Thank you for your interest in writing for Natfluence.
At this time, we accept a limited number of guest posts on the Natfluence blog.
We focus on articles written by business leaders and entrepreneurs that have been previously interviewed on the Natfluence platform.
If you have not been interviewed by us, we will consider your guest post pitch if you are an established founder, CEO, entrepreneur, or industry leader in your field and you follow the guidelines and expectations described on this page.
Before reaching out, please ensure that you have reviewed these guidelines in their entirety and are able to follow the described process.
HOW TO PITCH US
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following Email Subject:
“Article Proposal For The Natfluence Blog – From [Your Name]”
- 2-3 topic proposals
- Author name, bio and website
- At least 3 relevant samples of the author’s writing or a near-final draft of the proposed article
- Your plan to promote and market the proposed article
- We will include the author’s name and a brief bio in the article
- We will provide a Do-Follow link in the author’s bio to their website.
- All links to external resources must be relevant, credible, and trusted sources with strong domain authority (not promotional in nature or to sources that are low quality or “spammy”)
- You are free to include links to Natfluence resources if applicable and relevant
- If you are approaching for the purpose of backlinks, the article will not be accepted
PROMOTION BY NATFLUENCE
If a published article fully meets the standards and expectations described herein and is believed to be a high-quality and engaging piece, Natfluence may promote it across the Natfluence platform and other channels where relevant.
Natfluence reserves the right to not promote or market guest posts.
COMMERCIALISM & COPYRIGHT
The article that you provide must not have been previously submitted, published, republished, or reprinted in other print/online publications.
All submitted content must be unique, original, and exclusive to Natfluence (i.e. you cannot republish the same content).
Once published, the article should not be posted “in full” on other websites (other than a snapshot or small extract of the article with a link back to the full article on Natfluence).
Influence 4 Growth, LLC (Natfluence) assumes copyright of the content published on the Natfluence website located at natfluence.com. You will be entirely liable for any opinions expressed in the article.
Readers include entrepreneurs, career-driven professionals and executives, business leaders, founders, CEOs, and innovators.
Relevant topics include high-quality thought leadership articles and informational pieces related to business, entrepreneurship, and career growth.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Career growth / Career insights / Career progression
- Marketing / Branding / Sales
- Success Insights / Mindset / Personal Development
- Finance / Investing
- Networking / Building Relationships
- Business Lessons, Tools, and Resources
- Leadership / Management / Recruiting / Hiring / Building Teams
- Building, running, and growing a business
- Industry trends and business opportunities
- Funding / Raising Money / Increasing Revenue / Generating Income
- Productivity / Efficiency
- All things entrepreneurship
Examples of potential ideas include:
- Listicle (Top 10, Top 20, etc.)
- How-to or Beginner guides
- Tips, Advice, Strategies, Steps, etc.
Between 1,000 and 2,000 words (long enough to be helpful and meaningful)
- Write in American English
- Write in clear, direct, and succinct sentences. (i.e. don’t use big words, jargon or long sentences)
- Format with headings, subheadings, and bullet points to provide an easy-to-read structure
- Business format is preferable (e.g., try to refrain from writing in the first person – any opinions expressed should be supported with relevant facts and references)
- Writing should not be used as advertising, sales, or promotional pieces for the author’s company or product. Your article should be marketing-neutral and written with the intent to add value for our readers.
- We will not publish articles that put other individuals or institutions down or that come across as defamatory, abusive, negative, or argumentative in nature
QUALITY OF CONTENT
- Writing should be informative and actionable in nature (e.g., include tips, steps, strategies, examples, resources and/or guidance that can be followed by readers)
- Article must not be paraphrased or “repetitive in nature”
- Article should be research-driven or based on professional expertise and experience
- Please support your writing by incorporating and citing credible and trusted sources
- Use data and statistics to validate your content where applicable. Ensure the statistics included are not older than 3 years.
Visuals are not required, however, if you submit images and media, ensure that they meet the following requirements:
- Clear and easy-to-read screenshots, infographics, or tables
- Visuals must be relevant to the point being covered
- If you wish to include a video, provide us with its ‘embed’ link
- For any images provided, please cite the source / let us know where you got them from and confirm that you have the right to use them
- Do not provide images that you do not have a license for or a right to use (if you are not sure, do not send it to us)
SEO CONSIDERATIONS, SUGGESTIONS & BEST PRACTICES
- Ensure that you have identified a main keyword / focus keyphrase and that the keyword is included in the article title and throughout the article where relevant
- Use long tail/semantic keywords throughout the article in addition to the main keyword.
- Add at least 3 FAQs relevant to the primary keyword of the blog topic
The act of using or citing someone else’s work without permission or credit is plagiarism.
Any information that is taken from another source (such as a newspaper, book, government document or website), needs to be credited by either hyperlinking to the original source or putting the cited content in quotation marks with a footnote that includes the source URL (or if it is not a digital source then the author’s name, publication name, and date of publication).
SUBMISSION CHECKS & SUBMISSION FORMAT
Before submitting your article to us, double-check that it meets with the expectations noted above and check it for:
Please provide the article in MS Word.
APPROVAL AND PUBLICATION
Natfluence reserves the right to make edits, remove content, or change it in any way.
For example, we reserve the right to:
- Include calls-to-action, images, infographics or other media to enhance the article
- Remove links that we find to be promotional, not relevant or low quality
- Make edits for better readability
We may reject your article if:
- It does not meet our standards after the second revision
- If for any reason, we feel that it is poorly written and/or does not add value to readers