Become a better soloist at SoloCamp

Sat., April 27
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
CoCo Minneapolis

Eventbrite - SoloCamp

How’s business? Got all the clients you want? Making as much money as you need? How’s your work life/balance?

If you’re not satisfied with your solo practice (guess what: you’re not alone!), then have we got an event for you!

SoloCamp is a one-day conference focused on improving business skills and learning new tools. Think of it as a shot of adrenalin for your solo practice, whether you’re a designer, programmer, writer or consultant.

Like a regular conference, there are some pre-planned sessions on a variety of important topics, taught by seasoned freelancers and business owners. But it’s also an unconference, which means we’ve got room for sessions that can be suggested and even run by you! (We’ll tell you more about that after you register.)

Pre-planned sessions include:

  • The basics (and not-so basics) of marketing yourself  How and where to tell your story
  • Using social media to promote your business
  • Online marketing 101  An overview of what’s possible with SEO, PPC, Re-marketing, Authorship Pages, Video and Conversion Optimization (applicable to yours or your clients’ business)
  • Stop leaving money on the table!  Ideas on how to earn more from your projects and client relationships.
  • Business 101 for freelancers  Tons of practical advice on incorporation, taxes, banking, insurance, partnerships, positioning, etc.
  • Portfolio sites  Comparing portfolio platforms, with input from other freelancers
  • Designer tech  A review of essential tools
  • Working alone sucks!  An intro to more collaborative ways of working

Schedule:

  • 9 – 10 a.m. – Coffee/rolls, socializing, orientation to unconference format
  • 10 – 11 a.m. – Sessions
  • 11 a.m. – Noon – Sessions
  • Noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch (included)
  • 1 – 2 p.m. – Sessions
  • 2 – 3 p.m. – Sessions
  • 3 p.m. – Optional tours of CoCo & Design Works

Eventbrite - SoloCamp

Brought to you by:

  • AIGA Minnesota
  • Navitor
  • CoCo
Posted in daycamps, homepage feature, Minneapolis, Programming
5 comments on “Become a better soloist at SoloCamp
  1. Mark Gason says:

    unfortunate that this is at the same time as WordCamp Minneapolis. http://2013.minneapolis.wordcamp.org/
    None of the WordPress developers will be able to attend

  2. Heather Koffler says:

    Daaaaaangit. I wish this wasn’t the same day as WordCamp MSP. :( I want to attend this! Looks like some really valuable info!

  3. Avonelle Lovhaug says:

    Yikes – also the same time as Twin Cities Code Camp:
    http://twincitiescodecamp.com/TCCC/Default.aspx

    Too bad – I would have liked to check this out!

  4. Wendy Zakariasen says:

    Can you tell me the cost of the camp?

  5. dball says:

    Wendy, if you click through to the eventbrite page, you’ll see a couple of rates: $40-$50.

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