Happy New Year!!
Our first YVR Bloggers Meetup of 2014 will be on Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 from 6-9 pm at Strut Studios (http://www.strutstudios.com/) in Downtown Vancouver with special guest speaker Janice Croze from 5 Minutes for Mom (http://www.5MinutesForMom.com) sharing about "How to Monetize Your Blog." Janice will share about how she has built a profitable business through her blog and share some strategies of how bloggers can build their brand and make money blogging.
In addition, we have a panel of experts who will share different ways to monetize your blogs including:
1) Book Publishing - Bob Burnham from Expert Author Publishing (http://www.expertauthorpublishing.com/)
2) Photography - Ali Rahimi from Alipix Photography (http://www.alipixproductions.ca/)
3) Videography - Elias Arjan from Business Brain
4) Affiliate Marketing - Chuck Anderson from Blissful Parenting (http://www.BlissfulParenting.com)
5) Social Media Management - Nadeem Ahmad from Brand Fra.me (http://brandfra.me/)
6) Advertisers & Sponsors -Michele Partridge from GreenKick
Our featured blogger for January will be Julian Fuchier from Life.Is (http://www.Life.Is)
We will be having an uplifting performance by talented performer Tea!
Make sure you RSVP as we have a limit of only 50 spots.
See you at our January Meetup!
A special thank you to Strut Studios (http://www.strutstudios.com/) for hosting our YVR Bloggers Meetup! We have room for 6 sponsor tables so let us know if you'd like a table to promote your products and/or services at our Meetup!
Doors open to the public at 5:30 pm so come for some networking and connecting with our speakers, sponsors, and bloggers pre-event!
JANICE CROZE - SPEAKER BIO:
Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.com and owner of Janice Croze Photography, has been working online since 2003, creating and running a variety of web properties with her business partner and twin sister, Susan Carraretto.
In 2006, Janice and Susan created 5 Minutes for Mom.com (http://www.5minutesformom.com) and it quickly became an essential, go-to site for moms that entertains and informs, while promoting the online mom community. Throughout the years, Janice and Susan have been respected as pioneers in the blogging community and 5 Minutes for Mom has consistently been recognized as a top mom blog, even being listed by The Wall Street Journal as the 2nd top parenting blog.
Janice and Susan regularly work with major brands such as Disney and Microsoft, and serve as spokespersons for companies such as SC Johnson, Olive Garden, and Tylenol, participating in national televised media campaigns and media tours.
Janice and Susan co-hosted Disney’s Social Media Mom Conference for three years and served on the advisory board for Blissdom Canada. As well, Janice has been a familiar speaker at many of the leading Social Media conferences and events, including Blissdom, Mom 2.0 Summit, Underground, BlogWorld, and Type-A Mom Conference.
Janice lives in South Surrey and has two children, an eleven year old son, Jackson, and a five year old daughter, Olivia. When she isn’t traveling, speaking or writing about blogging and social media, you can find her photographing clients in her studio in South Surrey or on location throughout the Lower Mainland.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Kim Elton - Strut Studios
Amy Sahota - Bare Essential Skin Bar
Janice Croze - Photography
Chuck Anderson - Monetize Your Blog Workshop
Keith Kidwell - SEO Workshop
Peca, Maja, & Tea - Caricatures & Music
Pamela McColl - Grafton & Scratch Publishers
Tanaya Forsyth - Bubbles Make Him Smile
Jessica Davis - South Hill Designs