To increase your chance of being accepted as a guest contributor, please read and follow the nine rules below.

Rule #1: We only post on knowledge-based or service-oriented articles. We do not publish overly-promotional material or articles with unverified information or statements. The aim of this blog is to provide good quality, actionable advice that would appeal to anyone who wants to learn better money management skills.

Rule #2: Don’t send us content that has been published elsewhere. Duplicated content doesn’t help us or our readers. If you want to increase your chance of being published, please submit a guest post that is original—for clarity, that means it’s not been published nor is it scheduled to publish on another online site, anywhere in the world.

Rule #3: Read our blog posts and avoid duplicating previously published content. If we’ve written about this topic in the past, then chances are we’ll reject your article unless it provides lots of new information or an updated (and verified) approach. The overall aim is to add good, fresh content to the personal finance dialogue.

Rule #4: Your article must be a minimum of 700 words.

Rule #5: Provide a target keyword(s) and a meta description (a short sentence or two that tells readers, and search engines, what your article is about). Ideally, you want a keyword that gets at least 100 or more searches per month (you can estimate keyword search volume by using the free tool on Wordstream tool). Keep in mind, the chosen keyword *MUST* be included in your article in the first one or two paragraphs, along with one or two additional mentions within the article. This ensures the post has a chance to rank on Google and get traffic for years to come.

Rule #6: Get the spelling and grammar right. Run your draft through Hemingway or Grammarly (or both) to ensure readability and correct pronunciation. Note: We use Canadian English (ie: UK-English).

Rule #7: Please format your guest post so it has headers and relevant links. A good example of the outline/format we like can be found here.

Rule #8: Don’t forget to include your bio and a headshot. While we appreciate the submission of any guest post, we also think you should be recognized for your expertise and effort—a short bio and headshot help us recognize your work and help readers connect with you.

Rule #9: For faster results, consider submitting your article using this form.