Vote for Affiliate Summit East 2015 Sessions

Affiliate Summit needs your help to pick sessions for Affiliate Summit East 2015. Voting will be open through April 3, 2015.

Get Out The Vote

The speaker proposals have been pared down to the titles, speakers, descriptions, and classifications (experience level, target audience, and main subject).

Vote for submissions you’d like to see at Affiliate Summit East 2015 by clicking the “Vote” button next to the proposed session. You may vote for as many sessions as you’d like. Sometimes there are glitches with certain browsers, devices, etc. Sorry if you experience any difficulties.

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You can find sessions that interest you by sorting the Experience Level, Niche/Vertical, or Target Audience from the header, as well as using the search box.

Also, you can see a tally of the most popular sessions.

Create an account now and start voting if you are attending Affiliate Summit East 2015.

You must register to vote for sessions and then submit a user name and email. A password will be emailed to you.

If you don’t see it right away, check your spam folder for an email with the subject, “[Vote for Affiliate Summit East 2015 Sessions] Your username and password”.

Speakers for Affiliate Summit will be chosen based on the combined votes from the public, votes from the Affiliate Summit Advisory Board, votes from Affiliate Summit founders Missy Ward and Shawn Collins, and feedback received on past speakers.

Vote now through April 3, 2015 at AffiliateSummitVoting.com!

AWeber No Longer Requires Double Opt-in on List Imports

I’ve been a customer of AWeber for as long as I can remember, and one thing that really frustrated me when I brought my lists there was that everybody had to opt-in to my list again to be able to mail them in AWeber.

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But now AWeber has made it easy to import your subscribers into the platform without requiring them to opt-in again. It’s literally just a matter of a click.

I’ve heard a lot of grumbling from people over the years about the required opt-in, so I am wondering if this will bring on a surge of emailers at AWeber.

I love the company and would encourage anybody to migrate over.

Performance Marketing Summit Heads to Boca Raton

There will be a Performance Marketing Summit in Boca Raton, FL on May 18, 2015. The one day conference is being held at the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel.

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The Performance Marketing Summit in Boca Raton will be limited to 100 people – we will all be in one room with a focus on networking and education.

All sessions will be just 18 minutes long.

This is a very different kind of event from Affiliate Summit – stay tuned for details on registration, sponsorships, and speaking opportunities.

Help Me Raise Money for Wounded Warrior Project

So, I wasn’t able to persuade you to donate with my efforts to fight breast cancer, but how about a small donation to help injured service members aid and assist each other?

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I am training to take on the Tough Mudder in early May, and part of that is raising money for Wounded Warrior Project.

If you’re not familiar with the Tough Mudder, it is a hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle race – mud run events designed by British Special Forces. What do you say? Will you help me help our Wounded Warriors?

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project…

To honor and empower Wounded Warriors. To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members. To help injured service members aid and assist each other. To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

Please make a donation of any size. If you’re up to the challenge, you can join our team, too!

WP Engine is an Awesome Hosting Company

I’ve been using WP Engine for years now for my own sites and for Affiliate Summit sites, because they simply do things right.

WP Engine is Awesome

So, I was delighted to get a box in the mail from them with a haul of really cool stuff, including t-shirts, coffee mugs, beer mugs, and stickers. My picture doesn’t do all of the stuff justice.

Anyhow, their specialty is fully-managed WordPress hosting, and it just so happens that every single site I work on these days is in WordPress.

In addition to being a customer, I’m also an affiliate of WP Engine (their affiliate program is on ShareASale). And I don’t love them, because I’m promoting them, but rather I promote them, because I love them.

Just yesterday I was adding a site to one of my WPE accounts, and I borked something. I couldn’t figure out how to fix it and submitted a help ticket.

Before I knew it, their support folks had fixed my mess. They just do things right, and that’s a great thing with a hosting company.