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12 Tips On How To Get Your Articles Published Almost Anywhere

So you want to become published? You’ve come to the right place. We reached out to editors and industry experts to get you the tips and tricks that will get your articles published almost anywhere.

In the spirit of this post, Fupping accepts guest posts, so if you are interested in contributing, head on over to our guest post guidelines and submit a pitch.

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#1 Stay Professional

Ensure that any profile is professional, this includes bio headshots. An unprofessional photo or by-line can reflect badly on the piece and discredit it, irrelevant of how good the content is.

Contributor: Natasha Orme from insightsforprofessionals.com

    #2 Show Initiative

    The best guest posts we receive often feature links to our own content. These are sometimes added in at the editorial stage but the sign of a good guest post is someone who has shown initiative and done this already. They use the content we have already and craft their guest post around that to provide more authenticity.

    Contributor: Natasha Orme from insightsforprofessionals.com

      #3 Use Good Sources

      URLs that look outdated and untrustworthy can often discredit the piece. The number of articles we see that talk about 'the latest research' but refer to an article written in 2006 - when it comes to including research, think about the wording when referencing it in the article and also about the date the URL was published. With the fast-paced digital world, research from 2006 is likely to not be relevant.

      Contributor: Natasha Orme from insightsforprofessionals.com

      #4 Establish a connection first

      You can't get your article published in a media outlet just by asking out of the blue. You need to establish a connexion with the journalist, blogger or influencer that you're reaching out to, and show that you can help them. 

      Send an email or call them to introduce yourself. Maybe send some interesting information, or the results of a poll or a survey that you organized on your website, and that they can use in their own articles. This will establish you as an authority figure in your domain. If the information you provided them with is unique and interesting, they'll be willing to establish a partnership with you. 

      As you offered them something of value, you can ask if you can publish an article on their website, and there are good chances that they'll return the favour. 

      Contributor: Gregory Golinski from yourparkingspace.co.uk

      #10 Be great at your craft

      Nothing draws in readers like a well-written piece. If you're not a great writer already, take a few writing classes and learn where you can improve. Familiarize yourself with AP Style and The Elements of Style (Strunk and White). Write clearly and concisely, and don't try to stuff your writing with fluffy words that don't mean anything. 

      To get better at writing, write daily. If you can, share your drafts with others in your field for feedback. The less work an editor has to do in order to get your piece into publishable form, the more likely they are to accept it.

      Contributor: Whitney Meers from concreteblondeconsulting.com

      #11 Great pitches come from knowing the publication inside and out

      Don't pitch blindly because you think a post might be a fit. Seek out the types of publications that publish articles on topics of interest to you and spend a few hours perusing the content to learn about story types, voice, tone and so on. 

      Also, pay careful attention to the site's publication guidelines. Then, when you submit your pitch or fully drafted article (depending on guidelines), make sure you specifically mention why you think it's a great match for that publication.

      Contributor: Whitney Meers from concreteblondeconsulting.com

      #12 Become friends with editors

      This is hands-down the best way to get your content published. Editors are very excited to have reliable contributors and finding good, consistent writers is actually surprisingly hard. Reach out to people within your network who work at the publications for which you want to write and ask them for introductions. You can also attend writer meetups and events to meet editors in person.

      Contributor: Whitney Meers from concreteblondeconsulting.com

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      Written by Nathaniel Fried

      Co-founder of Fupping. Busy churning out content and building an empire.

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