Tuesday, May 17, 2011

NGS thoughts

While at NGS in Charleston SC last week I had the opportunity to teach a class on genealogy and affiliate marketing. I was hoping to show how to put up a blog but of course.....blogger was down. Luckily I had some screen shots.

Thanks to those who attended the class. For those that missed it let me know if you need any help putting up a blog or just some questions answered about affiliate marketing - how to create and put up links etc. I'd be happy to help.

Regarding the conference - it was great. I was able to spend some time with Leland Meitzler of Genealogyblog.com as well as Liz from Clooz, Dick Eastman from eogn.com as well as many other fabulous people.

After missing a couple years of genealogy conferences instead attending Affiliate Summit, CJU and other affiliate meet ups I can tell you there certainly is a difference in these two types of conferences. Each of them is great for particular reasons.

In the genealogy world of conferences expect to run into some very friendly people with walkers, canes, cameras and a lot of knowledge regarding particular genealogy niches.

In the world of affiliate marketing conferences expect to spend some time in the glitzy Vegas life with skaters, 12 year old millionaires and events costing millions.

Combine the two and what do you get - a Thomas MacEntee, Paul Allen, or Dick Eastman.
Or of course you may end up with this.....which was just spectacular - go Ellie

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