How to be a guest blogger for the Credit Letter
We’re always looking for detailed, timely and helpful guest bloggers for the Credit Letter blog. Doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out as a blogger for a brand, mummy blogger, fashionista, financial planner or a talented writer who wants to write about personal finance: pitch us a story idea.
As you can see we tend to blog about money, credit cards, personal finance, business and travel. There’s lots to write about so if you want some free exposure for yourself, an idea you want to share or a brand that you want to promote then write a guest post for us. There is a fee charged to cover our time spent liaising, editing and sharing the guest post out socially.
Pitch Your Guest Post To Us
First of all, pitch your idea for a guest post to us and if we like it we’ll publish it. Simple as pie. But before you submit a story, send us:
- Brand or Blog: Be clear about who, what blog or brand you’ll be writing for and linking out to.
- Title: Give us a descriptive title of your article. It can be updated later.
- Points: Tell us in a few concise sentences what the main ‘takeaway’ will be from your article. What problem does it solve? What will our readers learn?
- General outline: Outline of the major tips and ideas included in your guest post. You don’t need to be too detailed at this stage.
Once we receive your pitch we’ll sort through your ideas, accept your best idea and email you back within a few days. So get started by sending your story pitch to email@example.com
Guidelines for Guest Bloggers
Think you have what it takes? Here’s some specific guidelines:
- Guest posts must be original and written for this blog. Don’t send us re-prints.
- Shoot for between 500 – 1000 words.
- Posts are contributions and unpaid.
- You must supply a relevant leader image to go along with your post. You can source images from Flickr (Creative Commons), Pixmac.com, sxc.hu or iStockPhoto. If the photo is paid for then you don’t need to cite the source.
- Guest post contributions must not be boring! Make it interesting for readers.
- Keep it non-salesly. However, in return you can drop in a short 20-30 word by-line at the bottom of post along with 1-2 followed links to your site!
- Link to our internal posts where relevant.
- Outbound links to your site must be in the by-line at the bottom.
- Guest posts are not the same as press releases and we will not publish regurgitated press releases.
- Posts will be published within our schedule.
- We reserve the right to make formatting adjustments and may change the title and subheadings.
Contribute to the blog by sending your pitch to firstname.lastname@example.org