I get a lot of emails asking if I accept guest posts and if that’s the case, what are the guidelines? It’s easier to answer as many of your questions as I can here and direct any inquires to this page.
The first answer is: Yes I do accept guest posts. I have no guideline for how many guest posts are published or how often guest authors are highlighted as it depends on how good the material is that I get in. Some sites depend on guest material. I’ll only publish your article if it’s great.
Minimum post length is 600 words. I have no maximum length. I encourage collaboration and sharing of ideas as much as possible. This industry is too divided.
What Type of Content Am I Looking For?
I cover a wide range of topics and would be open to taking contributions on any aspect of fitness.
If you have an idea for a post please feel free to send it along to email@example.com
Every article must be actionable. I am not interested in rants or ‘thought’ pieces. We’re in the business of helping people and every article must contain at least one take-away that the reader can apply to their lives or business that day to get better.
- Unlike most blogs I don’t ask for exclusivity. Feel free to send me old articles but make sure to also let me know where else it has been posted whether it was on your site or others.
- Keep in mind that your article is meant for the internet. It has to be shorter, to the point, and punchy. If it isn’t, nobody will read it. Stories work well and you get bonus points if the story in your article highlights the problem that the crux of your piece solves.
- Feel free to send me a word file or .doc with html. If you choose to send me html please use <h3> tags for the headers.
- Edit your article to the best of your ability. I don’t expect grammar to be perfect but if I have a hard time reading it I will be hesitant to spend the time editing it myself.
- I’m not a mind-reader. Include everything you want to have in the final draft including all links and pictures. Note that I will not publish your affiliate links. I don’t mind 1-2 links within the text linking to your own site if it flows well but will remove links if I deem there are too many or that it interrupts the message.
- Know that I will likely reformat the material and add internal links to previous articles. Don’t be offended by this. I want to make sure your post is as effective as possible.
- Provide me with a 1-2 sentence byline containing both a head shot and a maximum of 2 links. You spent your precious time putting together the material for our readers and I want to make sure you get credit for it.
This is the Internet People
- I realize that you may not be a professional writer. Neither am I. So don’t write like one. Take into consideration articles that you read on the internet. They are short, punchy, and to the point not to mention entertaining. Write like you speak. ”I am not excited if you write like this.” It’s boring. Nobody wants to read it.
- Highlight a story. All marketers tell stories. The story should highlight the problem that your article solves. In doing so it should create a connection with the reader. The more emotional the better.
One Final Note
I am very picky with the material that gets published here. This is my baby. With that in mind, I promise to read your article and give you feedback. You are welcome to take my feedback, make some changes, and re-submit at any point.
Please send all inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a question through my contact form
To other web page owners
- I’ve come across a couple people copying the text from this page. Feel free to use it, why reinvent the wheel? All I ask is that you provide proper attribution.