Vegas 2018: Every Year Is Unique

Last Update: February 13, 2018

I've been to the Wealthy Affiliate Las Vegas conference for a couple years now, and every year is different. 2018 was no exception. It's hard to pick a favorite year, but it might be this one!

My trip started out better than normal, with a first class flight on Virgin Airlines. I had previously tried to book first class on other airlines, but the cost was astronomical. I think it was only about $50 extra to fly first class from SFO to LAS through Virgin America!

The leg room is amazing! I wonder if they have an affiliate program.

Just because I've been to a few conferences doesn't mean that I can't discover new things though. This time, I finally discovered the MGM spa and took a couple hours to sit in the Sauna and listen to relaxing music away from the noise and bustle of the casino.

I'm a big sauna fan (cool niche idea BTW), so love just hopping back and forth between the sauna and the ice cold vitamin c infused showers they provided.

The conference is always super busy! We get so much done and have so many activities planned, that it's hard to find a moment to chill out and let your brain absorb all the information you're taking in.

I did take some time to get work done though. The great thing about running an online business is that during crunch times, you really can run your business with just 30-60 minutes a day, or even take a full day off.

Of course, you can't do that year round, or you'd run into problems! But for a week, it's not an issue. Here was my "office" for the week. Usually I don't recommend working from bed, because it reduces productivity, but for some basic catch up work it's alright :)

My absolute favorite part of Vegas every years is the conversations that happen between activities. Walking between casinos, at the dinner table, or even just leaving the Sky Lofts to our individual rooms is a flurry of chatter about what happened to our websites in the previous years and what we have planned for next year.

Chatting with other members of WA is very inspiring, and everyone comes to the table with a unique set of ideas to share. Even if you are not in the same niche, you can leverage their strategies to boost your own income and traffic.

The great news for everyone here, even if you didn't got to Vegas for the conference, is that you get that same experience here in Wealthy Affiliate.

Yes, the training is incredible. But the real magic happens after the work is done, in live chat, WA Blog posts, classrooms, private messages, and conversations on the training modules. Talking to real people starting real businesses is how you can grow exponentially as an online business owner.

So although the sun has set of Vegas 2018, it's still a brand new year and full of potential. I came back super inspired to double down on my websites, and I hope to double my income this year because...why not?!

My best advice to making your own online business a success is to leverage Wealthy Affiliate to it's fullest potential. Talk to people, learn from their mistakes and success, and enjoy building your website from Just Another Wordpress Site, to an income generating online business!

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drjec Premium
Its a goal.
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rjkennedy Premium
I always say 'you're never too old for new adventures' I'm ready to hit Vegas!
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NWTDennis Premium
I'm a little too old to keep up with you young guys, but getting an invitation would be great for the self esteem.

So ... are you going for the Bentley and Skyloft in 2019?
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a1jonuk Premium
I’m also past my prime but like yourself it would be good to get that invitation.
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N33 Premium
What are you saying ? We are not too old.

See you in one year !

Wishing you an excellent week,
N with a smile
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NWTDennis Premium
Thank you Anne for reminding me what my daughter on this subject ... Dad, age is just a number.
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NWTDennis Premium
Now ... if the SAC included a round of golf at one of the local golf courses I could easily change my mind on this :).
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AlanJE Premium
Thanks for your advice Nathaniell, it is encouraging to know that you wholeheartedly underwrite the training at WA. Best Alan
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Skydancer1 Premium
Great Post Nathaniell,

Very inspiring. It is always nice to share success and show what is possible if the training is followed.

Nice Sunset,

Thanks for the info
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bmjt7845 Premium
I am glad to hear that you had another unique year in Vegas. Thank you for your encouraging words. The view of the sun setting is beautiful!
-Brenda
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Brenda!
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RoopeshG Premium
Man, I like your office.I am sure it's an amazing feeling to able to set your own work hours and have that financial freedom.

Of course, it does not come from hard work.And here at WA, we got a golden opportunity to realize this lifestyle.You pointed out the Live Chats, and classrooms as good growth sources for our business.

