Today, I wanted to share some of my best tips for staying productive when you work from home. The more comfortable you get with working at home, the more tempting it can be to procrastinate and become really unstructured ... [...]
Given enough data, the iPhone makes a pretty accurate guess at which address is your home and which is your office, based on the times of day and frequency of visits. Those guesses are in turn used to inform iOS's Google ... [...]
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator John Walsh (D-MT) plan to reintroduce the Bring Jobs Home Act (S. 2562). The act would ... Breadcrumb. The Tax Policy Blog; Bring Jobs Act Version 2.0 Still Ignores Reality ... [...]
ArtsBeat - New York Times Blog ... Although Virginia asks in a soft pillow-talk voice (with those wide, dark pools of eyes) what measurements could possibly interpret this moment of passion, it's a safe bet that especially for Bill, the masquerade of working together in the future will provide better cover for emotional attachment than any set of ... Fired from his post, Bill sits at home, unemployed and ignoring the wails of the new baby, John, crying desperately from his crib. [...]
Today we welcome Nikki Parkinson, from Styling You, to chat about brand work on blogs. Nikki switched a 20-year journalism career for forging a path online with her fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog. One of Australia’s best, she’s won numerous awards, travelled the world, and created a business she loves, right from her kitchen table. She’s actively worked with brands right from the start, and has enormous knowledge to share.
So you’ve been blogging for a while and have built up a solid readership and community because you consistently deliver useful/inspirational/ente [...]
You will have noticed this week we have learned how to reach out to brands for advertising and sponsorship on our blogs – and the best way to sell yourself is to have all your details in a handy, professional media kit. It shows that you’re serious about partnering up to create an both an income for you and awareness of brands, and gives potential sponsors all the information they need to decide that you’re the blogger they’d like to work with.
A media kit is a snapshot of your blog’s vital details, packaged up in a reader-friendly download. It provides [...]
Are you a blogger who has thought of maybe doing some sponsored work on your blog, but are wondering where all the opportunities are? Do you see other bloggers collaborating with brands and think there must be some magic list you need to be on to have these opportunities land in your inbox?
Well there might be lists you can get on. But one of the best ways of getting yourself on a brand’s radar is to make the first move and to speak to them yourself. Be the person who starts that conversation about collaboration, and you’re well on your way to creating and cultivating long [...]
You have decided to work with brands on your blog to create a little income. Congratulations! You’re joining hundreds of thousands of others doing that very thing, and more than likely having a great time doing so. You’ve read all the advice, and you’re keen to get started. Let’s put it all together and get the wheels in motion.
Just like we discussed in the post about media kits, get your ducks in a row. So that means knowing what you and your blog stand for, what you’re comfortable monetising, and you’re in the right headspace to do so. It [...]
This is a guest contribution from Louisa Claire of Brand Meets Blog, a blogger outreach agency marrying brands with the bloggers who want to work with them. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by last week’s Partnering with Brands theme week, this might give you just the inspiration you need…
When bloggers start working with brands they tend to be full of excitement about the opportunities that come with it.
One of the biggest challenges for businesses is how to determine the ROI (return on investment) with bloggers. For every dollar they spend on marketing their busines [...]
Margot, my client, was offered a “great” job as the CFO of a fledgling unit within her company. It was a nice little step up for her, and she was thrilled by the prospect. Margot had earned this promotion by spending the previous six months running her department while her boss was out on leave. She did an exemplary job leading a vast piece of the company and was rewarded with a modest promotion. My first thought? Big whoop, Margot.
In her landmark study published in 2003, Linda Babcock found that women don’t get ahead at work because they don’t step up and ask for money and promotions [...]
Throughout the world, social media has proven itself to be a tool of the powerless to hold the powerful accountable. For many people in Vietnam, social media and blogging have become key tools as they seek to help reform their country and hold their ... [...]
Working behind the scenes, and through his widely read blog and social networking, Howard Sherman has become an important advocate of high school theater programs and productions. It was Sherman who mobilized stage professionals when the ... [...]