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Monday, March 31, 2008

Zingwacker?

Ken McArthur just finished up a call about his new book coming out in May: “Impact: how to get noticed, motivate millions and make a difference in a noisy world”

I mention Ken in this manner because he has been extremely generous to me personally and he is a serious Seminar producer.

Ken offers JV Alert and The System Seminar, both of which I encourage you to check out thru these live, clickable links.

I think that we can all learn a great deal by studying with Ken. I'm now part of one of his teams which is promoting his new book for the next 6 weeks. It's going to be a learning experience which we can extend to others.

Would you like to join us? You have two options, visit thru this link: The Impact Factor or go to the widget to the right with the words Free Instant Download at the top and a picture of Ken where they mention a free recording.

You can also go hear the call that just finished to catch up.

You just might like it.

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

OH, zingwhacker - a new term by Ken about the whole impact thing. I haven't read the book yet so we may have to wait until May to find out...

Sunday, March 30, 2008

SMX Munich

SMX Munich is the search show for the German market featuring both international and local speakers.

There are sessions for beginners and advanced search marketers, with 3 tracks of actionable information to help you get better value from your search marketing.

SMX Munich
April 9, 2008
Munich, Germany

Third Door Media is responsible for bringing you this Seminar.

If you click on the link (in the name) beware, you might be reading it in German!

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Saturday, March 29, 2008

1/2 Day Internet Marketing Seminar

Here's a Seminar that is no cost to you other than your time!

Internet Marketing: Maximising Online Revenue
A practical approach to Internet marketing and web design.

I-COM knows that your website needs to generate revenue & ROI.

It's great to have a beautiful website but if it's not developed properly it may never be found in the search engines, and even if potential customers do find it, they might get lost because it's not user friendly.

1/2 Day Internet Marketing Seminar
April 8, 2008
Manchester, England
Hosted by: I-COM

They also mention...

At I-COM we do build beautiful websites, we've even won an award for it, but more importantly we develop websites that generate revenue. We focus on building websites that can easily be found in search engines, but also we design websites that will make it easy for your prospective clients to do what you want them to do.

In this short, half day internet marketing seminar our search engine marketing professionals will teach you:

*What makes a good website design
*Technology issues when developing a website
*The alternative ways of marketing your site
*The do's and dont's of pay per click advertising
*Basic search engine optimisation tips
*How to avoid the search engine marketing cowboys

By the end of the seminar you'll know some of our proven strategies and take away practical information that'll help you to generate more revenue from your website; and we'll provide refreshments as well.

If you need this, you should sign up. I added a clickable link above, it's the name of the Seminar in bold.

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Week Ahead: March 30th thru April 5th

Here are the upcoming Seminars for The Week Ahead...

Yanik Silver's Underground Seminar
March 28-30, 2008
Los Angeles, CA

Internet Marketing Made Easy Seminar
March 28-30, CA
Detroit, MI

Newbie to Expert Status Seminar and Workshop by Mark Ress
March 29-30, 2008
Ontario, CA

IAB Marketplace: Networks & Xchanges
March 31, 2008
New York, NY

PPC Summit Vancouver
March 31, 2008
Vancouver, Canada

MobileFocus
April 1, 2008
Las Vegas, NV

Search Engine Optimization Seminar
April 2, 2008
Red Bank, NJ

Elite Retreat
April 3-4, 2008
San Francisco, CA

Practical Internet Marketing
April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2008
San Diego, CA

The Capital Factor Spring Conference
April 5-6, 2008
Denver, CO

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Elite Retreat

This is a HEAVY Seminar - you gotta' APPLY an' everything! No pitchfests though, that's ok.

Elite Retreat
April 3-4, 2008
San Francisco, CA

Hosts: Jeremy Schoemaker


If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman


Elite Retreat 2008


Monday, March 24, 2008

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3, Testing

Have you noticed someting different?

The blog got a total makeover!

And wow, it has been challenging. I borrowed a little from here and there and between me and my boyfriend, we got the thing here from a 'test' blog.

I'm sad to say that the transition was NOT as friendly as I was expecting so...

YOU MAY HAVE ISSUES for a little while here.

I'm working my fingers to the bone to get this up and rolling to my satisfaction (which is in anticipation of YOUR satisfaction) so feel free to let me know about any weirdness you encounter.

I'll be writing a little more about how the makeover came about (need to give credit where credit is due!) so Stay Tuned for that.

