Over the last few years I’ve hosted two events here in Melbourne for bloggers. What started in 2009 as a quickly pulled together and very cramped and crowded event for 150 bloggers has grown considerably.
Today, tickets have gone on sale for our October Event and it is going to be big—both in terms of attendee numbers, the venue itself, and what we’re setting out to achieve.
This year’s Problogger Training Event will be held over two days at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium (or rooms within the stadium). The dates are 12-13 October.
The majority of our speaker lineup is from Australia’s amazing blogging community (we have some innovative and entrepreneurial bloggers here) but we’re also flying in Chris Guillebeau to bring a little international flavour. Chris will be presenting twice—once as a keynote and once in a workshop.
Other speakers and panelists include myself (I’ll be involved in three or four sessions), Sarah Wilson, Shayne Tilley (Web Marketing Ninja and regular contributor here on ProBlogger), Nicole Avery, James Tuckerman, Jules Clancy, Stan Lee, Mrs Woog, Valerie Khoo, and a load more (see the full list of confirmed speakers and panelists here).
A focus upon building profitable blogs
The focus of this year’s event will be much more upon monetization and building profitable blogs. While we’ll touch on some more general topics in the course of the event, the feedback from last year was that attendees wanted training on how to monetize.
As a result, we’re featuring sessions that are very much on the topic of making money through a variety of methods. This will include sessions looking at the different models available to bloggers, advertising and working with brands, ebook creation, courses and membership areas, selling your services, sponsored posts, and much more.
The style of teaching at this event is a combination of keynotes, panels, and interactive sessions. However, based on feedback from last year we’re including more keynote presentations than previously, to allow for more intentional training that leads attendees through processes.
While there will be plenty of time for networking, discussion, and a little fun at this years event, the feedback from our second event last year was that we’d put on the most solid training event in Australia for bloggers—we only want to strengthen that.
My intent for this event is that bloggers not only walk away with theoretical teaching, but with practical advice and strategies that they can implement immediately.
Secure your tickets today
Tickets for the event this year will be price at $299.99 AUD but we currently have a limited number on sale for $249.99 AUD.
This price covers the two days of training, a networking breakfast on day one, all lunches and morning/afternoon breaks, drinks and food at a networking event (at one of Melbourne’s finest eateries) on the evening of the first day, as well as a Digital Pass to the event (where you get access to audio recordings of the event and PDFs of the presentations).
We do have a limited number of sponsorship spots still available for brands wanting to reach out to the Australian blogging community and beyond.