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Affiliate Summit East 2013 Recap

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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:

  1. Learn all about the industry.
  2. Meet people with whom you are able to established potential partnerships.
  3. To gain insights into the experiences of others in the same industry.
  4. To generate ideas.
  5. To forge partnerships.
  6. 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

Nancy has a vast background in PPC and SEO. Feel free to visit her site NancyBadillo.com Be sure to stay updated with her most recent posts on PPC.org about the latest changes and trends in online search marketing.

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Why Do You Resist Writing eBooks?

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Writing and self-publishing eBooks scares bloggers.

I piddled in my eBook writing pants until 2012. People told me I should write ’em. I looked for every reason in the eBook NOT to write eBooks. Nobody would listen. Nobody would buy. Nobody would care.

Turns out, people listen, buy and care enough to publish 5 star reviews for my eBooks. Look at the featured image for this blog post describing this eBook:

7 Tips for Writing Successful eBooks Quickly

I locked down five, 5 star reviews because I taught my readers how to write successful eBooks fast. But years prior, fear clouded my mind concerning writing eBooks to the point of me refusing to write one. You may be in the same cyber boat; but you better not miss the eBook writing boat. Lucrative profits serve as one part of the picture. Digging deeper, writing eBooks brands you, distancing you from the herd. Plus you feel good writing short reads and gain trust and extra credibility in the eyes of readers.

Why Do You Resist Writing eBooks?

Fear is the core reason. Fear of failure, criticism or wasting time sit near the top of eBook-related fears. I did not know how to sit down and write the darn things. Fear arose in my mind; how would I do it? Who would teach me? Could I find the process? Would I need special editors? How could I learn the technical steps for conceiving an idea to shipping the eBook on Amazon? Tech stuff really scared me; I had no idea how to save Word files with different, web-based extensions, let alone creating covers with proper dimensions via Canva to meet Amazon’s diligent standards.

From my trip to Oman.

Rather than learn how to do these things I allowed fear to get the better of me, refusing to write eBooks. But during a trip to India I met a reader and friend who begged me to write eBooks for a while. He had been on me for a minute. Meeting in person, he finally convinced me to write and self-publish an eBook on a lesser known digital platform. Later, I went with Amazon, and never looked back.

I had to dive into and nudge through deep fears related to failing and being criticized because I believed nobody would buy what I offered in eBook form. As my friend convinced me, I waded through ideas like wasting my time, getting terrible reviews and promoting my eBook to the tune of zero sales. Did it feel good to embrace these fears? Heck no. But the benefits of self-publishing far outweighed a few unpleasant emotions experienced during these fear-feeling sessions.

Nothing to Lose Everything to Gain

Gain by writing eBooks; if you take experience with you, loss is impossible. Even if you sold not a copy you take valuable writing, marketing and selling experience with you any time you write and launch an eBook. But if you generously help people and make friends, you will sell eBooks and help more people, reflecting gain back to you in physical form.

Digging even deeper, facing and releasing fears associated with criticism and failure benefit you across the board with your blogging campaign. Apply that same fearless nature to other aspects of your blog to boost your blog traffic and profits.

Write and ship.

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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1 Tip for Being an Intelligent and Prospering Blogger

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My eBook: 10 Tips to Be a Smarter and Richer Blogger

possesses an interesting cover for anyone not familiar with my eBooks.

For anyone familiar with my 100 plus eBooks, my cover is par for the course. Every single one of my eBook covers has been personally snapped by me. Images of paradise preserved by yours truly fit my brand, blog and eBook covers perfectly. Blogging From Paradise means retiring to a life of island hopping through smart blogging. Sometimes I visit islands. Sometimes I visit mainland spots. In all cases, my eBooks and courses – as well as my blog – bleed travel images because this approach fits my brand and is unheard of in the blogging tips niche.

I totally respect any blogging tips blogger who posts featured images for their blogs and eBook covers consistent with content titles. Imagine a light bulb and dollar sign for the above eBook cover, for starters. But I went with a photo I snapped in gorgeous Rawai Bay in Phuket, Thailand for my cover image. Why? Nobody else on earth uses their travel photos as eBook covers and featured post images in the blogging tips niche. If nobody else does it and the move completely aligns with my brand message, this is the starting point for being an intelligent and prospering blogger.

Smart and Prospering Means Different

Every successful blogger I follow sticks to basic fundamentals but deviates from the norm in some regards. Different means bigger bucks and smarter prospering because readers notice that different flavor stepping away from normal. Folks enjoy my covers and blog post images, even though the content and eBook title technically have nothing to do with travel images. Guess what? Adding my brand logo aligns the eBook cover with my blog and brand. People clearly see I am about blogging from paradise. Why not add travel images to each eBook cover?

