Wait, I meant you can’t afford “NOT” to go. Look, let me lay it on the line for you.
I know who you are. You’re a blogger who doesn’t make much money from your blogging efforts. You’re struggling with new widgets and other ways to make money online and you’re discouraged that you’re not making all kinds of money from your blog.
You are saying to yourself, “I can’t go to Vegas, pay for a hotel room, flight, expenses, the show fee. It’s too expensive.” You’re right, it does add up. It can be expensive, especially if you’re not making money right now.
But listen to me, please. Seriously, listen.
These are the types of events that you MUST attend if you EVER, EVER want to make your blog a success. Hands down, no question, if you are ever going to make money with your blog, you MUST attend an event like this.
Here’s my suggestion for you. Find a way to go. Get creative. You’re a clever blogger right?
It’s $75 for the basic event if you get it reserved before Oct. 19th. The next level show pass is $175. I’m coming in from Ohio, and my flight is going to be about $250. My hotel is going to be about $119/night for three nights. Add expenses for food, drinks, transportation, I figure the whole thing will cost you about $800-1000 bucks when you’re all said and done.
$1000 bucks Jim? I can’t spend that much? Alright, here’s some ideas to cut the cost.
1. Apply for a press pass. You’re a blogger right? Maybe you can get a free press pass to the show? You NEVER know.
2. Promote the affiliate program and earn enough in commissions to cut your costs or pay for your show completely. Sign up for their affiliate program over at www.shareasale.com. It pays 10% to you for every signup you get.
3. Get someone to sponsor you to go. This DOES work. Just ask my buddy Joel Cheezman. Read about how he did it. You CAN do this.
Here’s the bottom line. The lineup of speakers for this show is pretty darn amazing. I’m VERY excited to finally be able to sit down and meet with some of the most amazing bloggers I’ve known online for years.
I’ll make you this guarantee, ok? If you end up going based upon this article, I promise that I will personally find time to meet with you at the show and introduce you around. I’ll also mention your blog here in my blog, and whatever else I can do.
Why do I care?
Well, I love bloggers. I get you. I am you. I know what attending a show like this can do for you. You’re going to walk out of their with at the very least one great idea or partnership, or solution for your blog that is going to change your blogging success.
Or, don’t go. Just stop pretending you’re taking this whole blogging thing seriously. You CAN make it a success.
FYI, none of the links in this piece are affiliate links. I’m speaking at the show and my pass is comped, but I still have to pay my other expenses.
Go… now… make it happen.
Still not convinced? Tell me why.