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IndustryDev is a growing online source for blog posts, articles and interviews in the web design and digital image space. We have a true passion for the field we’re in and would love to include our community into the success of what we do every day.
We are constantly on the lookout for new writers to join our purpose, so if you’re interested in contributing, or guest posting, to a dynamic and cutting edge publication, please let us know. What we primarily look for in authors is passion, an eye for detail, expert knowledge in a field and an undying love for writing.
In order for us to consider you for contribution, you should have a strong background in your specific topic, whether it be coding, server administration, photography, image editing or one of the other categories we have listed above. But even beyond having the background we seek, you should have an uncanny ability to explain your topic to beginners and experts alike. Our goal is to have a website visitor smile when they finish reading your article and to bookmark it for later. That’s how good we’d like your writing to be.
Does this sound interesting to you? If it does, please send us an email and with it, include a few things:
– Send us some sources of what you’ve done on the web. Please be specific. We suggest a minimum of three URLs that will lead us to previous work, where you can show off what you’re all about.
– What are your ideas? We’d love to talk about how you might best contribute with regards to your interests. Do you have a method or a structure that you like to follow? Is there something that you absolutely love to talk about? Let us know.
– Have you already written something? If you have a rough draft of what you’d like to see on IndustryDev, send it over in plain text. We can go over it together to decide if it’s ready to share with the world.
As a note, we are quite selective on the posts we receive. At a bare minimum, each article’s length should be anywhere from 2500 – 3000 words. It should also be written at the 8th grade reading level and not exceed the 11th grade reading level. While we understand this is a stringent requirement, it virtually eliminates sub-par content and almost guarantees the quality we’re after for this website.
What are the benefits to you? Each guest author will receive their personal author page on IndustryDev, as well as a link back to their personal or business blog or website in their bio at the bottom of each post. Of course, we’ll need to review the quality of the website we’ll be linking to, but you get the idea. Also, we’d be happy to include “related post by this author” links at the bottom of your posts as well. We want you to feel just as good about writing for us as we feel about having you. Lastly, we’re more than happy to review and edit what you’ve written, if necessary. We learn and write for a living, so it’s not a problem to share in what we’ve discovered through the years as it relates to compelling content.
Again, thank you for taking the time to consider contributing to IndustryDev. We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully working with you for many years to come!
Some Background On Guest Blogging
Many guest bloggers feel as though the reward for posting to someone else’s website is in the experience they have in doing so. They receive exposure through the website they are posting to as well as the search engine benefits that stem from the link that’s included in their bio at the end of each article. Although the personal link is important to many, it’s not as critical as one might expect. Consider being asked for repeated, weekly, appearances on a widely popular television show. Eventually, you’d make a reputable name for yourself. Think of Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz. Both gentlemen were relatively unknown until they appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show. It was their repeated guest appearances with Oprah that led to the fame they enjoy today.
An effective guest blogger understands that with a sustained and professionally groomed effort, a name will eventually be made for themselves. Think of a post as an advertisement that rivals anything else that’s been published in a specific niche. Successful and popular authors remember to always make their best impression when guest writing because one can never be sure who will read what they’ve written. At IndustryDev, we don’t ask for ghost writers to write under our name; we ask for real people to write under their own names. An insightful and carefully crafted article that clearly teaches readers something useful is the best advertisement of deep knowledge and understanding someone can get. When a searcher lands on a page that’s been expertly written and that page answers their questions and keeps them coming back for more, they’ll spend the time to discover who wrote it.