I’m currently offering opportunities for fellow independent bloggers to guest-post on Indie Traveller.
Guest posting is a great way to get your name out there. In exchange for a high-quality post on a subject you’re knowledgeable about, you’ll be able to link back to your own blog in the author bio, as well as within the body text (so long as the link is contextually relevant). I’ve done much guest blogging myself, and now want to start offering this to other bloggers as well.
Okay, so a couple of rules:
Non-promotional. It’s okay to link back to your (independently authored) travel blog, but please no promotion of products or services including travel gear, tours, companies, apps, etc. Only guest posts from genuine travel bloggers will be accepted—strictly no SEO agencies or digital marketers.
Personal experience. The experiences described must be yours. Researched articles will not be accepted.
Quality. Any writing should be substantive and at a similar standard as what you’d post on your own blog. No leftovers from your old drafts folder please 😉 In order for guest posting to be mutually beneficial, it’s important that any posts are of high quality.
Topics I’m looking for
- Anything insightful about (places in) Southeast Asia or Latin America
- ‘How to spend several days in…’ Bangkok / Siem Reap / Luang Prabang / Lima / Mexico City / etc. etc. (pick any city of interest). Suggest some things to do that aren’t already in the top 10 on sites like TripAdvisor.
- Stories about specific islands / regions / provinces within a country (and why anyone should visit)
Not looking for
- Packing tips, travel gear, general travel how-to, financial advice, motivational stories, anything about Africa / Europe / North America. (There’s nothing wrong with these topics, but they’re mostly ones I’m looking to write about myself.)
To ensure guest posts work for the both of us, it’s best to pick a topic that’s somehow related to what’s on Indie Traveller already. This makes it easy to link between posts, keep posts in my social media queues, and will make your guest post show up in the ‘related posts’ widget. Countries I’ve covered before are especially ideal, as are countries like Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica and Malaysia, which I’ve not covered before but which are easily linked to some of my established content.
Pitch your post idea to me in an e-mail and let me know of any writing you’ve done before, and we can take it from there.
Again, as a reminder, this is not for sponsored links. Commercial entities are welcome to contact me about paid promotional possibilities, but this particular opportunity is for members of the travel blogging community only.