I am always honored when asked by others if they could guest post on my site. Whether you are a writer, pastor, leader, advisor or business person guest posting helps to spread your message and increase your influence. I have seen this as a really positive addition as my site has grown in numbers. In efforts to maintain the integrity of this site and responsibility to my readers I have created the following guidelines for Guest Posting.
What kind of content do I accept?
Anything that is useful for my readers is good content for a guest post here. It can be related to Leadership, Faith and Personal Finances and even Blogging or Social Media. Each of these topics should ideally be derived from your own personal experiences. There is no minimum length for your post, but usually the guest posts have over 400 words.
Your post must be an original post that you created.
It is typical to create a good visual to accompany your post. You must have permission to use this artwork. I personally use an iStockphoto.com account. I reserve the right to change/adapt the artwork.
Refrain from giving very specific advice regarding Personal Finances or any topic that someone should seek further advice/counsel or personal planning. Example: Buy this investment now, Legal advice which may not apply to all situations etc.
You can include one link in the byline, which will be displayed at the bottom of the post.
Be willing to share this message via media options like Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn etc. I will also share your post to thousands of on-line followers.
Please format your guest post as an HTML document, so that I can copy and paste it into the WordPress HTML editor.
Use H2 or H4 tags for sub-headings. I will format Hyperlinks, but you must make it clear the landing site address.
Make sure to include the author byline at the bottom, with the link to your website already formatted (do not spam keywords there, though).
If you have a post that meets the guidelines above, you can send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Please include the post in the body of the email itself, or as a .doc attachment.
Usually within 48 hours I will reply stating whether I will accept the guest post or not. If I reject your post, I probably felt that it wasn’t appropriate content for my readers. I will likely offer you a polite response however, I reserve the right to simply decline. I look forward to hearing from you and encourage you to contact me if there is a question regarding any of the guidelines established above.