Category Archives: Destinations

During this autumn I decided to start with affiliate marketing full time instead. I got tired of doing SEO for clients that are not willing to do enough changes. It was also frustrating to be restricted by certain budgets and time scales. Now, I can do everything my way – and starting to like it.

Highly competetive segments

The choice fell on some highly competetive segments where you need to be unique and most affiliates aren’t. I’m going in to shake up some industries and spend all my time and efforts on making it a success. Follow my journey here, on Affiliate Specialist, on Twitter and other channels.

British Museum in London

Some wise and thoughtful words by Arnold Schwarzenegger..

1. Trust yourself

2. Break some rules

3. Don’t be afraid to fail

4. Ignore the naysayers

5. Work your butt off

6. Always give something back

Please find his videoabout this topic below:

asian man looking in the mirror

According to a close friend and business partner, I MUST BE the one in the world having most websites about myself. Not top 5 or top 10. Surely, Markus Jalmerot (MJ) must be the one in the entire world with most websites focusing on his own interests, passions, travel experience and business interests, says my friend. I even got websites in other languages about Markus (yeah, that’s me in Swedish). Sometimes other people set-up profiles about me with misleading photos; but what can I do about inactive profiles? I just don’t bother.. Instead, I built a few new websites about myself.. :)

But honestly, having many websites featuring myself is nothing I’m proud of and it’s certainly not a goal in itself. I never seen it in that way at least. For me as a domain owner having a few 100 domains, it’s about developing them into useful websites. Some sites might not be so impressive yet, but they are developing over time.

Parked websites and dead websites are a disgrace for me and I’m always working hard to get new domains active as quick as possible.

Since I always loved myself (perhaps a little too much, if you now can do that?) and since I also got many hobbies, a few causes I fight for, it has been a natural way to develop those domains into sites. Since I’m passionate about photography – there are always good reasons to create a bunch of social profiles such as Pinterest, 500px, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Vizify, Vimeo and DeviantArt – just to name a few.

Reputation management
Having many websites about yourself is a way to protect your own name online. We all know that people Google Your Name when going for interviews, possibly before meeting you for the first time, before doing business with you etc. By having the most websites in the world about myself, I can at least to some degree select what people see about me :) I you would like to be found online for your own name, I see no other option than creating sites and profiles about yourself. Otherwise, the information visible about you is solely what others write about you – in a good or bad way.

Quite a few Me.uk domains
Another reason might be that I have quite a few short .ME.UK domains – and since their are supposed to be personal rather than commercial, many of the sites tend to be – yes you guessed it – about me and/or my interests. In the end, I’ve not even tried to count all the websites I have about myself and social profiles but it might be over 50 or even near 100… Is it way too many? Can it ever be too many? Perhaps some might argue that. But I don’t care.. I’m always doing it my way. Be.me for a day. I challenge you to create a website about yourself today..

Stockholm IceBar

Stockholm is one of my favourite cities in the world. The Swedish capital has this great mix of city life and relaxing country life that few other cities can match. You’re always near the water and have access to 1000′s of islands in Stockholm archipelago. This time, I had to opportunity to visit IceBar which is a unique concept as you can see above. Everything in the bar is made out of water from Torne River in north of Sweden.