Blog Out Loud: The Interview

Megan Arquette and Rebecca Orlov started Blog Out Loud, a networking event for “creative people looking to gather inspiration and information about starting and maintaining a blog while creating a presence online and joining an amazing community.” I know. Awesome, right? Rebecca told me that they gear their get-togethers toward “creative folks – interior designers, shop owners, artists, photographers – with the idea that a blog can enhance your business in an informal yet real way.” I love the way these gals think. When I was running Bloggy Giveaways that was exactly what I was trying to do: promote creativity and related businesses online. Needless to say, when Rebecca asked me if she could interview me about blogging tips, I was more than happy to oblige. So, please, check out my interview, and, if you’re in the San Francisco area, please sign up to attend their next Blog Out Loud event on Monday, August 24!

2 Responses

  1. Abby Gavino July 6, 2009 / 7:42 pm

    Hi. I am just being introduced to blogging and I would like some advice from a professional like yourself. I have recently been laid off and stumbled upon this “blogging” idea of earning money at home. I love to write but have never really pursued it. Is there a website that you would suggest for a beginner like myself to actually get acquainted with blogging and start earning some money? I have so many ideas of what to blog about and the whole idea is very intriguing to me. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you for your time.

    • admin July 9, 2009 / 9:23 pm

      Abby,

      Thanks for your question. I’m going to be very honest with you: It’s hard to make money from blogging. Most of us have been blogging for years and few make enough to buy groceries each month. It’s more like some of us make enough to buy a coffee now and then. ;) I would suggest you read these articles before you hang your dreams on making it rich by blogging:

      There is something called affiliate marketing that you can check out. You may be really great at that, I don’t know. It’s not a fit for me because I feel like I’m always pitching something or asking my readers to buy a product (you get a % of the sale). For many, though, it’s a way to make blogging pay off. If you’re interested in that avenue, check out Shoemoney.com.

      Melanie

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