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346 minutes of video
346 minutes of audio
135 slides
115 pages of transcript

How To Increase Your Pitch Success Rate By Analyzing Magazines

The process of pitching regularly will drastically improve your income and portfolio, and editors respond best to pitches that demonstrate a knowledge of their publication. The best way to demonstrate that knowledge is by only pitching specific sections of the magazine.

We will cover:
– How the process of pitching regularly will drastically improve your income and portfolio
– Why editors respond best to pitches that demonstrate a knowledge of their publication… and how you can get them to respond even if they don’t like the idea you pitched
– 5 ways to show an editor you are familiar with their publication – even if you haven’t spend 10 hours reading back issues.

How to Generate Sure-Fire Salable Ideas

Instead of generating article ideas and then trying to find a magazine that will take your idea, I find starting your brainstorming with the sections magazines include yields a much higher success rate. Here we cover techniques that you can also use with any magazine that you have a copy of and ensures that your pitches hit the mark and you get responses from editors.

We will cover:
– Why pitching magazine-then-idea can help us better archive the true purpose of a pitch
– Walk through the Travel Magazine Database
– Live demos of reverse engineering ideas to perfectly fit a magazine section

How to Hone Your Travel Article Ideas to Perfectly Fit Each Magazine

In this webinar we workshopped article concepts into ready-to-pitch, focused ideas with multiple angles matched to specific magazines. I pre-matched them with specific sections from multiple magazines and walked through the process of honing an article “idea” from your concept into something adapted to a magazine and ready to pitch.

We will cover:
– Quick look at the types of **hyperspecific** ideas magazines are really looking for
– How to make sure you have an article idea, not just a topic (and other things that come up when I was reviewing submissions)
– Workshopping your travel article ideas live two ways: pitchable ideas and ideas matched to magazines

How To Craft The Perfect Article Pitch

You can take workshop after workshop on how to write the perfect travel article, but if your pitches aren’t landing assignments, it’s all for naught. In this webinar, we walk step-by-step through what you need to know to write the perfect pitch–and everything that you should leave out.

We will cover:
– 5 signs that you’re not ready to write up a pitch just yet – and how to fix them (it’s really a problem with the article idea that keeps most of us from getting our pitches written!)
– The three-paragraph pitch structure that will keep you from getting lost in hours of research
– All the answers you need to travel writers’ 10 most frequent questions on pitching

Don’t Create “Ideas” From Nowhere: How to Always Find Them When You Need Them

In this webinar, Don’t Create Ideas Out of Nowhere: How to Always Find Them When You Need Them, I work in detail through three different ways to generate ideas from magazines and three different ways to come up with ideas “from thin air” so that you are never worried about *what* to pitch again.

We will cover:
– Why becoming an idea machine is the #1 thing you can do to kick your writing career into high gear
– Three ways to generate “new” ideas from magazines” past content
– Three ways to create “new” ideas out of other pre-existing sources – but make it look like you came up with them yourself

Answers To Your Most Common Pitch Questions

In our weekly webinars, in my inbox, on coaching calls, and in my talks at conferences and workshops, I’m always getting questions on pitching. We sourced questions from dozens of readers for this webinar on Answers to Your Most Common Pitching Questions, so listen in for answers to your most burning pitch questions. I’d love to answer your questions too, to get you over whatever is holding you back and out there pitching all the magazines looking for travel articles.

We’ll cover:
– Why this is such a sore spot for freelance writers in the first place
– 20 questions, Pitch Edition
– Our member’s questions!