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Have you noticed the recent flood of bundles and summits in the online space? Perhaps you even feel like you’re missing out and want a piece of the pie too LOL.
After having been in over a dozen bundles and summits, I know a thing or two about how and where to find these. So in the episode, I’m going to share what I’ve done to get myself into these collaborative events, along with where and how to find opportunities for yourself.
If you’ve been thinking about participating or bundles and summits as part of your marketing strategy, this episode is for you.
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Have you noticed the recent flood of summits and bundles in the online space? Perhaps you even feel like you’re missing out and want a piece of the pie too. After having been in over a dozen bundles in summits, I know a thing or two about how and where to find these.
So in this episode, I’m going to share what I’ve done to get myself into these collaborative events, along with where and how to find these opportunities for yourself. If you’ve been thinking about participating in bundles or summits as part of your marketing strategy, this episode is for you. So let’s dive on in.
Hey, I’m Lucy Reyes, your host of the Cheerful Productive Chats Podcast, where I’m on a mission to help online entrepreneurs like you focus on all the right things and kiss overwhelm goodbye. Here, you’re going to learn strategies that will boost your productivity so that you can scale your online biz and impact lives sooner. It’s your time to shine so let’s get started!
Hey, welcome back to the Cheerful Productive Chats Podcast. Now I’ve been talking a lot about bundles lately, especially in episode 25, which was where I shared about my own 2022 annual review. And in episode 26, where I shared about the 2023 predictions and trends I think may be happening in this year.
“How are you landing so many bundles and summits?”
So naturally I received the question in my DMS that was basically like, oh my gosh, you are a part of so many summits and bundles all the time. How are you landing so many?
So I felt like I actually had way more to say than what I could respond to in a simple DM. So here I am, I’m going to share a podcast episode to help you because if you are seeing this trend as well, where there are so many bundles and summits, and now you want a piece of that.
Well, this episode is going to help you figure out where you can find your own bundles to contribute to, regardless of your niche.
Because no, this is not just for the B2B space as in business-to-business. This is for all kinds of niches, no matter what it is that you do.
My First Bundle Experiences
But first. Let’s kind of rewind and give you a little bit of a background of how and where this all started. So my first bundle experience happened back in either 2020 or 2021.
I honestly don’t remember exactly when I first participated in a bundle, but I pitched myself. I had to go out there. I had to look and apply, submit all my information and then I got accepted. Okay.
So this was an amazing experience for me. And the very first time that I was accepted into a bundle, oh, my gosh, I was over the roof. And after participating in this one, I was hooked. I was hooked into really finding bundles as a way to find new leads.
But to be honest, while the bundle gave me a lot of exposure to new subscribers, it didn’t really help with my credibility in the online space. So just that one bundle alone, wasn’t going to be enough.
And this is when I realized I had to make it a thing like an actual priority in my business for me to continue to pitch myself to new bundles as I would find them, or as I could find them.
So one bundle enough in itself was not going to help me get the amount of leads that I wanted to achieve with my business. So that is basically how I got started with really figuring out that bundles was something I really wanted to be a part of.
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Where to Find Bundles and Summits to Participate In
If you were like, okay, Lucy now, where can I find bundles to participate in or bundles in some is to participate in…
Look inside of Facebook Groups
So one of the first places that I’m going to recommend that you look for is inside of Facebook groups.
Groups You’re Already a Part Of
Now start with Facebook groups that you already hang it out in, and the ones that you typically ask questions in.
So specifically, if you are in any business groups with other people that are in your same niche, then those are going to be great places to look for because a lot of people actually post in those groups saying, “hey, I’m about to have this collaboration. I’m about to host a summit or this bundle. Is there anyone that can speak on X, Y, Z?”
And that is when you can then comment or reach out to them and say, “hey, me me. I want to talk on this topic.” Okay.
