Vice News has learned that you have to get used to being on your own on the job.
As an online journalist, you are the one deciding what people will click on, what articles to post and what topics to write about.
The more you rely on others to keep you in check, the less likely you are to keep your eyes on the ball when it comes to the most important decision in your field.
“You need to be able to see your own role and what you’re doing to keep the game going,” said James K. Gaffney, vice president of global brand at Vice.
“When you’re a freelancer, you’re really looking at other people and seeing if you can have your own influence.
When you’re working in a company that’s not always paying you, you’ve got to be self-aware enough to know that you’re not making enough money.”
The key to making your own work on social media “It’s a great thing to have,” said Gaffey, who added that you need to have the skills to be “a bit of a boss.”
“When someone tells you, ‘You’re a boss,’ you have a lot of confidence that that’s true.
I’m not going to say that everyone is a boss.
You need to find that balance.”
That means that if you’re struggling to get noticed on social, you need “to be the boss, not the follower.”
Gaffrey said it is important to create a sense of urgency in your social media presence, and to create posts with the intent of getting more engagement.
If you’re getting ignored or even blocked, you might want to consider looking for new opportunities or starting your own social media business.
“If you’re finding it hard to make money from your own site, try to create something that you can monetize,” said K.J. Johnson, a social network analyst at Pivotal Research.
“That will allow you to get in front of the right audience.”
You don’t need to use Facebook to be successful.
There are several sites that will help you create your own posts, which include Buzzfeed, Medium and Instagram.
Gaffe, a news aggregator, will help determine what topics people want to read and where to post them.
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“There’s this idea that you should be constantly doing things,” said Johnson.
“But in fact, if you don’t, you’ll end up wasting your time and energy.”
“It takes an awful lot of time, effort and money to build a brand that people actually care about,” said Chris Zylke, cofounder of marketing and business development company The Marketing Machine.
“The way to make your own brand a lot more valuable is to focus on building relationships, and you’re better off focusing on those relationships and the relationships that you build with your followers.
And when those relationships get bigger, the money that you earn is going to be much more meaningful to them.”