Halifax freelancer’s firing an unfortunate reminder to watch what you tweet

An incident in Halifax this week is a sad reminder to freelancers everywhere of the dangers of social media. A long-time freelance arts reporter had their radio columns at CBC canceled over a crude tweet about the son of Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil. CBC has in place Code of Conduct and Social Media policies that […]

Posted on August 14, 2020 at 10:00 pm by editor · 3 Comments · Tagged with: , ,

3 Social Media Posting Formulas for Service-Based Freelancers

by Robyn Roste Having an online presence helps potential clients learn more about who you are, what you do and why they should hire you. And while most freelancers understand this, it’s still easy to overlook social media as an important piece of any online content marketing strategy. Regardless of its positive or negative impact, […]

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 8:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

CMG Freelance is now on LinkedIn!

If you use LinkedIn to promote and grow your freelance business, we’d love to connect with you there. CMG Freelance now has a company page on LinkedIn, where we’ll be publishing Story Board posts as well as other posts of interest to independent media, creative, knowledge, IT and communications professionals. LinkedIn is just the latest […]

Posted on August 21, 2018 at 4:08 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Build your freelance business with these five easy social media tweaks

by Robyn Roste In October 2010 I joined Twitter. I had heard it was a good place to get freelance work so I put up a profile, followed a few people and tweeted when the mood struck. In general this was while I watched sports or when something interesting happened. While I was having a […]

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 9:01 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Freelancers use social media to learn business of freelancing, build community

This post is the twelfth in a series called “E-Lancer Writes,” exploring the working conditions, rights and collective organizing strategies of freelance journalists, interns and other low-wage or temporary digital media workers. By Errol Salamon When graphic designer Saeid Halvaeian quit his day job and turned to freelancing full time in 2013, he had no […]

Posted on January 5, 2018 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: 

Webinar: Get the Most Out of Your Instagram Account

Pictures are worth thousands of words and Instagram is where everyone is a photographer. With over 800 million users, it’s a social media platform you can’t ignore. Social media expert Katt Stearns will have lots of tips on how to use Instagram in her next webinar, including advice on building your account, proper use of hashtags, engaging […]

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Webinar: LinkedIn for Journalists

LinkedIn is often known only as a networking tool, though it can also be used as a powerful research tool. In this webinar, Katt Stearns will show you how to best to use this overlooked social media platform and answer the question, “should I pay to ‘go Pro’?” If you’re one of those people who […]

Posted on October 25, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Webinar: Twitter for Journalists

With over 328 million active users and over 500 million tweets published each day, Twitter has become a critical business tool. Yet many individuals and businesses still struggle to find ways to integrate Twitter into their marketing strategy. If you’re wondering whether you’re getting the most out of Twitter, register for our upcoming webinar with […]

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Webinar: Facebook for journalists

How could you be using Facebook  to promote your work more effectively? Tune into our upcoming webinar with Katt Stearns to find out. Facebook for Journalists is scheduled for Thursday, June 29th at 3:00 p.m. EST. During this session, Katt will dive into what is working right now on Facebook and what’s not. You’ll learn how to […]

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

CMG Freelance social media workshop April 1 in Vancouver

Vancouver freelancers, get ready for a day-long workshop that will help you boost your social media skills in ways that will grow your influence and help you find new opportunities and potential clients. Don’t Fool Around! Learn the Right Way to Use Social Media is scheduled for Saturday, April 1st from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vancouver […]

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,