I'm frequently asked all kinds of questions about becoming a PR consultant. Though we cover the full spectrum of being a Solo PR Pro on this blog, it has occurred to me (perhaps belatedly) that it would be beneficial to publish answers to the specific questions I receive here so others can benefit. Even better, those with experience can contribute their expertise in the comments, and everyone can participate in the conversation.
So, moving forward, I'll ask everyone to direct their queries to firstname.lastname@example.org (a link also now appears in the sidebar). Be on the lookout for these Q&A posts in the weeks ahead!
Another way we can share information within our PR consultant community is through a Twitter hashtag. If you're on Twitter and have a tip, or come across a link that would be of interest, please tag it #soloprpro (and note that I'm not trying to be cheesy-promotional! shortened versions can have other meanings, unfortunately). You can also use the #soloprpro hashtag to ask quick questions (those that can be answered in 140 characters), and get responses from the large group of amazing PR consultants that make themselves available on Twitter. To further share this information, a stream of the #soloprpro tweets is now in the sidebar of this blog. Update: the hashtag is now #solopr – that's what the community started using around this topic, so we're going to go with it!
What do you think about these approaches to help us all learn from each other? Any ideas of other ways we should be sharing?