To kick off the New Year, I will be attending two Affiliate Marketing events this January: the Niche Affiliate Marketing Systems (aka NAMS) workshop in Atlanta, GA and also Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas.
I attend and teach at the NAMS workshop twice a year, in January and August. But this will be my first year attending Affiliate Summit, and I am really looking forward to it!
Most of you are already familiar with the NAMS event, and I'll have more news on that coming later this week, so I'll focus on sharing the details about Affiliate Summit - and why I'm attending in January (finally!)...
Affiliate Summit originally started in 2003, co-founded by Shawn Collins and Missy Ward. The January event in Vegas will be the 16th Affiliate Summit conference. Attendance has grown steadily every year, starting with just a few hundred in the beginning - to several thousand attendees at current events.
Speakers for Affiliate Summit West 2011 include: Brian Clark (Copyblogger), Chris Brogan, Rae Hoffman (Sugarrae), John Chow, Rosalind Gardner, Jim Kukral, Kim Rowley, Dave Taylor... and many others.
This will be my first opportunity to meet Rosalind Gardner and Kim Rowley in person (both a long time coming!), and a chance to catch up with my old friend Rae Hoffman (um, not that she's old *lol* but that we've known each other for ages).
I recently joined Rosalind Gardner's newest site, an online hands-on affiliate training & membership site at http://www.affiliatebloggingpro.com, and am attending Affiliate Summit, both for the same reason: I am reviving some of my older niche affiliate sites in the New Year and also starting some brand new niche affiliate projects. Rosalind's site is a great way for me to learn some of the newer strategies and platforms (from the very person I learned my niche affiliate strategies from in the first place, years ago) - and Affiliate Summit is the perfect place to meet up with merchants I may want to work with in the New Year.
I was just looking over the sessions and speakers earlier this week. It's going to be an incredible event to learn new trends, get creative ideas, network & brainstorm, and study new affiliate marketing strategies. I am very much looking forward to it.
When you know your goals, and know exactly what you want to accomplish, you choose the training and the events that help you reach those goals. And for me, Affiliate Marketing is my life!
Affiliate Summit is THE event for affiliates & merchants to attend...
Act fast and book now if you want to attend. Jan 9th is just around the corner...
Planning to be at Affiliate Summit in January? Let me know!
I would love to meet up with you there.
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