Blogging as a Business with Meg Biram
A few weeks ago, I took my Tootsie (what I call my car) and headed down to D.C. for a workshop held by Meg Biram. Held at the super cute Sprinkles Cupcakes location in Georgetown, a bunch of local D.C. bloggers and I got to chat with Meg about how she monetizes her blog and works with brands. I learned some new tips, networked with D.C. bloggers (hello new friends!), and became re-inspired about blogging as a business. The workshop helped me solidify the identity and change from RingTheAlam.com to MelissaAlam.com. My goal is to create my blog as a resource for others, and attending this workshop provided me just the encouragement I needed to hear! There were a ton of other great tips discussed at the workshop, and my new blogging buddy Sara wrote an awesome recap on her blog. Read it all here!
I highly encourage you as a blogger or small business owner to make investments and attend workshops and meetups like this in your area. There is so much to gain (hello return on investment), so I'll be writing a post on ROI soon on the blog. Stay tuned!