In the meantime, please browse around and get to know the new place and find ways to enhance YOUR Seminar experience in the world.

Until next time,

Pam Hoffman

Sunday, March 23, 2008

PPC Summit Vancouver

PPC Summit Vancouver
March 31-April 1, 2008
Vancouver, Canada

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!

There is a lot to celebrate with Easter, The Vernal Equinox, etc.

Have a safe and happy Holiday - however you celebrate the Sun crossing the Equator.

Pam Hoffman

Newbie to Expert Status Seminar and Workshop by Mark Ress

Newbie to Expert Status Seminar and Workshop by Mark Ress
March 29-30, 2008
Ontario, CA

Internet Marketing Made Easy Seminar

Internet Marketing Made Easy Seminar
March 28-30, 2008
Detroit, MI

Janak Mehta & Mark Maupin

Friday, March 21, 2008

The Week Ahead: April 23rd thru 29th

Happy Holidays! There is so much to celebrate - The Vernal Equinox, Good Friday, Purim, Easter, Ostara. I guess it's a significant event for the Sun to pass over the equator.

I'm certainly feeling it with the warmer weather WE'RE getting here in Southern California, USA. There's just something in the air, maybe. ;)

Well, it's also making our List a little sparse this week. Here's what we have...

Workpress Blog Workshop
March 22-23, 2008
Selangor DE, Malaysia

ISS Conference
March 27-30, 2008
Orlando, FL

Yanik Silver's Underground Seminar <<< SOLD OUT!
March 28-30, 2008
Los Angeles, CA

Internet Marketing Made Easy Seminar
March 28-30, 2008
Detroit, MI

Newbie to Expert Status Seminar and Workshop by Mark Ress
March 29-30, 2008
Ontario, CA

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Yanik Silver's Underground Seminar

I'm sorry to inform you that...

THIS SEMINAR IS SOLD OUT

...yet another reason you MAY wish to sign up for my email messages.

You see, I send email about once a week to my 'list' and they get much more detailed information about each Seminar AND I send out many more weeks worth of information. My goal is to get 2-3 months of Seminars in that message for you.

I'm getting there. It is a bit more work than I thought though I think I may have something of a 'system' down for it now.

But, If You Go...

Yanik Silver's Underground Seminar
March 28-30, 2008
Los Angeles, CA

Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

p.s. there IS a 'waiting list' you can sign up for if you are just hearing about this and you really want to go.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Affiliate Incubator: The Lost Files - Found


I finally received my Affiliate Incubator recordings.

AI was a Seminar held last October 2007. I was going alone this time and I wanted to get the recordings for my boyfriend, Jeff, who stayed home. It was only an additional $97 - way less than buying an additional ticket and I thought I could use the refresher too.

Turns out, I missed part of Ewan Chia's presentation so I'm glad I was getting the recordings.

Well, this set of recordings just arrived TODAY!

And it's BEAUTIFUL...

I've been to Seminars in the past where they produced the recordings to EVERY SESSION!, into the dozens for the entire time, and you could buy them right there at the Seminar.

Of course, they were cassette tapes and VCR videos in 1989 (ISDC in Chicago if you know about them).

I can't imagine it is any harder for CDs to be produced now - I'm guessing it's even easier.

I just got these - almost 5 months after the fact.

I'm not sure what took so long. I've contacted both Stu & Russell as well as I could and I heard nothing back.

Sometimes, it makes me wonder about stuff like this. I suppose I could actually form a business going around to these Seminars and getting their recordings going for them. Might be a bit capital intensive.

I'll think about it though. I would have been much happier getting this information sooner. It's such a volatile market.

Oh well,

Pam Hoffman

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Week Ahead: March 16th thru 22nd

Still wondering if you should get on my 'list'?

Here's a sampling of what arrives by email for you.

I lather on the details for you and [the plan is] I get you 2-3 MONTHS WORTH of information like this on each upcoming Seminar.

PLUS if you are looking at travel and you want to know what might be possible when you are in that new city, join the list to get direct access to me and, upon request, I'll do a search JUST FOR YOU! of my database to see what might work.

I have over 150 Seminars all mapped out for 2008 and two already in 2009!

Here's that 'sample' of being on my list for The Week Ahead...

