Writing an article for a major publication is a great way to say to the world, “Hey, I know my stuff.” Even if writing isn’t your primary gig, publishing an article allows your ideas to be seen by a huge audience (read: new clients), and it can also help establish you as an expert. Think about it: whether it’s career coaching, design, parenting – whatever it is you do very well – you have a ton of specialized knowledge. So imagine how cool it would be to share that specialized knowledge with the readers of, say, The Huffington Post?
But how exactly does one get published on such a big-time site? I was asking myself this same question at the start of my freelance writing career. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out the steps it took to actually land a published article. It felt like there was some code I needed to crack in order to even get my ideas seen by an editor.
The truth is there’s no code to crack, no particular person you need to know. Instead, it’s all about crafting and packaging a killer pitch. After writing multiple pieces for respected publications, I now have the inside-scoop on how to engage with an editor in order to get a piece published. Looking to land your first big article? Here’s what you’ve got to do: [Read more…] about How to Achieve Expert Status by Getting Published on a Major Website