Affiliate Summit: Yes, No?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by J0kerz, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. J0kerz

    J0kerz Supreme Member

    Nov 2, 2009
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    Hey guys,

    Im thinking about going to this year Affiliate Summit.

    Anyone ever went to this summit? How was it? Was it worth the money?

    Whats your opinion about this event?

  2. JuicyBlack

    JuicyBlack Regular Member

    Nov 27, 2008
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    Hell I went to an adult affiliate convention not too long ago so I'd say ... why not?!!!

    Now I don't know about a mainstream affiliate summit but I was sponsored to attend that summit and I gotta tell you, it would have been a total waste of money had I paid for it, cause business-wise I got nothing out of it, just got to meet some program owners and successful affiliates who (because of their success) thought they had bigger dicks than the actual performers.

    But hey! I did get to meet a few hawt chicks so would it have been worth the investment had I paid for it? ... mehh.... I'd say I would have gotten 50% out of my investmetn's worth..

    Nahh I wasn't bragging... If I was I would have said I got to bang Aria Giovanni

    Now what would be a "GAIN" from your perspective? If u have ur affiliate proggy I'd say hell yeah! Go and meet some potential affiliates or maybe business partners who could send some referrals your way....

    But thats just my take..
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2010
  3. futuremills

    futuremills Regular Member

    Nov 19, 2009
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    i saw video on youtube of some after parties in vegas...seemed like a good time to network and have fun..i regret not going
  4. AllInOneSEOServices*

    AllInOneSEOServices* BANNED BANNED

    Apr 25, 2010
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    I am from india, i was very curious to attend affiliate summit !
  5. 7878

    7878 Supreme Member

    Jun 14, 2009
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    9/10 of those parties are invite only. If you're on your network's radar you'll get in. ;)
  6. Allegretto

    Allegretto Newbie

    Jul 11, 2009
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    Viva Las Vegas
    I'll give you my opinion from when I went last year in vegas. Like the name suggests, its an Affiliate convention. If you promote your own products without affiliates, theres not much you can do in the product booths unless you want to start doing affiliate marketing. They host seminars, which are pretty informative, but you can learn the same stuff here. Also they post their seminars after a few months so Ill see if I can find the link for past events.

    How much you get out of the convention depends on your networking skills. If you do not have a friend or know no one in the business itll just be you until you go up and talk to people. When I went some people were really friendly, while others though they were the highest thing in the world. Its a good place if you want to start some JVs and conduct business, but people just want to have a good time. It may be hard to adjust if you are not very social as a lot of people know each other so it may be intimidating.

    If you are a great affiliate, its also a great opportunity to meet with affiliate managers of companies like [email protected], [email protected], g00gl3, and CJ. There is a giant room they dedicate for affiliate networks and vendors in which they can offer freebies. If you go, basically you want to fill your bag with as much freebies as possible. Last year I got a free year of @d-aware pro, a coupon for $100 from a health affiliate network and even a rubiks cube (lol). It is also a time where you can get business cards from directly the managers of networks, and they tell you if you are ever interested in joining a network, to directly call them for faster approval ;)

    All in all, it was a fun experience and I recommend it if you have some money to spare and if you are a good at networking and are very social. Btw, if you go, don't be surprised to see a lot of hot ladies walking around with silver passes. They are there for a reason lol
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