Autostraddle’s webmaster Cee Webster has been a freelance web developer for 15 years. Here, she shares her thoughts on freelance working, ‘winging it’, the challenges of juggling many projects, and the perks of working when you choose.
Topics include Bitch’s redesign, Buzzfeed’s financial papers, Amazon’s cut-throat work environment, a fertility-tracker raising major $$ to collect data on women’s health and more!
So many cool stories including a new chapters for Tiger Beat and Highlights for Children, Comcast investing in Buzzfeed, how we use slack, pitches we’re looking for and the importance of the online commenting conversation.
“The best thing about my work is when I have people from all over the world write me about how excited they are to find my shoes or learn about my company and how it inspires them. Having so many others who shared my pain and experience of not finding shoes that represent my style really motivates me to keep pushing to turn this dream into a reality.”
What’s going on with Gawker, what’s going on with Reddit, Facebook’s algorithm, coming up with ideas as a freelancer, why many entrepreneurs are comfortable taking risks, and more!
In Follow Your Arrow, we’re talking a lot about building a business out of doing what you love. But what if you don’t have just one thing? What if you have so many interests you wouldn’t know where to start creating a business? Meet Emilie Wapnick, who has built an entire community around helping people just like you!
Even if your career goal is to totally nail every single element of your role eventually, acknowledging that you’re already crushing a few tasks will ideally build your confidence as you work on mastering the whole shebang.
Topics include “the cult of Vice,” the folding of Scratch Mag, mental illness in business environments, the theory of 1,000 True Fans, Trollbusters and more!
Welcome to this new column featuring interviews with queer and trans women running all kinds of businesses! We’ll talk about the challenges, what drives us, tools and tips, workspaces, marketing, and realism. First up: Beth interviews herself about her business, Little Red Tarot.
Vice is launching a women’s vertical, Ad-Blocking goes mainstream, the story behind Buffalo Exchange and other resale shops and other important business and journalism related news that you MUST READ.
The panelists for our A-Camp workshop on “Turning Your Passion Into a Business” chat on the benefits, drawbacks and rewards of starting your own business.
Caitlyn Jenner’s press strategy, millennials’ news consumption, how Clickhole gets shit done, stuff about money, a call for our new column on solopreneurship and more!
Topics include what Facebook Instant means for publishers, how to work remotely like a CHAMP, re-thinking the slush pile, the best cities for jobs, internet ads and moar!
Looking at #talkpay from a different angle, “the journalism industry is a mess,” some scary social media stuff, five Entrepreneurial lessons we can learn from Cookie Lyon, stories I wish someone would pitch us and just lots of desperately important news you cannot live without.
Topics include Hot Takes, everything wrong with Online Media, Slacking On / Slacking Off, keeping it weird, Buzzfeed, and so much more!
Topics include the report on Rolling Stone’s UVA story, the shuttering of The Bold Italic, how the hell does networking work, the VIDA count and MOAR!
The very first edition of a biweekly link round-up of stuff I’ve read and thought about relevant to the work we do here: online media, women in business, entrepreneurship, journalism, start-up culture, publishing, advertising, management, freelancing, literature, queer visibility, etc. LET’S TALK BUSINESS, LADIES.
Featuring excerpts from your answers to “if not your present job, what job do you aspire towards?” from The Autostraddle Grown-Ups Reader Survey!
If at first you don’t succeed, laugh about it later on the internet.
If you’re in the startup business, it’s hard to find investing groups or startups to invest in that aren’t dominated by men. Luckily, that’s changing.