I mean, sure, anybody can technically put “As seen on Forbes” on their blog. But I was wondering how these other guys were able to do it without lying or being deceptive. Also, surely a backlink from somewhere like Forbes or Huffington Post would be nothing short of fucking amazing, right?
A lot of these high-authority sites will let you contribute to them. Sometimes you need to pitch an idea. Sometimes you need to submit an entire article. Some want you to have a final draft ready to go, while others just want you to pitch an idea and go back and forth with revisions.
Obviously the type of content Forbes wants will differ from what Huffington Post or Mashable wants.
I’ve got sort of a unique niche. I’m a convicted felon (multiple times in federal prison for computer hacking and finance-related crimes) who cannot go back to working in the IT or finance industries. I made my first buck online back in 1999 and have done it off and on since then. 2020 has seen me doing it full time again for the first time in about 4-5 years.
I figure that’s a unique enough approach to get the attention of some of these guys. So many people I met in prison were terrified of the job market so many of them felt starting their own business or their own side hustle would be the best way to support themselves. I’d like to write about that.
Have any of you guys ever gotten a piece published for some of the bigger companies? (I wouldn’t count Medium, even though some of the sites above talk about it.) If you have been published by them, were you able to use any links in your article? How did it affect your domain authority? I’ve heard some of the places actually encourage a little link or bio at the end of the article.
Or, is it all just a waste of time unless you’re trying to make a name for yourself and aren’t worried about any direct (or indirect) effects on your site or blog?