Publishing articles on Business in Blue Jeans will gain you exposure to our global, targeted audience and also make you a superb human being. But we want something in return—awesomery and greatness from you.
We focus most of our attention on the first stages of business: startup and early growth and look for original, well-researched articles that have never been published before (yes, that means exclusivity). In short, you’ve got to deliver real content in an entertaining way.
We’re looking for articles that contain strategies, “how to” tips, and advice for new business owners and entrepreneurs in the following areas:
- Startup Logistics
- Product/Event/Program/Book Reviews
- Social Media
- Green Business
- The Entrepreneurial/Business in Blue Jeans Lifestyle
SUGGESTION: To see the kind of stuff we’ve published in the past and make sure it’s a good fit, visit the blog at http://businessinbluejeans.com/blog
We’ll give special preference to those interested in becoming regular guest contributors to Business in Blue Jeans.
If you want to write for us, you need a track record of writing detailed, high-quality, well-written articles.
Does that mean you have to be a superstar and have zillions of people already coming to your web site? Nope. In fact, we’re looking for superstars-in-the-making to join the Business in Blue Jeans team. This is a cooperative enterprise- a mutually-beneficial relationship. So if your name isn’t currently at the top of the bestseller list, that’s okay. But you do need to show us that you’ve contributed to your blog or someone else’s with regularity over time. And, we’ll need to review and evaluate your experience, your writing style, and the quality of your content.
Want a leg up on the competition? We’ll really dig if your writing style is personable and enjoyable to read. We want to hear your voice in your writing…you know, as long as you’re still giving your audience the real dirt (and super-awesome content) on business. However, no swearing or vulgarity, please. Humor’s cool, but we have to maintain at least some modicum of respectability and professionalism around here.
Perhaps most importantly, when you write for us, you’ll want to avoid any and all self-promotion (including links and/or references to authors’ own business, or affiliate links). This kind of blatant self-promo cheesiness tends to turn off the reader and make them mistrust your writing. So avoid that at all costs.
If we bring you on-board, we’ll give you a place where you can talk about your own awesomery and post all of your pretty links. And your brief bio and stuff will appear at the end of every post. If you would like to put a keyword link from your blog post to your own site, that falls into the “sponsored blog post” category. You can find out about that kind of blog post and see our rate card here.
Finally, please be prepared to promote your own posts. Certainly we’ll be promoting them across our social media platforms, but we’d like to see you promoting your posts on Business in Blue Jeans as well. Long-term preference will be given to those who do promote posts.
To be considered, please submit your request using the form below. If we see a good fit, you’ll be contacted by the head cheese herself, Susan Baroncini-Moe. This could take up to 30 days, depending on whether Ms. Baroncini-Moe is in the country or in some far-off land, traipsing around with “The Hubster” (aka her rockstar husband, Leo).
Here’s the application: