From Personal Blogger to Professional Marketer

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Friday 11th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

There are many ways to make a pittance as a blogger. Google ads will bring home a very small amount of bacon. Maybe a slice. The book deal, though coveted, is often meager at best. And there are all of those adorable animal species who are just waiting for their photos to be manipulated into something even cuter/funnier/more irritating, but what happens when the next tiny cute animal comes along? Moms ought to pour their hearts out every day for more than free fabric softener. How can bloggers get paid appropriately for generating and promoting content and managing a loyal community?

How about a leap from the job where you spend most of your day ignoring the tedium by blog surfing, checking out Twitter and replying to the growing comments on your blog, into a position that will probably pay better and allow you to use all of those skills you learned as a blogger?

This presentation will show both sides of taking skills learned as a blogger and translating them into a career change or enhancement. The presentation will be conducted from two points of view-the blogger, and, the hiring manager.

LEVEL: Beginner

About the speakers

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Deb Rox

Blogger, Business Developer, Justice Warrior, Pop Culture Fiend, Publisher: ShePosts and Queerosphere. Forever Jung. bio from Twitter

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Melissa Lion

The Empress of Social Mediocrity. Account Supe, Earned Media Team, CMD Agency. bio from Twitter

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14 attendees

  • Nat Ma
  • Amy Hayes
  • Arjan van de Steeg
  • Ashley Baxter
  • Jasmine Trabelsi
  • Deb Rox
  • John Payne
  • Keith Pearce
  • Liang Shi
  • melissalion
  • Patrick O'Keefe
  • Pete Davies
  • Rory ︻╦╤─
  • Stefan Nowak

24 trackers

  • Logan Bazar
  • David Damore
  • Joen
  • Andrea Genevieve
  • Beau
  • Ben Spaulding
  • Devi
  • Carrie Stalder
  • Cliff Whitecoat
  • Annette
  • Dr. Goddess
  • Eric Shaffer
  • Heather Alden
  • Jason Reynolds
  • Katie Felten
  • Katie Davison
  • Online Prism
  • Pessimist
  • Rhiannon Trask
  • Salim Virani
  • Scott Crocker
  • Seana Norvell
  • Alan Colmenares
  • Tyson Hanrahan

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When

Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Fri 11th March 2011

Session type

Core Conversation

Session Hash Tag

#blog2market

Short URL

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Official session page

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