Guest Post / Vlog
May I submit a guest blog post or video to TravelisLife.org?
Yes – if you're a travel writer or video creator looking to expand your portfolio and build an audience through publishing on reputable publications like TravelisLife.org.
Yes – if you have something of value to teach a worldwide audience of travelers, but don't have your own outlet to publish the information.
No – if your primary purpose of submitting a guest post is to earn a dofollow link back to your website.
No – if you're looking to advertise your products or services through a guest post or video. You should instead contact me about Advertising.
What are the requirements for guest blogging on your site?
1) First and foremost, you must provide VALUE to my readers. Teach us something new. My worldwide audience of travel enthusiasts love to learn about the world through your experiences as a traveler.
2) Your agenda is not to sell anything to my audience. A guest submission is NOT an advertisement.
3) Written in English. As of now I'm only accepting guest blog posts and videos in English.
4) Proofread and grammatically correct writing. Take the time to proofread and edit your post before submitting it here. No-one's perfect, and I make mistakes too, but if it's obvious that you're submitting a first draft, it's not going to make it onto the site.
5) Quality original content that tells a story, teaches a lesson, or provides value to my audience in a way that isn't easily found online. I'm after quality over quantity in regards to the type of content I publish on my website and video channels.
6) Minimum 2500 words. While I do make exceptions to this rule for valuable shorter posts (feel free to contact me about it), in general Travel is Life caters to longer in depth posts.
7) Simple HTML formatting and hierarchy. The best blog posts are formatted in a way that's easy to read, navigate, and scroll through to find information quickly. This means your post title will be the only h1 tag and your subsections can be divided into h2 and h3. Please limit your other formatting tags to strong, italics, unordered lists, numbered lists, blockquotes, href links, and img. No divs, spans, or custom code because it's important that all posts conform to a standard visual layout that displays well on all devices. Is that confusing to you? Don't worry about it! I'll help you format your posts correctly if it's clear that you've done your best to organize and prepare your content.
8) At least 5 images. Photos go a long way in telling stories and sharing information. Guest posts are required to submit at least 5 original images along with their posts.
9) Post publish engagement. After your post is published, readers are going to want to comment and engage with you. It's expected that you subscribe to the comments for your post and actively engage with your readers or answer any questions they have about what you wrote. Easy enough right? Most likely you'll be excited to engage with this new and active audience.
May I publish the guest post on my blog too?
No, you are not allowed to republish the blog post you write for Travel is Life anywhere else. All submitted posts must be original content that is written specifically for our publication. This means no moving paragraphs around and regurgitating old blog posts, and no re-posting the article anywhere else after it's published here, including on your own site. I monitor this with special software that detects if the content is plagiarized, duplicated, or published elsewhere on the web. I am STRICT about not having duplicate content on this website. I encourage you, however, to write a brief description of the article you write for Travel is Life and then link to the original post on TravelisLife.org from your website or social media.
What should I write about?
Do I get paid for my post?
The short answer is… sometimes. Contact me for more information about paid content versus guest submissions.
Where do I include a link to my blog or website?
Links to your blog or website will appear in your About the Traveler section next to or below your blog post. This section will have your name, photo (headshot), URL, and a 160 character mini-bio.
How do I submit a guest blog post?
I accept guest blog posts on a case-by-case basis, so contact me first and let's have a conversation before submitting your posts. You can reach me at [email protected].
Do you edit my guest blog post?
I will do a couple rounds of review to catch any potential spelling, grammar, or punctuation mistakes. I also may edit the formatting slightly to adhere to a consistent layout across all our posts. Lastly, on occasion I may alter your title to create something more exciting or enticing to read. However, with those few exceptions, I will generally leave your blog post as-is.
Who owns the copyright to my blog post?
By submitting your guest blog post, you're giving Travel is Life exclusive ownership, copyright, and publication/syndication rights. This means that your post cannot be published anywhere else including your own site.
How do I get started?
If after reading all that, you're still interested in submitting a guest post to Travel is Life, please e-mail me at [email protected].