What are your favorite topics to cover for Forbes?
Are you limited to a specific scope in your writing with Forbes? How did you get your foot in the door to write for them? Suggestions on how to get a big outlet like that to pick up an article?
Jason Lim ,
at Asia Recon
In regards to scope with Forbes, it's fairly broad and flexible. Although I focus on the Asia region including Australia and technology, innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups. All things I am interested in.
Forbes basically approached me on Linkedin and asked me if I was interested to write. In China, I worked on a tech blog business where I lead the English content. My work has floated around various publications including The Washington Post, VentureBeat, Harvard Business Review, so I think they noticed my name.
In terms of getting an outlet like Forbes to pick it up, I suggest really understanding the interest of the writer and pitch them on that angle. We get approached a lot by people wanting to publish stuff, especially PR people who are paid to do it. The story has to be compelling and fit the Forbes audience.
Hope that helps!