Affiliate Kalender

Das Jahr ist voller Ereignisse die sich gut für Affiliate Aktionen eigenen. Sowohl für Affiliates als auch für Partnerprogrammbetreiber. Mit dem Affiliate Kalender kannst du leicht die nächsten Aktionen planen, Landingpages bauen, Logos aktualisieren, neue Werbemittel in Auftrag geben oder einfach deine Inhalte wieder neu auf Facebook veröffentlichen.

Der Affiliate Kalender bietet Anregungen für die nächsten Marketing Aktionen. Damit kannst du in ruhe die nächsten Aktionen für dein Partnerprogramm planen. Wenn dir noch ein Thema oder Ereignis einfällt schreib mir einfach einen Kommentar.

Wenn dein Budget oder deine Zeit nur limitiert ist, und du dich entscheiden musst wo du deine Ressourcen einsetzt, dann kannst du mit Google Trends einschätzen wie hoch der Hype zu einem bestimmten Thema ist.

01 Januar

  1. Neujahr

02 Februar

  1. Fasching / Karneval
  2. Valentinstag (Liebe / Blumen)

03 März

  1. Ostern

04 April

  1. Aprilscherze, Kommunion & Konfirmation, Sommersemester beginn

05 Mai

  1. Christi Himmelfahrt / Vatertag
  2. Muttertag

06 Juni

  1. Fußball Europameisterschaft
  2. Sommerferien

07 Juli

08 August

  1. Schulbeginn

09 September

  1. Weltkindertag

10 Oktober

  1. Wintersemester beginn
  2. Halloween (Abend und in der Nacht vor dem Hochfest Allerheiligen)

11 November

12 Dezember

  1. Nikolaus
  2. Weihnachten
  3. Sylvester

Die Idee würde schon öfters aufgegriffen wie zum Beispiel von Sascha Preisegger oder das Blog von 100 Partnerprogramme. Der Beste Kalender den ich bis jetzt gesehen habe ist auf dem Zanox Blog

Affiliate Kalender Infografik

 Online Marketing Terminplaner 2016

Dir fällt noch eine Veranstaltung ein die nicht in der Liste ist? Dann schreib mir einen Kommentar:

A4uExpo Barcelona. See you there

I had so much fun in Barcelona last Month that I decided to attend the A4uexpo next week. reasons to go:

  • International Affiliate & Publisher Event
  • Barcelona! Great Food, Beach, Nice city & cheap for Affiliates & people in the online marketing space.
  • It’s sunny! Even if it rains in the morning it’s dry in the afternoon!


So I hope to see you there.

a4uexpo Europe 2012 - I'm Attending

Choice Paralysis

Today I understood a problem I experienced in Hawaii: Choice Paralysis.
I noticed I had a problem with choices, especially last year when doing all this travelling. What plane, When? Which conference? Which hotel? Even the 4 star hotel is a problem because maybe I could have more fun in the hostel or somewhere else if I just made a different choice.

In this TED Talk Video Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

The result of this: more choices leads to paralysis and unhappiness. This is why everyone should avoid shopping malls, the variety of choice is just disgusting.

My goal for 2012 is to become crystal clear on what I want & what I don’t want. I you a clear with yourself there is just one possible choice to be made, and it even feels damn right!

TED Talk: Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice

Lessons from a Millionaire about the business game

Yesterday I received a Newsletter from the Millionaire Amish Shah. In his blog he is sharing the lessons he learned by making $22 million dollars in the last 8 years.

Here the abstract I took out for me:

Lesson #1: Business Is A Game and You Are The Creator

Business is fun and like a game. Play fair & make your own rules.
business is a game and you are the creator.


