We are currently accepting guest contributors here on Blogging Spell.
Below you’ll find our guidelines and instructions on how to become a contributor.
Blogging Spell provides practical blogging advice for growth-focused entrepreneurs.
That means that our audience primarily consists of marketers and business owners that use blogging as a strategy to grow their business.
Understanding this is key if your pitch is to be accepted.
We cover topics such as:
- Lead generation
- Content marketing
- Social media marketing
- Marketing automation
We’re open to other topics too; providing they’re written with our audience in mind.
- Your post must be at least 2,000 words.
- Your post must be unique and written specifically for our audience.
- Your post must not be published elsewhere, and you agree never to republish it on another site.
- Your post should be well written, proof-read and ready to publish.
- Your post must provide actionable advice – for example, if you’re sharing a tip for growing an email list, readers should be able to put that tip into action based on your post (or via links for further reading).
- Your advice should go beyond basic tips – for example, a post on content promotion should go beyond basic tips such as ‘share your content on social media.’
- You’re welcome to include external links that are relevant, but they must not be self-promotional or include affiliate links.
- Only relevant images should be included, such as screenshots and charts – each image should include a link to its source or the site where the screenshot was taken. Any images in breach of copyright will not be accepted.
- Your post should be written in short, easily digestible paragraphs.
- Your post should be well formatted, and use H1, H2 tags where relevant.
By submitting your article to us, you agree that:
- You give us permission to make any changes to your post that will bring it in-line with our publishing standards (usually we will decline a post or request that you make changes, but this is necessary in certain situations).
- You will promote your post via social media and other promotional channels (not just one tweet and that’s it).
- You will reply to all comments on your post, even after the first few weeks.
- That you’re happy for us to update the post when required – if it’s preferable, you can update it or we can. But, ultimately we have a duty to ensure that our content is as up to date as possible. And Google will reward your post with more traffic. So, it’s a win-win.
What to include in your pitch
- An introduction – tell us who you are, what you do and your experience.
- Your 2 biggest marketing wins – we need to know that you’ve got what it takes to deliver an insightful post for our audience. And it’d be nice to get to know you better.
- Samples – include links to at least 3 posts you’ve written from sites that aren’t your own.
- Who you work for – who will you be linking to in your author bio?
- Topic ideas – include at least 3 topic ideas with suggested headlines.
- Confirmation to follow all of our guidelines –you must confirm that you agree to follow all of our contributor guidelines (listed above).
None of the above points are optional. We’re ultra-specific about what to include because it will separate your pitch from other guest post pitches.
You know the ones… those horrible spammy pitches that have been emailed out in batches of 100 or so.
Where to send your pitch
Send an email to contact[at]bloggingspell.com with “I want to write for Blogging Spell” in the subject line.
If you’ve followed our list of what to include in your pitch, we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.