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Austin Freelance February Meeting

Next Meeting: Feb. 14th
What Does It Take to Get Paid?

Has an online publisher asked you to write for free? Sadly, that’s more and more today’s norm. Writer Jeannie Ralston realized that, to earn a living wage, she needed to figure out a new game–her own game. So she and a business partner dove into the belly of the beast—the digital publishing marketplace–to create her own online magazine. With NextTribe.com, Ralston takes control of the narrative by recognizing an often overlooked and underestimated market, publishing informative, inspirational articles (with a healthy dose of irreverence), and paying creative people for their work. Join Freelance Austin as Ralston gives a real world case study: how she conceived the magazine, what she’s looking for from freelance writers, and the opportunities and pitfalls of navigating today’s digital publishing world.

The speaker: Jeannie Ralston

Speaker bio:
Jeannie Ralston is the editor and co-founder of NextTribe.com, a web magazine for women 45 plus. Ralston has written for the New York Times, National Geographic, Life Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and most women’s magazines. She’s been a contributing editor at Allure, Parenting and Ladies Home Journal. Her memoir, The Unlikely Lavender Queen, tells of her journey from Manhattan journalist to rural Texas lavender farmer. Her e-book, The Mother of All Field Trips, follows her family during a three-year stint of homeschooling and traveling. Jeannie and her husband live outside of Austin and both her sons attend Texas A&M University.

When: Wed February 14 2018, 12:00pm CDT
Location: Vessel Coworking – 500 East St. Johns Ave., Ste. 2.620, 2nd floor
Austin TX 78752, US

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