SES New York
http://www.searchenginestrategies.com/newyork/
March 17-20, 2008
New York, NY

Venue: Hilton New York
Hosted by: SES?
Notes:
Conference: 17th-20th, Expo 18th-19th, Training 21st
Source: 12/3/07 review of all SES records


IAB Leadership Forum: Performance Marketing
http://www.iab.net/events_training/lfpm2008/overview
March 19, 2008
Chicago, IL

Venue: Chicago Marriott
Hosted by: Interactive Advertising Bureau
Notes:
IAB Conference open to all members, marketers,
agencies and interactive professionals.
Source: 6/12/07 digging aquantive speaking engagements
had to do a google search to learn most of this though...


Internet Marketing Seminar in Hilo
http://greencollartech.com/ << register
http://brent.fm/126/marketing-online-class-workshops-seminar-2/
^^^ write up by Brent on his blog ^^^
March 20, 2008
Hilo, HI

Venue: Hawaii Innovation Center
Hosted by: Brent Norris
Notes: Last day to get early bird discount is March 18th
Source:
2/26/08 google alert IMS - Brent
Norris did a write up on blog and
gave link to past and next Seminar
(greencollartech)


IAB Networking
http://www.iab.net/member_center/1524/1537
March 20, 2008
Chicago, IL

Venue: Rock Bottom Chicago
Hosted by: Interactive Advertising Bureau
Notes: 6-8p IAB Members Only Event
Source:
3/7/08 google search for: IAB Leadership
Forum: Performance Marketing,
found out about this too.


Workpress Blog Workshop
http://www.powersuccessmarketing.com/2008.php
March 22-23, 2008
Selangor DE

Venue: Power Success Marketing office(s)?
Hosted by: Dechen Lau
Notes: 9a-6p
Source: 2/19/08 google
alert took me to metal-blogs.com
where they mentioned PSM Internet
Marketing Seminar and with a
google search, i got some info

Is THIS the kind of detail you can use? Need more time to plan out your Seminar activities?

Then, go and get on my List! The sign up form is currently right below the [memorable] photo of me.

I send out messages about once a week - probably on Sunday evenings - so you can plan your calendar

As Always...

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Thursday, March 13, 2008

"P.S. I have been to 7 Big Seminars. Why do I keep going back? Because I learn something new at each one. Because I make money from what I learn. Because I meet new people each time. Because I see my friends there."

--Dr. Jeanette Cates, who just sent me email

ISS Live Master Mind Conference VIII

"ISS is creating more internet business success stories than any other program." --Internet Success System site

ISS Live Master Mind Conference VIII
March 27-30, 2008
Orlando, FL

"The Internet Success System is your chance to finally have someone who knows what he's doing, who really cares about your success, and who will guide you every step of the way to build your internet business into the automatic profit-producer that it can and should be."
"Others have paid me thousands of dollars to learn what you now have placed before you, but you won't pay anywhere near that much thanks to this breakthrough new Home Study Success Course!"

ISS Conference is a membership driven Seminar, brought to you by Mark Hendricks! There seems to be a blend of Seminar then working at home too. It sure is involved!!

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

IAB Marketplace: Networks & Xchanges

Ad networks and exchanges are changing the world of online advertising. How much do you know about them and how do they affect you? Join us at the IAB Marketplace: Ad Networks & Xchanges event to find out!

IAB Marketplace: Networks & Xchanges
March 31, 2008
New York, NY

At this one-day education packed event, you will:

Learn how to protect your brand and clients as you gain an understanding of where and in what context your ads appear

Gain an objective overview of ad networks and exchanges from top industry analysts from ThinkEquity and receive a copy of their exclusive industry report featuring an in-depth analysis of the network and exchange landscape

Understand key strategic considerations each marketer, agency and publisher must weigh when incorporating networks and exchanges into a media plan

Learn both the positives and negatives of networks and exchanges, as well as other factors to address when deciding if, and in what capacity, networks and exchanges make sense for you

Meet the ad networks and exchanges who are changing the game and find out if and how they can benefit you

If You Go, Let Me Know,

Pam Hoffman

IAB Networking

IAB Members Only Event:

IAB Networking
March 26, 2008
New York, NY

"IAB.networking Receptions give IAB members the opportunity to socialize outside the office, with the goal of strengthening industry ties and expanding their business. Occurring after-work hours, these casual events allow IAB members to unwind with other interactive industry professionals while exchanging ideas, making connections or simply enjoying an after work drink among colleagues."


If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Monday, March 10, 2008

Workpress Blog Workshop

"This seminar is designed to show you how to make your Web site make money. This highly interactive seminar prepares participants to make the changes that they need to make to their Web site to produce immediate money-making results."

