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You should come. The tickets are on sale for $179 for two days only! Buy a ticket.
Need more convincing?
It’s okay, I did too last year. I hemmed and hawed, hemmed some more, hawed some more, wrote a post asking if I should go, and actually honestly listened to the responses.
I went. I was so nervous (why? there’s no reason to be nervous when everyone else is in the same boat!). I clinged to the few people I knew. Then I warmed to other people I’d heard of but didn’t really know.
After that, everything was different. My confidence grew, and I knew these were my people.
I went to sessions and learned how to pitch companies. I learned how to work with companies and their affiliate programs. I learned that content is the only thing that matters. I learned that SEO is the only thing that matters. I learned that sometimes, I needed a break from all the sessions. I learned that some of these new people were my friends. I learned that some of these new people had read my stuff.
I went to Denver last year feeling like an imposter. A kid, sneaking into a bar, hoping nobody would notice that I didn’t belong.
I left Denver knowing I was among peers and friends, and I went home armed with more information than I could possibly process.
And this year? I’m speaking. I’m going to talk all about how if you have a voice, a story, and $30, you should be blogging too.
It’s a lot of money.
That was hard for me to come to terms with. I wasn’t out of debt, who am I to spend money on something akin to summer camp for grown up nerdy people?
Turns out, I was someone who learned how to treat my blog as a hobby/business, not a silly whimsical thing I was letting myself do in my spare time.
Who Should Come to #FinCon13?
- Aspiring finance bloggers
- Finance bloggers
- Bloggers who feel they are about to plateau and need some inspiration
- Bloggers who want to learn how to monetize
- Bloggers who want to meet other grown up nerdy people in person
- People who want to “meet me in St. Louis”
Want to go?
If you buy your ticket now, it’s $179. But if you wait until Friday, the price jumps to $249. So if you’re thinking about it, let this be the push you need.
Oct 17-20, some fancy Hyatt, St. Louis, Missouri. You want more details? Click here for more details.
Things I Got Out of #FinCon12
- New Portland friends, such as Joe, Jeffrey, and J.D. (and by extension, Kim!)
- The opportunity to expose myself (ahem) on Flexo’s blog
- Partnering with Shannyn to get free stuff in the mail and also offer reviews and giveaways
- Making real-life friends with a bum in Texarkana
- Making a ton more real-life friends (Andrea! Marissa! still sorry about being awkward)
- A Nexus 7 that I broke
- A hangover
- A blue shirt
- 17,000 pieces of sponsor junk
- Friends! Did I mention friends?
If you’re nervous, it’s okay. We all are, our first time. But trust me. You won’t be walking into a room full of strangers. You’ll be among friends.
And you won’t be the weirdest person in the room.
Not by a mile.