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?

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NWTDennis Premium
It wouldn't take much to turn your golf game around. Check out Single Plane Golf swing. But to keep your game sharp you need to play more than once a year.

I look forward to the Blogs about the SAC every year, but the group never seems to grow. Yea there are usually a few new faces, but the group size seems to stay about the same.

Can't wait to see the 2017 Upgrades launched. Seems like there has been more discussion about them than usual. Site Domains and SSL are truly awesome.

I've got a sports T-shirt that says: Who's Got It Better Than Us ... NOBODY! That could easily be a WA T-shirt.
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JasonJF Premium
Hey, Nathaniel, it was great meeting you and the rest of the Wealthy Affiliate members in Las Vegas.

See you again in 2018!
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dj-drea Premium
hahaha about the chocolate and marshmallow on your face!
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Jim-Bo Premium
My goals are to meet you guys in LV next year, and be even worse at golf than you. And I plan to one up you and get two chocolate marshmallows on my face.

;)
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KelseyLim Premium
You guys are our inspiration. I for one love to hear and learn from you all. [Kelsey]
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Asir Premium
Sharing a marshmallow'd selfie would've been sweet lol!
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JewelCarol Premium
Wow! Sounds interesting and fun, Nathaniel, congrats!! :) Vegas is a nice place, I went there once many years back.:)
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Mburul Premium
Sounds like a lot fun and good knowledge. Vegas here I come!
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MKearns Premium
Jay let the cat out of the bag that there were 16-20 people in attendance!
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EltonThomas Premium
Actually Nathaniel did that in answering a question I asked about how many attended.....didn't know that it was a secret.....I just got out of a 30 day sentence in the cooler for chat violation.....probably headed back again....
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nathaniell Premium
It wasn't a secret lol
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MKearns Premium
Just never could find out until this year!
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Marcus1978 Premium
Nathaniell, if I'd have been there I would have pointed out the marshmallow on your face. How mean of the other guys not to tell you!
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nathaniell Premium
LOL. Thanks dude!
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sjenkinsjr Premium
Sounds like fun and wish I was there! I'm sure plenty of knowledge could be taken away from this conference!
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nathaniell Premium
I always learn something new and get inspired!
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stn67 Premium
Sounds like a wonderful trip. I have been to roll up your sleeves and give it more gas
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nathaniell Premium
LOL
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viyee Premium
Hi Nathaniell, Awesome post. Thank you for sharing.
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Shawn39 Premium
Vegas sounds Awesome !! I live in Canada so, golfing without snowshoes sounds like fun !!
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. Yeah, it was!
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Sui_generis Premium
I'm glad you got to go. You deserved it..................ummmm, even with the chocolate and marshmallow on your face.

~Debbi
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EltonThomas Premium
How many people attended the event?...Glad you had a great time.
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nathaniell Premium
About 20 people this year I think!
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EltonThomas Premium
Wow that is an eye opener.....I was under the impression that there were hundreds of members promoting the WA site..thanks for the reply!
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drjec Premium
Next yea!!
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Chrissies Premium
Sounds really great Nathaniell! See you there some day!!!
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Ivine Premium
Hi Nathaniell, enjoyed reading about your Vegas trip. Irv.
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JeffBoivin Premium
Thanks for sharing Nathaniel.

You are building my growing interest to join the 2018 Vegas team

I know we should focus on one goal at a time but my goals for 2017 is to create 2k monthly steady incomes from my blog https://aviationsportetaventure.com and to find a way to bring at least one person with me to Vegas 2018 :) A lot to work on ...

I presently use the "cookies monster strategy" with PDF documents that I create for specific audiences. I will give them on my site https://aviationsportetaventure.com

Keeps in touch, and An Other Cup of Coffee to Go :)

Cheers, Jeff
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nathaniell Premium
Keep focusing on your money goals Jeanfrancois!
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JeffBoivin Premium
Ok Nathaniell I got it. Cheers, Jeff
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Eiluj Premium
Thanks for sharing. Good job for hitting the ball :)
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nathaniell Premium
LOL thanks Julie!
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GlenPalo Premium
Great info, thanks for sharing your Las Vegas experience.
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KMeyer Premium
Excellent post. Thanks for sharing!
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Sorayacge Premium
Great to read about. Thanks for sharing that info!
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amgolf Premium
It's dream place to go.
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StefanC Premium
Awesome Nathaniel, my wife is always reluctant to let me go to Vegas lol
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nathaniell Premium
We're all pretty mellow dudes. No crazy stuff in Vegas. Just fun!
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vg9 Premium
Great info.
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johnwnewman Premium
Awesome Nathaniell, hope to join you guys there in the near future :-)
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AlexEvans Premium
Thanks for sharing heaps of motivation, we all should get cracking.
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NEH Premium
Looks awesome Nathaniel... :).
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DariusTanBR Premium
Awesome! :)
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MarinaSP Premium
Hi Nathaniel, what an awesome info loaded post. Thank you! I found the part describing hosting and SSL stuff especially helpful for me at the moment, making some deciosions very easy knowing that information.

