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Smart Saving Investing Guest Post Guidelines

Save yourself and me a bunch of time by reading these guidelines before submitting anything for consideration on Smart Saving Investing website.

I receive emails from people who want to know if I accept guest posts on smartsavinginvesting.com, and if I do, what are the guidelines.

YES, I do accept guest posts. But what I seek to feature is:

  • Relevant content to the topics on this site
  • Useful to my readers
  • Written with enthusiasm
  • Written in a genuine voice
  • Written by someone who knows what they’re talking about

What Kind of Content Do I Accept?

Here are the categories I write about:

  • Saving Money – topics include money saving tips, savings accounts, saving money on groceries, gas and everyday stuff that we all need.
  • Investing – topics include investing for retirement, investing in mutual funds, investing in stocks, bonds and more.
  • Credit and Debt – topics include credit cards, bad debt, too much debt, student loans and more.

There is a minimum length of 800 words for your post. However, I like articles to hover around 1,000-1,500 words (not including the author bio) because it allows you to get into the meat of what you are trying to get across to my readers who will become your readers and customers.

I will promote your guest article if it is accepted.

General Guidelines

Your post must be original and must have never been published before on the Internet.

You agree to not publish the post anywhere else (i.e., in your own blog or as a guest post in other blogs).

You can include ONE link in the byline, which will be displayed at the bottom of the post. No affiliate links though. A link to a legitimate website please. You can also include a link to one social network (like twitter or Google+) you have a profile on that includes your name.

If you are adamant about having two links in the byline, I will consider the two links if you send the links prior to, or with the article. If I use only one link, make it clear to me that it’s okay to publish your article with only one link.

I need a real person’s name for the author and not a company name. However, you can include your company name in the byline. Here’s an example:

About the Author: Tommy Tester is the author and works at Some Cool Company (Some Cool Company would have a link to their web page) where he provides cool stuff for his customers who will also be cool too.

Formatting Guidelines

Please format your guest post as an HTML document, so that I can copy and paste it into the WordPress HTML editor.

Use H3 tags for sub-headings.

Make sure to include the author byline at the bottom, with the link to your website already formatted (do not spam keywords there).

Submission Guidelines

If you have a post that meets the guidelines above, you can send it to me in an email to bill@smartsavinginvesting.com. Please include the post in the body of the email itself, or as an attachment.

I check and respond to all guest post submissions. I don’t respond right away to your submission. In fact it could take up to a week to hear from me.

If your post is rejected you should get an answer from me explaining the reason.

A note on quality: Please don’t submit filler articles, hoping to gain a backlink to your site and that’s all. If you’re ONLY trying to gain a backlink then don’t consider guest blogging here at this site. Guest blogging is much more than just a backlink. It represents your reputation as well as your company’s reputation.

Tips to make it work: Send the best content you can. This blog is written in English. If English is not your native language then consider having someone proof-read your content before sending.

Again, if gaining a backlink is the most important thing to you for guest blogging then don’t guest blog here at Smart Saving Investing.

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