I’ve traveled the United States over the last few years, primarily because I worked for an affiliate network and attended all of the Affiliate Summit and Ad Tech conferences each and every year. From New York to San Francisco and everywhere in-between (Las Vegas most notably) these conferences where a nice way to meet and greet people I had spoken with over the phone, but in terms of business and coming away with potential revenue … blah.
This year, I won’t be attending any of those conferences and will rather be showing up to the first annual Financial Bloggers Conference, held in Chicago, IL. On October 1st and 2nd, the finest group of bloggers will be getting together to meet and greet one another, share secrets and ultimately improve their blogs by listening to experts in the field. Rather than attend a large scale conference, where 5% of the overall show applies to me, this niche conference seems to be a perfect fit.
The brain trust behind this conference is Phil Taylor, owner and operator of PTMoney.com. Phil and I have been good friends for a while now and seeing this idea develop has been a lot of fun. As speakers and sponsors continue to come in at full force, there’s no doubt that this conference will be a big hit. Plus, I’ve never been to Chicago so it will be nice to see the sights and sounds of a new city.
The cost for attending this conference is minimal, and if you sign up by April 15th (which means by tomorrow), each ticket is only $89.00. When compared to other conferences, you’ll find the Financial Bloggers Conference to be extremely inexpensive and the amount of friends, advice and new ideas you’ll gain will be well worth the ticket. To sign up for the conference or receive more information, visit the official conference site: www.FinancialBloggerConference.com.
Published or updated April 14, 2011.