Come Spend a Weekend on The Beach with Me


In less than two weeks time, I will be heading to ThinkTank in San Diego. This is a diamond mind networking event put on by Dr. David Klein (DK) and is attended by the who’s who of Internet marketing. ThinkTank is NOT a conference. Everyone knows that the real value of going to a major trade show is for the networking you do at the after parties. Well, think of ThinkTank as a three day long after party. It’s held on the beach of Del Mar. There’s food, entertainment and open bar. It’s an event where the really successful Internet people learn and share ideas with each other.

Everyone attending ThinkTank must sign an NDA (non disclosure agreement) agreeing not to reveal anything discussed during the three days. The only blog posts you’ll be seeing from me about it will be from the drinking and partying.

Everyone Attending ThinkTank Pays To Attend

ThinkTank is invite only and cost $3,000. For most, the price will seem simply too high. However, the successful person who knows the value of spending three days networking with the likes of Shoemoney, Neil Patel, Jonathan Volk, Andy Liu, Amish Shah, Zac Johnson and others like them will find this the value of the century. I know that I will make at least a 10 time return on investment by attending.

Normally, the people on the attendee list can get into any event for free because of who they are (some are even paid to be there). This says a lot about the value of ThinkTank when a guy like Amish Shah, who made $6 million in a week with his last product launch, pays to attend ThinkTank.

ThinkTank is limited to just 50 people. DK keeps the numbers low so all attendees will have time to network with everyone. Here’s the bad news. There are only ten invites available for new attendees and DK has allocated only four invites for John Chow dot Com readers.

If you can see the value of spending of three days with me and the biggest names in Internet Marketing and being able to ask us anything you want, with great food, and drinks on the beach, then I highly recommend you go and apply for an invite right now because it will be gone if you wait. I look forward to seeing you at ThinkTank!

DK and Jenny


158 thoughts on “Come Spend a Weekend on The Beach with Me”

  1. When I read the heading I though John is inviting us on his new home … lolzz

      1. PPC Ian says:

        That would have been really cool! Question for all the commentators out there: is it just me or is it getting a lot more competitive to get on JC’s top commentators list?

        1. Harshad says:

          Even I thought the same when I read the title…I was half asleep.

        2. d3so says:

          I’ve been within the top 3 for a few months now. It seems to be more competitive when you’re at them bottom. I see names I don’t recognize at all.

          1. PPC Ian says:

            I agree with you d3s0, it seems more competitive at the bottom of the list!

          2. Dan Lew says:

            Ok now the race is on, lol 🙂

          3. Jeff Caceres says:

            Whoa! Seems we’re on the “Amazing Race” here. I’m in to wear my running shoes. 🙂

          4. Harshad says:

            Never thought of that. Count me in now 🙂

          5. No need to wear shoes … that will be uncomfortable.

            Just relax, read and give your view.

          6. Sahil Kotak says:

            hehe, just getting my horse ready. 😀

          7. Whoa … you are still thinking that in this speed world you will win with Horse.

          8. Sahil Kotak says:

            Uhmm…correct. I would get my tortoise ready. 😛

            ‘Fast & Steady Wins The Race’ 😀

          9. Do you still believe that story …

            That was nice to tell kids … but you have grown up.

          10. It’s true.. well by seeing your name on the top commentators you will be able to know how much you has involve in John’s blog. You just don’t know where you are when you are at the bottom. But this is what John want to happen in his blog.

            Let people spam with relevant comment and that will make the blog livelier.

          11. It’s competitive on both sides of the list but the top is more competitive because people are more tenacious there.

          12. d3so says:

            We’ve been @ the top 3 with ZK for quite some time. The bottom constantly changes.

          13. Having been unwell for a few days I have slipped off the bottom of the list but I can’t help feeling that it is a pity that there is no quality algorithm built in somewhere because some comments seem to be designed just to keep a certain commentator in the list. That is to say, that they are often short, mean little and are contrived.

            Now this is a real comment 😉

          14. There are a few people now who furiously comment trying to get to the top.

            I’ve seen that before. Let’s see how long they last.

        3. Peter J says:

          Lol, yep it is 😀

        4. I was thinking that too. I’m thinking…yes! Anyone else agree?

      2. Sahil Kotak says:

        Lolzzz….why would john do that? 😀

        1. Very enticing invitation but the price is a bit steep. No doubt it’s still worth it.

          I’m already booked for this year though.

          1. d3so says:

            Yeah, this event is close enough for me to attend but I lack the funds to do so 🙁
            I wish I had a sponsor.

          2. Can’t join either.. Will be working by the 1st Oct.. Fulfilling my dream work. ^^ and also lack of budget.. So now I rather enjoying my last month of holiday..

