Making a Side Hustle Work for Your Journalism Career

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November 17, 2016 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Making a Side Hustle Work for Your Journalism Career
Originally Broadcast On:
November 17, 2016
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Whether you feel bored at work, you want to make some extra money, or you want to transition careers, cultivating a side hustle is a great way to expand your skillset and feel creatively fulfilled.

In this webinar, you’ll learn the many different iterations of the side hustle — from taking on side projects at work to starting projects or even companies in your off hours — and how to make it work with your busy journalism career. You’ll get tips for staying motivated, managing your time and promoting your side hustle.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to know when the time is right to start a side hustle
  • Deciding whether you should pursue your side hustle at work or outside of it
  • Navigating relationships with your employer
  • Promoting your side hustle
  • Making time to work on your project
Who Should Take this Course:

This webinar is for journalists who want to put their entrepreneurial streak to use — both at work and beyond. It’s also for anyone who wants to try something new in their career, learn a new skill, transition careers or add a valuable line to their resume.

Course Instructor:

Alex Laughlin

Alex Laughlin is a social media editor at The Washington Post where she helps (wo)man the main social accounts. She is the co-founder and moderator of Pay Up, a Slack-based community dedicated to fostering conversation about the gender wage gap. Outside of work, she hosts and produces The Ladycast, a podcast where she interviews women about their lives and work. She is a recipient of the 2016 MJ Bear Fellowship from the Online News Association, an award that recognizes under-30 digital journalists. Follow her on Twitter at @alexlaughs.

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512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows 7 or Windows 8
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1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9
Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
Adobe Flash Player 11.2+

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