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Affiliate marketing workshops offering online money-making, marketing strategies

Ray Edwards Keynoter at NAMS10, Keynoter NAMS11
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Businessman David Perdew, founder of NAMS: Niche Affiliate Marketing System, started his business as a training program for affiliate marketing. Today, David and his wife, Charlsa, have both an online affiliate marketing membership website and a successful live three-day workshop series which they host twice a year in Atlanta,GA.

David explained how he built his business to the substantial affiliate marketing training portal and membership site. He started small and kept adding training content. Today, at the site members have access to more than 900 hours of audio and video training content.

David also knows how to build organizations and an integrity-based community of like-minded instructors and entrepreneurs. The proof that his style is worthy of attention comes from the growing following he has gained for his live workshops where online business owners come to learn how to be more effective, efficient, successful , and to get more professional industry guidance and education via hands-on , experiential workshops.

The goal is for attendees to enjoy attending NAMS so much that they register to attend the next NAMS before they leave and,when they leave this workshop, they go home having improved some skills , made some new contacts or even joint venture partnerships with fellow NAMS attendees.

One of the Perdew's event success strategies includes asking for constant feedback from workshop attendees.David and Charlsa ask for feedback about the event, the sessions, the topics, the speakers, and the venue so they know how they're doing and can adjust if necessary. In fact, David hosts contests and awards prizes throughout the workshop for attendee participation and feedback.

The live three-day workshops also go by the initials NAMS but in their case, the NAMS stands for Novice to Advanced and the system David presents is designed for attendees to self-select where they want to participate.

Courses at the workshop are designated a level from 100 to 400, where 100 is the beginner level and 400 , the advanced programs. The attendees choose which sessions to participate in throughout the three days and they do so based on the level they feel matches their skills, their business needs, or even because they want to hear a specific instructor's lessons.

To be sure that attendees haven't missed a session they want to hear, David makes sure there's an audio series available for purchase from each event at an affordable price.

When about 500 members of the site attend the live workshops they are guided by a staff of instructors -about 60 instructors conduct these workshops and usually a half a dozen or more present the main keynote sessions over the three-day event.

The emphasis we heard from the Perdews was on people learning , networking, having a sense of community with fellow online marketers and online business owners. David wants attendees to feel at home and to benefit from attending each workshop. David believes that people should be able to learn at their own pace and be able to afford to get the education they need.

As an incentive to return to the next workshop, attendees were offered a super low workshop fee.When the attendees were polled at the NAMS10 event in August and very high percentage of the members had been regular attendees of these workshops. David is clear about the benefits of having repeat customers and building referrals.

The next workshop will be NAMS11 and it is scheduled for Feb 7-9, 2014. The line-up of Keynoters for this event was announced and celebrated with a Google+Hangout this week hosted by online marketing expert, Alex Mandossian.

During the Google+Hangout Alex welcomed David Perdew and 12 of the upcoming NAMS11 instructors and they each shared online marketing success tips. It was a four hour Google+Hangout which was designed to provide high-content to all those who participated.

Keynoters announced for NAMS11 include NY Times Best-Selling Author Joel Comm; world-class copywriting expert: Ray Edwards, Best-Selling Author/Speaker:Kathleen Gage; JV expert: Ken McArthur; and Jason Fladien with his $3million sales of Rapid Crush. Of course, all speakers are subject to change, but this is the latest line-up we've received.

David Perdew is dedicated to helping people be successful by having systems and step-by-step instructions to help guide them to their online business success. If you ask David what his title and job function includes he'll tell you he's CEO and Chief Architect of NAMS . David brings to this business his extensive experience in getting work done and in organizing large multi-million dollar projects.

Some might imagine that David and Charlsa's calm comes from the time they spend in their log cabin on 95 acres in Northern Alabama where they have four streams on their property, a 60ft. waterfall, two dogs, and a cat.

To understand some of the systems and tools David has for the business owners who join his membership site he'll tell you about his process for implementing Big Ideas. He's got six steps that he teaches his members which are designed to help them be profitable. This blueprint also helps his members to build the life they want.

David's business path to included his 15 years in the newspaper industry in positions from journalist to editor and publisher and as owner of a stock photo company which he sold to a British Company after he had 150 photographers on board and 300,000 images

What makes the Nams ( Novice to Advanced ) workshops so popular is that the 3-day format features hands-on problem-solving experiences for the participants and one-on-one instruction led by caring instructors who operate from a level of high integrity.

The NAMS workshop attendees can select their own schedule of workshop offerings which are scheduled in one of four levels.

At the NAMS10 event, David had a roster of more than 60 instructors. The instructors and topics covered areas of Internet security to How to Choose Affiliate Software and best practices on how to get paid using merchant accounts hosted by Power Pay.

Audience members were amazed at the opening session about Internet Security in which Michael Schultz and Regina Smola and Christine Cobb explained how quickly and easily sites can be hacked, passwords stolen, and how business owners have to take measures to protect their businesses.

Felicia Slattery hosted her sessions on how to make money speaking. She has years of experience in helping people to craft their speeches and also had great advice for those who needed to re-fresh topics or create new platforms.

Kristen White, an experienced television anchor and author shared tips for approaching the media and for being a good show guest. Connie Ragen Green hosted sessions on Affiliate Marketing best practices. Kristen Eckstein shared tips for book publishing including using platforms such as Kindle.

Paul Taubman taught sessions on using WordPress as a blogging platform, Lou Bartone's topic was "Easy Video Techniques." Tony Laidig demonstrated how to make book trailers using video and Karon Thackston took time to help attendees with landing pages and SEO.

Daniel Hall held sessions on "How to Get Things Done" and the best practice of doing at least one money-making activity daily. Daniel Hall, previously an Attorney and also a nurse, was great at teaching people how to close sales.

Jeff Herring taught sessions on content creation and article marketing and Keynoter, Ray Edwards, an industry leader in writing copy. He gave tips on creating copy that sells.

Nicole Dean focused on teaching participants how to create their free gifts. Preparing attendees to understand that business has legal issues was Attorney Chip Cooper. With NAMS10 live in Atlanta, the group benefited by keynote session hosted by local CEO of Business Oxygen, David Asarnow.

Dr. Ellen Britt demonstrated how she engages her clients using social media and Laura West used art and creativity to teach her groups. The attendees are at NAMS to leave with more skills than they came with to meet other business owners for networking and socializing and to know that they are not alone in their efforts and desires to be successful online. There are others who are working on their businesses and NAMS is truly a supportive community.

What makes these workshops popular is the simplicity and the structure. The NAMS( novice to advanced) workshop classes are divided into four levels.

Nams100 classes are for the beginners. The goal of these sessions is to help the participants( business owners) begin to make sales online.

Nams200 has workshops designed to help participants learn how to build e-mail lists, how to drive traffic to their websites, and how to continue building on the sales-making skills.

At the NAMS300 workshop program level the goal is to make more sales, to find systems that will allow the business owner to make more efficient us of his or her time and to add systems for effectiveness including systems that can automate various functions.

The NAMS400 workshops are for those business owners who want to learn more advanced skills such as creation of assets, learning business exit strategies, understanding how to have not only a sustainable business but also to plan for a valuable future.

David Perdew shared some of the latest statistics about the MyNams membership site with attendees at the NAMS10 event:"85% percent of the NAMS Membership is over 45 years of age . The Nams members are real business people who are making business decisions about the business models they will use in their businesses. "

David continued,"In fact, 65% of our NAMS members are women. There are hundreds of people here for this workshop to learn how to have successful online businesses. NAMS is for people who are serious about building a successful online business and who want to learn the best-practices. "

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