I’m really proud about the work I do to help others to advance their digital businesses.
It’s my way of giving back to the community around me.
It gives me a sense of self pride and re-enforced purpose.
Each year I co-ordinate an Affiliate Academy called AffiliateFEST
The aim is to bring the best digital experts in the i-Gaming industry in a room to share their expertise with a select group of affiliates looking to expand their business. It’s an opportunity for affiliates to take a day out of working IN their business and focus on working ON it. (so important)
Because it’s a closed event run by invite only (we hand select delegates and speakers to ensure they are matched for maximum content benefit during the day), people can share in depth details about how to get ahead in all channels of digital marketing which is not always possible at the larger industry events where there are 1000’s of people in attendance.
I’ve found this event incredibly rewarding even though it’s a lot of hard work to create. I’m incredibly grateful to the people that help me bring this vision to life in the form of our annual sponsors, who are as dedicated to the development of the affiliate channel as I am.
Last week we got a nice plug for our effort in the Intergamingi Magazine – which I wanted to share.
I was also a bit touched by the comments that our headline speaker, Andrew Edwards shared when I asked him to come back this year and share his personal success story and how his business changed significantly after attending our first AffiliateFEST academy in 2015.
“When I got the phone call from Lee-Ann to come back as the main speaker I was overwhelmed. The skills I learnt and the realisation that I wasn’t the only one going through the problems I was facing in my business at that time, helped relieve some of the stress. Attending AffiliateFEST last year has really changed my outlook to my business and life overall. This might sound like a sales pitch, but I can’t thank Lee-Ann, her team and the speakers on the day enough. Last year’s event was the kick up the butt I needed. Over the course of the last year I have taken what I learnt on the day and researched even further into not only developing my business but myself as a person and boss.”
Some of this may not be totally significant to you – but it’s nice to share your passions every now and then and to take pride in what you do. It’s also good to reflect against the hustle and bustle of the daily grind and realise that what you do each day really does have an impact on others – even when you think it doesn’t!