Checking In: Making Money, Am Law 200 Jobs, & AIIM Expo

Hey Folks, I apologize about my long absence.  Things have been a little hectic in my life.

Basically, I love what I do.  I love reading about the legal industry, keeping up-to-date with blogs and social media, passing on advice about job openings and reviewing resumes and cover letters.

…but I need to start making money.  (I have law student loans to pay!)

From the feedback I’ve heard, I think that I’m offering a useful service, especially with the Am Law listings.  Therefore, I’m putting the question out to you dear readers, how can I best monetize it?  What would be a fair price?  What would I need to change to charge?  (E.g., more consistent schedule, etc.)  Or, on the other side of things, how can I best market my job board?

Once I start taking on freelance clients, it’s hard for me to also maintain my own websites.  Unless I can figure out a way to crowdsource the funding for this site so that I can continue to produce and expand the content, I think the best option for me will be to dedicate my skills to one brand’s success (brand = law firm).

Your thoughts – in comments or in an e-mail (melissa at recruiteresq dot com) – are appreciated.

The Am Law 200 Jobs

I know that I’ve mentioned this before: I *am* working on them.  I’m also trying to figure out a better way to present them on the site without using Google Docs.  I figured out how to create a table with sorting capabilities on the front-end of my site.  No more logging in, going to external sites, etc.  With all of that work, however, I haven’t completely finished updating the Am Law 200 Jobs.  But maybe later tonight I’ll publish what I have – Am Law 200 Jobs (Firms beginning with A – H).

(Note*: I’ve also decided that I’ll post the Am Law job listings twice per year for the general public.  Registered users will have access to the archives of these public listings.)



I’m going to be blogging from the AIIM Expo over the next few days.  In case you haven’t checked it out, take a look at the site.  I’ll have a post later tonight about which talks I plan to see, which talks I want to see, and how I’m kinda bummed that I missed the pre-conference certificate sessions.  I went last year and I can highly recommend the Enterprise 2.0 certificate program and Hanns Kohler-Kruner as a teacher.  You can also take a look at when this course is offered other times through out the year at AIIM’s website.

For those in the Philly area, there’s a Tweetup this week.  You should all come out!

More later….

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