Back in the early 2000 s, there was not a lot of data on affiliate marketing, and I wanted to know more about what was going on. So I decided to make my report of statistics on the industry and cross-file AffStat.com on October 29, 2002.
It was during this cruise conference that Missy Ward and I presented together in a seminar for the first time.
It was also the time the two of us became disenfranchised with Affiliate Force and the duty we were doing to build it up. So we became plans to launch our own meet, which could have readily faded away as absurdity we gushed off about at one of the cruise tables.
But we got on the phone a couple of weeks later and AffiliateSummit.com was registered on May 19, 2003.
Less than six months later we had our first occurrence, and there was never another Affiliate Force.
Over the years AffStat was folded into Affiliate Summit.
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