Join me for a casual Google+ Hangout about getting started in freelancing for magazines! All are welcome — both newbies and experienced journalists.
I had this idea from some fellow Kent State alums asking me questions about how I went freelance. And I previously wrote about how to pitch magazine articles and a treatise on how to get paid, so you know this is something I can talk about forever.
It’ll be like a live FAQ, from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The link is below, and if I get the Google+ Hangout to work correctly, it’ll be available to watch afterward, too!
Thinking about content strategy for creative businesses is seriously my jam right now — my background in magazine editing and my long-running craft business are kind of colliding in a creative supernova, and I’m working on some ideas to roll out to the world.
I contributed a post over at CraftyPod on content strategy, and I’ll be hanging out with Sister Diane tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20, at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific to chat about content strategy!
If you’ve got a full-blown creative business, content strategy can be taken even further to help you work a lot smarter.
Would it blow your mind if I told you that everything you do online can be part of your content strategy? That includes your website or blog, your Etsy storefront, your public Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and other social media, plus your e-newsletters.
The main reason I love content strategy so much is that, when you do it right, it saves you a metric crap-ton of time. Content strategy is all about being prepared, having procedures in place and knowing what needs to be done when.
It was so fun to hang out with Sister Diane last night and talk about craft business! We probably could’ve talked for hours, but somehow we kept it to 45 minutes. :) Thanks for having me, lady! And if you watched the hangout and would like to get a copy of Crafty Superstar, head over here! Here are the highlights, with links to relevant websites:
- I give shoutouts to Cameron of 1337motif and Esther of Torn Angel
- I wonder if there is such a thing as a Renaissance crafter
- We talk about Regretsy as a mean little David to Etsy’s Goliath
- Indie craft trends, as predicted by CraftsarethenewCrafts.com
- I give props to the Bloomington Handmade Market, Crafty Supermarket and Handmade Arcade, where I’ll be selling my crafts this fall
- I reveal why I love selling at shows so much
- and it just devolves into a total lovefest