Affiliate Summit West 2012 was awesome! I met some amazing people & had a blast at the ShareASale party & the Affiliate Ball Party.
Day Zero: I decided to get to ASW12 early this year due to the crazy lines day one at Affiliate Summit. So around 5:30 me & Kathryn Ekman headed to get our passes early with no Lines...
Day One: To start off the morning I headed from my Hotel the Flamingo to Cesar's Palace. I attended the following session: Effectively Monetizing Traffic with Daily Deals. It seems like Groupon is making smart moves in the affiliate space. Widget, tracking generator Local API integration into apps. There are numerous opportunity to generate leads just by using there API within an app showing best local deals. After attending the session, I headed to the Meet Market. Later that night I headed to the ShareASale Under The Stars Party The party was held at the Chateau Nightclub inside the Paris Hotel which provided all 5,000+ attendees an open bar, desserts, dancing and more. I ran into John Chow & Syed Balkhis of WPBegginner as you can see in the picture below they both know how to party & have a good time...
Day Two: I started the morning off by getting some steak & eggs then headed to the following session: Mastermind Groups Exposed - Success in Affiliate Marketing @ericnagel
@toddfarmer @sunshinetricia I learned that committing time to a master mind group is key everyone has to be on the same schedule & a group of 3 or 4 is the max to keep things from getting too crazy. After the session I headed to the exhibit hall where I saw my good friends at Blue Global Media. After exploring the exhibit hall seeing all networks & getting hooked up at the PeerFly booth because I was wearing there T-Shirt under my suit pretty much the whole time I was at ASW12.
Day Three: I started the day off late on Day Three due to the ShareASale party going on pretty late I needed to get much needed rest. In the morning I attended : Go Mobile or Go Home Session learned that QR codes are not going away any time soon & if your business is not mobile or looking into either creating a mobile site you need to go home because people are using there mobile devices for everything. They are attached to our hips at every moment. During the session I decided to go up & ask couple questions about having a sub domain example m.nickthrolson.com they recommended using plugin such as WPTouch for Wordpress sites & numerous others that can automate this for you.
Later on that night I had dinner, got ready for the Affiliate Ball at Rio Crown Theater Featuring Nelly,YT Cracker,Rob Hustle. A Big thanks to my good friends at Max Bounty for hooking me up with VIP Passes. We were right up front stage Kathryn actually touched Nelly's hand for a good 5 seconds. I recorded some good video of the beginning of the concert due to my Flip Mino only having 60 Min of recording time. Over all Affiliate Ball was off the hook! I cant wait until next year.
Rob Hustle Dedicated song to a great Affiliate who passed away Brandon L Barnett was an amazing affiliate and will be greatly missed.
To End Affiliate Summit I decided to be one of the hardcore affiliates & stay until Shoemoney gave his Keynote. he said it will be one of his last for awhile.It was great hearing his story and how he got started in the industry. I have the most respect for him and everything he has done even though some of the stuff is pretty out there.
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