Bloggers Community Conference 2017 was organized on 16th April 2017, at Karachi Arts Council by a Former sub-editor of GEO NEWS, Mohsin Zia and his fellow friend Engr Usama Masood . Several professionals from various walks of life participated which included journalists, intellectuals, bloggers, freelancers, pranksters and online business experts, all on a single platform.
The event was immensely advertised through print and electronic media as a result of which it succeeded to grab the attention of people from all across the city and beyond. Arts Council community hall was so filled with people that even the air conditioning system stopped working.
I had the pleasure of attending this seminar as a guest speaker along with Abdul Wali, Umer Iftikhar, Nadir Ali, Zahid Shahid and Shujain Ali.
Bloggers Community Conference gathered some leading entrepreneurs, pro bloggers, YouTubers web enthusiasts, affiliate marketers and social media marketers from across the province i.e. Sindh.
The primary objective of the event was to educate newbies with online business ideas and strategies. It's goal was to help students, parents, graduates, jobless and the employed to understand the importance of setting up an online business with zero investment.
Guest speakers shared their real life stories and practical business strategies that worked for them in the field of blogging and vlogging. Sharing in-depth details of the following:
- Google Adsense
- YouTube Partner's Program
- Affiliate marketing
- Blogging and SEO
- Web development
- Content Marketing
- Amazon Affiliate Program
- Freelancing ( Fiverr, upwork)
- Social Media Marketing
It was in short the A-Z of how one can make a consistent income online to survive in this competitive world of Information and technology. Yes it was all about Make Money Online!
At the end of the event, all registered participants were given free web hosting as a Thanksgiving.
Venue, Date & Time
- Host: Mohsin Zia and Engr Usama Masood
- Event Page: Bloggers Community Conference 2017
- Date: Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 4 PM - 8 PM
- Venue: Arts Council Karachi, Sindh
Guest Speakers List
Shujain Ali - SMM/SEO
and of course this small man: Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai
Bloggers Conference Mentioned In News
Country's biggest media house i.e. JANG Group, instantly published articles on their websites highlighting the success of this conference.
GEO NEWS [Link]
THE NEWS [Link]
JANG NEWS [Link]
Important Highlights Of The Conference
Apart from a normal talk on blogging, SEO, affiliate marketing and digital product selling, I focused deeply this time on setting up an amazon affiliate niche site and shared the business strategy for it to ensure a lucrative and sustainable income online.
Important points discussed that day are listed below:
- Explained the fundamental difference between victims of corporate slave mentality
- Talked in detail about the difference between PlanA and PlanB system of life
- Shared basics such setting up website architecture, producing SEO friendly content and finally marketing the brand through AdWords and Facebook.
- I discussed basics of Affiliate business such as setting up site, uploading trending content, promoting content via info graphics, videos and guest posting.
- I gave a helicopter view of how affiliate business works and how blogging helps youngsters to make a living online by producing quality content.
- Shared some real life SEO examples of clients websites that I was working on.
- Share a website model that I created for "Ifza" and will launch soon inshAllah.
- I shared tips on how housewives can setup their blogs or vlogs and start making money straight from their living rooms.
- I emphasized on the importance of learning a skill set that is currently the only way to succeed in this competitive world.
- I encouraged the students to learn these 3 core things:
- Mobile Development (Java and Objective C)
- Adobe After Effects (For a successful YouTube Career)
I am sure Onlineustaad needs no introduction. I always enjoy accompanying Wali. He is one of my best online buddies who is no less than a brother and family member now.
Wali shared some interesting tips to setup a blog and how a simple blog post on Payoneer with few affiliate links helps him make thousands of dollars. He displayed his Payoneer earning screenshot as motivation and then explained further on how one can start his freelance career through upwork, fiverr and other freelancing community platforms. In short it was a productive and informative session, of course with a lot of humour! :)
Mohammad Umer Iftikhar
Umer is a highly humble and talented gentleman. He is the one who invited me to the conference also. He is an active YouTuber and blogs at BloggingCEO
Umer shared YouTube earning strategies that worked for him and mentioned ways to ensure you abide by YouTube Community Guidelines. He also shared some of his real life experiences covering all ups and downs.
He emphasized upon uploading quality content on YouTube and strictly advised against stealing someone's copyrights. He categorically stated that indeed during the start of his online career, he did make some mistakes and now he is all set to avoid making those mistakes.
