This past weekend, I attended a Financial Blogger’s Conference a.k.a. #FINCON13. EARN THOUSANDS
Dude. IT. TOTALLY. ROCKED.
You would think that a Financial Blogger’s Conference is a convention for nerds who only talk about financial well being and marketing online businesses. Well….IT IS.
Contrary to popular belief, though, NERDS KNOW HOW TO PARTY.
Thanks to PT Money and his crew, FINCON was an ASS-KICKING SUCCESS.
The days were filled with stimulating knowledge and success stories from those who’ve
“been there, done that,” STRUGGLED and HUSTLED their asses off, and then eventually MADE IT TO THE TOP AND BEYOND!
And the evenings?…they were filled with networking that involved IRRESPONSIBLY, RESPONSIBLE DRINKING and SHOOTING THE SHIT with other LIKE-MINDED FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS BUILDING NERDS.
If you ever get a chance to attend a conference that focuses on things that you enjoy….DON’T HESITATE. DO IT!
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I wish you could have experienced BOTH sides of this story. You can’t. Too late. BUT. You can purchase a virtual pass of all the speaking events if you TRUELY want to learn from the best.
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You may even see the pull-up contest that I competed in but lost…to Jesse, the founder of You Need a Budget.
Enough of the conference and a little bit more about my experience:
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Here is a picture of the AWESOME DUDE that I roomed with, thanks to a roommate exchange that SAVED both of us OVER $350!
It’s NEVILLE, from NEV’s BLOG.
He’s a FUCKING genius! SERIOUSLY!
I learned more from Neville this past weekend than I did in the past month about anything. NO SHIT.
And you know what I did when I got home from the conference? I STARTED READING HIS BLOG AD NASEUM to keep the learning going.
I have to admit that HIS BLOG IS ADDICTING to anyone who loves the idea of MAKING MONEY ONLINE or CRAZY SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS.
Like the one when HE ENLISTED THE SERVICES OF A STREET BUM to help him sell bottled water on a street corner.
Or, his story and video on HOW TO CRASH A PARTY…that I recommend every college student, or broke-but-inspiring entrepreneur should read.
And even more, he’s one of the geniuses behind APPSUMO and the copywriting movement.
If you suck at writing and want to WRITE BETTER…in the context of getting increased conversion rates to your emails or keeping your reader’s attention when writing…be sure to at least purchase his book…and then his course.
INVEST IN YOURSELF. I’ve already purchased the book and can’t wait to read it.
OK. Enough of kissing Neville’s ass. BUT. Seriously. CHECK HIM OUT.
Thursday evening is when the conference kicked off. There were TWO social events.
First, a welcome reception where I learned from J-MONEY how to DRINK FOR FREE by pilfering drink tickets from anyone that was in attendance who didn’t drink.
Second, an AFTER-PARTY was thrown by Luke Landes.
I made it back to the hotel around 3:00 a.m. BUT. I still managed to wake up at 6:15 a.m. for a 6:30 a.m. 3 mile run around the arch. Running around the arch was BAD ASS!
The rest of the day was spent networking in between conference sessions with serial entreprenuers such as Sayed, the creator of WPBEGINNERS.
After you BUY YOUR VIRTUAL PASS to FINCON and get SUPER SHIT FACED MOTIVATED to begin blogging, make sure you head over to WPBEGINNERS.COM to learn everything that you can about WordPress’s blogging platform. LEARN WORDPRESS LIKE A BOSS BY REFERENCING WPBEGINNERS AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
Friday evening, I attended an event hosted by PAT FLYNN, one of many of the most humble guys that was found in attendance.
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Afterwords, I was invited to be DOUG’s guest at the USAA private party event on the roof-top of the HILTON, where we partied with Cardinal fans as we looked INSIDE THE CARDINAL’S STADIUM as they celebrating going to the World Series.
Mainly, that ALL RELATIONSHIPS ARE UNNATURAL and that MEN shoud only enter a relationship with a woman if UNDER TWO CONDITIONS.
Still, I managed to wake up SATURDAY morning to attend as many of the day’s sessions that I could.
I was pumped the entire day in anticipation to HEAR DEREK HALPERN’S CLOSING KEYNOTE Speech!
IT. WAS. EPIC. It totally changed the direction on how I’m going to proceed with promoting my blog!
Before you write your first blog post, NOW THAT YOU ARE ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT READY TO DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF BLOGGING….READ. HIS. SHIT. TO LEARN HOW TO MARKET YOUR BLOG FROM A SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY POINT OF VIEW.
If you don’t make the time. At a minimum, SIGN UP FOR HIS NEWSLETTER so you can receive his free eBook that explains HOW TO REACH 5,000 BLOG SUBSCRIBERS.
Guess what was MORE EPIC than his keynote?
….the fact that he waived his KEYNOTE speech fee of about 15 GRAND to throw an OPEN-BAR conference closing party!
And after THIS social session, we all hopped on a make-shift PARTY BUS to take us for a night of dancing!
Again. Who would have thought that we nerds are the BEST SOCIAL ANIMALS in the world wide INTERNET?
As I write this, I’M STILL DRUNK FROM THIS PAST THURSDAY!
I wish I can write more about every person who ADDED VALUE TO MY LIFE this past weekend, however small.
Unfortunately, it simply isn’t possible.
Don’t worry, though, BECAUSE YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG and will therefore watch as these conversations manifest in this blog going forward. I PROMISE.
MORE IMPORTANTLY, THOUGH, HOW DOES THIS STORY HELP YOU?
If you don’t have your own blog yet, you now have learned the tools to GETTING STARTED on your journey to a successful blogging empire that can POSSIBLY NET YOU THE $50k+ MONTHLY THAT THESE A-LISTED BLOGGERS EARN!
WATCH my BLOGGING career explode! You’ll see.
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If you have any specific questions about what I learned, ask me below in the comment section. DON’T BE SHY!