Seeking Alpha (SA) and Yahoo Finance (YA) have parted company. No longer will that media platform post content from SA. Here are the details from SA Editor-in-Chief Eli Hoffmann.
What's in this for financial writers is that SA has become more aggressive in seeking new contributors to analyse equities and paying them well. Some of that money comes from what will be freed up by not having to pony up payments to YA. Here is what's in it for you if you become a contributor.
My hunch is that if this post has caught your attention, you probably have a golden gut about stock value, emerging trends and how to connect the dots in fresh aka money-making ways. Now, it's time to unlock those instincts.
The second payoff for you is that a portfolio of samples about equities opens the door to wonderful other opportunities.
I had been a contract blogger for Motley Fool. About 140 of my articles were published on YA. Here is one of them which went viral.
After that, lucrative, high-profile financial writing assignments fell into my lap. Those range from ghostwriting/speechwriting for brandname financial institutions to my own column on niche media outlets such as PaymentWeek.com. Here is an example of the latter which was published yesterday.
How to get started? Go to the Seeking Alpha website, which you can click on here. Read and analyse the Top Articles. That is, figure out why they are receiving high traffic. Next, search the site for articles on industries you understand, such as, for example, coal and management consulting. Figure out where's there's a gap in what's already being said. Now it's time for you to take the deep dive, after you research particular public companies in that niche.