Requirements for submitting a Guest Blog or Feature Story
Minimum: 350 words
Maximum: 600 words
Why is there a maximum word limit?
Studies have shown that some people have a short attention span, especially when it comes to reading articles on their smartphone. It’s been found that people will start to skim a long article and sometimes, not reach the end of it if it’s too long. Therefore, we have chosen this optimal word range to encourage readers to enjoy every single word you write.
Minimum: 2 (1 cover image and 1 for insertion into the blog article).
Maximum: 4 (1 cover image and 3 for insertion into the blog article).
Why this amount of photos?
Because pictures speak 1000 words and readers respond well to visual descriptions. It also helps to break up the words and paragraphs, making the article look and flow better.
Image Size: Images must be 2MB or larger in size to ensure sharp resolution on the website.
Your Story: We are looking for tragedy to triumph stories, turning a down into an up, a fail into a flourish. We want to show women that a negative can be turned into a positive with hard work, dedication, passion and being consistent.
Your story can inspire so many women who may otherwise think that it’s an impossible journey for them to start. Hearing your story in your own words can really help someone who is struggling to take that all-important first step with their business, making it possible.
Perhaps you would like to include your favourite quote, a useful tip, your go-to power song or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received.
Promoting your Business: You can mention your business of course, a service or product you provide, but please limit these descriptions as members can read all about you and your business under your listing. We don’t want to overwhelm readers with promo offers, an array of the products you sell and the services you provide. The aim of the article is to talk about YOU. If you wish to add a link to your website in your article, that’s no problem. See below.
URL Links Allowed in the Blog:
1 link to your Fembuiz Business Page account, plus
1 link to your website or other.
Other Important Blog Rules: Please do not complain, put down or bad mouth any other business listed on Fembuiz or outside of Fembuiz. We are here to support, inspire and lift each other. Together we are stronger.
No selling a certain product. No mention of prices.
No disrespectful manner towards men, children, other women or business oppositions.
Comments are to be constructive, non-critical, non-political. We will not tolerate any discrimination toward race, religion or sexual orientation.
Stick to the Three Fembuiz Guideline Principles:
- Challenge Yourself
- Aim to Help
- Be Unique
Editing before Posting: Please check all spelling and grammar before submitting your blog. Your submitted article will be read by the Founder of Fembuiz or the Articles Department Manager before posting, as small editorial changes may be required at our discretion. We will send a revised version back to you for final approval within 10 days, if large changes have been made by our team or need to be changed by the author. If required, any and all changes can be submitted up to 24 hours before the agreed publication date.
Agreed Publishing Date: Please read all the guidelines then submit content to email@example.com to be published. Posts will be published on the website on Mondays. You can select a specific Monday date if it’s not already been chosen by another member. You will also be featured on the homepage of the website for that week, using the cover image submitted. Your blog will remain on the website until you ask for it to be removed or for 12 months.
Editing Content after Publication: If there is an error made on our behalf we will change content accordingly. If you have made an error and need something removed or updated, we will allow for one editing process – this can also include a number of changes to the spelling of words or grammar. Paragraph movement and re-writing of the blog is not permitted as this will be classed as an entirely new post and will be charged accordingly.
Cost: $80 including GST ($5 gets donated to the Australia Cervical Cancer Foundation). This can be purchased in the Shop.
Submitting a Blog Post: To submit your blog post, please email content and images. If you don’t have a preferred date, we will upload on a first come, first served basis.
Blogging Categories: All blogging categories are also found in the footer of the website.
Here are some questions we use as a guideline for feature stories:
What worked for you?
What didn’t work for you?
How long have you been doing this career?
What first inspired you?
What do you really want people to know?
What are the benefits of your service or product, how do they help people?