Guest Posting Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in writing a guest post for OneHourProfessor.com.

General guidelines

  • Write a post that is extremely useful and showcase your expertise.
  • Start with an intro paragraph followed by a few bullet points summing up the main points of your article so the reader knows what to expect.
  • Use examples to clarify your points.
  • Offer fresh content that has not been published before. Recycled content WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Send me a pitch only if you are a blogger with your own blog.
  • Ensure that your post does not violate any copyright laws.
  • If your post does not follow the guidelines, you may not receive a response from me.

How to inquire about guest posting

Send an email to Ron(at)OneHourProfessor(dot)com with a subject line (all in caps): GUEST POST INQUIRY. If I feel like you are a good fit, I will contact you within 1-3 business days.

  • Tell me briefly who you are and what website you own.
  • State what your overall social media following is.  For example, “My brand has an estimated 50,000 followers across all social media platforms”.
  • State the title of your proposed post.
  • Outline the topic with bullet points.
  • Include 1 or 2 links to other OHP articles that you will use to supplement your points.
  • Tell me why OHP readers would benefit from your post.
  • Add a couple of links to your best posts.

The process

Once I’ve accepted your post proposal, please send me a word document via email. Also attach any images that are part of the post. Please don’t be upset if I recommend a change, I want my readers to enjoy the post.

Your post must:

  • Have an introduction that attracts interest and makes the reader want to read further.
  • Use headings, subheadings, bold font for key sentences and bulleted lists so it is easy to read.
  • Have a call to action for readers after the conclusion.
  • Be 1,000 to 2,500 words long.
  • Have links to at least 2 posts already published on my website.
  • Have an author bio at the end (50-70 words). You can link to your blog and a product of yours that is offered free to OHP readers You can do this directly in the Word document. .

A sample author bio is:  Ron Stefanski is a college professor turned entrepreneur and blogs at www.OneHourProfessor.com, a blog about creating and marketing online businesses. You can grab his free website marketing course by clicking here.

  • Have a title that people will want to click. Put some thought into the title because if it stinks, your whole article will never be read.
  • Offer links to a few suggested images in your pitch email. A good source of images are at Pixabay and Wikimedia.

DO:

  • Carefully edit and proofread your post.
  • If you want an image for your post, it has to be 650px(wide)x433px(tall). Realize the image will go on the top of the post like you see here. Make sure to send the image as an attachment with your post, don’t include the image in the post itself.
  • Be prepared to respond to my feedback about your article in a timely manner over the next few days.
  • Once published, share the link to your guest post on your social media channels.  It’ll help others see what an authority you are!

DON’T:

  • Change the font or the font color, or use <span>, or <br> tags.
  • Include affiliate links.
  • Attach images to the post.

Thanks again for your interest in guest posting. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Note: I retain the copyright of all material published on OneHourProfessor.com. A guest poster cannot republish their guest post elsewhere; it must remain unique to OHP.