My 2019 Las Vegas Wealthy Affiliate Super Affiliate Conference Trip Report!

Last Update: February 05, 2019


Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!

As most of you know, I'm a guy who doesn't like to overhype things. But.... wow! The 2019 Wealthy Affiliate Super Affiliate Conference just totally blew me away. I sit here, 4 days after the conference ended, and I still am having trouble figuring out how to explain how awesome it was. I mean, it was absolutely incredible.

There's no question that the WA Super Affiliate Conference is hyped up quite a bit. However, Kyle and Carson just go absolutely above and beyond during this incredible event. There's no way I could possibly explain how amazing this was, but I'll do my best to try anyay.

I sorta knew what to expect. I've seen trip reports about this event in prior years, but actually experiencing it in person was just incredible. I've never been treated like such royalty before in my life.

Here's a quick video I made showing some of the highlights of the trip (WARNING: I say a few naughty words.)

Day 1: Landing In Vegas!

The affiliate marketing lifestyle allows me to work from literally anywhere in the world as long as I have an internet connection. For several years, I travelled the united states in a travel trailer and worked from wherever I felt like. After years of traveling, I ended up settling down in San Diego, California. The flight from San Diego to Las Vegas is only about an hour long, so it was a quick and easy trip for me. Here are some pictures of the places I've been...

I landed at about 6:30pm on Monday in Las Vegas. I knew that we had an 8pm meet and greet in Kyle and Carson's top floor loft suite, so I headed down to the secret VIP area and gave them the secret password to be let up onto their floor.

I have to admit, I was a little nervous. I have a bit of social anxiety and meeting so many new people was a nervous experience for me. But let me tell you, after just a few minutes, it was apparent there was nothing to be nervous about.

We all just seemed to mesh right off the bat. Afterall, we all have very similar life goals, interests, and let's face it, meeting other affiliate marketers isn't exactly a common experience. The conversations flowed very easily.

It was so awesome how pretty much right away, we were all friends. It made the rest of the trip so comfortable. It was as if we've been friends for years. Many of the super affiliates have been coming for many years, but even as a newcomer I felt right at home.

Day 2: Conference & An AMAZING Dinner!

Chatting it up on the night I arrived was fun, but once the conference officially started, it went to another level. Kyle and Carson went over the improvements made in 2018 as well as some projects they have in store for 2019 and beyond. Let me tell you, I've never been more excited to be a part of this community. The super affiliates at this conference were given some inside info that I can't quite share yet, but good gracious if you think Wealthy Affiliate is great now, you just wait. I'm talking about industry changing stuff. This is going to be an incredible year for WA.

On the official first day of our conference, one thing became apparent very quickly. Kyle and Carson are truly passionate individuals who want to provide the absolute best product and service they possibly can. We spent a great deal going over different ways Wealthy Affiliate can be improved and we gave them a lot of feedback on projects they are currently working on. They really seemed to take our input very seriously, which was much appreciated. They truly do want to provide the best service possible, and the passion they have was so evident on day one. While this was going on, we of course had catered food delivered to us. Nothing but the best for us!

My Private Meeting With Kyle & Carson!

I was fortunate enough to be the first one to have a private meeting with Kyle and Carson. While they are pretty much always available during our social events, they dedicate 1hr to everyone who attends. That 1hr was about the fastest hour of my life. It felt like 15 minutes. Being able to get feedback from them and pick their brains one-on-one was eipc. As I said at the end of the meeting "I could talk to you guys all day" and that's not an exaggeration in the slightest. Having private time with them was really a special experience.

The Food. Mother Of God, The Food!

That same night, we went to Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak. I can't even tell you guys how awesome this was. The waiter came over and said "all the appetizers and side dishes are taken care of, just order your main dish and you will share everything else."

I ended up ordering perhaps the best filet mignon I've ever had. Even before my steak came out, the wait staff brought out every appetizer you could imagine. It was insane, and I was basically full before my steak even arrived.

That didn't stop me from stuffing my face further. I had a nice glass of wine with a phenomenal steak and they brought out every side dish on the menu that we all were able to share.

