Alt Alum and Speaker Justina Blakeney published an article yesterday on her blog The Jungalow that is a MUST read for anyone who has ever questioned monetization of a blog or the worth that a blogging brand has in media.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
These Alt alums know how to work a good collaboration at just the right time! We hope you use these examples to understand how different types of collaborations can benefit your brand. We also hope you have a fantastic Halloween weekend!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The first step to getting noticed by others is to get noticed by yourself. If your goals are clear, you should have a few key brands that fit your aesthetic and that you truly want to work with. These are the brands that are worth waiting for. Here are five ways to get noticed by sponsors.Read More
Once bloggers know what they can offer a brand and brands know and have communicated their goals, there are different types of campaigns. One delivers brand exposure to the blogger's audience and the other delivers engagement with the brand.Read More
Working with social media influencers can be a powerful way for brands to meet their goals, but only if brands first communicate those goals to the blogger they’re working with.Read More
As a social media influencer, you have significant value to offer brands, and you can support their purposes and goals in a variety of ways. Have you thought about the many ways you can create value?
If you’re looking to expand your involvement with brands, consider some of the following ways you can benefit them.
I find one of the most common mistakes in life and business is not approaching opportunities with a sense of purpose. Whether it’s a collaboration, sponsorship or in-person event, the lack of a clear purpose guarantees the lack of a clear winRead More
Brands at Alt are an integral part of the experience. We work hard to bring only the best brands to our event. Each brand is considered based on how the company wants to help, collaborate, or partner with bloggers.
This is the second half of the brands joining us in Salt Lake City next week, be sure to check out the sponsors we highlighted in Part 1!Read More
Hooray! It's sponsor time! Grab your pen because this is the first of two newsletters where you'll hear all about the sponsors you'll meet at Alt Summit. Of course, the Alt Community is big and wonderful and goes way beyond the group of people attending Alt Summer. So we're sharing this information with the full Alt Community - some of these brands may be a great fit for you and your site, whether you have a ticket to Alt Summer or not. And, these sponsors definitely want to connect with the whole community. Yes, you and you and you and even you!Read More
Thanks to the Internet, web-based applications, and social media platforms, we have more ways to earn a living than ever before. We can sell information and skills, as well as, or, instead of physical products. And we’re able to sell to anyone not just the community in which we live.
Join the Alt community and Alt Summer 2015 sponsor Gumroad on Twitter Wednesday morning (tomorrow) May 27th at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET for an hour-long chat about how you can turn your expertise into a product that connects you with your audience, expands your brand, makes you money, and more. We’ll talk about how you can gauge which ideas have the best potential and what strategies you can incorporate to generate sales.Read More
Creatives face a constant challenge of monetizing their work to keep the quality of what they do at the standard readers and fans have come to expect. Achieving a balance can sometimes be hard.
Join the Alt community and our co-host Tagspire on Twitter Wednesday morning (tomorrow) May 13th at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET for an hour-long chat about how to monetize your blog and social media content while keeping your content authentic and original.Read More