Thursday, September 24, 2009

create your own job

There's a lot of chatter these days about the the death of the current publishing model. Recent grads are looking for jobs in an industry landscape that's very different from when they entered school four or so years ago, and veterans are clamouring to keep on top of the sea change.

Some of the more entrepreneurial types are saying screw pounding the pavement, I'm making up my own job and launching my own site. (Ok, most of them aren't giving up their day jobs, but they're not relying on climbing the career ladder to get to the top, either.)

Mashable talked to five ink-on-paper pros who have gone digital and compiled their tips for creating a startup journalism site. They cover startup costs, advertising and sponsorship, tech and design, and audience development. So, if you're eager for the next entry on your resumé to be publisher/editor/writer/designer/ad manager/tech support, you might find some useful tidbits in How To Launch Your Own Indie Journalism Site.

1 comment:

Dayna Boyer said...

Hi Corinna,

I actually just launched my own online magazine ( after getting laid off at a magazine I worked for.

As one of the many generation y-ers entering the workforce, I found starting my own business to be one of the most challenging, rewarding and stressful things I've ever done.

The #1 piece of advice I would give to anyone considering starting their own online magazine is to network and ask for help amongst the network you've already built.

Do any other entrepreneurs out there have some advice for starting your own business (especially in the middle of a recession)?

Dayna Boyer