Thanks for the valuable advice.

Its always a treat to read the experiences of the Super Affiliates in Vegas.
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nathaniell Premium
The trouble is getting back to the hard work after the vacation LOL. Doing OK so far this week though. Wish me luck Roopesh!
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RoopeshG Premium
Wish you all the luck, and I read your comment in Kyles blog, you aiming for the Bentley incentive next year!

I hope and pray that it comes your way!
Take Care
Roops
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VeronicasLuv Premium
You view from your "office" is slightly different from mine, lol.

Sounds as if you were able to take in all that this trip had to offer.
Thanks for sharing a small sliver of what you experienced, as well as continuing to share your knowledge with the community, Nathaniell.
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nathaniell Premium
It's always fun sharing successes with the community, even if it's not the first!
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sheikave Premium
Thank you for inspiring me and other members of WA.
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nathaniell Premium
You're welcome Jhurreea!
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Debs66 Premium
HI, Nathaniel,
Thank you for sharing. Its great to see what you all get up to in Vegas. Hopefully next year I shall be there my self.
It looks fabulous.
Thank you again.
Regards Deborah :-))
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Deborah!
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ryanoak Premium
That's awesome Nathaniell. My new WordPress site still says "Just Another WordPress Site". Thankfully I've seen affiliate success with other sites from years ago so I know I'm on the right path.

Thanks for your inspiring post. Hope to see you in Vegas next year (or maybe the year after). :)
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome! Yeah, all it takes is one sale and most people are off to the races. One successful site? You're a lifetime affiliate marketer.
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ryanoak Premium
Isn't that the truth. :) Had to take a big break when I got a divorce and had some big life changes. But I'm ready to jump back in with both feet!
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WildflowerG Premium
A great reward for hard work! Thanks for sharing. I, too, like your last paragraph and will concentrate on building my business.
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nathaniell Premium
Hope you see nothing but growth in 2019 Tanya!
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WildflowerG Premium
Thanks, Nathaniel.
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KatieMac Premium
Seems like you all had a great time, good view from your office, Jay did share the sunset on the webinar lol, some sunshine would be good this time of month since its cold and snowy, if I get to Vegas would love upgrade not sure you would get it that cheap from Scotland lol
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nathaniell Premium
Yeah, I was lucky to be near San Francisco so the flight was only 1 hour or so. An upgrade wasn't that big of a deal since they do several daily flights to Vegas.
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KatieMac Premium
That is lucky still getting to Vegas is a worthy goal, sure did look great
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Nice work man, and was really cool to meet you. Loving that leg room btw... maybe if I land a few 'hard nines' this year I'll upgrade my flight for Vegas 2019 lol :) Cheers
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. Classic. Love those hard 9's. You better be in Vegas next year or I'll fly to Australia myself and show you how its done.
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ArmstrongWil Premium
Whauuuuuh....that's a very good experience! Thanks for sharing with us.
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Armstrong!
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boomergp08 Premium
That sounds awesome as usual Nathaniell. Kyle and Carson are the best at taking care of all of us, whether we are there in Vegas or back at home here online at WA. I can only imagine the great updates to the platform soon to come.

Normally I fly with United in their Economy Plus seats. For like $25 extra I get much more legroom even with a bag under the seat in front of me and a special boarding area. One day I must try first class just to see if I can fully recline my 6'4" body without touching the seat in front of me.
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nathaniell Premium
6'4"?! I can't imagine how you do with normal seating. They should make seats just for tall people.
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boomergp08 Premium
I don't. That is why I fly Economy Plus on United or Business Class on other airlines. It is impossible for me to fly Coach, even if the person in front of me does not recline their seat.
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sharonwhyte Premium
Awesome Nathaniell thanks for sharing your experience. Shows what we can all achieve if we work hard!
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Sharon!
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DoubleTap Premium
"for a couple years now,"...LOL... too funny, bud!!!
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nathaniell Premium
I'm a "humblebrag" pro!
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DoubleTap Premium
Yah you are, partner!!!
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laurenjean Premium
Awesome, Nathaniel! Double down... COOL! Appreciate the wise advice in your last paragraph.
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nathaniell Premium
That's another great lesson. Cut your losses quick and double down on what's working!
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CraigUKTV Premium
Looks great Nathaniell, you have to treat yourself now and then. I've flown Business many times on long haul flights and it's definitely the way to travel!

