I guess because you’re reading this, two things are evident.
- I’ve finally decided to start accepting guest posts on my blog.
- You must be interested in contributing something to this site otherwise you won’t be on this part of the blog. Now would you?
Either way, I’m thrilled that you’ve come to the decision that you want to contribute some of your best content on my site. It really moves me because I never dreamed I’d be in a position like this.
Nonetheless, it’s great news.
Now, I want to caution you a little bit before you decide to send me a submission. I don’t publish any and everything on this blog. Far from it.
I know of some other blogs that do, and hey — that works for them. But, if you’ve been a reader to this blog for any period of time, you know that I put in A LOT of work into my blog posts. And the quality ALWAYS has to be top notch.
I expect the same for any guest posts on this site.
Whatever idea you submit for a post, and if that idea is accepted, expect there to be some tweaking. Expect there to be some modifications. Expect there to even be some revisions.
It may seem tedious but it’s done because there’s an image to uphold.
What Does It Take To Write For This Blog?
Can I tell you a secret?
It takes me, probably, 10 – 20 hours to work on a post. That includes everything from writing it, to coming up with the headline, to selecting the image, etc.
So, if you’re use to writing a blog post in an hour, you’ve got a rude awakening.
If you’re willing to commit to working on, editing and revising your blog post for a considerable amount of time, then I want to hear from you. If you’re motivated to be the best blogger you can possibly be, then I want to hear from you. If you’re a hard worker who’s not afraid to bend a little bit and take constructive criticism, then I want to hear from you.
If you’re none of those thing, then move along.
What’s A Good Idea To Pitch?
For the most part, this is a blog about blogging and helping bloggers succeed, Although the topics may vary, not all topics would work well with this blog’s community.
Here’s a run down of topics that would work nicely with the community:
- Any sort of traffic technique regarding SEO, social media, etc.
- Conversion techniques to get more subscribers and email marketing
- Writing tips on how to better your craft and become a better writer
- How to come up with blog post ideas, etc.
- Tools and plugins that can help you be more productive
How Long Should The Post Be?
Although many people are against it, I prefer lengthier posts. Somewhere between the 1,500 – 3,000 word range.
The reason I like these lengthy posts is because it actually give you the opportunity to cover the point thoroughly. Not just skim the top of it and leave the reader guessing on what their next step should be.
Also, posts that are just padded with fluff to meet that 1,500 word minimum won’t be accepted. And if you know you can’t meet that quota, that’s perfectly fine.
Writing that much words isn’t for everybody.
Ok George. I’m Interested. Now What?
Step #1: It would be in your best interest to send over your outline.
This would include a proposed post headline and a few paragraphs that would explain what the post will cover. Also, if you’ve guest posted before, be sure to include an example of your writing.
Step #2: Start preparing to write the post.
After your proposed topic is accepted, you should start working on your post. You are allowed two links from your own website in the post. Since, currently, there’s only one guest post that’ll be accepted per month, you’ll have 7 – 14 days to have the first draft ready. After that, there’ll be another 10 days for any revisions needed before the final copy is accepted and ready for publication.
Step #3: Promote. Promote. Promote.
Once everything is good, I’ll send you an email letting you know when to expect the post to go live on the site. Once the post is published, you will be expected to:
- Promote the post to your email list and social media followers
- Fully engage with all readers by responding to any and all comments.
If you still think you really have what it takes, then don’t hesitate to send an email via our contact form with these same guidelines that was outlined for you. Expect a reply withing 24 – 72 hours of sending the email.