Buying & Selling Websites Affiliate Summit Session

Matt Mckiewicz, founder of, presented a great session at Affiliate Summit titled, Buying & Selling Established Websites for Profit.

Matt Mckiewicz speaking about Buying & Selling Established Websites for Profit

If you read my review of Wil Reynolds’ Keynote, you may remember he talked about the power of one: the one person or one session that made all of the time and money you put into getting to Affiliate Summit worth it. For me, this may be that session. I even toyed with the idea of not doing a write-up, as I found this information to be that valuable, but I’ll share it with you.



Merchant Basics Affiliate Summit Session

Deb Carney (aka Loxly) and Jeff Grill presented at Affiliate Summit in a session titled, Merchant Basics. So why did I, an affiliate, attend a session aimed at merchants? A few reasons:

  1. Deb and I have done podcasts together, educating merchants on how to run a successful affiliate program. She, from the merchant / OPM side and I as an affiliate. It’s good to make sure you and your partner are on the same page (more on this later).
  2. I was representing the press (as a blogger) and didn’t want to just cover affiliate sessions.



The Future of Coupons in Affiliate Marketing

Wrapping up the Sunday sessions I attended at Affiliate Summit East was The Future of Coupons in Affiliate Marketing with Connie Arnold of Flamingo World, Carolyn Kmet of Groupon, Carrie Rocha (Pocket Your Dollars) and Kim Rowley (Key Internet Marketing). The session was moderated by Trisha Lyn Fawver of For Me to Coupon & host of Affiliate Marketing Fanatics.

The Future of Coupons in Affiliate Marketing

The Future of Coupons in Affiliate Marketing



SEO Clinic – Affiliate Summit East 2011 Session

Affiliate SummitThe SEO Clinic at Affiliate Summit East, lead by Rae Hoffman-Dolan with Kenny Hyder, Michael Gray and Jim Boykins, was the next session I attended on Sunday. It seems like there were a lot of SEO sessions at Affilaite Summit (SEO Clinic, SEO – Ask the Pros, SEO for Large Sites), but this is one I wouldn’t miss.

The sites reviewed were Big City Vegan, Penny Auction Watch,, , and




Eric Thomas To Keynote Affiliate Summit West

Eric Thomas, The Hip Hop Preacher, has been scheduled to Keynote at Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas in January, 2012.

I first recommended Eric to Shawn back in March, but Affiliate Summit already had the keynote speakers lined up for this summer’s show. Then Jon Spoelstra had to cancel, leaving an opening keynote to be filled. I hoped ET and Affiliate Summit could work out a deal for Eric to fill in, but it didn’t work out in time for #ASE11. However, they did reach a deal to have ET Keynote at #ASW12!