Last updated on June 27th, 2018 at 10:31 am
Guest Post Guidelines
Attention travelers! Are you a writer or blogger? Have you had some great experiences while traveling? If so, we’d love you to share your guest posts on the Expat Experiment!
We would welcome any content that covers any interesting destination, although we would prefer destinations that we have already written about, this helps establish an authority in the subject matter. Posts about useful travel tips or articles about traveling with kids, or even digital nomad type posts will also be considered.
We have a decent sized audience (+100000) and it is growing everyday. Your article on the Expat Experiment will give you access to our audience and we will include links back to your blog.
Making sure our audience will relate to your post we do have some guidelines that will make the most of your experience. We want as many people as possible to read your post so please read the following guidelines before contacting us.
We also want to make sure you’re happy with the requirements before pitching your ideas.
Expat Experiment is a travel resource site that focuses on long term travel, traveling for less, travel for families, and those who want to travel with their kids. We feel the articles which work best are detailed, informative posts about destinations or how how to save money while traveling.
Although we will evaluate every guest post submission, we would prefer posts that are similar to “Things to do in [Place Name].... with Kids or in winter or on a budget etc.”
The post would obviously include your top things to do in that destination. Ideally, the more detailed the better, you could include other tips for the destination, what time of year is the best time to visit, how to get around, what type of budget you need, best places to stay, eat, etc.
This is not required, however the more detailed and helpful your article is, the more likely people will read it and click through to your blog.
There are many examples of this style post on the Expat Experiment. Here is an example of a successful post. You don’t need to be as in depth as this, but it gives you an idea of where to start.
We prefer destinations that we have already written about. You can search our site to find the cities that we have written about. Google likes sites that have “authority” there is no better way to develop authority that by having many in-depth posts about a single destination.
How to get started
If would like to write for us the first step is to send us your idea for an article using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Either Rob or I will get back to you as soon as we can and then you can get started!
When we accept your pitch your article must follow the following guidelines:
Your article must be at least 1000 words long. It needs to be useful and most articles on this site are well over 1,000 words, many over 2000 words.
Include at least 3 photographs (we can source photo but would prefer something from you). Please insert your images in the article where you think they would work and include a caption explaining what it is. The photos should be high quality and landscape format. Images need to be 1024px on their largest edge and no watermarks.
You must have the rights to use the images. You can email the photos separately. If you have a 2 portrait photos that would make a great pin for Pinterest, you can send those as well. If you choose to use stock images we will need a screen shot proving that the images can be used.
We also need a 2-3 sentence bio that can be put in the author’s box at the end of your guest post. The authors's box will also include a link to your blog and up to 3 social media links.
All content must be original and written by you. This content cannot be posted on your own site.
Good grammar and spelling is essential. We will not publish posts that require extensive editing.
Try to use Heading 2 and Heading 3 formatting for subheadings.
Please feel free to link to relevant content on your site (one link). Please check with us before using more.
Please try to link to other authority sites that have relevant content. Do not include any paid for links. We will reject or replace any links that we suspect were paid for.
We reserve the right to add our own affiliate and internal links to the content.
Tracey may slightly rework the wording of some of your text, title and subheadings to ensure the post will rank well in Google. Rob is very versed in SEO and Keyword research and we want to ensure your article has the best possible chance of ranking highly in Google. This will mean more traffic and more people reading your article and learning about you and your site.
We will promote your article on all of our social media platforms reaching in excess of 100 000 people. We expect you to promote your article on your social media channels as well.
Please check the comments on the published article and reply to any comments that may come in.
This opportunity is for fellow bloggers – we will not publish articles from people who are simply wanting to try to get a sponsored post for free. If you are interested in sponsored posts you can contact us for our rates.
We look forward to reading your posts!