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January is Profit From Your Passion Month

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In the spirit of “if I gotta work, might as well do something I love,” mediabistro.com presents its first ever Profit From Your Passion month. Each week in January, we’ll line up a creative interest with a path in media.

Think you can’t make money from your love of Rice Krispies and brie? Wrong. Jump start a second career as a food copywriter, stylist, or photographer. Or, maybe celebrities and entertainment is your beat. Parlay your skills booking stars for magazine covers into a new gig as a talent agent. And that’s just a taste of what we have planned.

So, cancel that trial gym membership — Come on, the last time you voluntarily exercised was for 4th grade dodgeball — and start working towards your real dream. See more of the lineup for Profit From Your Passion after the jump…


THE FOODIE: JANUARY 4-8
Get cooking right now with 4 Gigs to Launch a Career in Food Media. Then, keep checking back for tips on pitching your food stories and an interview with one of cable TV’s biggest rising stars.

THE JETSETTER: JANUARY 11-15
Yes, it is possible to get paid for criscrossing the globe. In Week 2, we’ll break down the rules of accepting press trips for journalists and talk to a TV development exec turned travel expert.

THE POP CULTURE JUNKIE: JANUARY 18-22
In the debut of How To Pitch for PR, the founder of one of the hottest gossip blogs tells celebrity hacks how to snag a coveted post on their site.

THE SPORTS NUT: JANUARY 25-29
A pioneer talks about breaking through sports broadcasting’s glass ceiling, stadium P.A. announcers give their secrets for landing a side gig behind the mic, and the editors at a sports bible dish give tips for getting a byline on their pages and Web site.

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