If there is anything I have learned in my never-ending journey of entrepreneurship it is that going the extra mile is ALWAYS worth it.
You never know what could come your way which is all the more reason to do everything you can to grow & succeed.
I am sure you have heard of the website, HuffPost, did you know that you can pitch them to have an article written up about you? You can, click the link above to learn how to do it.
You may be sitting there telling yourself they wouldn’t want to hear your story, but that isn’t true. Email them a pitch & if you don’t hear back try again, they are super busy & can’t always read every email.
What happens if they don’t interview you? Nothing
What happens if they do interview you? You can brag that you’re on HuffPost! It will do wonders for your credibility.
There are two types of pitches you can go for, personal or opinion. I decided to go with a personal pitch because my story is unlike others & figured it is more valuable than an opinion piece for me.
Opinion. A HuffPost Opinion piece is smart, authentic and timely, and offers rigorous analysis. That means it has something original to say or an original point of view to offer that sheds a new light on an existing debate or pulls something into the spotlight that isn’t already there. It presents a strong argument backed up with provable evidence and represents the views of the writer clearly and transparently. It is exclusive to HuffPost, which means it hasn’t been published anywhere else. If you’ve already pitched it elsewhere, you should let us know.
Personal. A HuffPost Personal piece is original, authentic, compelling and told in the first person. We feature writers from different backgrounds and identities with distinct voices and points of view writing about a variety of topics, including identity (race, gender, sexuality, disability, intersectionality, etc.); health and mental health; sex/love and relationships in every sense of the word; family and parenting; work, money and career; body and body image and just plain ol’ great stories about unique life experiences. It is exclusive to HuffPost, which means it hasn’t been published anywhere else. If you’ve already pitched it elsewhere, you should let us know.
Wondering what makes a good pitch? Check it out:
- Briefly summarize your story idea.
- Briefly explain why you’re the right person to write the piece. What’s your relevant expertise or experience?
- Briefly explain why this argument or story matters. What are the stakes here?
- Briefly outline how the piece will start and end. If you have a draft, include it in the body of the email.
- Note clearly in the subject line what you’re pitching, using a clear, informative headline. Specify in the subject line if your pitch is timely.
- Include a short description of your previous writing experience and links to published clips, if relevant.
- Be your own work. We do not accept pitches from PR representatives or agents.