Whenever I peruse the forums and groups of the Mom Bloggers Club, read Twitter, and blog posts, there is a constant theme that runs through our community: money! Moms want to know how to make more of it and who wouldn’t? Mom bloggers are some of the most powerful voices in the digital landscape and that trend won’t be waning anytime soon. It’s a matter of what you do with your blog and influence that sets you up for monetary returns. Want to start the ball rolling to earning money on your blog? Attend a blogger conference.
What You Get From Conferences
While blogger conferences are a spectacular opportunity to meet fellow mom bloggers in real life, conferences are much, much more than that. If you want to earn money on your blog, you must take time to learn the most about your craft as possible. In-depth workshops and well-moderated panels will open your eyes to a plethora of innovative ideas and methods to make your blog successful. Conferences give you an opportunity to learn from the best in their field.
Attending a blog conference also always re-energizes you to come up with new ways to resonate with your readers and gives you ideas on how to write better. The energy, enthusiasm, and excitement at blogger conferences is palpable and that sentiment rubs off on everyone.
Network and Build Relationships
Another great aspect of blogger conferences is you get the unique opportunity to network with PR professionals and brand representatives. If you want to build relationships with marketers there is no better venue to do it than at a blogger conference. Everyone is there to network in one way or another, so the guessing game is out of the question. Blogger conferences are an effective way to make valuable connections bloggers need to make their blog reputable and eventual moneymakers. When brands are looking for moms for a campaign, they always think about those moms they have met personally first. Remember, blogging is as much about building relationships as it is about writing about your family or products.
I know it’s easy to lament how expensive blogging conferences are and, in fact, they are. For a professional conference, the cost of registration is clearly lower than most, however. If you are serious about making money with your blog you need to attend at least one conference a year. Even if you can’t make it to a conference this year, save your pennies to attend one next year. Think of it this way: sometimes you have to spend money to make money.
Share What You Know
Finally, while you will get a lot out of blogging conferences from others, you have a great amount to share with your peers and with leaders in the field. Blogger conferences are all about sharing in a collaborative environment. Arm yourself with smart ideas and you will quickly become a leader. It’s that easy.
If you want to attend a conference this year, there is a growing list on the Mom Bloggers Club.