Carly Findlay is an award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist. This is a post based on the excellent content Carly shared as a guest speaker on writing for the media at my recent Great Melbourne Blog-in V3.
The Great Melbourne Blog-in V3 went off without a hitch and once again, the energy and warmth in the room were amazing. Our guest speakers Sharon Gourlay, Carly Findlay and Linda Reed-Enever saw us all scribbling notes and asking lots of questions during the morning’s session. I can’t wait for the next one. Find out more…
Linda Reed-Enever runs the very popular Business Business Business Facebook Group and I asked her to talk about running a successful Facebook group to help your business or blog. With more than 16,000 members and still growing, she knows what it takes to set up, manage and sustain a Facebook Group.
Sharon Gourlay is well known in the travel blogging scene. Her travel blog Where’s Sharon? gets around half a million visits each month and is frequently listed in the top ten best travel websites in the world. But Sharon isn’t just ‘another travel blogger’ – she is a savvy digital marketer with a portfolio of digital real estate properties that use affiliate marketing to generate a tidy income. She spoke to the group about getting started in affiliate marketing to make money from your blog.
You don’t need to hard sell your way to new business – that doesn’t actually work.What you need to do is listen, bond and care. We call this persuasion; the art of building a rapport and trust with someone, which then allows you to influence their decision-making process. And this is how you do it…
Don’t buy into the western media hysteria over North Korea. It’s the same rhetoric I dealt with back in the early noughties when I lived here. Nothing has changed. The South Koreans are like my canary in the coal mine – when the canary stops singing, it’s time to leave in a big fat hurry.
With every project I work on, regardless of its size, I go through a somewhat painful initial process where I dance around the work that needs to be done without actually doing any of the work that needs to be done. But this is a good thing. Find out why…
I am super excited to be living without the burden of carrying around a bunch of keys to get inside my new home in South Korea. Maybe a keyless life is a metaphor about unburdening ourselves from a mortgage (our house settlement was last week). Whatever it is, I LOVE it.
I recently hosted another successful Great Melbourne Blog-in where bloggers from across Melbourne gathered to listen to insightful guest speakers, eat yummy food and connect with other bloggers.
’m having my mid-life crisis. Not a buy-a-red-convertible or get-a-hot-new-twenty-something-guy kind of mid-life crisis, but the sort you have when you get home from a three-month digital nomadding stint in Vietnam and discover that bags potatoes have jumped to $15 (seriously! WTF potatoes?). We are moving back to South Korea for an unknown period of time. Maybe a year, maybe less, maybe more.