This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, use the Reprints tool at the top of any article or visit: www.mbreprints.com.
An online article that doesn't get talked about is like that proverbial tree in the forest that falls out of earshot -- neither makes a sound. Once you publish your piece, it's time to rack up crucial comments, tweets and Facebook likes to get it noticed.
But getting a high level of engagement is not the result of how tightly you cross your fingers. It's the result of smart writing, positioning and marketing your work through social media. Below, experts weigh in with nine tips on how to make that social media machinery work for you....
The How to Pitch series is worth its weight in gold. In just the first month I'd already benefited enough to consider the cost of joining well worth it. -- Gaen Murphree
AvantGuild benefits give you access to:
Premium content, including our How to Pitch Guides, an indispensable tool for freelance writers. view sample >
Savings of up to $35 per class on mediabistro.com courses and seminars.
Insurance discounts for freelancers and small businesses, including medical, dental, auto and home.
Lots of other professional discounts, including ZipCar (a $50 value) and your choice of magazine subscriptions (a $10 value).