The Internet Investment Summit is a three-day live event for anyone interested in buying, selling or flipping websites. If you are an investor in sites, you need to be at this event.
If you’ve been waiting for a place to meet serious entrepreneurs and investors who are involved in buying, selling, flipping and investing in websites, this event is it.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network, gain more knowledge and grow your business.
The top three reasons to attend the Internet Investment Summit for anyone serious about investing in, buying, selling or flipping websites are…
Networking at the Internet Investment Summit
Reason #1: Networking – I can’t say enough about how important networking is for any business, but especially for all of us buying and selling websites. I’ve attended or was a speaker at roughly six seminars or live events per year for the last 15 years. Am I a social magnet that loves to meet new people and is totally comfortable in a group of strangers? Hardly!! If you asked anyone that knows me really well, they’ll tell you, “David is one of the shyest people you’ll meet”. In fact, I’ve been at parties where I knew no one and had an anxiety attack.
Which is all the more reason I force myself to attend events every year. I need to get out of my comfort zone and expand the network of people I know. I’ve learned my network is equal to my net worth. The larger my network grows, the larger my net worth grows.
If you are looking to buy more websites, sell a few websites or invest in websites, you need to have a network to tap into. The more people you know, the more opportunities you’ll get to buy, sell or invest.
Chris Yates (my business partner in buying and selling websites) and I recently met a couple guys who flip websites. These guys sell a ton of great sites that may fit our sweet spot for the sites we like to invest in. However, they have so much inventory and so many types of sites, not all of them will fit our criteria of what we want to buy. If you were in our network of people we know who buy sites, you’d likely be sent the deals that don’t match our criteria.
If you were in our network and you sold sites, we’d likely be a good source for promoting your sites as well. I think you get the point. The event is just one source for us and we continue to meet new people every day because we are in this business writing blogs, selling information products and putting on seminars like the Internet Investment Summit. Opportunities such as these offer tremendous opportunity to expand your network and net worth for that matter.
Why 90% of Seminar Attendees Don’t Get Anything From Events
Reason #2: Experience/Knowledge – Ben Franklin once observed, “So the more we know, the more we feel that we don’t know.”
When I attend events I find myself surrounded by a diverse group of people and varying degrees of experience in the topic of the event. There are four classifications I’ll observe that people are in:
- Those who know what they know
- Those who know what they don’t know
- Those who don’t know what they know
- Those who don’t know what they don’t know
Confused? Don’t be. As Ben Franklin said, the more we know the more we start to realize there are so many more things we really don’t know. If you are someone who has been buying and selling websites for a long time you likely feel you know a lot about this business. However, you may be in a place where there are some things you don’t know you know or you know you don’t know and want to learn. If you are new at the business but have done some research or bought a course on buying and selling websites, you may think you have a good handle on the industry.
Let me assure you, there is no one person that knows everything about buying, selling and investing in websites. Chris, nor I, claim to know everything in this business. Although we are the featured speakers at our event – Internet Investment Summit, we also invited three other very talented and well-informed entrepreneurs to speak. We know they have knowledge we don’t. We know they have experiences we don’t. Just like you have knowledge and experiences we may not and vice versa. Chris and I learn just as much as those who attend our events, every time we do one. We never stop learning.
We love to learn from other people’s experiences and what’s worked or not worked for them and we love to share our experiences as well.
The difference I believe between Chris and I and 90% of those who attend events is one thing. Yep, I’m saying it. I think we have an advantage over 90% of the seminar attendee audiences.
We are more successful than 90% of the attendees as well, because of this one thing. What is it? Well, first let me share this: the 90% who don’t do this one thing have an advantage over millions of others who never show up to the event in the first place. So they are more likely to succeed in the future over those who don’t attend, but they need to do this one thing in order to have that advantage.
The one thing is a formula. The formula many of us were taught is that knowledge = power. Well, let me set us all straight. Knowledge does NOT equal power. It’s APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE that EQUALS POWER.
Chris and I along with the other 10% of attendees will take the lessons we learn from events and apply them in our business when we return from the event. It’s easier to follow a system in order to apply lessons quickly and successfully.
I use a 3 Page – Top 5 System. When you attend an event you can get overwhelmed with data, strategies, techniques and great ideas. It can be like drinking water from a fire hose. If you’re not careful you can get blown away and never want to drink again.
When I first started attending events I took copious notes and had binders of data of when I came home. However, because there was so much to go through when I got back to my office, I set the binders on my bookshelf and said I’d get to them later. Six months later I’d look at the binder only to find that I couldn’t remember what the notes meant. In some cases it was years before I’d open the binders, if at all. This is what 90% of seminar attendees do.
So I changed my system for attending events and created the 3 Page – Top 5 System. I took a small black notebook with me to the event. At the first session I sat down and wrote at the top of three pages the name of the event and the dates. On the third page I wrote the numbers 1 to 5 with three lines between each, and left the first two pages blank.
Then as the seminar took place I’d write down great ideas I could implement in the next 90 days. With only two pages for the entire event, I am very selective on what I write down. Then at the end of the event before I leave, I write on the third page the top five actionable things I can do in the next 90 days. I’ll attach a date to complete the activity and whom I will assign it to.
By doing that one thing, I’ve made… (seriously, I know this is thrown around by people a lot, so I want to make sure you know I’m being totally honest with this) …I’ve made millions from the ideas gathered at the events I’ve attended over the years just by using this one system and doing something 90% of attendees don’t do – Apply the Knowledge.
Industry Experts Provide Insight for the Future at Internet Investment Summit
Reason #3: Future Insight. One really important lesson I look for in every event is a topic about what’s next. What is the next big movement, or next big tech idea or next big whatever? Not all industry experts get it right, but it sure is nice to be in front of it if it happens.
Here’s an example. I attended BlogWorld late last year. One of the speakers was Guy Kawasaki. He wrote one of my favorite business books of all time “The Art of the Start”. The man is brilliant, in my opinion. So I went to his session and he spent the whole time talking about Google Plus and how amazing it is and how it’s the future of social media. I heard some people around me arguing whether they believed his prediction or not.
However, I was writing down my actionable items to take home and do over the next 90 days. When I came home the first thing I did was follow Guy on Google Plus. Then I started researching and learning more and more about it. I still haven’t implemented everything I’ve learned yet, but I will be in the next few months.
After the research and using Google Plus I know Guy was right. It will be the next big social media platform that has the ability to over take Facebook. Do you agree or disagree? Let me know in the comments.
So what’s next for buying and selling websites? Who is the next big reseller of sites? Will Flippa.com continue to grow at the levels they have? Will websites get a valuation system? What will multiples be for sites next year?
All of these questions and more will be discussed at the Internet Investment Summit. If you want to network, learn from experiences of others in the industry and hear from experts about what’s next, then you need to attend.
Sign–up for the event before April 10th and get invited to our Investor Reception Friday night and get a discounted registration price. By signing up early you’ll guarantee your spot at the event and lock in the super bonuses.
We look forward to seeing you there and if you have any questions about the event, feel free to write them in the comments section below.