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How to use “Help A Reporter Out” to Promote your Business

Help a Reporter Out (HARO) is a free service that connects journalists with experts to get quotes, insights, and information for their stories. HARO is a great way to get your name and expertise in front of a large audience, and it can be a valuable tool for building relationships with journalists.

If you have something interesting to share about a topic that a reporter needs information about, it could be an opportunity to promote your business.

To use HARO, you first need to create an account and choose your areas of expertise. Once you have created an account, you will start receiving emails from journalists who are looking for sources. These emails will include the journalist’s name, the publication they work for, the topic of their story, and the type of information they are looking for.

If you are interested in providing information for a journalist’s story, you can reply to the email with your pitch. Your pitch should include your name, your expertise, and your contact information. You should also provide a brief overview of your thoughts on the topic of the story.

If the journalist is interested in your pitch, they will contact you to set up an interview. Once the interview is complete, the journalist may use your quotes and insights in their story.

HARO is a great opportunity to get your name and expertise in front of a large audience. It can also be a valuable tool for building relationships with journalists. If you are looking for a way to get your voice heard, HARO is a great place to start.

Here are some tips for getting the most out of HARO:

    • Choose your areas of expertise carefully. The more specific you are, the more likely you are to receive relevant requests.
    • Respond to requests quickly. Journalists are often working on tight deadlines, so it’s important to respond as soon as possible.
    • Write clear and concise pitches. Journalists are busy people, so they don’t have time to read long, rambling pitches. Get to the point quickly and make sure your pitch is easy to understand.
    • Follow up with journalists. Once you’ve submitted a pitch, be sure to follow up with the journalist to see if they have any questions or if they need any additional information.

By following these tips, you can greatly increase your chances of getting your name and potentially your business in front of a large audience.

Go to and click “I’m a Source” to get started.

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