Write for us on WordPress and digital marketing.
TerraMedia is looking to offer more content to help our readers. We would love for you to contribute! We want to help small business owners get the most out of WordPress and its extended community of plugins and themes so that it can support their digital marketing efforts.
Do you love to write? Do you have a blog? Or are you a developer or designer with WordPress or digital marketing experience and knowledge? Then why not write for us and share your knowledge and skills with the world? We would love to hear from you!
How does it work?
To become a contributor to TerraMedia and write for us, please follow these steps:
- Writing an article: Choose a topic based on the guidelines laid out below. We are pretty flexible!
- Getting published: If your article meets our requirements, we will publish it. Please note, we might edit it.
If you want to become a featured contributor on TerraMedia please read and review all of our guidelines. Articles that don’t comply with our guidelines may not be published.
Guidelines & requirements for guest posts
We want to provide content that helps the small business community, and to that end, it is all about quality. Complying with our requirements and guidelines will increase your chances of your content being featured.
We require a minimum of 1000 words per article, however, we don’t want wasted words thrown in to help push your word count up. To that end, we suggest aiming for 1,500-2,000 words (or more if it makes sense). If your article has lots of pointless filler text, it likely won’t be published.
We may make exceptions to this if your article is about something super unique or adds value to existing articles on our website.
New content, please
If your content has already been published on another site, even a personal blog, we can’t use it. We are happy for you to write on a topic that has already been covered on TerraMedia, but we are ideally looking for a new perspective on the topic. Just make sure that your article is original and if you quote another article or author, include the credit. We check for plagiarism and won’t publish plagiarised articles.
Reference your work
If you make any claims in your article, provide references to sources that back it up, including the URL to the source where the claim can be verified. You must also cite your sources for any references to studies or any other data from external sites.
For example, if you say that Hubspot recommends something, include the link to the Hubspot article where the recommendation can be found.
All citations must have a link within the article content where the reference occurs. We don’t require a reference list at the end of the article unless offline sources are referenced. Offline sources should be referenced at the end of the article. We are flexible with end of article referencing styles as long as the reference includes the title of the work you are referencing, where it appeared, and the author or presenter.
Any articles containing unreferenced claims will not be published.
You are free to include links to your website, blog, plugin etc within your article so long as they are relevant to the article content.
All external links will be reviewed and may be removed if they are not providing value to readers or if they are in any way malicious, scummy, spammy, misleading etc. If there is a specific link you want to have included, feel free to send it through for review before you start on the article.
All links within the article content will be published as do-follow links.
We reserve the right to change or update article links at any time for any reason.
If possible, please include at least one relevant image with your article that can be used as a feature image. If possible, please also include any other relevant images to go with the article. This is especially true if your article is a how-to or tutorial article.
Articles talking about how to do something must have appropriate screenshots to help readers understand how to do the thing the article is talking about.
How-to and tutorial articles without sufficient screenshots will be rejected.
Please include the source link for all stock images and any other images that are not created by you.
By providing images with your article, you are confirming that we have permission from the image creator to use the image. If that person is not you, you are confirming that we have their permission.
We may source additional images to include at our discretion if we feel more are required.
Editing and updates
The submitted article and/or article title may be edited before publication at our discretion.
The submitted article may be edited in the future to keep it current and continue to provide value to readers. You are under no obligation to provide updates to the article.
We can publish your articles with your bio, or under our generic author accounts.
We will publish all articles using a generic author account and without a bio unless you explicitly ask us to include your bio and you provide it with your article.
Permissions and copyright
When you submit an article to us for publishing, you are providing us with express permission to publish it on our website and you are confirming that you have the right to give us that permission.
If we learn that your article is in violation of any copyright or that you did not have the right to give us permission to publish it, it will be removed.
Article types and topics
The content of your article must:
- Be connected to WordPress (either WordPress.com or WordPress.org) or digital marketing.
- Be helpful or provide a benefit to our audience and the small business community.
- We do accept related topics such as design tips, SEO, performance optimisation, security, ads, CRM tools and so on, as long as it remains related to WordPress or digital marketing.
Article types can include (but are not limited to):
- How to guides
- Plugin Reviews
- Theme Reviews
- Case Studies
- Tips & Tricks
How to submit your article for review
Please use our article submission form on this page to pitch your ideas.
One of our editorial team will get back to you to discuss. If it ticks all the boxes, you’ll be featured in no time!
Ready to submit your article idea?
Please ensure you have read everything on this page and then fill out the form below.
We currently charge a flat fee of USD $20 per article except where negotiated otherwise which includes all editing and formatting for our website.
If your article is approved, we will send a PayPal invoice to the email address you provided.
What happens next?
Once we receive your submission, we will review it.
We will get back to you to confirm if your topic is a good fit for our audience or not, and if there is any issue with the link you want to include.
If everything is good, we will ask you to send your article through.
If not, we’ll let you know.
While we aim to respond to guest post enquiries within 2 business days, it may take us longer from time to time.
Once you send your article to us, we will review it and let you know if any changes are required.
If no changes are needed, we will schedule it for publishing.
Once your article has been approved, we aim to schedule it within 2 weeks from the date of approval, but this time frame is NOT guaranteed.
We will confirm the scheduled date of publication with you once your article has been scheduled.
Generally, we do not accept deadlines for article publication.
If you would specifically like to see your article published by a certain date, please let us know at least 3 months in advance of the date you would like it to be published before and there is a high probability that it will be published before that date.
If you would like your article to be published on a specific date, please discuss the reasons with us and we will consider it. Please ensure you contact us at least 3 months in advance of the date.