          3. Perhaps you could go there just for the beach party part.

          4. d3so says:

            I don’t think so, though I doubt anyone would say anything. I’d look like a total freeloader lol.

          5. I think you should go and see what is happening.

            According to that you can plan for your next year.

    1. d3so says:

      Yeah, I saw this title in his tweet and thought the same exact thing.

      1. Sahil Kotak says:

        Thought the same, lol. I think John purposely created such title.

        1. If he did it intentionally than he is very sharp marketer and knows the nerve of his readers very well.

    2. That was my first thought also! SY

    3. I was thinking the same thing. I wonder when John will invite people to his house.. ^^

      1. Sahil Kotak says:

        First let him settle down. 😉 ^^

        1. I don’t know about him wanting to send an open invitation to the whole world.

          If it comes it will be likely to specific people.

          1. d3so says:

            Anyone who’d be willing to make the trip at their own cost is worth spending some time with.

          2. Yep, sending out an open invitation via a high traffic blog like this might be a bit risque to say the least. There was this guy some years ago that issued an open invitation via Facebook, literally thousands came … SY

          3. Heck with the beach party, I’d like to spend a few days fishing with one of those boats by his new house!

          4. Its not about his house party … its about thinktank … when big celebrity of internet world will come together and spend few days together.

          5. Sahil Kotak says:

            Yah, he don’t want his house to be crowded with mad people around the world. 😀

          6. Only people around him will go there and join him.

            No one is going to fly from too distant place for him.

  2. Not gonna make it this year, John. Maybe next year.

    1. I think it’s smart that the number of people is limited. Too many people and the individual impact is diluted.

      1. Sahil Kotak says:

        Yes, you are right.

      2. Yes, and creates a nice sense of urgency for people to attend this ‘ultimate, limited event’, SY

        1. Yeah. Maybe by the time the post just publish, someone might have approach John for it. 4place, its kind of limited. Well it would be fun if John could make one like that and it is better if it is a world tour.

      3. Jeff Caceres says:

        They have a good decision to make it exclusive only for the limited number of slots. But I know when there is unlimited, the party would be much more exciting…but I think that would be the best for them.

        1. Well the name was party but in reality they was really working hard to get the next top secret in marketing.

          1. This one is certainly for limited numbers and those limited people are quite good on internet marketing.

            So if you able to manage to get in than you will come out with huge ideas and great relationship.

      4. d3so says:

        Keeping it limited will give a chance for everyone to get to know each other and will make it easier to speak to the experts.

        1. I’m actually surprised it’s only 3K. Usually for something like that and it being limited is a lot higher.

          1. I’m sure that if you insist they’ll take more than three thousand.

          2. Three thousands are more than enough for this kind of event ..

            But certainly they want to cover their cost as well.

  3. Zac Johnson says:

    ThinkTank is going to be awesome! See you there.

    1. Sahil Kotak says:

      I wonder why you don’t enter URL in your URL field? 😉

      1. Maybe he forgot. There is a link to his blog in the footer here under friends.

        1. Sahil Kotak says:

          Yes, I know. 😀 😉

    2. Won’t be able to attend Zac. Good luck with the meeting.

      1. @ Sahil

        May be he do not need to add his URL and his logo is enough to tell everything.

  4. Hopefully I can make it out next year 🙂

    1. Jeff Caceres says:

      Same with me too. My goal is to be with the big guys of affiliate marketing and hopefully next year I’ll be on the event. 🙂

      1. Best of luck for your next time.

  5. PPC Ian says:

    The cartoon/logo at the top of this post is awesome!

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Question for John: who created that logo/cartoon? I want to get some work done like that and looking for someone really skilled.

      1. John Chow says:

        You’ll have to ask DK about that. I don’t know.

        1. PPC Ian says:

          Thanks John! I will ask DK!

      2. Sahil Kotak says:

        One question arose to me as well, why there isn’t John there? Or I missed him? 😛

        1. Jeff Caceres says:

          Same here with me. I don’t see him in the cartoon sketch. They should include him there too.

          1. Sahil Kotak says:

            Maybe because John would be having party in sea, when Shoe and other fellows where on the beach. 😀 😉

          2. There is only so much room on the cartoon. Sometimes what isn’t shown can create more interest and curiosity than when it shows.

            It obviously worked in this case.

          3. PPC Ian says:

            That is a good point. Maybe if there are more graphics for the event, John will be on e next one. It’s cool to see Shoe and Zac on the cartoon.

          4. May be John do not look great on Cartoon characters … 😉

      3. d3so says:

        Yeah, the cartoon is sick! I suppose we can expect shoemoney to rock the house.

