We just launched what I think is a neat way of allowing people to attend Web Directions for free, or substantially less than the ticket price.
Taking a cue from Amazon, we’ve set up an affiliates program for those wanting to attend. The basic gist: Get an affiliate code from us. If you get just four other people to sign up with your code, maybe through your blog or by signing up all your friends, you’re coming for free baby.
Of, if you prefer, say you and four friends/coworkers want to come en masse; ask us for a code, and when you apply that code to your order one of those seats is free. You end up each saving about 20% off the listed price. What if you’ve already registered? Get a code anyway, refer four people, and you’ve got a refund coming your way.
The catch? No catch. Just good old-fashioned free conference seats, to see some of the best speakers working on the web today. Going to play along at home? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear what you think about this idea.