Requirements for Guest Posts on Talking Cents
This reference sheet outlines the guidelines to guest authors who wish to contribute articles to the Talking Cents Blog.
The subject of the articles must predominantly focus on personal finance education related topics. Also, the content of the article must benefit our readers. Article titles must be 160 characters or less in length.
Article must be a maximum of 600 words. Ensure that the article is not unnecessarily repetitive or verbose.
Talking Cents blog caters predominantly to a U.S. audience. Please keep guest article subjects and sources relevant to a U.S. audience.
American Consumer Credit Counseling will have the ownership to the post. The guest author will get the due credit for writing the article and is allowed to showcase their article.
The guest authors will have to submit a draft article to suggest or request revisions/deletions/additions depending on how well the advice or information conforms to our normal counseling advice and personal financial educational materials. Only once the revisions are agreed upon by both parties we will post the article to Talking Cents Blog.
Once the guest author submits the draft article the Education team will review the article internally and submit the changes to the author within three to five working days. Once agreed the article will be posted. As our blog calendar is created in advance, guest blogs may not be posted until the month after finalization.
Links in the Article:
No more than 3-4 links and should be included in the article. The links used need to be connected to specific resource. Links contradictory to the services ACCC provides should not be included. Please remember the audience for Talking Cents is mainly local and concentrated in the United States of America. Therefore, any links in the article should be relevant to a US audience.
Guest Author’s Bio:
No more than 1-2 out of the total links in the article should be connected back to the author’s site. One of the links can connect to the writer’s credentials or the author’s biography and the other one can connect to their organization’s webpage. This way the readers can determine that the content of the article is trustworthy.
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). Authors must include with their submission a short author bio that links to their website or other verifiable information. To be published, submissions must meet Talking Cents’ editorial guidelines. If interested, the Talking Cents team will respond promptly to discuss a timeline for featuring your article on the blog. Because of the volume of submissions, we cannot guarantee a response to every author.
Thank you for your interest!