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Back From Vegas

by PotPieGirl on March 8, 2010 · 29 comments

I Attended The Wealthy Affiliate Private Super Affiliate Conference


I just got home from a week in Las Vegas for the private Wealthy Affiliate Super Affiliate Conference. If I had to sum up the entire experience in one word, it would be “WOW!” Can you imagine sitting in a posh luxury suite table with some of the most talented and successful internet marketers in the world? Can you imagine how humbling it is to look around that table of select marketers and realize that YOU were invited to sit there, too? I’m still suffering from a severe case of “shock ‘n awe”! lol!



A Brief Summary of My Week In Vegas


I have so much to share about my trip….videos and pictures to upload…..tons of thoughts and details to download from my brain and get on my computer…it’s almost overwhelming. The entire experience was….well, pardon the “hypey” way of putting this, but it was life-changing. Kyle and Carson (the owners of Wealthy Affiliate) absolutely went above and beyond for the group of us. Thing is, not only did they spoil us beyond reason, they also once again proved to me that they are completely involved and dedicated to my personal success online. Yet another example that those that give more DO make more money online.

In short, the entire conference I was surrounded by others who have found great success online by giving as much as they can. What’s the saying? “Your success is a direct reflection of the number of lives you have touched”? I think that’s it…if not, I’ll look it up to find the exact wording.

For a conference, it was a small group of people. I’ve been to other conferences and usually we’re talking hundreds of people who are being spoken to by any given speaker. Of course, those conferences are a great learning experience, too, but this private Super Affiliate conference was something of a different breed all-together.

While most conference-style events are usually a one-sided presentation type thing… the Super Affiliate conference with Kyle and Carson was a conversation. It was more of a “meeting of the minds” thing as opposed to a “meet the mind” event.



That spoke volumes to me.



I love to learn and love listening to people talk “at me” about their techniques and experiences. But when two VERY successful internet marketers, who also started with nothing, want to talk WITH me about techniques and experiences….well, that’s a whole ‘nother ballgame. Add in a small group of other VERY successful internet marketers to the conversation and it’s just plain ol’ AWESOME.

If Kyle and Carson didn’t keep some sort of structure to our meetings, we would all still be sitting there a week from now….or longer!

The cool thing is that each of us brought something a little different to the table so we could all add to each others ideas and thoughts. Just proof-positive that Wealthy Affiliate can crank out some very successful internet marketers who each attack the business from different angles.



What REALLY Shocked Me


Know what REALLY shocked me? When these other fantastic marketers came up to me and said it was an honor to meet ME.

ME?!?!

Now I will brag a little and mention that not only am I the first woman to qualify for this yearly WA private conference – I’m the only woman to ever qualify (so far….but I sure hope to change that!). But c’mon, I’m still just little ol’ me….lol!

Quite a few of these other marketers who qualified to attend are “under the radar” type marketers. They aren’t as uhhhhhhh……as out-spoken and chatty as I am online….lol. But if you want me to name-drop, I’ll pick one name that I bet the majority of you know of.

Ever heard of Bum Marketing? Ever heard of Travis that wrote Bum Marketing? Yup….he was there..and I have the pictures to prove it too =) I’m here to tell you that he is just as nice (if not nicer) than he comes across online.

Let me ask you… if you just spent time hanging out in Las Vegas….in a luxury 2-story suite….sharing meals…seeing a show…riding in a limo…chatting and exchanging ideas….wouldn’t YOU be in a bit of “shock ‘n awe” too?

But wait…. it gets even better…



My “Blonde” Moment


mgm_grand_hotelFirst off, my apologies to my blonde friends – no offense intended – but I had a total “blonde moment” while at the conference.

On Tuesday, I had my private meeting with Kyle and Carson (and yes, they DO exist…lol). This meeting was just the three of us sitting at the table in their fabulous suite.

Know what they wanted to talk about? They wanted to help me with MY business. They didn’t want to talk about how I could make THEM more money….they simply wanted to help ME make more and be more successful.

I was totally unprepared for that meeting.

I was expecting them to want to talk about me and Wealthy Affiliate. Nope… I was wrong. They wanted to talk about me and MY business. As they started talking with me I found myself sitting there thinking, “Get outta here! Is this a joke? Every conference has a pitch…where’s the pitch?!??!”

There wasn’t a pitch. No hidden agenda at all. I got to look those two successful young men in the eyes and see what I have always suspected about them. They are givers who do as much as they can for as many people as they can for the least amount of investment possible.

If you’re on the Wealthy Affiliate mailing list (either as a member or a non-member) have you ever noticed – EVER noticed – Kyle and Carson pimping any other product? No, you haven’t. They are completely confident that they have all the training and resources inside Wealthy Affiliate that you need to be successful online. You don’t NEED anything else.

When those two say, “Your success is OUR success” – they mean it. That’s why I’m part of their community and it’s been why I have always recommended Wealthy Affiliate for anyone who wants to accelerate their success online. My experience in Vegas has now doubly confirmed my feelings about that.



