Tip number two takes a slice out of your regular employment to find publishing opportunities. If you work for a corporation that puts out a newsletter offer to cover a corporate event and then write about it for the newsletter. They might even pay your entrance fee to the event to obtain the article. I worked for a mortgage servicing company and they held a charity fundraiser. When I approached them and offered to attend and write a story for the corporate newsletter they gladly accepted. I requested photos from attendees who emailed me several. This option gives you a clip for both newspaper opportunities and corporate opportunities.