Requirements for Guest Posts on Talking Cents
Authors interested in submitting an article for publication on Talking Cents must conform to the following criteria.
The subject of the articles must predominantly focus on personal finance related topics or be directly related to the subject’s effects on financial health. Also, the content of the article must benefit our readers by providing information that allows for enhanced personal financial management.
The article must be a minimum of 750 words. There is no maximum, but the article should not be unnecessarily repetitive or verbose.
American Consumer Credit Counseling will have ownership of the post for purposes of reposting or archiving. The guest author will get credit for writing the article and is allowed to showcase their article, share it on social media, and include it in their professional portfolio.
Guest authors will submit a draft article to allow for suggestions or requests for revisions/deletions/additions depending on how well the advice or information conforms to ACCC’s normal counseling advice and personal financial educational materials.
Once the first draft has been submitted, the Education team will review the article and submit the changes to the author within three working days. Once the article is finalized it will be posted within five business days or on an agreed upon date that maintains the article’s relevance and timeliness.
Links within the Article
No more than 3-4 links should be included in the body of the article. The links used need to lead towards specific resources that are related directly to the content or provide context necessary to fully understanding the topic.
Guest Author Bio
No more than 1-2 links in the article should lead back to the author’s site. One of the links may connect to the writer’s credentials or the author’s biography and the other may connect to their organization’s web page. This will allow readers to determine that they can trust the content and potentially follow or read more from the guest author.
If you’re interested in submitting an article to Talking Cents…
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the name of your organization or website, and a description of your article idea(s). If interested, the Talking Cents team will respond promptly to discuss a timeline for featuring your article on the blog.
Thank you for your interest!