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shoemoney-bloopers

ShoeMoney interview at Affiliate Summit West – with intro and bloopers

I thought I would share this interview with ShoeMoney with a little more of a back story on doing my first interview ever and how nervous I was.

Jeremy is a really cool guy and all and luckily I was able to meet him on the show floor the day before, but I didn’t feel all that prepared to do the interview and was quite nervous.  There was numerous reasons for not feeling ready as I was testing my equipment over and over, but I always kept on having one problem or another and I was not quite 100% set up by the time they arrived because I was trying to attend as many shows while at the Affiliate Summit West convention.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwC6lN6W-Xw

Luckily for me, he is REALLY easy to work with and was totally understanding.  He helped me get out my pre-interview jitters and we were on our way in no time.  I didn’t realize at the time that he was going to make an announcement that he will be retiring from being keynote speaker and laughed at his jabs towards John Chow.  You can tell he really likes the guy when it comes down to it.  I really hoped to do an interview with John Chow while I was attending Affiliate Summit West and asked if he could spare the time.  I saw him daily when we were in the press room, but I he was always very busy and I didn’t want to intrude.

John agreed to an interview on the last day of the show, but of course that had to be the busiest day of them all and I was never able to catch up with him.  I hope to do an interview with him over Skype as I am sure he has an incredible story as well.

Watching the ShoeMoney interview was amazing.  Not only did he draw the crowd in and provided a very funny and entertaining keynote, it was also full of information on how he made it and what you need to do to become the next affiliate marketing superstar.

Not only did I learn a ton of great information at the Affiliate Summit Convention, but I was able to conduct a few interviews and overcome my fear of doing them.  One of the reasons I wanted to start this website about teaching people how to make money online was to do things out of my comfort zone.  I wanted to try things I have never done before just to see what opportunities would come my way.  I also wanted to work on something where money was not the bottom line, but learning new skills and helping others to succeed as well.

So far it has been a great experience and it has only been around 6 months since I started on this new project.  I am still trying to get the video production, editing and posting down to a ‘system’, but I am not quite there yet.  I REALLY wish I would have purchased a MAC…  That would have saved me many hours of frustration and weeks on delays.  Maybe next month.

Thanks again for visiting the website and watching the videos!  Also wanted to thank everyone that is rating and reviewing my show on iTunes.  Since I started asking people to PLEASE rate and review, I have slowly been creeping up the charts on iTunes.  So thanks again, and if you haven’t done it yet, please follow the link below this post to do it.  It only takes a second.

Thanks again!

Bryan

 

 

Jeremy Shoemoney Shoemaker Interview - Affiliate Summit West 2012

Episode 9: Interview with Jeremy Shoemaker

You are going to love this interview. I had the opportunity at the recent Affiliate Summit West 2012 convention to interview Jeremy ‘Shoemoney’ Shoemaker. One of the top affiliate marketers in our industry and also one of the most popular affiliate marketers. He has been in the game for over 10 years and sharing his experiences with others for over 9 years now.

I started following him from the very beginning, checking out his posts on the message boards, listening to his podcasts on webmaster radio and checking his blog frequently. Back then he was one of the first companies to show up when you were searching using the terms ‘make money online’. The famous photo of his historic google check for $132K was all over the internet and he was a great starting point when wanting to learn more about the industry and how to earn money online.

Shoemoney explains what got him in to the industry, how he started making money online and why he decided to provide the closing keynote at the Affiliate Summit West convention. Shoemoney is retiring?! You will have to watch this video or listen to the podcast to find out if Jeremy Shoemaker is deciding to retire from the industry!

More interviews to come! Unfortunately I was plagued with a very poor internet connection and was having system problems when I was out in Las Vegas, but I was able to record a few other interviews while I was there. Make sure to sign up to the newsletter to be notified when new videos are posted and get tips and advice on how to earn money online!

Thanks again for watching! Enjoy!

Bryan Knowlton

Jeremy Shoemoney Shoemaker Interview - Affiliate Summit West 2012

Episode 9: Interview with Affiliate Expert Shoemoney

Jeremy Shoemaker is possibly one of the most well know affiliate marketers on the internet. I had the opportunity at a recent Affiliate Summit West convention to interview Jeremy – better known as Shoemoney. He has been one of the top affiliate marketers and is very popular due to his famous Google Adwords affiliate commission check. He has been making money online and sharing his experiences online for over 10 years now.

