Alt Chat Wednesday: Promoting Yourself and Pitching Your Projects


By: Eden Hensley; Photos by: Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit

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. We’ll look at techniques for pitching your blog and your project ideas. We’ll also talk about how to maintain your voice while incorporating collaborative work and ensure a consistent tone and visual aesthetic.

New to Twitter chats? You can find all the details on how to participate in a live Twitter chat here.


Five Steps for Becoming a Full-Time Blogger

  1. Start promoting yourself.

  2. Identify what you can offer brands.

  3. Craft your pitch.

  4. Collaborate up.

  5. Pitch yourself for a contributor position.

  6. Pitch yourself for a travel series or destination story.

Got a Topic Idea for a Future Alt Chat?

Mark your calendars for next week’s Alt Chat: Finding a Social Media Approach that Works for You August 12th at 9AM PDT / 12PM EDT.

Got a topic you’d like to see covered in a future Alt Chat? Comment below or send Eden an email.

Currently in queue we have Newsletters: Building Your Subscriber List; Is Doing It All the New Having It All: A Tale of Balance and Time Management; Intentional Content: Using an Editorial Calendar to Set Expectations; The Art of the Pitch and Media Kits; Community: Building Online and Offline.


Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.