Journalism Jewels: How to Pitch, Write and Sell Articles to Any Publication to Earn More Money

I started my writing career without a single contact at a local or national online publication, blog, magazine or newspaper. By age 25, I was writing national cover stories for major magazines, had a deal for an NBA book series and I’d go on to write on staff or as a freelancer for GQ, Men’s Health, The New York Times, Yahoo! Sports, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness,, Men’s Journal, USA Today’s HoopsHype and dozens more.

On the flip side, I have spent time as a publisher, Editor-in-Chief and Senior Editor at these and other publications and I’ve hired and interviewed hundreds of writers and assigned thousands of stories.

Over the years I have been taking notes on what has worked best from a writer perspective in terms of how to get work…and also from an editorial perspective, in terms of what editors are looking for in freelancers.

This course is a culmination of those notes, as well as feedback I have received from speaking to students at a variety of journalism schools and mentoring young writers.

Included in this course are answers to the most common questions and concerns writers have when it comes to making money freelancing.

Throughout this video and presentation, you will learn:

  • How to Figure Out What You Should be Writing
  • The Difference Between Writing What You Know and Writing What You Read
  • What a writing talent stack is
  • How to discover where your subject matter expertise lies
  • How to present yourself online including…
  • 5 Tips to Craft Your Online Presence
  • Inside tips on what an editor is thinking when they first meet you via e-mail
  • Foolproof ways to generate ‘sellable ideas’
  • The Three Main Types of Accepted Pitches
  • The secret characteristics of a compelling story idea and pitch
  • How to lay the groundwork for your first pitch to a large publication or your dream publication
  • The Easy-to-Follow Two-Part Strategy to Build Credibility in Any Genre
  • How to Meticulously Prepare Your Pitch
  • The Two ‘Ps’ of Pitching to Know Before Approaching any Publication
  • A complete sample pitch that you can use as a template
  • How to Handle an Accepted Article so You Set up Future Work
  • The 4 Ways to Capitalize on an Accepted Pitch
  • The 4 Most Common Forms of a Rejected Pitch
  • How to Maximize a Rejection and Benefit from It
  • An Explanation of Typical Ways Publications Pay
  • Your Three-Step Plan to Make More Money with Each Publication

This is everything your journalism school professor or intern advisors or writing teachers never told you about how to become a working, paid professional freelancer.

When you purchase, you receive the full 90-Minute Video Presentation as well as the entire 32-page E-Book/PDF.

It’s a career’s worth of advice in one seminar and if you follow this, you will sell articles and you will earn money as a writer.

When you do, please e-mail me and let me know.

I can’t wait to read your first piece!


– Jon