While I'd love to publish articles by guest authors, the workload to review and edit contributions is very time intensive. With more than 20 inquiries a week, we are implementing a new vetting process. Our goal is to insure when you write content, you're supporting our mission to educate homeowners with high quality information that helps them protect their investment and enjoy life more!
Want to Write Content for Home Tips?
Here are the steps to follow if you'd like to write content for HomeTipsforWomen.com. For those who contribute four or more articles per year, we'll also include your author bio on a page listing contributors.
- Demonstrate you've spent enough time on our website to understand our categories and writing style. Document this by promoting three (3) articles on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn … and sharing links to these in your initial email.
- Write your proposed article title, intro paragraph and category where the article should go on HomeTipsforWomen. Tell us your goal for the article and the link you want to include in your article … as that's why you want to publish on HomeTips.
- Review our requirements for articles below. Make sure you're comfortable you can meet them before submitting your inquiry as we don't want to waste anyone's time.
- Email this input to [email protected] (dot) com and we should get back to you in about one week, depending on how many inquiries are in the queue.
After You Write Content, Here's What We Do …
I love (not really) all the emails I get offering me “free” content. Sadly this could not be further from the truth as here's what we need to do before publishing your article:
- We need to verify the website you're linking to is consistent with our website editorial and technical quality.
- Next we need to vet the author to make sure they have the skills to support the technical content in the article. For ghost writers, you'll need to provide the business owner or lead contractor, who has reviewed the article for accuracy, along with their contact info so we can confirm this.
- We will first confirm your article has not been published anywhere else on the web.
- We need to upload and edit your article, to make sure it's consistent with other articles on the website. This step typically takes one to 1.5 hours.
The rules here are the ones we use for all of our new content, and time permitting we're going back to update older articles. They allow us to deliver quality, educational content covering the entire homeowner life cycle. They combine my experience owning 15 houses and running a handyman business for eight years.
|Category||Which Home Tips category your article fits in (over 50 to pick from).|
|Title||Recommended title for your article, although we might change it.|
|Keyword||Question or phrase people would search for … that your article explains.|
|Intro Paragraph||Typically 3 to 4 sentences, it should explain the readers problem and how your article will help solve their problem.|
|# Words||When you write content it must be unique. It should have 1,000/more words (ours average 1,500 words). You can use WordCounter.net for quick counting.|
|Headers||Article like those on the website, should be broken down into 3 or 4 sections, each one starting with a header. Each section should be 3 or 4 paragraphs, and ideally one should be a list which is easier to read … but they really only scan content!|
|Links||Your article should link to two (2) related articles on Home Tips, plus one article on your target website (or high quality and relevant, social media account).|
|Photos||A relevant photo (large as we use 1920px x 1080px images) for each section, indicating photo source and if you took them, provide photographer's name for credit.|
We hope you're comfortable with the rules outlined and ready to write content to share here at HomeTipsforWomen. We look forward to your first email that outlines your ideas.
PS The quality of writing is very important. If you're not a native English speaker/writer, please make sure you have someone edit before submitting. That's because we'll quickly discard articles that require extensive editing.