Currently, we aren’t accepting guest posts for the time being. Please check back in a few months.
Interested in guest posting for the Location Rebel blog? You’re in the right place.
But, before you get started with your pitch, there are a few guidelines we’d like you to follow. We get a lot of requests every week so if you follow these, chances are you’re going to move to the top of the line.
Before You Start
Take a look at the site, read a few posts, and get a feel of what we write about and who our readers are. We cover topics mostly relating to building online businesses, freelancing, and traveling. And we always try to include practical advice, real-life examples, and helpful information in the posts.
So if your post falls into these categories, you’re on the right track.
While you can see a list of all our guest posts by clicking this link, here are a few of our favorites:
- How Complete Newbies Can Land Killer Guest Posts: The Ultimate Guide
- How to Create Massive Amounts of Creative Content On Demand
- 10 Self-Care Strategies for New Location Rebels
- How to Launch a Physical Product Business on Amazon From Anywhere in the World (in Three Months or Less)
- 10 Mistakes I Made as a Successful First Time Kindle Author (So You Don’t Have To)
We like to keep things professionally casual around here. So that means we use “you” or “I” or “us” in our posts. We like to keep it friendly.
We don’t like any posts that contain anything off color or offensive. When in doubt, leave it out.
Alright, now that you’ve gone through Location Rebel and have a good idea of what you want to write, it’s time to pitch.
Following these instructions is going to be your best bet of getting a response. We get a lot of submissions and say no to most, so if you follow these you’re already ahead of the pack.
First things first, send your pitch to team[@]locationrebel.com or liz[@]locationrebel.com. Here’s what you should include in your pitch:
- Spell our names right (yup, somehow that still happens)
- Let us know that you’re familiar with the site
- Include 1 to 3 original concepts or ideas
- Include at least 2 links to published live content you’ve written so we can see your writing style
From there, if we like your pitch, Liz will get back to you with the go ahead.
Once you get the go-ahead from Liz, send your detailed outline to team[@]locationrebel.com. In your outline, highlight the basics of what you’re going to cover. This can be in the body of the email or shared as a Google Doc, whichever you prefer.
When you get your outline approved, it’s time to get writing!
In general, here’s what we’re looking for as you write:
- Minimum of 1,200 words
- Where possible, including images such a screenshots is great
- Where needed, include links to any high-quality sites to illustrate your point (you’re welcome to point to any posts on Location Rebel too)
- If you cite any studies or facts, link to the source
- If you have a really high quality and relevant link to content on your site that ties to your post you can link to it
- A good headline
- Your bio, keep it to approximately 2 sentences (can include any social media profiles as well)
Once your post is finished you can send over in two ways:
- As a HTML file ready to be dropped into WordPress (this is the preferred way and makes Liz’s life a lot easier)
- As a Google Doc
Please remember to reread this section before you send it over to make sure you have everything included properly. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask during the process.
Ah, the big question. We allow for two links in the bio. We prefer you link to either your home page or a post that specifically ties to the content from your guest post. If you have a landing page you want to use, the only place you can link to it is in the bio.
As mentioned above, you can have another link in the body of the guest post if it points directly to a post on your site that relates to the content of the guest post. This link cannot be to a landing page.
Also, note that having 200 words of sales-y type language leading into your bio is not something we like either. If you read the posts on this site, you won’t see any examples of that. Please just mention your link in your short bio.
Here’s a sample style for the bio that we’d like to see:
Liz Froment writes for locationrebel.com [link]. She has created a quick guide to creating landing pages, which you can grab for free here [link]. In her free time, she loves reading and watching the Red Sox.
If you don’t have a landing page to link to, feel free to use your bio to link to your social media or another post on your site.
We reserve the right to make any edits to your post. In 99.9% of the cases, these will just be for grammar and flow. Anything that needs real edits, we’ll send back to you and ask for you to make improvements.
Right now we run about a month out on our posts with our content calendar. So, once your pitch has been accepted, unless you are working on your own deadline there is no specific time frame for us to get it back.
Assume that once you’ve sent your final post over to us, it will be anywhere from 2-5 weeks before it is published. In rare instances, we might publish it sooner, or longer.
Before your post is published we’ll give you a heads up so you can be ready to do your own promotion and answer any comments, more on that below.
Sharing and Commenting
We’ll share your post across our social media channels (if you want to be tagged in Twitter, please include your username). Your post will also be highlighted in the Location Rebel weekly newsletter.
Feel free to also share away on your own social media channels and with your newsletter as well.
When it comes to comments, we ask that you hop in and answer any comments that readers have after your post is live. This is especially important for the first week since that’s when the most comments appear. After that, check in every few days to see if there are any new comments to respond to.
The above should answer everything, but here are a couple of final notes to keep in mind that might cover any other questions that come up:
- You don’t need to worry about sending over any featured images or headshots
- We don’t pay for guest posts
- You cannot repost your submission on your own site
Alright, that’s it. Once you’re ready to pitch, send us an email at team[@]locationrebel.com and we’ll get started.
Once you’re ready to pitch, send us an email at team[@]locationrebel.com and we’ll get started. If you have any questions about the process, don’t hesitate to reach out.