Las Vegas 2017 is done. Just returning right now from the flight and I thought I would give people an overall synopsis of what took place in Vegas in 2017 in respect to discussions, how the event went down and also provide you with inside look “pics”(that pic above is an actual pic from the balcony of where the event took place).
First, there were 12 of us in total this year. There were many others that made it, but like every year we have to set a date and sometimes family, health, or other issues can prevent folks from coming. It would have been by far our biggest and most proactive group this year and next year we know that there are going to be MANY of you that are reading this and just starting out that will be sitting at the table.
Get 300 sales from now until December 31st, 2017 and you are going to be sitting in Vegas with us next year. It is 100% possible for YOU to achieve this.
NOTE: **We run an additional challenge for the "late starters" every year every September 1st, so even if you are starting this later on in the year, you still have every opportunity to achieve Vegas!
OK, so now for the walk-through of the trip.
Rolling in Style & The New “Bentley” Challenge
The Skylofts have updated their vehicles, for the last 6 years they have picked up their guests in a Rolls Royce, but they have updated their fleet to the Bentley NAME. There are actually only 10 of these in the world and the MGM has ordered 5 of them.
So we got a chance to ride in one of these when myself, Carson and Jay (whom is also from our hometown) arrived in Las Vegas.
By the way, if you achieve over 3,000 sales you can get this treatment too. You will be getting your very own Skyloft and you will be transported to and from the hotel through your own Bentley.
If you can reach 300 sales, you can reach 3,000 and I know lots of folks are gunning for that this year. Will this be you.
The 4 Day Event, How it Went Down
The conference takes place over a 4 day period and we love to mix things up every year. This year was another year of surprises. We always like to keep it fresh every year, but also keep it consistent from one year to the next so the guys and gals that attend also know the format.
The first night we got together for a meet and greet in the loft (our room) which is approximately 6,500 square feet. We hung out for some drinks, hanging out, and of course some great conversations about business, life, and the general excitement that surrounds the Internet.
Followed by this are 3 days of meetings where we hang out in the lofts (fully catered) and discuss where we are headed in the year ahead, how to best help YOU and the community here, and some exciting and industry leading projects we are working on.
Here is a sneak peek of the conference area and this years WA swag.
When you attend Vegas, you get the current year swag which changes every year. This year we did high end water bottles, new mug designs, Bettoni pens, and leather bound Royce padfolios.
We also had $200 set out for each super affiliate for gambling. :)
Night 2: Craft Beer Night, LOTS of fun!
Like the Internet industry, the beer industry has evolved drastically over the past few years and for those of you that are into the craft beer movement will know what we are talking about (like Carson and I are).
We had it set-up in advance to have get some our favourite craft beers and some we haven't tried available in our loft for a craft beer night...with of course our WA brand craft paddles!
Not everyone drinks, so it is completely fine if you don't drink of course but we did get some of the finest crafts available for everyone to test their beer palettes.
From there we made our way to Carrot Top, the 8th rated show in Vegas. The tickle trunk comedian got us all in hysterics, one of the funnier comedians out there in my opinion and it was a great time.
From there we all took over a craps table with our gambling money and a few good rolls later we all ended up at least $200+, doubling our money! Not a bad start.
Night 3: Craft Steak and Old Vegas
The second night we typically do a really nice dinner somewhere. This year we went to Craft Steak, a Vegas renown steakhouse with some of the finest cuts around. It was a wonderful time as it is every year with some engaging conversation and a lot of really great laughs.
From there we took a super stretch limo and went to Old Vegas to spend the rest of the night. A nice way to unwind and hang out.
Night 4: The Farewell (Let's Go Bowling!)
This year we mixed things up for the farewell event, we switched hotels altogether and got a room with a two lane bowling alley in it. It sounds unbelievable, but that is Vegas. Just when you think something can't be done, it can. lol
Here is a group shot of the bowling night which had cash prizes. I think the top group took the title with an average bowling score of 120 or so (for all of you bowlers out there).
All in all, it was an amazing trip and it only seems to get better and better with every year that passes. We are already counting down the days until next years trip and we look forward to having many more of you down there next year. Perhaps we will have some new surprises up our sleeves.
So What Do We Have Planned in 2017?
As with every year, the CORE focus of all of our meetings is the service at Wealthy Affiliate and what we can do to make the platform better in EVERY respect. Every year Wealthy Affiliate remains the most progressive, innovative, and advanced platform in the online business world and we have plans on changing that.
I can tell you that this year our rollouts and the new features that are going to be available to members are nothing short of amazing.
We are focus on:
- A much more efficient and integrated website building experience.
- Better design and navigation (which includes mobile)
- New tools for managing communication with fellow members
- Expedited help for all levels of experience, from newbies to expert
- A Series of HUGE systems and platform roll outs to further benefit members
- Pushing the hosting platform beyond ANY Wordpress hosting experience in the industry
- Brand new ways to earn money within Wealthy Affiliate
- And much more.
In fact, the synopsis outline for the group conference in Vegas this year was over 36 pages. These are all discussions about changes and improvements that come to WA and as with any other year there could be 100’s of updates that take place within WA each and every month.
Some subtle changes that slowly improve the platform here, some much more significant rollouts. We are going to be changing the game once again in 2017 and doing things that simply are not done anywhere else in the industry.
WA is Doing Big Things…
And we know this is going to continue to be a trend with every year that passes. We are committed to you, to the community, and to the ethics of the entire affiliate/internet marketing world and we will not step our positive and innovative progression within this industry.
WA is converting better than ever...
Retention has never been better...
Overall user satisfaction has never been better!
As time goes on, it only becomes easier and easier to achieve Las Vegas criteria. 300 sales is becoming easier and easier with each day that passes.
One thing that we haven't deviated from in the last 12 years at WA is our focus on making our service better. Expect brilliant things from us in the year ahead, with many rollouts and new features here already taking place, but with LOTS to come.
Are You Coming to Vegas in 2018?
300 sales. That is it. Like I mentioned, as time goes on WA is only getting better as a service, as a platform and as a community.
We want you in Vegas next year and I personally know with some effort you can achieve the 300 sales and far beyond, even if you are starting out.
Every single person that was in Vegas this year was at one point a newbie, at one point hadn't made their first referral, and now there are many people operating full time and very successful businesses through the promotion of WA and creating a brand within affiliate marketing/online business world.
Again, here are just some of the things included in the All Inclusive and very Exclusive trip:
- You will be rubbing shoulders with other Superstar Affiliates.
- You will learn about our plans for WA in 2018 (brilliant stuff coming)
- Your ENTIRE trip will be paid for!
- You will be put up in style with beautiful accomodations
- Entertainment is in abundance (gambling, shows, dinners, drinks)
- Delicious food catered throughout the day.
- Surprises, we keep things interesting ever year!
- You will be heading home with our latest high end WA swag .
- You will be in the best shape EVER in terms of your business
This can and will be you if you put forth the effort and please do know that you have an entire community of help to help you out every step of the way. 300 sales. Ready. Set. Go!
To YOUR success and seeing you in Vegas next year!
Kyle & Carson