Highlights from the Vegas 2020 Conference
Vegas 2020 has come and gone, so I thought I would share how it went down and some of the insights I was able to gain this year. This was the third time I was fortunate enough to be invited, and as usual it was lots of fun and I was able to take a lot of value from this event.
How It Went Down
I arrived in Vegas after a long flight from Australia (yep, I'm an Aussie) and it was nice to check into such a nice hotel like the MGM:
Later that night we met at the Skylofts for drinks/food etc. which was cool. It was nice to catch up with everyone and see some new faces too!
The next few days were a mix of conference during the day, events at night. My favourite was the ice hockey game. Ice hockey is not a huge thing over here so I've never been to a live ice hockey game before - I loved it. The atmosphere was amazing:
Not only that but I had the chance to chat with Carson about WA, entrepreneurship and some of the people we love to learn from/are inspired by like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk for example. For me, this conversation, along with the conference itself, really brought home just how amazing Wealthy Affiliate really is and what goes into making it such a great platform for us as members.
I think it's easy to take what we have here for granted. But when you spend time with Kyle and Carson you see how much effort they are putting in and how they are constantly innovating, always putting the members first, leading the industry in every way. And they really are "under selling and over delivering" here.
Which is in stark contrast to most fake gurus out there that do the exact opposite. As in, smooth talking marketers who put 95% of their effort into hypey marketing campaigns and deliver overpriced/re-hashed programs to make themselves rich (at your expense). After years of trying many, many different programs, this is the reality of what is out there. And even the good alternative programs to WA simply aren't operating at this level. Not even close. Wealthy Affiliate is quite simply the best affiliate marketing platform on the planet.
These guys are REAL entrepreneurs doing stuff that simply has not been done and they are leading the way. They are doing this "make money online thing" the right way, and it shows. Like real entrepreneurs, they put the customer first and focus on giving more and more value.
I guess I already knew this but for some reason this point really hit home this year. And for me, it was very powerful. It really inspired me to want to put more effort in and share how amazing Wealthy Affiliate is with the world, especially given some of the incredible new things that are slated for 2020 and beyond. I can't let the cat out of the bag just yet but let's just say you are going to be very excited about what is coming in the weeks and months ahead!
Anyways, this year was full of great conversations. In particular chats I had with Nathaniell, Chris, Vitaliy, Kyle, Carson and Jay about affiliate marketing/online business. Some really great insights were gained and things I am now going to be working on as we move forward into 2020. I also had some great conversations/laughs with many of the other super affiliates and those who came with them, it was a lot of fun all round. It's just such a great atmosphere and (even though I'm halfway across the planet) I always feel very much at home with everyone.
The last night we had a DJ and food from different countries (Chinese, Canadian, Italian etc) on different tables as well as some really nice cocktails/ craft beers. It was very cool.
It was sad to leave but all good things must come to an end, or so I'm told. :)
I had a nine hour layover in LA on the last day so I ventured to Santa Monica which was nice. I went to Santa Monica Pier and got a bagel with cream cheese for the first time thanks to a nice local girl I met who talked me into it. From there I basically just wandered around exploring and seeing the sites, such a great place, I absolutely loved it. It was surprising how fast the time went too - before I knew it it was time to go back to the airport and fly home.
My Focus in 2020
Vegas was amazing as always and I'm looking forward to 2021. But more importantly, after this conference, I am more focussed, determined and motivated than ever before. I am committed to taking my business to new heights this year and helping as many of you reach your goals as possible.
This also means I am going to be a lot more active in the community. So I thought rather than me tell you all the things I am going to be working on, I will update you and create training/blog posts that share exactly what I'm doing to scale my business, so you can use this in your business. I feel this will be of great benefit to those who are on the same journey as I am, so I'm excited and am looking forward to sharing this stuff with you guys in the year ahead.
Getting to Vegas is actually very easy guys. You might be thinking that's easy for me to say, but I am just a regular bloke who was in construction before this. So if I can do this then there is absolutely nothing stopping you from achieving your goals. My best peice of advice is to just take massive, consistent action. It sounds simple but that is all there is to it.
If Vegas/promoting WA isn't your thing that's cool too. Hopefully this inspires you in some way to push harder with your business in the year ahead and reach your goals!
That's it from me, here's to an exciting 2020 ahead! :)
P.S I didn't take any selfies but here's some pics I took of the trip and WA swag...
MGM spa entrance: