Thanks for your interest in guest blogging on Living Abroad !
We want to provide a broad perspective about traveling and living abroad – and that's where you come in.
Check out some recent guest posts:
- 8 Hair-Raising Coffee Experiences Around the World
- My Expat Cost of Living in Granada Spain (Nick Hilden)
- Our Cost of Living: Sailing Around the World (Dana Greyson)
- My Expat Cost of Living in Muscat, Oman: Carrie Brummer
Share your expat experience with this online form (you'll be redirected to StorytellerMedia.ca – our company site).
General Guest Posting Guidelines
- Tone: The post should be helpful and friendly (not promotional).
- Length: Post length should be 1000+ words and include 3+ photos. We reserve the right to copy edit the post.
- Topic: Please let me know the topic you are considering before you write it. There are a few areas we avoid on this site (primarily religion and politics). See suggested topics below.
- Exclusivity: Contributed content must be unique. It cannot be copied from another site – or posted on another site after. Why do we require exclusivity? In a word: Google. When Google indexes the content, it will appear that one of us stole the content from the other. Either we both get penalized, one of us does, or the most recent post gets filtered from the search engines. If a guest post on our site is published somewhere else, we'll remove it from our site. The Google penalty isn't worth it.
- Write a Brief Bio: With your guest post, please include a 2-4 sentence bio that summarizes who you are and how that relates to your topic. Be sure to include the url of your site and your primary social network (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc)
Here's how we will promote your post:
- One backlink in the header or footer of each post
- Keyworded title and tags
- Promoted to our community via social and email.
- And, of course, our regular readers will check out your post.
Guest Post Topics
We are interested to receive guest posts on the following topics:
- Travel and expat life, from a single, couple or family perspective
- Real estate/ Tourism
- Saving money while traveling / living abroad
- Earning money while traveling / living abroad
- Specific city/region/country information
For ideas of how to structure your post, check out: 73 Blog Post Ideas
All posts must be centered around travel and expat life.
Things we want to hear about:
- What your kids think about your relocation plans
- Fun things to do in ____
- Why you sold all your stuff to move abroad
- How you quit your job for an 18 month sabbatical
- How to… (travel and planning articles)
- A travelogue of a recent trip to ____
- My cost of living in ____
Things we DON'T want to hear about:
- Religion or politics – regardless of your angle
- How to prevent toe fungus
- Why Forex Trading is best thing since sliced bread
- How to save on prescription drugs
- Why your company is the best company…
- Tips for repairing your fiberglass canoe
The Dreaded Rejection
While we receive many submissions, it isn't possible to publish them all. Submissions can be rejected for a number of reasons.
Reasons why your post may be rejected:
- Negative or confrontational tone
- Derogatory stereotypes
- Copied from your (or someone else's) blog – see Exclusivity above
- Covering topics that have already been done
- Overly promotional
If your post is rejected, you are free to publish it on your own site or guest post somewhere else.