Welcome to Chevere Means Cool— a podcast where I get to talk to some of my favorite independent designers, brands, and creators and share their stories. Chevere Means Cool was born from my love for unique style and the relationship we have with clothes, but most importantly, it’s a way to celebrate and support people’s dreams.
Let’s be honest: it’s downright impossible to make money off of Vocal through views alone. Some writers have successfully found ways to earn passive income from this website, but it's usually because...
It is no secret that woman have never been portrayed as equal in society, let alone in the workplace. We have all heard conversation around the gender wage gap. Women haven’t persevered since the first gathering of women devoted to equal rights in 1848, only to be paid .81 cents for every dollar a man makes (uncontrolled study,) or .98 cents earned for every dollar that a man earns (controlled study.) To put that into a different kind of perspective, 25 percent of working women have reported receiving less compensation than a man doing the same exact job. For good measure, I’d like to add that 42 percent of women have said that they’ve experienced some form of discrimination in the workforce, while 20 percent of men said the same (payscale.com.) Are you still wondering why we might be angry?
Having read about some success stories where people were earning a very decent living from writing on Vocal, I had high hopes of instant success when I wrote my first story. But my story didn't get any reads. The same thing happened with the next few stories and I almost gave up.
A couple of weeks back, I started a podcast with my friend Shania Bethune, called “Making It: Women in Film” (shameless self-plug), where we sit down with women who work in the film and TV industry. We wanted to create a space where women could speak about and share their experiences and opinions, and where aspiring filmmakers could ask for advice and get answers relevant to their position and dreams.
In some aspects, social video marketing isn't that different from the cinema industry.
We said the following 4 years ago...
I'm a serial blogger. I start a blog, write a handful of posts around that niche, and then abandon it when another idea hits. My writing lives across the Internet on Tumblr, LiveJournal, WordPress, and Squarespace. The random topics included vegetarianism, travel, music, and living the LA lifestyle. You name it, I probably wrote about it.