I have been following from the beginning of his career by checking out his posts on the various affiliate message boards, listening to his podcasts on webmaster radio and frequently checking his blog posts. Back then he was one of the first websites to show up when searching for ‘make money online’ in the search engines.

You can see historic google check below for $132,000. Everyone was amazed, he was rocking the system and google loved him for it.

Shoemoney Adsense Commission Check – Earn Money Online

In the interview at Affiliate Summit, Shoemoney gave us some background on how he got in to the industry, how he started making money online and why his keynote will most likely be the last keynote he is ever going to do at a convention. Is Shoemoney retiring? No, but you will have to listen to find out what this is all about!

You can find out more about Shoemoney and what he has been up to lately at http://www.shoemoney.com/

Thanks again for watching! Enjoy!

Bryan Knowlton

p.s. – Though I would share my amazing Google check!

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ASW13 - Affiliate Summit

Episode 8: Affiliate Summit 2013. On my way to Vegas!

If you have ever thought about making money from home on the internet, the Affiliate Summit convenions are a great way to learn about the industry and to network with others currently making money online.

I thought I would make a little podcast about the upcoming Affiliate Summit West convention in Las Vegas.  This is the 2nd time I have gone and hope they will have it in Los Angeles or San Diego next year!!! I am getting a little tired of Vegas!  Seems like everyone has their conventions out there.

Anyways, there is a ton of great information you can learn about affiliate marketing and how to make money blogging, vlogging, creating niche websites and numerous partnership opportunities.  I also attend a lot of mastermind meetups and private sessions that are more on the advanced levels and held outside of the normal convention.

If you would like to view the Affiliate Summit Show Agenda, visit: http://www.affiliatesummit.com/13w-agenda/

If anyone else is going, just send me an email and maybe we can meet up while you are there! There are a ton of parties going on as well.

Bryan Knowlton

ASW13 - Affiliate Summit

Episode 8: On my way to Vegas! Affiliate Summit 2013

I thought I would shoot a small video about the upcoming Affiliate Summit West 2013 convention in Las Vegas.  If you are a beginner or intermediate affiliate marketer, this really is the place to be!  Not only can you learn a ton of great information in all of the sessions, the network opportunities really seems to be the big reason to go to the conventions.

I go over the different sessions and talk about the parties and how you can benefit from the show if this is the first time you are going.

Below is a partial list of the agenda, for the full agenda, please visit:  http://www.affiliatesummit.com/13w-agenda/

If anyone else is going, just send me an email and maybe we can meet up while you are there!  There are a ton of parties going on as well.

Bryan Knowlton

 

AFFILIATE SUMMIT WEST 2013

Sunday, January 13

Registration
Location: Registration Area
Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm

First Timers Orientation for Affiliate Summit
Location: Florentine 1 & 2
Time: 10:00am – 10:45am

Advice for people attending the Affiliate Summit conference for the first time.

Shawn Collins, Co-founder, Affiliate Summit (Twitter @affiliatetip)

(This Session is Open to all Pass Holders)

Developing a Money Making Website for Beginners
Session 1a
Location: Florentine 1 & 2
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Details of 8 components of a winning website, 5 tips for choosing profitable topics, 5 traffic building strategies, and 10 tips to get on the fast track and much more.

Experience level: Beginner
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Coupons

James Martell, Instructor, Clearbrook Web Services Inc. (Twitter @JamesMartell)

(This Session is Open to Networking Plus, VIP, and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Coupons, Deals, and Sales – Oh My!
Session 1b
Location: Florentine 3 & 4
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

From coupons and coupon codes to deals and vouchers, saving money is hot. This session will cover current trends, as well as the differences and opportunities they each provide.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Merchant/Advertiser
Niche/vertical: Coupons

Steve Schaffer, CEO, Vertive, LLC

(This Session is Open to Networking Plus, VIP, and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Increase Traffic and Sales with Video Marketing
Session 1c
Location: Emperors I
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Learn the advantages and the latest video marketing tips and tools for creating, syndicating, ranking, and monetizing your videos. Drive more traffic, more sales, and have fun doing it!

Experience level: Beginner
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Video

Heather Romiti, Owner, Blendhappy (Twitter @blendhappy)

(This Session is Open to Networking Plus, VIP, and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Live Social Media Campaign Reviews
Session 1d
Location: Emperors II
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm

Is your social media ROI what you expected? You may just need a few tweaks. Let this panel of social media expert users review your Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest activities live.

