Breakout Session #3A (Beginning): Monetization and Business Models - Introduction to Monetization Models for Creative Bloggers

This panel will review the basic models for monetizing your blog and online presence, with and without the sale of goods, including: 1. Making money with your blog: Advertising, affiliate sales, sponsorship: All methods that live on your blogs, and where it’s more likely to be a numbers game, i.e. the more traffic, the more money you typically make 2. Making money because of your blog: Using your blog as a platform to establish your expertise and as a platform for your skills, helping you to secure freelance, consulting, speaking, teaching and other gigs. 3. eCommerce: On your blog or via Etsy and other third party sites. Wendy Piersall moderates the discussion among Amanda Rettke, Gina Luker, and Traci Bautista.