Vegas 2019 Was EPIC

Last Update: February 06, 2019

I know I'm kinda late to the party here with my Vegas post & as a result by now you're probably getting tired of hearing about it... (maybe?)... But regardless I wanted to put one together all the same even as just as a show of my gratitude, because let me tell you the whole thing was AMAZING right from start to finish.

...And I can also safely say that Kyle & Carson are indeed 100% LEGIT.

Honestly those guys are so down to earth yet so knowledgeable & caring about the community they have here it's unbelievable.

And as many of the other Vegas goers have mentioned in their posts they truly do have a burning desire to create the best platform possible here as opposed to a sole focus on profit.

In short, they care about you - every one of you - and they 100% want you all to succeed.

More about that in a moment, but first....

What Was It Like?

Well just a couple of weeks back I flew home from a trip to Florida (I live in the UK) & the flight back was one of the worst flights I've ever had. We hit turbulance REAL bad out of nowhere (no seatbelt lights on) and as a result even a few people on the plane suffered some minor injuries from getting thrown around.

Because of that I gained some nervousness about flying (even though I know in my mind turbulance is no big deal)... So as excited as I was, I was kinda caught up on the flying aspect since it was an 11-hour flight back out to Vegas 😲 will something similar strike again???

Anyway long story short - it didn't - LOL (thank God)... And before I knew it I was checking in at the MGM in Vegas. Due to the whole flying thing I hadn't actually thought much about the Vegas bit itself, but now here I was, LOL... It quickly became very real!

And the good news started right here too as Kyle & Carson hadn't just booked us into a standard room... Oh no, we'd got the special treatment with a Stay Well Executive Suite!

It was a swish room for sure & pretty darn big too - I'd love to share a pic but due to its funky layout pictures don't really do it justice (trust me - I tried every angle LOL).

The Meet & Greet...

I was so excited for the meet & greet... Somebody (I think Mike or Eric) mentioned how rare it is that you meet other affiliate marketers in the wild and that is such a true statement, so it's a fantastic feeling when you can finally chat with people that actually understand what you do.

The first person I met was Grace (@littlemama) & her husband in the elevator on the way up to the Skylofts where Kyle & Carson were staying & hosting the get togethers. It's so funny because you see all the avatars around here at WA but with so many people in the room it gets suprisingly difficult to pinpoint the avatars to the people LOL.

...then you get those "ohhhhhhh, now I know you who you are" moments haha.

Just like Tim did with me, but it only took him 3 days 😉 hahah just messing buddy!

Anyway we had a couple of beers & food at the meet & greet & got to know everybody. It was super chilled out, everybody was super friendly & I believe everybody got on really well.

We broke it off *relatively early*... okay... *Vegas early* ready for the conference in the morning... And I'll admit on this front I didn't really know entirely what to expect.

I mean sure, I knew we'd be sitting around a table having discussions (as opposed to Kyle & Carson cheering us on through a microphone on a stage LOL) but I wasn't entirely sure what the discussions would actually consist of... Which brings me onto...

The Discussions

Like I said I didn't really know what to expect here - but basically the discussions were focused about how the Wealthy Affiliate platform will be progressing over coming months & years... And in short with some of the ideas in the pipeline I was BLOWN AWAY.

I mean I know how it feels when you don't attend the conference & you see the posts saying "be excited for things to come"... It makes you think "ohhh yeah, that's just hype"... I'll admit I kinda felt the same way when the conference went down last year & I was reading posts having not attended...

But if you look back at the changes that have actually happened over the past year you will see that it's absolutely NOT hype. Wealthy Affiliate has gone through some of the biggest changes ever - like the seamless Jaaxy integration & mobile responsive website...

Those alone are HUGE & there's been several more...

So whilst I can't (and don't want to) say too much here, just trust me when I say there are BIG things coming and as a member of Wealthy Affiliate you should definitely be excited!

In fact, you should be more than excited LOL - it's honestly next level stuff.

