Yes, we accept guest posts!
We're looking for articles from small business owners or managers like yourself, to publish on our fast-growing Small Business Rainmaker marketing blog. In return you get a short bio with a valuable back link to your website. You also get extra exposure through regular sharing of your post on our social media channels.
• Video marketing and video content
• Lessons learned from success or failure
• Personal struggles or business obstacles overcome
• Specific tips for your business niche
• Customer service tips
• Business process management
• Business systems
• Marketing and sales tactics
• Personal development practices that helped you in your business
• Pricing strategies
• Content marketing
• eCommerce sales growth
• Target marketing
• Business process improvement
• Personalized content marketing
• Protecting your online reputation
• Success and productivity habits
• Practical tips on how to get more customers
• Standard operating procedures
• Practical tips on how to start a business (from your experience or backed up with real-life stories and data)
• Visual content marketing, such as infographics, charts, videos, and slideshows
We prefer articles that stem from your personal experience as a business owner or manager which are helpful in nature. Prefer first-person point of view.
But if you're a freelance writer, we'll look at your work too. In this case, we like articles that establish authority in the small business marketing or operations niche. Include reputable statistics and sources to back up your points.
If you think it could help other small business owners, we want to hear about it!
Article length: Minimum 800 words, no maximum. We'll help with minor editing as needed. We'll supply images.
Original articles only. No duplicate content that's already been published elsewhere.
Must be good, high-quality English that doesn't require a lot of editing.
We reserve the right to edit as needed.
Articles accepted for publication become the property of the Small Business Rainmaker and cannot be published elsewhere without permission.
If you submit an article, we respond within 4 days to let you know whether or not we'll use it.
Links included in the article must NOT be promotional in nature and should support the topic. We do not allow links to home pages, landing pages, or sales pages and will automatically remove them unless we feel it's relevant. Links to blog posts, case studies, surveys, and white papers that support the topic may be permitted.
Anchor text for the back link must be relevant to the topic. For example, if the article is about "lead generation," you can't use "car dealer" as an anchor text.
We reserve the right to edit or remove, without notice, any links in the article.
Backlink URLs - Website URLs used in the article must have readily accessible contact information, including business name, physical address, and phone number. We only want to deal with real, reputable companies.
No sponsored posts please. We do not charge you to publish guest articles. However we don't accept sponsored posts (in which you pay for a link.)
Must submit a valid social media profile for yourself, not for a business. LinkedIn preferred but we also accept Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Head shot photo required. No stock or fake photos. (We check.)
Short bio required, up to about 50 words. You get one do-follow back link in your bio. The website URL in this link must contain business contact info including name, physical address and phone number.
Below are three examples that demonstrate how to write a relevant article without being promotional. You'll notice each author is contributing in their field of expertise, but the article is not about promoting their business.
To write for the Small Business Rainmaker marketing blog simply send your topic idea, outline, or synopsis to us via the Contact Us form at the upper right. Our editor will be in touch as soon as possible.
You're welcome to include the full article, too. To include the article, use a link to your article (such as on One Drive or Google Docs.)
Enter your details and topic suggestions (or article) below. We'll reply via email with additional details and instructions.
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The marketing tactics you shared with me took our small family-owned restaurant from zero at startup to well over $1 million annually. Honestly, I never expected to get to that level or do it so quickly. When we started out nine years ago, our accountant couldn't believe how well we were doing for a new venture. And we stayed at that level.
The best part is we did this on a shoestring budget, with no expensive newspaper or magazine advertising. And I manage to do it all in-house, with a personal computer and a small desktop printer. Thanks a million...literally!