Learn How to Pitch Your Stories to Publications and Get Paid
If you've got a pulse, chances are that you have a compelling personal story to tell.
Pitch, Please! is an hour-long training that will teach you everything you need to know to pitch your stories to major publications in print and around the web.
What You'll Learn in
The hour-long live training will teach you everything you need to know about pitching your ideas to major publication outlets across the web.
So, what exactly is pitching and how does it work?
Learn how to turn your personal experiences into interesting article fodder.
Where to Pitch
What publications accept pitches?
You might be surprised to learn that many of your favorite content platforms accept pitches from readers.
How do you get ideas for story publications?
Learn how to skim your favorite platforms for ideas and build your own topic pitch list.
How do you research your ideas and make sure your angle is unique?
Make the most of your time by using these research tricks and make Google your best friend.
Where do you submit your pitch ideas?
I'll show you how to find editor email addresses and how to follow up after you've emailed a pitch.
Hey there! I'm Krissi.
In 2017, I launched my own freelance writing business: I’ve worked with countless business owners in a blur of industries, paid down massive amounts of student loan debt, and had extra money to travel more while living abroad. Best of all, I've built a life I love.
Lately, I've been working on pitching my personal experiences to major online publications and was recently featured in Business Insider‘s Personal Finance section.
Your story is unique, friend! That's why I'm hosting this class – to teach you everything you need to know to so you can get published and get your name out there.
Not sure if Pitch, Please! is right for you?
Check out these answers to frequently asked questions.
Do I need to be a "professional" writer?
Nope, you sure don't.
In fact, not being a “professional” writer could potentially work in your favor, depending on where you're hoping to submit your story.
The editor you get partnered with will help you create an article that fits their publication's expectations. Follow their instructions and you'll be golden!
Do I even have a chance of getting published if I've never been published before?
Everyone has to start somewhere. If you're hoping to pitch on the regular, it won't hurt a bit if you haven't been published anywhere else.
The key is to just start. The more pitches you send to varying-sized publications, the more likely you'll be to get your first acceptance. And once you get a “yes,” you'll be able to pick up even more steam.
Do I need to have a blog or website?
Having a blog or a website can be helpful, but it's definitely not necessary.
It will certainly appeal to editors if you have some form or written content somewhere on the internet that you can use as a “portfolio” of sorts. However, your social media profiles can also work for this!
Will I have to pay to submit a pitch?
Nope! In fact, it's often the other way around – if your pitch gets accepted, the publication will probably pay you!
There are literary magazines, journals, and contests out there that require writers to complete their entire piece and pay to submit, but for a personal story or journalism pitches, you don't need to pay a time.
English isn't my first language. Can I still pitch?
Ideally, you should have a good handle on English writing. That said, the editor who accepts your pitch will work with you to ensure your story follows their publication's specific writing and formatting rules.
WHAT YOU GET
LIFETIME ACCESS TO THE TRAINING
Want to revisit the training? Can't make it live? No worries.
The live video will live forever in a private Facebook group that, as long as you remain a member, you'll be able to access at no additional cost.
MY PITCH TEMPLATES
Not sure how to write a killer pitch that will help you get noticed?
I'm giving you the exact pitch email I used to land my recent story with Business Insider plus the template I created and use for all my pitches.
Want some feedback before you submit your pitch ideas?
You can grab a one-hour pitch consultation with me. We'll look at your pitch together, talk about the publications you're pitching, and what you can do to improve your chances of getting noticed.
“If you're pitch-curious, you need this workshop! Krissi walked through all the specifics at the perfect pace. She also seems to genuinely want participants to succeed at seeing their names in print! 10/10“
“When I signed up for Krissi's course, I knew next to nothing about freelance writing. The biggest thing I appreciate is that Krissi keeps it real and doesn’t sugar coat anything but does so in a genuine and motivating way. Thank you for making me feel prepared to step into the world of freelance writing, Krissi!”
“Krissi was amazing! By taking her course, I was able to learn everything I needed in order to become a freelance writer. One of the things that impressed me the most was her willingness to help others. Whenever I had questions, she was there. She was a great teacher and I cannot recommend her enough.”
“I loved Krissi's course because it helped me find the clarity I needed. I struggled because I didn’t know how to start, what it entailed and how I could position myself so I could stand out in the market.
“I would recommend this course to anyone because it has really helped me.”