Thanks for your interest in writing for Zuziko! We’ve outlined our requirements below so you can know what we are looking for and the standards you must meet in order to write for us.
Our readers are interested in how to create websites, grow their online business or online presence, and improve on what they are doing with their website. We strive to provide relevant, helpful, easy-to-follow educational information to help our readers build, launch, and grow with their website.
What Kind of Content Do We Provide At Zuziko?
Our blog covers a variety of topics, the aim being to educate our customers on all things related to managing their WordPress website. Each week includes blog posts related to the following topics:
- WordPress Tutorials
- WordPress Guides
- WordPress Reviews
What Do We Look For in Guest Writers?
You must have a track record of producing great content and portfolio samples to prove it. We love writers who have expertise to offer. Are you well known in a certain niche? Can you tell a story or lessons learned from a personal experience that our readers could learn from?
Style and Quality Standards
Zuziko is a trusted source of content for both web pros and first-timers alike. We are sincere, helpful, and approachable and use a casual tone, similar to a trusted friend. You could consider us to be playful, but not silly.
- Your article should be helpful, informative, and provide on-topic value for our readers.
- Your article should be at least 800-1200 words. Up to 2000 words is great!
- Your article should be detailed. General topics don’t work well here. Our readers love articles with specifics of how they can accomplish something with or on their website. Provide specifics, examples, and illustrations when possible.
- Your article should be unique. Your article should be original and not published anywhere else. You can’t republish your article on your website, LinkedIn, Muse, or anywhere else.
- You should follow the best practices for online writing. Short paragraphs, shorter sentences, subheadings, bulleted lists, etc.
- Do use subheadings in the body of your article.
Guest writers will receive backlinks to their website as compensation. Any links you add to the article must provide added value for our readers, and shouldn’t feel “spammy” in placement. Your links shouldn’t go to our competitors or to companies (including your own) that offer similar services that would be in competition with what we offer.
You will receive no more than two links within the body of the article, plus one link in your bio. Your link shouldn’t be in the first paragraph. As appropriate, we like to include links to one of our products or blog posts.
What You Should Provide
- Your article draft and a proposed title.
- Provide photos or screenshots that enhance the article content and illustrate the content. Please note where these images should be placed in your article.
- We will create the header image. If you have an idea for the header image, let us know!
- If you already have metadata in mind, submit your article with a meta description and suggestions for the h1 and h2 tags.
- We will create an author bio for you on our blog. Please submit a square photo, 2-3 sentence bio, and the link back to your site.
1. Do You Have Some Example Articles?
We’re so glad you asked! Here are some recent articles similar to what we are looking for.
- A Comprehensive WordPress Security Guide (2019)
- How to Install WordPress on Windows Using Wamp
- Hostgator WordPress Cloud Hosting Review (2019)
- How to Setup GZIP in WordPress Without a Plugin
2. Will You Edit What I Write?
In short, yes. We will edit for style, grammar, etc, but for major edits or concerns, we will let you know.
3. Do I Need to Provide Images?
Please do! If you have photos or screenshots that enhance the article content and illustrate the content, please provide them. We will provide the header banner, but you should provide images that will go in the body of your article.
4. Can I Get a Link Back? What Can/Can’t I Say?
Yes, of course. Guest writers will receive backlinks to their website as compensation. See “link policies” above. As far as what you can and can’t say, your examples and backlinks shouldn’t go to our competitors or to companies (including your own) that offer similar services that would be in competition with what we offer.
5. Can I Repost the Content Later?
No. Your article should be original and not published anywhere else. You can’t republish your article on your website, LinkedIn, Muse, or anywhere else. After all, no one wants a Google duplicate content penalty. However, you can share (and overshare) links to the article. You can even write a short blurb and link to the full article on our website.
6. Will I Get Paid?
Guest writers will receive a link back to their website as compensation. You will not receive affiliate/referral earnings from purchases or conversions made via your blog article on our site.
Details You Should Know
We can reject or modify your post if it doesn’t meet our standards or content strategy. Once it’s on our site, we own it. We can use and reuse your article as we deem appropriate for our content strategy. We will review your article in detail and edit as necessary.
How to Submit Your Work
Draft your article in Google Docs and submit the link via email to email@example.com.