Thank you for your interest in writing for Survival at Home!
We’re currently looking for new staff writers. Whether you’re a seasoned blogger or a beginning writer, everyone has a story to tell, and we’d love to hear yours! Becoming a staff writer for Survival at Home is a great way to share your story with the world. Write out your thoughts, opinions, a tutorial or a compilation of great resources and have it featured on our blog and social media channels! You’ll get to meet new bloggers, gain new readers and grow your audience!
What We’re Looking For:
Survival at Home’s primary focus is self-reliance. We want our articles to be entertaining while also teaching readers how to be more self-sufficient wherever they are in life (and in the world). We look for posts that bring value to our readers and revolve around our five primary topics that all add to self-reliance training:
What We Expect
While we want your voice to be your own, we do have some expectations.
- Original Content – Posts must be original and new. We do not accept duplicate, curated, syndicated, or marketed (duplicated with minor changes) articles (we DO check). Post should be exclusively written for use on Survival at Home (i.e. not on your own blog, or as a guest post somewhere else).
- Focus – We ask that your articles be about one topic, and the article focus strictly on that topic. You should repeat the general theme a couple of times throughout the article in different manners. Keep the topic simple, but be as detailed about it as possible.
- Word Count – Posts should be between 1,000 to 2,500 words. Anything over 2,500 words should be broken into two separate posts that each fit in the guidelines.
- Proficient Writing Skills – Articles should require minimal editing and consistently use correct grammar and spelling.
- Monthly Quota and Deadlines – To be a staff writer for Survival at Home, we expect no less than 1 article per month. We don’t want any “One-and-Done” writers seeking merely to spread their links. We also expect articles to be “turned in” by a certain time so we can schedule them on our editorial calendar.
- Images – If you provide your own images, they must be images you took yourself, or images that carry a Creative Commons 2.0 license. If the image is a CC2.0, you must provide a link to the original image. You should provide at least two images – one that is 730×350 and one that is 735×1332. All images will be watermarked with the Survival at Home logo. (For examples of images, see this post: http://survivalathome.com/how-to-clean-cast-iron-cookware/) We prefer the same image for both sizes.
What You Should Expect
- Your article will be proofread and may be edited to correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.
- We will promote you by adding your social media and blog links to your author bio that will be shown at the bottom of your post.
- You will be asked to write a minimum of 2 posts per month. More articles may be accepted depending on our editing schedule.
- You will be asked to share the post link on your social media accounts at least once no later than 2 days after post goes live. Preferably several times throughout the week on various channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc).
- You will be asked to monitor the comment section on your post for at least one week and provide insightful replies to comments. We like to stay engaged with our readers.
- You will be allowed up to 5 affiliate links in your article. We do not pay our writers (yet), but we highly encourage them to use their affiliate links to monetize their articles.
- As our writing staff grows, there will eventually be room for advancement to the role of Editor – this will be a paid position, and seniority will be taken into consideration.
Advantages of Writing for Survival at Home
- Exposure for your byline and blog/website to approximately 100,000 visitors per month to Survival at Home!
- Widespread social media coverage to over 25,000 followers for your articles on our blog.
- Additional perks as we develop them.