And there’s also some times where they’re like, “oh my gosh, someone just dropped out last minute. Is there anyone that could pretty please pick up at the last second and get everything turned into me ASAP?”
And if you are prioritizing being in bundles and summits to grow your business, then you should be like, yeah, me, I will move things out of my calendar so that way I can get this in to you and now be in this summit or bundle.
That is exactly what happened with my first summit that I participated in actually.
It was a summit in a, for my mom blog, actually, wasn’t even in the B2B space. It was a summit in the mom space where they were asking for sponsors and I was like, yeah, I’ll sponsor.
And then they came back and they’re like, “oh, someone just dropped out and we see that you have a similar business. Would you be willing to step in and record a presentation and get it back to us by the end of the week?”
And I was like, “uhhh yeah, I will definitely do that.” And that was actually my very first summit experience.
But it takes a little bit of flexibility, and really finding the opportunities or being open to the opportunity.
So that one didn’t come in through the Facebook group. So I kind of skipped ahead here, but my point is that Facebook groups are a great place for you to find these types of collaborations and being open to kind of filling in at the last minute for someone who had to step out.
Collaboration-Specific Facebook Groups
So there are also some very specific Facebook groups that are dedicated to helping you find speaking and bundle collaborations.
So within those groups, specifically, the group owner sometimes even keep a running and directory of any summits or bundles that are happening all of the time.
So for example, if you are a summit host or a bundle host and you host it every single year, then they may keep it up in a directory. So that way, every time March comes around and you host this bundle every March, then people can go ahead and apply and you’ll have a running list of applications, that that host can go through.
So definitely keep an eye out for those groups. for you to find Facebook groups, you can just search the keywords for your niche.
So you can search keywords for Facebook groups. I say something like speaking collaboration and then see what comes up. Or summit speaking and see what comes up or bundles and then see what comes up. So you can find Facebook groups that are specific for collaborations in that way.
Or you can go inside of the Facebook groups that you’re already a part of and type in those same keywords inside of the search feature to have any recent posts pop up.
Some Facebook groups I’ve personally found collabs in:
– Women Entrepreneurs & Online Coaches: Speaking & Collaboration
– Bundles of Bundles x Bree Boucher
– Summit Host Hangout
Follow recurring hosts
Now the second one is to follow recurring bundle hosts as in sign up for their email list. Follow them on Instagram. And just see when it is that they typically host their bundles.
So do a little bit of research. If you see a bundle that you’re like, oh, “I wish, I wish I had been a part of that bundle.”
Well, maybe you missed out this time, but it doesn’t mean that you’ll miss out the next time, because perhaps they’re going to run that same bundle again in a few months or the next year. So definitely go follow that host, sign up for their email list.
Now the bundle hosts may be a larger company who kind of just dedicate themselves to hosting bundles. Something like Ultimate Bundles is a very known one in the industry, but now with there being so many more bundles out there, they’re starting to become even more opportunities by even more people, either hosting their own bundle.
Or there’s a couple of people that have kind of like a standard rotation of bundles that they’ll do a few times a year.
So like I said, if you see anyone that’s a bundle host. Sign up for their email list and follow them on social media because that way you get a sense of when it is that they actually host these bundles.
Oh, and not to mention that you could even just go to their website. Sometimes they have their application right there on their website. So definitely check them out and see if it’s something where they’re constantly open to new contributors year round.
Check your inbox
The third thing is very similar to this last one because after you start following bundle hosts and not just bundle hosts, but this third tip is for you to keep an eye out in your inbox from people that you follow so that way, they’re someone that you actually keep an eye out for their emails, even more.
Let your biz besties know
Now the fourth tip here is for you to let your inner circle of biz besties know that you’re available for bundles because sometimes, and especially if y’all are in a similar or complementary niche. They might get invited to a bundle where they can then recommend you and vice versa.