Vegas sounds awesome but I can't believe you took your laptop! No rest for the wicked eh ;)
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nathaniell Premium
I was dreading the first day back because catchup can be brutal. Had to relieve some of the potential workload by answering emails and PMs LOL
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jlclayton1 Premium
Love the inspiration, hope to be enjoying Las Vegas with you next year!
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nathaniell Premium
See you in 2019 Janelle!
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buffetearns Premium
It sounds excellent, thanks for sharing nathaniell!!

Cheers

Wayne
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Wayne!
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PMindra Premium
Hey, Nathaniell.

Paul here from a bit south of Sudbury, and a lot south of Thunder Bay, Ontario. I have connected with some people from there through the platform regarding weather.

I am in Southern Ontario

We are still shoveling out right now.

Nathaniel, your efforts continue to inspire and educate .

You have a very nice post of your return visit to Vegas in 2018 and back.

Nicely done.
Good example for writing further.

Kindest regards,
Paul.
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nathaniell Premium
Shoveling snow sounds terrible man. You gotta get out to Vegas in 2019 :)
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PMindra Premium
No. man. I like where I am. For sure, I will be there in 2020.
Travel is a hassle for me right now.
I'm just getting settled in.

I have liked and admired what you have done and are doing.

Nice to know you mate.

Paul.
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JeffL61 Premium
Awesome Nathaniell. Through your highly successful business here at WA you more than deserved to attend that very special Vegas conference.

Also thank you for the little nuggets that you added within the article - meant to both inspire people but also provide them with info that would allow them to achieve success as well promoting WA.

I so look forward to one day attending that conference!
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nathaniell Premium
See you there next year Jeffrey!
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GuyfromNB Premium
Coo stuff... I wish to be a part of it anytime soon!
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nathaniell Premium
Hope to see you there Guy!
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NatNiches Premium
Great advice, to leverage the platform and talk to people, learn from mistakes etc ... I love Virgin airlines! First class must be awesome :)
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nathaniell Premium
It was certainly an experience. PS - I ran into your site yesterday researching something. I forget what the term was, but you are definitely ranking well!
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NatNiches Premium
Hey - yes ranking is going well, thank you... shame I don’t have the traffic to match yet :/. I’m working on it, but traffic has been a challenge to boost over the last year!
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PatsyC Premium
Nice!

I just happened to see your post and it's a great read.
I'm following you now so I dont miss out on any upcoming posts which I'm sure will have great information.

Congratulations on making the trip for another year, with your hard work you deserve it!
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks for this.I hope to make it there next year. Gail
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nathaniell Premium
Time to get to work then Gail! LOL
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GailLowe Premium
I'm writing right now......:) hee hee
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MiaL Premium
Wow! I have loved reading the Vegas posts. From where I sit it doesn't seem attainable, and when I read the Vegas posts I know that somehow it must be. Makes me work even harder.
Thanks Nathaniel
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nathaniell Premium
My first year I didn't make a sale until June, so anything is still possible for you Melissa!
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N33 Premium
Thank you for sharing, Nathaniell, not only the facts, but the heartfelt happiness of the human relationships and potentials.
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Anne!
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks for the extra inspiration as always Nathaniel. I laughed at your legroom/affiliate idea. I love when things like that strike the "I wonder if they have an affiliate program" part of our brains!
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nathaniell Premium
I've never been treated to such luxury as leg room on a flight. Amazing! A great site would be just "Cheapest flights with leg room upgrades".
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littlemama Premium
I'm surprised you're not sick of going to Vegas by now! Happy to hear you find this year a great one and fave. Can't wait to experience it soon. :)
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. Wouldn't be possible to get sick of it. Vegas is so big and there's so much to do! Already looking forward to the spa next year :)
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a1jonuk Premium
Looks brilliant, can't wait to be there one year.
I appreciate your post detailing your experience and giving us an insight of our future attendance.

