Vegas 2017, Epic. Vegas 2018 Will Be Next Level.
Last Update: Jan 5, 2018
Las Vegas 2017 was a hit and we are just ramping up to our Las Vegas Conference in 2018
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 in 2017. 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.
If you can make 300 unique Premium referrals between Jan 1st, 2018 and December 31st, 2018 you are going to be sitting in Vegas with us next year. It is 100% possible for YOU to achieve this and you have more than enough time to achieve this.
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 Mulsanne. 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 2018?
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. 100, 300, 1000's of sales are 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 Next Year?
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 2019 (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
Wow ... 3,000 referrals in one year. That has to include a lot of member renewals, right? Are there really members getting close to this? That's a multiple 6 figure income just from WA Affiliate earnings! Success truly breeds success.
I've been to LV multiple times so the city that never goes to sleep doesn't really attract this old fart, but I enjoy seeing the young folks have a great time.
The most exciting part for me is the outcome of the event that has produced so many incredible platform upgrades that continue to provide value far exceeding the cost of membership. WA is truly a benefit rich internet business training platform.
Looking forward with great anticipation to the platform roll outs in 2017. Thank you Kyle and Carson for being who you are.
The 3,000 includes NEW members only. 35% of all members that cancel come back at this point, but those are not included.
That should indicate the kind of potential that you can achieve here, there are 3.75 billion people online and all want to earn more money, have a business of their own, and do something they love.
3,000 starts looking like a much smaller number when you realize the sheer size of the audience. :)
Very well written, absolutely love it, got me hooked from the opening untill the ending. If this doesn't motivate you at the least to do some effort, then I don't know what will! Really looks you guys had such a great time mixing business with fun afterwards.
Just absolutely wonderfull. Got alot of work to do now. Stay motivated people!
Business + fun indeed. It is always and awesome time and like you said, lots of work to do. That is how we feel with every day that passes and that is a huge motivator to continually get better. ;)
Looks like it was a very fun and productive week. I'll find out in 2018.
To everyone getting started and also shooting for this goal, the tools are here, the help is here, just get out there and make it happen. (I'm taking my own advice this year, lol)
Best wishes all.
I believe it Tony, I know you are going to be there in 2018 and I know it is just a matter of time before your sites really start to gain some good traction. In your corner man rooting for your success every step of the way!
Sounds like you guys had an amazing time this year and I wish I could have made the trip. I made many mistakes in 2016 which really had a negative impact on my business.
I'm leaving all of that in the past and I'm determined to make Vegas in 2018. I look forward to hanging out with you and Carson and all the other awesome super affiliates next year.
Thank you for everything that you and Carson do for us and I can't wait to see what you guys have in store for us in the year ahead.
I just started as a premium what mistakes do I need to avoid- want to start out right so 2017 can be a good year for me?
Probably one of the biggest mistakes I made was changing my theme. If I would have planned this out better then it probably wouldn't have been as bad as it was but it's done and over with.
Another thing that I did which wasn't really a mistake but also had a negative impact on my biz was changing my domain name.
These are 2 of the things that had the most impact on me.
If you're just getting started the best advice I can give you is to go through the training and take action on what you learn.
Ask questions when you don't understand something and interact with the community.
Welcome to WA and if I can help you out in any way please let me know.
I know you are going to be back in LV next year, we all have peaks and valleys in our businesses and it takes down years to realize what you are potentially doing wrong and how to improve your overall processes.
Use this as motivation, and use this to take your business to all new heights in the next year. One consistent theme this year once again was effort. The more time and energy you are investing into things that matter (like content), the more you will start seeing results from it. Usually around 6 months later for the effort you put forth now.
Make 2017 the year of YOU man!
Thank you for providing the community with that synopsis of the Las Vegas weekend.
I started WA with great excitement and anticipation. That has waned some in the last few months. Different time restraints and not as much success are a couple contributors.
This provides me with a refocus for the coming year.
We all have moments where excitement wanes, I think it is very much natural. Some of us use that as motivation to turn things around, some of us use it to quit. Choose the first path, it is the ONLY way to do it and refocus in the year ahead Janice.
I am here to help you every step of the way!
I am a resident of Las Vegas.I've lived here for 8 months now. I left the cold of upstate NY for a bright future out here in the west.So far things have been great.To make the 300 and be invited to join a great group of people here in Las Vegas would be a sweet addition to what has been an amazing journey and growth experience.I wish much success to all and thank you for all the help and support.
You are a positive and encouraging person. I've read some of your comments recently, and you are blessed with a gift of genuine encouragement. My sincerest wishes to you (all the way from Melbourne, Australia) on your success, and I really do look forward to hearing from you that you are on your way down the road (literally !) to Vegas. Good on you mate !
Would be a short little trip to be there, but it would feel like you are in a whole new environment hanging out with all of the folks there and cutting free from the normal day to day.
Let's make it happen for 2018!
Great experience you had there in Vegas this year!
Good to see also that there were female super affiliates included in the trip! As far as I can remember, 2016's Vegas were all but Males.
Seeing the females in the group boosted my spirit that I can too!
Excited to see also major improvements this year at WA! can't wait for that!
These were actually the wives/girlfriends, there were a few females that made the trip that couldn't attend for their own reasons this year however. Next year!
wow, that's cool! they were able to bring their wives / girlfriends as well. That's very very nice!
This is so motivating and it really excites the imagination thank you so much for letting us in on what happens in Vegas. With all the roll outs that are planned to build on an already progressive platform the goal of promoting the platform and achieving some really positive results is possible for all of us Thank you, Kyle and Carson, for the opportunity.
Yeah, we have lots of stuff in store that are only going to improve the conversions, retention and the quality of the platform/community here at WA. Lots to look forward to!
I am feeling that Kyle, I will be there next year 4sho and I haven't done anything yet but one thing I do know when I get to rolling I will roooollllllllll 4sho so I see progress need major assistance to get where I need to be and I know the WA gonna give me that. It's a long fight but we in it together much love and thanks for the opportunity Peace
When the snowball starts rolling, it is hard to stop. That is the same as an online business and once you start getting traffic and get your routine down, you won't be stopped!
Can't wait to have this snow ball effect happening in my business so I can feel the benefits of this dedicated work I'm putting in. Thanks for the encouragement peace and prosperity ttyl
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I am so determined to just get past the 300 sales. I want to win in my online business for once, be successful and getting over 300 sales would result in such an awesome residual income! Plus assisting others along the way to get their blogs rocking is going to be fun. Yes. Decision time. I will work my butt off to be there for Las Vegas 2018!
Yeah, that is the thing. You can build a business truly helping others do the same. The audience that can benefit from WA is incredibly huge and I know that with some persistence in 2017 you are going to be well on your way to the Vegas goals.
Yes so many could benefit from this Kyle. I have been online for over 10 yrs now, very small successes along the way and only have just seen WA. Blows me away I never found it earlier.
Perhaps its a case of >>>
"when the student is ready the teacher arrives!"
Well said... I have been looking at doing this for a long time and have spent money with other companies to find nothing but empty promises. I'm extremely excited about finding WA.