From Medium to Forbes: How to Get Your Writing Featured on Big Time Publications

Dakota Shane
Oct 23, 2017 · 10 min read

For those who don’t know me well — I don’t say this to brag. I say this to give you context for what’s possible for every person reading this article. Today, I’m going to show you how you can do the same exact thing.


From there, things start to click and get a hell of a lot easier. More opportunities ( for book deals, larger clients, public speaking spots and more) begin to finally come your way.


The Main Point

If you want to land a spot on a large publication, then pick a niche, pick your social media platform(s), and be proactive.

1.) Pick a niche

If J.K. Rowling published an article tomorrow about how riding unicycles will save the world from destruction, millions would read it. Millions would share it…

But the only reason they would is because, at FIRST, J.K. Rowling was really amazing at ONE thing: writing the Harry Potter books we all know and love.

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How to pick your niche:

If there’s too much competition, then ‘niche down’:

Sure. There are thousands of people trying to be the go-to authority on self help on Medium, but how many are trying to be the go-to authority on self help for millennials on the platform? For divorced parents? For baby boomers? For veterans?


2.) Pick your platform(s)

No one uses Google+ but this graphic was the coolest I could find.

Which social media platforms do you enjoy the most? Which one do you find yourself scrolling through late at night? The ones you know the in’s and out’s of. Focus on those platforms. Even if they’re just a LITTLE conducive to your brand, focus on them.

3.) Be proactive

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The key to getting published on your favorite publication, to landing your first paid speaking gig, to getting featured on top podcasts is all the same: be proactive.

Be the person to reach out, first. Don’t wait!



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I help make marketing simple. Columnist: Inc.com. Co-Founder: Arctiphi (a social media & copywriting agency). Email: dakota@arctiphi.com. LinkedIn: Dakota Shane

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