Important Notice – 22 January 2018
The Huff Post Contributing Blogger Platform on the U.S site has closed.
Important Announcement – 12 September, 2016
There’s been a major change since I published this blog on Sept 8, 2016. And since I wrote my eBook, How to Get Published in the Huffington Post on 10 July 2016.
On Sept 10, 2016, I discovered that Arianna Huffington had left the Huffington Post.
I read about her departure in a Vanity Fair article that had been published on September 8, 2016. You can read it here.
In the past, you could pitch Arianna Huffington by email and she would reply, advising that she would love to feature your voice in the Huffington Post.
The editorial team would give you access to their blogger portal, Backstage and you could submit your post anytime. The editors would review your post within 24 hours and you’d get an email, advising your post had been published.
Your blog posts would show up in search results and you would be featured in a relevant section, if your post received social media buzz.
If you’re a Huffington Post blogger, you can still submit posts via the old blogger portal Backstage but you are now prompted to sign up for the new contributor platform, Athena.
If you’re not already a Huffington Post blogger, you can sign up for the new contributor platform and join the waiting list. When you receive a username and password, you can submit your first blog post. You don’t have to wait for the editors to review your post and your post will be published immediately.
The Good News
Anyone can become a Huffington Post blogger.
The Bad News
The blog posts are “nofollow.” That means they aren’t indexed in Google and you won’t show up in search results. There is no editing. The blog posts are not posted under relevant sections. There are no standards.
Here’s my original post that I have left mostly intact and edited only a little to reflect the changes. I would like you to apply these ideas to getting published in other large publications, as well as the Huffington Post.
Imagine celebrating New Year’s Eve as a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post.
It’s time to establish your authority, enhance your credibility and build your brand, by getting published on one of the biggest news and blogging platforms in the world.
The Huffington Post is always looking for timely and topical opinions about events in the news, as well as compelling personal stories with universal appeal.
There’s never been a better time to be published because HuffPost has a new contributor platform for the U.S. edition, called HuffPost Athena, where posts are instantly live and published.
You need to be perceived as an authority, expert or leader, if you want to be successful in business. Think about it, when the media need an opinion, they go straight to the authority, the expert or leader in the field.
A great way to establish authority is to get published in well-known publications. As you know, I’ve been published in the Huffington Post several times.
I’m establishing my authority as an expert in helping digital marketers and entrepreneurs with brand storytelling, content and copywriting, so they can move from unknown to superstar and build powerful brands.
My most popular Huffington Post blog is titled: What do Lady Gaga, Rihanna and a Story Expert Contribute to Branding You?
The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post is a news and blog site that was launched on the Internet in May 2005. It quickly became one of the most widely read media brands on the Internet.
It is the number one news site in the United States with over one hundred and fifteen million visitors per month. It also has editions in Arabic, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Maghreb, UK and Australia.
It covers politics, entertainment, travel, science, crime, sport, food, innovation, small business, health and lifestyle, money, education, technology, voices including women, black voices, Latino voices, and queer voices.
The Huffington Post has over 100,000 contributing bloggers who do not receive any financial compensation for their blog posts.
The Huffington Post buys news from Reuters and pays its journalists and editors. There is some controversy about whether contributing bloggers should get paid by the Huffington Post or not.
I believe it’s a mutually beneficial relationship for the publication and the blogger. The publication gets content for its readers and the writer gets exposure and the potential to reach millions of readers worldwide.
Build Your Brand
You can connect with your tribe through the power of your story. Getting published in the Huffington Post helps you build your brand, because you can encourage readers to buy your products and services and link to your website.
The ultimate goal is that your tribe tells stories about how your brand is making the world a better place. With the right story, you don’t have to convince anyone of anything.
Enhance Your Credibility
Getting published in the Huffington Post enhances your credibility, when you add their logo to your site and write the words, “As seen in the Huffington Post.”
I got Arianna Huffington’s email address from the B-School Facebook Group. She had given a talk to some B-Schoolers and invited them to email their blog post submissions to her at: Arianna@huffingtonpost.com, saying she managed her own inbox.
I decided to be bold and emailed my first blog post submission attached as a Word doc. She emailed me back a few hours later, saying she was referring my blog to one of her editors. I emailed this editor twice and didn’t receive a reply.
Several months later, I decided to be bold again. I emailed Arianna saying I had written a blog titled, What do Lady Gaga, Rihanna and a Story Expert Contribute to Branding You. I wrote that a journalist friend had described it as a brilliant piece of writing; that it was 3000 words and that I could edit to 1000 or write a 3 part series.
She emailed me back a few hours later, saying she would love to feature my voice in the Huffington Post and wanted me to write a 3 part series. I got a second email from the blogging team with instructions on how to log into HuffPost’s Internet portal Backstage.
I uploaded my first blog and was astounded to receive an email the next morning, saying it had been published. I was so excited to see my blog on the Huffington Post website. I shared it on Facebook and Twitter and I was over the moon excited with the positive comments and congratulations. I felt like I was finally, a real writer.
Arianna Huffington is a New York Times bestselling author. She was the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group until August 2016. She has been named in Time Magazine‘s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. She serves on numerous boards, including The Centre for Public Integrity and Uber. Her 15th book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time, was published in April 2016 and became an instant New York Times Bestseller.
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How to Get Published in the Huffington Post
I’ve written an eBook titled How to Get Published in the Huffington Post, because it is my mission to help digital marketers and entrepreneurs move from unknown to superstar and build powerful brands.
How to Get Published in the Huffington Post is a 23 page eBook that contains an introduction, my story, Arianna Huffington, 18 tips for getting published, Internet and Social Media Tips and HuffPost Blogger Terms, Guidelines, Tips and FAQ.
How Much Does It Cost?
If the only thing getting published in the Huffington Post did was to finally get people talking about you, what would that be worth to you?
If the only thing getting published in the Huffington Post did was to give you credibility with the Huffington Post logo displayed on your website, what would that would be worth to you… it would be worth $200, yes?
If the only thing getting published in the Huffington Post did was to remove self-doubt, lack of confidence and fear of failure and give you a boost in self image, confidence and self-esteem … it would be worth $200, yes?
The good news is How to Get Published in the Huffington Post does every single one of those things, and more.
But I’m not even going to think about asking you to pay $200. It won’t even cost you $100.
Because when you take advantage of this special offer right now, your total investment only comes to AU$19.99. (All prices are in Australian dollars.)
How to Get Published in the Huffington Post eBook: AU$19.99
Click the PayPal button and pay with PayPal or your credit card. After you pay, you will be taken to another page where you will see your eBook as a PDF file. You can read it immediately.
Note: These tips for getting published apply to getting published in other big publications too.
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