Mumsnet local needs you!

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RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 06-Jan-14 16:31:53

Happy New Year one and all.

We hope that you all had a lovely festive period and are enjoying the DC back at school well? grin

Mumsnet local was revamped last year and we have 180+ local sites across the UK. We aim to have up-to-date info on what's happening where you are, local tradespeople, listings from anything from your local butcher to childminders and an awful lot more - please do have a look and sign-up to your local for local offers.

We need your help to do this.

Please pop over and upload a listing, review a local service or have a chat to folks in your local area or if you have more time and are looking to make a little money, you could take on a local site as a Mumsnet Local Editor?

We are looking for local Editors in:

Aberdeenshire
Anglesey
Argyll & Bute
Bath
Belfast
Berkshire
Blackburn
Blackpool
Bradford
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil
Calderdale
Carmarthenshire
Ceredigion
Channel Islands
Cheltenham & Gloucester
Cheshire (specifically, West Cheshire)
Conwy & Denbighshire
County Londonderry/Derry
County Antrim
County Armagh
County Down
County Fermanagh
County Tyrone
Coventry
Derby
Dudley
Dumfries & Galloway
Durham
East Ayrshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
Glasgow
Gloucestershire
Gwynedd
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Highlands & Islands
Ipswich
Isle Of Man
Isle of Wight
Kingston Upon Hull
Lancashire
Leicester
Lincolnshire
Luton
London: Barnet
London: Barking & Dagenham
London: Brent
London: Bromley
London: Camden
London: Ealing
London: Enfield
London: Havering
London: Hillingdon
London: Redbridge
London: Sutton
London: Wandsworth
Manchester: Bolton & Bury
Moray
Munster
Neath Port Talbot & Bridgend
Norfolk
Norwich
North Ayrshire & Inverclyde
Northampton
Northamptonshire
Oldham & Rochdale
Perth & Kinross
Plymouth
Powys
Rhondda Cynon Taff & Vale of Glamorgan
Rotherham
Rutland
Scarborough
Scottish Borders
Slough
South and North Lanarkshire
South Ayrshire
Southend
South Yorkshire
Stirling & Clackmannanshire
Stoke On Trent
Sunderland
Swansea
Swindon
Teeside
Tyneside
Warrington
Wakefield
York

Mumsnet Local Editors manage their Mumsnet Local site, keeping it clean, tidy and up-to-date. They write newsletters and work with local ambassadors (voluntary) to hold meet-ups locally.

Local Editors can make money by contacting businesses local to them and asking them to advertise on their local sites. If you become a Local Editor, you will keep the revenue from the local advertising and offers that you book.

If this sounds of interest to you, then please do send us an email on local@mumsnet.com with 'interested in becoming a Local Editor' in the subject field. It helps if you tell us a bit about yourself in the email.

Local is still in its infancy but it's growing all of the time: In the last year we have seen some local editors who have been working hard to build local contacts and communities really starting to see dividends, with several seeing monthly earnings topping £1,000. It is slow and steady but the potential is great for the right people.

We very much look forward to hearing from you if you are interested or have any questions.

Happy New Year

MNHQ

LowCarbHeaven Mon 06-Jan-14 16:47:36

Is Aberdeenshire available now?

LowCarbHeaven Mon 06-Jan-14 16:51:06

Have emailed Emma about Aberdeenshire!

BeanoNoir Mon 06-Jan-14 16:53:57

I could be interested in York. Can I find out a bit more about what's involved?

wigglesrock Mon 06-Jan-14 17:03:59

& again, hmm it's Co Armagh not Co Armargh.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 06-Jan-14 18:11:48

wigglesrock

& again, hmm it's Co Armagh not Co Armargh.

blush sorry, we have updated.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 06-Jan-14 18:13:29

LowCarbHeaven

Have emailed Emma about Aberdeenshire!

Hi LowCarb,
Did you do that recently?
If not, would you mind resending to the above address? Apologies, just for general cleanliness <spreadsheet madness>
Thank you.

lottiegarbanzo Mon 06-Jan-14 18:36:53

Hi Rebecca,

Is that an updated list? There's no way it's a copy of a recent one?

Just that I signed up for one of those places a few weeks ago - though am just starting work this week. Maybe it's been left open in case I didn't? (Not wishing to name the location).

LowCarbHeaven Mon 06-Jan-14 18:37:33

Okay will do Rebecca. She emailed me about Highlands and Islands so assumed she dealt with them. Will email the other email just now instead!

LowCarbHeaven Mon 06-Jan-14 18:41:47

Just checked and the email comes up as Emma but it is the above email address.

PortofinoRevisited Mon 06-Jan-14 19:37:44

Anything for Brussels yet?

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 06-Jan-14 21:32:18

LowCarbHeaven

Just checked and the email comes up as Emma but it is the above email address.

That's fine Lowcarb - all received. We will be in touch in the next week or so.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 06-Jan-14 21:33:35

PortofinoRevisited

Anything for Brussels yet?

We've got to sort the UK first Porto but will have a think about what we can do overseas but it won't be for a little while yet.

coppertop Mon 06-Jan-14 22:05:08

Can I ask a question about adding listings/reviews on the Local Sites?

Should we add new listings for places that are businesses? I'm never quite sure whether this is potentially taking away money from the Local Editor as presumably that business might not want/need to pay to advertise if they have a free listing from a MN'er.

Willemdefoeismine Mon 06-Jan-14 23:14:19

I must have been sacked then because I've been running one of thsee sites for about six weeks no ;-(....

Willemdefoeismine Mon 06-Jan-14 23:18:32

Sorry now not no. Fingertips too clumsy for my smartphone...Obviously shouldn't be mumsnetting so late...

Mignonette Tue 07-Jan-14 08:19:52

Copper You have found the catch. If people paid a standard £10/5 to be listed it'd be more lucrative.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 07-Jan-14 09:16:36

coppertop

Can I ask a question about adding listings/reviews on the Local Sites?

Should we add new listings for places that are businesses? I'm never quite sure whether this is potentially taking away money from the Local Editor as presumably that business might not want/need to pay to advertise if they have a free listing from a MN'er.

It is fine to list as many businesses as you like. If a potential advertiser takes out an advert, they get more coverage (depending on what package they select) on their specific local.
So a hairdresser could advertise on the homepage of their local, so folks just browsing and not specifically looking for a hairdresser in local at that time, would be made aware of the company.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 07-Jan-14 09:17:08

Willemdefoeismine

I must have been sacked then because I've been running one of thsee sites for about six weeks no ;-(....

Blimey Willemdefoeismine blush Apologies, will have a look blush

lottiegarbanzo Tue 07-Jan-14 10:58:31

Me too Rebecca, as above.

Willemdefoeismine Tue 07-Jan-14 11:24:54

Safety in numbers Lottiegarbanzo...... read this thread last night in bed very late and I thought I was imagining things!

coppertop Tue 07-Jan-14 13:12:07

Thanks for the reply, Rebecca. smile

CrowmarshGibbon Tue 07-Jan-14 14:05:34

Is Berks still available? I may have someone interested

Strawberrykisses Tue 07-Jan-14 18:47:31

Where it says Tyneside, is the the north& south Tyneside site? I presume Newcastle is taken?

oopsadaisyme Tue 07-Jan-14 20:13:14

Merseyside??

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