So you want to learn how to write for the Huffington Post?
I just recently started writing for the Huffington Post! I was super excited about it, because…IT’S THE HUFFINGTON POST! Well, people think that it is IMPOSSIBLE to write for such a wide spread blog. Well…I am here to tell you that it is not impossible if you know how to do it correctly. So, most people when trying to achieve their spot on Huffington Post they type in something like, “How to Write on Huffington Post” on Google. Seems straight forward right? Well you will get something that looks like this…
Yeah…please don’t bother with this. This form goes to the “team” and it will take FOREVER to have them respond to you OR they will not respond to you at all. I have come across several bloggers who have not had any success going this route.
There is a secret to getting onto the Huffington Post. Write Arianna Huffington directly! Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org! Of course you are probably not writing directly to her, but you will be writing to a more direct source.
This is your BIG moment to pitch yourself! And if you screw it up she will most likely not even remember you and you just try again. That’s what life is all about right? Failing and then trying harder (or doing something differently) the next time?
However, my first pitch went VERY well and now I can write for the Huffington Post whenever I want!
What I said in MY pitch:
- Talked about the article I was pitching to her
- Summarized why OTHER people would want to read the article
- Discussed how I could contribute to the Huff Post
- I attached my article
- I attached my BIO
In My BIO!
- My Blogging Niche
I waited about three days for her to get back to me (sometimes the time varies).
Arianna will respond with something like this…
“Dear Nicole, many thanks for thinking of us and for sending me your post. We would love to feature your voice on HuffPost. I’m ccing our blog editor Madeline Wahl to send you a password so you can start blogging on the site. All the best, Arianna”
You can NOW do your HAPPY dance!!! You are IN!
I waited three days later for these two AMAZING emails!! You will receive this one first.
And Shortly After THIS one!
Now YOU can start writing for the Huffington Post! YAA!
Here is my FIRST Huffington Post article! Why I Started Blogging and Why YOU Should TOO!
So You Got Accepted to the Huffington Post? Now What? Click HERE to check out the next step!
Don’t Forget To DOWNLOAD my FREE Huffington Post Article Checklist. You can use this checklist with all of your articles to make sure that you don’t forget anything!