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Submit a Guest Post – Guidelines for Your Money Geek

Your Money Geek was founded with a mission to make personal finance fun and provide a judgment-free place to help readers reach their financial goals.

Before submitting a post or pitch for a guest post, please familiarize yourself with our guidelines and with our site.

Who we are: Your Money Geek is all about making personal finance fun. We jokingly say that we are a personal finance website for people who are not personal finance “junkies.’ Our readers range from the more sophisticated to those that are just starting and looking to have a few bucks left over after all the bills are paid.

Who can write for us?

Your Money Geek accepts both free guest posts and sponsored content.

Who can contribute free content?

  • Non-Corporate Blogs
  • Independent Authors
  • Insiders

Your Money Geek accepts free guest posts from bloggers and authors as well as The Money Mix Insiders. We do not accept guest posts from freelancers or content marketers looking to build links to their clients. In other words, if you don’t own the blog or are employed by the company, you are looking to promote, then we most likely won’t accept a post.

Additionally, please don’t send us pitches to review your infographic, we are not interested in linking to them. 

Sponsored Content 

Guest posts on behalf of corporate blogs or websites or posts that are written to lead readers to purchase a product or service would be considered sponsored. Blogs owned by insurance companies, lenders, lending sites, advisors, robo-advisors, credit cards, lawyers, real estate agents, etc. would all be considered sponsored.

If you are interested in securing a sponsored post or other advertising opportunities send me a message here; I will send you our current pricing and media kit.

How to Pitch a Post

  1. Please do not start your pitch with a fake compliment. I’m not sure who started this trend of insincere flattery in guest post pitches, however its a huge pet peeve of mine, which I complain about publically often. So if you hit me with a gushing love note, and then I go on social media and find out were not even BFF’s I’m going to be sad and also promptly delete your email.
  2. Identify what blog or website you write for, if you try to conceal who you are, I am going to assume you are a spammer and delete your pitch.
  3. Visit our about page and familiarize yourself with the topics that we cover.
  4. Make sure you offer a few topic ideas that make sense for both my site and your blog/brand. If your brand is about graphic design, then I would expect a post related to graphic design, not how to save money on insurance.
  5. While not necessary, it’s nice to offer something in return, such as helping to promote the post, a reciprocal opportunity to post on your site, or linking to the post from your press page. (Offering something is waaay better than a sleazy fake compliment)
  6. Put Your Money Geek is Awesome in the subject line, so I know you have read and agreed to our terms.
  7. Send pitches to Michael [@] YourMoneyGeek [Dot] Com

Content Guidelines

  1. All posts must be original and unique content (You may not publish the post on your site or elsewhere after publication)
  2. We ask that you write a minimum of 1.5K words and prefer longer.
  3. All posts must cover the approved topic in detail and add value to the reader
  4. Please spell check your work,
  5. Included a short bio indicating why you are expert or qualified to speak on the subject matter

Style

Use MLA Style Capitalization Rules for all Titles (H2, H3, H4, Etc)

  1. Capitalize the first word of the title/heading and any subtitle/subheading
  2. Capitalize all major words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns) in the title/heading, including the second part of major hyphenated words (e.g., Self-Report not Self-report)
  3. Capitalize all words of four letters or more.

Please Italicize the Following:

  • Blog names
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Movies
  • Newspapers
  • Podcast series
  • Television shows
  • Web publications (e.g., SalonSlate)

How to Send an Approved Post

Please send all posts in either a Word Doc or Google Doc; you may either send an HTML version or standard text. Please send any photos in a separate attachment.

Fine Print

Any guest posts you submit to Your Money Geek will become the property of Your Money Geek LLC. By submitting a guest post, you give Your Money Geek permission to syndicate and/or distribute the post across partner blogs and sites, social media, and editorial sites.

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