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My existence changed in a big way 20 decades back these days. It was the very first Affiliate Summit that I organized with Missy Ward and it took place at Baruch University in New York Metropolis on November 3, 2003.

Pulling the total matter together transpired pretty quick. We chatted on the cellular phone about hoping to get started a convention and registered AffiliateSummit.com on May possibly 19, 2003.

The first purpose was to put on a conference on a cruise in 2004, but we made a decision to do a little celebration prior to that to get the title out there and construct a listing.

I read about an option at Baruch University, which was a couple blocks from the place I worked at the time, and I went over to discuss with them. We were being ready to get a home for 200 with chairs, tables, A/V, and so forth. for totally free in trade for supplying some passes to their promoting college students.

That was great considering the fact that we didn’t have cash. If it was not for that absolutely free location from Baruch, the increase of Affiliate Summit might under no circumstances have took place.

Affiliate Summit 2003 bag

In the months we experienced to set up out first convention, we identified as in favors from good friends to personnel the event, and did all the things very primitive. All profits went by my PayPal account and confirmation emails for men and women who registered were manually pasted from a Term doc and sent from our e-mails.

Field friends volunteered to be speakers and we obtained a bunch of pals with organizations to “sponsor” it (we didn’t demand them, so we would have a bunch of “sponsors” out of the gate).

We scheduled it on the first working day of the advertisement:tech convention in New York, which was a large party at the time, so we could capitalize on persons coming into city, and we set a very low cost level ($75 for all working day and lunch).

Our only expenses were lunch and printing for the working day, and with ticket profits we broke even but became abundant in market name for Affiliate Summit.

Affiliate Summit 2003 was a sell-out a handful of times ahead of. We experienced a dozen or so individuals exhibit up hoping to attend, and we quietly loved that we could not in good shape them, because it developed a excitement and desire when we began marketing our future party.

Networking lunch at Affiliate Summit 2003

So numerous points worked out just ideal and propelled us into a dream that lasted virtually two a long time.

Test out pictures from Affiliate Summit 2003.


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