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Let’s be frank. If you’re not including affiliate links in your content, then you are leaving money on the table. As influencers, our central goal is to create a passive income stream through our blogging business that continues to earn revenue, even when we take a week off for a family vacation. This can be achieved in many ways, by selling products or services, membership programs, subscription plans, or via an affiliate marketing strategy, to name a few.

It’s likely that you’ve heard all this before, and may have even spoken it about your own business. So, why aren’t you actively and intentionally working affiliate links into your content?

We learn affiliate marketing techniques from a number of different resources, fellow bloggers, conferences like Type-A Parent, and various webinars and courses across the internet. But, if you’re really interested in seriously implementing an affiliate marketing strategy, the place to go and learn is Affiliate Summit.

Here are 5 reasons you should commit to attending Affiliate Summit West this coming January and how it will help you grow your business.

1. Learn Best Affiliate Marketing Practices from the Pros

You’ve met them, you know them, and you love them. Familiar affiliate marketing pros (and friends) like Christen Evans of Bourbon & Sparkle and Anne Parris of Not a Supermom both started their affiliate marketing journeys at Affiliate Summit. Now it is common to see them speaking on stage, teaching you everything they know. Attending your first Affiliate Summit is making a commitment to learn everything you need to know to grow your business from the professionals who have paved the way using successful strategies.

2. Network with Fellow Affiliates and Potential Brand Partners

Networking with the right people is a powerful habit to implement into your business. The meet market, sessions, rev-share roundup, and events available at Affiliate Summit are an invaluable way to connect with your peers and develop new relationships with affiliate networks and brand partners.

3. Meet and Connect with Affiliate Managers & OPMs

One of the most important steps to growing your affiliate marketing revenue is making connections and building relationships with the right people. Get to know the OPMs and Affiliate Managers of your brand partners. They are a valuable resource when negotiating commissions, requesting unique coupon codes, or receiving extra support when running your campaign ideas.

4. Experience Product First Hand

Not only do OPMs and Affiliate Managers want to meet you, they also want to get product into your hands! Come be pampered and test out product your community will love by your favorite merchants and brands. Visit them in the meet market or learn about special events that are being hosted throughout the conference.

5. Advertisers & Brands Want to Connect with YOU

Influencers are in high demand. So much so that there are several opportunities to receive free or highly discounted passes to attend Affiliate Summit.  Take a look at a few options we’ve seen:

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