Did your latest blogging pitch get accepted, or did it fall flat?
No freelancer can win them all. [But you’ll have a chance to win $100 a bit further down this post, so keep reading.]
One thing I’ve noticed is that top freelance bloggers don’t pitch much.
Now, for the love of all that’s holy, do NOT take this to mean you should stop pitching. You gotta pitch your way up the ladder until you’re close to the top.
When you’ve been doing this for a while and you’ve built a reputation for yourself, blog editors and would-be-clients start to come looking for you. They invite you to work with them.
At that point, full-blown pitches become a lot less important, and topic suggestions often become more important.
When you do pitch to new potential clients, they’re more interested in how your idea fits their content strategy and how your expertise makes you the ideal writer for the post.
So that’s what we’re gonna practice in our June 2015 Pitchfest!
In case you’re not familiar, Pitchfest is a blog post pitching contest we run every 3 months. You tell us your blog post idea and we choose our favourites, with prizes of up to $100 for the winners.
The contest starts today, but before you get your pitchin’ hat on… [Read more…]