Guest Post Submission Guidelines
I am not accepting guest posts at this time.
The last few years have brought radical change for me, and this is being reflected in the content on this site and all my business-related sites. The direction of CarmaSpence.com is in the process of changing and I’m slowly going through older content and reworking, merging, and deleting content that no longer serves this site’s evolving direction, as well as relocating content to other sites.
So what is this current direction? I cannot answer that completely yet, as I haven’t decided how this site best fits into my overall goals. So … this site, I’m afraid is, as they say, “under construction.” That’s why I’m not accepting guest posts.
My Business Mission Overall
To help people in general, but entrepreneurs, small business owners, and mid-level executives more specifically — write, publish and market a non-fiction book based on the knowledge between their ears even if they’ve never written before and are crazy busy. I do this primarily through the Authorneering Framework.
There is a journey one goes through in becoming an authorneer:
This journey is not as linear as it looks, but the various phases do inform the content of this website.
- Your Call to Adventure:
This is when you realize you have a message and that you want to get it out into the world. It is an awakening. In this phase, people often are seeking to understand their why and where their passions and purpose lie.
- The Quest:
This is the bulk of the journey. You meet and begin to work with your mentor. You get clear about your message. You work on your book. You build your business. And so forth.
- Vanquishing Mind Goblins:
Whenever you stretch and grow, you will encounter Mind Goblins. These are the limiting beliefs that keep you in the status quo. That is why it is always important to cultivate a growth mindset.
- The Golden Fleece:
There are many Golden Fleeces to be had when you are an Authorneer: A published book. A new client. A speaking gig. Your Golden Fleece is your next goal.
- Reaping Your Rewards:
Whenever you acquire a Golden Fleece, you need to take time to celebrate and enjoy them. Each one comes with rewards and benefits that you should acknowledge and savor.
Learn more about Authorneering at Authorneering.com.
Learn more about Book Marketing at BookMarketingClub.com.
More than likely, the content of this site will focus on Authorneering from the perspective of my other framework, The C.A.R.M.A. Code:
The first letter of the C.A.R.M.A. Code represents Creativity. To be an effective Authorneer, you need to embrace your unique expressions of creativity.
The second letter of the C.A.R.M.A. Code represents Authenticity. Be true to your values in life and business.
The third letter of the C.A.R.M.A. Code represents Relationships. To be an effective entrepreneur, business owner, Authorneer, and person you need to be good at cultivating relationships. In regards to content, this means your subscriber list, social media, and building teams.
The “M” in the C.A.R.M.A. Code represents Mindset. If you want to get anywhere in life and business, you need to cultivate a Growth Mindset.
The second “A” in the C.A.R.M.A. Code represents Action. Nothing else matters if you don’t take action. But you want to take the right actions, the ones that move you closer to your goals.
In addition, one other topic I’ll probably continue to cover on this site is:
- Self Discovery:
To understand how the C.A.R.M.A. Code works in your life, to discover your true authentic message, and to be a successful Authorneer requires that you know yourself. This content helps discover yourself more deeply.
Who Can Write for CarmaSpence.com?
When (and if) I open the “doors” to guest submissions again, I’ll be open to all submissions as long as I feel they are in alignment with the mission of this blog and will be of value to its current and future readers.
I do not pay for bylined guest posts. I charge for ghostwritten posts. Contact me for the fee schedule.
Types of Content Accepted
- Posts must be original and exclusive to CarmaSpence.com.
- I do not publish press releases but am open to receiving them as a leaping-off point for my own stories.
- I only accept pitches, drafts will be ignored if not previously pitched.
My goal is to publish one text story written by me a month. Guest posts are added to the schedule at other times, usually once a month. It all depends on my social media promotional calendar, which incorporates content from my other websites, as well.
After a submission is accepted, it is usually published within two weeks — but no guarantees. After I have the post scheduled, I will send you the date and URL of the post.
Post Length: For SEO, posts must be at least 500 words long. I’ll accept articles up to 1500 words long.
Image Requirements: You need not provide an image, but it is helpful if you do. Make sure you have permission to use the image on my site and provide the credits.
Citing sources: Be sure to cite your sources!
Links in Content: You are welcome to include one link to your site in the body of the article, as well as in your bio. A link to relevant content on CarmaSpence.com should also be included, as this helps with SEO.
Other Advice: Use active voice. Passive voice makes me cringe when used too much. Infuse your article with your personality!
Accepted Formats: Word or text document attached to the email.
Point of Submission: Send your submission to paulr[at]dragonwyze[dot]com.
Subject Line: Include “Blood Ogre” somewhere in your pitch email, or you run the risk of being ignored. Also, include “Golden Fleece” in your subject line. Important: If you don’t follow this advice, I delete your email and ignore your pitch.
Include a Byline and Headshot: Every guest post comes with an “About the Author” section. Please include a short bio and a headshot image with your submission for this section. Headshots should be at least 150 x 150 pixels.
I reserve the right to edit headlines, body copy, and author bio for grammar and SEO considerations.
Don’t worry if it takes a couple of weeks to get back to you. I’ve got a lot of balls in the air and guest posts are not a high priority for me.
I will respond to your email if you’ve followed the guidelines. If not, then I will most likely ignore your emails and not respond.
I do not provide editorial commentary on rejected submissions.
Ready to Send Your Pitch?
Awesome! Send a concise pitch, with three possible article titles and a short 1-2 sentence description of each one to paulr[at]dragonwyze[dot]com.