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    Analytics Dude Kevin's Avatar
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    New Gig, and Why I've been Pretty Quiet
    Well, much to the consternation of some here, I suppose, I accepted a new j*b this week (started yesterday, actually), doing marketing and customer contact management for a decent sized custom products company here in Rochester.
    (Forbes Products).

    I wasn't actively looking, but a headhunter had called me just before Affiliate Summit, and the rest, as they say, is history.

    So, I'll be doing e-mail marketing, a little website design (as we speak), internet advertising, and customer database segmentation, as well as a host of other things.

    My online store is staying open (for those of you that know about it, or care about it for that matter ), and my wife and I will be banging out our modest number of orders in the evenings.

    So I've been busy getting some things done in the last few weeks in preparation for not sitting here in my boxers all day, and thus, a little quiet.

    In truth, the NY Tax thing really put me off affiliate marketing, even as vocal as I was about it. It hurt me financially, and broadened my horizons a bit. I'll still be here, but really as a community member, and not quite as much as an "affiliate activist", so to speak.

    But all is well, and assuming the world doesn't end this year, I'm very much looking forward to 2009.
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    Analytics Dude Kevin's Avatar
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    And this is my 4000th post. I put it here for good luck
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    Congrats, Kev. Enjoy your new job!

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    Congratulations on the new gig Kevin. I'm glad that you'll stay active here, your participation in any capacity is a major plus.

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    Congratulations on your new gig, Kevin, and on your 4000th post!

    I'm glad you will still be here. You bring so much to the table with your thoughtful insight, willingness to help others and knowledge about the industry.
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    Congrats on the new j*b and on the 4000 posts

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    Congratulations on the new gig, and wow 4000 posts! lol.

    Sometimes when something like the tax issue comes along and consumes you it means its time for something different. I think that a lot of folks that were heavily involved are looking at other avenues instead of focusing on one way to earn income. I expect to see some announcements along those lines soon.

    And good luck on the new store venture, hopefully that will crank up and eliminate your need for a traditional j*b also.
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    Congrats on 4000 Kevin.

    It was nice to chat with you briefly at AS. I hope you are able to find a bit more stability and satisfaction in what you are doing now. If not, you are always welcome back to the choppy waters of AM. Both have their advantages, but the needs for these advantages can vary as we go throughout life. I commend you on the ability to recognize that. Best of luck to you.

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    Congratulations Kevin! That's the way to turn a problem into a solution

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    As demonstrated here Kevin, you do what's right. So here's hoping that it all works out for you...



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    Kevin,

    Congrats, think of it as "contnuing education" while getting paid ... there's nothing compared to working in boxers and answering to no one but yourself, these are tought times though, so a steady income is welcomed.

    Keep coming back to ABW, we like you hanging around and appreciate your posts and insight.

    Good luck buddy ...
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    Congrats buddy! I hope you really enjoy your new opportunity, even if it's not affiliate marketing
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    Congratulations Kevin, I 'm happy you got the job as I know you wanted/needed it. I'm also confident your online store will continue to grow.

    (You do realize of course that you can never leave the Albany group right? There will always be that special bond!)
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    Congrats on the new position and for the 4K
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    Analytics Dude Kevin's Avatar
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    Thanks all!

    And no, I'll never leave ABW or the Albany group. Not a chance
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    Congrats on the new job Kevin =0).
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    Congrats Kevin.
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    super good luck Kevin

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    Congratz on the 4k post and the new job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    And this is my 4000th post. I put it here for good luck
    Congrats Kevin on the 4000 milestone and your new web & land based job. Whatever you learn can be taken along on whatever life has around the bend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    And this is my 4000th post. I put it here for good luck
    Absolutely, Kevin. Here's more wishes of good luck and congratulations on the new endeavor. There's no question that you will do well and have a great 2009.

    BTW - it was a pleasure meeting you in Boston.
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    They're lucky to have you, Kevin. All the best of luck with your venture into the wild world.

    Happy to know you'll still be here. Let us know how it goes!
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    Congratulations, my friend, and best of luck to you! Please do stay in touch!!

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    Congrats, Kevin hope the new job is one to retire on!

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