One of the fastest ways to write an article is through the use of lists. If you can list your ideas or points, it’s easy to go back and start fleshing them out. Have you ever noticed that there are a lot of articles online starting off with ‘Ten tips to.’ or ‘The five best ways to.’? Not only are the titles catchy but the articles themselves appeal to readers who like to quickly skim through what they’re reading.

Using a company e-mail address as your contact is a must. If you’re making a portfolio then make sure your full name is in the e-mail address and do not use nicknames or fun names. You will not be taken seriously.