        1. Why is the cartoon sick? We can’t expect Shoemoney to do anything if we aren’t there.

          1. d3so says:

            I meant sick as in awesome. Slang, lol.
            Like, bad = cool.

            Us kids these days 😛

          2. Yes, somebody should put up an inter generation online translator to facilitate us older folk to understand you kids 😉 SY

          3. @ D3So

            You should adopt that language which are universal in blog world.

            Just my little advice to my little friend 🙂

    2. Jeff Caceres says:

      Hahaha! I wish I would have a cartoon character of my own. But I don’t know why John is not included in the cartoon logo? I think he should have one. 🙂

      1. d3so says:

        I’m thinking about getting a cartoon character too but I’m thinking that’d it’d be to cheesy. 😛

        1. It may be a good idea for you to get a cartoon character and test it out to see if it catches on. You never know.

          1. Yes you can easily use for your twitter and avatar.

            Like many people do …


  6. PPC Ian says:

    Looks like a really amazing event! Not going to be able to attend this time, but can’t wait to read all about it on John Chow!

    1. Sahil Kotak says:

      John won’t mention the insider secret. 🙁

      1. PPC Ian says:

        That’s true, but hopefully we’ll at least get a flavor of the event. 🙂

        1. He wrote that he will write only about the partying aspect of it because everybody attending has to sign an NDA, SY

          1. That’s def smart for the event organizers. You keep the content of the conference between the people who attended.

          2. It is not a conference, it is a mega networking event and that requires a certain amount, a high amount, of confidentiality between participants, SY

          3. PPC Ian says:

            I agree that it’s a good policy in general. You want to encourage people to attend. I’m looking forward to hearing the tidbits John may share about the event and partying.

          4. That will probably be a good post to read too! Take some video of the late night madness!

        2. Sahil Kotak says:

          Yeah, he will tell about how he enjoyed the beach. 😛

          1. Jeff Caceres says:

            I missed swimming in the beach. It’s been a long time that I haven’t swim but I have fear of getting sunburned. Hehehe.

          2. Sahil Kotak says:

            hehe, you need a sunscreen lotion. 😛

          3. Jeff Caceres says:

            Yeah I know. I used sunscreen but still I got sunburn. Same thing with my younger siblings. Maybe our sunscreen is not effective as it is. Anyway, it was a long time ago.

          4. Or simply go early in the morning or late in the afternoon for a swim, when the sun is lower and not so strong, SY

          5. I grew up at the beach, but never really felt 100% calm swimming in the ocean because you can’t see anything underneath you…

          6. You can see what is under you if you use a snorkel. Some people don’t mind opening their eyes without any protection.

          7. Just use a pair of swimming Googles! SY

          8. Lol, I feel the same way. Down here in Florida, New Symrna Beach is the shark attack capitol of the world. You always feel a little uncomfortable swimming in the ocean.

          9. That’s horrible.

            You should visit few great beaches of India … Like Kerala and Goa.

          10. Sahil Kotak says:

            It’s always better to go into a swimming pool. 😉

  7. Harshad says:

    I want to see the video of which you have put the screenshot…. don’t ask why… 😉

    1. Sahil Kotak says:

      Lol, just click on that screenshot. 😉

  8. Looks like an awesome place for a good holiday

    1. Jeff Caceres says:

      Absolutely! The beach is an awesome place to spend your holiday and summer vacation. The last beach that me and my family have spent our vacation is Boracay Island. Full of entertainment, even it’s late night….and white sand too.

      1. Sahil Kotak says:

        I just love Beach, but it needs to be clean enough. 😉

        1. Its San Diego and I am sure beach will be superb.

          Plus they wants to make this event more hit.

  9. Dan Lew says:

    I would love to go to this, but unfortunately I am a bit far a way, (hopefully next year though, if my dreams and goals pull through) I can see the benefit now John why you moved to US!

    Seems like there is much more action with affiliate marketing and events there then anywhere else! Good decision, just keep focused and don’t let the parties distract you, particularly the playboy mansion parties 🙂 Oh man now I am really jealous!

    1. Jeff Caceres says:

      I’m with you man! I’m your teammate. Next year I hope both of us will go there in no time.

      Cheers and good luck!

    2. Not just too far away, but 3G’s to come up with for a conference is a bit much, I’d rather reinvest that back into my site at this stage…

      1. At an event like that, you will get WAY more than your 3K worth just in information. Plus, don’t forget he said it was open bar 🙂

        1. Sahil Kotak says:

          Hehe, yes the information with those guru’s would be way more then 3K.

  10. that is great idea John
    but i think have to reduce my weight first before i go to the beach 🙂 that’s why i might stay in my bikes..

    1. What a creative excuse. Being shy because of some extra weight.

      1. d3so says:

        Well, shoemoney is gonna be there and he regained most of his weight. There’s nothing to be shy about.