He is an extremely honest man and I had never seen a guest speaker as humble, to the ground and honest as him. He surely deserves an applause here.
Zahid Shahid Sheikha
Shahid runs amazon affiliate niche sites and is an expert in social media marketing.
Shahid emphasized that success of any human being depends on how he schedules his time because after all time is money. No dream can come true if you are not allocating your time properly. And I second that because I am personally a victim of laziness ever since I got married! =d
I, unfortunately, missed his session due to prayers. Shujain is a talented guy who makes a handsome amount of money with his online company that offers SEO consultanncy and social media services.
I met Mohsin for the first time, although we are friends on Facebook for years. I found him a multi-tasking machine, a human with a pure heart and a man with a determination to do something exceptional for the youth. It is honestly quite difficult to introduce him because he is into so many things. He is a Journalist by profession, Blogger by passion, a social media marketer, Entrepreneur and a Trainer. He has worked with GEO as a sub-editor and has great reputation among journalist community. He also runs Twenty2Studio, a digital agency.
Mohsin organized this seminar to abridge the gap between the professionals and the newbies. To help new comers to understand the challenges faced in setting up an online career by giving real life examples of professionals. He wants to educate the youth with proper strategies required to succeed online.
Mohsin also announced that he is soon going to launch an IT institute unparalleled in its services and educational standard. The institute will aim at providing guidance and consultancy to students in the field of blogging, vlogging, ecommerce, affiliate marketing, SEO and everything make money online.
He emphasized that unlike a normal institute, where students are given a brief overview of a tool or technology without giving them career path guidance and help on how to utilize those skills practically online, his institute will do the reverse.
After the conference, Mohsin served all his guests with a delicious Mutton Karahi at Shaheen Shanwari restaurant as a thanksgiving.
Engr Usama Masood
Usama is a dedicated engineer who runs a web hosting company from Hyderabad and knows his field quite well.
Usama was the event's co-organizer. He expressed his intention of accompanying Mohsin in his dream of a setting up an IT academy very soon.
Fortunately, Usama was kind enough to offer free Web Hosting to all the participants of the conference!
Funny Moments: Meet One Who Pranked Me Years Ago
Nadir Ali is a famous Prankster and YouTuber from Pakistan, who runs the popular P 4 Pakao YouTube Channel. He has succeeded so far in getting millions of views on his videos and reaching a subscription list of over 188K subscribers so far.
His story is quite motivating. He started his career with Metro One Channel as a co-actor to play pranks on people. He said he used to write prank scripts to convince his producer to at least give him a single chance to showcase his talent. His scripts were often taken and shows were recorded by taking someone else instead of giving Nadir a chance. Finally one day, he got a role to exhibit his talent to the world.
But after sometime, he quit acting at that show and remained jobless for half a year. No channel was able to understand the worth of this hidden star until one day he met "Mohammad Umer Iftikhar" who guided him that he can start uploading his prank videos on YouTube and monetize his channel to make money online through AdSense.
Nadir said that all credit to his YouTube Channel goes to Mohammad Umer Iftikhar
Umer guided him with the technical aspect and helped him to setup his own webTV. Today P4 Pakao channel has over 188K subscribers with million of views, which for sure makes Nadir a hell lot of money compared to his fixed waged Job.
'Now that's the power of the internet - It can you make you a star overnight!'
This is how Nadir Ali pranked me years ago when I was going home with a shop containing raw meat in it ;)
I was accompanied by Salman Awan and thanks to him, we captured some important moments.
Photo Credits: Salman Awan
When is our next Seminar?
And yet another great conference comes to an end. Such events are the backbone to enrich the creative skills of newbies and help them with all their queries in mind. Conferences like this immensely help in transforming first-hand knowledge from professionals to beginners.
I would whole heartedly thank Mohsin Zia and Umer Iftikhar for inviting STCnetwork to the conference and giving us the honor to share whatever knowledge we have with the young energetic souls present that day.
I would also like to thank Abid, Ammar, Abdul Samad, Noman, Adnan, Shah Faisal and everyone else for attending the conference and adding more colors to it.
Wish you all the best of life and a happy and successful online career, filled with sustainable income and ever growing business. Peace buddies! =)
Kindly do post your queries and your feedback about this conference in the comment box below.
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