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Join us in Austin, TX June 19-20, 2015!

Missed out on the 2014 conference? Check out video of the sessions at Blogging While Brown 2014.

2014 Conference Videos

How To Build A $100K Blogging Business
Jullien Gordon, SideHustla.com and B.P.A.I.D.

Need to monetize your blog? Can't wait to get a million views a month? Well there are many ways to monetize your blog that aren't ad-based.Questions the session will answer:   How to create a business model that isn't just advertising-based? How do you build an email list by creating a valuable, yet free, "hook" for readers? How to use your blog to get speaking, coaching, and consulting opportunities

Six Ways to Make Six Figures From Blogging Without Ad Revenue
Lamar & Ronnie Tyler, Black and Married with Kids    

In this workshop the Tylers will demonstrate six different streams of revenue that bloggers can tap into, in order to create a six figure income, without ad sales. The Tylers will also give first-hand insight on how they've leveraged all six of these models to generate enough income to replace both of their full-time salaries. Questions this session will answer:  How can you make money from blogging without selling ads?  How can I make money if I don't have a ton of traffic to my site?  What are the seven steps that will turn a reader into a customer?

Email Marketing
Kendra Webb-Scott, Ideazio, Inc and ClosetConfections.com

When it comes to conversions, email is still the most effective way to connect with your audience. Learn how to build a high quality email list and avoid wasting your time and credibility on ineffective email campaigns.  Hear about the keys to list-building and email marketing and learn the latest strategies for improving your email response rates. 

BUSINESS OF BLOGGING
FRIDAY, June 27, 2014

8:45AM - 9:00AM          

Opening Remarks-Gina McCauley, Founder of Blogging While Brown

9:00AM - 10:00:AM          

How To Build A $100K Blogging Business - Jullien Gordon, SideHustla.com and B.P.A.I.D.

10:15-11:15AM              

Email Marketing- Kendra Webb-Scott, Ideazio, Inc and ClosetConfections.com

11:30AM-12:30PM           

Law for Bloggers - Miriam Nicole Huffman, One Loop Consulting

12:30PM -1:30PM- LUNCH

1:30PM-2:30PM              

Blogs and Brands-Moderated by Jacque Reid                                         

Tola Lawal, SixOne7Creative, Nadia Jones, Niche Parent Network, Brandi Riley, Collective Bias’

2:45PM -3:45 PM           

CAPSTONE: Productizing & Ideation for Bloggers



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BWB Conference Schedule

Friday, June 27, 2014

3:00PM-4:00PM
Registration--Schomburg Lobby

4:00PM-5:30PM
Opening Remarks - Langston Hughes Auditorium
Gina McCauley, Founder of Blogging While Brown

Girls Compete Women Cooperate: How to Use Bloggers in Your Niche to Build  a  Network
Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, The Budgetnista Kara Stevens, The Frugal Feminista Tonya Rapley, My Fab Finance Marsha Horton Barnes, Financial Empowerment Tiffany Victoria Williams, My Fab Finance

How to Form Kick@$$ Collaborations to Boost Your Web Traffic & Increase Your Social  Media Following Sheree Adams, Smart & Sassy Mom Christine St. Vil, Moms ‘N Charge

6:00PM-9:00PM
OPENING PARTY - Mardis Gras! - Aloft Harlem


 Saturday, June 28, 2014    

8:00AM-8:45AM    
Registration & Light Breakfast - Schomburg Lobby
8:45AM-10:00AM    
Opening Remarks - Langston Hughes Auditorium
Gina McCauley, Founder of Blogging While Brown
L. Michelle Smith, AT&T U.S. Diversity Corporate Communications
Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer

TECHNOLOGY KEYNOTE
Markus Robinson, Interactive One    

10:00AM-10:15AM    
BREAK    
10:15AM-11:15AM    
Breakout #1-Six Ways to Make Six Figures From Blogging Without Ad Revenue - Langston Hughes Auditorium

Lamar & Ronnie Tyler, Black and Married with Kids     

Breakout #2-Learn to Code 101 -American Negro Theatre

Keisha J. Reed, KJR Consulting    
 

11:15AM - LUNCH SERVED

11:30AM-12:30PM    

Lunch & Learn #1- American Negro Theatre
Blogging 101
Arsha Jones, BrandBuildSell

*Lunch may be brought into the American Negro Theatre.     

12:00PM-12:45PM     
Lunch & Learn #2 - Langston Hughes Auditorium
Pivot Point: Is it Time to Move on From Your Blog?-SPONSORED BY COMCAST NBC UNIVERSAL
Alfred Edmond, Jr., Senior Vice President/Chief Content Officer, Black Enterprise
Gina McCauley, Founder, Blogging While Brown
Aisha Jefferson, Digital Editor, Comcast Xfinity

*No food allowed in the Langston Hughes Auditorium.    

12:45PM-1:00PM    
BREAK -15 MINUTES    
1:00PM-2:00PM - Langston Hughes Auditorium
Breakout #3-The New ABCs of Growing Your Business

Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer    

1:00PM-1:30PM    -American Negro Theatre
Breakout #4-Social Currency - Using Triberr To Grow Your Blog-
Jaha Knight, Karasi Media Group    

1:30PM-2:00PM    - American Negro Theatre
Breakout #4.5 - Yeezy Taught Us

Will Hatcher, Delicious Bath Water     
2:00PM-2:15PM    BREAK - 15 MINUTES    
2:15PM-3:15PM -Langston Hughes Auditorium
Breakout #5-How to Get Invited to Speak at Conferences - 

Sarah Milstein, Lean Startup Productions      

Breakout#7- You Can't Be Social Without Mobile First - American Negro Theatre

Kristin Bolton-Keys, Mobile Product Manager Alicia Dixon, Product Manager
    
3:15PM-3:30PM    BREAK -15 MINUTES    
3:30PM-4:30PM    
Media Relations and Pitching - Langston Hughes Auditorium

Matt E. Stevens, Prune Juice Media and Jorian L. Seay, Ebony Magazine    

Visual Blogging - American Negro Theatre

Michael Scott Jones,Director of Multimedia, Interactive One
Sarah Glover, Social Media Editor NBC10 Philadelphia 
Stephanie Smith, Founder, 300 Sandwiches
    
4:30PM-4:40PM    BREAK - 10 MINUTES    
4:40PM-5:00PM
Closing Remarks- Langston Hughes Auditorium

Gina McCauley
BlogHer Giveaway
    
5:00PM-6:00PM    SPONSORED BY AT&T - Langston Hughes Auditorium
Trending Topics in Tech: Faith in a Mobile World

Jason Caston, Technology and Social Media Director, T.D. Jakes Ministries
L. Michelle Smith, AT&T U.S. Diversity Corporate Communications
Chip Dizard, Ministry Multimedia Expert
Tiffani Robinson, Digital and Social Expert    

6:30PM+    
Closing Party  Aloft Harlem