But if they don’t know that you’re actually wanting to participate in bundles and summits, then they might not. And something that bundle and summit hosts typically do is as part of their onboarding process, sometimes they’ll ask their contributors or their speakers. “Hey, is there anyone else that you recommend that would be a great fit for the summit or bundle?”
And if your biz besties know that one, you are a great fit and two, that you’re open to this type of collaboration, then they can go ahead and jot your name down.
So definitely whoever you hang out with on the online space, if you have any biz besties, let them know. Okay. So that way they can recommend you if they see anything that’s a good fit.
Build ongoing and genuine connections
And lastly, and honestly, the most important one is to build an ongoing connection with anyone in your industry.
Just having genuine and ongoing connections and building that, that is going to be so, so important with you actually being invited to be a part of their bundle or for you to know when applications open for their summit or bundle.
So keep it simple and genuine rather than strategic. So don’t just start following someone the week before you want to apply to their summit or to their bundle. Okay. If you, if it’s someone that you genuinely want to build a connection with and follow and, you know that they have a complimentary audience to yours, why not just try to get on good terms with them whenever.
And just follow them. Comment on their stuff. Respond to their stories. Say something. Email them back, whatever, over time. And that way by the time it comes for them to actually start inviting people or open up applications for their summit or bundle, you would be an easier “yes” than if you were someone that they didn’t even know.
Paid Coaching Communities
Now, one of the best places that I personally see, this working fabulously is inside of paid coaching communities that you’re a part of.
So within these paid communities, you’re all trying to learn from the same person, which kind of instantly gives you that point of having something similar.
So, you know, whenever you meet someone, you try to find something in common to make the conversation go by a little bit easier. You kind of already have that when you’re inside of a paid coaching program, because one you’re learning from the same person and two, that means you have similar goals that you’re trying to actively work on.
And actually three, it might mean that you are in a similar place in business as them. Now that one is maybe like a more or less like you might be or you might not be, but you’re still not to the level of the mentor that you’re learning from right otherwise y’all wouldn’t be there.
So because of this, I really do like trying to connect and build genuine connections with people inside of other coaching communities that I’m a part of.
The Snowball Effect
Once you do a mix of all of these tips that I just shared, you’re going to see a snowball effect, and then you’re going to start to get invited on a recurring basis. Like you won’t even have to try as hard to put yourself out there for bundles and summits.
In the beginning, you definitely will. But once you have gotten and landed a few of these collaboration opportunities, now you’re going to start being invited. But it starts with you putting yourself out there first.
So go out there and do that. Okay. You can definitely get yourself into bundles and summits this year.
Now, if you want to learn more on how to make the most out of participating in summits and bundles, there are a few resources that I highly highly recommend. And I will link to them in the show notes.
- To make the most out of summits and bundles, check out this course here.
- To learn how to skyrocket your income when participating in bundles, check out this resource here.
- To learn how to be a top affiliate and rock bundle participation, check out this resource here.
Okay. These resources are really going to help you make the most out of the new leads that you’re getting and even make money short-term and long-term from those new leads.
So I truly, truly believe that bundles and summits will continue to blow up this year. Like I said, listen to episode 25 to see what I have to say exactly about this prediction, but I do think that they’re going to continue to blow up this year.
Now, if you are a bundle or summit veteran yourself, I will love to know if there’s any other ways you’d add to this list on how to find bundle and summit collaborations. If so, send me a DM on Instagram @cheerstoblogging, to let me know, because I would love to hear it.
And if you’re newer to bundles and summits, or you simply want to put yourself out there a little bit more, take a screenshot and share this episode to your Instagram stories with the one method you’re going to try first. Okay. I can’t wait to see your Instagram story and I will talk to you next week!
Thank you so much for listening to the Cheerful Productive Chats Podcast with me, Lucy Reyes. To view the complete show notes and all the links mentioned in today’s episode, visit cheerstoblogging.com/29. And before you go, make sure you subscribe wherever you’re listening so you know once the next productive chat is released. Talk soon and cheers to your productivity and success!
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