I am trying to network with some people before Affiliate Summit West 2008! I have been visiting the networking section of Affiliate Summit West website, trying to talk to a couple people before the summit begins. The only problem I have is there is really no interaction. I send notes, no response - I think I must have put up an ugly picture of myself.
Well again I will be there a day early, I may be attending a Saturday dinner and might bump into Paul from Uber Affiliate and Andrew Wee. This is good I get to talk to great affiliate marketers and entrepreneurs. I also asked about the pricing of the dinner, 85$ DAMN - for an affiliate marketer that is really nothing I guess. I will be there early Saturday and I already have some plans with some past friends I have not see in like 10 years!
So anyways, back to trying to network. So I log in and I see no one with pictures. I try to leave messages with no replies, I am not sure if the community is alive or no one really pays attention to that part of affiliate summit website. But I want to go ahead and meet up with people a day early or a day later, since I will be going on my own. ...sighs...
Another reason I want to network is because I want to go party - Las Vegas style. The only party I have heard of is the Under the Stars Party hosted by ShareASale. ShareASale will be hosting a cocktail party Sunday night February 24th in Las Vegas, in celebration of the Affiliate Summit. The party will be held in the 2-story Sky Villas on the top floors of the Palms Hotel "Fantasy Tower" and will include food, drink, prizes, maybe a piano, and definitely a pool.
I know John Chow will be there and I will be there to shake his hand and take food pictures with him and my Nikon! John said this was a private invite and indeed it was, I was just recently invited and I will be there to celebrate under the stars! I saw some of the invites on who are going and I can not wait to meet them all and push Mr. Chow in the pool! ...shhh... Maybe I will get a real interview with Mr. John Chow himself!
Also I have decided to cancel my business cards that i have printed out and I will be making a website on my "brand" and have a better logo and business cards to hand out. I want to look more prepared than I am, but being more prepared can be a bad thing as well.
In preparation I also will be meeting with someone who is designing my shirts that I will hand out! I mean Zac Johnson will be there, the super affiliate!
This is how my shirt will look like, what do you think? I hope to have it digital stitched and not screen printed. I think I will only make about 24 shirts. I already know who I want to give some to and of course Mark from the blog war room. He has done a great job keeping up with the news and status of Affiliate Summit West thus far.
I am really eager and can not wait to go. I am prepping up and trying to network very early so I can meet and spend time maybe to talk about ideas and marketing and entrepreneurship. Again I am a learner and I like to listen to a lot of ideas and take in ideas. So if anyone will be there a day early let me know, I will be glad to meet you there!
Here is a small video of what I am trying to do and network prior to Affiliate Summit West![youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dggOh6WtJwE[/youtube]
What are you doing for affiliate summit west? What makes you different from everyone else? What are your plans when you get there? Are you curious to meet other people?