Visit The Dark Side & Shine A Light!

irene suchocki, internet ethics, small business ethics, blogging ethics{image credit: 1000 lanterns by isphotography}

by Jessika Hepburn, Editor

Oh My! Handmade is a cheerful happy place filled with equally cheerful people who genuinely want you to succeed, live your dreams, and have a lovely life filled with good things. We’re supportive and are happy to share ideas, the lessons we’ve learned and how we’ve grown. We’re not here for the profit (although marketing is nice of course) we are here because we love handmade and want to share that love with you. Sadly, the rest of the world isn’t always so warm & fuzzy. There are pitfalls & places where you should step carefully & be informed. This month we are looking at some of the darker sides of doing business & being online. We are going to be shining our lights into these dark corners-I hope you come with us and share your thoughts.

Our theme for the month is Business & Blogging Ethics-maybe not the prettiest theme, but we’ll be putting our spin on it! It’s Ethics Awareness month in the U.S.A & with so many great posts circulating in the blogging world sparking discussion about some of these issues, it is perfect timing to share our experiences on this topic.  We’re talking about copyright & intellectual property, plagiarism/copy cats, big business, taxes, insurance, blog giveaways, sponsorship, crediting sources, collaborating with others, wholesale & retail, underselling, advertising, marketing & PR + more.

Above all we’re going to be offering solutions, ideas and ways to grow, to promote and connect ethically & happily. We have some special guest features & the collective knowledge & experience of more then 20 contributors + you on board. We are a creative force to be reckoned with-so let’s get started!

Please share your questions about business & internet ethics in the comments below & we’ll try to answer them all by the end of the month & at our Twitter party on the last Thursday of March (details to come @ohmyhandmade).

PS: We’ll still be sharing other posts on what we know & love so don’t worry that it will be all business this month-we’ve got some pretties lined up for you too: )

  • http://CreativeMamma.com Joy

    Intriguing! I’m so excited to learn from this month’s theme – I already know that it’s going to be a huge help to me!

    I’m just now getting into the advertising on my site and I would love to hear what everyone has to say about the topic.

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      Thanks Joy, I have really been looking forward to this theme & hope our posts answer some of your questions!

  • http://ahousefullofmoxie.com MOXIELisa

    I think it’s great that you are devoting a whole month to business and blogging ethics…I know OMHG’s spin will be fun and informative.