There is a misconception among the younger affiliate marketing guys that the seminars at Affiliate Summit suck and are a complete waste of time. Although I haven’t been to tons of the sessions in the past, I made it a point to get to at least a few of them at Affiliate Summit East 2010 and I have to say, they were really really good. In the sessions that I saw the speakers really knew their niches but the people that got up and asked questions were complete dummies. Here are 3 sessions I really liked:
Jason Akatiff aka Smaxor
Jason talked about using paths and building lists. He went into what different data is worth, how to collect it and how to monetize it. Jason is pretty laid back so it wasn’t your typical in-your-face kind of session.
People give Shoemoney a lot of crap for being a guru. I’ve always kind of liked his honest approach to things. His session was about Facebook. It was well researched, had some awesome case study data and was well worth any affiliates time. I like Shoemoney’s presentation style. He keeps it interesting, keeps you engaged and educates you all at the same time.
Kooky Kukral did the keynote on the last day of the Summit. Although he wasn’t teaching any killer internet marketing strategies, I did find his keynote to be motivational. He had some great life stories, talked about lessons learned and made you want to take action when you left the conference room. He mentions Ad Hustler in his new book too so how bad can he be?
Besides these sessions, I heard affiliates saying good things about other sessions as well. I’m not saying that getting a pass that includes sessions is going to make you a success in this industry but if you have the money and it doesn’t hurt too much to spend it, I suggest getting a conference pass that includes sessions at the next Affiliate Summit.
Please Note: I do receive a Press Pass to Affiliate Summit which get’s me in for free however, all statements and thoughts are my own opinions.