Makers Gonna Make

Vote for the Podcasting 101 Panel for Affiliate Summit East 2010

Posted on May 5, 2010 in Affiliate Marketing, Conferences & Networking |

Affiliate Summit is making a lot of changes to this years’ eastern version of the conference.  In addition to changing the Mentor Program to the Newcomer Program and offering an Affiliate Scholarship Program, they are now allowing the public to vote for Affiliate Summit East 2010 Sessions.  In the past, panel selection has been a closed process, with the members of the Affiliate Summit Advisory Board discussing and voting on which panels they want to see on the agenda.  For this year’s Eastern show, they have decided to open up the process to help narrow down the choices before the advisory board makes their ultimate decisions.  Anyone who registers with Slinkset will have the chance to vote for as many of the panels as they want by clicking on the arrow to the left of the panel descriptions.  Voting is open until May 14, 2010.

There are a lot of great potential panels, and later this week I’ll tell you all about which ones I voted for and why.  In the meantime, you have the opportunity to vote for the panel I hope to be a part of, Podcasting 101!  There have been live podcast related panels in the past, however they seem to have been less structured and more about current events than the business of affiliate podcasting.  We want to give attendees a chance to get a really basic primer on starting a podcast.

What’s Podcasting 101 Going to Cover?

Podcasting 101 will be a panel for beginners talking about how to begin a podcast and monetize.  In this era of self-publishing, anyone – including you – can produce a podcast (and make money doing it!) Come learn the basics of producing, monetizing, hosting and promoting your very own podcast.  It’s much easier and cheaper than some people think, so we’re going to go over the various tools available for recording, mixing, and promoting a podcast.  We’ll also touch on some of the more basic ways to monetize the podcast beyond text affiliate links in your show notes.

Who’s On The Panel?

Should we be selected, the panel will consist of myself, Daniel M. Clark and Tricia Meyer.  Daniel is a co-host for the Geek Dads Weekly podcast, a podcast for parents raising kids in a digital age, along side Joe Magennis and Drew Bennett.  Daniel will be able to talk about the production aspects of a podcast using a Mac, as well as monetizing the podcast.  Tricia is the owner of MeyerTech, which runs the popular rewards site Sunshine Rewards.  Along with Cindy Ballard and Angie Meeks, Tricia co-hosts the She Shops Around podcast, featuring seasonal merchants in the affiliate space.  In case you’ve already forgotten (for shame!) I co-host Affiliate Marketing Fanatics with Mike Buechele.  All of these podcasts, and more, are available at

Sound Like a Winner?

Does this sound like a session you’d want to go to?  Great!  If so, please take a moment to register and vote for the Podcasting 101 panel!  Remember that Affiliate Summit East 2010 is taking place August 15 – 17, 2010 in New York City at the New York Hilton.  The early bird registration has already passed, but you still have time to register before they sell out!