Thank you for your interest in writing for ProductiveWriters.com. We want to share your knowledge and expertise with our readers!
Please read this page thoroughly.
Who You Are
You are a freelance writer who earns significant income from your freelancing. This is not the place for total newbies or non-writers looking for backlinks.
What We Publish
We want posts about how to be a successful freelance writer, including — but not limited to — how to be more productive and manage time effectively.
We’re especially interested in posts about how to succeed in a specific freelance writing niche. This is a big focus here at Productive Writers and I give the highest priority to people who have established themselves in a niche and are making a good living at it. There are hundreds of niches out there, both in specific industries and in specific types of writing, and we want to share them!
We also love posts on:
- How to market effectively
- How to make the best use of social media to network with and land clients
- How to deal effectively with clients
- How to pitch to magazines and quality blog sites
- How you moved from lower-paying work to higher paying work
- How to write effectively
- How to be more productive
- How to improve time management
- How to deal with the financial side of freelancing
- How you transitioned from part-time writing to full-time writing
- How you manage working with others: editors, graphic designers, web designers, others
- Useful resources for freelance writers
- Other freelance writing topics
Who We’ve Published
I’m grateful that some well-known and very successful freelance writers have written for Productive Writers. Some examples:
- Carol Tice, founder of the Freelance Writers Den and the Make A Living Writing blog
- Linda Formichelli, author of several books on freelance writing
- Lori Widmer, a well-known freelance writer and blogger
- Anne Wayman, a long-time writing veteran and the creator of one of the oldest freelance writing blogs in the Internet
- Laura Laing, author of several books on making math accessible to everyone
- Tom Mangan, a former journalist for the San Jose Mercury News who is now a highly successful editor and writer
How to Submit Your Post Proposal
Email me at johnsoares88 — gmail.com with a catchy title, a brief description of your post, and a little about you, including a link to your website and LinkedIn profile. Note: if you are an expert in a niche and want to write about that, you don’t need to submit a title and outline. We’ll discuss it and then I’ll send you a list of questions to answer.
I’ll reply within a week (and likely sooner) to let you know if we’re a go. Please realize that many proposals are not accepted.
Note that at this time there is no pay. I’m happy to give you two links to your website, ebook, or social media profiles in your bio. I’ll also share the post extensively on social media.
Creating your Guest Post
Length: 500-2000 words. I’m occasionally OK with a post longer than 2000 words, but let’s discuss it first. In your post you should give concrete details of how readers can learn what you’re writing about and then apply it to their careers.
Suggest one or more catchy titles that will make readers want to devour your post.
Do your best writing. Make sure your writing is clear and tight, and that you’ve thoroughly proofed your post.
Important: include at least two links. At least one should be to a post on Productive Writers; others can be to good authority sites.
Include a two- to three-sentence bio with two links.
Write for blog readers. This means shorter sentences and paragraphs and several catchy subheads.
Send me a Word document. I can take it from there.
The post must be original work and is not to be published elsewhere after it appears on Productive Writers for a period of three months.
I’ll edit the post (hopefully minimally).
We’ll agree on the pub date. On that day I expect you to monitor comments and to reply to those that warrant it. I also expect you to share the post through your social media channels.