The Way My Game Works:


  1. I am the creator of the game and get to choose all of the rules.
  2. I can make the game as fun and enjoyable as I want or as frustrating and disappointing as I want.
  3. There are many levels to the game and my goal is simply to master each one and move on to the next or in some cases skip ahead.
  4. The game really never ends, so my goal is always to have as much fun on each level as possible.
  5. Whenever I make a big mistake I just start that level over again, but this time I already know what to look out for.
  6. The game is a collaborative game to be played with many people… kinda like World of Warcraft (try playing it if you don’t know what I’m talking about).
  7. There are many challenges as well as secrets within the game, the more secrets that I unlock the easier the game becomes to win.
  8. I get to choose all of my team mates to play the game with and the more team mates I have the easier the game becomes. I only play the game with players who choose to play fair.
  9. If there’s something that really isn’t working then I have the ability to change the game by changing the rules or how the game works.
  10. The best players are given the most money to play with.


Lesson #2: Like Life, the Game of Entrepreneurship Has Predictable Laws

In the game of entrepreneurship there are laws just like there are laws in our world, and there are only two ways to learn these laws. Either you learn these laws through playing the game enough OR you do the smart thing and learn from someone who’s mastered a level you haven’t played yet.


Law 1: The Law of Giving

  1. Give whenever you can whether it is something small or large.
  2. Give your time, money, and energy whenever possible.
  3. Share your advice with the world and all of the knowledge that you have.
  4. Give to as many people as possible and as often as possible.
  5. Always give the best of what you have to offer.

Law 2: The Law of Focus

What You Think = What You See = How You Feel = The Way You React Emotional = What You Do = What You Get.


Therefore, bottom line… FOCUS on what you DO WANT (NOT on what you don’t want!)

Law 3: The Law of Flow

The Universe we live in operates in complete harmony and flow. The more we can become connected with the flow of the Universe, the easier it becomes to create things we want.


5 Ways To Stay In Flow:

1. Focus On Having Fun:

So… make FUN, a TOP priority! Like the #1 top priority.

You may think that this is crazy, but think about Richard Branson and the number of companies he can run (something like 335 companies now). It’s because him and his teams are having FUN!

People actually laugh at me when I tell them that I don’t take calls or do business anytime before 11:00am. LOL. What can I say, my happiness comes second to NOTHING ELSE. And having a relaxed morning is key to me having a HAPPY day.

2. Focus On Building A World Class Team: No one person can build a successful business alone. Your goal should NOT be to do more work, it should be to find more awesome and cool people who want to join your team. Think of business as playing a game of baseball and you are the pitcher. Yes, your position is very important, but what happens if one of the other teams players hits a ball and you have no one on your team. Haha! Well..that would suck now..wouldn’t it?  Well,  I’VE BEEN THERE!

Here’s a cool little secret for you. IF you are having FUN, building a world-class team is EASY. Many possible cool team members may have never been given the opportunity to just have A LOT of fun, because they’ve never thought of entrepreneurship as a fun game. The moment you come along and show them that entrepreneurship is just a fun game…  they will LOVE YOU.

3. Focus On the Future By Planning It Out: PLAN EVERYTHING. You get more of what you focus on, so create a future plan that gets you to stay focused on what you WANT to create. Spend at least 2 hours or even more planning out the future of your business every week.

And when you are planning, focus as much as possible on the language that you use in your plans and around how you think and talk about your plans.

4. Focus On Clearing Your Mind: Invest in yourself. Invest time into your internal world. The best state of mind to create what you want and stay in flow is a mindset that is clear. The best way to clear your mind from random thoughts and bad images of future realities THAT DON’T EXIST is to meditate and just chill out. I do this by going into my infrared sauna and just relaxing for 30 minutes at least once a day. So find, or create a peaceful place for you to just… chill. Even if it’s that you gotta go for a walk… do so! Step away from the computer for AT LEAST 15 minutes a day to sit & relax your mind.

5.  Focus On Changing Your Internal Mindset: Again, it’s ALL about the MIND! Work on yourself more than you work on your business, and the business will come. Whenever you are not creating what you want, DON’T WORK HARDER at getting it. Instead just determine how you need to change your internal mindset in order to get the external result you want. Then getting what you want becomes simple… you just keep making small changes to your internal mindset until you get the external results you want. Making small habitual changes is key.

