Golfers - hold the comments. LOL. I was just happy to hit the ball! This is me in Las Vegas after the Wealthy Affiliate conference ended. If you've never been to a "Top Golf" establishment, I highly recommend it!
Wealthy Affiliate Conference 2017
There are so many positive things about the Wealthy Affiliate conference in Las Vegas. Great food, fun activities, and meeting "computer friends" in real life always leaves me inspired for the year to come.
There's been a solid group of people coming for a few years now, so we have a few traditions like going to see a show together, and heading to a nice steakhouse for dinner one night.
Kyle and Carson really stepped it up this year, and surprised us with a trip to an indoor private bowling alley where we bowled, drank, and ate all night. Turns out I'm a better bowler than golfer!
One night we also had a craft beer tasting and even got to take home our own WA branded flight paddles! This event was especially awesome for me, since I'm a huge fan of craft beer :)
Big Takeaways from 2017
The Las Vegas trip is always fun, but we do get a lot of work done. We all sit around at a big conference table and exchange ideas of what happened during the year, and discuss how we can make it better next year.
Here are a couple things that were very clear from our meetings!
1) Kyle and Carson always have our backs. They work A LOT behind the scenes to make WA an excellent place to learn how to build an online business.
2) Wealthy Affiliate is always improving. Even in just the 6 years I've been here, I've seen a lot of changes. But there's always a way to make WA more user friendly, more newbie safe, and most importantly... a better way to help everyone make money online.
3) Awesome things are coming in the near future. There are some very exciting ideas being worked on right now. In 2016 I was very happy to see SiteDomains launched with fair, straightforward pricing, including free domain privacy and free SSL. But there are even bigger and cooler things coming down the pipeline!
Not A WA Affiliate?
That's totally fine! You can make money in any niche. I created a full time business in a computer software niche before I ever started a website promoting WA. I've been here since 2010!
Even if you don't plan to promote WA, stay involved in the community! As new tools and resources are added to WA, running your business through the Wealthy Affiliate platform will be come faster and easier.
My experience this year installing SSL using two other hosts versus the experience installing the certificate inside WA was a real eye opener. Don't forget they also removed the need for extra web-security plugins, as well as anti-spam plugins. Also free domain privacy and automatic backups.
Anyway, stop by chat every once in a while and hang out for a bit. You'll meet lots of cool people working on different types of businesses. You can exchange ideas, help each other out, and learn by rubbing shoulders with other enthusiastic internet entrepreneurs.
Where else in the world can you plug into a community like this, at any time of day, from anywhere in the world?
PS. I had a nice selfie at the bowling alley, but it turns out I had chocolate marshmallow on my face for half of the night and no one told me. We'll see if one of the other guys posts a better pic :)
PSS. What are you goals for 2017?