Get Paid To Write Online welcomes previously unpublished, original contributions from writers, though we seldom accept posts from people we don’t know. If you want to be among that group, join one of the Get Paid to Write Online social media communities and get to know us – then pitch us a post after you’ve been there for a while.
General guidelines are as follows:
1. Search the blog to make sure that the topic you want to write about fits one of the categories on the blog and has not previously been covered in the way you intend to handle it. I am also open to new categories, but please check with me first. Content must be relevant to freelance writers and should deal with aspects of the writing business and the writing life.
2. Contact me to discuss your post idea – I’m open to any reasonable suggestion. Send me a proposed title and brief description of your article. I will not respond to guest post requests asking for topic ideas from me. I welcome posts from both new and experienced writers. You don’t need a CV or a long list of previous blogging credits to be considered. I do NOT accept guest posts from writers from SEO or marketing firms looking to build links for their clients, representatives of “online education” sites or writers who link to sites that I find questionable.
3. Your post should be between 500 and 800 words; if you want to write a longer post, then maybe we’ll break it into two.
4. Please provide a link to an appropriate image (Creative Commons or public domain, please) with an image credit.
5. I do not pay for guest posts. You will get credit for your work. Add a two sentence bio with one link at the end of the post. Bylines must link to a relevant site or social media profile belonging to the author of the post.
6. Proofread the post to avoid spelling and grammatical errors; I’ll do that too.
7. Submit the post (if you have followed step 2 you will have my email address).
8. I’ve accepted most of the guest posts submitted in the past couple of years, but I have final editorial control; expressing an interest in seeing your post does not imply a guarantee to publish it.
9. Please disclose if you have a material interest in the subject of the post.
10. If your post is published, please reply to any comments left on the post. You can promote it via social media if you want, too, though I’ll do that anyway.
One final thing, if you’re wondering if your guest post pitch will work, check out these guest blogging mistakes to avoid in an article I wrote over on Basic Blog Tips, then come back here and send me your brilliant idea!