But yeah that's all I'm saying haha - my lips are sealed 😉

It Wasn't All "Work" Though!

I'm using the word "work" very lightly - to be honest there wasn't any work at all (in my opinion) as I find it really fun & exciting to learn about the developments of Wealthy Affiliate.

I also find it amazing to be involved in the decision-making along with the others. What other companies run their ideas by their affiliates to get their opinions on things? I've never known it!

And maybe there are some that I've not heard of - but what companies fly out their affiliates to Vegas & pay for their stay to get those opinions??? Now that's definitely gotta be unheard-of!

Wealthy Affiliate is amazing for sure - but outside of the discussions Kyle & Carson made a lot of room for fun. First night was the meet & great, second was an awesome meal where people were fed like kings. In fact, I suspect probably no king has ever been fed like that.... LOL... And the third night was hosted in a HUGE suite with more amazing food & live music.

I loved every minute of it from start to finish.

But Back Onto Kyle & Carson...

I started this post out by talking about Kyle & Carson - and after meeting these guys in person I can safely say that you are all in VERY good hands here at Wealthy Affiliate.

I've been to my fair share of events, I've met my fair share of company owners - but never have I met 2 guys like those 2. They are true entrepreneurs in every sense of the word.

So often I see people who just want to build things, make money & sit back & relax whilst they reep the rewards...

And it's easy to say that if Kyle & Carson wanted to, they could do that right now. They've built something great & even for years to come this site would remain ahead of the game...

But this is the thing... They're absolutely 100% not interested in doing that.

They want to create something that's better than the best - they want to do everything they possibly can to give EVERY single member here the best chance of finding success online.

They work LONG hours, they really do respond to you 1-on-1 & yet amid that they still make time to continually make improvements & take the program to next level year-on-year.

So if you stick around, those 2 guys are going to look after you here for sure.

And the same can be said about all of the other affiliates I met at the conference. The integrity of each of those individuals stands out a mile. They too truly care about helping others.

So as I said above, you're in good hands here at WA - and if you follow the training here (and put in the work) then I have absolute faith in you too becoming a super affiliate as well.

Now to leave you with a couple of photos (credits to @littlemama!)


Hope to see you all & more again next year!! 🙂 - and in general I wish all of you reading this post the greatest success in your businesses regardless of what niche you're working in!

Peace out for now - oh, and on Roope's instructions - "Smash That Like Button" 😉😛
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cld111 Premium
I will NEVER tire of these Vegas posts, so thank you for sharing your perspective of it.

And I TOTALLY get the plane thing. We went to the Bahamas one year and we had violent turbulence on the way home. My husband puked for 3 days. It was TERRIBLE.

But now I feel like I can live through anything! lol

I'm glad you didn't let it hold you back and you made it safely to and from Vegas!

- Christina
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Dale123 Premium
Thank you, and wow that sounds bad! But yeah there was no way I was letting it stop me from heading out to meet all the folks from here! :)
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Great to hear your perspective on the Vegas trip, Dale! I appreciate reading every post about the conference. That's just more incentive to go forward. Glad your flight was better than the FL flight. Flights with bad turbulence are no joke. They make you wanna kiss the ground when you get off of the plane. Anyhow, thanks for sharing the awesomeness of you WA trip.
Seems like I have a lot of work to get done before Vegas 2020. :)
Colleen
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Dale123 Premium
Yup the kissing the ground feeling was very real haha. Thank you!
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BobMargroff Premium
Hi Dale, it doesn't matter whether or not you are the last or first to post about Vegas. We all want to hear all of your posts anyway. Each of you have a different perspective to write about, because you each experienced it in with your own view.

So, with being said...thanks for your post...each of you are inspiring in your own way.

I wish you the best and hope to be there next year!

Bob
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Dale123 Premium
Thank you Bob hope to see you there! :)
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littlemama Premium
Love your post Dale, and you're so right about Kyle & Carson, they are just awesome people all around and such role models for us.

