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Accepting Guest Posts!
We value the variety of perspectives and experience in this space and we love to share them with our audience. Guest blog posts are a great way to encourage that exchange.
What we’re looking for
Who should pitch to us
- Experienced entrepreneurs with lessons or tips to share with our community
- Writers who are familiar with online business tools and operations
- Members of our collective who have stories or experiences they want to share
List of desired post themes + topics
In general, posts we accept for guest content fall under the following themes:
- Starting a business
- Finding clients
- Marketing online services
- Business tools
- How to’s and advice for founders
- Self-employment taxes
- Self-care for the self-employed
- Remote networking + collaboration
Guest post content tips
The guiding principle of our blog is to share content that’s engaging, educational, and entertaining—not product-focused or promotional. We call our blog our Resources, as we believe we share a ton of value in our blog articles.
We’ve worked hard to develop a high level of trust with our clients and they know we would never push something on them that we don’t 100% believe is in their best interests, even if that means instructing them not to use our services. When one is too self-promotional, it erodes that trust, even if the advice is good.
While we do allow a tiny bit of self-promotion, our blog should be used to showcase your expertise with potential new clients. If people discover your content to be valuable, they will research you of their own accord. Similarly, our team will gladly use your content to make introductions and inroads to you when it is appropriate.
Posts should range between 1,000–1,500+ words in length
We find this is a sweet spot with our readership, and you’ll blend in with the rest of our blog. Longer pieces are welcomed, too, if you’re feeling it.
Structure your content in an easy-to-read format
This involves utilizing headings, subheadings, bullet points, and other visual elements like (copyright-free) pictures or bump-out quotes to increase the readability of your piece. It is important to structure your content with heading tags in the appropriate order for SEO.
Write in a tone that is natural and conversational
We want to share content that is authoritative, but not robotic. We strive to produce organic blog content—not Wikipedia pages, so don’t be shy about showing off your sense of humor. No AI written articles, please.
We want original material only
We will not accept duplicate or syndicated content for our guest posts. If your content has been published anywhere else on the web or in print, we can’t post it on our blog. If you quote other content, be sure to link to it. If we find the content posted elsewhere after being published on our site the post will be removed.
Name your sources
We appreciate that you’re an expert in your field; make sure our audience knows it too. If you drop some stats (ie: “studies show 75% of the US population prefers tater-tots to fries”), be sure to link back to the original source.
We want to hear about real-world experiences
Don’t be shy to write about mistakes you’ve made, plans you’ve designed that worked or didn’t, and strategies you’ve executed. Drawing on your own personal experience lends authority to what you’re writing about.
Take a side
If you don’t agree with the conventional wisdom on a topic, write about why the mainstream point of view is incorrect or misleading. Always backup your argument with facts. Take screenshots. Include pertinent data. Support your positions with links to external references.
Guest post process
Send us a pitch
Do you have an idea that you think our audience will love? Let us know! Do you want to write for us but aren’t sure what to write? Reach out and if we think you’ll be a good fit we can brainstorm topics together.
Pitches should be sent to ma*******@vi**********.com with the subject line “Resources Article Pitch”.
Share your timeline
Once we’ve settled on the topic, give us a deadline for when you expect to submit the article for us to review.
Send a draft
After you’ve written your draft, send it to us as a Google Doc. Use these sharing settings:
- On – Anyone with the link;
- Access – Can edit.
We will review + edit
We will make comments and edits in this Doc, so make a copy if you’d like to keep an original version of your writing.
Submit your bio
Send a short bio—two to three sentences. This can include a link to your website and/or social media accounts. If your email account has a gravitar attached, we will use it. Please send a bio image if you prefer.
We will let you know when the post is scheduled to go live.
*While we desire to promote and uplift our fellow freelancers and entrepreneurs, Virtualcopia reserves the right to decline any post at any time, and gives no guarantee as to publication schedule or length. We also reserve the right to remove any post already published at any time at our sole discretion.
Virtualcopia reserves full editorial control and may edit submissions as we see fit. These edits may include anything from removing too much self-promotion, to optimizing for SEO, edits both small and large, and more. If we feel the need to edit your post too drastically, we may decline your post entirely or contact you about the edits.