Submit a Parenting Guest Post
Parenting and Family Guest Post Guidelines
Hello Fellow Bloggers!
We accept original guest posts on The Traveling Parent (that haven’t already been published elsewhere).
Please check out our guidelines to ensure your post will be appropriate.
Content must be original to our site which mean written by you, and not published anywhere else.
Posts should be 900 words+.
We prefer content that is unique, funny, warm, or thought-provoking, and always informative and educational.
No fluff content. We are only interested in "To The Point" posts.
Topics can be anything that would be of interest to a parent. Please no Religious nor Political topics. We like "Guides" and "How To's".
The topic does not have to be about parenting. The topic just needs to help parents.
Images, Videos, and Infographics are encouraged.
Include a short bio (50 words or fewer) with your submission. You can include a link to your website/social media site.
Credit all outside sources appropriately, including links to said information.
We reserve the right to edit, partially or completely, every submission, including headlines and sub-headings.
Any links included within the body of your post may/may not be removed, depending on content.
Please do not link directly to an affiliate page. It could jeopardize our rankings.
Submission does not guarantee publication.
Guest Post Structure (PLEASE READ)
We've been receiving alot of crummy submissions with the intent of just getting a link and not helping a parent.
We've decided to change our format to avoid this in the future.
We do not want large paragraph "chunks" of text just to fill the page.
The topic has to generate traffic. If you need help finding a traffic worthy topic, check out Ubersuggest.
If the topic generates less than 500 views a month in the United States, we don't want to publish it.
We want the following outline for any submissions:
Header 1 <H1> Title of Post
Heading 2 <H2> Questions or Sub-Topics
Paragraph <p> Answer the questions or briefly explain the sub-topic in paragraph form. No Fluff.
Heading 3 <3> Using Heading 3 and 4 for any lists you want to use.
Guest Post Tips
- You and I – use the words “you” and “I” to make the blog posts seem like a conversation. For example, “Don’t you hate it when people tell you that some things just aren’t possible? I know I do.”
- 3 sections – a blog post should be structured with 3 main sections: Introduction, body, and conclusion. By structuring every one of your posts the same way, your readers will know what to expect and it will make it easier to skim your content.
- Conclusion – the conclusion should be labeled “Conclusion.” The reason you want to do this is that roughly 8% of your readers will scroll down to the bottom of your blog post to read the conclusion. If they like the conclusion they will scroll back up and read the rest.
- Subheadings – the body should contain subheadings, that way it is easier for people to skim. The subheadings should describe what the section is about and if you can naturally place keywords within it, feel free to do so.
- Short paragraphs – try to keep the paragraphs less than 5 or 6 lines. It’s easier on the eyes, especially on mobile.
- Facts and data – use stats and data to back up your talking points. Feel free to reference other sites and link to them.
- Headlines have to be amazing
- End with a question – wrap up your conclusion with a question. People are more likely to leave a comment when you ask them a question.
Benefits of Guest Posting for Bloggers:
- Get organic traffic back to your site and grow your email list
- Have a quality do-follow link to your blog which Google loves. Branding is what Google wants and trusts.
- Continuously get traffic from our social media outlets
- Build authority and credibility
- Add “as seen on” badge (below) to your website to increase your expertise
- Write about whatever you want.
Benefits of Guest Posting for Non-Bloggers:
- Get exposure to your target audience
- Content marketing is one of the #1 ways to grow a brand
- Have a creative outlet
- Share your advice and tips with others
- Build authority and credibility as a writer
- Build confidence and join a community
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