Blogging as a Career: Building an Audience and Making a Living
Everyday millions of blogs are launched and everyday millions of blogs die. There are now blogs covering every sector, niche and idea. Blogging has changed the way that publishing works and thrown the traditional media world on its head. But can blogging be a career? Our panel features four entrepreneurial power-bloggers who have turned blogging into a career -- one reader at a time. This isn’t a conversation about SEO and spammy sites that fill the internet, but about creating a blog with quality content and building a solid readership that translates into a paycheck.
Stephanie Precourt is a freelance writer and editor for the online magazines Real Moms Guide and NWIparent Magazine. She recently added Director and Producer to her title with her debut and recent success "Listen To Your Mother" show in Valparaiso, IN. Most often, though, Stephanie can be found journaling her life with four children at her personal blog adventuresinbabywearing.com.
Designer Nicole Balch is transforming her so-so house into a lovely home. She invites readers to follow along, offer advice, and gain inspiration from her creative process. | | Making it Lovely was named one of the 50 World's Best Design Blogs by the London Times Online. Nicole's work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune Magazine, Time Out Chicago, ReadyMade, Everyday with Rachael Ray, CS Interiors, and other publications.
Cassie Boorn started blogging in 2008 as an experiment in the internet world. She soon discovered how interesting and complex the blogging world was and spent a good portion of her time traveling to blog conferences and becoming best friends with some of the most sought out women online. She now works at DeVries Public Relations where she helps brands find interesting and engaging ways to reach consumers online. Her work has been featured on NYTimes.com, NPR: All Things Considered... Read More →
Chief Evangelist, Tracky | Sevans Strategy | Hi there. I'm Sarah, chief evangelist at Tracky and owner of Sevans Strategy. I even wrote a book called, [RE]FRAME: Little Inspirations For A Larger Purpose (published by SlimBooks). I'd love to meet you at #SXSWi. Want to connect now? Tweet me @PRsarahevans. :)
Juggling an active Internet career with writing, speaking and consulting, Erin can be found daily at DesignForMankind.com, her art/design blog that was recently honored as one of the London Time’s top 50 design blogs in the world. She currently hosts a renovation column on HGTV.com where she catalogs her experiences as an impromptu interior designer. Erin’s work has been featured in Glamour, Lucky, Dwell, Readymade, Nylon, Print Magazine, Apartment Therapy, The Huffington Post, and... Read More →
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