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For many of us, we start blog as hobbies. We have something to say, we want people to learn from us and our experiences, and we want to help. However, as you learn more about blogging and your blogging expenses add up (at the very least, you’re paying for web hosting), you might start to think – this blogging thing is costing me money! How can I earn money with my blog so it’s an asset and not a burden?
How Conferences Can Make You More Money
#1: Conferences Introduce You To Tools You Never Knew Existed
- Canva! Yes, I never knew about Canva until I went to a blogging conference and asked one of the attendees how she had such gorgeous Pinterest pins. And where would we be without Canva? Definitely one of the best things I learned!
- ShareASale – if you’re looking for an easy affiliate program to get started with, you have to get on ShareASale. I’m the type of blogger that has to be dragged into promoting things – I’m not a ‘salesperson’. But ShareASale has almost every program I really like (like Nomatic travel backpacks, for instance), gives you your affiliate link, promotional materials and allows companies to send you more info on products. It basically makes promoting things YOU LIKE so easy. You can sign up with ShareASale using our referral link here, too!
- Keywords Everywhere / SEMRush – as you begin to blog more, you learn that SEO is really important for a blog. Basically, if you want to be found, you have to know what words people are typing into Google to find content like yours. That’s where free Chrome (and Firefox) extensions like Keywords Everywhere or paid, more robust platforms like SEMRush come in handy. Keywords Everywhere isn’t exactly the prettiest tool to use, and it’s definitely not as informative as paid for options like SEMRush, but it does a pretty good job to get you started.
#2 Conferences Introduce You to People Who Help You Earn More
#3 Conferences Help You Network with Companies
#4 Conferences Keep You Motivated
Introducing you to tools you didn’t know about before
Introducing you to new people (who can help you earn more)
Helping you network with companies that benefit your audience
Keeping you motivated