Blog to support the book "Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs" by Kristen Fischer

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Are you interested in exploring a creative career? Then you're probably going to like what OnwardSearch has done with it's new Career Center. (I do!)

The company specializes in creative jobs--but the career center is the first of its kind for digital marketing pros.

Visit www.onwardsearch.com/careers/
to browse offers comprehensive and customized job search advice and career guidance. If you do anything online, you'll definitely find it a useful resource!

link | posted by Kristen at 8:47 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Loved this post on WorkingNaked.com about getting reporters to respond to your pitches. If you're a diehard HARO user like me, this is a good read.

Reporters not responding to you? Here’s why

Guest post by Lizzy Shaw

You’ve been submitting like mad to leads you get from free media pitch aggregating services like HARO (Help A Reporter Out), Pitch Rate, Reporter Connection, etc. – but no one’s picking up your story or using you as a source. How come?

One thing to keep in mind is that these services have rules; it’s important to obey them, so make sure your submissions are in line with these – if they’re not, you won’t get a response. Also, these inquiries can elicit HUNDREDS of responses, so it’s hard to stand out.

To help you get a better response, I checked with a few journalist pals to find out the most common things that stop them from using you.

Here’s what they told me:

Read the full thing here.

link | posted by Kristen at 5:24 AM | 0 comments

Monday, April 11, 2011

Latest loves:

  • A post by Christine Mason Miller on licensing work. Great tips from an artist out there really making it.
  • Momentum Gathering: A juicy new blog I am loving. Very simple, mindful stuff here. Perfect if you're into yoga and self-improvement.
  • Be More with Less: More mindful goodness.
  • Tiny Buddha: Another blog chock full of wisdom and simple stuff to improve your life.
And something pretty above, by Elise. I swear, just look at her blog and you feel inspired.

link | posted by Kristen at 10:40 AM | 0 comments