Experience level: Beginner
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Social Media

Darin Carter, VP of Search Marketing, BMI Elite (Twitter @DarinCarter) (Moderator)
Mike Allen, President, Shopping-Bargains (Twitter @mta1)
Shannon Vogel, Owner, The Be Scene (Twitter @thebescene)

(This Session is Open to Networking Plus, VIP, and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Blogger Room
Location: Blogger Room
Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Blogger’s Lounge is an area reserved for credentialed bloggers/press to grab some desk space, blog, interview, relax and network. Heather Smith will be the BlogMistress of the Affiliate Summit Blogger’s Lounge, where she’ll be acting as liaison between Affiliate Summit and the press and bloggers attending the show.

Heather Smith, Blogger, Beautiful British Columbia (Twitter @heatherinbc)

Meet Market
Location: Octavius Ballroom 12-24
Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Exhibitor Move In: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Affiliate Summit kicks off with an extended session of structured, face to face networking. Merchants will have tables set to meet with affiliates to discuss their affiliate programs and cut deals. Vendors that cater to affiliates and merchants will also have tables to share information about their products and services. Each table is a meeting spot for teaching, learning, closing deals, creating partnerships and finding new opportunities.

See who is hosting a table at the Meet Market.

VIP & All Access Snack Break
Location: Neopolitan Ballroom 1 – 4
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders with Snack Tickets Only)

Optimizing WordPress for Speed and Conversions
Session 2a
Location: Florentine 1 & 2
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Optimizing WordPress for speed and conversions can have an immediate impact on your bottom line. Learn how to turn WordPress into a supercharged revenue driving machine.

Experience level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: WordPress

Ben Metcalfe, Co-Founder, WP Engine (Twitter @dotBen)
David Vogelpohl, CEO, Marketing Clique (Twitter @davidvmc)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Affiliate Strategies for a Post-Penguin World
Session 2b
Location: Florentine 3 & 4
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Learn which types of affiliate sites convert, and apply the same principles into your efforts to generate more sales/leads. High ROI affiliate marketing tactics that work in a post Penguin world.

Experience level: Intermediate, Advanced
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Affiliate/Publisher

Kush Abdulloev, Affiliate Program Manager, VMInnovations.com (Twitter @khushbaht) (Moderator)
Sarah Bundy, CEO, All Inclusive Marketing Inc. (Twitter @svbundy)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Stop Wasting Time and Become More Productive
Session 2c
Location: Emperors I
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Learn tools and techniques to identify and reduce repetitive problems in your work processes. Thus, allowing you to spend less time band-aiding the problem and spend more time being productive.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Productivity

Bhavik Modi, Owner, Inkdatabase.com (Twitter @bhavik_modi)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Mapping and the Future of Local Advertising
Session 2d
Location: Emperors II
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Google lowered maps API pricing, Apple launched a proprietary mapping solution, and Nokia inked a deal with Oracle for the Nokia Location Platform. Profit from this paradigm shift in advertising.

Experience level: Intermediate, Advanced
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher, Merchant/Advertiser, Network, Other
Niche/vertical: Mobile

Joel Ownby, SVP Internet Marketing, InterFACE

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Is Bigger Always Better?
Session 3a
Location: Florentine 1 & 2
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Large affiliates dominate but there’s still room for smaller affiliates. Get expert tips to show your value to merchants; do what the big guys can’t; leverage your smaller size to deliver a big bang.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Affiliate Marketing

Kim Rowley, Owner, Key Internet Marketing, Inc. (Twitter @kimarketing) (Moderator)
Jeremy Palmer, Chief Marketing Officer, CouponPal (Twitter @jeremypalmer)
Joe Sousa, Affiliate Manager, Snow Consulting (Twitter @drcool73)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Publisher Segmentation Ideas
Session 3b
Location: Florentine 3 & 4
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Kristin Hall leads Google’s publisher development efforts. She’ll provide insight into how to tailor communications and optimization strategies to effectively reach the right publisher partners.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Merchant/Advertiser
Niche/vertical: Affiliate Management

Kristin Hall, Head of Publisher Development, Google, Inc (Twitter @googleaffiliate)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

M-commerce in Affiliate Marketing – The Complete Picture
Session 3c
Location: Emperors I
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Mobile trends including traffic from individual devices – including tablets, conversion rates, challenges, how incentivization is shaping the channel, how mobile isn’t one channel – it’s multi-channel.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Merchant/Advertiser
Niche/vertical: Local

Kevin Edwards, Strategy Director, Affiliate Window (Twitter @AWin_Strategy)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

SEO for Beginning Bloggers and Affiliate Marketers
Session 3d
Location: Emperors II
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

This session will focus on SEO through unique content and sound on page site structure, keyword targeting, social media strategies, WordPress tools, and overall best practices.