Dude, you used the wrong group photo.... look at that Jay being naughty at the back. Lol

Can't wait til next year!
Grace


PS i hate turbulence.
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Dale123 Premium
Thanks Grace and yup for sure!

Hahaha, yeah somebody mentioned that earlier actually but I was on my phone. In the other one I had he was facing the total opposite direction altogether 😂 I've stole the one from your post... All looking nice and professional now 😉😂

And same me either - had a blast - having now met people as well it'd be cool to hang out a bit more & do more of Vegas in the free time windows as well. Few bars on the strip or shows or something :)
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littlemama Premium
That's good you fixed that. :)

Yeah we should do more hanging out next time, it totally felt like too little time the whole trip!
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Dale123 Premium
Yeah I know it flew by right? Time goes quick when ya having fun!
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EKaye1 Premium
Thank you for sharing Dale. Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to be and is always updating. Kyle and Carson really do care about every single person on here.

It was through your website, going on the second time that I joined up to Wealthy Affiliate. I'm so pleased I found this platform and decided to just see what it was like and its been fantastic. Maybe in the future I can go to Vegas, that would be amazing.

Eden
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Dale123 Premium
For sure Eden & thanks for the comment. I'm really glad you're enjoying it here, and yes one day it would definitely be great to see you there! Wish you the best success & growth in 2019 :)
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neilc Premium
More Vegas posts, the better! Your blog posts are all over Google, so I can see why you made Vegas ;) lol.

There truly is nothing better than WA. Any training program I joined in the past became outdated and eventually shut down. But Kyle & Carson take WA from strength to strength, so it's refreshing to be a part of something evergreen.

I failed Bootcamp 3 times already (due to my own doing). But 4th time looks promising and aiming to chill out with you guys n' gals on the next trip.

Peace out!
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Dale123 Premium
Haha - and yep you’re right buddy.

You haven’t failed if you kept going 😉

Hopefully see you there next year :)
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neilc Premium
Indeed, it's all about failing forward to success or something like that lol.

Same, man!
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shazzaWA Premium
Thanks for sharing Dale and I am loving all these Vegas posts. Pure inspiration for the likes of me who have Vegas on their goal list! Looks like you need more Super Affiliate mamas there!!! lol

Kyle and Carson's integrity is probably what sold me on WA a couple of years back. Have seen too much in other company's to almost run (and not look back) from the online world. They restored my faith in that there are honest people running things online.

I am glad you enjoyed it and really working to get there next year too!
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Dale123 Premium
Thank you, hope to see you there soon! :)
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Zarina Premium
Haha can't get tired of Vegas posts! We still yet to here from regular Super Affiliates: Steve, Nate, Vitaliy etc.. :D

I actually recognized you right away in the photos but some I had to look really hard to understand who's who.

Thanks for sharing your experience, Dale! It's an additional dose of motivation to keep working on my WA site :)
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Dale123 Premium
Thanks for the comment, hope to see you there soon too! :)
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Marley2016 Premium
Dale,
Thank you - you have left me with some very valuable thoughts
and for this I appreciate the time you took to write this blog post!

Each of you have taken away plenty from the conference and
by sharing your thoughts with us shows that we have serious
things happening behind the scenes and how could we ask for
anything better than that.

Once again, thank you for sharing,
Susan
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Dale123 Premium
Thank you for your comment! :)
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SondraM Premium
Hi Dale. Thanks for continuing to feed my growing appetite for these motivational Vegas posts.

I'm glad that the flight to Vegas was much better than your last flight.

Your post was very effective at reinforcing how lucky we are to have Kyle and Carson as the owners/leaders of WA. There commitment to making WA a great place seems to be unparalleled.

Best wishes for an even more successful 2019.
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Dale123 Premium
For sure - thank you for your comment & I wish you the best success too! :)
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JonLake Premium
Wow Dale, you kept that quiet!!! Didn't know you were one of the few that were going.Feel kinda honoured as it was you that we joined WA through!

