2017 Design Bloggers Conference Highlights

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO & Co-Founder, Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting & Design Success University The last Design Bloggers Conference I attended was at least four years ago, and it has grown substantially since then. Over 350 designers attended from around the world. Many great speakers shared actionable tips that you will want to know about… here are a few of the highlights.                   Monetize Your Blog There are ways to monetize your blog – the more followers you have, the more likely you are to get clients and potential brand sponsors who are willing to pay you for an ad or banner on your blog. Instagram Drives Traffic (When Done Well) Your posts need to be “art directed” for best results. Carefully curate your content and post at least once a day – preferably up to three times. Your pictures drive people to your other channels like your blog or website. Best Topics To Increase Your Instagram Traffic Top 10 Lists Trend Watch Market Recaps New Product Introductions Gift Guides, Host & Hostess Gifts Sale Watch (like One Kings Lane) Recommended “calls to action” include a Newsletter sign-up, attend our meet-up, etc. Instagram Success Story Studio McGee has 410K Instagram followers and almost all of their business comes from there. They started their business four years ago and they now have 30 employees. How To Take Compelling Pictures Make people smile with your photos and captions. Post regularly Lighting is … Continue reading 2017 Design Bloggers Conference Highlights