Workpress Blog Workshop
March 22-23, 2008
Selangor DE, Malaysia

Dechen Lau is your host.

Participants in this training seminar will learn to do the following:

· TARGETED TRAFFIC
· Drive traffic to their Web site using marketing systems already available
· Search engines and directories that will lead visitors to their site
· Obtain links to other Web
· Learn how to process and close Web site leads quickly
· Instant traffic with PPC
· Viral Marketing
· Advertising Software
· The Power Of Joint Venture
· Off Line Advertising
· How to put your e-business on auto-pilot -24/7
· How to accept online secured payments on your website.
· The secrets of successful marketing
· Action plans and workshops.

Sounds good, wish I were in Malasia...

:)

If YOU Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

IAB Networking

Their membership offers networking events as well - IAB Members Only Event

IAB Networking
March 20, 2008
Chicago, IL

IAB Members Only Event

Looks like maybe they offer an open Seminar and then networking for their membership as well.

Could be an organization to look into joining!

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

IAB Leadership Forum: Performance Marketing

Another batch of Seminars appeared on my radar and this one got out of sync too. Here ya go!

IAB Leadership Forum: Performance Marketing
March 19, 2008
Chicago, IL

IAB=Interactive Advertising Bureau

Education-packed sessions to include:
• A Special Case Study from Purina & Petcentric.com on Social Networking
• Legislation, Regulation, Privacy and Your Business
• Next Gen Lead Gen: Maximize Your ROI
• Remarketing through Networks & Exchanges
• Performance on Emerging Platforms:
Ready for Prime Time with Case Studies on Mobile, Social Networking and Digital Video
• A Crystal Ball for Your Leads - Understanding Predictive Scoring

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Internet Marketing Seminar in Hilo

How about a Seminar in Hawaii? I could go for that!

Internet Marketing Seminar in Hilo
March 20, 2008
Hilo, HI

Brent Norris is your host and instructor

Learn how to market your products and services online to save money and increase exposure for your marketing messages. You will learn proven techniques for working withing social networks, like facebook, youtube and myspace. You’ll learn step-by-step techniques to harnessing the power of search engines to get reach more Hawai`i locals and visitors.

You’ll learn through example how to use the latest online tools and resources to gain online revenue for your business. Marketers, webmasters and small business owners alike will all benefit from this full day event.

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Saturday, March 8, 2008

SES New York

Up Next...

SES New York
March 17-20, 2008
New York, NY

If you've never been to a Search Engine Strategies event in New York City, this is a "must-attend". The industry converges for a week of spirited discussion, high-level learning and attendees leave with actionable battle plans to go forward with for their companies. For SES Alumni, there will be so much new content and developments that you'll need to stay on top of and should consider bringing your whole team!

SES New York Speakers include:
*Kevin Ryan, VP, Global Content Dir, SES & SEW

*John Battelle, Founder/CEO, Federated Media

*Erica Schmidt, Global Dir of Search, Isobar

*Andrew Tomkins, Chief Scientist, Yahoo! Research Kendall Allen, Managing Dir, Incognito Digital

*Nick Carr, Author, The Big Switch

*Gordon McLeod, President, WSJ Digital Network

*Lyndsay Menzies, Managing Dir, Big Mouth Media


If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Friday, March 7, 2008

The Week Ahead: March 9th thru 15th

I List these Seminars here AND in email messages for my 'list' so if you would like more notice of these (i have over 150 in my database for 2008 and one for 2009 already!) then do sign up - the form is on the right, under my photo. I List Seminars 2-3 months at a time in those messages.

Thanks for stopping by!

SXSW Interactive
March 7-16, 2008
Austin, TX

Introduction to E-Commerce
March 11, 2008
Seminole, OK

INSTANT INCOME SECRETS THAT MAKE YOU MONEY NOW!
March 15, 208
Sydney, Australia

Pete Godfrey's Turn Words Into Money Roadtrip
March 15, 2008
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Internet Marketing Workshop
March 15-16, 2008
Selangor DE, Malaysia

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

ad:tech Sydney

OOoops....

It happens from time to time - I get ahold of information about a Seminar AFTER it's 'spot' in the List. Here's one of them...

ad:tech Sydney
March 12-13, 2008
Sydney, Australia


Learn from the sharpest minds in the industry, register for the ad:tech conference program. Learn from the experts and take away tools and techniques to help shape, streamline and enhance your marketing strategy. Strategies encompassing social media, digital integration, email and search will all be discussed, plus new workshops on word of mouth marketing, video marketing, and digital PR. This is your chance to learn first hand how to improve the reach and efficiency of your marketing campaigns!

