I’m currently looking for guest bloggers for the months of June, July and August while I’m in Bogota, and I’m wanting to expand my network and start bringing on regular guest bloggers and help create additional opportunities for fellow scribes, as well as spark creativity and inspiration for readers and writers from around the world.
Here’s the criteria:
- Posts will need to be between 500 and 1000 words. Can be longer if you want, but that’s entirely up to you.
- Posts must be about freelance writing in the digital format. CWS is keen on sustainability and living green, and print-based media is anything but conscientious about the environment or the impact of wasting natural resources. Digital and online is the focus here.
- Posts can be about anything related to freelance writing and making a living at this. Originality is key. I’m not interested in publishing more posts on “how to create niche sites” or “how to write an eBook” or “how to write a cover letter” or “how to sell yourself to clients”. Think outside of the box. Think about things like The Myth of Artistic Integrity or learning a second language so you can write translated material, or living in a foreign city to find inspiration for your writing, or the importance of shared information, such as with Knowledge is Power, and how Wikipedia is not only a valid source of information for writers, but a superior source because it focuses on the entire human race having access to knowledge, not just an elite few who control what everyone else thinks and sees. Words have been around for thousands of years, and our job as writers is to use words to saturate the world with knowledge…and make a buck in the meantime.
- Guest posters need to be “qualified” professionals in their field. My criteria for this is pretty simple. If you are someone who makes at least $2,500 a month at this job, you are what I consider qualified enough for this guest posting position. I mean no disrespect to part-time bloggers or part-time writers. It is simply that the goal of these guests posts is to provide accurate, proven advice, methods and tips to freelancer writers from people who are actually doing this for a living, not just as a hobby or a part-time gig while still working their day job. If you are someone who writes for a living and makes a decent wage at it, here’s an opportunity to spread the word. Whether or not you have a degree isn’t important…just that you are someone with a track record of proven success.
- Focus on ideas that combine making money with living and working in the modern era where digital information has fostered the rise of self-taught professors, writers, artists and beyond on a scale that prior to the Internet was nothing more than a dream. Or something like that Be creative in your pitches!
- You must have a PayPal account. No checks, no money orders, no bank transfers; PayPal only.
- You can include backlinks and a website address in your post. Part of this project is promoting growth between writing communities, and I want the guest bloggers writing here to know that I fully support and encourage you promoting your business, your products and your contributions to the writing community as a whole.
Presently, I’m thinking of doing 10-12 guest posts/interviews from 10-12 different writers between June, July and August. Here’s how you can go about signing up:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pitch me your idea for a guest post.
- Include a link to your website, your products, your blog, whatever.
- While a resume isn’t important, I’d love to see some of your previous, published work. Send me a few links to places where your work can be found, outside of your own blog/products. If you feel like sending your resume, go for it; it won’t count for or against you.
- Tell me about yourself. Sell me on why I should pick you above anyone else for these guest blog positions. I’m very keen on meeting like-minded people and helping stimulate growth between our respective communities, so if you haven’t already, browse through the backlog of posts here to get an idea of what I focus on with my freelance writing tips and ideas for other writers.
- Let me know if you are up for an interview along with your blog post/newsletter post.
The pay is $25 per blog post, and each guest blogger will also receive a free copy of Content Writing 101: How to make a minimum of $50 per hour writing for content mills (a value of $29.99). Your posts will either be placed directly on the website or in our newsletter, which comes out twice a month. In addition, certain guest bloggers will be invited to do an interview for the newsletter.
Once you’ve sent me an email, kick back and wait. I’ll try my hardest to answer each and every email that comes in.
In the meantime, stay tuned over at our Facebook page for more updates in the coming weeks!