You may think that if you are an internet marketing newbie you will not get much benefit from attending live internet marketing events. In general, that may be the case. However, the Niche Affiliate Marketing Workshop (NAMS) is different. NAMS consists of 3 full days of instruction and it is held twice a year. The top five reasons that an internet marketing newbie should attend NAMS are:
- It is a workshop not a conference
- There are four distinct learning tracks
- The instructors are top notch internet marketing experts
- Not a sales pitch fest
- Unparalleled networking
NAMS is a workshop not a conference or seminar. How many times have you attended a live event where all you did was listen to a lot of presenters and took pages and pages of notes? At NAMS, each session starts with a presentation followed by a hands-on activity. This is an event where you need to bring your computer. You actually work on real tasks that will move your business forward.
NAMS contains 4 learning tracks: NAMS100, NAMS200, NAMS300 and NAMS 400. NAMS100 is for beginners. These sessions start at the very beginning. NAMS200 is for people who are making some money but not consistently. NAMS300 is for people who are consistently making money online. NAMS400 who are making a living from the income they earn online. You do not have to attend sessions all in one track. You can pick and choose depending on the topic. There are also joint sessions where the whole group is together.
The instructors are top notch internet marketing experts. These are people you have read about or listened to in teleseminars and webinars. They are very accessible and down to earth. They are willing to answer your questions and assist you in any way they can. They are truly interested in teaching you and are not up there trying to sell their latest product. Some of the instructors include Dr. Ellen Britt, Chris Cobb, Willie Crawford, Nicole Dean, Connie Ragen Green, Mark Hendricks, Jeff Herring, Bob Jenkins, Mike Stewart and Lynn Terry.
NAMS is truly a workshop and not a sales pitch fest. This is one of few conferences I have attended where people where not running to the back of the room after every speaker to be one of the first 10 to get the special bonus. It is truly an educational experience. It was so refreshing to leave the workshop without a suitcase full of products costing thousands of dollars.
Lastly, the networking that is experienced at NAMS is like none other. The instructors are very accessible during meals and after the sessions. It is very common to see one of the instructors eating a meal with the attendees. All of the attendees are very friendly and some even bring family members. You get a chance to meet people in your niche as well as a variety of other niches. There are people there that you may know more than they do. This gives you a chance to help others. You will meet people at your level that you can use to bounce off ideas. Of course, there will also be people at a level way above where you are. This gives you a chance to find mentors and personal coaches. The NAMS group is more like a family than a business group.
The next NAMS workshop takes place in Atlanta, Georgia on February 10 – February 12, 2012. You can get more information about the workshop by visiting NAMS Workshop.