This was my first time participating in an in person invite only affiliate marketing mastermind group. All I can say is WOW. From the level of people in the room to the location to the hosts, everything was top notch.
Invite Only Affiliate Marketing Mastermind Event
How do you get invited to an invite only affiliate mastermind group? Sales – pure and simple. We supported Nick Ortner in the recent Tapping Solution Summit which focuses on Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Our email list was very responsive and we received an invite as we ended up #11 in sales for the most recent Tapping Solution Summit. The amazing thing is that every other affiliate marketer in the room the first two days were in or around the same caliber as we are. All email lists are not created equal – we have a dedicated double opt in email list through aweber which has open rates and click rates that are off the charts.
Affiliate Marketing and Networking
What better place to find targeted affiliates then at an invite only affiliate mastermind group. The purpose of my trip was to contribute to the group while networking with everyone. Above all else I forged some great personal relationships. Spend 2 days in a room with someone and they will reply to your emails and take your calls. :) I have spent lots of time trying to network with affiliates via Skype, emails and phone calls and two days at this mastermind was 1000 times more productive than any amount of emails and voicemails I have left over the past six months. I was also fortunate enough to meet a few speakers that have appeared on Healing With The Masters and put faces and smiles to phone conversations and email exchanges. I was even able to meet and solidify a speaker for an upcoming event we have.
Location Location Location
I am a fan of going to events in amazing locations. The tapping solution affiliate marketing mastermind took place in Time Square in New York. Sure we spent a lot of the time in conference rooms, and lunches and dinners were great for networking but we also had down time to relax a bit and play. What better place to spend an hour running through the streets and along the waterfront. Time Square seemed to be more alive as the nights grew longer. You will see an image I posted to my Facebook profile durning the event at around 1AM with thousands of people. I was also able to go to a new club called Pacha which was only a few blocks away from the Westin where the affiliate marketing mastermind took place.
Hosts of the Affiliate Marketing Event
Nick Ortner and his brother Alex Ortner know how to put together an amazing affiliate marketing mastermind group. I spent quality time with both of them and look forward to working together and supporting each other for years to come. I am excited to have been given the opportunity to meet them both and we will be shooting for a top 10 spot next year. I don’t have enough space to list everyone I met but I am fortunate to have finally met Carol Look and Arielle Ford in person. I have exchanged lots of emails and had numerous phone conversations with them but have never put a face to a voice.
I learned a number of key strategies that I have already implemented or are in process of. We talked through everything from latest internet marketing industry trends, to which platform to use. It is apparent that there is not one platform that rises above the rest. We talked through infusionsoft, 1shoppingcart, Premierwebcart, Office Autopilot among the top 4 most commonly used platforms. The spread for email was even larger. Topics covered included hiring processes, contracts, follow up processes, continuity programs, tips, tricks and more. The main takeaway was what was discussed in the room stayed in the room.
Follow Up With Everyone
In previous positions I sounded like a broken record when going to and attending trade shows. Not all leads are created equal, but if you can have a conversation with someone and learn what they need and want you need to follow up. If for no other reason to say thank you – follow up with everyone.
Looking forward to another successful JV.