#PMchat is always looking to publish guest posts from individuals and authors…It’s the community that powers us!
If you are representing a company/brand and would like to learn how you can partner with us on sponsored content, please contact us for details (press kit, plans/options, rates, etc). Our community powers us, but you guys help pay to keep the lights on! We love you all!!
Here are some guidelines to make sure that your guest post pitch is more likely to be accepted.
Here are some other tips to bear in mind.
- Do your homework. Read a few articles so you know what we publish. We don’t publish articles that are a pitch for your product.
- Don’t let your articles read like Wikipedia.
- Your posts must leverage examples such as case studies, research, and stories. If you use research, link to the original material, not a website that has summarized the material for you.
- Always check your sources!
- We want first publication rights…not exclusive rights (although that is nice).
- The primary objective should be knowledge sharing and not the link. A good quality post relevant to our readers will naturally attract backlinks over time.
- Check your work for grammar errors. If English is not your first language, we can help with light editing.
- Most of this blog is written in US English. US or UK English is OK but be consistent throughout your post.
- Provide a short bio (which can include a link to your company or product) and a photo of yourself and/or a copyright-free graphic to illustrate the post.
- Guest posts should be 800-1200 words.
- No ‘hidden’ links. Readers should know where they will end up when they click a link. For example “Project management is a good career,” where ‘project management’ links to your company’s website, is not OK. “Tools like XYZ project management software can help you schedule,” where ‘XYZ project management software’ links to your product is OK.
Please note that we generally schedule out at least 1-2 months in advance. If you have time-sensitive content (themed around an event or holiday, for example) get in touch early so that we can accommodate it!
Be prepared for edits and/or feedback. Guest posts are rarely accepted exactly as they are submitted. It’s normally the ends of articles that are the problem. Following these guidelines (and working on your closing paragraph) will increase the chances of your post being accepted and published quickly.