Day 27 – back to writing about how to earn your first $1000 and become a freelance writer. Today’s focus is on establishing credibility with guest posting.

It’s been a while since I posted about the strategy to earn your first $1000 as a freelance writer. I wrote five posts on this with the focus on the importance of establishing your foundation as a freelance writer, and how to go about it. Below is the breakdown of what I covered:

If you’re reading this and haven’t read the above, I’d suggest you start with the introduction.

The focus now shifts towards establishing credibility through guest posting. Guest posting means writing and publishing a blog post on someone else’s blog for free.

The goal of guest posting is to establish your social proof by leveraging the name of a major publication. If you’re starting out it doesn’t have to be a major publication. You can pitch for smaller blogs.

But if you want more power when negotiating and the ability to command higher rates I’d suggest focusing on the major publications like Huffington Post, Forbes etc. Getting featured in one is all it takes. You don’t have to be in all of them.

Before the challenges started I was already featured in a few publications like Lifehack and Motivation Grid. So I acknowledge I had an advantage. But I still wanted to get featured in Huffington Post to improve my social proof.

Using the techniques outlined by Bamidele I’ll show you step by step how to get featured in a major publication. If you want to jump straight to my successful pitch for the Huffington Post, feel free to read this post I published on the blog a few days ago.

Click here for part 6 I take you through the process of how to get featured, from finding editors emails, coming up with ideas to pitch, to crafting a pitch.



Feel free to email me at nick (at) nickdarlington (dot) com

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