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Freelancers – how well are you marketing yourself online?

It’s your last chance to book on Journalism.co.uk and Guy Clapperton’s ‘Introduction to online marketing for freelance journalists’ course, to be held at Journalism.co.uk’s central Brighton offices on Monday 12 October 2009.

For the low price of £85 + VAT, we’re offering attendees a place on this course as well as a year’s subscription to our online database of freelance journalists. This is normally £50 per year, so depending how you look at it you’re either getting yourself exposure to our 120,000 plus monthly unique users for free, as well as learning how to get the best possible exposure for yourself, or you’re making a great saving on a course that’s been described as ‘really useful’ and an ‘enjoyable evening’ by previous delegates with an ‘excellent’ tutor.

Guy Clapperton, who will be teaching the course, is a veteran freelance journalist, media trainer, and social media expert, and the author of ‘This is Social Media: Tweet, Blog, Link and Post Your Way to Business Success’. Guy will be taking you through all the steps you need to take in order to ensure you’re getting your name out there online, in the right avenues and in the best way. With the current economic climate, increasing numbers of journalists are looking at turning freelance, so it’s advisable to take advantage of any opportunity to make yourself stand out from the crowd that you can.

Your listing will include the following:
* a profile page in Journalism.co.uk’s database of freelance journalists
* a subscription to our freelance newsletter
* access to our members-only freelance forums, where you can find exclusive job leads sourced by us for you
* get your name out there to our unique community of visitors from all sectors of journalism and publishing.

For more information on the course and to book, please visit the course page.

Hello magazine calls for reader bloggers

Four months after the launch of Hello Magazine’s first blog, Hellomagazine.com has called for readers to volunteer themselves as ‘official hellomagazine.com online bloggers’.

In an interview with Onlinejournalismblog.com, Hello’s Online Marketing Manager, David Whitcomb, said: “I think the launch of our own blog and the move into community-based blogs is a way of making our readers get a bit more involved in the hellomagazine.com brand rather than any initial commercial considerations. These are always on the table, and we are looking into ways of commercialising potential blogs.”