Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 102: Wanna Be A Guest Writer?

January 24, 2011
So You Wanna Be A Guest Writer....
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Do you have any personal experiences or tips and tricks related to getting out of debt that you would like to share?  The $60K Project would love to hear your stories.

To increase the chances of our being able to use your post, and to help us get your post ready for publishing on The $60K Project, we've put together a few guidelines and suggestions for you below.
In short, before you send us your submission, please make sure it:
  1. conveys quality, practical advice or personal experiences presented with The $60K Project readers in mind
  2. is able to be used exclusively at The $60K Project
  3. includes all the information—links, link text, reusable images, etc.—you want the published version of your post to include
  4. infringes no copyright laws, either in terms of text or images
  5. includes a headline, body text, your byline, and an image.


Unless previously negotiated, we ask that the posts you submit to us are written exclusively for use by The $60K Project. While you’re more than welcome to write on the same topic elsewhere, our hope is that posts that appear on The $60K Project don’t appear in the same form elsewhere.


Posts work best on the $60K Project that are relevant to my overall topic—becoming debt free.  Topics in which I'm particularly interested right now include (but aren't limited to):
  • Tips and tricks to getting out of debt
  • Personal experiences
  • Personal finance successes and failures (and what you learned)


Feel free to submit your content in Word or plain text format. It’d be great if you could also follow these points in preparing your post for us.
  • Take a look at our blog posts for structure suggestions: We have no specific requirements but would like them to have a similar look and feel.
  • Be sure to include an image along with any required acknowledgments.  Otherwise, I will choose an image for you.  Feel free to either submit images as separate files in your email, or send us a link to the location on your own server where we can download the image.  Please don’t submit images by pasting them into your post document.
  • Links: if you want to mark up a link and link text using HTML, by all means do so. Otherwise, include the URL in brackets within your piece, immediately after the text you’d like to use as the link text.
  • Be very clear about what you want included with your post - any links, specific link text, images.  Don't assume I know what you want.
A note on links to your own blog…
If it’s relevant to the topic you’re writing about, you’re welcome to link back to your blog within the post. Keep in mind that this relevancy is very important. If we feel your post includes too many links back to your own blog, we may remove them, or reject the post. We don’t mind promoting you, but subtlety often works best. A high-quality, helpful post will get people checking out who you are more effectively than will lots of links back to your blog.

Post length

Your post should be as long as you need it to be in order to convey your message.
We publish posts that vary greatly in length. Anything goes—length isn’t a factor, but quality is. Stick with your own style and voice, and choose a length that sits well with you.


All posts that appear on The $60K Project are edited. We rarely edit them heavily, but we will change titles, rework openings or conclusions, or correct grammar and spelling.  Don’t be offended by this—we’re just trying to make every post we publish as successful as possible.  Occasionally, we’ll send a post back to you with suggested additions, omissions, or changes. This generally suggests we feel the post could be further enhanced in ways that go beyond some basic editing.


You’ve worked to give us great content, so let us help you promote you. We want to highlight you, your blog, or any product or service that you have to offer. This is largely done in your byline.
Bylines should be a sentence or two explaining who you are and what you do. Feel free to include up to two links in it. Some guests include a link to an RSS feed here.  Your byline will appear at the top of your post as long as you keep it short.  Otherwise, we will need to move it down to the bottom of the post.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to send an email to The $60K Project.


Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Patricia, if you are interested in writing for The $60K Project, feel free to send me your post via email (link is above or you can click on Contact. Thanks!

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