Write for Us
Thank you for your interest in contributing to the BASED blog! Guest posts are shared in our weekly newsletter and on social media.
Topics: BASED topics range from operating a successful freelance or remote writing business to marketing your business, all geared toward location independent military spouse writers who are either starting out or expanding their businesses. Our readers love simple, actionable tips on a specific topic or personal stories with examples of results that can inspire them.
Operations: Steps to starting or expanding a writing business, online tool reviews/ comparison, legal and finance tips, systems or processes for solopreneurs.
Marketing: Effective websites, social media strategies, copywriting, networking, launching, advertising, email marketing.
Productivity: Strategies, software/tools, processes to minimize admin time for specific tasks.
Content: Posts should focus on providing valuable content to our readers and must include practical, how-to/action steps readers can use immediately. Readers should walk away after reading your post thinking “This is totally doable! I can start right now!” Your post should not aim to sell any products or services (that’s what your bio is for).
Tone: Conversational, first-person language. We love posts that genuinely provide useful tips for freelancers and entrepreneurs. No Fluff.
Length: Posts should be roughly 800- 1300 words.
Images: If you have an image (that you own) or screenshots that will help to illustrate your point, add them where relevant. Otherwise, they are not necessary.
Editing: We reserve the right to edit any piece submitted to BASED.
RIGHTS: Your post and ideas must be original, not previously published.
Exclusivity: You agree that every post you write for BASED will only be published on BASED unless otherwise granted permission by the BASED team.
How to Submit
- Your post needs to be submitted as an editable Google Doc.
- Title the doc with your name + the post title.
- Add your name, email, website, and social handles at the top of the doc.
- Add a bio (up to 300 words) and a headshot at the top of the doc.
- Review the above guidelines to ensure your post meets them.
- Share your Google Doc including editing capabilities with
The BASED Team will review your post and let you know if it’s been accepted. If it is not a good fit for our audience, you can use the post on your own blog or submit somewhere else. If accepted, we will make any necessary edits and schedule to be published. You will be notified of acceptance and when it goes live and hope that you’ll be active in sharing your post.