I started this blog to share my experiences as a freelance writer. I want to encourage others who, like me have entered into the murky waters of being your own boss. It’s not an easy lifestyle, but I love the freedom.
If you are a freelancer, entrepreneur or solopreneur, you are invited to share your experience, knowledge and tips with us. I am looking for guest posts that will present fresh ideas and innovative approaches.
I have an editorial calendar and there are times when your post might not fit into the schedule. That being said, sometimes I will have to reject or decline a request for a guest post.
To help you with your writing and to help me get your post ready for publishing on The Freelancer’s Lifestyle, here are a few guidelines for you:
How to Get Declined
- Write about something that has absolutely nothing to do with working as a freelancer or running a business.
- Don’t read this blog, just send me some self-serving post to promote you or your stuff.
- Fill your post full of links to your gambling site, pyramid scheme or other spammy website.
- Send a poorly written post, full of spelling errors, typos and bad grammar. I have a hard enough time proofreading my own stuff, I can’t work on your stuff too.
- Send me a request for a guest post on a Monday afternoon and email me every day, twice a day until I finally say NO!
- Write a mean-spirited post, filled with ethnic slurs.
- All posts you submit must be written exclusively for use by The Freelancer’s Lifestyle. It can not appear anywhere else online or in print. We don’t want to be punished by the Google-Gods for Duplicate Content.
- The content on The Freelancer’s Lifestyle is rated PG-13. I am not a prude, but I prefer that you don’t drop any F-Bombs.
- Posts must be a minimum of 400 words.
- Include relevant artwork, logos and photos. Does the information, headline, body text, your byline, photos, etc. in your post infringe on any copyright laws ?
- Do not include any affiliate links.
- When your post is published:
- I ask that you reply to at least 3 comments.
- Promote your guest post on your social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
- Mention your guest post on your blog and include a link to The Freelancer’s Lifestyle .
Format: Submit your content in Microsoft Word or plain text format.
Subheadings: bold them so they stand out.
Links: include the URL in brackets within the prose, immediately after the text you’d like to use as the link text. I will not publish affiliate links in guest posts. If your post includes too many links back to your own blog, they will be removed, or I might reject the post. A high-quality, helpful post will get people checking out who you are more effectively than will lots of links back to your blog.
Editing: All guest posts on The Freelancer’s Lifestyle are subject to editing. I don’t edit them heavily, but I may have to change titles, rework openings or conclusions, but I don’t have time to correct your grammar and spelling. Don’t make me hurt your feelings, by sending poorly written posts, with bad grammar and punctuation. They will be rejected.
Author Box/Bio: This site will include an author box at the end of each post. Please provide your Google+ ID if you would like to claim Google Authorship for your guest post. Include a brief bio about yourself and your website/blog. Bios should be a couple of sentences explaining who you are and what you do.
You may include 2-3 links to your site, social media profiles and/or current project. Some guests bloggers include a link to an email opt-in page or other landing page, which is just fine.
Topics in which we’re particularly interested include (but aren’t limited to):
- How you started freelancing.
- Case Studies on how you handled bad clients.
- Time management and productivity.
- Work/Life Balance. Especially how you handle family/children with your freelance business.
- Review of your favorite apps, books, equipment, etc.
- Technology: What you use…what you love and why you love it…what you hate and why you hate…Apple vs. Android.
Please complete the form or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your request for a guest post.
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