite make the minimum payment level at a couple other programs. Since I only paid $10 to add a domain to my existing host, I'm pretty happy to get that back in the first month, plus it almost paid for the year of hosting. So far this month I'm up to about $250 that is payable, as long as nobody wins in the next couple weeks. ;D So again, thank you Andy and mentors, I would have had a tough time starting out without you. I plan to continue working hard at it and will probably do another site next year (that seems to be the trend?). Looking forward to eventually meeting many of you at future conferences, when I start making enough to go to them.