If you’re an AC content producer, you’ve likely been tapped by fellow CP Donald Pennington to do an interview. No, he doesn’t call you up like the folks at Newsweek magazine and ask a bunch of uncomfortably personal questions. Instead, he’s set up his own interview form online for you to take at your leisure.
Here’s how it works:
Donald Pennington messages you via the AC personal message system. He tells you that he’d be flattered to interview you, and directs you to one of his articles explaining the details. Within the article is a link to the interview form, complete with about twenty questions or so inquiring about your early life.
Some of the questions are a pretty general, like “what were your favorite subjects in school” and “what books do you like to read”, but they’re not so overly personal you feel a prick of discomfort in answering them, so that’s a plus. Besides, it makes you think way back in time to when you weren’t so stressed out about, well, stuff.
Upon completing the review, you’ll get messaged by Donald Pennington again, saying how much he loved your interview and that he’s processed it already.
So how will you know when the interview is published? Well, Donald Pennington has you conveniently sign up to his subscriber list, which turns off many CP’s as it looks like he’s trying to milk you for all you’re worth. But really, the trade-off is pretty good. So when you’re on his subscriber list, you’ll get prompted when your interview is published.
Okay, AC content producers, I know what’s turning in those cogs going around in your heads: what’s in it for me? If you read Donald’s article instructions, you’ll see that he has quite a few subscribers who are very interested in the CP’s he interviews. And since Donald adds a link to your content page in your interview, his subscribers will click through and read your articles – more money for you. Plus, I’ve received more subscribers to my articles, and I’ve been favorite by a few more as well.
So that’s the gist of it. Not only is interviewing with Donald Pennington fun, it’s worthwhile. You network with new content producers, who read and put nice comments on your articles, and you got to have fun with the interview. All you have to do in return is write a little review (like this one) of the interview process and “presto!” You’re finished.
You can visit Donald Pennington here.
You can read about the interview process here.