|9:00 a.m.||Start. . . but that’s when we really start. Networking, camaraderie, and set-up start at 8:30 if you’re so inclined. But at 9 we begin 20 hours of instruction in 8 hours of engagement.|
“Overcoming Blogger’s Risk: Protect the Goal”
When you’ve built a site that is achieving required goals or paying the bills, we’ve got to pay attention to the risks that could alter that. Put on your CEO hat and let’s talk about overcoming the risks so you can grow with confidence.
“How to be Awesome”
Let’s talk about where your company fits into the lives of your readership. Knowing what role you play leads to product development, traffic opportunities, increased revenue and joint ventures you didn’t know where possible.
|11:00 a.m.||Short networking, snack, coffee break|
“Clusters Marketing: Millions want what you have”
A marketing calendar is great, but by itself it’s just paper. Instead of filling it with post ideas and Facebook schedules, let’s create a plan that has you standing in front of your target every single day. There are millions of people who want what you have, they just don’t know you exist yet. Let’s go get them.
“Messaging: Howard Stern’s Success isn’t an Accident”
The smallest pieces build the biggest things. Make these tiny tweaks to your overall messaging and you’ll start building your real community faster. And you’ll be in a position to change your fans into cheerleaders.
|12:45 p.m.||Lunch: We are a 100% gluten free conference and will provide a lunch everyone loves. We even make it easy for vegetarians. Imagine a taco bar with corn tortillas and the chicken separate from the veggies. Yummy|
“Don’t Write an Ebook!”
The product creates the community. We’ll help you understand ebook pricing, how to sell, marketing, what to include to make it viral, the value of early adopters, when to start selling on Amazon and when you shouldn’t write an ebook
“Good Data Means more Money”
When you set up your advertising dashboards and analytics dashboards right you can be making more money instantly. In this session we’ll show you how to increase your revenue before the day is over and forever after.
|3:00 p.m.||Snack Break: A little chocolate never hurt anyone. Except that for exception guy|
“YouTube Strategy: Give them a path”
Our biggest problem as marketers with YouTube is shiny button syndrome. They make it so easy to just click other videos. We’re going to discuss the strategy that keeps viewers engaged with your videos, moves them to other videos and your site. And how to use the data from the strategy to make even better videos
“80/20 Focus: Know where the money comes from”
As the rule states and as has come true for every website review we do, 80% of the revenue comes from 20% of the traffic/products/posts. Let us show you how to determine that. How to then get rid of the 80% and truly focus on the 20% that your audience loves. With focus we can make more money and more friends
Q&A: Just the beginning
We do a question and answer session / figure out where to go out and get some good drinks to just rest from the brain cramp.
The NC Blogger Network is a place for bloggers to get the education and support to take their blog to the next level.
The Network connects bloggers, provides learning opportunities, shares content, delivers unique educational resources and industry discounts, and helps the community become stronger as it works together.
Members of the NCBN (membership is $40/year) have access to a 27% discount code to this Raleigh BC class, as well as additional exclusive opportunities for that weekend. Information about these opportunities will be released to NCBN members only.
Dan and Rachel, with Blogging Concentrated, believe bloggers make change in the world. We help companies get their products into the hands of consumers. We make people laugh. We make them cry. We bring awareness to causes and make people smarter.
We entertain. We challenge. We bring people together.
Our only goal is to help you retire, help you pay back your family for all the time they sacrifice while you blog, to help make tomorrow easier than today.
Our goal is to help you define success so you can see it.
We want to help you become the CEO, act like the CEO, think like the CEO and make money like a CEO.
Dan R Morris spends everyday working with large companies and bloggers improving their income and business models. His client’s traffic range from 5,000 page views per month to 3,000,000 page views per month. Each and every one of those experiences gives insight into what works and what doesn’t.
Prior to that Dan spent years developing TV and radio infomercials to drive traffic to the web. He created web properties to support his TV and radio products and built communities around the products to support sales and create word of mouth earned media.
Dan co-authored Joel Comm’s book “So What Do You Do?”. He also authored the blog LettersFromDan which then became what is now known as Blogging Concentrated.
Rachel Marie Martin authors the internationally successful FindingJoy. As a blogger she grew my platform on Blogspot, kept it there for way too long, nervous about the migration, and then one day ripped the Band-aid off, moved the site and watched traffic triple. I learned quickly about hosting, viral posts, site management, delegating, and when to simply ride the wave and wait things out.
She also published her first book Dear Mom Letters in 2013 and is publishing two more books in the next 12 months. Sites like Huffington Post salivate at the chance to publish her articles as they all reach 10K likes on Facebook with some as much as 1,000,000 likes. Rachel is a master of social engagement and Facebook reach.
Proud to say we’re going to meet at the offices of iContact.com in Morrisville, NC. They are one of the top email service providers in the country. They’re going to join in the conversation and help us understand more about our email effectiveness. Map at the bottom.
|Sequoia Workbook Included||8 Hrs of Training||Timely Lunch*||Yummy Snacks|
|Laptop||Writing Instrument||Casual Clothes||Magic Frog|
|$149||$199||$500||Free! if you’ve got a full on beard. Contact us.|
*Blogging Concentrated is a 100% Gluten Free company. Don’t let that scare you gluten feasters. . . fajita taco bars with corn tortillas are gluten free, and apples, and popcorn and chocolate.