Editor: David Hennessy
Contact Info: Guest bloggers should submit their posts directly to the editors using the online submission form.
Topic: As an expert in your particular business area, share your insight and insider knowledge to help readers grow their own businesses.
Target audience: Entrepreneurs (and would-be entrepreneurs), startups, owners and executives of small and mid-size businesses — anyone who wants to learn more about starting, financing, running and growing their own business.
Compensation: “We do not offer any monetary compensation for our guest posts,” states editor, David Hennessy. “Writers receive a byline and an author bio, which can include links back to their own website, social media profiles and any other page they’d like to promote (for example, their Amazon.com page if they’ve written a book).”
Other perks: Most of the guest posts will be featured on the AllBusiness.com home page. “Those that are very strong have the potential to run in our weekly newsletter, which goes out to 20,000 subscribers and is growing quickly,” says David.
“In addition, we have partnerships with several large media sites such as Fox Small Business, and the editors over there choose a few of our posts to run in full on their site each week. In the past, some guest posts have been chosen, so there’s the potential for guest posters to get their name and company in front of a very large audience of readers.”
What kind of posts they like: AllBusiness Experts are open to a wide range of topics as long as the content is useful to the small-business audience. “We’re also open to content on careers and job hunting as well as personal finance topics. We look for content that is practical, insightful and highlights the writer’s particular expertise,” adds David.
Examples of three posts that have done well:
What you can do to help the editor say YES: The editors at AllBusiness Experts are always happy to read creative stories — articles on areas of business that might not be covered a lot, or if on a popular topic, an article that comes at that topic from a unique angle.
“While we do copyedit our guest posts, a submission that comes in full of typos or needs a lot of editorial restructuring will most likely get rejected, as will an article that has been previously published or is overly self-promotional in the body of the post itself,” warns David. “I’d advise guest posters to spend a little time looking through our site to see if they can identify a topic we haven’t already covered too much — something that’s fresh and new has a good shot at getting chosen.”
Lead time: Due to their popularity, AllBusiness Experts get a LOT of submissions, so it does take the editors time to review everything. But David states that, “We strive to at least make sure people know pretty quickly if we are going to run their story, even if it can take a week or two for the post to actually run.”
Google Page Rank: 7
What’s Google Page rank? In basic terms, it’s Google’s assessment of your site, from 1-10, with 10 being best. You want to guest post for sites with high page ranks because when that site links back to your blog, it boosts your SEO.
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