Thank you again and wishing you loads of WA and other business referrlas and buyers!

Stay awesome,
Marina
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Daymo Premium
I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip. I only joined WA a month a go and when I heard there was a Vegas trip i was very jealous as it's a place I always wanted to experience.

As your a better bowler than golfer maybe that could be an ideas for your next niche site LOL

I'm excited to see what WA comes up with next.

As for my goals - SIMPLE - Get on the Next Vegas Event !
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RoopeshG Premium
Wow!thanks for this inspirational post.My goal is to make it to Vegas next year.My site is almost a year old and I am going to work extra hard this year to make it a reality.
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mergie1 Premium
Wow. Sounds like you all had a great time. Thanks for the inspiring post.
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CraigUKTV Premium
You done well to drink all that craft beer Nathaniell :)

Vegas sounds awesome. I should've had a trip there when I lived in Houston but never got round to it.

I'm on the other side of the World now.
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JeanBrickley Premium
Sounds like a really great time Nathaniell. Are there women that get to go too?
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nathaniell Premium
Anyone that makes enough sales can go! It just happened that this year there were only dudes
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JeanBrickley Premium
Well that's a shame!! Come on ladies, we can do it!!! We have 2017. Lol.
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AHohaia Premium
Awesome Nathaniell. I love reading about the Las Vegas trip! My boot camp site is only two months old. I am aiming for Vegas 2019. I think there need to be more women in the group of 'Super Affiliates'.
My goal for 2017: building my three websites to become authorities in their niches. Posting, posting, posting!
Cheers Anke
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WilliamBH Premium
Thanks for those insights Nathaniel .. and congratulations for qualifying. I have got to focus on a goal to get there. Cheers, William.
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vangiemc Premium
Thanks for the peek into vegas. Looks like a lot of fun. Would be great to meet people face to face.
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halinphilly Premium
I hope to tackle the Affiliate Bootcamp this year. I'm currently on Course 5 lesson 6 of certification training. Been taking it very slowly, but made quite a bit of progress throughout my first year. Just starting my 2nd. Looking forward to Las Vegas 2018.
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Eustaquia1 Premium
my goal is to earn money for a plan vacation to th philippines, can i ,how a million dolar question
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Loes Premium
Thanks for this inspirational post Nathaniell, sounds very nice! You should focus on your "female" referrals, I detect a lack of WA women on the stand ;)
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. Come on ladies!
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Loes Premium
I do my utmost best Nathaniell :)) Perhaps some tips??
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sylviaO1 Premium
sounds like you guys had a bladt. cant wait for next years
event!!! I WILL BE THERE
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Olaf1 Premium
amazing information , I hope we all in WA come together in Las Vegas in 2017
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waian Premium
Awesome post Nathaniell. You are quite the inspiration!

My goal for 2017 is to get enough WA sales to earn the Vegas trip. :)

It's been a goal of mine since I first started here, but I didn't begin my Bootcamp site until the very end of 2016. I think my site is coming along nicely so far. I'm surprised at myself, but in the last 4 days I've published 4 full (over 1,000 words) posts, and re-did my homepage as a landing page promoting WA since the homepage is the most visited.

I just finished writing a 1,500 word post tonight, which only took 2 hours to write - and yet in my opinion it's my best yet. I find that writing becomes easier with every article I do. I'll be publishing this one tomorrow since I already published one today. :)

I figure at this pace, getting the 300 sales will be a cinch - but we'll see. I'll just continue focusing on the small goals each day, which is family, school, and then writing a new post instead of getting distracted on YouTube or reading success stories here on WA lol.

My goal is to make Vegas next year, one post at a time. :)

See you then! ;)
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nathaniell Premium
You're off to a great start to make Vegas 2018 man! I started min in 2012 and was able to make it for the 2013 trip. You can do it!
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MarinaSP Premium
Waian, what an awesome action plan you have and are putting, well, to action!
Best of luck and hopefully, I'll see you there in 2018!
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waian Premium
Thanks so much guys. I will continue pumping out content and focusing on low-hanging fruit keywords since that's the main factor in getting lots of traffic. :)
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