The Affiliate Summit East 2013 was another terrific conference. In this post, I will review and recap the Affiliate Summit. The Affiliate Summit East 2013 took place Aug 18-20 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. I had the privilege to attend the Affiliate Summit and be able to network, attend the exhibit hall, meet market, and keynotes. I spend all three days networking, attending sessions, and meeting new people who can potentially take me to the next level. The reason why I attended the Affiliate Summit East is to connect with people and companies that can teach me different revenues of making money online.
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Why attend the Affiliate Summit?
The main advantage of attending the Affiliate Summit is to network with different people and companies. The Affiliate Summit is a great place to network with different companies, affiliates, and sponsors. There are many ways people are connecting at the Affiliate Summit which include the Meet Market where people meet and greet companies looking for potential clients and affiliates. The Meet Market is where the different companies set up booth and display their programs. What to expected when attending the Meet Market?
- Companies looking to buy web traffic.
- Companies looking to sell web traffic.
- Affiliate Marketing looking for new affiliates.
- Social Media Agencies that handle your social platforms.
- Mobile Media agencies looking for potential business.
- Search Engine Optimization agencies looking for business.
- And many more.
Who attended the Affiliate Summit East 2013?
The Affiliate Summit had over 4500 + attendees the biggest number so far. While networking, I met tons of people who came from all around the world to attend the conference. The Affiliate Summit was filled with keynote speakers, top bloggers, affiliates, press, and first time beginners.
By attending the Affiliate Summit the benefits are:
- Learn all about the industry.
- Meet people with whom you are able to established potential partnerships.
- To gain insights into the experiences of others in the same industry.
- To generate ideas.
- To forge partnerships.
- To learn more about the industry of online marketing.
What to expect when attending the Affiliate Summit?
The Affiliate Summit usually starts off on a Saturday for early check in. The early check in allows individuals to pick up their badge and attendee bag. The Affiliate Summit East took place from Aug 18-20, which normally falls from a Sunday through Tuesday. The first day of the Affiliate Summit many people attended the first timers orientation. The first time orientation gives people advice for people attending the conference the first time. The very own founder of the Affiliate Summit East Shawn Collins directed the orientation. The session was open to all pass holding. In the attendee bag, you get the Affiliate Magazine called, “Feed Front.” The Feed Front includes brief descriptions of all the guest speakers, whom to follow, and the agenda of every day. The agenda gives you a quick overview of all the sessions, location of the sessions, and who can attend the sessions.
What type of pass do I need to attend the Affiliate Summit?
While attending the Affiliate Summit East there are fours types of passes to select. The different passes to buy for the Affiliate Summit are All Access Pass, VIP Pass, Networking Plus Pass, and Networking Pass. I have described a bit of each pass, so you are able to choose which one fits your need.
All Access Pass: All access passes includes breakfast and lunch for both Monday and Tuesday. The pass also includes admissions to Meet Market, Exhibit Hall, Keynotes, and all educational sessions. The pass also includes perks such as session videos, power point presentation, and your business logo in your badge.
VIP Pass: The VIP also includes breakfast and lunch for both Monday and Tuesday. The VIP pass gives admissions to all educational sessions, keynote, Meet Market, and recorded session videos.
Networking Plus Pass: The networking plus pass also gives admission to Meet Market Exhibit hall, keynotes and recorded sessions.
Networking Pass: The networking pass only gives admission to keynotes, Meet Market, and exhibit hall.
Depending on your budget these are four different passes available when attending the Affiliate Summit. I prefer the VIP Pass because it gives admission to every session and everything else.
Highlights of Affiliate Summit East 2013.
The highlight of the Affiliate Summit East was attending sessions with experts and networking. The sessions are a great way to gain insights from the experts. The sessions are composed of 30 min to 1 hour discussing the different ways to gain revenue streams of income. The sessions covered all different type of topics from experts teaching how to create a successful site to pay per click campaigns. After each session, there are Q&A questions that you’re able to ask the expert questions. The Q&A is a terrific way to learn from the experts.
Here is a quick preview of the different sessions in the Affiliate Summit East 2013.
- Creating Authority Blogs and Passive Monthly Income.
- How To Choose An Affiliate Marketing Program And Make Money.
- Growing A Mature Affiliate Program.
- Optimizing Affiliate Marketing Campaigns Using Mobile.
- Does Your Program Have Juice?
- Managing Organic Campaign for Small Businesses.
- Making The Most of Working From Home.
The session’s ranges from beginner, intermediate, and advanced. While attending the Affiliate Marketing my suggestion is to attend the sessions that will be the most beneficial for your business. I also enjoy the networking process of the Affiliate Summit. The best advice I can give while attending the Affiliate Summit is to network, network, and network. Many people attend the Affiliate Summit and sit in the corner playing with their phones and computers when they can be networking with others.
The #1 benefit of attending the Affiliate Summit is the networking with like-minded individuals. The person next to can be your next potential business partner. I strongly recommend attending an Affiliate Summit to broaden your horizons, meet new people, and getting more insights for online marketing.