We love it here at WA and have become more focussed than we have ever been since coming back after the Christmas break.

We are revved up and Vegas 2020 is definitely on our radar.

From what I have read, you seem to have been the only UK representative in Vegas! Let's make sure that next year there are at least 3 of us out there!

Keep up the great work

Jon and Debbie
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Dale123 Premium
Thank you so much - and I have absolute confidence in the two of you attending the Vegas conference. I know 100% you can do it.

I *believe* there's actually one or two others from the UK who have actually made it each year but for whatever reason haven't attended (for some life just gets in the way). Don't quote me that but if they have I don't want to steal their thunder LOL.

Hopefully see you there in 2020! :)
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JonLake Premium
Thanks Dale.

If you believe in fate and the universe helping you out, at the same time your reply came through in my email inbox, we had a new referral as well!!
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Dale123 Premium
That's awesome - and yes, for sure that's something I believe in 100%! I've had my fair share of crazy "timely happenings" over the years.
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Anandhijohn Premium
Hey, that's great to hear and thanks for the post.
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Dale123 Premium
Thank you for commenting :)
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TDomena Premium
I love hearing these Vegas stories. Each of you has a different flavor to add, so it doesn't get old (but maybe that's because my goal is to join you all next year). Thanks for sharing your version. I really enjoyed the read!
That flight and the turbulence from your last trip sounds horrible! I think I might be even more freaked out than you were! Glad you went to Vegas anyways. Best wishes to getting there again and hopefully, we'll be able to meet. Thanks for the inspiration here. Your other posts are great too (especially your tip that there's no f***ing secret! LOLOL).
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Dale123 Premium
Thank you so much - and haha yup, honestly no secrets! Have a great 2019 :)
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KenShaddock Premium
Awesome report Dale from the Vegas event. Great minds together.
2020 would be great.
Ken
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Dale123 Premium
Thank you! :)
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Haha yeah I totally didn't place you at first lol. Was great to meet you Dale and look forward to catching up with you again next year :) Cheers
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Dale123 Premium
Lmao, I'll let you off as it's the first time I've had any hair on my head in probably about 10 years 😂😂 #stealthmode but yeah for sure likewise - and next year we'll tear it up in the buggies! :)
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Yeah man sounds good!
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Stella2 Premium
Hey Dale;

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Vegas! There are never too many success posts about Vegas. Lol

I love how you really emphasize the unique value of WA and the genuine character of Kyle and Carson. It's never old to hear about how awesome this place is.

All the best to you in your future work,
Stella :-)
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Dale123 Premium
Haha that's good to hear, thanks for the comment & I wish the best to you too :)
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Alex 1959 Premium
Fantastic post Dale can't wait to see the planned improvements as they happen! Another inspiring Vegas post......I'm loving them!
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Dale123 Premium
Oh yeah, you're gonna love them for sure! Thanks for the comment :)
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Charles39 Premium
You have worked your way up and congratulations and glad you enjoyed and. Really had fun.
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Dale123 Premium
Thank you so much! :)
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TommyVTE Premium
Nice reading Dale and like you ask by Roope instructions I Smash that like button
Have a great day
Tommy
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Dale123 Premium
Thank you!
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davehayes Premium
Sounds like it was a blast and I am up for next years one after reading this
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Dale123 Premium
Awesome, make it happen! :)
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davehayes Premium
After reading Lakes reply Let's make it at least 4
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H-Spinney Premium
Is it possible to get a list of who made the conference? I think it would be very helpful to read their blogs and comments to get a ton of ideas we can use so that one day more of us could be in Vegas in the future...
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Dale123 Premium
Some people prefer to keep it private for various reasons so it's up to the individuals as to whether or not they wish to disclose they went... But if you search "Vegas" in the search bar then you'll be able to find the blog posts that members have published.
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H-Spinney Premium
I will search "Vegas" and compile my own list.

Thank you for the reply and the suggestion.

Howard
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