How Not To Be A Douchebag At Affiliate Summit.

Posted by Ad Hustler | Posted in Big Pimpin', Meetin' Mad Peeps | Posted on 30-12-2008

It’s sort of sad but some people don’t know how to behave when they get off the interwebs and into real life.  This is meant as a small guide of how to behave towards various people in the industry at a show such as Affiliate Summit.

How To Act Towards Other Affiliates

  • Don’t brag about how much money you make.  You will look like a tool.
  • Don’t wear a pink bandanna unless your a girl.
  • Don’t be a phony and try to pretend you are an expert at something you aren’t.  If you are involved in a conversation and you don’t really know much about what the other affiliates are talking about, just admit it and ask questions.  People can detect a phony from a mile away.
  • Don’t try to get “secrets” from other affiliates.  If they want to give you information they will, but asking for some sort of “secret sauce” is going to turn people off from you in a hot second.
  • Don’t ask other affiliates what offers their running.  It’s ok to talk about the niches you like to promote and ask what their into but it’s not ok to try to delve into privileged info.
  • Don’t think your a gangsta and try to start fights with other affiliates because of something they said about you online.  Act like a human being.

How To Act Towards Affiliate Managers

  • If you want some time with your AM at Affiliate Summit, set up a meeting before hand.  Don’t expect that they can just drop whatever they are doing to meet with you.
  • Don’t ask your affiliate managers what offers another affiliate that shares your AM is running.  You’re putting your AM in a bad spot and you wouldn’t want them to drop your info on another affiliate would you?
  • Treat your AM with respect.  Although their job is to service your account, they don’t owe you anything.
  • If your AM is a women don’t hit on her.  Your AM is in the industry to take your crap on a business level, not on a sexual level.  I’m sure she can do better then your ugly ass.

The biggest reason for going to a conference like affiliate summit is to network.  You can make friends in this industry that will last for years.  Talk to people with respect (unless their hobby is dressing up like spiderman to invade kiddie parks) and bring something to the conversation and it can pay off ten fold for years down the line.

Remember, It’s OK to be a dick but not OK to be a douchebag.

Do you have anything to add?  Post a comment!

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.

Ad Hustler

Comments

  1. Definitely some good tips…I think my biggest annoyance is when people ask “how much money do you make?”. Do I ask you how much you get paid at your job? No.

    Anyways great post.

  2. @Bryn – If someone asks how much money you make just walk away. That relationship is going nowhere. Haha

  3. hey, i was wondering…what offers are you guys running, and how much do you make? btw, can you share your lps? haha good post, ill be sure to act like a douchebag, then proceed to tell ppl that im friends wit adhustler…how bout them apples?

  4. I won’t tell them what niches im running, but im definitely telling them what niches YOURE running!

    HAHAHA

    /me runs away giggling

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