Lesson #3: There’s An Easy and Predictable Way To Make Lots of Money

Now that I’ve played and mastered many levels of the game of entrepreneurship, I’ve come to realize and believe that the game is 98% a mental game and about 2% a skill based game.


Only when you create this internal mindset will you truly be able to create MASS SCALE IMPACTin the world. Let’s go over what this exactly is…

6 Ways To Achieve a MASS SCALE IMPACT Mindset.

1. Choose to solve BIG problems. 

Whenever you choose to solve ‘big problems’ in the world then there are lots of solutions. In the game of entrepreneurship the bigger the problems you choose to solve, the more impact you’ll be able to make. Money simply follows the impact you are making in the world.

2. Choose to help LOTS of people.

If you are going to build a business and you’re interested in making lots of money, then make life easy on yourself. Choosing to help lots of people will make your life WAY easier. Building this mindset is very easy IF you actually care about helping people and not just about MAKING MONEY. A really great book to check out around this is ‘Start With Why’ by Simon Sinek. The title says it ALL.

3. Do something that is repeatable.

Making money becomes really easy and fun, when you learn a strategy that works once and you just repeat it over and over again. From my experience of playing the game of entrepreneurship, the money only really matters until you’ve made a couple million dollars in a year… then the game changes from making money to making a difference.

If you are still in the earlier levels of entrepreneurship that’s cool, you just need to make sure that you find a system that is repeatable and fun.

Then your goal should be to do this over and over again until you make enough money to free up your time and energy to focus on the next levels of entrepreneurship.

4. Duplicate yourself.

Entrepreneurs who get stuck at the lower levels of the game do so because they try to do everything themselves. If you’ve already built a million dollar business you’d already know that it becomes harder and harder to get to the higher levels of the game when you try to do everything yourself.

You simply CANNOT manage the complexities of the game by yourself when you get past the million dollar mark (very few people can accomplish this).

The best way to move up to higher levels of the game is to find great people you can play the game with and to duplicate yourself OR replace yourself.

Like Sir Richard Branson…the first thing he does when he starts a new company is to figure out how he can fire himself. That is awesome.

5. Study people who’ve completed the levels you are playing.

After you’ve successfully created the outline for the game you want to play (i.e. the market, the product, the team), then you’ll want to start studying and learning from people who’ve already mastered the level you are about to play.

Decide on who you want to have as your celebrity mentors then read their books and test out their strategies until you too have mastered what they were able to master.

6. Enjoy the journey and focus on learning.

Top entrepreneurs buy and read business and marketing books, magazines, reports, journals, newsletters, websites and industry publications, knowing that these resources will improve their understanding of business and marketing functions and skills. They also attend workshops, seminars, network, and never stop investing in the most powerful, effective and best business and marketing tool at their immediate disposal–themselves.

The process is super simple and it works, and frankly, I just keep doing it over and over again to make more money, and in turn make more of a difference in the world. I’m happy to share it with you now, because I’ve moved on to yet another level of entrepreneurship and I want to give back to you & those going through the levels of that game that is… ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Why? Because it’s entrepreneurs like us who are changing the world for the better.

Your friend,

Amish Shah

P.S. Please get the word out & share this post with your followers & friends.  There’s no reason we all have to repeat the same mistakes, let’s learn from each other!



Next Conferences and Traveling

After an amazing trip to the Pubcon Hawaii, The SEO-Campixx in Berlin,

Meeting Joost de Valk at #campixx - Thanks for the Drinks!

I’m gonna fly to Munich on Monday for 3-4 Days for The Affiliate Tactixx before I join the Foundertrips guys for some weeks of co-working in Barcelona in a shared flat. Will be in Barcelona till 20. April. Feel free to come over if you are in town.

