How to Take the Most of Affiliate Summit Event

The Affiliate Summit Events are full of opportunities to grow your business and expand your knowledge of Internet marketing. You can gain invaluable contacts and secrets from some of the best players in the Internet marketing industry. However, before you get too excited and rush on in, make sure that you follow a few guidelines to ensure that you get the most out of the event and come away with no regrets.

Before you go:

1. Decide what level of pass you want. It will be possible to watch videos of the other sessions afterwards but these are not the same as being there in person. This is especially true if it is your first time going to the Affiliate Summit Event. If you decide to purchase the Platinum pass, do it during the early bird period as then is when rates are cheapest.

2. Try to find out who is going and contact them before your arrival. Become familiar with their faces and try to find out a bit about them. Maybe even think of a few original questions you could ask. Then, when you talk to them, you will make a good impression and will also have something to talk about. This will make you memorable for all the right reasons and so get you one step ahead of your competitors. The Affiliate Summit private social network is a fantastic place to start looking for new connections if you’re unsure where to start.

3. Make sure you pack a small notebook or something you can use to jot down information if you need to. You will hear loads of ideas during the event and even if you’re sure that you won’t forget that one amazing idea at the time, you will probable forget the vast majority of what you hear. Also make sure that notes you make are legible and well written – it is useless making notes that you can’t get anything out of later.

4. Plan which sessions and presentations you definitely want to see. It is easy to think that you’ll be able to decide when you get there but planning is essential if you intend to make the most out of the event.

During the event:

5. Don’t go crazy as soon as you arrive. There will be lots of free alcohol and it is easy to get caught up in all the fun but you will end up not sleeping. The Affiliate Summit Event is very intensive and if you intend to make the most out of it, you must be well rested and clear headed. Most of the newbies forget the time and party all night but then wake up at noon the next day, having missed sessions they had planned to go to.

6. As charming as the people you meet may be, they will not tell you exactly what they are doing and how they are making their money. You don’t get anything for free and people certainly won’t be handing out treasure maps to the new kid in town. However, do pay close attention to how they phrase their sentences and any throwaway comments they make. Even if they don’t intend to, people often reveal very useful information during these events. Also make sure that you don’t reveal too much yourself – you should protect your interests too!

7. Don’t become fixated on swapping business cards. Most of them time, people will forget you very quickly. (This is also why it is so essential that you follow tip number 2). It is better to make a few very useful contacts rather than hundreds of useless ones. When you do swap business cards, make sure you write a few notes on the other person’s business card about your conversation and what you would like to get from them.

8. Don’t miss the keynotes session or other sessions you thought you wanted to see, even if you think they will be boring. I highly recommend that newbies watch as many sessions as they can live – they are amazing opportunities to meet some of the great faces of the Internet marketing industry.

9. Have fun! However, only do this in moderation or on the last day, when you have time to recover. That way you will have no regrets about how you spent your time at the event.

After the event:

10. As soon as it is possible, write up and expand on all the notes that you made during the event. The event will be fresh in your mind and so you can easily add to your notes that you made.

11. Get in contact with your new connections. Even if it’s just a few words saying how much you enjoyed meeting them, a polite note will add to the good impression and make sure that they remember you.

12. Watch the videos of the sessions you missed. Don’t think that you’ll do it in a few weeks because you never will. Also, they could well be connected to other sessions that you have already seen and so you’ll be able to get more out of them

If you follow these tips, you’ll be able to find the perfect balance of work and play and ensure that you make the most out of the Affiliate Summit Event.

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