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Snap Conference 2015 Recap

Posted by Katy Weade

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I wanted to take a minute to tell you about this amazing conference, SNAP!, that Blitsy had the honor of being a part of. If you're a blogger in the DIY/craft industry then you need to know about this conference held each year in Salt Lake City. It is the most encouraging and positive environment for bloggers to network, learn, collect swag, and have a whole lotta' fun. We jumped in as a sponsor pretty last minute, but we are so glad we did.

If you were there and stopped by our booth I just wanted to say thank you! We loved meeting each and every one of you! If you missed us, that's ok because I'll give you a little recap right here. There are many ways you can partner with Blitsy if you're a Blogger. If that sounds interesting to you then make sure you read on! Also, please fill out this form to be added to our database of Bloggers. We're always looking for cool people like you to partner up with.

Oh, and if you were in the drawing for the Heidi Swapp Minc the winner is announced below! We had a wheel of prizes at the conference and only a handful landed on the entry to win the Minc. This morning we drew all of the business cards out of a mason jar (so much better than a hat, right?).

How Bloggers can work with Blitsy: Visit Chicago and Be the Star!

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We are inviting select bloggers to Chicago to film educational craft lessons in our studio. The video above is a little teaser of what is to come. If you could imagine yourself sharing your expertise in that way than we want to hear from you! Fill out this form to be added to our database. We'll reach out when we're filling up the calendar (psst - filling it up right now...) If you don't hear from us right away please don't worry, we will keep you on file and try to get you in here at some point if we see a fit.

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Blitsy's Inspiration Section

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We recently added a new Inspiration Section to Blitsy.com. This is a place where you as a Blogger or crafter can upload your projects to inspire the rest of the crafting community. The benefit to you is more eyeballs on your content and another source for driving traffic to your blog. We have a rapidly growing community of crafters who are searching for ideas from you!

The submission process is really easy. All you do is click the Submit button on the Inspiration Page, upload a photo, add a title and a few details and you're good to go. Once you submit your project we will approve it on the backend if it meets our guidelines. The guidelines are pretty simple and are just there to keep the section looking clean and inviting. We do not allow linking to commerce sites, rather we expect the links to go to a tutorial so others can learn how you did what you shared.

We will be regularly featuring projects from our Inspiration section in our emails and social media channels. We'll always give you credit and tag you when we can find you! It's an awesome way to get some extra exposure!

Blitsy's Affiliate & Referral Programs

Blitsy has an affiliate program through Shareasale. All you have to do is sign up for an account and become an affiliate of Blitsy. When you use a link to Blitsy in your posts you'll earn a 10% commission on any orders placed! If I was a blogger here is how I would work the system.

1. Sign up as a Blitsy affiliate on Shareasale

2. Start writing some tutorial posts using links pointing to Blitsy.com (or link old posts - a good excuse to bring back old content!)

3. Share that post via social media as well as Blitsy's Inspiration section where over 300k crafters already hang out

4. Cash in on the purchases! Easy peasy!

If you're not into Shareasale, we also have a Referral Program right through Blitsy. EVERYBODY has their own unique referral link that can earn free craft supplies. Just use your referral link when talking about Blitsy (link found in your account profile on blitsy.com). If someone makes their first Blitsy purchase via the link you posted you'll automatically get $10 in your account to spend on your next order. No limit!

Blitsy Creative Team

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Blitsy has a Creative Team that submits projects each month to be featured on our Blog. We pay per post and supply a craft budget each month. If you'd like to be considered for the team please fill out this form - we would love to hear from you! We typically do a 6 month term then add some fresh faces. We are currently in the process of adding to our team so hurry up and get on the list!

Minc Winner

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Ok, have you made it with me this far? Or did you skip down to the bottom to see if you won? Either way, this is super exciting because the Heidi Swapp Minc is a-maz-ing. If you were at Snap then you probably saw Heidi demo this lovely gadget, and you may have even gotten a personalized gold foiled print! I know it is on a lot of peoples' wish lists. So, without further ado .. THE WINNER IS... EIGHTEEN25! We aren't sure which on of you ladies from Eighteen25 was the actual winner since all 3 names are on the business card (Jodie, Jennifer, Jamie), so we guess you'll all have to share it :-) Please keep an eye out for an email so we can get your details and send your Minc!

Recap

Long story short: if you're a blogger in the craft space we should work together in some way! Fill out this form to tell us more about you and to be added to our database.

Happy Crafting!
Katy