Affiliate Summit East 2013 Day 1 Observations – Homeless Zombie Addition #ASE13

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Ad Networks, Affiliate Marketing, Big Pimpin', Doing Business | Posted on 19-08-2013

If you’ve been reading my ramblings for a while you know how I cover conferences.  There are no long well written posts here.  I prefer to just post my thoughts and observations….granted, my thoughts can be kind of weird.

  • Philadelphia is filled with homeless zombie types wandering all over the place.  More people have asked me for 33 cents then have tried to give me a business card so far.
  • The bigger/more expensive the watch, the smaller the penis (and likely the sooner that persons company is going out of business)
  • A lot of people at Affiliate Summit don’t do affiliate marketing anymore, which there’s nothing wrong with.  A lot of people seem to have moved to more stable areas of internet marketing.
  • There seems to be a marked comeback of nutraceuticals which as just as uncompliant at Acai so expect another crackdown sooner than later.
  • Fake it till you make it is alive and kicking. I was talking to some insiders about affiliate networks.  Some of the affiliate networks you think are doing well, aren’t.  I learned yesterday that one network that you would think kills it every month is doing about $250,000 revenue per month and making about $30,000 and then still having to pay about 8 employees.  I say it all the time but KNOW WHO YOU’RE WORKING WITH & make sure you aren’t extending too much credit to these networks.
  • The parties sucked pretty bad last night exept for Badger Ball which was pretty cool.  If you want a badass party check out Affiliate Ball tonight!
  • I feel bad for newbie affiliates who are trying to make it and live the dream.  It’s going to be a long, hard, ugly road.

That’s all for now.  Talk to ya’ll tommorow.  If you see me today, say hello!

Busta Rhymes Performing At Affiliate Ball East 2013

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Big Pimpin', Doing Business | Posted on 05-06-2013

Affiliate Summit East 2013 is fast approaching and an Affiliate Summit always means that my boy Darren from Affiliate Ball is going to put on one hell of a party.  If you’ve never been to an Affiliate Ball before think of it like an industry party mixed with a concert and a guaranteed awesome time.  The contracts were just signed so I can officially account that BUSTA RHYMES will be the headliner for Affiliate Ball taking place in the city of brotherly love; Philadelphia, PA.

I’m psyched for this because I love his new song #TWERKIT

Here’s the official Press Release

Busta Rhymes to perform at the Affiliate Ball!

The most anticipated Affiliate Party of the year is back, The Affiliate Ball! Party Promoter Darren Blatt is happy to announce that 11 time Grammy nominated, hip hop artist, Busta Rhymes will be the headliner. Fresh off his recent signing with Cash Money Records, and smash hit –” Look At Me Now” Busta Rhymes is excited to be sharing his classic hits, as well as his new club bangers with all the attendees of this year’s Affiliate Summit!

As always, The Affiliate Ball plans on having many special surprise guests, as well as they will be presenting more “AFFY Awards”.

The AFFY Awards are presented to a handful of affiliate industry peers in recognition for their outstanding internet achievement. Last year’s Affiliate Ball had Ice-T & Coco hosting these fun awards. This year’s venue has the capacity for invited 1000 guests, which makes this it’s smallest venue yet . If you will be attending this year’s Affiliate Summit then you definitely want to RSVP as soon as possible to secure your ticket into this star studded party.

Past artists of the Affiliate Ball include: Nelly, Big Boi of Outkast, Three 6 Mafia, Doug E Fresh, MixMaster Mike of the Beastie Boys, Ice-T and Coco, Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtis Blow, Coolio and many more.

For current sponsorship opportunities, please contact info@affiliateball.com

The Affiliate Ball is the largest party in the online marketing community, and also an official party of the Affiliate Summit.

Headlining sponsors are SocietyInvite.com and OasisAds.com. For more information please visit their official website AffiliateBall

Ball Out at Marketers Ball During Ad Tech San Fran

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Big Pimpin', Doing Business, Meetin' Mad Peeps | Posted on 20-03-2013

Marketers Ball is back for Ad Tech – Pharcyde performing – RSVP

The biggest, baddest party returns to Ad Tech in San Francisco on March 28th at 1015 Folsom. This party averages over 1500 to 2000 invited guests and always rocks the crowd with legendary talent performing. This time around they will have The Pharcyde to take the main stage. Pharcyde is known for their alternative hip hop sound similar in nature to Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. Hit’s include, “Running’”, “Passin’ Me By”, “Otha Fish”, “Drop” and more. More surprises are sure to happen as they always do at these events. You don’t want to miss it.

You can RSVP at http://marketersball.com/

Sponsors include: InfiniteTraffic, FriendFinder, EvoLeads & KSIX.

If you’re interesting in an amazing way to get seen, hit up Darren for a sponsorship at darren@marketersball.com

This is NOT a Paid Post!

Nothing’s Changed But My Change: The ShoeMoney Story – Book Review

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Big Pimpin', Doing Business, Meetin' Mad Peeps | Posted on 07-01-2013

Yea Yea, I know some of you hate ShoeMoney…but I don’t!  In fact i’ve been friendly with him for quite some time.  About 2 weeks ago he asked me if i’d read the book he just wrote about himself.  I didn’t even know he was writing a book but I told him of course I would.  I’ve seen him speak at conferences and it’s never boring so what the heck.  He sent it over to me and with off and on reading, I finished it in about a week.

This is not a learn how to make money book.  This is the story of Jeremy Schoemaker.  The story is told honestly.  We learn about the ugly times, and there seemed to be a lot of them.  He doesn’t seem to hold things back in an effort to sound cool because there are a lot of stories in the book that are very uncool and might make you think differently about Jeremy.  I personally find his story inspirational.  He changed his life around for the better and I think that reading it teaches you a few lessons about yourself.

Seeing the transformation that he’s made makes you realize that ShoeMoney is no flash in the pan.  This guy is going to be around for a long while, making money in internet marketing.

Amazon Link (Not an Affiliate Link)

BMI Elite Buys Car for Employee

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Big Pimpin', Doing Business | Posted on 29-11-2012

So I was surfing around and saw the video below.  It starts off a little slow but if this is all true (which I assume it is), what a great thing to do for an employee.  I love seeing companies who take care of their own (and no this isn’t a paid post).