August 2008

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On August 16th, Jen Fluker from Market Leverage and I did a 20-mile (almost) training walk to get ready for the Seattle Breast Cancer 3-Day / 60-mile walk benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure.

Jen and I, along with 9 other Affiliate Marketers will meet up in Seattle on September 11th and spend the next 3 days walking, talking, having fun and stopping breast cancer. Our goal is to raise $40,000 and we’re nearly there.

Follow us along on our journey at www.AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amgb.

If you’d like to make a donation please visit www.missys60milewalk.com.

Last night, I took a trip downtown for the CoLab Orlando Open House. CoLab Orlando, which is due to open in October, will be a coworking venue for Otown’s technology and creative community.

The space is in the historic Angebilt building on Orange Avenue and from what I’ve seen, it couldn’t be more appropriate. There is coworking space available starting at $225 per month, to office suites starting at $625 per month. The pricing includes internet and use of a conference room in which to have meetings.

Etan Horowitz did a nice recap of the event and included all of the space options and pricing.

I’ve been working at home for nearly 6 years and to be quite honest, a co-working space would be perfect for me. It would get me out of the house a couple of days a week and give me an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.

Case-in-point: After the open-house I scooted downstairs to Finnhenry’s with Sterling and Elizabeth from NFIStudios.com and caught up with what’s going on with their company and their MemberFuse Social Networking Platform. Over a couple of drinks we caught up on what’s going on around town and chatted about Doterati and how we were looking forward to seeing it grow. This entire conversation would have never happened, if I were sitting back in my office at home.

I think the only drawback for me at CoLab is that it’s missing an “Administrative Services” offering. I really could use things like access to a printer, fax, someone to answer my phones, etc. But as I understand it, the folks at CoLab are willing to listen to what the community needs. Hopefully, they’ll hear me :-p

Here are some pictures of the space:

CoLab Orlando

So we’re coming down to the wire….

I wanted to take time out to thank my team for all of their fundraising efforts, for taking time out of their lives to train for and walk 60-miles, for forking up the costs of travel to Seattle and hotel nights and lastly, for dealing with my nutty ideas on how to raise enough money to hit our fundraising goal.

Angel Djambazov, Jen Fluker, Karen Garcia, Jen Goode, Debby Phillips, Laura Przybek, Adam Riemer, Lisa Riolo, Irene and Tiffany Spaulding — your generosity knows no bounds and you have my undying gratitude.

To the other walkers we’ve lost along the way, thank you for all of your efforts and we hope to have you join us next year.

I am grateful to our T-shirt sponsors for stepping up with their liberal donations. Here’s what Team Affiliate Marketers Worldwide will be sporting during our walk:

 

 

Pretty sharp, eh?

I would also like to thank each of the affiliate marketers that purchased an “I Gave Back Button”, made special donations, supplied us with prizes to give away, popped up AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com banners on their sites, blogged about the cause and sent notes of encouragement. I am humbled by the big-heartedness of this industry when it comes to rallying for a cause.

To date, our team has raised $36,163.00 (90% of our goal) for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. That number is just awe-inspiring to me and we still have a couple of weeks to go!

Over the last week, I’ve had a few people ask me what they can do to help, if anything. Right now, we’re pretty much set and simply concentrating on helping a few of the team members hit their ($2,200) minimum goal. So, if you’d like to make a donation, I ask that you select Angel, Karen or Adam, when doing so. Donations can be made online at www.60-milewalk.com and then clicking on the individual’s name.

If you’re in Seattle and would like to come cheer us on or meet up for dinner, the walk is September 12-14. Shoot me off an email 🙂

You can also check us out virtually at AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com, as I will be posting videos and pictures during the walk on this site or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amgb.

One more big round of applause for everyone that has supported us!

Wish us a blister-free 60!

-Missy



Here’s a picture of me and my son, Chase raising money during the Affiliate Summit 2008 Boston, Meet Market