Relaxing in Honolulu Hawaii before the Pubcon Conference

After that I will hit back to Hamburg to change my suitcase before I take the plane to the Shoemoney Elite Reatreat in San Francisco and stay the for a few days of co-working at the SanboxSuites and Parisoma. As I did in Hawaii at the Box Jelly, I’ll will make a speech about online marketing & SEO in the places I stay.

Co-Working at Hawaii

Feel free to join! I’ll be in SF around 24. April to 5. May. Call if you want to Skateboard!

Just heard that the DJ @RubySky Club on 26.April will by a german fellow Markus Schulz. The crowd & the place at RubySky is amazing

My trip list in 2012

  • 3 Weeks Hawaii
  • 2 Weeks Hamburg (Homebase & Office)
  • 1 Week Berlin SEO Campixx Conference
  • 1 Week Munich , Internet world & Affiliate Conference
  • 3 Weeks Coworking In Barcelona
  • 10 Days in San Francisco , with an Option to Los angeles
  • 4 Days paid trip to egypt mit Infografik generator

Ich hatte Gestern die Möglichkeit einen Café mit Leuten von Rocket Internet zu trinken und wir sprachen über Infografiken. Das war für mich nochmal das Stichwort bei vorbeizuschauen. Neben zahlreichen Ressourcen zum Thema Infografics, Beispielen und Anleitungen gibt es jetzt einen Generator (leider nur für automatisierte Daten wie der Vergleich von Twitter Accounts). Trotzdem beeindrucken, man kann das Ergebnis als Grafik exportieren oder über einen Embed Code (Amazon S3 Hosting) exportieren.

Ich habe mal als Beispiel 2 Twitter Accounts von OK! und Promiflash über Promi-News verglichen.

create infographics with

SEM Stammtisch Hamburg

SEM-FM Stammtisch HamburgGestern war ich mal wieder beim SEM Stammtisch Hamburg. Wir waren ca. 10 Leute und wie mir der Veranstalter Thomas G. Langel bestätigt hat, gibt es zwar einen festen Kern aber es kommen regelmäßig neue Leute dazu.

SEM Stammtisch Hamburg

  • Wann: Jeden Letzten Mittwoch im Monat
  • Wie oft: 1x im Monat
  • Wo: Café Amphore, St. Pauli Hafenstraße 140, 20359 Hamburg
  • Was: Suchmaschinenmarketing, bezahlte Suchergebnisse & Pay-per-Click Advertising Themen besprechen.
  • Wer: Frei, keine Anmeldung notwendig

Es können auch Themen vorher im SEM-FM Forum in Xing vorgeschlagen werden die dann vor Ort direkt diskutiert werden.

Mehr Links SEM Roundtable Hamburg:

SEM-FM Podcast

Xing SEM-Fm Forum / Gruppe


SEM-FM Google Plus Gruppe

Warum hast du denn alle URLs ausgeschrieben?
Damit du es dem Kollegen ausgedruckt auf den Schreibtisch legen kannst 😉

Was bedeutet SEM denn jetzt?
SEM = Search Engine Marketing (gut, das habe ich jetzt nur gemacht um das Wort einmal ausgeschrieben im Text zu haben weil es weiter oben nicht gepasst hat).

Ein Teil der Gruppe vom SEM Stammtisch Hamburg
SEM Stammtisch Hamburg im Amphore Cafe auf St. Pauli

Greetings from las vegas

I didn’t take the time to attend Affiliate Summit West 2012 this year. So imagine my surprise this morning, when a friend of mine, Florian from KissMyAds,  sent me a picture. Look it’s me in the background! So I’m virtually present at the Clickbank booth with the video contribution I made for the digital dream contest.

Axel Metayer with Florian Lehwald at affiliate Summit west
I'm the guy on the TV Screen 😉

It was a quick snapshoot since a had no script, it was just a few hours before 2012 and we were preparing a new-years eve-party for our friends. My 9-year-old son was so nice to be my camera operator in exchange I promised to set off some fireworks. As the contest is being extended I will submit a second video with more insights about how I got started in affiliate business and tipps for beginners.

Thanks Florian and enjoy Las Vegas!