Oh, wait… I got off track. I was about to tell you about my “blonde moment”…sorry!

Ok, so I had that private meeting with Kyle and Carson. It was so good and really helped me a lot. Got me thinking about a lot of things that suddenly made so much sense after hearing it from another point of view from 2 people who had been exactly where I am now.

As I left the suite to the super-private elevator to take me down to the “real world” (if you can call the MGM Grand in Las Vegas the “real world”….lol). I got in the elevator and was totally lost in thought. The only way I can describe it is as a bunch of “lightbulb” moments hitting me all at one time.

Suddenly I realized that I’d been in that elevator forever. I know I was wayyyyyy at the top of that huge building but surely it didn’t take that long to get back down – at least it never had before.

That’s when I realized that I never pushed the button to take me somewhere in that elevator.

I just got in, the doors closed and then I stood there lost in thought.

I bet the security guy in charge of watching the elevator cameras was laughing his butt off at me! I know *I* am still laughing about it!



More Details About Vegas Coming Soon


That’s about it for tonight. It’s almost 1 am and I am wiped out from the past week. I need a vacation from my vacation so I guess it’s time to get back to work!

As I mentioned earlier, I have pictures and videos to share as well as more details from in my little pea brain that I’d like to share (and that I’m allowed to share).

I actually did my very first “sit down in front of the camera and talk” video on our last day in Vegas. I don’t consider myself a shy person, but I’ve never been a video type person before – but something happened on that last day that gave me the strongest drive to make a video and talk about it.

Oddly, making videos is much easier than I thought it would be especially when it comes from the heart and is unscripted.

So anyway, I’ll share that with everyone, too. Not sure how I’m gonna put ALLLLL this stuff together, but I’ll figure something out. Right now, my brain says it’s tired and I need to leave it to rest for a bit.

Perhaps I’ll avoid MORE “blonde moments” if I do just that! lol!

If there is anything specific you’d like to know about the Wealthy Affiliate Vegas Conference, just ask. If I’m allowed to answer, I will, but please keep in mind that this was called a “private” conference for a reason. It wouldn’t be cool of me to share things from other marketers that might be sensitive.

So ask away! I love the conversations in my blog post comments – they are WAY better than the actual posts!

Otherwise, just hang in there and I’ll let everyone know when more details, photos, and videos of the Vegas Trip are available. If you aren’t familiar with Wealthy Affiliate or haven’t gotten their free Internet Wealth Guide, you can check all that out by clicking here.




{ 29 comments }

Tom | Build That List March 8, 2010 at 6:43 am

Definitely sounds like you had a great time and what an experience it would have been. I love it when you just get together with like minded people and considering your company this would have been amazing.

Tissa Godavitarne Biz March 8, 2010 at 7:03 am

Sounds like you had a great time in Vegas. I was just there a few weeks back for Affiliate Summit West. I got to meet up with one of my online hero’s Tissa Godavitarne. I am sure you met him at the Wealthy Affiliate super affiliate event you just came from because he was there also. One day I am gonna be at that level.

Rob Anderson March 8, 2010 at 8:01 am

Hi.
Nice to hear that it all worked for you. Not really fair for us in Africa we cannot easily go to any conferences.
ON THE GIVING POINT.
i spent the morning trying to offer free seminars to start up-small-businesses to give then a basic understanding of how to do a website for their businesses, and almost got nowhere at all. it seems that nobody believes that these new businesses need any free help at all. ( oh – i was dealing with my government)
I am quite amused.
however i will not give up – somewhere a small business needs my advice.
thanks for the chatty posts.
Now i am anticipating chatty videos, and so as to not put pressure on you, i hope they will be as much fun as Travis’s videos. he he.
Rob

Magic of Making up Ebook March 8, 2010 at 8:06 am

I am glad you had a wonderful time at Las Vagas with Kyle and Carson….and others. I am also thrilled that you came and shared it with us.

Jen you are a realist and I love you for that. I follow your one week marketing plan and will continue to use it. for all who are on the fence about trying One Week Marketing…..type this keyword into google “Perry Marshall Scam”…..this is a result of the One Week Marketing Plan..

Thanks Jenifer for your warm heart and for being a genuine human being.

PotPieGirl March 8, 2010 at 8:08 am

Yes, Tissa was there and I did have the honor of meeting him.

@ Rob – I’m not thinking my videos will be anywhere near as much fun as Travis’ videos are – I’m far from THAT good!

As for the Giving comment….. Sometimes – ok MOST of the time – we “Go-Givers” also need to be “Go-Getters”… we have to go GET more opportunities to GIVE. Keep at it – every “no” gets you closer to “YES!”

Thanks for reading!

Jennifer
~PotPieGirl

Joe March 8, 2010 at 9:30 am

sending you my feelings by email.

KR,
Joe.