Experience level: Beginner
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Blogging

John Carcutt, Director of SEO and Social Media, Advance Digital Inc. (Twitter @johncarcutt) (Moderator)
Stephanie Lichtenstein, President, Micro Media Marketing (Twitter @MicroSteph)
Rob Merlino, Blogger/Affiliate Marketer, SEBlogger LLC (Twitter @hotdogman1964)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Buying and Selling Websites
Session 4a
Location: Florentine 1 & 2
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Expanding your affiliate business through website acquisitions and sales? Our experts will provide detailed strategies for buying and selling websites guaranteed to maximize your revenue potential.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Buying/Selling Websites

Chuck Mullins, CEO, CashForYourSite.com (Twitter @chuckiii33) (Moderator)
David Gass, Owner, Vision Group Management, LLC (Twitter @davidgass)
Kyle Wakefield, Founder, Themeco (Twitter @jkwake)
Jason Yelowitz, Senior Website Broker, Quiet Light Brokerage (Twitter @BRMillionaire)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Coping with Affiliate Marketing Challenges
Session 4b
Location: Florentine 3 & 4
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Solutions to top challenges affiliate marketers face to stay in business and grow. Using quality, analytics and diversification to fight traffic drops, competition, low conversions and other problems.

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Affiliates

Sandrine Thompson, Strategic Insights Director, Commission Junction
Cindy Ballard, Affiliate Director, Greg Hoffman Consulting (Twitter @cingroomer)
Todd Farmer, CEO, Performstreet Media (Twitter @toddfarmer)
Tricia Meyer, Owner, Sunshine Rewards (Twitter @sunshinetricia)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Live Whiteboarding
Session 4c
Location: Emperors I
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Bring your sites to this open session and get advice on usability, SEO, conversions and revenue streams.

Experience level: Beginner
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher
Niche/vertical: Consulting

Eric Nagel, President, Eric Nagel & Associates, Inc. (Twitter @ericnagel)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Social Media Strategy – Branding and Community Building
Session 4d
Location: Emperors II
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Join us as we discuss effective social media strategies and how they apply to your branding and community building initiatives. Provide valuable content. Build trust. Convert. Repeat. #socialchokehold

Experience level: Intermediate
Target audience: Affiliate/Publisher, Merchant/Advertiser, Network
Niche/vertical: Social Media

Wade Tonkin, Affiliate Manager – League Stores, Fanatics (Twitter @affile8warrior) (Moderator)
Jaxon Lam, Affiliate & Search Specialist, HootSuite Media Inc (Twitter @hootninja)
Jason Rubacky, Affiliate Development Manager, ShareASale (Twitter @jasonrubacky)

(This Session is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders Only)

Opening Remarks & Keynote Panel
Location: Florentine 1 & 2
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Todd Farmer, CEO, Performstreet Media (Twitter @toddfarmer)

Affiliate to CEO from Guys Who’ve BTDT

Sit in on a conversation with affiliates who have grown from traffic arbitrage into building well-recognized, very successful businesses.

Amanda Orson, Managing Partner, Lacuna Group LLC (Twitter @phillian) (Moderator)
Brandon Adcock, Co-Founder, Direct Digital (Twitter @majorbta)
Jason Akatiff, President, A4D (Twitter @smaxor)
Mike Cojanu, CEO, WhatRunsWhere (Twitter @slightlyshady)
Cyrus Lohrasbpour, Founder and CEO, LeanMarket (Twitter @Cyrus)

(This Session is Open to All Pass Holders)

Affiliate Summit Newcomer Program Meetup
Location: Turin/Trevi
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

(Open to all attendees enrolled in the Affiliate Summit Newcomer Program)

ShareASale Under The Stars Masquerade Party
Location: Chateau Rooftop at Paris Hotel
Time: 8:00pm – Midnight

Break out your masks and get ready for another installment of the ShareASale Under the Stars Parties. Open Bar, Contests, Magic, Dancing and a few Surprises! Everyone is invited but you must pick up your pass at the ShareASale Meet Market table earlier today during Meet Market open hours.
Monday, January 14