Andrew.
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nathaniell Premium
Looking forward to it man!
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Zarina Premium
Yay, Nathaniel, you published the post pretty fast!

Thank you for sharing your experience! I think February is the time when everyone is eager to read Vegas posts haha

Someone told me that Vegas should be my city because I love playing poker. But I think it will be my favourite city when I make it a habit of being a member of Super WA Conference!

By the way, is it true that you can bring a plus one (fully paid for them too)? Or is it only for those who get 3,000+ referrals?
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neilc Premium
Are you thinking of taking, MOI? LOL.
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nathaniell Premium
I've never taken a +1, but I'm pretty sure they have to pay for their own plane ticket. But they can stay in your room of course, so that's paid for.
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Zarina Premium
Neil!!!

Missed seeing you around haha. Haven't been too active on FB - the SA challenge sure does keep busy!

:)
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Zarina Premium
I think Eddy mentioned a plus one and in the comments someone asked about plus 1 being fully paid too - but who knows maybe it's for those who are really super super super affiliate lol
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neilc Premium
You too, Zarina!!! FB has been too quiet :( Indeed, we are busy bodies, but needs must, as they say.

I'm still floating around WA in between working :)
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Zarina Premium
It's OK once I set-up my website design etc, it will be easier to just blog and be socially active too :)

You will hear from me on FB soon! lol
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IveTriedThat Premium
Do you have any more pictures of your feet?
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. They look nicer than my face. Can't do much about that.
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sdawson Premium
Yes, definitely motivational. Maybe one day I will be in Vegas too. - shirley
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Shirley!
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pitofly Premium
Awesome motivational post!
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Jesse!
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phakacha8 Premium
Awesome post. You inspired us.
Hope to meet you in the next conference in Las Vegas
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nathaniell Premium
See you there man :)
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phakacha8 Premium
Awesome
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LisaY Premium
Well deserved. I'm glad you had a great time!
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks Lisa!
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stn67 Premium
It seems I have to roll my sleeves up and get started so I can be there next year
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nathaniell Premium
Time to get to work buddy!
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stn67 Premium
Defently
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StunningBell Premium
I can't help but wonder,

''Why Is There No One Single Group Picture?'' Is There No Solidarity Among Las Vegas Winners???''
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. I don't think we did one this year, but we have done them in the past. Check older Vegas posts!
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Glad you had a great time in Vegas, Nathaniel! Thanks for the inspiration to be on future trips! Looking forward to updates on how you applied some of the things that you learned. :)
Colleen
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nathaniell Premium
I'd like to blog in WA more often this year, so you will hopefully be hearing more from me!
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gohealthy Premium
Thanks for this inspiring post Nathaniell. Got to work very hard now. There's no short cut to success.
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Norleila!
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Oh I am well jell... cool kid talk for jealous !Lol
I am certain you have my room at The MGM in Vegas. I did an American road trip a few years ago and the view from my room was exactly the same.
I totally want to be there next year. Conferences are a great way to inspire us and recreate or create passion as I learnt with my years in MLM.
Though not involved anymore I don't regret any time spent in the Industry as I learnt and grew so much and conferences played a big part in that.
See you in Vegas Next year.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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nathaniell Premium
One thing I really like about the WA conference is that it's a small group, so you get to talk to everyone one on one, and get to know each other year after year.
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DarleneB Premium
Glad to hear you had a terrific time in Vegas. I've never heard of a vitamin c infused shower. I'll have to look into that. Gorgeous photo of the sunset from your hotel room.
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nathaniell Premium
I didn't feel much from the Vitamin C but supposedly it's good for recovery and can be absorbed through the skin.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Amazing Nathaniell,

Thank you for sharing and giving us an insight what to expect for our hard work reaching same status as you have in 2019: Super Wealthy Affiliate!

