Business, Finance & General Marketing Websites/Blogs That Accept Guest Posts and Contributions
Are you a passionate entrepreneur or small business owner looking to gain exposure through guest blogging? If so, this is the list for you. You can not only learn a lot from these websites, but you can also contribute by sharing your knowledge.
The websites on this list cover general business, strategy, finance, and marketing in general. I would hold off on joining Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, and the like until you have secured some guest posts from publications with lower barriers.
Digital Marketing, Social Media, SEO & Content Marketing Websites/Blogs That Accept Guest Posts and Contributions
This list is geared toward those with extensive knowledge and experience in digital marketing, social media, content marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), or search engine marketing (SEM). The vast majority of these websites/blogs cover all aspects of digital marketing; some are more focused on technical SEO, while others are more focused on advanced content marketing. Check the content of each website before pitching or applying to contribute.
Again, I would not recommend jumping onto sites like Search Engine Land, Hubspot, or Adweek until you have been covered by less demanding ones.
Blogging, Lifestyle & How-To Websites/Blogs That Accept Guest Posts and Contributions
This list is more varied than the others. The following sites cover the majority of the topics mentioned in the title, but it’s still worth checking out each blog on an individual basis. Lifehacker and The Huffington Post, for example, are more generalized than others. They cover everything from web design to yoga. Daily Blog Tips and Shout Me Loud, on the other hand, are dedicated to educating new bloggers. As a result, it may be worthwhile to conduct a quick background check before pitching these websites.
BuzzFeed – While there is no editorial review for posting articles on BuzzFeed’s Community, all posts are tagged with “no index.” Use the “Suggest for Community Feature” feature if you want your post to be featured in the Community category or even one of the main categories. WikiHow – Anyone can contribute how-to guides and tips to WikiHow, but each piece should be extremely detailed and comprehensive. Otherwise, the post will skip the editorial process and will be inaccessible to unregistered users. It is also important to note that you should not link back to your own website because editors are very savvy and will remove the link.
Technology, Gadgets & Computer Websites/Blogs That Accept Guest Posts and Contributions
Are you a tech whiz or a total nerd? This list is unquestionably for you. The websites listed below cover everything from general technology news and innovations to in-depth software reviews. So, if you own a tech company or have recently developed new software and believe it has the potential to revolutionize the technology market, why not contact some of the sites listed below?
As you can see, there are some high-profile publications on the list that are very picky about what they publish, such as Wired and Tech Crunch. So, put on your belt and use your secret weapon when pitching these guys.
Web Design, Web Development & WordPress Websites/Blogs That Accept Guest Posts and Contributions
Are you a web developer or a WordPress fanatic? The list below will be ideal for you. The vast majority of these websites cover almost all aspects of web design, coding, web development, and WordPress.
However, keep in mind that some websites, such as Sitepoint and Smashing Magazine, are extremely picky about the content they publish. One of the reasons is the monetary compensation they provide for quality articles. Isn’t that awesome? You can get the necessary exposure while also being compensated for it! That is every blogger’s and SEO’s dream!
Smashing Magazine – Although becoming an author for Smashing Magazine is extremely difficult (depending on your experience), they pay writers for articles. You must have a solid track record of producing extremely detailed and comprehensive guides/articles.
Sitepoint – Sitepoint, like Smashing Magazine, pays at least $150 per article. However, your guide/article must be of high quality and contain a high level of detail.
Codepen – While it’s simple to get your articles posted on Codepen (just create a profile and start posting), all links in posts are set to “no-follow” (which means they don’t pass ‘link juice’). Having said that, your article can be promoted, and all links will be “do-follow.”
Picked, Trusted, and Tested
This is a selection of publications that we have personally tested for our own or our clients’ businesses. That is not to say we do not trust Forbes, Ink, or Harvard Business Review; we do! However, getting featured on either of these is a difficult and exhausting process. Although we must admit that Forbes is gradually (or perhaps not gradually) losing its reputation as one of the most trustworthy sources. All of those pop-ups, ads and quotes are just too much.