Hey guys, it is Peter Day here and welcome to this short blog post covering a few tips for attending live events.
If you are an affiliate marketer, you should be attending all the live events you can in the industry like Affiliate Summit, Affiliate World, LeadsCon also there are masterminds and people are always conducting private training events.
I’ve seen it’s very challenging for affiliates to succeed when they are just sitting in their house and not meeting any other affiliates and not networking.
Sometimes you need to go out and get opportunities rather than just waiting for opportunities to come into your lap.
Now, let me give some advice about what to do when you go to these events.
1. Go to events knowing what you are looking for
I have had a tendency when I’m on the plane, to have a notepad and write down everything I want to get out of the event I am flying to.
Let’s say I’m flying to Las Vegas for Affiliate Summit West. I‘d write down a list of everything that I want to get out of the event: I want to meet a person who could help me with native ads, I want to find more car insurance offers, I want to get a network to pay me weekly — whatever it is.
I have been going into every single event with a list of at least 3-6 things that I’m specifically looking to get out of the live event.
When you are looking for something, it’s very possible that it will fall in your lap.
If you’re thinking about red cars all day, and a red car drives by, you might happen to notice it more than a silver car.
So at these live events, don’t just go and walk around aimlessly. Have a bullet point list of getting 3-6 things out of this event. Every time I’ve done that, I have usually come home with the goals achieved.
2. Get introductions
This brings me to my second tip, which is that even if the person you are talking to at an event doesn’t have what you are looking for, ask them if they know anyone (else) who has what you are looking for.
For example, let’s say you’re looking for a car loan offer, and you’re talking to someone who is in the solar space. You can say, “by any chance, do you know any friends or other advertisers that do car loans?” And they might say, “I actually do know a network that specializes in the car vertical”, and then you can ask, “Do you mind if you refer them to me, or can you open up a Skype chat and introduce them to me?”
So not only go to live events looking for specific things, ask people if they know anyone else who has what you’re looking for. Use your networking more effectively!
So, these are just a few networking tips, and I think it is a skill that develops.
#1 – go to live events
#2 – go with a list of at least 3-6 things that you are looking to achieve from live events
#3: get people to refer you to others.
These things are going to increase your ROI at live events.
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