The YouTuber’s Guide to #FinCon18

Every year, more and more YouTubers attend FinCon. 2018 is no exception. As video has grown within the community, we’ve split the combined podcasting/video track in order to adequately cover the ins and outs of video marketing. In addition to great talks about growing your YouTube channel, we’ve also scheduled lots of other opportunities specifically for YouTubers.

The 4-day #FinCon18 schedule is jam-packed, and we want to make sure you get the biggest benefit possible from your experience. So we created this YouTuber’s Guide to help you navigate the event for video-specific opportunities.

Check out these 8 things to help YouTubers make the most of #FinCon18:

1. Meet Potential Sponsors or Partners for Your Channel

We’ll have over 100 partnering companies at #FinCon18 that may potentially become sponsors and partners for you and your channel. These companies come to our event specifically to talk to you. Make a point to meet each brand in FinCon Central (the Expo Hall). You never know who might be a good fit for you to promote to your audience.

Every year, FinConners who meet with our partnering sponsors leave with relationships that lead to an immediate ROI on their FinCon investment. As video continues to dominate online consumer engagement, brands are looking to partner with YouTubers to help spread their message. Don’t miss out on these key networking opportunities that can help you get paid for doing the work you love.

2. Record a Video for Your Channel Live at the NEFE Video Booth

We set up the camera, the mics, the lights, and the great backdrop to record a video for your channel LIVE at the conference. All you have to do is show up to the NEFE video booth with a 16gb SD card and start recording! Special thanks to NEFE for sponsoring this area.

Spots are limited, so get your application in as soon as possible. Submit here.

3. Join the FinCon YouTuber’s Facebook Group

Money Nerd YouTubers UNITE! There are some great YouTube-focused groups on Facebook, but none are as niche as the FinCon YouTubers Group. This Facebook group is a great way to connect—both before and after the event—with other FinConners dedicated to video production. This group started after FinCon17 and has turned into a tight-knit group of financial video content creators collaborating to grow together. They cover everything from what lenses you should buy to the latest YouTube algorithm details.

Join the community and get your questions answered by people just like you.

4. Get Inspired by YouTuber’s like Rachel Cruze, Chelsea Fagan, and Roberto Blake

We’ve got some fantastic YouTubers coming to #FinCon18.

As a #1 New York Times best-selling author and seasoned communicator, Rachel Cruze helps Americans learn the proper ways to handle money and stay out of debt. She’s authored three best-selling books, including Love Your Life, Not Theirs and Smart Money Smart Kids. The daughter of Dave Ramsey, she uses her knowledge and experience growing up in the Ramsey household to educate others. She’s the host of The Rachel Cruze Show, which is available on Facebook and YouTube. Rachel will be our Opening Keynote, speaking the afternoon of Wednesday, September 26th.

In addition to Rachel, we’ve got some other massive YouTube creators coming to #FinCon18, including Chelsea Fagan and Roberto Blake.

Chelsea, the CEO and host of the popular YouTube channel The Financial Diet, will be speaking on Saturday, September 29th at 10:00 am. Roberto, the founder of Awesome Creator Academy, will be speaking immediately afterward on Saturday, September 29th at 11:00 am. For more information about Rachel, Chelsea, Roberto, or any of our speakers, check out this link.

5. Attend Sessions about Video Marketing and Growing a YouTube Channel

We have an entire track of breakout sessions dedicated to video production and marketing. Learn from experts on the Video Track, who will cover topics like “YouTube: How to Create Videos that Convert” led by Roberto Blake, “Journey from Youtube Vlogging to PBS” taught by Philip and Julia Olson, or “How I Grew My YouTube Channel from 9k to OVER 145k in 11 Months” with Jeff Rose!

To see the full schedule, download the #FinCon18 app in your app store or find it on the website here.

6. Use the FinCon App to Coordinate With Other YouTuber’s About Meetups

If you haven’t yet downloaded the #FinCon18 app, open your phone and download it now. Just open the app store, and search for “FinCon.”

Inside the app, you’ll find the complete schedule where you can star specific sessions and events you’d like to attend. But more importantly, you can connect with other attendees. If there’s another YouTuber at the event that you would like to collaborate with or even just meet, the app is the easiest way to find their information. You can add a tag to your profile that lets other YouTubers know you’re interested in video. This app tag lets you easily connect with other video creators at the conference.

The value of FinCon truly is in the community. Make a point to build at least two friendships with other YouTubers while you’re here, and you’ll be sure to find value beyond the conference.

7. Hire a Video Production Assistant at the Freelancer Marketplace

If you’re thinking about outsourcing your video production, there’s no better place to start than the Freelancer Marketplace at #FinCon18. Starting at 11:30 am on Thursday, September 27th, you’ll be able to meet with freelancers who want to help take your YouTube channel to the next level. Here you can find niche-specific professionals that already understand your needs and our community.

8. Meet with a Video Mentor through One-On-One Mentoring

Get paired with seasoned video creators who will keep you from reinventing the wheel when it comes to producing video content. Go to lunch with them on Saturday and learn from their mistakes and successes as you discuss the goals of your channel with someone who has been where you are.


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Libby is the Creative and Marketing Director for FinCon.