I can see you had a great time!

Stefan :)
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nathaniell Premium
The 2019 conference is still wide open Stefan!
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TaniaHersel Premium
Thanks for your encouragement. Congrats on your continued success.
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nathaniell Premium
I hope this year will bring me more!
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reonna3 Premium
Thanks Nathaniell for proving and showing that through dedication,commitment and persistence, we can always expect positive forwarding rewards here at WA.
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading Renistien!
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WilsonLee Premium
Looks like such a great time. I just commented on one of your sites, and it really gave me an idea of the quality to strive for. Thanks for sharing, Nathaneill.
I will see you there next year ;)

Wilson
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome. Learning from others inside Wealthy Affiliate is one of its most powerful features.
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seisbart Premium
Thank you Nathaniell.

I appreciate you sharing the Vegas trip with us. I will get there on of these days. The conference sounds awesome too. And also being among your peers. Good luck to you and all your endeavors.

Regards
Steve
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks Steve! Good luck with your website this year too :)
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work4nobody Premium
I hope to make it one day. Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience.
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nathaniell Premium
You definitely can make it Evette! I started out just like you, a newbie with a brand new website :)
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work4nobody Premium
Thank you for the encouragement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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neilc Premium
The WA Vegas trip sounds like an experience of a lifetime!

I now understand why you all need notebooks and pens too lol.

AWESOME office and amazing sunset BTW :)

Being here in the UK with the cold, rain and snow during January has definitely turned into extra motivation for making the trip with you all next year.
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nathaniell Premium
I have an extensive collection of WA pens and coffee mugs now LOL.
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neilc Premium
Soon to be one set for every month of the year lol.
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SongbirdDL Premium
Thank you Nathaniell. I enjoy and am inspired by all the Vegas posts. Thank you for sharing.

~Danielle
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nathaniell Premium
Always glad to inspire Danielle!
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KayWinkler Premium
Hey Nathaniell, loved to read through Your blog post.

I know, so many say that, but I actually mean it: "See Ya next year in Vegas!!!"

Cheers,
Kay
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nathaniell Premium
Yeah man, I see you working hard here. I think 2018 is going to be a good year for you.
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GaryJr Premium
All of these Vegas posts are very inspiring.

Thanks for sharing your experience too, Nathaniel.
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nathaniell Premium
Great! Even if you aren't trying to make it to Vegas, it's still fun to read about trips like this as inspiration for your own business, or at least to know that Wealthy Affiliate has some awesome plans in store for next year.
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DEversley Premium
Thanks very much for sharing, Nathaniell!
These reports are both educational and inspiring. We don't envy you guys, rather we celebrate with you as you are rewarded with a well-deserved bonus for a job well done.

All the best and much continued success!
David
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome to hear David. I hope you're able to glean some inspiration from my post and leverage it for your own business success!
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DEversley Premium
Definitely!
It's always good to hear and see you guys around WA land!
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EddySalomon Premium
Well done Nathaniel! I feel just as inspired since getting back and just trying to put to action everything I learned. See you next year!
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nathaniell Premium
Taking action is the hard part! We need to convince Kyle and Carson to do a six-month trip to recharge our inspiration mid way through. I'm thinking Bahamas.
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EddySalomon Premium
Man, I told them the same thing. I feel like we need something like this twice a year.
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JerryHuang Premium
This is absolutely inspirational! I’ll see you next year Nathaniel!!
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nathaniell Premium
See you there buddy!
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Loes Premium
Well, you know you are stuck with me, so why not meet next year:)
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nathaniell Premium
Hope to see you there Loes! I know you can do it!
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Loes Premium
I am working my butt off, for Kyle's Swag course;)
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iJared Premium
Seriously want to be there with you next time. Need to meet you and make this shit real.
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nathaniell Premium
I know you are already working hard Jared - just gotta transfer some of that time to your own websites instead of all that local stuff LOL j/k.
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