But they weren't done yet. Once our main course was over, they just piled the disserts onto the table. Some people stayed out to gamble or have fun in the Vegas nightlife, but I think most of us ended up in a food coma and just laying in our comfy hotel beds. The food that night was out of this world.

Day 3: More Convos And More Incredible Food!

On day 2, we had further discussions about WA. It was really an open and casual conversation where we all contributed and swapped ideas on how to make WA an even better place than it already is. They detailed further enhancements that will be coming to WA over the next few months and what they have in store is just incredible. I'm not at liberty to really disclose what those enhancements are, but wow. WA is about to go to a whole new level, This is going to be a fun year folks.

That night, we had a Japanese themed night. They had literal buckets filled with specialty Japanese beers, along with more food than we could ever eat. Suchi, Japanese steak, horderves that would make you feel like you're actually in Japan... the absolute works.

And of course, what would Vegas be without a little gambling? We were all given $200 to do as we pleased, so several of us decided to head to the craps and roulette tables. I'm not sure if anyone actually ended up ahead, but we all had an amazing time. During our gambling, we also discussed our stories, how we got into affiliate marketing, lessons we've learned, etc. The personal connections I made might be the best thing I came away with on this trip.

Day 4: Free Day And An Epic Party!

Day 4 was awesome. We had a free day during the day, so the prior night I stayed out a bit late gambling and having a few too many adult beverages. I ended up sleeping in, then just taking in the sights and sounds of Vegas until our "farewell party."

This was probably the most fun I had at the entire event. At this point, we were all very comfortable with each other, and we all let loose. We were taken by a private bus from the MGM Grand to the Wynn hotel where we went to a private two story suite that even had a private elevator!

The drinks and food supplied at this party was incredible. Pretty much all the food you could eat and the cocktails were not "well drinks" by any means. I literally had the best Manhattan I've ever had at this party. There was an incredible acoustic guitar player/singer, people shooting pool, but more importantly, we were all exchanging ideas and really networking with each other. Everyone who was there will agree with me that it was an absolute blast. We were all princes and princesses that night, and the connections I made with everyone was the highlight of my trip.

Leaving Las Vegas!

I've been to Las Vegas a few times before, and usually by the third or fourth day, I'm ready to get out. It's a fun place, but it's also really draining for an introvert like me. This trip was different. I was really sad that it was over. I was sad to leave my awesome hotel room, I was sad to leave all the great food and drinks, and I was especially sad to leave the awesome people I met on this trip. But alas, we can't stay in Vegas forever. We've got work to do!

Kyle and Carson did a great job of making me want to get back there next year, and so far things are looking good! I'ver never been more proud and motivated to promote Wealthy Affiliate than I am right now. This is quite the amazing place with amazing people running it. Here's to a phenomenal 2019 and I hope to see you at this incredible event in 2020!!

Viva Las Vegas!

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Roybretton Premium
Well done Mike and congratulations on your great achievements, absolutely fantastic! I have read your other blog posts and it is great how you have turned your life around from lorry driver to professional Internet Marketer!

It sounds like you had an amazing time at the conference, I hope to be there next year.

Wishing you even more success.

Roy.
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AffTraining Premium
Thanks Roy, it has been one amazing journey, that's for sure. Hope to see you in Vegas!! :)
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Roybretton Premium
Thanks Mike, it's amazing how quickly you reached your target to get to Vegas, it just shows what can be achieved on the Internet! I really hope to be in Vegas next year, it must be quite an experience to meet with all the other successful people.

Have a great weekend.

Roy
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neilc Premium
You've DEFINITELY sold the city of sin to us!! :)

OMG, I can actually taste the food as I'm reading about it lol. Did Kyle and Carson just buy up the whole steak house starter/side/desert menu prior to eating or is it just standard procedure with every customer?

And as for your video, I've never seen a YouTube video with such a high quality picture!! What kinda camera did you use?

Will be amazeballs to meet you all there next time! :)
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AffTraining Premium
Hey, thanks for the kind words! I was looking forward to Vegas but man, it totally blew away my expectations. I'm pretty sure Kyle and Carson worked out a deal with the restaurant to bring us all the appetizers, side dishes, and deserts. They didn't spare any expense, that's for certain.

