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Running a blog can be a lot of fun. But when you first start out, it’s not always the most serious thing in the world. Sometimes, it’s what you do when you are passionate about a topic or you just love to write.
So, you get your blog set up and you just go with it. You do it for fun and it soon becomes something you’re obsessed with. And not only that, it soon becomes something successful.
This is where you can start to turn your blog into a business and enjoy making money from it. As you do that, you’ll start to try out different marketing ideas, to see what works for you. One of which is events. Let’s take a look at how you can not only enjoy events but make them work for you.
Attend What You Want
To start with, you have to make sure that you’re just attending the events that you want to. Don’t feel like you have to go to everything or attend events that aren’t relevant to you or your blog. Remember, this is meant to be fun.
Host Your Own
But also, you may find that you don’t actually want to just attend other events that are put on by brands or companies. Maybe you want to meet up with other bloggers or put on something fun yourself? It can seem difficult for you to find an events space or bespoke exhibition stand builders to bring it all together, but it doesn’t have to. If you know that you want to set the right agenda for the event, feel free to go ahead and host your own!
From here, it’s also important for you to remember that you need to promote yourself. It’s okay to talk about what you’re doing, or why you’re great, or network professionally. Because this is what events are usually about – they’re for business!
But then also, you’re going to want to make sure that you are just being yourself. When you’re meeting new people and putting yourself out there, it can be really intimidating, and you can feel vulnerable. But remember, you are your superpower. So, it’s okay to just be yourself. In fact, the more authentic you are – the more you’ll be able to connect with others and get results out of the events you attend, whether that’s with companies or by making friends.
Have An Agenda
Finally, you definitely want to make sure that you have some sort of agenda for this too. Not in a deceitful way – but just in a way that allows you to get what you want out of the event. See it as setting goals.
If you want to meet people, get opportunities, or promote your blog, then setting that goal allows you to make sure that you’re interacting as you should, to get what you want out of it.
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