After reading a post from Michelle, where she discussed her FinCon 16 return on investment, I figured that I should write mine as well. This was my second time attending FinCon. After my first one in 2015, I knew that I had to attend it again. I learned so much and connected with a lot of like-minded people. The week after last year’s conference, tickets for 2016’s conference were up for sale. I purchased mine immediately for a price of $163.97. In this post, I will measure my return on investment. I plan to do that by calculating the amount of income that I was able to make back. First, I’m going to discuss how much I spent for my flight and hotel. Since I purchased my ticket last September, I’m not going to include that amount.
Flight – $323.20
Hotel – $761.85
I spent a total of $1085.05 for my flight and hotel. Now, was it worth spending that money or not?
HELL YEAH it was!
Below is how I fared after FinCon.
Flight voucher – $250
IPad – $400
New Client 1 – $250-$500
New Client 2 – $320
Let me go over these amounts in detail. I was able to get a $250 flight voucher. My flight back to Atlanta was oversold, so I volunteered to give up my seat. I had to stay at the airport a little while longer, but it was worth it. The voucher doesn’t expire until next September. I could use it to purchase my flight for next year’s FinCon or another trip.
I also won an IPad while at FinCon. Immediately, I debated on whether I should keep it or sell it. I eventually decided to sell it. It sold for $400 on eBay. That was easily one of my biggest sales to date.
Next, I received a new client right after FinCon. I can make up to $500 per month doing some work with them. That’s not bad. I also started working with a second client that I met during FinCon. I will make $320 per month working with them.
The total amount that can be made is $1470. That was definitely worth the investment. I still have a couple more potential clients that I hope to work with.
I love FinCon. That conference has been life changing for me. I plan to attend for the foreseeable future. I also need to check a few more conferences out. I’m sure there are a lot of opportunities out there.