Mark Thompson March 8, 2010 at 9:33 am

Jennifer, it sounds awesome, I’ve actually got a few ideas from this for the 2 seminars I am doing this year in Vegas and the UK. I really believe that the best way to learn and be motivated is face to face

Byron March 8, 2010 at 9:39 am

The old kids playground. I’d recommend every ageing child at least visit Las Vegas once in their life time as it is spectacular and not just for the gambling, the whole playground is worth a look over
and playing in just for a little time.

if you can get an invite from some wealthy marketers what could be better Good to hear you enjoyed it Jennifer. Keep giving.

Lois March 8, 2010 at 11:21 am

Hi Jen,
Thanks for sharing your Vegas experience.What a way to start a week for me. Looking forward to yours and Travis’s videos and pearls of wisdom.Lucky me, I’m a subscrber to WA and the Bum Marketing as well.
Thanks for being so real, it’s not often one gets to hear from genuinely caring and giving people.

Monna Ellithorpe March 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Jennifer, I always look forward to reading your posts. I have been a fan of yours for quite some time.

You are “living proof” that determination and dedication for a dream does work.

Thanks for your encouragement always.

Monna Ellithorpe

Laurie March 8, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Thanks for reaffirming the stuff about Wealthy Affiliate. I appreciate that as a member and someone who recommends their “schooling” as well.

Glad you enjoyed yourself. Yep, video’s cool.

Thanks!

Laurie

carlen maddux March 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

You go, PotPieGirl. Glad you’re the first and only (so far) to make … now work to help make this a girls’ conference, too. Looking forward to hearing what you learned there. carlen

Heather Plude March 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Great to hear all about Vegas and your life changing experience… I am looking forward to hearing all about it. I haven’t been there in 15 Years! My hubby has never been…

We have a conference in Vegas at the end of March– The Turning Point with Marshall Sylver– 2 day conference, but we are staying for a week.

Any must recommendations? Restaurants? Shows?

Lynn Czekaj March 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Jen,

Sounds Like you hit upon the Great Analogy for New Internet Marketers on the elevator……they get “in” the elevator (make a commitment to do IM), then they get lost in their “thinking” ( get distracted, unfocused on the job at hand and don’t take action) and then go nowhere ( and then go nowhere) – LOL

Hope to be sitting with you one day at the WA Conference! :)

Trent Brownrigg March 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Sounds like you have a great time. I love Vegas! And don’t worry about your “blonde” moment too much. I bet it’s happened to a lot more people than will ever admit. I’ve never stood in an elevator for very long but I have forgotten to push the button a few times.

Rob Anderson March 8, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Ahhh!
the “jennifer-lynn-method” of internet marketing.
tools needed =
Elevator and information overload =
your arms stop working “+)
nice one i am going to remember this jennifer-lynn-method and talk about in all my future posts and seminars.
rob

Kathy Lund March 8, 2010 at 4:56 pm

Jennifer, you are such a role model for us! Attending and participating in the WA Conf. had to be the highlight of your Internet career, so far! I am so proud of you!

I’ll give you a couple days to rest, then I’ll start throwing questions at you. So watch out, this is going to be my year, as long as I have you as a mentor!

Get some rest and Thank You!
Kathy

Ian McGuire March 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Jennifer! You rock for posting this! And for standing in a stationary elevator and having the sense of humor to tell the internet about it! Heheheh this is cool and makes me want to get my butt in gear to attend the next meet!

I hope you succeed in your mission to bring other girlies along. Great post.

Kathy O March 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Jennifer,
I just started to implement OWM, and I am very excited because I truly believe it will work. I say this because you are the real deal!!! I believe in the power of giving…
Looking forward to the pictures and videos.

Jen March 9, 2010 at 1:52 am

Hi Jennifer,
Thank you for sharing your experience. I can’t wait to see your video’s. Hopefully, I will be at the conference with you one year. If I am, it will be from all of the things I am learning from you.

Chuck March 9, 2010 at 4:33 am

Hey Jennifer,
It’s great to have you back. Look forward to more pictures and your videos.
Congratulations for being the first woman to qualify for WA private conference! You certainly deserve it. You mentioned something about “Your success is a direct reflection of the number of lives you have touched”. I know you have touched many as well as mine and I just want to say thank you!

Bob March 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Thank you for taking the time to write up your experiences.

PotPieGirl March 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Thanks, everyone!

(also waving to Trent and Mark!!! Haven’t seen y’all in awhile…thanks for stopping by!)

As for telling on myself about my “blonde” elevator moment….. My theory is this…

If you don’t have a sense of humor – especially about your OWN actions and bloopers – then life can be really hard.

I choose to take the “lighter” approach to life and laugh at MYSELF as often as I can (Lord knows, I sure give myself plenty of opportunities to!)

Jennifer
~PotPieGirl

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Elana March 12, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Way to go Jennifer! Glad you had a great time and thanks for sharing. :)

Oyunlar March 29, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Sounds like you had a great time in Vegas. I was just there a few weeks back for Affiliate Summit West. I got to meet up with one of my online hero’s Tissa Godavitarne. I am sure you met him at the Wealthy Affiliate super affiliate event you just came from because he was there also. One day I am gonna be at that level.

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