How to Participate in #WMW16
Thanks for your interest in #WMW16 - the 5th annual Women’s Money® Week. Any writer (regardless of gender — men, we have some tips for you below) can participate in the week.
#WMW16 will host a different financial topic each day.
How to Participate in #WMW16
To participate in Women’s Money® Week, you need to do just 3 things:
1. Write a blog post or article about anything to one of the daily focused topics.
2. Schedule the post(s) to occur between March 7 and March 11. (Tuesday March 8th is International Women’s Day, if you’re looking for timeliness or relevancy.) You can post a #WMW16 post anytime in March as it's also Women's History Month.
3. Fill out form at the bottom of this page to submit to your posts. This will ensure that you get linked in the "Partners" page profiling participants (say that three times fast!), and also that we can promote your posts.
4. (Optional) Promote at least 3 other posts. While it’s not required to participate, we ask that each participant promote (either through Facebook, Twitter, and/or linking from your own site) at least 3 other posts.
5. Write early and often. In the past, bloggers have gotten press from their posts. Since March 8th is International Women’s Day, there is a good hook for media looking for interesting topics, so if you write early in the week, there’s a better chance you will get picked out for articles/media coverage on the 8th. We will pass along a list of blogs who are participating so that media can reach out to you.
Tips for Men
You don’t have to be a woman to participate in Women’s Money® Week. How can you participate? Tackle the topic yourself (you don’t need to be a woman to write about how women's financial concerns affect you, your family, and/or your community.
- Monday: Entrepreneurship / Earning Your Worth / Making Money
- Tuesday: Relationships & Money / Goals / Taking Action / Financial Organization
- Wednesday: Budgeting & Spending
- Thursday: Debt & Saving
- Friday: Investing in Your Future: Retirement / Investing / Insurance / College Planning / Home Ownership
Post Ideas: Remember, the idea is to raise awareness about women’s money issues, as they relate to women's financial resiliency. You can even refresh and rejuvenate an old post(s)! You can write on just one day, on all of the days, or any number in between. You can write about anything you’re feeling inspired about that relates to the topics below. but if you’re stuck, here are some ideas to help you get started:
- Your Story
- Ways to Increase Your Income.
- How to Negotiate a Better Salary/Raise
- How to Price Your Services.
- How to Charge What You're Worth.
- Debt Strategies
- The Future of Millenials and Investing
- How FOMO effects finances
- How YOLO effects finances
- Financial Concerns for Millenials
- Budgeting on a Fixed Income
- How to Organize My Financial Mess
- How to set and obtain goals easily
- How to Live Debt Free
- Single Parent Issues and Money
- How To Get Through College Debt Free
- Have you had any successes with that day’s topic? (E.g., Have you paid off a large debt? Or picked a really great stock? Or successfully figured out how to talk to a loved one about money?)
- Have you had any failures with that day’s topic? (E.g., Have you ever made a budget that you couldn’t stick to? Started a business (or blog) that didn’t work out? Gotten in a fight with a loved one or friend about money?)
- Do you have a friend, loved one, or neighbor that has had success or failure with that day’s topic?
- What lessons did you learn from your (or someone else’s) success or failure?
- Do you have any childhood memories/experiences related to the topic?
- Do you have any future goals/plans related to the topic?
These ideas are just to help you get started. In the past, posts that have done really well are based on a personal experience someone has had, a great set of tips, or a counterpoint/devil’s advocate-style post. Remember, Women’s Money Week is about sharing stories and experiences, so make your posts personal.
Again, it’s really easy to participate. Just choose one or more of the topics above, write about it, and insert your information here. Also, sign up for the email list below to get information, reminders, and a list of links, closer to and during the week itself.