FinCon is a peer conference for personal finance media. Attendees connect, learn to create compelling online content, and discover the latest trends in the world of personal finance.
FinCon is a peer conference for personal finance media. Attendees connect, learn to create compelling online content, and discover the latest trends in the world of personal finance. Read more...
When: Fall 2014
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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.
Emily Guy Birken is the primary editor and writer for the FinCon blog. Her freelance writing work can be seen all across the financial blogosphere.
Philip Taylor is the founder of FinCon. He regularly contributes to and edits the FinCon blog. He also records the Financial Blogger Podcast. Check out his financial blog, PT Money.