I hope to see you at the next Affiliate Summit West 2014 in Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The next Affiliate Summit is January 12-14, 2014. Find more information at AffiliateSummit.com
Be Careful Who You Ask for Blogging Advice
I retired to a life of travel through blogging.
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Do you want to travel the world through blogging?
My eBook lays out simple, step by step tips to follow for you to travel the world through blogging.
I know how to do it. I teach you how to do it. Easy. Simple. Smart, too; you ask a blogger who lives their dreams for blogging advice on how to live your dreams.
Imagine if you asked people from a blogging tips themed Facebook Group about how to travel the world through blogging? Who are these people? Do these bloggers know specifically how to retire to a life of travel through blogging? Have these bloggers written eBooks and created courses on the topic? Have they lived their dreams?
What ensures said bloggers offer good advice?
Do many of these bloggers offer terrible advice?
Are many of these bloggers experienced, skilled, knowledgeable bloggers, being tops in their niche, like me?
Most bloggers mean well. Some bloggers offer solid advice.
But many bloggers offer terrible advice to struggling new bloggers who follow terrible advice and all of them struggle horribly, following bad advice from bloggers who only know how to fail, versus knowing how to succeed.
Be careful who you trust.
How to Get the Best Blogging Advice on Earth
Follow the top blogging tips bloggers.
Hire them to coach you.
The best blogging advice on earth flows through premium blogging products and services created by the top bloggers on earth.
100% of the time, following this advice leads to success. Fool proof way to get only good advice because pros teach folks how to be pros.
The only reason why you’d get bad blogging advice is if you follow anybody other than the top blogging tips bloggers on earth.
Beware Free Advice Because it is Often Cheap
Free advice sites like Quora and Facebook Groups require no vetting.
Any blogger can offer terrible advice.
This was from my trip to Fiji.
Beware trusting advice from these spots; well-meaning bloggers often guarantee your struggles by offering failing, inexperienced, terrible advice.
Vet Bloggers Who Offer Advice
Gaurav Kumar offered excellent advice via a comment responding to my live Facebook Broadcast.
If you wanted to vet his advice, checking his Facebook profile and clicking on his eAskme blog link immediately proves he is a top blogger who offers sensational advice for succeeding.
Following blogs, investing in eBooks and hiring bloggers by scanning their blogs is the easiest way to:
- vet advice
- trust advice
- get awesome advice
- accelerate your blogging success
Research bloggers who offer advice on free forums. Some genuinely offer success-promoting advice through their blogs. Trust said bloggers.
If you click through to see no blog, or a blog hosted on a free platform, or thin, weak content, beware these red flags.
Follow advice only from top bloggers who put their advice in action and succeed from an abundant, generous, calm, confident vibe.
Go to the Top
Follow only the top blogging tips bloggers on earth to get the best blogging tips and to accelerate your blogging success.
Matthew Loomis at Build Your Own Blog offers success-promoting advice. Follow him. Hire him. Succeed.
Why spend hours asking for advice from folks who may or may not have any idea what they are talking about?
Go to the top.
Google popular search terms, vet guest posters on Blogging Tips, follow the best, get the best advice on earth, use the advice, succeed.
Blogging gets easier and easier when you only follow the top bloggers on earth and invest in their premium offerings because getting the best advice from the best bloggers positions you to be the best.
What Does Your Blog Need?
I wrote an eBook explaining what your blog needs:
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Success finds bloggers who cover all bases.
If you need nothing and feel your blog needs nothing, you succeed and live your wildest dreams.
Successful bloggers know adding the right elements to blogs and beginning blogs the right way accelerates your success. Plus it feels good to begin blogging intelligently.
What does your blog need?
1: Domain and Hosting
Invest in a domain and hosting.
Accelerate your blogging success.
Domain names make you stand out.
Observe how Pat Flynn invested in Smart Passive Income.
Of course you know immediately; the blogger covers smart passive income. Passive income seekers know the resource because Pat bought a domain name.
He also invested in hosting to ensure he owned his blog.
Take this step to control:
- income potential
- blog voice
Own your site. You need to own your blog to be in control of your blogging campaign.
2: Premium Theme
Invest money in a premium theme.
Stand out from the crowd.
Circulating money on a premium, eye-catching, clear theme emits a professional, impressive, powerful message.
This was from one of my many trips to Thailand.
Readers see you are a serious, successful or success-seeking, blogger. Of course you gain trust and grow your readership quickly by investing money in a premium theme.
Why do you need a premium theme? Would you trust a blogger who uses a cheap-looking, heavy, non-professional theme? If someone cannot afford to invest $60 in a premium theme you better not trust their advice, their insight and their sharing. Why? Serious, skilled bloggers never allow $60 to dictate their life’s direction and failing, struggling, unskilled bloggers make the foolish decision to not chase their dreams over $60.
Content drives blogs.
Your blog needs content to:
- prove you know your stuff
- spread your presence online
- inspire readers to follow you
- inspire readers to trust you
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Look around for a few minutes. Read 3 of my recent posts. Do you see why content drives the blogging engine?
Imagine if you saw only 1 blog post. Every blogger begins somewhere but publishing helpful content from a generous, success-focused energy distances you from most bloggers in your niche.
