Vegas... again. For faithful readers you'll know that after having not been to Sin City since I was six, I've been twice since August. And I'm going yet again at the end of February for Affiliate Summit West 08. It should be sweet; AS East 07 in Miami was my first trade show attendance and it was a special and magical time. And since the show is directly involved with what I do on a daily basis, it's like going to a crash course on my job.
Luckily for anyone who saw footage of the Monte Carlo on fire today, it's being held at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino. Home of Penn & Teller, an excellent show if you're looking to mix business with pleasure. I saw them in August and it was top entertainment for not bad of a price.
This year Affiliate Classroom LIVE is putting on an all day training session on affiliate manager training. And it's FREE (well, aside from that $97 reservation fee to make sure you come). It's 8:00 am to 6:00 pm so that much won't be fun, especially since my husband will be joining me for part of this trip so he'll be on his own to explore :(. But at that price, how could you pass it up? There's only 150 seats, so if you're interested go make your reservation now!
Jay Berkowitz of Ten Golden Rules is also putting on an Internet Marketing Bootcamp the same day. Which sucks for me because I'd love to go to both, but maybe some kind soul would give me a verbal crash course in how it goes ;). But this bootcamp is a lofty $200. In comparison to what you're spending to attend the show that's chump change, but still hard to swing if you're a start up publisher wanting to learn the ropes. Affiliate Summit attendees do get $50 off though. Check out the Affiliate Summit Blog for more details on how to swing that.
For anyone even thinking about going to this, I highly recommend it. I learned SO much as a beginning affiliate manager, and got to network with some great people. It's also an excellent resource for a publisher to check out all the different networks that are out there and all the best strategies and tactics for converting your website into your income. And just look outside at your winter weather then remember that Las Vegas will be warm and sunny and book your flight to go already!
Remember to take plenty of business cards as you WILL need them (we ran clean out last time). As a special, PsPrint is offering 20% off for attendees. But you have to register to get the code for the discount, so register today for the Affiliate Summit!