First and foremost I want to thank Zac Johnson for choosing me as one of his Affiliate Summit ticket winners. I meet up with him and his girlfriend Reena and they both are down to earth as you can get. So thank you Zac and Reena for a great time.
My 1st day at the summit:
First off I went to the breakfast and met with some great people like, Alyssa from Card Scan (one of my favorite office gadgets), Meagan from Myvu, and Don from Vista Print.
Then it was off to the opening keynote by Jason Calacanis from Mahalo.com. He had some pretty interesting things to say about the Affiliate Marketing as a whole, that a lot of thin affiliates are “spammers” and really not bring anything to the user’s experience.
He then also put a picture of Shoemoney and Zac Johnson holding up their checks and classified saying that it was said it was “pathetic”, “desperate”, and sad” but right after that he said we are some of the smartest people he has ever met.
I am not sure if he was classifying them (Shoe and Zac) as “thin affiliates” or if he was just using them as targets. Of course I think a lot of people were put off by what he said.
In a lot of ways I agreed and disagreed with what he said, mostly about thinking big and long term and not going for the quick buck.
Shawn Collins has put up audio of the program on his blog. Listen to it out and let me now what you think. You’ll enjoy it.
Tomorrow I will post the sessions that I attended, for now I need to get some more sleep.