January 2012

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Shawn Collins and I will be sponsoring up to 8 merchants at Affiliate Summit East 2012, providing them with free tradeshow space in the Exhibit Hall or Meet Market, as part of our new “Pay it Forward Merchant Endowment” Program.

The goal of the endowment is to make the tradeshow networking experience of Affiliate Summit available to merchants who might not otherwise be able to exhibit.

Each recipient of the Pay it Forward Merchant Endowment be awarded their choice of one (1) 8×10 booth package (non corner), valued at $6,825 or a Meet Market with Platinum Pass package, valued at $5,295. For more information on these packages please visit: http://www.affiliatesummit.com/12e-exhibitors/.

Endowments are limited to U.S. based Merchants with active affiliate programs. Applicants will be considered based on current participation in; and future contribution to the affiliate marketing industry.

All applicants must answer ONE of these questions in essay form in 300 words or less:

1. What is a problem in affiliate marketing and how do you propose it be fixed?

2. What are the top two unique value propositions for affiliates in your affiliate program?

All applications will be reviewed by the Affiliate Summit Advisory Board and winners of the scholarships will be notified by Friday, March 9, 2012.

To be considered for a Pay It Forward Scholarship, please complete the online application. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

Good luck!

The next Orlando Affiliate Summit Meetup Group has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 31st at 6:00pm at Mucho Tequila & Tacos

Agenda:

6:00pm-6:30pm: Announcements and Housekeeping
6:30pm-7:30pm: Session:
7:30pm-9:00pm: Q&A and Open Networking

Milan Jara of DecorativeCeilingTiles.net

Session details: Milan will share his inspirational story of how he went from installer to online marketer. What tools helped him along the way, how outsourcing increased his revenue and some nice pictures of where he works around the world from his laptop.

If you would like to present on a topic in the future, please contact Missy at orlando@affiliatesummit.com.

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RSVP on Facebook or RSVP on Meetup.com

And don’t forget to join the Affiliate Summit Orlando Meetup Group and follow us twitter.com/otownaffiliates at  to stay on top of our local events.

Jeremy Schoemaker delivered a keynote address at Affiliate Summit West 2012 on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.

He was informative and entertaining at the same time.

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More about Jeremy Schoemaker:

Jeremy’s skills have led him on a wild ride swinging from unemployment to an 8 figure income in only a few years.

Jeremy “Shoemoney” Schoemaker is one of the most successful internet marketers of our time. He has proven his skills online in the PPC community, time and again in affiliate marketing, and is legendary for his $133,000 Google AdSense check.

In 2007 Jeremy launched the AuctionAds advertising network and added more than 25,000 affiliates in a mere 4 months of operation who generated millions a month in revenue. Whether its his blog or any of his companies

ShoeMoney has proven that he has the dedication, drive, and at times the audacity to get the job done.

More details on Affiliate Summit at http://www.affiliatesummit.com/.

Video: Jeremy Schoemaker Keynote at Affiliate Summit West 2012