Feel free to contact me for:
- media inquiries, when you are working on stories about millennial philanthropy, high-leverage giving, personal finances & living a mission based life;
- speaking engagements, if you think my expertise and story may be a good fit;
- investment opportunities, in projects that are mission based and have untapped marketing potential;
- project collaboration, on anything that fights the exploitation of children;
- expert round-up posts, on topics like personal finances, investing, charitable giving, writing, blogging and productivity;
- answers to your questions about any of that; or
- just to say “hello”.
Note: I am obsessed with writing efficient emails and I’d appreciate the same from you. If you are reaching out for the first time, then I recommend this four line template:
- Give relationship context, so you aren’t a random internet person, e.g., “I found you on LinkedIn” or “Rob is a mutual friend.”
- Give topic context, so the reader knows exactly what your message is about, e.g., “I just started a personal finance blog and am working on an expert round-up post related to charitable giving.”
- Give credibility indicators, so the reader knows you are legit, e.g., “Here is a link to a similar post I did featuring Jane Doe and Jenny Park: [LINK]” or “I also write for Lifehacker and I’ll push to get this article syndicated there, like this one: [LINK]”
- Ask for exactly what you want, so the reader knows how to respond. If you can, make it a yes or no question. “Can I record an interview with you on Monday at 11am for 30 minutes via Skype video?”
- Optional: include a P.S, that builds reciprocity to increase likelihood of response. e.g., “I just donated $25 to your charity” or “I published an article last month that linked to your article about productivity.”
Here is an example of a full “Give, Give, Give, Ask” email, optimized for efficiency:
I found you via your podcast with Neil Patel a few weeks back. I loved the info about landing pages!
I have a podcast about becoming a full-time freelance writer, but I’ve struggled to get high-profile guests on the show.
Here’s an example of a recent episode: www.fulltimefreelance.com
Would you be willing to introduce me to one person in your network that may be willing to do an interview?
P.S: I just signed up for your newsletter.