Interested in writing for Credit.com? We’re happy to have you! Here’s what you need to know to get your guest post accepted to our site.
The Credit.com Mission and Focus
At Credit.com, we empower people to take control of their financial health. Our goal’s pretty simple: to help create a world where everyone is in control of their financial health. That is where our content comes in. We provide valuable products and trustworthy advice to help people reach their life goals.
If you think that sounds ambitious, that’s because it is! So we try to publish a good amount of content around topics like these:
- Building Credit
- Repairing Credit
- Credit Cards
- Personal Finance
Do you live and breathe finances? Then we want to hear from you! We’re on the hunt for guest contributors that offer something new to the financial conversation. We want original ideas—fresh perspectives, new takes on old topics and unique recommendations and data points.
All high-quality (and relatable!) content is welcome. If you’re an expert who can fit into our content style and aren’t afraid to take a stand, shoot us an email.
We want to know about you! That’s why we ask that you include an author bio with your article. Here’s what it should include:
- Three to five sentences explaining who you are and why our readers should trust you.
- Your full name, job title and employer or other relevant work experience, and a recent headshot.
- Your photo should be set up through Gravatar.
- Up to one (1) link back to your own site. You may also include links to your social media sites (not limited to one).
Note: Authorship must be an individual, not a company.
Let’s put it this way: articles should be long enough to pack all the financial information you need, but not so long that it leaves our readers’ heads spinning. Here’s the rundown:
- Submitted content must be at least 700 words. Our best-performing pieces tend to be 1,000-1,200 words.
- If you want to write more than 1,200 words, reach out to us first. We definitely don’t want you to waste your financial genius on words we won’t be able to publish.
Note: We also accept pitches if you aren’t quite ready to write a whole article yet.
Links and Citations
We want you to back up your work. And you probably do, too. But if it’s not done right, it could get us both in some hot water. Here’s what to do:
- Include at least 3 links to relevant Credit.com content. More is better—it shows us that you’re familiar with our content, and we love it when people are familiar with our content (who wouldn’t?).
- All facts must be appropriately sourced from credible sites (note: Wikipedia is not a credible source, no matter how much you used it in high school).
- Buying, selling and trading links in the copy is prohibited.
- Please don’t include affiliate or referral links.
- You must clearly disclose any relationships with companies or individuals mentioned in your content.
- We reserve the right to make any links nofollow links or remove links after publication.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We will not participate in link exchanges, nor can you purchase backlinks from us. We adhere to Google's link policy.
Like any other online publication, we have a signature style. Here’s what to know:
- All pieces should reflect the style and tone of Credit.com. Our tone is conversational—like you’re talking to a good friend—and our style is simple and easy to follow.
- We expect pieces to have correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
- Posts should not be overly promotional or salesy. Our purpose is to inform, not sell. If your piece feels too self-promotional, we simply won’t be able to publish it.
Note: We reserve the right to edit content for style, tone, accuracy and grammar to meet our needs.
It’s worth taking a look at our recent articles to get a feel for our style. Take a look at these examples to see if your piece meets our standard and style:
- How to Get Debt out of Collections: 9 Steps to Handling Aggressive Creditors
- 2019 Tax Tips
- Best Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping
- Earnin App Review: A Payday Loan Alternative
- Chase Ink Business Cash Credit Card Review
Thinking about sending in the perfect blog image in with your article? It’ll definitely make our lives easier, but there are a few things you should keep in mind:
- You aren’t required to submit media (photos, videos, etc.) along with your piece. But if there’s a photo you really love, feel free to submit it!
- Make sure any media you submit is relevant and appropriate. While you might love that picture of you on the beach from your recent trip to the Bahamas, we probably won’t be able to publish it.
- If you want to include media, please share them via an online service like Dropbox and include the link. You can use your own images, but please note the source for every image. You are solely responsible for obtaining any required rights. By submitting a post to Credit.com, you agree that you have done so.
- All images must have alt tags and title attributes.
All right. Those are the basics. Got a great idea you’re ready to submit? Here’s what you need to do:
- Email your article to email@example.com.
- Remember, we also accept pitches if you’d like help refining your idea before submitting a complete article.
- One of Credit.com’s editors will review your article and will reach out within two weeks if we are interested in publishing your piece.
- Unfortunately we do not have the bandwidth to respond to every submission we receive. If you have not heard back from us within two weeks, please feel free to submit your work elsewhere with our blessing.
- Guest authors will have a chance to review any edits made to their piece, but Credit.com retains final editorial control.
- Your post becomes the sole property of Credit.com and that Credit.com can edit, re-purpose and redistribute your post as needed and at its sole discretion.
- Your post is 100% original and free of plagiarism.
- You are not reviewing your own product, service, or company.
- You will not publish your article elsewhere—in print or online—without first verifying with com that it has not used your post for its own sites.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.