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Focus Marketing Seminars Seminar

And Now, For Something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT... (ok, not really, it's another Seminar - isn't that what you're here for? ;)

Focus Marketing Seminars Seminar

MY BAD FOLKS - I LISTED THIS FOR YOU AND IT WAS A 2007 SEMINAR: PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK ALL YOU SEE HERE, I'M A 'ONE-WOMAN BAND' AT THE MOMENT.

YOU'RE INPUT IS ALWAYS WELCOME IF YOU SEE A MISTAKE LIKE THIS!

Thank you for understanding


Host: Robert Puddy

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Internet Marketing Workshop

And in the Far East (well, from here it seems far East - or maybe it's West hmmmm...)

Internet Marketing Workshop
March 15-16, 2008
Selangor DE, Malasia

Dechen Lau (your host) has this to say about the Seminar...

This seminar is designed to show you how to make your Web site make money. This highly interactive seminar prepares participants to make the changes that they need to make to their Web site to produce immediate money-making results.

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Pete Godfrey's Turn Words Into Money Roadtrip

Mal Emery (with Pete Godfrey) Strikes Again!

Pete Godfrey's Turn Words Into Money Roadtrip
March 15, 2008
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Another tidbit from their site...

“Imagine Grabbing a Pen,
a Piece of Paper, and Then
Turning Them Into CA$H …”

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Thursday, March 6, 2008

INSTANT INCOME SECRETS THAT MAKE YOU MONEY NOW!

Another one from Mal Emery...

He is teaming up with some Great Folks it looks like. Here, he will share Janet Switzer with you at...

INSTANT INCOME SECRETS THAT MAKE YOU MONEY NOW!
March 15, 2008
Sydney, Australia

"This workshop has one purpose and one purpose only – to put more money in your bank account during 2008..."

Can you use a little bit of that? Getcha' Some!

And...

If You Go, Let Me Know,

Pam Hoffman

Introduction to E-Commerce

I've been seeing a trend lately.

Where Internet Marketing Seminars were once ruled over by the 'gurus' it seems that now, they are trickling down into regular college/university venues. It's an interesting sign - and it's going to get busy for me!

If YOU hear about a Seminar - in any setting - go ahead and write up your finding in the latest post. This will do a couple of things for you. You get to 'go public' with that information with a chance for someone to follow you back to YOUR site.

-AND-

If you are my 'source' of information, when I post that Seminar in the regular List, I'll be sure to mention you as the one who found the Seminar for me and I'll add a clickable link to your site for you.

Deal?

Here we go...

Introduction to E-Commerce
March 11, 2008
Seminole, OK

I learned that...

"...Seminole State College, Seminole Chamber of Commerce, OSU Cooperative Extension, and REI Women's Business Center have teamed to offer a one-day “Introduction to E-Commerce” seminar on March 11."

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Pete Godfrey's Turn Words Into Money Roadtrip

Mal Emery is at it again 'Down Under'...

Pete Godfrey's Turn Words Into Money Roadtrip
March 8, 2008
Woli Creek, NSW, Australia

From their site...

GOOD NEWS for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Copywriters, Online Internet Marketers, Coaches & Consultants, Employees searching for a better life … in fact, anyone who is interested in turning words into money. Finally, you can get off the treadmill and start making some serious money for a change! Appearing One Time Only, The Wizard of Words, Master Copywriter & Sales Strategist Presents...

Looks like Pete Godfrey is a great copywriter.

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

SXSW Interactive

Did you enjoy the Interview with JoeTech? Great, now let's get Listing!

SXSW Interactive
March 7-16, 2008
Austin, TX

This is a MASSIVE event and covers many different venues all over Austin. In the mix is Internet Marketing stuff so Have At It!

If You Go, Let Me Know!

Pam Hoffman

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Affiliate Summit West Interview: JoeTech

Thru the Entrecard system, I've had the priviledge and opportunity to 'rub shoulders' with some great bloggers.

When I learned that JoeTech went to Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas last month, I asked him right away if I could have an interview.

JoeTech was very gracious and said to send my questions over. I'm so please to bring you information directly from a regular 'joe' about the most recent Affiliate Summit event so here we go...

