A lot of people have asked us if we accept guest posts. We not only accept, but love receiving them and usually post them pretty quickly. It’s great for our readers to get points of view that differ from ours, so you’re not even obliged to have the same opinions as us.
Want to know what we can do for you?
We can bring your post in front of our readers and provide exposure to your ideas, work, research or your company. We get guest posts from all kinds of people coming from all backgrounds, niches and businesses but all of them create content that we believe is worth reading.
If you want to submit a guest post, you can contact us through the contact form found on this page.
Read our guest posting rules before you get into it.
- Length: You should write an article with a minimum of 600 words.
- Paragraphs: Make your article easier for our users to read, by dividing it into paragraphs
- Links: You can include external or internal links, but we do reserve the right to remove any backlinks if we feel that they don’t have a place within the content.
- Media: Media like videos, images, maps, tweets or alike can be included into the post, but they should be discussed with us first.
Guest posts we like
All of our posts are made to answer a simple question: How much does it cost? So yours should do the same. Your content can be in any niche and included in any category (if a category of your choice doesn’t exist, we can create it). The article should be unique and on a topic that hasn’t been already discussed on the website.
Guest posts we don’t like
We don’t like and never accept posts that are too promotional, over-advertised of the writer’s business or someone else’s (we never accept ad looking articles). We have no problem promoting the writer or their business (read “what we need” below for more information) and love to read about any new products but the article should be about the price of a particular product pr service, not an advertisement of the product.
What we need
We’ll need a biography for yourself, for your profile, as well as social media links, so our readers can get in contact or follow you. Also for your profile we will need a high-quality photograph of yourself. We reserve the right use just parts of the information you provide to us, or not use it at all, if we feel it is deceitful or untrue.
Here are the house rules
Be open about who you are and who you work for. Our readers have the right to know your relationship to the topics you are writing about, including your professional experience. If you mention a person or company, tell us what your relationship is with them. We’re happy to link to your own work or theirs but be transparent first.
In order to publish content on the site we need to be certain that it is unique and of your own creation. There are search engine optimization reasons for this as well as copyright reasons but we primarily want to ensure that our readers have the opportunity to read content that is unique.
Our website writes about the cost of products and services, so that’s what our audience is interested in reading about. We won’t be able to publish content that isn’t related to these areas or written outside of a normal “how much” type of article. Have a read through our archives to see the kind of content we publish.
Sometimes readers submit content to us that is well written and interesting but is just an ad for their or another person’s company. Readers tend to notice these and generally dislike them, and so do we. If you work for a company we’re happy to give them a mention and a link in your bio but as for the main body of your article we want that to be about your area of expertise, not about how great your company is.
Copyright and defamation can be a legal minefield so be careful that sources are clearly stated (perhaps with links) and any statements are factual. We might have to edit or might not be able to publish your article if there are such issues or uncertainties.
Perhaps writing isn’t your thing, maybe you’re good at producing infographics or cartoons, or you have done a Google Hangout interview. That’s okay; if you want to see them published here we’ll be happy to have a look at them. The same rules about written copy apply, make it unique and be transparent about yourself and your relationship with anybody or company you mention. Also be transparent about copyright (be careful of music in videos).
I have a few ideas; can I email them to you?
Yeah. Have a look through the site to see the types of topics that we cover, we’re more likely to go for a post if it will be of interest to our readers.
Can anything help me get published?
A good track record is helpful when submitting content – when you’re submitting content let us know a bit about yourself; who, for example, have you written for before?
I work for a company, can we write a guest post?
Certainly, but the same house rules (above) apply as for individuals.
Will you edit our post?
We will probably edit your post for our house-style but we won’t change the message or meaning of your article. Here are some of the most common edits that we do;
- Spelling: We might change the spelling in your post to American English, although our news team is international.
- Clarity: We occasionally edit sentences for clarity.
- Grammar: Do you the Oxford comma? We usually do, so we might make this and other small grammatical changes to your article.
- Links: If you mention a topic that we have covered before we will link to our previous posts in yours – this will give the reader a greater knowledge of the topic and help put your post in context. We’ll also link, and we encourage you to do so as well, to third party websites, if their content is relevant. If you include links that are just designed to advertise other services we might remove these or render them with nofollow tags (remember Be genuine).
- Images: We will illustrate your post with a feature image (you can provide one if you wish; it must be at least 900px wide and of your own creation or from a recognised creative commons source, we’ll need the link to verify this).
- Rich Media: Occasionally we’ll illustrate your post with rich media, such as videos, maps, and/or tweets.
Will you remove our article in the future?
We haven’t had to remove any gust bloggers’ articles yet but if a substantial complaint is made against a post may have to. But if you follow the rules above you should be fine.
I sent you an article but it’s not on the site.
Sorry about that. That sometimes happens, but we do try and respond to all emails.
If you feel like you can abide to all the above rules, then use the form below to start a conversation with us: