Most of you hadn’t even heard of the NAMS conference until Andrea and I (Crystal) went this past August. We loved it so much, that we’re going again and this time the entire Savvy Blogging team is going. And so far, there’s about 50 of you savvy bloggers out there going with us. We’re so excited that so many of you are going with us, and want to help you make the most of this event.
Lately a lot of questions have been raised about NAMS. The NAMS schedule is up and is jam packed with some fabulous sessions! This post will provide a few tips to help you get ready for NAMS and know what to expect this February 10-12, 2012.
Dress is pretty casual, so wear what you are comfortable in. You’ll see some people dressed professionally, while others in jeans and tees.
You won’t need to leave extra room for swag, unless you plan on doing some shopping in Atlanta.
The conference this year is being held at the Marriott Century Center, in Atlanta, Georgia. The room rate is $99 a night. When you reserve your room, just mention that you are coming for the NAMS conference. This hotel is known for its great employees and customer service. I was extremely impressed with how nice and helpful everyone at this hotel was.
You can also request a rollaway bed for your room. This is a rare treat and comes in handy for bloggers rooming together!
There is a restaurant in the hotel called the Stackstone Grill and a Starbucks. Vouchers for the Stackstone Grill can be purchased on Restaurant.com. There is nothing else really within walking distance of the hotel. You will need a car or taxi to go somewhere else for food. A Kroger grocery store is within ten minutes driving distance.
Refrigerators are available in some rooms, so make sure you request a room with a refrigerator if you plan to bring along some snacks.
The sessions are grouped into four categories: 100, 200, 300, 400. 100 is set up for beginners. So if you are completely new to making money online, then this is the group of sessions that you will want to attend.
400 is for the people that really know what they are doing. They say that you should attend the 400 level if you are making a full-time income online. Levels 200 and 300 are progressively in between levels 100 and 400.
When I first went, I decided to try the 300 level and see how I faired. After a couple of classes I decided I would do better going to the 400 classes. But the key is to find what works for you so that you get the most out of this event. Don’t try to go to a harder class than you can manage.
You can also mix it up and attend other classes. There are several classes that I will be attending that aren’t within the 400 level. I want to learn from the teachers presenting and the topics are what I need. So, attend the class you want to learn from and you will get more out of it then sticking to a level.
The days are jam-packed with sessions. So if you’re thinking you can leave early on the last day and not miss anything, think again. If you really want to get the most out of this event, plan to stay for the entire weekend.
There is a pool area with a fire pit, and also a bar within the Stackstone Grill. Most people hang out around the fire pit in the evening. Atlanta is home to a lot of cool places to go hangout, so take some friends and enjoy a night on the town to wind down after a day of intense learning.
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill bloggers conference. This is a conference for affiliate marketers – people who make money online in multiple different ways. Since there are so many types of people at this event, be prepared to learn a lot of things you never knew about, or may not necessarily agree with. Keep an open mind and you will learn a lot of really awesome things during the NAMS conference.
Looking forward to seeing you there! Join the entire Savvy Blogging team as well as almost 50 savvy bloggers at NAMS this year. Get your ticket to NAMS for $147 with coupon code LASTCHANCE7.
*Affiliate links have been used in this post. Photos courtesy of rogercarr on Flickr.