What’s it like to be a part of the MommyCon Blogger Program, you ask? Well, here’s an answer from one of our AWEOME 2015 bloggers, Amanda (who will also be joining us in 2016!)
I was privileged to be a part of the MommyCon Blogger Program in 2015. This year was even more exciting for me because they traveled to my city for the first time! This meant that I got to attend MommyCon instead of just enjoying it through the windows of social media.
Being a MommyCon Blogger, you get a code. It’s just a simple code related to your blog that you can share all over social media and by word of mouth for ticket buyers to use and receive a discount. Not only do they receive a discount, but you earn a little something too for basically referring them to their nearest MommyCon event. There are tiers for the amount of commission you’ll receive, based on how many people have used your discount code when purchasing a ticket. After each event, you’ll receive a payout for what you earned for that specific city. For example, if five people used your code in order to purchase their Chicago ticket, then after the Chicago event is over, you’ll receive the commission for Chicago.
Receiving a commission is not the best part of being a part of the Blogger Team. I mean, sure, who doesn’t want to get paid for promoting? There are two tickets set aside that you can offer up in a giveaway. Of course, it won’t get your winners into a sold out event- but they usually can choose which event they would like to attend. For me, I gave away two tickets to Columbus. That was my local event, it was just a month or so beforehand when I did the giveaway and I had made it clear in my giveaway that they were for Columbus’s event. I’m sure this will vary for each individual circumstance though.
Another awesome perk? (And this one is really just for you!) You’ll receive a media pass to the event of your choice. Ahhhhh. Yes. You will get a free admission to the event, there’s a special breakfast before it all begins with Xza and Laney [of #teammommycon], and you’re still eligible to win in the giveaway at the end of the day. Not only do you receive those perks…. But you get a Media Goodie Bag. The Media Goodie Bag has even more fun stuff included than the general admission bag. I can’t tell you how much I loved all my little extras. It’s just another way MommyCon thanks you for your efforts promoting them throughout the year!
Contests and Competitions. The MommyCon Team wants to make it even more exciting for you to be selected into the program. Another incentive, if you will…. This year, the blogger with the most coupon codes used received a Tekhni Wrap. YEAH. There are also more prizes for the end of this year that haven’t yet been revealed, but it’s so exciting! Basically, promote MommyCon events like crazy (okay… maybe not super crazy, just mention it in every conversation you may have) and you’ll have the potential to be rewarded more for your efforts!
I’ll say, my favorite part about being a MommyCon Blogger is just getting to meet and interact with new people. I’m shy so it may come as a shock. But I got to meet other bloggers during the breakfast and it was fun to interact with people that I only see on the internet. I will forever be applying to be a MommyCon Blogger as long as the program is available to me. It’s an awesome opportunity to spread awareness for natural parenting and the fact that there is such a large community behind it. Where else will you see fluffy bums, Tulas, Tekhnis, breastfeeding, and eco-friendly vendors?!
Thanks so much Amanda, for taking the time to write this for us! Now, what are you waiting for? Apply HERE: 2016 Blogger Application!