Blog Life University 2016 Sessions

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

4pm- Check-in begins for Doubletree

  • Conference rate is $100 night and includes: breakfast for 2, wi-fi, and free parking
  • Attendees may book up to 3 additional days at the conference rate to extend your trip.

5pm-7pm- Conference Registration


Thursday, July 21, 2016

8am- Conference Registration

9-10am – Living the Blog Life – How Blogging Changed My Life

  • Hear from our speakers about the ways that blogging has made an impact in their lives.  Learn how they were able to replace their 9-5 jobs with a flexible lifestyle and the ability to live the blog life!

10-11am- Living the Blog Life Together- Growing a Successful Family Business

  • Liz Latham, Hoosier Homemade
    • Liz is sharing her journey about growing her blog to supporting her family, building a partnership with her husband, and finding success in the blogging world.
    • How do you know when it’s time to incorporate help?  How do you get your spouse on board?  Liz is sharing her secrets to success.

11-11:15am- Break

11:15 -12:15pm- Building a Passive Income with Ebooks

  • Becky Mansfield, Your Modern Family & Becky and Paula
    • Becky made over $350,000 last year from her blog Your Modern Family.  Of that income, a large portion came from her ebooks– each month she generates $5,000-$15,0000 in passive income.
    • Learn Becky’s secrets to writing and promoting an e-book to success.

12:15pm-1:45pm- Lunch Provided/Brand Expo

1:45pm-2:45pm- Taking Photos from Blah to Beautiful

  • Jordyn Coffin, Almost Supermom
    • Want to take beautiful photos?  Jordyn will be sharing her simple tips and tricks for getting that perfect hero shot.
    •  Take beautiful photos without spending a ton of money on equipment and props!

2:45pm-3:45pm- Finding Your Style with Stock Photography

  • Kelley Wilson, Miss Information
    • Make stock photography work for you.  Learn the ins and outs of HOW to make stock photos look beautiful.  Kelley is going to show us how to take stock photos and make beautifully pinnable images to drive traffic.

3:45pm – 4pm- Break

4-5pm- Anatomy of a Perfect Pin- Straight from Pinterest’s Mouth

  • Tiffany Dahle, Peanut Blossom
    • With over 263,000 Pinterest followers you would think that Tiffany has the Pinterest market cornered.  But, did you know that Pinterest has changed their algorithms?
    • So we set Tiffany up with the big whigs at Pinterest to find out HOW, WHAT, and WHY we need to change the way we’re pinning.  She’s got the inside secrets straight from the source!


Friday, July 22, 2016

9-10:15am- Keynote – Monetizing your blog TODAY

  • Holly Homer, Kids Activities Blog and Business 2 Blogger
    • Are you ready to start making money with your blog?  Don’t miss this morning’s opening session with our keynote speaker.
    • Holly’s built a thriving business through blogging and is eager to share her tips and tricks!  Learn what actions you can take today to increase your income and start living the blog life!

10:15am-10:30am- BREAK

10:30am-11:30am- Incorporating Travel into Your Blog

  • Kita Roberts, Girl Carnivore and Pass The Sushi
    • Learn how to expand your blog by incorporating travel and learn Kita’s tips for seeing the world!

11:30-12:15pm- Anatomy of a Viral Post

  • Rachel Miller, One Crazy House
    • In this session you will learn what a viral looks like, how easy it is to create virals – they aren’t chance, you can make them happen – how to use community to launch a viral to new levels and how to respond once your blog reaches viral level.

12:15-1:45pm- Lunch Provided/Brand Expo

1:45pm-2:15pm- Pitching Sponsored Posts

  • Jenny Melrose, The Melrose Family and Chrissy Taylor, The Taylor House
    • Learn the steps to landing those sponsored post opportunities.  Learn the secrets to how Jenny was able to replace her income as a teacher through writing sponsored content.

2:15pm-3pm- Sponsored Posts That WOW

  • Jenny Melrose, The Melrose Family and Chrissy Taylor, The Taylor House
    • Do you want to be one of those bloggers that turns away sponsored posts because you’re in high demand?  Learn the secrets that keep brands coming back for more!

3-3:15pm- Break

3:15-3:45pm- Behind the Scenes of Sponsored Posts

  • Carissa Rogers, Director of Influencer Relations at Acorn Influence
    • After having a blog for 8 years, Carissa has moved over to the network side of sponsored posts and will be giving us a glimpse behind the curtain with what really goes on between brands and networks.  Find out directly from the networks what makes a brand coming back for more.

3:45-4:15pm- Growing Passive Income from Affiliates

  • Melissa Llado, Serendipity and Spice
    • Melissa averages $3,000 a month in affiliate income from her blog.  Learn her secrets to successful affiliate marketing to generate a passive income.

4:15-5pm- Final Q&A with Speakers

  • Still have questions?  All the speakers will be back on stage to take those final questions that didn’t get answered during their session.

5-8pm Sweet Spa Party with Dixie Crystals

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