Well here we are, back from Vegas and our official Super Affiliate conference acknowledging the top affiliates of 2013! What a trip.
Like every other trip, this one was invigorating, intriguing, forward thinking and a lot of fun. There is something to be said about getting together with 8 other like minded individuals in a room and being able to discuss the Internet business in a very loose, knowledge sharing manner.
There was a lot of knowledge shed, a lot of experiences within the industry shared, and some really great laughs.
We all shared something in common...
We all care about people and that is why we have all independently been able to create success within the online world. Those that make Vegas have a true passion for helping people. There was no talk about "how can I squeeze more money out of people", rather the conversations were far more on par with "what can I do to further help people within WA".
Here is four of us chatting outside the Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil show :)
Better help is one thing that has been our mission since day 1, making WA the best it can be and to base our decisions not on that of "earning more" rather of BEING BETTER.
And better we have gotten in the past 9 years, but we are just getting started. As we sat down at the conference table with our daily coffee, fruit, and assorted pastries, that vision became evident to everyone there.
We care. We care about you. We understand you. We will continue working relentlessly on your behalf (yes, even until 2 in the morning lots of nights lol)!
In the year ahead, we have some amazing plans for WA. These plans are not centered around money. In fact, we DID NOT discuss how to make more money during our conference, rather we discussed how we plan to make our service better and we got a lot of wonderful input in that respect.
Huh Kyle, but why no "money" talk?
If you can offer the best service in the industry, it becomes very easy to promote.
Many would already say we are the best, but I can tell you that we are far from perfect and as we strive for perfection, it is going to continue to force us to push innovation further, help further, push our platform further, and ultimately the ability for people to succeed within WA further.
Wealthy Affiliate is not only becoming one of the highest converting and lucrative affiliate programs on the ENTIRE Internet, it is one that focuses on helping people versus taking their money. A rarity in any industry and where all of the improvements are going to stem from in 2014.
Our discussions were the most exciting ones yet and we all shared the excitement that 2014 was going to be the most successful yet. As a result of our mutual focus (people), it is going to be an amazing year for MONEY growth for all affiliates.
The Conference Was Not Where it Went Down Though...
We met nightly in our loft for beer (or water), shot some pool, and just hung out.
This is where we got to discuss the industry, our strategies and techniques, what we have learned over the years, what we have tried what we haven't tried, discussed some of the common scams in the industry, and offered each other insight and help into their own business ideas.
These are always really freakin' awesome conversations.
Not only that, we created friendships with like minded people in the industry, not competition. We are not in competition and we all realize that. We share a mutual goal and that is helping people achieve their goals within the online world, without the fear of losing their shirt (or pants) to an Internet scam.
The "One" Performance....
Here is a picture of the group outside of our limo on the way to our "One" cirque du soleil show at Mandalay Bay (a Michael Jackson tribute).
This was an absolute blast. If you have ever been to a Cirque before and you like MJ, you would definitely appreciate this. Nothing short of spectacular.
It is a retreat form normalcy and there are ways many "holy crap, is that a real human doing that!".
What I Took Home From Las Vegas...
No, I didn't win any money (although it would have been nice). Rather I got far more than any slot machine or craps table could have delivered. Friendships with some of the coolest, most ethical and hardest working people I have ever met.
Also, an excitement for what lies ahead knowing that many of our ideas and goals have been validated by others.
2014 is going to be the most unreal year to date since our inception of WA and whether you are just joining WA, have been a member for some time, and whether or not you are an affiliate of WA or not, bright days lie ahead.
I have never been more excited and pumped coming out of a Las Vegas conference to date nor have I been as passionate about what is going on at Wealthy Affiliate and what is going to take place in the year ahead.
I look forward to seeing everyone again next year and meeting all the new faces that are going to make the Las Vegas goals of 300 sales in the next year (get full details here). I know there are going to MANY new faces there and I honestly can't wait!