        1. Yes. You can all indulge in that old American pastime of overeating and getting fat. Presumably we can anticipate some disgusting food shots after the event.

  11. Jeff Caceres says:

    Next year I hope I would be there if I am successful in my affiliate marketing. I want to be with the “big guys” there, but not this year. 🙁

    It will be a great event for you guys, good luck!

    1. So hows your Manilla trip ?

      1. Oh I love Manila but it has been a long time since I was there 🙁

  12. rayutube says:

    I love San Diego. I would’ve been there this weekend but decided not to go.

    1. Same here…I was just there from Wed to Sat for a conference…great weather!

      1. d3so says:

        lol what if it rains during the event.
        We’ve been getting flash flood warnings this past month.

        1. Since it’s an open bar…. you hang out there 🙂

          Rain won’t bother you in there.

          1. Not if the roof leaks 🙂

  13. DatingLondon says:

    Hi John
    If I was in the US I would definitely be there, is there going to be any sort of transcript of the proceedings?

    1. Sahil Kotak says:

      Nope, John already wrote that they are not allowed to share any detailed information about this party, as they have signed up an NDA.

  14. It was a great opportunity but can’t attend this time. By the way John I want to know if you are going to make any such event in the future. Maybe a worldwide tour?

    1. “was” a great opportunity…does this mean you have attend one in the past?

      1. Sahil Kotak says:

        Nope, I think he telling that he has missed this one and looking for another one in future.

        1. Yeah, I figured as much, but that “was” through me a little off 🙂

    2. Jeff Caceres says:

      I think I agree with you Shally. Perhaps, a worldwide tour would be great (like being a true celebrity). I would definitely be excited if John would do that sometime.

  15. Sam Denis says:

    I wonder how many of us are really professional enough to afford something like this. I’m guessing about 5-10 %. However, like another person pointed out, I thought John was inviting us to his beach house. LOL.

    1. Look at all the 2000.00 courses that have been sold lately. Kern’s done two of them, Ryan Dies just put one out, there have been a few others and people bought them up big time. I think an opportunity like that would get more out of it than those courses. You have a chance to build relationships and become friends with some big money makers……with HUGE lists you may be able to pull of a JV with.

      I said it above, but I’m actually surprised it’s not MORE than 3K.

  16. Alex Dumitru says:

    I would if you’d be prettier 🙂

    1. Jeff Caceres says:

      Um….are you talking about John about being prettier? Hehehe. 🙂

  17. 3,000 is a bit rich for my blood, but it would have been a great opportunity to network with great minds!

    1. Jeff Caceres says:

      I agree. I would definitely want to be with the “big guys” of affiliate marketing with great minds like John Chow. But I want to network with more successful bloggers there, and it’s great.

    2. d3so says:

      $3000 is far from affordable for me.
      I don’t make near that much monthly.

      1. Than start saving … or try hard to increase your revenue.

  18. Sagar Rai says:

    I too first thought that John is inviting us to his blogging arena 😉

    1. Yes because he move recently to Seatle and he added photos of that as well … so maximum people thought in similar way.

  19. Shaun Carter says:

    Sounds like an incredible opportunity!

    1. Jeff Caceres says:

      Yeah I know, it’s great to be there but I missed it. I think next year it will be a lot bigger and I’ll be there hopefully. The “big guys” of affiliate marketing like John are ready to rock!

      1. I am sure DK will invite them free of cost … and will bear all expenses … 🙂

        Just my business mind is saying this.

        1. Dan Lew says:

          Now why would he do that?

  20. DSI Canada says:

    Well if I was near the area then I might take a quick visit but I’m like hundreds of miles away. By the way, the video didn’t load. It seems that our network admin is blocking out video streams. 🙁

  21. poorblogger says:

    Wha.. best place but too far from my place

    1. d3so says:

      It seems that most events are always too far from us right?

      1. This one is near to you isn’t it? But it’s the amount of money this time that is the obstacle.

        1. You will get all comfort and luxury … plus beautiful girls in bikini …

          Above all company of big players.

  22. Abhik says:

    Are you going to stay forever there?

    1. This event is not going to last for forever …

      This is also going to end … so no point of staying at there alone.

  23. That is out of my league. At least for now.


  24. Yup, this time next year hopefully I will be able to join the ranks and pay a visit

  25. This kind of event … once in a year is must.

    You will charged and you will get huge ideas.

  26. Sounds like a great time, but definitely out of my league as well at this time. Maybe in a couple years!

  27. PPC Ian says:

    149 comments so far on this post. John, your comments have been awesome lately! 🙂

  28. ibnujusup says:

    who is that girl john? she looks hot.. 🙂

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