I appreciate your comments on my videos as well. Most people don't realize this, but if you have an iPhone, by default it is set to 720p. You can go into Settings --> Camera and change the video quality to 1080p which looks much better. So to answer your question, I just used my ol' iPhone 7 but I have my quality settings to 1080p with the highest FPS it allows me to set (I think 60fps). Try it out!
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neilc Premium
No problem, dude!

Yeah can imagine the trip is something out of this world. It was like you had an "all you can eat" banquet lol.

Didn't realise you could get that good of a picture with an iphone. Crazy! Assumed you had a go pro camera or something lol. But will definitely try it at some point. Thanks for the tip :)
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littlemama Premium
Mike!! Loved reading your report. Lol I know right THE FOOOOOOD!

Selling 300 premiums just for the conference food alone is worth it! LOL

I'm also so proud to be a WA affiliate, more than ever. Someone just actually emailed me Site Sell's WA review and asked me what I thought about it. LOL

Let's just say I gave him a little insight into our Super Affiliate conference. ;)

Anyway, can't wait til next year!! EPIC indeed.. I can't even think of MORE words to describe our experience... going to have to use the thesaurus next year.
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AffTraining Premium
I'm still thinking about the food, haha!! I just can't believe how much they treated us like royalty. An experience to remember for sure. I'm so glad I finally got to meet you in person. As expected, you're freakin' awesome! Can't wait to see you again next year!! :)
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littlemama Premium
Not just Vegas, our Super Affiliate perks is an opportunity of a lifetime!!!!! My jaw is still in dropped mode over what we now have. ;)

You're totally awesome too!! Can't wait til next year. :)
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johncruz Premium
Mike my man! It was great meeting you and depending on what my son says, I hope to see you again next year. You are truly a great friend and thanks for the great times. Oh and you're welcome for the entertainment I provided for you at the roulette table! Lol!
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AffTraining Premium
So awesome to meet you John, it was great being able to swap ideas, stories, and yes even have a little fun gambling. Maybe a little too much fun? :D

Hope to see you again next year!!
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Mike,

Thanks for sharing your awesome experience! Great video too!

I'm drooling over the sushi!! AND the Japanese beer...uuum,, GOOD!

I used to go there years ago with my late husband... I have fond memories there!!

Congratulations!!

I look forward to hearing all about the new stuff...

I'm sure you'll be back there next year!!

Best to you!

Monica
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AffTraining Premium
Thanks for the kind words Monica! You know what made it so great is it's not like we were fighting over a little bit of sushi (or any of the other awesome foods they brought in for us). Everything was in abundance. I just stuffed my face the entire trip!
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TDomena Premium
I knew your version of the event would be pretty awesome! You're a great storyteller so I love reading all of your posts. I asked for this post on your wall this morning, and I didn't think you'd deliver so fast. Glad you had a great time. I'm also convinced that our Owners and Super Affiliates are a great group of people to be around. The "mother of God" part had me laughing! Great video also. Thanks for sharing! Hope to meet you in 2020.
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AffTraining Premium
Thank you Tiffany!! It's a really great group to be around and I was a bit sad to say goodbye. Definitely motivated to make it again in 2020. I hope to see you there!!
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TDomena Premium
Let's try out best!
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David960 Premium
Mike congratulations. Thanks for the update. Hope to see you there soon.

Go WA,
David
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AffTraining Premium
It would be great to meet you in Vegas, David!! Let's do it!! :)
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Stella2 Premium
Thanks so much for sharing this, Mike!

I found it really interesting how it played out for you as an introvert because I am, too. It's always empowering for me to hear how other people get along in social settings and such.

Although, believe it or not, I was a teacher for over 18 years. I loved the kids and adults, but it was draining at times. Way too much sensory overload. Lol

I really love sitting in my corner at home and writing content. Haha

I'm so happy for you that you earned the trip and enjoyed it so much. Awesome!

Loved the video, too!

