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Frequently Asked Questions
Calling all Real Estate Marketing Professionals and Writers!
We’re actively seeking articles about real estate marketing strategies, techniques, and creative ideas on our blog, The Website Marketing Pro.
How long should my article be?
It must be at least 1,000 words, and articles can be as long as 2,000 words.
Do you pay for submissions?
Unless you are a regular contributor (see below), we don’t pay for one-off or occasional submissions. However, we allow all writers to include a 1-2 sentence call-to-action (with a link) at the end of their article. You can direct readers to your website, your book or course, your newsletter, or even your YouTube channel. We’ve found this is a valuable way for authors, small business owners, coaches, entrepreneurs, social media influencers, and others to grow their following with our search authority.
Can I become a regular contributor?
We’re actively seeking contributing writers. These are fantastic writers who would commit to writing regularly for our website. This is a paid position; pay would depend on the work scope, time commitment, etc., but would range from $50-$100 per article.
If you would like to be considered for a regular contributor position, please submit a full article — something that would appear on our site — so we can get a sense of your writing. If there are other places where you’ve been published, include links to them. Please also include three additional ideas for articles that you could write (simply tell us the headline — no need to describe more). Make a note of your desire to become a contributing writer at the top of the Google document. After working with you on your first article, we will determine if we want to extend an invitation to become a contributing writer.
We use PayPal to send payment, so you must have a PayPal account. Payment is in USD, but you don’t need to be located in the United States to write for us.
What makes a strong article?
The best articles on The Website Marketing Pro have these things in common:
- They’re well researched and tested. They don’t speculate the details or include vague references to the author’s experiences. They have strong examples and paint a vivid picture to which real estate agents can relate.
- They dig beneath the surface. The advice isn’t clichéd or what we’ve all heard a thousand times already. It’s insightful and beneficial, empowering readers to understand the author’s suggestions and techniques while keeping the technical details on a layman level.
- The article builds to a clear message/lesson/call to action for readers, evoking an “aha!” moment.
- When applicable, they’re practical and actionable. Not all articles need a list of things to do; some are more powerful without one. But when the topic warrants exact action steps, it delivers.
- They have a strong, clear connection to marketing.
Can I include links within the piece?
Sure! But only include links that will be helpful to the reader. They can be links to relevant posts on your blog or any other website (the more reputable the source, the better). When you link to other posts on The Website Marketing Pro, that makes us happy. No affiliate or paid links.
Can I publish my article on my blog?
If you’re not a regular contributor, you may publish your article on your blog or Medium account. Please include a link to the original article on The Website Marketing Pro and say something like, “originally published on TheWebsiteMarketingPro.com.”
Any style guidelines I should keep in mind?
- Where possible, include numbered lists, bullets, and subheadings.
- Remember that for online writing, clarity and easy reading are essential.
- Use simple, everyday words rather than academic or formal language. Avoid overly promotional language.
- When applicable, include expert advice. Link to a study or expert source to help prove your point.
- Because we’re based in the U.S., we use American spelling (“color” not “colour”).
Will you edit my article?
We’ll edit it for content and clarity, doing our best to preserve your unique voice.
What about my author bio?
Please include a 3-5 sentence author bio at the top of your article. Author bios can be casual and fun, or they can showcase your expertise. Use the first person (“I,” “me,” “mine,” etc.).
- Any schools you earned a degree from
- Professional associations or other organizations you belong to
- Other publications or websites you have written for
- Your site (if any)
…and definitely include links!
What about my headshot?
A photo of you can appear with your article. Our system uses your email address to grab your headshot from Gravatar, so make sure to upload a photo there. Important: We need the email address associated with your Gravatar account; otherwise, we won’t be able to access your photo.
I just sent a post. Now what?
We deeply value your insights, and we’re thrilled that you’ve chosen to share them with us! We’ll be in touch within the next 3-4 weeks. We’ll email you, either way, to let you know if your article has been accepted or if we didn’t feel like it was the right fit for our website.
What should I do after my article is published?
We’d love for you to share it on social media. Sharing your article helps our community grow. We hope you’ll be active in the comments, responding to readers’ questions or thoughts.
Before you submit your article, please run through this checklist. Have you…
- Added your name, email address, and author bio to the top of your Google doc? You can also include links to your website or social media profiles (optional).
- Created a Gravatar profile? The email address you provide us should match the email address associated with your Gravatar account.
- Turned your post into an editable Google Doc?
If so, you’re ready to submit!
Please share your full article as a Google document with firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your contribution!
Here are a few ideas to consider; feel free to tweak or adjust. We also accept posts on topics not mentioned here.
107 Outside-the-Box Real Estate Marketing Ideas & Tips (With Examples)
200 Real Estate Marketing Ideas to get you more leads this month.
Real Estate Farming: How to Become the Go-to Agent in Your Neighborhood in 2021
7 Steps to Getting Leads as a New Real Estate Agent
The Ultimate Digital Marketing Plan for Real Estate Agents and Teams
The Top 6 Best Lead Magnets For Real Estate Agents & What Makes a Good One