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ARCHIVED CHAT: The business side of blogging, legal and freelancing considerations

Are you considering starting a blog? Wondering how to monetize it? How do you make sure your reporting/blogging is credible? How can your blog get sponsorship or ad dollars? How should you properly market the blog on social media? What is the proper legal way to access photos for the blog? And how do you pitch your blog to mainstream/third-party sites to spread the word? Should you have freelance journalists/writers who write content for your blog sign a contract?

Johnetta G. Paye, Esq. and journalist Shamontiel L. Vaughn answered these questions and more in our open chat at 7:30 p.m. CST, on December 15, just in time to plan for your creative New Year’s resolutions for 2017.

Use the scroll bar to see the archived chat directly underneath the main “BLOG” image.

Live Blog The Business Side of Blogging: Legal and Freelancing Considerations

About the online speakers:

Johnetta G. Paye, Esq.

Johnetta G. Paye, Esq.

Johnetta G. Paye, Esq., the lead attorney of J. Paye & Associates, has a wealth of experience in entertainment law, business law and real estate law. Paye’s entertainment clients include film projects and musicians. Paye is also Of Counsel at Zuber Lawler & Del Duca (merged with Greene and Letts) and teaches a business course at Wilton School of Baking in Illinois. She is also a blogger and Editor in Chief for the “J. Paye in Brief” blog. Her blog posts have appeared in Jet magazine, Blavity and Brown Girl Bloggers. Her East Loop boutique law firm is savvy at dealing with both small, startup companies and larger corporations. As a 15-year resident of Chicago who was born in Liberia, she is also the founder of the “African Business Quarterly” publication. For more information about Paye, visit Follow Johnetta on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Shamontiel L. Vaughn is a copy editor and a freelance journalist for various print and online publications for over a decade, primarily focusing on celebrity interviews/entertainment news, business tips, local/national news, legal blogging, health and safe sex prevention, pet care and veganism. In addition to being a two-time author and editor, the Chicago native’s articles can be found in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Defender, CBS Chicago, ChicagoNow’s “Message from Montie,” AXS, Sun Times Network, Blavity and more. She is also the Managing Editor for the “J. Paye in Brief” blog. For more information about Vaughn, visit Follow Shamontiel on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.


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