Starting a blog or a site takes about five seconds these days—so long as you have an email and a password, there are dozens of places to set up virtual shop for free.
Gaining fans, followers, and traction—not to mention making money once you’ve built a solid readership—is a lot harder. What should your social media strategy be? What kinds of stories resonate most with readers? What are the secrets of a successful site?
We started a conference to answer these questions and more. On Wednesday, November 13, we’re holding our first Indie Media Camp at 501 Union in Gowanus, with the staff of your favorite blogs and sites.
Throughout the day, we’ll hear from the bloggers, editors, publishers, and marketing pros behind sites like Gothamist, Greenpointers, Refinery29, DesignSponge, The Awl and Eater, plus brands like Brooklyn Brewery, who’ll share their insights on everything from taking professional-quality photos, to pricing sponsored content, to the best uses for Facebook and Twitter. Whether you’re a blogger, a social media editor or an entrepreneur, we guarantee a day of learning, plus food, drink and networking.
Passes for the all-day conference are $99 until November 1, and $150 afterward, so get ’em early, and let us know you’re coming.
Indie Media Camp is presented with the help of our sponsors, MailChimp and Squarespace. Get in touch if you’d like to support IMC.