We’re adding another stop to the 2013 Bloggy Boot Camp Tour!
You’re Invited to the Bloggy Boot Camp: BRAND EDITION in Dallas
We’ve got mad love for our blogging friends in Texas and will be making a return trip to the Lone Star state this fall.
Want to know what other bloggers think about our business of blogging events? We’re glad to share!
I have attended two Bloggy Boot Camps in Dallas and the Brand Edition in Chicago. I learned more in those 3 days combined than in my 3 plus years of blogging. Not only that but the friendships and connections made are priceless. It’s worth the trip to hear the great advice from these brilliant women who know their stuff. You will leave feeling empowered and motivated to not only improve your blog and brand, but also your life.
I got to go to Bloggy Boot Camp Chicago this weekend and I made lifelong friends. I know I did. I found lifelong inspiration, and I heard lifelong wisdom. Gah! From beginning to end, it was All. So. Good.
I’ve been to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore, Philly and Boston. But this? This was hands-down the best one yet. Maybe it’s because I am at a point in my blogging career that I am ready to take certain action items, or I have certain connections to different parts of the industry, but this weekend, things felt right.
Dates & Details
Dates: November 8-9, 2013
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas – Campbell Centre, 8250 N. Central Expressway, Dallas
Session topics include:
Paid Blogging Campaigns: How to partner with a brand to successfully execute a paid campaign on your blog.
Brand Ambassadors: Becoming a brand ambassador/social media spokesperson can be a very lucrative opportunity for bloggers. Learn how to pitch and secure these positions.
Work/Life Balance: We all talk about achieving a balance between our online and offline worlds, but how do people really do this? Learn sure-fire techniques to succeed online while managing to not lose sight of the people who really matter.
Managing Social Media for Businesses: Monetizing your blog isn’t the only way to make money online. Another option is to manage social media for a business. Learn how to put your skills to use by growing social media accounts and increasing the bottom line for businesses.
How to Get Help, aka Be More Effective and Work Less: What if it were possible to clone yourself and get more done online? You can, but only if you consider getting an intern or assistant. Let us help you understand how to secure a paid (or unpaid) employee, what to look for in a candidate, and where to find people.
From Blog to Business: Setting yourself up as a business matters. Get the inside scoop on insurance, taxes, and which type of corporate structure is best for you.
And we are still ironing out an additional topic or two, so stay tuned.
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Get Connected on Twitter via Hashtag #BloggyBootCamp
Interested in getting connected with our 2013 attendees? Then be sure to use the hashtag, #BloggyBootCamp, and follow @BloggyBootCamp on Twitter.
Speakers are being added regularly, so be sure to check back!
Bethann Stenseth: @BethAnimalPrint
Bethann Stenseth is a part of the New Partner Development team at YouTube, where she works with content creators in the fitness and fashion industry to develop their channels via the YouTube Partner Program. During her presentation, Bethann will be addressing questions such as how does YouTube help creators and enable them to grow, how to apply for an Original Channels grant, and how much money you can really make from YouTube. Bethann studied Advertising and Merchandising at Northern Arizona University where she taught a number of group exercise classes as part of the University’s physical education program. She is based in San Bruno, CA at YouTube Headquarters.
Ashley Abele: @AshleyNAbele
Ashley is a mom of 3 young children and a blogger-turned-social media business owner. Her love of social media led to positions with several startup companies, which resulted in her pursuing digital marketing full time. She focuses on strategizing for bloggers and small businesses to help them reach their online potential and subsequent sales potential as cofounder of Other Half Media. When she’s not busy creating blogger outreach programs, email marketing strategies or social media campaigns, reading the latest marketing trend reports, or fixing people’s WordPress Sites, she blogs her life, parenting, and frequent moves at My Front Porch Swing.
Lisa Leonard: @LisaLeonard
Lisa has always had a love for creative things. As a child, she sold paper snowflakes door to door, frequently gave her dolls haircuts and sewed her own clothes. When her first son was born with a genetic disorder, it turned her life upside down. She found herself more determined than ever to find beauty everyday and to create lovely, inspiring things. She began making jewelry and turned her hobby into a thriving business by building an online community through social media. She and her husband currently work together at Lisa Leonard Designs. When she’s not creating meaningful keepsakes, she can be found snuggling with her two boys, making pancakes, playing at the beach or scouring thrift shops for hidden treasures. Lisa shares her story of finding beauty, even in the midst of pain, on her blog, Facebook and Instagram. She is a writer for Dayspring, has appeared on several television morning shows and speaks at conferences around the country.
Shell Roush: @ShellThings
Shell is a former teacher turned work-at-home mom. She is co-founder of Other Half Media, which takes on blogging and social media projects for companies and bloggers alike. Shell is a former Babble blogger and currently shares social media tips on SITS. BlogHer named Shell one of their 2012 Voices of the Year for parenting. In her free time(ha!) and when she’s not breaking up wrestling matches or ducking LEGOS courtesy of her three young boys, you can find her on her personal blog, Things I Can’t Say.
Allison Talamantez, Managing Partner, Sway Group: @AZTalamantez
Allison’s background encompasses traditional media, consumer product goods marketing and online community creation. As the Managing Partner of Sway In Real Life, she works closely with internal company teams to identify and accomplish marketing and sponsorship objectives with a primary focus on ROI. In her past lives at CBS, Clear Channel, Anheuser Busch and BigTent her clients ranged from consumer product goods giants including McDonald’s, Procter &Gamble, Anheuser Busch and Johnson & Johnson to regional favorites and entrepreneurs such as Garageband.com. In addition to her work at Sway In Real Life, Allison blogs at bullandchina.org.
Tiffany Romero: @TiffanyRom
Tiffany is a mom, wife, business owner, and entrepreneur who began blogging in March 2008. A few months later, Tiffany founded The SITS Girls, a blogging community that has grown to 40,000 strong. She is an active social media personality, with her own website, Tiffany Romero.com, and a social media consulting company, Launched Productions LLC. In 2009, Tiffany reaffirmed her passion for connecting women online by creating Bloggy Boot Camp, one day conferences for women in social media. Since that time, the sold out conference tour has garnered attention from The NY Times, The Huffington Post and ABC News. When not on-line, Tiffany keeps busy running a private summer camp with her husband in Los Angeles and cheering her son on at baseball games.
Francesca Banducci: @FranBanducci
Francesca is a mom to three little children, ages 7, 5 and 2. Since starting her personal blog, Francesca has received multiple awards, including recognition by Nielsen Online as one of the Top 50 Power Moms. Her interest in marketing prompted her to earn her MBA in the field and launch her own consulting company, Social Girl Media. In 2010, Francesca joined Tiffany as a partner on both The SITS Girls and Bloggy Boot Camp. Prior to joining the on-line world, Francesca studied Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis, worked at various wineries in both California and Italy, and was employed for many years at the biotech company, Genentech.