Life Wise Lady Submission Guidelines

***Please know that submissions are for guest posts only. Life Wise Lady does not pay for articles at this time.***

The Benefits of writing for Life Wise Lady:

  • You will get exposure to approximately 20,000 followers on my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and StumbleUpon accounts.  Articles published are in constant scheduled rotation and are included in weekly emails.

  • You will be given a link to your site at the beginning of the article and within your 150-word bio at the end of the piece.  Your bio will include your professional headshot.

  • You will also be given links to up to three of your social media accounts.

  • You will not be required to become a monthly or weekly contributor.  I know you have a business of your own to run!

  • Check out How to Feel Gratitude After a Disastrous Year as an example of what a published guest post looks like.

Please look at the content on this site before considering to submit your work.  Then, if you feel you are a good fit, proceed to the guidelines.

General Guidelines:

  1. Articles should be well-written, inspiring, and informative.  Posts need to be of interest to female entrepreneurs over the age of 40.  Topics include midlife startups, professional reinvention, work/life balance, finances, business travel, networking, email marketing, monetizing, business psychology, branding, franchising, social media, freelancing, public relations, technology, business strategies, best practices, etc.

  2. Actionable tips, resource lists, pros and cons, professional advice, numbered posts, and how to articles are preferred.

  3. Provide a catchy title.  Go to CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer for help.

  4. Use short 5-7 sentence paragraphs, subheadings, and bullets when you can.

  5. Submission of your post does not guarantee publication.

  6. Life Wise Lady does not publish content that is political or religious in nature.

  7. Keep pitches and sales talk to a minimum.  Please inquire about advertising your products or services or sponsored post rates if needed.

  8. Only send one article at a time and wait at least 3 weeks to hear back before inquiring or sending another article.  Life Wise Lady cannot guarantee a response to every submission.

  9. Life Wise Lady reserves the right to edit your work and bears no legal responsibility for its content.

Specific Guidelines:

  1. Only original content will be considered.  Your article should not have been published on your site or anyone else’s in the past.  I will check on this.  You may republish it only on your website 90 days after it has been published on Life Wise Lady.

  2. Your article needs to be 700-1000 words and submitted in the form of a Word doc.  Please do not send your post in the body of your email or it will not be considered.

  3. Do not include images or graphs unless they are critical to your post AND you own the rights to them.  Never use other people’s images, infographics, charts, etc.  If you do send your pictures that are critical to your work, you automatically give Life Wise Lady your permission to publish them.  You may include a link to a relevant Youtube or Vimeo video.

  4. You will need to create a Gravatar account if you don’t already have one.  Your author’s picture and bio will come from your Gravatar.  Please go to gravatar.com to set this up.  Your bio should not be longer than 150 words.  If you are not willing to create a Gravatar, please don’t submit your work to Life Wise Lady.

  5. Send your complete and edited post to jen.monks@lifewiselady.com with the subject line Guest Contributor.  Please include links to up to 3 social media accounts you want in your bio and don’t forget your Gravatar.  It is helpful, but not necessary to include any links to previous guest posts you have written for other sites.

  6. If your article is published on Life Wise Lady, please promote it on your social media accounts.  You may also include a link to it within the ‘as seen on’ section of your website.  Or you may use the Life Wise Lady logo below or the logo at the top of this page.

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Thank you.  I look forward to reading and reviewing your guest post submissions.

Are you a business expert who can help female entrepreneurs grow their businesses? Consider guest blogging for Life Wise Lady. You'll get exposure, a link, a bio, & a pic. It's a win-win. Check it out!