One of the main goals of Freelance Writing Jobs has always been to nurture a community of freelance writers online. We have undergone so many changes over the years, and those of you who have been following the site for many years will remember how more content was served up regularly. Due to various reasons, Freelance Writing Jobs has focused mainly on providing daily job lists to freelance writers all over the world, but our belief in fostering communication and encouraging discussion has not waned one bit.
In spite of the fact that we have tons of timeless, relevant content in our archives which we know will benefit any freelance writer today, we also realize that many of our readers have a lot to say and share with each other. As such, we are once again opening our doors to our readers who are looking for a venue to share their work. We already showcase some of your work in our weekly newsletter, but here’s a different way to get your writing read by the rest of the FWJ community!
Guest posting has become a popular way for online writers to get more exposure for their work. Basically, what happens is that you get to write an article for another web site – in this case for FWJ – with your byline. You get all the credit, and FWJ readers benefit from what you have to share.
What’s in it for you (and us)?
The main thing is that you get a lot of exposure! Aside from having your article published on FWJ, you also get some promotion via our social media accounts. Of course, we also get something out of it – excellent content from our readers, for our readers. At the end of the day, we want to once again stimulate the FWJ community and get the discussion going.
Now this is very important. While there are some marketing groups that may use guest posting mainly for SEO purposes, this is not how we want to go about it. Think of it this way: When submitting a guest entry, put your best foot forward.
The chances are that more people than usual will get to read your writing. Don’t you want to blow their socks off with your guest entry?
In order to avoid confusion, disappointment, and all that down the road, here are some guidelines for everyone to bear in mind.
Unique content: This is a no brainer, people submitting content published elsewhere already will be publicly disclosed.
Added value: Your submissions should bring added value to the site. We are not looking for guest submitters who want to grab a quick link. Instead, we want to offer guest posters a broader platform, the possibility to be featured on top blogs, at the same time offering them the opportunity to benefit from the TrustRank of our site. Your guest entry should be good enough to be linked as ‘reference post’ when you try to land a paid writing gig somewhere.
Link to previous content: Every entry must contain at least one link to related previous channel content. Unless already included, we will add this link. You can use our Writing and Blogging channel on-site search to easily find related content.
Max. 1 link/150 words: Keep in mind that 1 link/150 word rule also includes the links in your byline. This also means that we encourage you to submit entries that are at least 500 words. We don’t want to get hung up on word count, because what we’re looking for are articles that will bring value to our readers, but for clarity’s sake, let’s keep that number in mind as the minimum.
No unethical links: Guest entries can not contain links to unethical sites, software or commercial, and keyword-strong unrelated links. If you want to plug your printer ink cartridge shop, you will have to purchase a ‘promotional guest post’ at the standard sponsored post rate. Don’t include cloaked or shortened links.
In case you need more tips on becoming an successful guest blogger, here’s a very useful piece from Search Engine Journal.
Hit us up!
What’s the next step? Get in touch with us via the Contact Page. Please take note that at this stage, you have to send in your pitches or full article. You can upload TEXT files via the Contact Page as well.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Note: As much as we’d like to, we cannot accept all guest entry submissions/pitches. You can send in as many as you want, as often as you want, but please understand that we cannot guarantee acceptance.
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