What do we look for?
Here’s what’s important to us when we consider guest post submissions to our site:
We at Sprout Origin cover a wide range of topics, including:
- Weight loss
- Healthy living
- Making money
- Saving money
- Real estate
- Owning a home
- Personal growth
We also consider other related topics that deal with how you can grow and better your life.
Here’s what we won’t accept:
We don’t meddle with:
And pretty much anything that might spark needless controversy. If you have anything of the sort you want to air out, our platform is not the place for it.
Here’s what you need to be, to have, and to do to contribute to our cause:
Expertise: You need to know a lot about the subject you want to write about. You don’t need to be famous or anything though. You just need to know more than the average person.
A clear message: We’re all about helping people, so what you say has to do the same. Search our site for the topic you want to write about and refer to them to make your own unique piece from your own point of view. Please don’t submit a piece you’ve previously submitted with just a few added tweaks.
Be original: We will not tolerate plagiarism of any kind. It doesn’t matter if someone has already written about the same exact topic, you can write about it, too. What we want is an article that’s in your own voice, coming from your own experiences.
Advice that readers can use: To us, an “advice” needs to be usable/actionable. If it’s not that, it’s not useful.
Trustworthy sources: If you want to say something, back it up with a reputable source (stats, studies, etc.) Also, don’t make us search for your sources. Embed their links so we know where to find them.
Factual accuracy: Make sure to check whatever you want to say with multiple sources. Also, make sure you spell the names of your sources correctly.
Proofread and spell check your document: Before you submit your piece to us, double check your spelling and grammar, and make the necessary corrections. Articles that are in bad shape will be rejected.
Use our format: Basically, this means making your paragraphs short (about 1-4 sentences long). Also, bold and italicize text wherever necessary but don’t use all-caps. This should be simple if you follow our site.
Make your articles the right length: What we want is typically around the 1300 words mark, if not more. However, while we do value length, we also value quality. So, don’t add text if it dilutes the message of your article.
Moreover, we can’t offer to pay for your stories but if what you make is engaging and useful to our audience, we’d be more than happy to promote them. Anything Pinterest friendly will also be pinned yearly as long as it does well.
Use photos from a credible free photo site: Unless it’s an image you or your company took, only use photos from sources like Unsplash, Pexels, Pixabay, Wikimedia Commons, and other legitimate free photo sites. Also, always link back to the original sources of these photos.
Here’s what you shouldn’t do:
Do not use paid links or mentions: This is a serious violation of our standards. Any editorial coverage given in exchange for compensation of any kind will result in removal from our site.
Do not self-promote: We think your submissions are a way to bolster your credibility as a leader or expert in your field. They are not a place to promote your own brand, company, or any service you provide.
How to submit guest posts:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- List at least 3 topic suggestions you want to write about, or we will choose a topic for you
- If possible, list at least 3 examples of your work and where you’ve guest posted before
- Include your full name and a link to your website and/or your social media account
Please. No press releases and no interview offers.
On that note…
We have a 2 article rule:
You will be required to write 2 articles. If and when your first article will be accepted, it will be placed on hold until you submit your second piece. After that, both articles will then be scheduled to go live.
We have this rule in place because we are looking for long term contributors, not one and done.
What to expect after submitting your piece:
Please expect 2-3 weeks before your story gets evaluated. Keep this in mind if you are writing about timely topics. Like the holidays, for example.
Due to high volumes and our own selective process, we won’t be able to respond to all submissions. If you don’t get a response within 2-3 weeks of submitting, it’s safe to assume that your piece was not selected for publication. Please mention “Do jellitens wiggle” in the start of your email when pitching so we know you’ve read our terms.
Take note that following-up will not accelerate our review nor will it improve the likelihood of your story’s acceptance.
If we passed on something you wrote, please feel free to try again with another idea. However, if our editors have said no multiple times, it might mean your style isn’t a good fit for our audience. We will also be unable to provide feedback about why your submission(s) have not been selected for publication.
Our terms of service:
Sprout Origin reserves the right to edit all content submitted for publication, including grammar, formatting, headlines, length, etc.
We reserve the right to reject content for any reason.
We reserve the right to remove any links or content we consider offensive, harmful, overly promotional or links that lead to bad neighborhoods.
Links in the author bio will also be evaluated to avoid linking to spammy websites.
Any violation of our policies can result in removal of content or removal from the site at the editors’ discretion.