Write for Us: Guest Blogging Guidelines - Invoicebus Blog

Write for Us: Guest Blogging Guidelines

We truly appreciate your interest in guest blogging partnership with Invoicebus. With the aim to contribute solid and valuable content to our customers and readers, we raise a high-standard set of requirements for posts on our blog.

Please pay close attention and follow the guidelines laid below to get your article successfully published on the Invoicebus blog.

FAQ

Do I get paid for writing an article for you?
– We don’t offer monetary incentives for writing a guest article. We consider exposing your content a good way of exchanging value between both of us.

Do I have to pay you to get published?
– Due to the editorial workload we introduce a small review fee of $10 USD per article. Please consider paying the fee prior to submiting the articles for a review. In case your article fails to pass the review, we will issue a full refund.

How long do I have to wait before I get published?
– We have quite big interest for guest articles, so our publishing queue is getting longer each week. That means you may need to wait several months before your content gets published. To skip the waiting room, please see the Priority Queue section below.

Can you make changes on my published article?
– Yes, we allow small changes on already published articles. Note that all changes must comply with the guest posting requiremets below, plus every edit comes with a $10 USD fee.

Can I cancel my scheduled article?
– Generally we don’t allow cancelling a blog post added to our queue. In case you really want to be removed you’ll have to pay $150 USD to cover the editorial fees.

HOW IT WORKS

  • First and foremost read and follow the article requirements below.
  • Pay the review fee of $10.
  • Write your article and send it in Word or Google Docs format to blog@invoicebus.com for review.
  • The images should be in a large or vector format packed in a zip file and attached to the email.
  • Any additional resources like headshot image and author bio can be included in the email body.
  • We’ll edit the article to suit the blog’s writing and layout style.
  • We’ll schedule it in future and notify you by email. We won’t email you on the day your post is published, so take a note of the scheduled date.
  • We’ll promote your post on our social media channels. We highly encourage you to share the post with your audience too.

Pay Review Fee

REQUIREMENTS

Topics

We accept educational and informative articles on the topics listed below. Don’t get discouraged if your topic is not on the list, try us and we may accept your suggestion or even add a new category if we feel the need.

  • Business Strategy & Management
  • Startups
  • Freelancing
  • Invoicing
  • Billing
  • Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Financing
  • Marketing
  • Productivity
  • Prospecting

NOTE: We don’t accept topics related to gambling, betting, CDF trading, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or similar. So don’t try offering us a blog post on these subjects. Also, we don’t accept articles containing links to these kinds of sites, or sites affiliated with the aforementioned subjects, unless those links are removed.

Content

  • Must be 100% original and never be posted elsewhere.
  • Should contain 1200+ words. Posts with lower word count are automatically disqualified.
  • NO advertising, NO promotion, NO commercial content. Don’t use sales or pushy marketing language, the content must offer value to the reader.
  • Before you choose your writing topic, search the blog first in case we already have an article covering that.
  • Include attention-grabbing headline: Aim for a headline with a benefit in it. You can also provide few alternative headlines we can choose from.
  • A captivating first paragraph: Draw people by explaining why the post is relevant to them.
  • Short sentences: One thought per sentence (aim for <20 words).
  • Short paragraphs: One idea per paragraph (<150 words).
  • Simple words readers have no problem understanding (you won’t get extra credit for fancy words).
  • Write as you normally talk in a conversation.
  • Use lists and numbers to break your post into sections (improves readability and does wonders on social media).
  • We encourage you to include many examples and statistics to back up what you’re writing. These must be quoted and linked from verified sources.
  • Please check your grammar extensively – preferably using Grammarly. Poor grammar will disqualify your blog post from publishing.
  • Always wrap up your article with a conclusion. It should be one or two paragraphs with header named, you guess, Conclusion.
  • Write a short introduction to the post (<40 words). It will be shown on the blog home page (not in the post) and will be used as a teaser text throughout social media.

Links

  • You can include links to your company site or blog – but they must be extremely relevant to the post content.
  • Don’t add too many backlinks to your website or blog in the content; its best to keep 1 or 2 of them.
  • You also need to add 6+ links to well established high authority sites in order to increase the credibility of the content and backup your statements.
  • We require 2+ links to our blog. In your content, you need to include minimum 2 links to an already existing article on the Invoicebus blog.
  • All links are “dofollow” by default. We may decide to change some of the links to “nofollow” without prior notice if we think the links will affect our domain authority.
  • Link to your site will also be added at the bottom of the post in the author bio box (more details at Authorship part).
  • We reserve the right to add relevant links or remove links from your blog post if we find them inappropriate or misleading.

Images

  • All images should be drawn vector illustrations, not real photographs. See this post as an example. Bunch of free vector images can be found at Freepik, Vecteezy, or Pixabay.
  • It is required to provide a featured image that best presents your whole post (1024 x 665px).
  • Optional, but highly recommend is adding 2-3 relevant images to the blogpost (1024 x 500px).
  • You can create the images yourself or take them from online sources, but make sure you have the rights to use them.

Authorship

  • The post will be published under your name at the top.
  • We will also provide you with an authorship box at the bottom of the post that can link to your site and/or your social profiles.
  • Your author bio should be <250 characters (including spaces). It’s also required to include headshot image for your authorship box (minimum size: 300 x 300px).
  • You’ll be listed on our Expert & Contributors page and a dedicated profile will be created for you.
  • If you don’t provide your author bio and headshot image we’ll attribute the article to another author.

CHECKLIST

Before you send your article for review please check if you have:

  • Paid the $10 editorial review fee.
  • Written 1200+ words, grammatically correct article;
  • Backed up your content with relevant links;
  • Have a conclusion at the end of your article;
  • Proper featured image for the blog post;
  • Your short author bio with a headshot image;
  • A 30-40 words introduction text for social media sharing.

Pay Review Fee

PRIORITY QUEUE

Depending on our editorial calendar, sometimes you may need to wait up to three months to get your article published. To skip the waiting room, you can use our Priority Queue which guarantees faster publishing (usually in the next fortnight period). Once the Priority Queue is full, you’ll have to wait until free slots are released. This is based on the first-come-first-served principle and comes with an associated fee of $20 USD per article. Make sure to specify in your submission if you want to use the Priority Queue. Please note, the Priority Queue doesn’t guarantee that your article will be accepted and published – the content still needs to meet the aforementioned guest blogging guidelines.

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Go ahead and tell us about your guest article at blog@invoicebus.com. By submitting your guest article with us, you’re bound to follow and respect these guidelines.

We may, under specific circumstances, refuse to publish your post on our blog if these requirements are not met appropriately.


If you have any ideas or suggestions on how to improve our blog content, please feel free to shoot us an email and have a chat with our blog manager.

 

Thank you, we appreciate your interest!
Stefan & Dimitar from Invoicebus