Thursday, May 19, 2011

Above and Beyond - TMobile


Last week I took a trip to NGS 2011 in Charleston, SC thinking I was to be meeting a few people and attending but finding out when I arrived that I would be presenting a class.

I had a Netbook - 10 inch - no projector - and I found out no internet.
I created a powerpoint presentation but had no way to show in any visible way. NGS hooked me up with a projector - thank you!

I really needed the internet in order to teach some basics about Commission Junction, WorldVitalRecords.com and Blogger but to do that I needed a wifi connection of some sort.

I drove over to the Local TMobile store and asked them for help since I had unsuccessfully tried to install PDANet to tether to my netbook. Tanya was there that day and started looking for answers. She not only painstakingly got PDANet to work but she also installed a program called easy tether and then to top it off she and Bret also from TMobile fixed various problems on my phone - downloaded and installed Android vs. 2.2 and after much trouble convinced my phone to install it. At that point Android 2.2 allowed me to simply turn on a wifi signal which I now use whenever I need a connection.

Needless to say most people would have given up after 10 or 15 minutes - these two took turns not just downloading and installing but researching a variety of problems as this is a new version and this upgrade had not been performed many times before in their store.

My class went well and many new affiliates have started blogs - created CJ accounts and started sending affiliate clicks.

Thank you Tanya Martinez and Bret Lucarelli for going beyond what was expected and really helping me out.

cougarmark



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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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