Landing Top Gigs in Content Marketing for 2018 Comments Off on Landing Top Gigs in Content Marketing for 2018 2

This content may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Read our disclosure here.

Finding the right content marketing gig has a variety of factors including price per piece as well as subject matter. A top gig for one freelancer or professional might be a smaller gig for the guru-type marketer. For some people, it is finding the job at a smaller company where they can control the content marketing strategy totally. With others, the marketer wants to be a part of a larger team to utilize their skills to the maximum. Proactivity is the most important trait when it comes to landing some of the most competitive gigs in the content marketing space. The following are tips that will help you land a gig that in the past you might have only imagined.

Don’t Be a Stranger At Conferences

There seem to be too many conferences to count when it comes to content and SEO. These two sections of marketing often intersect as the need for quality content in SEO has become much more important. In the past poor quality content could do the job but with Google making content guidelines more difficult these days are gone. There are millions of dollars done in business at these conferences. PubCon which is held in various locations is held yearly in Las Vegas so if you want to land a great gig checking out this conference is a must. Write notes about those you met on their business cards so you can intro yourself via email after the conference in a way that they will remember you. Do not go to the conference and hand out 100’s of resumes as this might seem desperate. Take a look at these industry samples if one of your contacts does want you to come in for an interview as you want to put your best food forward.

Participate in Podcasts

The popularity of podcasts is not showing any signs of slowing down with celebs, athletes, and average people participating in weekly or monthly streaming. You are going to know some of the most influential podcasts in the content marketing space so reaching out to ask if you can participate is quite easy. Most podcasts love bringing in new guests in order to give another perspective on the industry or a particular subject. Do not show up to a podcast unprepared as it can have the opposite effect on what the public thinks of your expertise.

Simply Ask Fellow Marketers

The marketing world is full of people that jump from job to job and change companies frequently. While this might not be great for these people as far as showing commitment to a company, you can take advantage of that. Those people that you have worked with in the past that tend to switch jobs frequently can be a huge resource. Even if they cannot recommend you for a job, they will know the right person to reach out to in order to get an interview as quickly as possible. The best case scenario is that you dominate the interview then the company hires you on the spot. Burning bridges after being let go or having a contract go south should be avoided at all costs. The content marketing industry while large does not keep secrets very well.

Write For Huge Publications Even Without Being Paid

A content marketer that frequently publishes on huge magazines or websites like Forbes or Huffington Post will attract attention. Most content marketing companies want to have a direct relationship with these types of authors. If you have a large enough inventory a great way to maximize profits is to rent this inventory out. Packages of a few sites at a time can allow you to put clients on subscription models instead of payment per article or publication. Writing for these publications shows content marketing companies that you have the skills to outreach and given an author account at many sites where most writers think it is impossible.

The content marketing world is going to continue to grow with all of the forms of content that can be created. Finding the right gig depends on what you are looking for as each marketer desires something different. One marketer might want a huge agency job while another wants an agency to pay them as a freelancer so they can live abroad. Define the ultimate content marketing gig for yourself and go out to find it!

 

 

Would you like Bloggy Moms to feature your product or attraction? Please contact us here.

 

Previous Article5 Top Skills To Include In Your Updated ResumeNext ArticleTHE ONE BRAND TO WATCH OUT FOR AT ULTIMATE WOMEN’S EXPO

Time Saving Beauty Hacks For Busy Moms 0 3

Time Saving Beauty Hacks For Busy Moms
This content may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Read our disclosure here.

No matter how busy you think your life is, you’ve probably got nothing on the crazy schedule of a new mom. All at once, everything else in your life that used to draw your attention is now shifted to your child. It’s not surprising or unnatural that putting aside time for some much-needed self-care is no longer a priority once women start a family.

The constant needs of a child can drown self-care needs that used to be a priority before motherhood. Taking time to style your hair just right, put on a full face of makeup or even getting to have a shower all to yourself seem like the dreams of yesterday for busy moms.

Being a mom, whether you are in Chicago or Los Angeles is the most important role that you will ever have; it’s universally demanding. It’s also important to start teaching your child about taking time to take care of themselves, which they can learn by watching you. Grooming habits and taking care of yourself even when you are pressed for time is a good example of healthy habits to pass along to your children.

You don’t need to look like you are about to walk a runway every day but there are a few time-saving beauty hacks that are great for busy moms. From getting the best laser hair removal Chicago has to offer to embracing your natural hair color and texture, you can still save time and look radiant.

Minimize Makeup Routine

There isn’t a mother on the planet that doesn’t know what it’s like to always look tired around the eyes and lose a bit of your natural glow from pure exhaustion. You may not want to completely embrace the fully natural look but, that doesn’t mean that you can’t show your beauty to the world.

