“OMG, I want your life!”, is a comment I hear a lot. To which I always respond, ‘If you only knew…’
Everyone assumes that since they see me gamble 7 days a week on YouTube, and that I’m always traveling to different casinos, that all I do is GAMBLE! I haven’t done the math, but I’m fairly certain that my gambling time represents around 5% of what I do.
On a normal day, I wake up around 7am, check out how my video is doing for the day (scheduled and posted on YouTube for 4am PST), review my email / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Snapchat - responding to dozens of questions and comments, before showering and eating breakfast.
The entirety of the day revolves around responding to countless emails, reaching out to casinos for approvals, holding conference calls with different properties or brands, posting and responding to my private Rudies page, and more. I give my Rudies most of my free time as I’m very grateful for their support and I want them to feel special.
I will go through any orders from BCSlots.com and personally package them and seal them with a RUDE sticker. If there are only a couple orders for the day, I can give them to my USPS delivery person, Yvonne (she’s amazing). Otherwise a trip to the post office is in order where I will check out my P.O. Box for any deliveries. This usually includes a trip to a local vegan fast food joint for some added deliciousness. On my way home I may pick up groceries, but these days I often will just order my groceries for delivery from Amazon to save time.
I’m always trying to reinvent myself and my channel to keep it fresh, so I’ll spend hours creating new ideas, researching a ton and pulling the trigger on some that seem to make sense. Not everything I have tried works out, but often times it does. Understanding your audience is an integral part of the business and I feel I have a good grasp of that.
A huge part of my work obviously revolves around my videos. Each month I generally have one trip by plane to a destination (Vegas, Sacramento, Atlantic City, New York, Maryland, Michigan, etc.) for a 4 day weekend, on top of 2-3 Wednesday nights at my local casino (as part of my ongoing Wednesday Night Live Streams). So in an average month there will be 6 days of gambling. The odd time it may be more if I do a tour or hold a special event like a Rudies Cruise, Rudies Weekend, BC Slots Tournament, or attend an industry conference like G2E.
Currently I work from around 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week. With my team continuing to grow, I’m hoping to have a better work/life balance with a Monday to Friday 9-5 commitment. I’ll never complain because I love what I do, and I don’t take any of it for granted.
Signing off… from an airplane… after an exciting event at a casino!