I asked: Hello Joe Tech, how are you?

Joe Said: I'm still getting caught up on my email and Entrecard messages after my laptop took a turn for the worse in Vegas, but it's all better now, so I'm getting back on track.

Pam: Thank you for your time today, I wanted to know more about your experience at Affiliate Summit West, what did you like about the Seminar? Dislike?

JoeTech: I have a long list of things I liked about it. I noted some of them in my blog posts, but in short, I enjoyed the amount of detailed information I obtained from the people who are actually making tons of money with affiliate marketing. In the forums, the attendees are encouraged to ask questions, so the amount of learning to be had is really up to you. There were invaluable opportunities to make new contacts.

I think the only thing I really disliked about the event was that it ran Sunday through Tuesday. For those of us who still have day jobs, this means two days off work. Affiliate Summit East is in Boston in August and it's the same thing, Sunday through Tuesday. If anything keeps me away from Boston, that'll be it.

Pam: Was this your first Internet Marketing Seminar?

JoeTech: It was. I've been to other conferences and I was on the board for one, but never a marketing conference. I really learned a lot more than I ever thought I would.

Pam: How did you find out about Affiliate Summit?

JoeTech: I think it was John Chow. He had a contest to win a ticket. Then John Cow did the same. Initially, I put my hand up in the air for both, but ended up attending with press credentials, instead.

Pam: Why did you decide to go to Affiliate Summit?

JoeTech: I went for the same reason I think most people wanted to go. I wanted to learn all the secrets of successful affiliate marketing and make new contacts.

Pam: I read all your entries on your blog during the Seminar, did that help you crystallize your thinking about the events of the day while you were there?

JoeTech: It definitely did. I really wanted to do more blogging from the event itself, but the laptop issues I mentioned made that pretty impossible. Having done this once, I have some pretty clear ideas of how to improve on my live blogging from another event like this.

Pam: In your pictures on your blog, there seems to be a lot of areas that weren’t that well attended. I know the Seminar was sold out. Did you see a lot of folks everywhere or did you get the Seminar speakers/organizers to yourself a lot?

JoeTech: It actually was pretty well attended. I got to the Moniker live domain auction when it was about half over and it looked like a lot of people had been there for the first half but left for some reason. It's too bad, too. They missed the sale of Pay.com for $1.5 million.

Everything else was pretty full, but I took some pictures before everyone showed up. I made sure to show up a bit early for a couple events to get a good seat. I also did manage some one-on-one time with a few of the experts because they were very approachable.

Pam: What are the main things you might tell someone considering going to an Internet Marketing Seminar to convince them that they should go?

JoeTech: First and foremost, don't forget your business cards. I would even say that you should pack those before anything else. Socks and underwear are easy to pick up if forgotten, but if you have to get business cards printed from some random printing shop in an hour, you'll probably wind up with cards that don't impress. I saw at least one example of this. Bring comfortable shoes and headache medicine, and map out what booths you want to visit and what forums you want to attend ahead of time.

Pam: Sounds like it was a wonderful experience for you, is there anything else we should know about the Seminar?

JoeTech: One thing I heard people say a lot (mostly in comments on John Chow's and John Cow's blogs) was that they just don't understand why anyone would shell out that much cash to attend this event. Before I attended, I also wondered if it was worth the ticket price. If you're looking at an event like this and want to know if it's worth it, do your research and see what others are saying.

Pam: Tell me a little bit about what you are doing online, add a URL for the convenience of our visitors.

JoeTech: I'm just dipping my big toe into some affiliate marketing now that I've returned from the summit, armed with some tips and tricks. Since JoeTech.com is a tech blog, I'm also trying to get back to more tech posts, so I've got a couple projects on the burner that involve a tennis ball, a robot, a Cube World toy, and a video camera. That's all I'm going to say for now, though.

I'm also working on another tool for my tools page (http://www.joetech.com/tools), so watch for that update soon.

Pam: Did your experience at Affiliate Summit affect what you are doing already? Or will you implement changes later?

JoeTech: Honestly, I wasn't doing much affiliate marketing before I headed to Vegas, but I will be now, and what I already have in place will be getting an overhaul. I'm pretty sure I can make a lot more on my blog with less ads with just a few small changes.

Thanks a million JoeTech, I learn a lot from interviews like this, I'm grateful for your thoughtful responses.

It was my pleasure and I'm honored to do it.

Joe

Copyright 2008 JoeTech & Pam Hoffman

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