Start with a combination product that includes moisturizer and a light pigment to help you renew your skin’s moisture and even out your complexion. Add a bit of mascara to your upper and lower lashes to give your eyes a more alert and open appearance. Finish off your look with a bright lip stain that will stay on all day and stand up to lots of baby kisses.

Shower At Night

Days are the busiest time for moms so it can be nearly impossible to fit a shower for yourself into the schedule. Take a bit of time at night when the day slows down a bit to jump in the shower for a few minutes. This can become a relaxing routine at the end of a long mommy day and help you to sleep better and rise ready for another day.

Simple Hair

When you become a mom you can say goodbye to fancy hairstyles on a daily basis. This doesn’t mean that you have to walk around looking like you have never used a brush or a comb but, embracing your natural hair has its benefits. Get comfortable with your natural hair texture and try simple styles that can be done on the run.

You may even want to go with a short and sassy style when you start your family. Most women can rock a pixie cut with very little effort and maintenance.

Laser Hair Removal

Mom’s that can barely get in the shower long enough to rinse off don’t have time to worry about shaving their legs. Most moms know that things can get pretty prickly between shaving sessions. If you want a permanent solution you can talk to a dermatologist about the benefits of having laser hair removal treatments.

Conclusion

There is nothing more beautiful than a new mother. Even with a busy schedule and a huge shift in your priorities, it’s still possible to look your best with these time-saving beauty hacks.

Would you like Bloggy Moms to feature your product or attraction? Please contact us here.

 

What New Parents Should Look for in a Credit Card 0 6

blake-wisz-tE6th1h6Bfk-unsplash
This content may contain affiliate links or sponsored content. Read our disclosure here.

Author: Michelle Couch, Financial and parenting writer

Michelle Couch is a freelance writer who covers family finance, personal finance, parenting and more. Couch lives in Maryland, MA and loves to leverage credit card points to travel with her husband and two children. 

Having a baby brings overwhelming joy but also comes with a lot of new expenses. From buying packs of diapers in bulk, to walking the grocery aisles for baby food, your expanding shopping list may mean it’s time to consider opening a credit card that fit your new family needs.

Data shows, in the first year alone, the cost of raising a baby can run up to $21,000, and the cost of raising a child to adulthood can increase after that. In order to maximize your financial flexibility and your credit card rewards, the credit cards you carry should evolve as your family and spending habits change. Read on for the qualities you should look for as well as some of the best credit cards for each stage of raising a family based on your goals and spending habits.

Parenting stage: Newborn baby

When you have a newborn baby, you will spend an outrageous amount of money on new baby gear – from diapers to medical bills and childcare. Having a credit card that gives you rewards and cash back for all those expenses can be beneficial and help ease the burden of all those extra costs. Choose an easy-to-use card that will reward you for the spending you’re going to do and skip cards that give you extra points for entertainment and dining out, since you’ll likely cut back in those categories. The Brim Financial credit card, for example, has built a unique rewards marketplace that provides points for the things you will need for your little one like groceries and retail items.

Parenting stage: School-age kids

As time goes on, you’ll spend less on diapers and baby food, but that does not mean spending costs will decrease. A USDA analysis found that family expenses actually increase as a child ages. Spending costs will go more towards extracurricular activities and your grocery budget will increase. New moms and dads will appreciate the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express because this credit card offers the highest cash-back rate at U.S. supermarkets at 6%.

Parenting stage: Teenagers

Once your child is 16, many experts recommend making your teenager an authorized user on one of your credit cards to help build your child’s credit history. Keep in mind that just because you add your teen as a user doesn’t mean you have to give them the card. If your goal is to maximize rewards, The Chase Freedom and Discover It Cash Back all offers 5 percent cash back each category in different categories, ranging from dining to gas.

Parenting stage: Kids off to college

It’s never too early to start saving for your child’s college education. 529 college savings plans are your best bet when planning for future college costs. A 529 plan is a savings account where the money is used to pay for the beneficiary’s college expenses and K-12 tuition, tax-free. If your goal is to enjoy more time to yourself since your child is away at college, apply for a premium travel card with a big sign-up bonus to help pay for those planned vacations. The Chase Preferred and Reserve cards offer 3 percent back in both dining and travel.

The Takeaway

As your children grow from diapers to college caps and gowns, different credit cards can help you reach and manage your goals dependent on your household spending. Credit card users should switch cards frequently as their spending habits change and the issuers change their offerings.

Photo by Blake Wisz on Unsplash

Would you like Bloggy Moms to feature your product or attraction? Please contact us here.