Alt Summer 2015 Keynotes

People come to Alt Summit for many reasons. Some love the chance to discuss the ever-changing field of blogging and social media – they can’t wait to talk with peers about what’s working and what’s next. Others come to make connections, to collaborate, and to facilitate change. And everyone is hoping for a hefty dose of inspiration. The sort of inspiration that gets you fired up about your work, about your goals, and about your life. Happily, Alt Summer is absolutely overflowing with inspiration. For example, today we are thrilled to announce the keynotes of Alt Summer! 

Alt Chat: Generating Revenue from Your Expertise

Thanks to the Internet, web-based applications, and social media platforms, we have more ways to earn a living than ever before. We can sell information and skills, as well as, or, instead of physical products. And we’re able to sell to anyone not just the community in which we live.

Join the Alt community and Alt Summer 2015 sponsor Gumroad on Twitter Wednesday morning (tomorrow) May 27th at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET for an hour-long chat about how you can turn your expertise into a product that connects you with your audience, expands your brand, makes you money, and more. We’ll talk about how you can gauge which ideas have the best potential and what strategies you can incorporate to generate sales.

Conferences 101: Practice with Family First

We hope you’re enjoying a long and relaxing weekend full of outdoor picnics, large gatherings, and most importantly curious relatives who have no idea what you do for a living (or hobby if blogging isn’t a full-time gig yet). While enjoying this time with your family, remember that this is the perfect opportunity to practice your elevator pitch. 

If you’re uncertain what your elevator pitch should include, start with these four elements. 

Alt Chat: Creating Work You Love

Everywhere where you turn an article or a person is giving you another “should.” You should post consistently. You should promote yourself on social media. I don’t know about you, but all these shoulds are enough to paralyze me. I need to remind myself as long as I love the work I’m creating I can give myself the occasional pass when I deprioritize a should.

Join the Alt community on Twitter Wednesday morning (tomorrow) May 20th at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET for an hour-long chat about what tips you have for avoiding becoming overwhelmed, how you define success, choose which projects you’ll work on and which ones you’ll pass on, and more.

Attending Conferences 101: Setting Yourself Up for Success

Preparation for a conference can be as simple or as complicated as you make it. As the days get closer, there’s a buzz in the air. You’ve got your ticket. You’ve got your hotel accommodations. You’ve found your roommates. You’ve booked your travel. And you’ve ordered your business cards. Here are three things you can do while you count down the days until the event.