Do you want to share your expat and travel story with the rest of the world?
Writing articles is a great way to become well known in the expat community. It positions you as a resource and an authority in your niche. If you provide services to the expat community, consider contributing an article.
Here are some guidelines
#1 High Quality and Relevant
Make sure your guest post is of high quality and relevant to our blog.
Our readership is predominantly expats and travelers from around the world. Your article has to talk to this audience.
#2 Unique articles
We are looking for stories that have NOT been covered anywhere else. In short, we are looking for fresh ideas, fresh perspectives and new ways of presenting information to our audience.
#3 Write for the Web
Remember, you are writing for the web, so your guest post should include headings and sub-headings to make it easy for the reader who’s just surfing through the article. Make your paragraphs short and punchy. Include photographs, and make sure you own copyrights to these pictures.
Blog posts must be original pieces written exclusively for Being Expat. The articles cannot be republished anywhere else including your personal blog. You may, however, provide a link and a summary on your personal blog.
#5 Check for Grammar and Spellings
Your articles shouldn’t have any grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. The language we seek is very conversational, simple and easy to understand.
#6 Avoid Pushy Sales Letters
Avoid disguised sales letters.
The purpose of your guest post has to be to demonstrate your knowledge. A two-line byline/bio will be provided at the bottom of the article for authors, and they can place a link or email in the byline that could get them some leads from interested readers.
Please be patient; sometimes articles can take a long time to get published because we get more articles than we can handle.
Please DO NOT contact us asking “when will the guest post be published,” or “did you get my article” until 15 days have elapsed.
It can take up to 2 weeks for a guest post to be reviewed by our editors.
#8 Make an effort to be a part of our community
We consider Being Expat to be a community of global travellers. We expect our guest posters to be actively involved in this community.
Subscribe to our newsletters, read our articles, comment on our blog posts, and just be an active member of the community.
#9 Communicate effectively
Don’t just send us an email saying, “I am ready to guest post” or “Do you accept guest posts as of now.” Instead, send us an email introducing yourself, then give us about 3 topic ideas with an headline and an outline for each topic. Once we approve your topic, you may send us your complete article.
Just because we approve the topic does NOT mean your guest post will be published. You still need to write an effective article and the article needs to be approved by our editors. We cannot guarantee that all approved topics will be published.
#10 No Affiliate Links
You may have any number of links in your article either to a blog or a blog post, but no affiliate links. Every link in the article should add value to the article, and benefit the reader.
Editors may remove, or add links of their own. Links in the article are completely the prerogative of the Editor. At the same time, we’ll try to keep as many of your links as possible. But no promises here.
#11 Our Currency is Traffic
Guest posts/columns are unpaid.
#12 Share and Care…
Although this is not a requirement, it would be great if you could spread the word on your social networks and email lists.
#13 Nothing Personal
If we don’t publish your article, don’t take it personally. We are only human. We make mistakes. We’ve turned down several great articles.
#14 All set and ready to publish?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, we look forward to reading your guest posts.
Until then…. Ciao 🙂