All the best with your future work,
Stella :-)
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AffTraining Premium
I think several of us there were actually introverts. Affiliate marketing and introverts go together pretty darn well. But there was no awkwardness at all. From the very start, we all seemed to just have a way of meshing with each other. The conversations flowed easily and didn't feel forced. I've never felt more comfortable meeting so many new people. I hope to see you there sometime!!
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NikolaRoza2 Premium
Hey Mike, congratulations man! You deserve it:)
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AffTraining Premium
Thanks for the kind words!! :)
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SondraM Premium
"Food coma," lol I may steal that phrase from you.

Thanks for sharing your awesome perspective of what Vegas was like. You are such a great writer that I was sad for you when it was over.

I hadn't planned to focus on the MMO niche, but you all are really tempting me. The experience sounds phenomenal.
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AffTraining Premium
Well, I won't lie, the MMO niche is SUPER competitive and really difficult to break into. Everyone at the conference worked really hard to build their business to a point they could be WA super affiliates. However, I think everyone there would agree that it is so worth it. Feel free to reach out anytime if I can be of help!!
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SondraM Premium
Thanks. Now that I've gotten away from the excitement of the Vegas stories a bit, I'm back to realizing that I need to focus on the ONE niche that I have chosen to focus on.

You all have worked exceptionally hard. You deserved that trip.

Take care,
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Mick18 Premium
Sounds like an amazing experience. Thanks for sharing Mike.
Can't wait to hear about the new enhancements.
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AffTraining Premium
It was really incredible and the upcoming enhancements will blow you away. I was floored by some of the improvements they will be making. Good stuff is coming!
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Zarina Premium
It's amazing to see so many Vegas posts this year. Especially from first-timers! Thanks for creating the video, I love to use those to help myself visualize Vegas experience better ๐Ÿ˜ Congrats, Mike!!!
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AffTraining Premium
I'm big on visualization, too. And yeah we had a good group of first timers this year. I hope to see you there in 2020!!
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sminman7 Premium
Hi,
Great post and recap! I look forward to hearing about the new things coming down the road! Keep up the great work!
Michael Inman
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AffTraining Premium
Thanks Michael! Trust me, the improvements you'll see rolled out this year will really help you grow your business. This is going to be a very exciting year at Wealthy Affiliate!!
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MichalB Premium
so Great Mike, that you shared the Las Vegas event with us.

It really helps to see the #1 Goal of mine ahead, to visualize that, to feel that :)

I can imagine that words can't just describe the real experience.
I have promised my self that in 2020 I will be there with you guys.

Not sure yet how, but I know somehow I'll be there.

cheers man :)
Mike
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AffTraining Premium
You can absolutely do this, Mike! Keep visualizing, setting goals, and working towards those goals. The Vegas experience in itself makes it worth it. Hope to see you there in 2020!!
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Marley2016 Premium
Mike,
Wow, I am so hyped about trying to make this happen in
2019 - I have worked so hard all of my 6 months of 2018
and now realized my mistakes - getting them fixed is going
to take me the rest of February but I can still work super
hard and who knows 2020 is not out of the question right ::))

Thank you so much for sharing with another introvert that
wants to make this trip and meet the people who inspire
me everyday to do and be the best I can be in succeeding
with WA and my own online business,
Susan
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AffTraining Premium
Let me tell you Susan, there wasn't a single person there who hasn't made mistakes or had to learn things the hard way. If you've made mistakes, you're on the right track! ;)

Really hoping you make it for 2020!!! You got this! :)
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Marley2016 Premium
Mike,
Aaawww thank you that is so kind - fixing is going to be a
mess but you know what I have members like you and
Grace and others that I know will help me make it through
this ::))
Thanks,
Susan
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AffTraining Premium
Absolutely!! I'm following you now so please feel free to reach out anytime if I can help!!
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Marley2016 Premium
Mike,
I followed you back, thank you it is an honor when the
more experienced members like you take the time to give
me a follow - and I will thank you so much,
Susie
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Dale123 Premium
Great write up & great meeting you. I especially feel you on the last point - normally I'm burned out in Vegas after a few days too but this one felt much more painful to leave lol! See ya next year I hope :)
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AffTraining Premium
It was so amazing swapping ideas and stories with you. Can't wait till next year!! :)
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