6 Facts about Writing for Huffington Post

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There’s nothing as exciting as writing for a highly recognized and respected website like Huffington Post! I was so thrilled when I got accepted to be a Huffington Post blogger. There are plenty of opportunities hidden behind writing for Huffington Post. It all depends on how you make use of these opportunities. There are some writers who do not encourage writing for Huffington Post, and there are some who are blatantly against it. I am neither, I am all about how to make the most of any opportunity I get and writing for Huffington Post when I have the time does have its perks. It all depends on how you make use of the opportunities Huffington Post offers you. Here are 6 facts you should know about writing for Huffington Post:
1.    Huffington Post does not pay its bloggers
This is one of the main reasons many writers are against writing for Huffington Post, and they are right –to some degree – to feel upset for not getting paid for their hard work. What they don’t know is that you can land sponsorship deals with businesses and advertisers. The money that you’d get from those deals will be adequate compensation for the hard work you put in writing for Huffington Post. Sometimes we have to look at things differently to see the big picture. I choose to write freshly written articles Huffington Post on rare occasions (I have written only once this year) because I need the credibility, I want to be able to reach a wider audience, and I want the freedom to write certain articles I won’t want to publish on my blog.
2.    Huffington Post does not publicize your articles
Promotion is not Huffington Post’s responsibility. It’s yours. You are responsible for your success as a Huffington Post blogger. Promotions can be a lot of work but it is extremely rewarding. As you share your posts on social media or to your subscribers in your email list, you are creating awareness about your writing skills. This is a good way of attracting clients to yourself.
3.    Writers can leverage on Huffington Post’s prestige
This means a lot for a Huffington Post blogger. Having the articles you published on Huffington Post looks very good in your portfolio. Since Huffington Post’s credibility is known all over, people will respect you as a writer. This opens doors for paid opportunities.
4.    It validates your work
You know how competitive it is in the writing space – in fact, any industry. So when you pitch for work, you have to compete against so many other people pitching just like you. Saying that you’re a Huffington Post blogger sets you apart from the crowd. It creates the impression that you are skilled and credible. Since you were able to make it to Huffington Post, this gives you an edge over other applicants.
5.    Huffington Post allows you to republish your earlier work
Unlike some websites that don’t allow you to republish your posts anywhere else, Huffington Post gives you the opportunity to do so if you wish. This is time-saving, especially when you’re also trying to maintain your own blog. You can republish your earlier blog posts on Huffington Post while you concentrate on creating new content for your blog. However I always write freshly written articles for Huffington Post, I don’t like confusing Google by republishing my blog content but many writers do. At the end of the day, the choice is yours.
6.    Access to exposure on Huffington Post
Huffington Post is very popular and it receives a high dose of traffic from its loyal readers. When you write for Huffington Post your article gets a chance to be viewed by several readers on Huffington Post. This helps to increase exposure to your article as well as to all the other articles you had written for Huffington Post. You may also get traffic and new followers on your blog and social media platforms if you include your links at the end of your articles.


Do you write for Huffington Post? Would you consider writing for Huffington Post? Do share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading.

Book Update

So I told you I was writing a book on blogging some months, scheduled to be release this month of July. If you missed that post, click here.


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Well, it obviously hasn’t gone as planned. I seriously underestimated the amount of work involved in freelancing, running a blog, writing a book and having a life. It is not a child’s play. However, I am still working on the book, some chapters are ready and I am hoping to have it released sometime this year, fingers crossed. I am not going to put a new date to it so I don’t jinx it again. The book will be for bloggers and aspiring bloggers, and I am working my behind off to have it ready in time and to make sure it is worth a read.

In other news, I have a second article published on Huffington Post, click here for a read and do leave me a comment if you can, I will appreciate that. Also please share, tweet, like and pin the article to share the word. For those who were wondering, my Huffington Post articles will be centered around more of parenting, families, relationships and generally lifestyle topics. There will be articles on fashion and beauty in future, but for now, I want to have a varied writing portfolio so there will be a bit of everything on there.

Thank you for your support. Please keep checking my writing portfolio page for updates. It has been updated and I will be updating it on a weekly basis with links to my articles on the web. I have a few fashion and beauty articles to be published on other sites in August so keep an eye out for that.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely week.

Huffington Post Blogger

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Hey peoples. I have some news to share. I now write weekly articles for Huffington Post. I have been working on this gig for a while now and I am so thankful to be chosen as a blogger for this major site. You can read my first post here.

Please leave me a comment on Huffington Post if you do read the article. You can get updates of my articles on Huffington Post by being a fan of my page (just click on the ‘become a fan’ on the right of my picture at the top) and select your alert preferences.

Also, I am introducing a new page on Fashion and Style Police, where you will be able to see my writing portfolio. I currently have an ongoing writing contract with two other sites, so I will be updating this page with links to the articles regularly.

Thanks for your support.

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