Guest Posting Guidelines
We welcome guest posts here at Life Optimizer. You may choose any topic related to personal effectiveness for your guest post.
[Note: we no longer accept guest posts from writing services or similar websites]
Here are two reasons why you may want to write a guest post:
- You will help people through your writing.
While you already help people through your website, by writing here you will help even more people.
- You will get exposure for your work.
Your guest post may include links to your work. Since there are more than 20,000 subscribers here, your work will get exposed to thousands of people. This is not to mention the potentially thousands others who may come to your post through social media sites or search engines.
There are some guidelines for the post. The post must be:
It can’t be a post that has been posted on your website or anywhere else before. It must be unique to Life Optimizer.
- Fresh or comprehensive
The post must be either fresh or comprehensive. A fresh post has fresh ideas or takes a fresh approach to a subject. A comprehensive post has comprehensive treatment of a subject, usually in the form of a long list (such as 50 Simple Happiness Boosters). We won’t accept a post that, in our opinion, is neither fresh or comprehensive.
- At least 600 words long
This is for the content part, not counting the title and bio.
- At most 50 words bio
You may include links to your work here. Please put the bio at the end of the post. We will write an introduction at the beginning which also includes a link to your website or social media profile.
- In a list form
Lists are practical and scannable. Readers love them. See sample guest posts below.
- Has an image
Please include an image that we can legally use for the post. The width of the image must be at least 900 pixels and at most 1200 pixels.
- Restricted links in the content
The content part shouldn’t contain any link, except for books on Goodreads and important sources. We will remove links that we think are not necessary. Links that are left will be made no-follow (the links in the bio will still be do-follow).
- No affiliate links
Please note that we may include a Related Resources section below your bio. This section contains up to three links to resources that we think are relevant.
For the anchor text of your bio’s links, we only accept your name, your website’s or product’s name, and general phrases such as “website” or “Twitter account”. Here is an example of the anchor text we accept:
And here is an example of the anchor text we don’t accept:
Donald Latumahina writes about personal effectiveness at Life Optimizer. You can connect with him on Twitter.
We reserve the right to edit the post as needed (for example, to make the title more search-engine friendly) and to reject a post that, in our opinion, doesn’t meet the quality standard. Please understand that we can’t provide you with detailed feedback if your post is rejected.
Here are two sample guest posts:
Please use the submission form to send your guest post; we don’t accept submissions via email. It might take about a week for us to get back to you with the result.