Get the scoop on creating your own website at Oct. 7 SPJ program

Attention freelancers and would-be freelancers!  Looking for new ways to generate leads for freelance jobs and sell your services?  Curious about ways to make money (legally) online?  Go beyond mere marketing and learn useful, money-making tips at SPJ’s “Weblancing: How to Create Content-Driven Websites that Make Money” program, set for Thursday, Oct. 7.Whether you are a freelance writer or employed journalist, you can use your skills to create websites that generate revenue. By writing original content, freelancers are landing story assignments from top editors, as well as earning income through Google ads, display ads, affiliate links, ebooks, membership sites and other products – all while working at home, without huge investor budgets.

Panelists will provide tips on how to set up a content-driven website, how to pick your niche market, what to put on your website, how to write content and blogs that attract readers, how to get advertising, and how to make money in the process.

Seth Hettena, author, blogger (www.sethhettena.com) and former AP reporter, will moderate the discussion.  Panelists include Anne Wayman, creator of www.aboutfreelancewriting.com, which features original content about how to make money freelancing and includes regular job postings for freelance writing and editing jobs; Caron Golden, freelance writer, editor, blogger and creator of www.sandiegofoodstuff.com, which covers all things foodie; and Helen Chang, freelance writer, editor, ghostwriter and creator of site www.ghostwriter-needed.com.

When:  Thursday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

Where:  KGTV Studio, 4600 Air Way, San Diego

Cost:  Free for SPJ members, $5 for non-members

Questions:  Contact spjsandiego@gmail.com

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