I heard a lot of questions about clips since I opened my course, Fit to Freelance, so I addressed a few in my most recent Q&A (I post a weekly writing Q&A to my Instagram stories and save all Q&A’s on my story highlights) and I thought the topic would make a great blog post too.
Here are three helpful tips when it comes to clips:
Attached 3-5 clips
(If you have that many). If you’re just starting out and don’t yet have 3, no big deal. Include what you have or write a relevant blog post to use as a clip.
Get as relevant as possible.
You don’t write about a specific topic until you do. Huh?! For example, I hadn’t yet written about running with a jogging stroller when I pitched that topic for the first time. So I included clips that were as relevant as possible which, in that case, meant articles about prenatal yoga, running and group fitness.
Ideally, send your clips as individual links. PDF’s are another option but not ideal since some editors won’t open attachments. You can store clips on a free blog or Google drive to get them online so that you’ll have a link for each!