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Write a Guest Post

An invitation to write for, and be featured on my blog

Thank you for your interest in writing a guest post for this blog. Guest posting offers a fantastic opportunity for a win-win-win sitation by providing value to the reader, creating exposure for the article writer and enhancing the authority of the blog owner .

I invite you to submit your own guest post for consideration after reviewing these guidelines.   

Content Guidelines

  1. The topic of your post must be on, or closely related, to Microsoft Office. Anything that is useful for my readers is good content for a guest post here.
  2. Your post cannot be an advertisement for your product or the equivalent of a sponsored post, although you can include an offer link in your bio (see below).
  3. The post type can be a 'how to', a case study, a comparison / review, an opinion derived from your own personal experience or anything that provides value to the reader and this blog. 
  4. Your post should be at least 500 words long and no more than 1,500 words.

Originality and exclusivity

  1. Your post must be your own original work.
  2. The article must not have been previously published on the web or in print.
  3. You agree not to publish the same or similar article anywhere else, including your own blog or web site or as a guest post on another web site.
  4. You may, however, create a brief one paragraph summary on your site that links to the post.
  5. If an image is not your own, you must have a license to use it (e.g. purchase the image from a reputable stock photo site or ensure the image has a creative commons license). It must not infringe an owner's copyright.

Style Guidelines

  1. Use H1 for the title.
  2. Only use H2 or H3 for headings.
  3. Use default paragraph text and single-level numbered or bullet lists for the main content.
  4. You may apply bold, italic and underline.
  5. Do not use different fonts, font sizes, font colours etc, as styling will be made consistent with the rest of our site.   

Bio / Byline Guidelines

  1. The combined author bio and byline links must not exceed 100 words.
  2. Please include a 1-2 sentence author bio and a good quality image of yourself. 
  3. You may include byline links for any/all of the following:
  • your own blog or web site
  • your Bio page or About page
  • how people may contact you (email, twitter, facebook)
  • one special offer for our readers, such as a product discount or useful resource. Discount codes must be 'officemastery' and special offer URLs should end with '/officemastery' 

Submission Guidelines

If your post meets the above guidelines:

  1. Please submit your guest post in docx or html format.
  2. Attach a zipped folder containing all images used. Name each image starting with the image number within the post (e.g. 01) followed by a rich one sentence description. This simplifies the process of uploading and inserting the images into the post.
  3. Please email it to me at guestpost@officemastery.com for consideration. 
  4. Please include the size of your readership: number of blog readers, podcast listeners and YouTube subscribers.
  5. Please confirm that you are willing to engage with my readers in the comments about your post. This is non-negotiable.
  6. It may take me 1-2 weeks to respond. This doesn’t mean I have rejected your post.
  7. If I decline your post, you will receive a response outlining the reason. You are then free to do whatever you want with it, including publishing it elsewhere.
  8. If I accept your post, I will likely edit your copy for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. 

    I may provide a short introduction or conclusion to your post to provide context or opinion. I will make sure that my comments are set off from yours stylistically, so that my readers are clear that these are mine and not yours.

    If I make substantial changes, I will email the post back to you for your approval before posting.

Disclaimer

I understand the time and effort required to produce a quality blog post. However, the fact that you have written a post and submitted it to me does not obligate me to publish it. The only guest posts I will publish are those that in my sole judgment add value to my readers.

Thank you for your interest.

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Jason Morrell
Founder & Creative Director
Office Mastery

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