Brand Collaborations 101 with Collectively

If you don’t know about the amazing community that is Collectively, you should hop on over to their site and get to know them! They work with a network of bloggers to create the best brand collaborations over all platforms. 

Join the Alt community + Collectively (@CollectivelyInc) on Twitter Wednesday morning (tomorrow), February 24th at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST for an hour-long chat all about brand collaborations. We would love to have each of you there, to hear what has and has not worked for you! Better yet, they are giving away a $100 gift card to Frambrdige eligible to anyone who participates using both @Altsummit @Collectively and #AltChat. 

Alt Winter 2016 Ticket Giveaway: Bring Home the Bacon!

We have some EXCITING news for you today! Mountain America Credit Union is giving away a ticket to Alt Winter 2016! 

They want you to Bring Home the Bacon, learn how to manage your blog as a business, and come to them with questions at the conference. So, to get your ideas flowing and your questions coming to the surface, here are 10 things every small business owner should know about their finances. 

Blogging 101: Meeting with Sponsors

Working with sponsors can seem intimidating, but I am here to tell you that they want to work with you! I think where people go wrong is in the approach, the stubborn idea, and consumption of fear. However, if you approach working with sponsors with a focused plan, an open mind, and a casual attitude, all will be well in the long run. Here are seven ways that you can meet sponsors! 

New Clients, Part 3: Offering More Services

In this post, I’ll explore opportunities for brands and influencers to connect on a more substantial level. Once brands have established presence on social media, influencers can support and grow that presence in a number of ways. Here are five ways that established bloggers can work with brands to create successful and long lasting partnerships. 

New Clients, Part 2: Offering Services

Below are six roles a social media influencer can play in helping brands get started on developing a social media presence. Once you understand each, you can decide which of these options are services that you could provide. Watch for an upcoming post about more in-depth ways brands can utilize influencers. 

New Clients: The First Conversation

Begin by having a conversation with your potential client to established desired outcomes. There’s a vast difference between hiring someone to set up your Twitter account and hiring someone to manage your Twitter account and your potential client might not know this. Though both are projects for which you could be hired, each comes with a different price tag and time commitment. Here are three things to consider during the first conversation with a new client. 

Alt Chat Wednesday: The In’s And Out’s of Working with Brands

Working with brands can propel a standard blog into a full-time business and successful career. But getting started and knowing who to approach can be very intimidating and quite overwhelming. So here are seven steps to help you get started working with brands. Then join us Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT on Twitter. We’ll discuss how to approach brands, what skills equate to a successful partnership, what brands look for, and more.

Alt Chat Wednesday: Promoting Yourself and Pitching Your Projects

At some point, many of us will be faced with the choice of blogging for fun or blogging for business. If we decide to build a business, we need to understand we’re in the media business. And to grow, we’ll need to promote our work and to think bigger, pitching project ideas to brands and other creatives.

Join us Wednesday August 5, 2015 at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT on Twitter to chat about the art of promoting ourselves. Until then, here are steps for becoming a full-time blogger.