A peer conference for financial bloggers. Learn to blog and discover the latest trends in the financial world.
Who's Attending? 500+ Financial bloggers, financial professionals, columnist, authors, financial companies, new media types.
What Happens There? FinCon is a four day conference designed to bring together the best of the financial blogging community for networking, learning, and inspiration.
The event includes: engaging keynotes presentations, 30+ breakout tracks by level, evening events and parties, 50 booth interactive expo hall, blogger lounge, local tours, community service, ask the expert tables, and more...
When Is It? October 17-20, 2013
Where Is It? Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch [Book for $119/night]
May 17, 2013
Ryan Guina has been running two successful blogs, Cash Money Life and The Military Wallet, for six years. I recently talked to him about how he manages two blogs and his secrets for becoming a successful blogger: How did you get your two blogs started? Why two? I separated from the US Air Force in 2006 and got married later that year. As a newlywed, I needed to learn more about topics such as job hunting, insurance, mortgages, saving, investing, and other personal finance topics. I … [Read More...]
May 6, 2013
Jemstep is giving one lucky blogger a free ticket to #FinCon13. If you already have your #FinCon13 ticket, they will reimburse you. All you need to do is head over to this post and “Like” Jempstep on Facebook using their Rafflecopter widget. That’s it. The deadline to enter is May 24, 2013 at 11:59 pm Eastern. You MUST be an independent personal finance blogger who is 18 or older in order to enter. Corporate bloggers may not enter. (PF bloggers who freelance for corporate sites are … [Read More...]
May 2, 2013
Ben Edwards is the force behind Money Smart Life. Ben's a software engineer by day and a money nut by night, so Money Smart Life turned out to be the perfect place to share his personal finance adventures and work his programming magic behind the scenes. At FinCon12, Ben gave some excellent advice for bloggers who are hoping to turn their blogs into paid content sites. Follow along with his slides below: http://youtu.be/s4r1BAfuOMA Moving from Free to Paid Content: How to … [Read More...]
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March 27, 2013
I was blown away by my experience at FinCon11. Phil and team were able to rally together and bring out the entire personal finance blogging community into one spot (something no one had been able to do before).
Thanks so much for putting on a great conference. We had a great time. Hope it is even better next year…
The Financial Blogger Conference perfectly represents the camaraderie, excellence and motivation to teach and make the world a better place through the means of personal finance. I was honored to be a part of it.
The best conference hands-down. I went to 6 last year, and have never had so much fun in one weekend before - FinCon is where it's at!
Making face-to-face connections with people I talk to online is, by far, the biggest benefit of the conference for me. PT...holds the financial blogosphere together.
I just signed my second freelance writing gig since meeting the client at FinCon! Without the conference, there is no way I could continue to grow my freelance business.
I learned so much. One thing that has already changed is getting mentions in major media outlets thanks to [learning about] HARO. I've already been mentioned twice on major sites.
I run my business from September to September and reformulate my plan each year after FinCon based on what I learn and take away from FinCon.
An agency found me through FinCon and I ended up with a writing opportunity that paid for the price of the ticket!
I had hoped to pick up a new freelance writing gig and was able to do that.
I learned more about engaging my audience using social media and e-mail newsletters, and engagement for both have increased substantially.
I picked up a partnership with a great company, learned more about engaging my readers with even more engaging/dynamic content, and scored another paid writing opportunity.
Going to FinCon always energizes me, and helps fire me up again. Plus, I connected with great people, and scored two more writing gigs.
I learned about taking my blog to the next level business-wise through newsletters, media kits, and collaborations with companies. I also finally got to meet some of my blogging friends in person. Overall, FinCon was a great experience.
Through a contact I made [at FinCon11] I landed a weekly spot on USNews Money.
A financial company rep who attended one of my sessions is in serious talks with us to do a huge educational campaign.
I scored an advertising deal, created a super fierce media kit, and just got reenergized overall to upgrade my blog. I'm still riding high on FinCon energy! Which is good because my to do list still has action items!
I would simply say it's the bomb dot com. I've referred countless bloggers and brands to the conference because it is an amazing community that only is brought together because of Philip and team's excellent execution and attention to detail.
My page views are up 70%. Even got into the Wise Bread movers & shakers list for one week.
April 11, 2013
This is a guest post from Peter Anderson, the coordinator for the Minnesota FinCon local group. The Minnesota FinCon local group got together recently at a local grocery store that has a free meeting room that can be used by local groups. Free is good, and the meeting room was quiet and perfect for fostering discussions about our favorite topic, blogging! I brought in some lunch from the grocery and some coffee from the Caribou Coffee downstairs. In attendance at our meetup: Lori … [Read More...]
March 27, 2013
This is a guest post from Jason Steele, the coordinator for Denver's FinCon local group. The Denver FinCon local group got together recently. In attendance was: Eric from Narrow Bridge Finance Andrew from Money Crashers Peter from Lend Academy Michelle from the Shop My Closet Project and myself Jason Steele, freelancer for PT Money and various other sites. One of the things that makes our Denver group great is that we are typically split about evenly between full time … [Read More...]
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