WHO IS LEADING THE DISCUSSION?
Dan R Morris, the mind behind Common Sense Revenue, has been using online tools to drive revenue since 2008. Dan spends his time working with bloggers to increase their revenue, improve their quality of life and time with family (without revenue loss), reduce their economic dependency on one source, and help them create a business that’s both scalable and leveraged.
Dan has been working online since 2008 when he got involved with the marketing of an antioxidant nutritional supplement. Through radio and TV infomercials curious customers would research the product and buy it online. Dan worked on marrying the messaging with the audience’s goals to increase sales and customer retention.
He has worked with bloggers, niche website owners, restaurants, tutors, national brands, and professional speakers (among others). Dan primarily works with clients in mastermind groups, private consulting, group classes, workshops, and through customized consulting agreements.
Leslie Samuel is the creator of the Interactive Biology Blog and the guy behind Become A Blogger. He has a passion for education and has taken on the mission of
Changing The World One Blog At A Time
In his podcast, Learning With Leslie, he teaches solid lessons about how to build a blog that will have an impact, in addition to interviewing other successful bloggers who have built successful platforms and turned them into thriving online businesses.
He’s a firm believer that what we do online can open the doors to lots of opportunities. His Biology blog landed him his dream job as a University Professor, which has increased his passion for letting the world know that Blogging and Podcasting is a force to be reckoned with.
His message is simple – Create Content, Inspire Others and Change The World!
Maureen Fitzgerald is the voice behind WisconsinMommy.com and founder and owner of The Wisconsin Mom Squad a network of local Wisconsin bloggers. Maureen began blogging as a creative outlet and then soon realized she could replace her former teacher’s salary with her new online endeavors.
WisconsinMommy.com has won several awards and Maureen has appeared on numerous local television shows. She has been quoted in several national publications, including the Wall Street Journal.
While Maureen enjoys writing on her site, she has also expanded her business to include managing blogging campaigns for brands (both big and small) as well as consulting with companies to teach them how to navigate the sometimes confusing waters of the social media marketing world.
What are you going to learn?
This is the list of topics we’re planning on covering – but be prepared to add your own topic. We’ll decided as a group where we begin on the topics. And we may not get to them all, and we may add a bunch that aren’t here. The only goal is that we help YOU be able to take the next steps. So come prepared to say “I really need to learn about _________.
- Image Marketing: The Formula
- Anatomy of a Perfect Post
- Ebook Strategy: Pricing, Empire building, and where
- The Vital Connection Between Brands and your Audience
- Advanced Keyword Research
- How to build a revenue stream, then grow it through measurement
- Google +, Google Authorship, Rich Snippets and Publisher Rules
- How to use a Blogging Network / Matrix
- How to hire a VA: The Strategy Behind Paying for it
- What can you learn about your site from Pinterest
- YouTube Social Marketing Structure to drive traffic
- Rebranding? How to do it without losing fans.
- Which 20% of our efforts are creating 80% of our revenue
- Using Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools to increase revenue
- Using Automation to Leverage your Business
- Strategy Behind: Categories, Tags, Pages, Posts, Descriptions and Permalink Structure
Who is a good fit for this workshop?
Bloggers who have traffic to their websites, have been blogging for a while, are making a little money but are ready to take the next steps are the best fit for this program.
If you’ve tried Adsense, affiliate marketing, sponsored posts or membership sites as a monetization course, you’d be perfect for this class.
What I’d like to avoid are “first week bloggers”. If you just installed your blog for the first time, this is not the conference for you. Leave a comment and I can point you in the right direction, but here we’re not going to be addressing “what is a plugin” or any basic WordPress skill.
WHERE ARE WE GOING TO MEET?
Every city we meet in we get to try a new cool place. Denver was an awesome library, Nashville a bed-and-breakfast, Atlanta a co-working space. But to get hooked up to a Stone Creek Coffee IV when you walk in the door and have it pumped directly into your bloodstream. . . .that’s clearly the awesomest by far.
This conference will be held
Stone Creek Coffee
422 N 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53203
(map at the bottom of the page)
We’re meeting from 10 – 6