Simple Marriage has around 70,000 monthly page views, has around 5,000 subscribers, a reputation as a great resource and advocate for marriage and family, and is one of the largest marriage focused sites on the Internet.
Here’s my idea.
Starting in 2010 I’m wanting to publish monthly columns on Simple Marriage. I want these columns to be from other bloggers who can be exposed to the Simple Marriage audience, and hopefully receive some new traffic back to their main site.
These columns need to be insanely useful – one of the goals of Simple Marriage content. I love that people come here to read useful, applicable information, then work to apply it to their lives and relationships. I hope these new monthly columns will be the same.
With that in mind, I will pay each columnist $25 per column published. Not much, I know, but it’s all I can afford at the moment. The hope is that by paying the writers, they’ll be rewarded for the time spent on writing quality content. 1-2 hours of writing and editing makes for a fairly decent hourly rate. Consider it date night at the coffee shop money.
With the addition of new columnists, I will be able to expand the topics on Simple Marriage a bit. I’m in search of three or four columnists interested in one of these topics:
- motherhood / fatherhood
- blended family
- home and family
- career and money
Since I can obviously only “hire” a few writers, I’m going to have the tough job of selecting the new columnists. If you’d like to be considered, here’s what I’ll need from you:
• A guest post of around 500-1000 words (this is just a ballpark…). Please edit it as though it’s a final copy – proofread, aligned properly in HTML, grammatically-correct, and so on.
• At least one accompanying photo for the post. The photo needs to be properly credited, and legal to use.
• A 1-2 sentence bio about you that links to at least one of your sites. It can be as serious or as fun as you like.
• Let me know which column position you’re interested in.
Please send me your article’s text in a simple program like Text Edit or Notepad, or in Google Docs (not Microsoft Word, in other words). Send me your photos as an attachment. No need to host them, unless you want to.
And this isn’t a requirement, but feel free to link me to some of your previous writing, so that I can peruse it and see what you’re about.
Also, in case you’re wondering, you don’t have to be a therapist to qualify. If you have an interest, feel free to send something in.
Please send me your guest post by Tuesday, December 22 to corey (at) simplemarriage (dot) net. If I end up not selecting you for one of the column positions, I still may be up for publishing your article as a one-time guest post. Let’s see how it goes!
Questions? Just ask!
Photo courtesy Markus Rödder
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