10 Reasons Your Guest Post Pitches Get Ignored

Every week I receive dozens of guest post pitches across all of my blogs, and it’s not uncommon for that to creep over 100 in a week (and those are just the ones making it past my inbox filters; imagine how many bigger blogs must have to sort through). Yet I respond to less than 10% of those pitches. Even fewer result in guest posts

Bad Pitching and Bitching: Should Journalists Expose Bad PR Pitches?

This post was originally published on NakedPR.com (my now-retired blog featuring commentary on PR and social media issues). While I’m considering reviving my Naked PR brand this year, I’m considering taking it in a slightly different direction — back to its roots. In the meantime, I’m moving most of the original content to other sites I own, saving only a few key posts from the

Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners: Where to Start

I’m a big fan of what I like to call “query-free freelancing.” That means I don’t generally pursue freelance writing jobs. I do things that attract clients to me instead. For example, I run blogs that keep me fresh in prospects’ minds and I make sure my business site is well-optimized for search engines so I’m one of the first writers prospects find when they search for

Search Tips for Finding High Paying Freelance Writing Jobs

You know that when it comes to finding high paying freelance writing jobs, I primarily recommend three things: Build your visibility and writer platform so prospects can find you. Build a solid referral network to get referred gigs from colleagues and other clients. Early on, before gigs are coming to you directly, go ahead and target and pitch prospects directly. After all, query-free freelancing is