"Community and Knowledge "
I am back from Los Angeles and the 2018 Design Bloggers Conference, hosted at the Beverly Hilton and created by Esteem Media. This is the only conference of its kind and I have so much to share with you. This was my third time attending this conference, and I am always so inspired with new ideas for my business and blog when I return home.
Whether you are a designer looking for better visibility for your business, or a design blogger looking to gain better insights, traffic, and income, this is the "Event of the Year" for you.
I attended many insightful and inspiring lectures over the 3 days of the conference. Top of mind for me is always, how to create passive income? This is a pressing question for anyone blogging and creating social content. Blogging and social media are time-consuming and an expense to maintain.
Here are some of my snapshots of inspiration here for you.
"A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats"
Deborah von Donop : Workshop: Income Funnels for Your Site.
First things first.... I presented a workshop this year, " Income Funnels for Your Website", where we talked about sponsorships, advertising, and affiliate links. This was also my first experience presenting in front of over 300 people!! ( yes double exclamation points) A big thanks to Esteem Media for all the hours they invest in putting this conference together and for raising the bar of excellence in our industry. I am passionate about blogging and the wide net it has cast for me in our design community. I was dishing out all the insider tips and resources for my fellow designers to use in their business.
If you were not able to attend, or are looking to review key points, I am sharing my notes and frequently asked questions from the workshop here: Notes From The Design Blogger Conference: Income Funnels for Your Blog.
If you are blogging, then this is a conference that you may want to consider attending both for information tracks focused on the design industry, and of course for the comradery.
*update 8/18: the conference has been renamed: Design Influencers Conference. Esteem Media always brings in top Influencers in the Industry to expand our resources and tools to implement into our own businesses.
dvd + Jana Phipps / Conference Scholarship Recipients/ The Beverly Hilton / Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone of Consort / Lori Dennis / Audience of designers and social media managers
This is my experience at the conference and my personal experience of blogging. In addition to collaborating with designers, bloggers, social media marketers, influencers, and brands, we attended parties and visited museums. It was a wonderful event and impactful on my business.
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTSMiles Redd
“You’re only as good as your workrooms.” – MR
" Buy the best, you only cry once." proverb - MR
Keynote: A conversation with Jamie Drake and Mayer Rus
Conditions of Serendipity by Adam Japko of Esteem Media
CAROLYNE ROEHM / ANN SAGE, JEANNIE HAYS, BRYON MASON, JILL WAAGE/ STACY KUNSTAL
Co-Emcee Stacy Kunstel of Dunes & Duchess, who also moderated a discussion.
Stacy Kunstel introduces editors from the nation’s top magazines and asks them what’s on every designer’s mind—”How do I get my project featured in those magazines?” Editors will share what they’re looking for and how to submit your work.
Don’t submit your project to more than 1 publication at a time.
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A great time was had by all. I'm looking forward to next years conference, the Design Influencers Conference, in Atlanta, GA. For more information visit: Design Influencers Conference #DI2019
For more about the Design Bloggers Conference, you can listen to our interview with Luann Nigara: A Well Designed Business
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found the conference recap insightful. I would love to know if you are going to be in Atalanta for the 2019 DI Conference. Let me know in the comments below.
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