Imagine seeing 1 to 5 blog posts on a blog. Good introduction no doubt.
Imagine seeing 50 to 100 blog posts on a blog. Massive impact.
Focus less on post numbers and more on being generous with time and talents. Content just shows off what you know.
As folks see you know your stuff thru your volume of helpful posts you begin to:
- increase traffic
- boost your blogging profits
- expand your presence
- increase brand awareness
- help more folks
- make a big impact in your niche
Content makes everything grow.
Publish content on the regular to become a successful blogger.
Focus on Your Dreams
Concentrate on your dreams from a relaxed, chill energy.
You need dreams to feel the calm, detached confidence of bloggers who invest in:
- a domain and hosting
- a premium theme
- creating helpful content
See your blogging wins now. You succeed now. Own it.
Feel good about your blogging career. You are rocking it out.
Succeed, being the blogger who covers all blogging needs.
Invest in a blogging course.
Your blog – and you – need a blogging blueprint to follow in order to succeed from a calm, confident, orderly, relaxed energy.
Blog like a success.
Learn from the best to become a successful blogger.
Courses just give you a structure for learning in the proper format.
Imagine sitting down in a classroom to learn disciplines from a professor.
You do the same thing through a blogging course.
How Can You Turn Criticism into Blogging Profits?
I wrote an entire eBook on lessons I learned from critics:
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As you see greater blogging success, you get criticized.
No blogger avoids criticism.
Learning how to convert nasty criticism into blogging profits helps you be a highly successful blogger.
Imagine someone tossing big rocks at you.
Fools step in front of the rocks, injuring themselves.
Idiots catch the rocks and throw said rocks back at folks, wasting precious time and energy on rock tossing morons.
Wise humans avoid the rocks, allowing the stones to reach terra firma, and build a castle from all the granite-type rocks tossed their way.
Highly successful, happy bloggers are like wise humans; building something meaningful and profitable from inevitable criticism, versus taking criticism personally (stepping in front of rocks) or fighting critics (throwing rocks back at rock throwers).
I wrote 2 eBooks on the topic.
In addition to the prior eBook I also wrote:
Observe the product page.
I profit through an:
- eBook version
- audio book version
- paperback version
- mass market paperback version
of the topic.
I make money through 4 income streams based on teaching folks how to profit through blogging criticism.
How can you convert criticism into coin?
Follow these tips.
Breathe Deeply and Relax
- fight criticism
- feel the sting of criticism
- feel embarrassed about being criticized
- fight critics
- go into a shell after being criticized
Breathe deep. Relax.
Feel energies and emotions in reaction to being criticized.
Release said energies.
Be calm, confident and poised.
Establish the proper energy for profiting through criticism.
Criticism is a projection of individual; we see ourselves in others.
100% of the time, critics speak 100% of themselves, not you, through their criticism.
Knowing this, you do not take criticism personally. Ditto for gaining clarity in all you do, blogging-wise.
I reacted with anger, annoyance, embarrassment and shame on reading my first few 1 star audio book reviews. Turns out, those fear-based feelings needed to be addressed and released for me to generate more income through audio books.
Increased profits flow to bloggers who feel clear on income channels.
Being criticized forces you to face, embrace and release fears concerning income channels, said clearing resulting in clarity and greater sales.
If you react negatively to criticism, the reaction suggests you have fears to feel and clear regarding the criticism. Clearing these negative energies allows more profits to flow through the income streams because fear strangles income while clarity increases income.
Convert Criticism into Tangible Products
Turn hate into create.
Convert criticism into tangible profits.
Note my 2 eBooks, my audio book and paperback.
Create an online course to help your readers process criticism.
Strike while the iron feels hot; create immediately after receiving criticism to allow your prolific ideas to flow.
Add a price tag.
See Problems and Profit in Projection
- blog posts
- guest posts
based on critical projections bandied about by critics.
Critics may or may not see errors in their ways.
This was from my 2 month trip to Oman.
I just stress how criticizing promotes their failure, strangles success and prolongs misery and suffering, based on my content.
If critics wake up and read, these folks become likely readers, fans, customers and clients, because if I solved their problems for free I can solve their problems for pay.
Profit through the Discipline of Detached Observation
Observing feelings from a detached, calm, confident energy versus reacting to feelings is a skill most millionaires cultivate.
What better way can you develop this skill than by reading and processing criticism without reacting to your emotions?
Wealthy bloggers observe knee jerk reactions in their being, feel energies, release, and proceed to profit. You see immense patience, persistence, poise and profiting. But the blogger just watches, feels and releases, versus reacting.
Move Up the Energetic Ladder into More Prospering, Higher Circles by Ignoring Critics
Critics vibe from a fear-based, lower, poverty conscious energy.
Ignore these folks to rocket higher in blogging circles, toward a loving, prosperity conscious, profitable energy.
I made blogging friends in high places by completely ignoring lower energy folks, some of whom criticized me and my blog.
Starve lower energies.
Make room for higher energies.
Profit, free yourself and see increasing blogging success.
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