Writing Guest Posts for NAWSP
NAWSP Dance on the Glass Ceiling™ posts are written by people from all over the world, not just those within NAWSP. We love having experts from around the world write about their experience being a woman in sales. The person most familiar with the subject is in the best position to convey it, and the writers who contribute to our blog can help with brainstorming and editing as needed.
We update the main NAWSP Dance on the Ceiling™ blog a couple times every month. We generally publish:
**Compelling stories about Women Who Sell
**Tips and tricks for Women Who Sell
**Examples of how our members benefit from their NAWSP membership
We publish blog posts that explain the “why” behind the work we do at NAWSP. We want to show people that we're the industry leader with the best professional development for women who sell, and we use our blog to tell the stories behind that professional development.
When writing for the blog, follow the style points outlined in the Voice and tone and Grammar and mechanics sections. Here are some more general pointers, too.
Be casual, but smart
This isn’t a term paper, so there’s no need to be stuffy. Drop some knowledge while casually engaging your readers with conversational language.
If you're writing about data, put the numbers in context. If you're writing about a NAWSP member, give the reader plenty of information about the member's experience, environment, results, and values.
Get to the point
Get to the important stuff right away, and don’t bury the kicker. Blog posts should be scannable and easy to digest. Break up your paragraphs into short chunks of three or four sentences, and use subheads. Our readers are busy, and we should always keep that in mind.
Link it up
Feel free to link away from NAWSP if it helps you explain something.
Make 'em LOL
NAWSP is a fun organization, and we want our blog to reflect this. Feel free to throw in a joke here and there, or link out to a funny GIF or YouTube video when appropriate. Just don't overdo it.
Use tags and keywords
Add keywords that apply to your article. Look through existing posts for common tags. If you’re not sure if a word should be a tag, it probably shouldn’t.
Include images in your blog posts when it makes sense.
A few things to remember before submitting your guest post:
Article Quality: Articles should be a minimum of 800 words and should cover the topic in detail. Incomplete details are like half-cooked food; no one loves incomplete articles. We take quality as one of the major considerations in accepting guest posts. To ensure your article gets published, write a very original piece which is written specifically for the NAWSP audience.
Credit: NAWSP respects individual work and if your idea is derivative of someone else’s work, feel free to give them credit. The same goes for images that you use on your post. Please give credit where credit is needed.
Screenshot + Video: Images speak a thousand words. Add images to convey your message, but don’t add them just for the sake of it. If you are writing tutorials, take a screenshot. If you are writing conversational topics, use Flickr to find lively and related images.
If you are a video blogger, you can submit your video to NAWSP’s Youtube channel. Just create a video, drop me an email, and I will tell you how to submit videos.
Self-promotion: We allow genuine contribution and don’t allow any backlinks or anything of that sort. But you will get a chance to build a brand for yourself by contributing a post to NAWSP.
Copyright: We respect everyone’s work. In case we find out that you have copied a post from somewhere else, you will get an instant ban and immediate removal of all your blog posts and profile from NAWSP. Also, by submitting a post to NAWSP, you give us copyright ownership of the post. This helps us to deal with any DMCA related issues.
Comment: Comments are the conversations about your published article. Answer any queries related to your article via the comments. This will give you more exposure and help out your readers.
If you have read and understood all of the guidelines mentioned above, click the button below to submit a blog idea.