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Why You Should Have a Meetup

Later today I will be meeting up with our mastermind group and we will be catching up on our marketing aspects. We all share a lot of information with this immediate group which consists of Adhustler and WayneDog, these guys are not just great marketers but great friends. Our group is basically all about new ways to generate income, I learned a lot from both and they can probably say the same. Each one has their specialty, even me!!

It is great to have a group where you can just bounce ideas without anyone taking your ideas or even trying to just bank off your idea. We share a lot of our stats and even do group testing, where each person does a specific strategy to find a way to bank off a specific niche. It is basically testing in 3 different directions, beats testing all the ideas yourself.

But other than that specific group, I have a monthly meetup call IANteract. This specific meetup is a just a mixer of marketers from noobs to experts. Which is fine with me because there are people in the group that I can network with and it also help brand myself even more. I do not mind sharing some of my insights to marketing and how to make some dollars, I am there for the comfort to others and giving a helping hand out.

IANteract Meetup

This is the reason why you should have a meetup. A meetup can be easily done by simply creating one at Meetup.com and creating your own little local group. Having such a local group is great because there is not need to travel to conferences or even try to find relative people to join your meetup. Meetup does all that for you. Specifically with the New Jersey IANteract Meetup – our setup is more of an open forum. Everyone can ask questions and gather information from others in different fields of marketing.

Here are some of the topics we discuss in the past meetup:

  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Search Marketing
  • Getting Traffic to a New Site
  • How to Promote
  • Tools and Resources
  • …etc

There is just a boat load of information that we discuss at the meetup and sometimes it will be a good discussion. It is great to have some people interact with one another and argue the basis of marketing. It is even good to hear other ideas and even leverage them and working with the specific person on it.

A localized meetup can be very beneficial to you and everyone. You earn a brand and you earn knowledge. I specifically want my monthly meetup to be more interactive and not to just listen. I encourage everyone to ask anything, even though the question maybe too noobish – everyone needs to start somewhere.

The next New Jersey Meetup is coming up next week on the 13th of December and if you would like to join and are in the NJ area register here: New Jersey IANteract

Besides just having a monthly talk about marketing, I gain some friends. Last meetup we had dinner at a local sports bar right after the meetup, courtesy of Erik Ahlgren. I want to create that relationship and not be just a person that makes some money. There is also a big reason why I personally like to have meetups, friends.

Prior, I wrote about how my current friends are just friends. When I want to hangout and chill – it is hard to chill with specific people or travel with specific people. The reason is because of their situation with income. I go out of my way sometimes to lend money to my friends so that I can have a good time, if they are just sitting at a bar – that kills my night. It is the reason I go to all these conferences, meetup with entrepreneurs and just BALL Out and ofcourse learn.

With the meetup I try to do something after and create that borderline friendship and relationship. But having a local meetup is very beneficial and definitely can impact what you can learn from someone else who has a different way of thinking.

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  • http://www.adhustler.com Ad Hustler

    Another good reason for these meetups is that you get to talk to other people who share the same passions as you do. My outside friends have no interest in hearing about affiliate marketing. At least when you make some friends in the industry, you can talk to people who do care what you have to say about this stuff.

  • http://www.browie.com browie

    @Ad Hustler – TOTALLY agree. I can’t talk to my wife, I can’t tell my co-workers how I made more online last month than my check from my workplace. NO CLUE

  • http://wwww.whataboutbrazil.com Thiago Prado

    This is the best source of information for someone who intends to become a successful internet marketer.

    I’m having a great time in those meetups and I feel bad I couldn’t hang out with the guys after the last meetup. Maybe in the next one when can do something nice after the meetup.

    best,

  • http://www.BostonSEO.org Boston SEO Meetup

    Its always nice to take the online world…offline from time to time. We have bin running a boston seo and affiliate marketing meetup group for a few years now at http://www.BostonSEO.org

    Some attend just to be able to talk to people face to face, after spending way to many hours in front of the computer and not talking to the outside “real” world. Others come to get real advice from people that will share with the group vs posting there secrets of whats working for seo and affiliate marketing online.

    keep on networking

    Brian
    AM at Pingo.com
    Ast organizer of Bostonseo.org

  • http://www.jwrmedia.com JWRmedia

    I agree. It seems like you can always get more done in a shorter amount of time and enjoy yourself more when you meet face-to-face.

    I used to own a business where 13 local people worked for me from their homes. Once every month we would meet up at a restaurant (I bought the food) and we all talked about how things were going, what’s in store for the future, and bounced ideas back and forth.

    Things always worked out great from that.

  • http://www.marketleveragetv.com MLDina

    I love meet ups! We’re going to have an ML meetup soon, and possibly an on-the-road get together at Affiliate Summit. Next time you’re in Orlando (probably for Izeafest again?), we’ll do another one downtown.

  • http://debtconsolidationconnect.com/ Sharon

    Affiliate marketing refers to any Internet-based marketing practice…which is means to earn lot of money…Thanks for sharing the info..

  • http://www.ianfernando.com Ian

    > Dina
    awesome let me know when u are around the jersey area

  • http://www.marketleverage.com MLDina

    Will do! Probably not for some time. I try to avoid the north until it gets warmer out.