Creating a Passive Income: How to use your expertise to create an e-course

The key to earning as a blogger is to diversify your revenue streams. Elizabeth Sellers will show you how to create a product that packages up you unique expertise and insights. You will learn exactly how to come up with an e-course idea, what tools you’ll need to create and run the e-course and how to package and sell it too.

What you get: Actionable strategies, a collection of resources, and a roadmap to get you started on creating your own e-course.

Blogger Speed Dating

Are you sick of just winging this blogging thing? Do you think you should have a plan for your blog but never have time to set goals? In Mel Knibb’s session, you will be sharing tips and tricks with other bloggers. Do not come expecting a lecture; you won’t get one! You will be fully involved, and so will your blog!

Perfect for all levels, whether you’re new to blogging, a seasoned veteran or haven’t even launched your blog yet!

What you get: Following a ‘blind date’ format, you will get a chance to discover a few new bloggers on a one-to-one basis. After a look at each other’s blog, you will have the opportunity to celebrate strengths and identify areas for development. By the end of the session, you will have a list of specific yet achievable targets for your blog, with an element of accountability to ensure you do reach those goals.

How to harness your value and earn a living from your blog

Sarah and Terry Lee will show you why many bloggers fail to make money from their blog and will help you discover the tools you need to succeed. Taking a closer look at your value, power and strengths as a blogger in order to gain the confidence to negotiate great deals!

What you get: Put your business prowess to the test in our end of session contest. The winner will receive a relaxation-inducing Swedish massage to ease any tension and other goodies to have them match-fit for conference negotiations.

Working with Adland; how to sell without selling out

Ripping back the veil on advertising to show you what goes into a blogger / influencer campaign. Ben Jackson will show you what agencies look for in bloggers and what really great campaign ideas look like. Get noticed by adland while keeping your reputation in tact!

What you get: A clear set of methods and tips to collaborate with brands effectively, work professionally and still please your audience.

How to get 140,000 followers on social media!

Learn how Dannii Martin has built up her social media following to over 140,000 over Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Dannii will share all the tips and tricks she has learnt over the past 4 years to not only build up a social media following, but turn those followers in to blog traffic. Whether you have just started your Facebook and Twitter, or you have had one for a while and want to build it up, or you are just frustrated with how much social media has changed and you can’t keep up.

What you get: Real workable solutions to help build your numbers. Methods you can apply immediately.

Free online tools to make life better

Digital marketing and outreach expert, Megan Mepham, will be sharing her favourite free ‘go to’ tools which are bound to make blogging life better. The session will including a simple way to promote your blog to brands, useful tools to improve your blogs appearance and helpful online resources to use to optimise your blogs visibility in search engines.   

Megan has been managing successful blogger campaigns for fashion and retail brands for five years – some of you may have even worked with her so come along and say hi! 

What you get:  Digital marketing advice from a consultant with five years of experience, you’ll not only find out how to use online tools which could save you time but also simple ways to better market your blog.

Easy DIY professional photography

One thing is clear, appearance matters, and your photography is a key element to achieve a professional look for your blog. With the right apps you can make miracles! María Fernandez will show you how easy it is to achieve professional looking blog images from home or on the move. No more difficult editing or design software with these easy DIY pro photography tips.

Note: Bring your camera as part of this session will be practical!

What you get: Hands on demonstrations and examples. You’ll see instant improvements in your photography.

Who are we even blogging for? Why bother blogging at all?

Ask yourself, “Why do we blog, and who bothers to read it?” Are you feeling a little lost as to why you blog and what direction your blog should take next? ReeRee Rockette will show you the way! Your attitude towards the content you create can have profound effects on your blog.

What you get: A chance to reflect on what you want from your blog, as well as what your readers really want too.

What does your blog design say about you?

Becca Pusey takes a look at blog design and the message your blog gives to your readers, and to brands you’d like to work with. An interactive session covering the first impressions your own blog is making a well use of colour, how to use space effectively, ads, and more! Feel free to bring along any questions and opinions you might have!

What you get: The ability to look at your site objectively and think about the message that it’s sending to readers and brands. Useful notes specific to your design choices and a clear action to improve it!

Six Steps to Launch a Conventional Business from Your Blog

Amanda Mouttaki invites you to dig in deep during this session as we work together through six steps that will help you sketch out a plan to make your business dream a reality. From the conception phase through implementation Amanda will provide actionable steps and ideas to help you walk away ready to make your business dreams a reality. Bring a notebook, pen, and your wildest dreams!

What you get: An idea (or several) to build your own business as well as next steps to make it happen. Go beyond inspired with real actions you can implement.