Kindlepreneur Guest Posting Opportunities
I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t tried every self-publishing tactic out there. Plus, there are some strategies I just didn’t have success with, but others have.
For those reasons, I accept guest posts from other savvy self-publishing marketers who want to showcase their skills and provide useful step-by-step techniques to help authors better market their books.
To guest write for Kindlepreneur, you must meet some criteria and provide mind-blowing information…not your run of the mill rehashed web content.
But first, maybe you want to know why you’d want to write for us…
Why Guest Blog?
I’m sure most of you understand the value of guest blogging…if you don’t check this out. Basically, you should guest post for recognition, authority, to build traffic to your blog or book, and to be helpful.
By writing for Kindlepreneur, you will have the opportunity to showcase your writing skills and level of experience to one of the fastest growing communities in self-publishing.
With a great guest post, you will:
- Get your ideas in front of thousands of readers
- Get your company, brand, logo, or book out in the public
- Network and make new connections to help your business
- And of course, you will get the good old link to your website…which is nice
To write for us, we have several requests:
- Write a super awesome, mind-blowing how-to article: Seriously, Kindlepreneur article standards are really high, and some guest posters go through 2-3 revisions before a post is ready for publication. But if you’ve got something special, I’m happy to work with you.
- It’s got to be original: We don’t accept anything that is published somewhere else. Bad Google ju ju. So don’t do that!
- It must be relevant to our topic and audience: By this, I mean that your content should be how-to guides for mid-to-advanced level self publishers who are looking for ways to build their author platform and promote their books better.
- The post must be a complete guide or tactic: Nothing bothers me more than reading an article that leaves out so many steps that no one can turn and replicate the success the article claims. Don’t gloss over things…write a thorough and complete guide.
- Word count doesn’t matter…sometimes: I don’t have a word count requirement. However, it’s pretty difficult to write a complete guide on a useful topic and be under 700 words. Most Kindlepreneur articles sit at a healthy 1200-1800 words. I’ve even gone as far as 3,600 words. Just focus on writing a great post, not on meeting a word count requirement.
- You must have a real social media profile and not a fake one. Your picture should be of you – not a stock photo. It’s okay to use a pen name, however, fake social media accounts that you don’t use are not cool. Also, each contributor needs a Gravatar account.
- You must be okay with giving Kindlepreneur full rights to the article. I won’t do anything nefarious. I just want to ensure that the information you submit is something we can use in all forms, including the post, social media, etc. Furthermore, at no time can you republish the material anywhere else.
How to Pitch a Proposal
- Read Kindlepreneur’s popular posts to get an idea of my style of writing and what Kindlepreneur fans read the most.
- Send an email with your idea. Just the idea and not a completed post. Please include:
- An outline with subheads and a brief description of what your post will be about
- And 2 links to Kindlepreneur posts that you will reference in the article
- I’ll either approve the idea, suggest changes, or let you know the topic or timing doesn’t fit. If the idea has merit, I’ll do my best to help get your post to Kindlepreneur standard. Please understand we schedule content months in advance and publish a limited number of guest posts each month.
- You can send the email to: Dave (at) Kindlepreneur.com
Once Your Pitch Has Been Accepted
If your pitch is accepted, you’ll be asked to send a draft.
- Submit your draft as a Google doc or Word doc
- Include an “In this article, you will learn” in the introduction, as you see in each of my posts.
- Pictures are HIGHLY recommended. If you are writing a how-to, screen capture your process and use arrows, labels, and boxes to highlight specific aspects.
- Ensure pictures are no wider than 700px. No need to worry about the featured post picture, I’ll create that for you.
- Extra Credit!!! Its probably not a surprise that I love humor…just sayin.
- Include a short 2-3 sentence bio and a headshot
- Be prepared to make revisions. It’s rare for someone to nail it on the first try, but don’t get discouraged. Revisions mean I want to work with you, so keep at it.
- Understand that before publication I may edit the article further. If they are major edits, you will be notified before publication.
After Your Article Has Been Published
- Respond to all comments left on the article.
- Promote the article on social media. I’ll do my part as well because we both want your content to get out to as many people as possible.
- Contact any authors or authorities that you mentioned in your article with a link to the post. You’d be surprised how excited they get hearing you mentioned them in your article. In many cases, they will promote your article in response.
And With That…May the Writing Force Be With You
Okay, so that sounds like a lot…and it is. It is super important that a website owner knows who their readers are and doesn’t alienate them when having other writers come on board. But just remember ALL the ways a guest post can benefit you.
So with that, I look forward to working with you and can’t wait to hear about your exciting self publishing marketing ideas.