Guest Writers

So You Wanna Be A Guest Writer....
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Once you have read this entire page, use the contact form at the bottom of this page to submit a high level summary of what you would like to write about. I will contact you if I feel your idea will benefit The $60K Project audience. 

I will not respond to your request if you have clearly not read this entire page, especially the very next sentence.

NOTE: I will not accept any guest posts that promote credit card usage or debt consolidation programs. If you read my blog, you will understand why.

Thanks for your interest in writing a guest post for The $60K Project.

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.

Exclusivity


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.


Topics


> 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)

Format


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.


Editing


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.


Byline


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.




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