You presumably realize that to dispatch (or grow) a composition profession, you have to pitch… and pitch… and pitch.
In any case, pitch whom?
In case you’re a magazine essayist, there are such a large number of distributions out there to fold your head over — or insufficient, contingent upon your field. (Sheep-cultivating mags, anybody?)
Furthermore, as though discovering great bars to pitch weren’t sufficiently hard, attempting to see if they really pay can influence your make a beeline for implode with disappointment.
Or then again say you’re a substance essayist, blogger, or publicist. How might you discover organizations that could utilize your administrations—while getting rid of the tire-kickers and modest OS from the several conceivable outcomes?
Where to discover composing customers
In case you’re scouring your neighborhood newspaper kiosk to sleuth out magazines to pitch, or driving around your city looking for good business customers, head straight home, stop your vehicle and attempt these thoughts.
I can hear Googleyou presently: “Google. Truly? How exceptionally unique.”
Be that as it may, Google isn’t as evident a decision as you would think. I can’t check the occasions a training customer would state something like, “I need to compose for exchange magazines for the deck business and can’t discover any” — and before she’d even completed with her objection, I would have Googled up a rundown of twelve ground surface exchanges.
Try to search for registries or records as opposed to looking for productions or organizations one by one. As opposed to Googling, say, “pet item makers,” attempt “pet item producers registry.” Chances are, another person has supportively gathered a decent show you can utilize. For this situation, it’s the American Pet Products Association Member Directory, which is accessible to general society.
(Incidentally, on the off chance that you were pondering: There are many, many exchange magazines for sheep ranchers. Complete a Google pursuit and you’ll see them effectively!)
2. Author’s Market (however not for the reason you think)
Author’s Market is a registry of several productions that compensation essayists, partitioned up by subject. In any case, the genuine mystery is to utilize Writer’s Market to discover distributions that aren’t in Writer’s Market.
Here’s the arrangement: If you discover a magazine in Writer’s Market that looks encouraging, verify whether it’s put out by a distributing gathering. Assuming this is the case, look into the organization online to perceive what different magazines they put out; odds are, they have some that aren’t recorded in Writer’s Market.
For instance, some exchange magazine bunches distribute at least twelve magazines—and if the one you found recorded in Writer’s Market pays a decent rate, alternate ones most likely do too (however this is no assurance).
3. Industry affiliation participation records
Numerous industry affiliations keep participation records finish with every part’s contact data. On the off chance that you join (which may expect you to pay a charge), you’ll frequently approach the rundown.
Be that as it may, do check the association’s rules to ensure it’s alright to pitch different individuals.
4. The Content Council
Custom substance organizations make magazines, bulletins, online journals, and more for their customers—and they regularly contract consultants, and pay well to boot.
Fortunate for us, The Content Council keeps up a freely accessible rundown of its part organizations accessible by record division (like Health or Retail), entire with contact data.
- Exchange magazine indexes
Exchange magazine indexes flourish on the web. I like the one on WebWire, which records several exchange bars in classes running from avionics to workforce the board.
Exchange indexes aren’t intended for essayists, so once you discover a bar that looks great, you’ll have to visit its site and do some burrowing to discover the doling out supervisor’s contact data.
6. Appropriate here
You read that right — here on The Write Life you’ll discover data on in excess of 225 productions that compensation Freelance Writers.
Be that as it may, do they pay?
At this point you ought to have many markets to pitch, yet there’s no point inquiring about and pitching a distribution or business on the off chance that it offers a rate of zero dollars for every word (otherwise known as “presentation”), no arrangement permitted.
Here’s the way to limit the field of potential customers to the ones that are well on the way to be worth your time.
1. Go for the cash
Numerous new marketing specialists and substance scholars get a kick out of the chance to pitch mother and-pop shops, since they figure these organizations will be less demanding to compose for. The awful news is, these small organizations normally can’t bear to pay what you’re worth… and the more awful news is, they regularly require a huge amount of hand-holding since they’ve never employed an author.
Search for organizations with $5 million+ in benefits, which guarantees you’re contacting prospects that can bear to pay.
2. Check Writer’s Market (once more)
Essayist’s Market appoints every production from one to four dollar sign images to show the amount they pay; with the online variant of the administration, you can limit your pursuit to those business sectors that have, say, at least two dollar signs.
Every production’s entrance additionally incorporates more definite data on pay.
- Visit the Who Pays Writers site
As indicated by their site, “Who Pays Writers is a mysterious, publicly supported rundown of which distributions pay independent authors—and how much.”
You’ll find, for instance, that Artforum has paid journalists from 20-40 pennies for each word.
4. Ask your companions
In the event that you have a place with any journalists’ discussions, email records, or networks, inquire as to whether some other essayists know the amount Blog X pays or whether Company Y pays independent scholars.
5. Peruse the pages
Investigate your objective magazine’s substance and promoters. You can get a decent vibe for whether they pay (and how well) by the look of the bar and the perusers they’re focusing on.
Smooth promotions for costly gas barbecues or first class hair care items? Great. Modest looking structure, grammatical error ridden articles, and irregular Google advertisements? Not very great.
This is certifiably not a secure technique — there are a lot of productions that objective high-worth perusers however don’t pay journalists — yet it very well may be an entirely decent piece of information