Continental Breakfast
Location: Octavius Ballroom 12-24
Time: 9:00am-10:00am

(Breakfast is Open to VIP and All Access Pass Holders with Breakfast Tickets Only)

Affiliate Summit East 2011 Breakfast

Coffee Service
Location: Octavius Ballroom 12-24
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm and 2:00pm-6:00pm

Registration
Location: Registration Area
Time: 7:30am – 5:00pm

Blogger Room
Location: Blogger Room
Time: 8:30am – 6:00pm

The Blogger’s Lounge is an area reserved for credentialed bloggers/press to grab some desk space, blog, interview, relax and network. Heather Smith will be the BlogMistress of the Affiliate Summit Blogger’s Lounge, where she’ll be acting as liaison between Affiliate Summit and the press and bloggers attending the show.

Heather Smith, Blogger, Beautiful British Columbia (Twitter @heatherinbc)

Exhibit Hall
Location: Octavius Ballroom
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

(Exhibitors may set up beginning at 9:00am.)

Exhibit Hall map.

Affiliate Summit West 2012 Exhibit Hall

Opening Remarks & Keynote
Location: Augustus Ballroom
Time: 9:45am – 10:45am

Todd Farmer, CEO, Performstreet Media (Twitter @toddfarmer)
Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger

 

Meetup.com

Use Meetups to network and learn

If you are looking to learn more about earning money online, Meetups give you a great opportunity to share your experiences with others and to learn from what they are doing.  There are a number of meetups held on a monthly basis around the country and they are easy to find and attend.

For example, Affiliate Summit hosts meetups frequently, some of their past postings are below.

TBA Atlanta, GA Affiliate Summit Atlanta Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Affiliate-Summit-Atlanta/
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Tuesday, 3/27/12 Austin, TX Affiliate Summit Austin Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/affiliate-summit-austin/
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Tuesday, 3/27/12 Baltimore, MD Affiliate Summit Baltimore Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Affiliate-Summit-Baltimore-Meetup
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Tuesday, 3/27/12 Boston, MA Affiliate Summit Boston Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Affiliate-Summit-Boston-Meetup/
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Tuesday, 3/27/12 Chicago, IL Affiliate Summit Chicago Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Affiliate-Summit-Chicago-Meetup/
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Needs a Organizer Cleveland, OH Affiliate Summit Cleveland Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Affiliate-Summit-Cleveland-Meetup/
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Tuesday, 3/27/12 Devner, CO Affiliate Summit Denver Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/affiliate-summit-denver/
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Tuesday, 3/27/12 Indianapolis, IN Affiliate Summit Indianapolis Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Affiliate-Summit-Indianapolis-Meetup/
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Tuesday, 3/27/12 Los Angeles, CA Affiliate Summit Los Angeles Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Affiliate-Summit-Los-Angeles-Meetup/
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Tuesday, 4/24/12 Montreal, Canada Affiliate Summit Montreal Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Affiliate-Summit-Montreal-Meetup/
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Tuesday, 3/27/12 New York, NY Affiliate Summit New York Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Affiliate-Summit-NYC/
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Tuesday, 3/27/12 Orlando, FL Affiliate Summit Orlando Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/ASMCOAFF/
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TBA Tampa, FL Affiliate Summit Tampa Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Affiliate-Summit-Tampa-Meetup/
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Tuesday, 3/27/12 Toronto, Canada Affiliate Summit Toronto Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/astorontomeetup/
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Tuesday, 3/27/12 San Francisco, CA Affiliate Summit San Francisco Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Affiliate-Summit-San-Francisco-Meetup/
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Tuesday, 3/08/12 Wilmington, NC Affiliate Summit Wilmington Meetup
http://www.meetup.com/Affiliate-Summit-Wilmington-Meetup/
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You can also find about more meetups by visiting MeetUp.com and find local groups and others that are specifically working in areas that interest you.

Some of the meetups that I frequently search for in google to find meetups include:

  • Affiliate Marketing Meetup
  • Internet Marketing Meetup
  • Social Marketing Meetup
  • Blogging Meetup
  • How to Make Money Online Meetup

The meetups usually follow a format and are structured in a way that you are not sitting around talking about random topics so you don’t waste a bunch of time and get nothing out of the meetup.  But there is time set aside for networking and to get to know the others in the group.  You can find meetups that focus on 1 topic and you can find local meetups that focus on the areas you are looking to focus on.

So take a little time to check out Meetup.com to find and attend a local meetup in your area.

Have a great week!

Bryan Knowlton