I just got home from the NAMS Conference in Atlanta. NAMS stands for Niche Affiliate Marketing System and it's all about how to get started with Affiliate Marketing and then grow your business out from there. I'm totally hooked on this event. (You won't see me promoting many live events – and you'll see why in a sec.).
I always have a hard time promoting NAMS, simply because I can't seem to express in words what I feel about how special this event is.
NAMS is family. Plain and simple.
There's no other event that I look forward to as much.
My NAMS Timeline
- NAMS 2 (August 2009): I first discovered NAMS in August 2009. I bought a ticket and went as an attendee to meet the instructors (and, of course, learn a thing or two). I hung out and learned lots and had a great time. I was asked during that event to come back as faculty. (The man in charge, who started NAMS, David Perdew, knew that I worked with Jimmy D. Brown as his Affiliate Manager. David was also familiar with my work here on my blog and my EasyPLR.com site – as well as knowing that I'm a fun person with integrity. So, I was in.)
Here's a pic of me and David taken in 2010:
- NAMS 3 (Jan. 2010): I went again in January 2010 to NAMS 3 as a presenter (and was so impressed that I brought my mom with me) – and had a fabulous time once again.
- NAMS 4 (August 2010): I went to NAMS 4 (my 3rd time) and made tons of memories. In fact, I laughed so hard on a number of occasions that I gave myself a headache. 😉
- NAMS 5 (January 2011): NAMS 5 was virtual. (Pout pout.) I did a presentation as a webinar, but, unfortunately wasn't able to hang with my friends since there was no live event.
- NAMS 6 (August 2011): And, now I just got home from NAMS 6. I brought my mom again, as well as my 14 year old son. There are not many events that I would bring my family to, unfortunately. But this is DIFFERENT.
- NAMS 7 (January 2012): I can't WAIT for NAMS 7 in February!
What Makes NAMS Different from other Conferences?
As someone who’s been to bunches of seminars and conferences about Internet Marketing & How to Make Money Online – NAMS is unique and stands apart in many ways.
1. This is a Workshop as opposed to a Seminar.
The difference is that there are presenters, but the attendees are encouraged to accomplish goals during the day. Prizes are even awarded for those who take initiative and make progress.
2. Meet a Variety of Rockstar Faculty Members.
There is a huge faculty so you have the opportunity to hear things from different perspectives which is something that I love. Usually there are about 20 presenters, plus normally at least 8 aides (helpers) who are also knowledgeable marketers who are on hand to help the attendees.
3. Choose the right level for you. (Not one size fits all.)
The workshop is broken up into four rooms where newbies, beginners, intermediates, and advanced level marketers are challenged. There's the 100 (beginners), 200 (have a blog and need to make more aff sales), 300 (setting up more streams of income, including product creation), 400 (assets, outsourcing, systems, etc). Beginners never feel ‘dumb’ and Advanced students aren’t allowed to get bored.
4. There is no “pitching” allowed by the presenters.
Several seminars that I’ve attended were laughable because every single speaker ended his/her presentation with a sales pitch for a $2000-$5000 product that was “essential” and “breakthrough” and would change your life forever. I take that back. It would have been laughable if it hadn’t been so sad. It doesn’t sit well with me to see beginners writing check after check for materials that they do NOT need. It would be such a better investment for them to spend that money outsourcing and getting things DONE. (Stepping off the soapbox.)
Anyway, at NAMS, the presenters are there to help, not to sell, although we are able to have a “where you can learn more” slide at the end of our presentation with a special offer or just a link to our blog. If we meet at NAMS and you ask me about my products, I’ll gladly tell you where you can learn more about them, but I will not be up at the front of the room, telling you that you must spend your money on my stuff or be doomed to fail. In fact, I may recommend that you do not purchase my products if it's not a good fit for any reason.
5. AWESOME presenters. Big Hearts & Big Smarts!
Seriously. One thing that I love about David is that he doesn’t just look for smart people, but he finds positive, energetic, warm people who truly care. And, I’m absolutely honored to be included in that lineup for this event. As I mentioned, the presenters are great people and they are all highly approachable. You will not feel intimidated to talk with them, nor is it “cliquey”. The whole point is that the faculty is expected to be approachable during the weekend.
6. The networking simply rocks.
I haven't been able to figure out why this is the case, but the attendees are fabulous. The participants are smart, funny, good people and I always learn just as much by talking with them as I do from listening to the presentations. In fact, some of the best brainstorming happens after hours.
Here's a pic in my hotel room at about 1 am during NAMS 4 –
Lain Ehmann, me, Kristen Eckstein
Overall, it's a very fun weekend. I'll be posting pics soon, but, in the meantime, wanted to make sure you could be part of this amazing community at whatever level you choose.
Let me quickly give you some options so you can pick what's right for you.
Option #1: My NAMS Membership with the Benefit of Attending the Live Event in February for Only $97
David Perdew is creating a very cool place where you can learn, network, and grow with other affiliate marketers – and right now you can get in for a discount
All of this is included:
- Monthly webinars with proven experts.
- Exclusive eBooks, special reports, and training modules.
- Special offers on upcoming events like the live NAMS workshop that I'm at that happens twice each year (you can attend for only $97 if you're a member)
- Access to a private forum where you can ask questions of people who can help you.
- Monthly Q & A sessions where your specific questions will be answered.
- Member site reviews, so you can see how your sites can be improved.
Why so cheap? He's in pre-launch mode right now.
Here's how you can get in before the first price increase.
Go to: I Wanna Be a NAMster, too! and enter coupon code: MYNAMS85
Option #2: Get the Recordings from Last Weekend ($97 for the next few days)
If you'd like to get access to the recordings to all of the presentations, go here now, and you can save $200 with coupon: IWASTHERE
It's three solid days of awesomeness.
My presentation in the 400 room was “Building Assets on the Web: Multiple Streams of Income without Madness” — Terry Dean actually BLOGGED about my presentation – including mentioning an idea that he's going to copy from me. WOW. I'm still giggling a little about that. 🙂
ok. So, if you want to be a fly on the wall and learn about conversion from Terry Dean, building assets from me,
monetization from Bob “the Teacher” Jenkins – as well as Webinars from Paul Evans and a bunch more — check out this link:
Grab the NAMS 6 Recordings
Use Coupon Code: IWASTHERE to save $200!
Option #3: Buy a Ticket to NAMS 7 in January
The other way to attend is to purchase a ticket for NAMS 7 in February at full price. Here's the link to do that: NAMS 7 February (but again please note, with Option #1 you can get your ticket for a lot less).
I hope that helps tell you a little bit more about where I've been and what NAMS is all about.
I'll be posting more pictures soon!