From my trip to Oman.

I follow a high number of basic blogging rules; create value, build connections, be generous and have fun. But if you do EVERYTHING just like most bloggers, you get lost in the herd. Nothing makes you stand out if you do not choose to stand out with at least one element of your blogging campaign. I stood out with eye-popping eBook images I snapped myself, in a blogging tips niche. How do you stand out? Ask yourself the question. Be straight with yourself to answer.

Bigger Profits from a Smarter Energy by Being Different

Cindy Crawford kept her mole. Muscle Man Arnold kept his accent. Steve Jobs made computers and peripherals outrageously expensive and designed quite weirdly compared to other computers and peripherals. Guess what? Crawford, Arnold and Jobs are legends who we won’t forget for a long time. Different makes you a serious fortune because people notice folks who stand out in some way, shape or form. This different approach bleeds intelligence; why work your butt off if you look just like the next guy and offer a mimicking service?

But Make Sure You Follow Some Fundamentals

Steve Jobs did not attempt to make computers out of cardboard. Arnold did not try to speak German in Hollywood movies. Cindy Crawford did not try to rewrite the foundations of modeling by wearing a fake beard of photo shoots. All icons followed basic rules for their industries because being too far out in left field usually makes you forgettable, or, impossible to spot. Follow blogging fundamentals to stay in the game but find that one thing that distances you from the herd.

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Why Should You Help Other Bloggers Succeed?

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If you build it AND if you help other bloggers build it, then they will come.

We have all seen the famous line from Field of Dreams rehashed many times, regarding blogging. Building a blog solo ain’t good enough. Platitudes of content being king and networking queen get bandied about, and I do not disagree.

But I wanted to put a spin on the line; if you build your blog and help other bloggers build their blogs, THEN people will visit your blog, hire you, buy your stuff and endorse you.

A few moments ago, my friend and power house blogger Julie Syl Kalungi tagged me on Facebook with kind words.  She mentioned a common mistake we both see often; bloggers pitch us content with nothing else to show for the pitch, other than mediocre or OK content from an unknown blogger. If it were that easy to get featured on Blogging From Paradise or on Julie’s blog, we would both place 5 to 10 to 20 guest posts daily, or a helluva lot more.

Of course, landing features on established blogs is not easy at all. But struggling, failing bloggers mistakenly believe it *is* as easy as tempting pros with a helpful post, or some other lukewarm incentive, and wonder why they never get featured on top blogs. Plus bloggers do the silly thing of offering a $1 or $3 bulk discount for 25 posts. Having a poverty consciousness makes you do silly things.

Anyway, these strategies NEVER work because the pitching bloggers are trying to build it – aka their blogs – before building other blogger’s blogs. Build your blog and other blogger’s blogs. Grow your friend network. Be genuine. Be generous. Help. Expect nothing. Ask for nothing. As you help other bloggers succeed and improve your writing skills, something neat happens; you befriend a bunch of skilled bloggers who boost your traffic and profits through endorsements, promotions, by buying your stuff and by hiring you.

From my trip to Oman.

This is why you should help other bloggers succeed. Make friends. Profit. 100 is better than 1.

100 Is Better than 1

I learned years ago the efforts of 100 blogging buddies beats my individual efforts. I am not super connected to 100 plus blogging buddies, but at least that many folks promote me or endorse me routinely across a wide range of channels. Imagine how much 100 bloggers can expand your reach, compared to your individual, singular efforts?

Why do 100 plus bloggers help me out? I have helped thousands of bloggers grow their traffic and profits over a decade online by commenting genuinely on their blogs, by promoting them on social media, by endorsing them, by promoting them on my blog, by inviting them to guest post on my blog and by guest posting for them.

I benefit too, of course. This marks my 6th guest post of the day. As I promote my 71% blogging course discount (use the discount code in the first paragraph) across a slew of these guest posts I gain profit potential and boost my blog traffic too. But I also drive free, passive traffic through each guest post. My 3 blogging buddies living in India who I guest post for wake up to free, passive traffic. I help them succeed. My blogging buddies help me succeed by giving me platforms for reaching their readers.

Do you see why building it and helping other bloggers build it makes you incredibly successful over the long term?

Julie became a wildly successful blogger by generously helping other top bloggers succeed. Now, her blogger friend network expands her reach far and wide.

Give What You Want

Do you want money? Help other bloggers make money. Promote them on your blog. Link to them. Buy and review their eBooks. The number of friends you make by being generous will astound you. As this loyal tribe grows in size and scope, and helps you make more and more money, you will be even more astounded.

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Are you looking for bloggers to help? Buy my eBook:

27 Influential Bloggers to Follow

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