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In general, most better blogs don’t take prewritten articles (I can tell you I don’t!), so you shouldn’t have the problem. Just pitch your idea. You could always write 2 unique articles on the same topic if you found more than one blog that liked it.

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David, I’d look to post on some of the better-reputation sites that don’t pay for starters, rather than hitting the paying markets. Look to get a handful of clips together you can put on a portfolio site — and then hit the paid sites.

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I think I will take both your advices, but I am going to take mostly the second one: I am going to keep sending articles (or at least segments of articles) adding a deadline to the message for some time. If I send only pitches I think I´m in big disadvantage as a lot of people send pitches and I have currently no published articles in English language in the “Lifestyle and General Interest” field (that are the ones I´m writing right now). I only published a small review article for a scientific publication some years ago and I suppose most publishers don´t consider that as experience as it is too different from their magazines focus.

There is still no better way to introduce yourself than through an admission essay.

Great list – thank you so much!

And I haven’t written for Finance pubs I’d say — just business pubs, but have told a lot of financial stories, covered bankruptcies, credit-card lawsuits, and on and on. Not the Kiplinger’s or Money magazine type places.

Thanks so much for the wonderful roundup!

I knew NOTHING about business at all. I got a job with a business trade off my clips covering communities and social issues (somehow!)…and literally the first thing I was handed was a 200-page SEC document about one of my beat companies’ IPO, which I needed to write a story about that week. It all rolled from there. Asked lots of questions, and learned as I went.

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On the introduction, we like to first start by mentioning one of the main essay points. Next, we take each supporting idea and arrange it in sentence format while leaving about three lines between each point. In doing so, we leave space for supporting examples. So, if you're one of those people who say, "Hey, I'll just pay someone to write my essay," you'll get terrible results. With such a technique, our essay writers give you the best chance of success!

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Thanks much for the detailed insight! It was indeed helpful.

Paying markets are more competitive than posting on free sites. And the more bad pitches a site receives, the likelier they will reconsider whether they even accept guest posts, let alone pay for them. (Believe me, this happens, and it is the reason some sites we’ve listed before are no longer accepting pitches.)

We know what students like to write, and what admissions officers like to read.

Connections requires a complete story, not a pitch.

We have a few of those that pay only if you negotiate your rate beforehand — such as PennyHoarder, Write Life, and Brazen. I left them on because we had heard from people that they were paying $50 or more when those rates were pre-negotiated.