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Danithestudent
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As most of you know I am off in September/October to become a journalism student and I have been thinking and looking for a time for something to do because I'm not finding my extra year in college very challenging and I don't think I am putting a lot of effort into actually doing something to aid me.
I've been pondering for a time about writing for some sort of website, unfortunatley I can't seem to find one that a)Needs any writers or b)Makes any sense.
I was considering starting up my own site with like music reviews, fashion, general interest subjects as well as issues that affect students such as housing, top-up fees etc. (nothing like Loftx's site which is to do with the actual process of applying and starting at University)
The thing is the manpower and technical things are a huge thing to take on and although I have a lot of spare time (I am sad, I know) I was just wondering has anybody got any suggestions or ideas or even wants to volunteer to aid such a project. If you do I'd be most appreciative, it's time I made this "Constructive Gap Year" constructive!
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Sounds like fun! I can help if you need it. Writing, coding, making graphics, whatever.
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i don't know about you, but sometime in December I realised that I was running v short of cash, and that I'd be spending alot of money at uni... esp in London where I'm headed. so i've gone and found myself a job, with the idea of saving money... i also have a couple of other projects on in my spare time, eg getting to G5 standard piano, but i'm thinking alot about saving up. Will your website thing get you any money? best to run that on the side, and focus on work exp/money first imo. unless you're rich and have already saved up
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Sounds like fun! I can help if you need it. Writing, coding, making graphics, whatever.
That's fantastic, especially graphics, I only have paint!
I was thinking, I've been looking around and maybe if we can like get sponsors or affliates we might even be able to get a bit of revenue as well if it's even slightly successful
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although doing a website seems a pretty good idea - you will learn quite alot of skills... do it by all means, don't let me discourage you.
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That's fantastic, especially graphics, I only have paint!
I was thinking, I've been looking around and maybe if we can like get sponsors or affliates we might even be able to get a bit of revenue as well if it's even slightly successful
here we go
http://www.pantherproducts.co.uk/Mak...dforsite.shtml
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although doing a website seems a pretty good idea - you will learn quite alot of skills... do it by all means, don't let me discourage you.
Ahh see I already have a pretty spiffy job (£7) and I have terrible insomnia as well and often skive college but still get A's in subjects I don't even need for University! Plus if we can get this affliates thing if we have a website we might even get a bit of extra cash!
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heres some info about money making dont know how useful it will be though
http://www.sean.co.uk/books/sbwtw/06advertising.shtm
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That's fantastic, especially graphics, I only have paint!
I was thinking, I've been looking around and maybe if we can like get sponsors or affliates we might even be able to get a bit of revenue as well if it's even slightly successful
I have Paint Shop Pro, it's not exactly photoshop, but it's the next best thing. I'm quite into websites, see http://www.fallen-grace.org if you want some examples.

As for making money, you could try stuff like amazon affiliates and those google text ads... they seem relativly simple, and I've seen loads of people use them.
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That is one good website, lol the best I ever did was a nice geocities jobby! I even did work experience at Page3.com Revolver.com and Firedup.com (they gave me free matches but my mum took them away, I was only 14) and had my website featured in a magazine, and yet I'm useless with html I can't even get my emote thing to show up properly on my webjournal!
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That is one good website, lol the best I ever did was a nice geocities jobby! I even did work experience at Page3.com Revolver.com and Firedup.com (they gave me free matches but my mum took them away, I was only 14) and had my website featured in a magazine, and yet I'm useless with html I can't even get my emote thing to show up properly on my webjournal!
I stumbled across your personal statement on loftx's website dani, I don't think I'd have mentioned page3.com on a ucas form!

Anyways...I don't recommend starting up your own site to write stuff - just because writing for a recognised name by bode better, and you'll get a much larger audience. I set up Blue Comet Music where I now do track by track CD reviews.

I'd definitely recommend your local BBC website eg bbc.co.uk/southampton... most have a "Become a Reviewer" thing set up for music, clubs and stage reviews. Otherwise there's tons of sites out there that would value journalistic talent (without payment)...
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