Thanks for participating in the NYC Affiliates meetup!
Soon this meetup will be 3 years old and now I am looking to implements a few changes which will hopefully allow this meetup to get better and be more useful for the members.
The next meetup will be in the 8th Floor Lounge area of the Mariott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. For lack of a better place, I will see if this location is a good meetup place for the group. I have never had a meetup here, so let's see how it goes!
Any other suggestions for meetup locations are welcomed!!
I am looking to expand the group and have more meaningful and useful discussions for experienced affiliate members.
Depending on your goals and background, I have a few suggestions to help make this meetup useful and pleasant to everyone attending.
Beginners (Those new to Affiliate Marketing)
Yes, I know affiliate marketing can be very confusing in the beginning. You really need to get ready to work and share your results. What have you tried, tested, etc.?? Don't spend a lot of time talking to experienced folks until you have done something to get your 'hands dirty' and actually tried something. If you want a few pointers to get started you can ask me. Please don't spend time sharing your opinions unless you are MAKING MONEY.. theories are basically useless until tried and tested.. and remember different techniques and marketing methods work differently with different marketers and markets and other conditions..
This meetup is probably best for those folks who have gotten started and want to exchange ideas on what works and what doesn't work.. New tools, new products, new affiliate networks, ideas, etc. Make sure you are making money before you chime in as an intermediate affiliate marketer.
Advanced Affiliates and Super Affiliates
You are most certainly welcome here. I know it can be disconcerting to be around too many beginners and Affiliate Marketing 101 types. We appreciate any support and patience you can provide. Also, you do not need to share any information you are not comfortable sharing, i.e. markets, products.. but any perspective, wisdoms, viewpoints are gladly welcomed.
On a few occasions we've had people come to the meetups looking to offer nothing but just get contact information and leave. Please only participate in this group if you want to contribute something to the conversations and general knowledge of the group.
Affiliate Managers/Affiliate Companies
You are welcome to this group. Please inform us as to any unique points about your program and spend a little time sharing any wisdoms that you can. Especially the mindset of super affiliates if possible.
Those interested in other topics besides affiliate marketing
You are welcome to come to this group. We will not however spend a lot of time talking about non-affiliate marketing topics or topics loosely related to affiliate marketing. If you want general information on how to build a website, please look elsewhere first.
Your type is a real downer. Make beginners feel stupid and try to take the limelight as the resident expert and dethrown the organizer as the MC. If your attitude is that you can't stand non-experts and have no time for them, this this meetup is definately not for you.
This group should not be viewed as a resource to grill people for their knowledge and get free answers to a list of problems. You really need to work on your own and have something to contribute even if it's a book you've read or a package you have tried. Remember, the ideal situation is that you are making SOME money at affiliate marketing (no matter how small - something to build on) and that you have done some work on your own and have gotten results either good or bad for which to report. WHAT HAVE YOU TRIED? WHAT WERE THE RESULTS? WHAT ELSE DID YOU TRY? and so on...
Thanks and looking to see you at the next meetup!