Are you a designer or developer with writing chops? Do you own a small business and think others would enjoy hearing your story or learning from your experience? Or are you a freelance writer interested in exploring topics of interest to our readers? If so, read on to learn how you can contribute to the GoDaddy blog.
What’s the GoDaddy blog all about?
We publish practical advice and inspirational content for aspiring and active everyday entrepreneurs and the web professionals who help them start, grow and manage their ventures.
For entrepreneurs, we focus on topics related to these four stages of their journey:
- Dream It: Nurturing the idea for a commercial, civic or creative project.
- Create It: Starting the project and creating brand assets, presence, and a first iteration of the product or service.
- Grow It: Implementing regular and repeatable processes, starting to market the offering, and increasing investment in technology.
- Manage It: Improving the efficiency of doing business on a day-to-day basis, including increasing productivity with more automation and better tools.
In addition to publishing content related to the four stages of the entrepreneur journey, we strive to educate and inspire entrepreneurs with content that addresses the three activities that span all four stages of the entrepreneur journey — connecting, energizing/empowering, and thriving.
For web professionals, we focus on topics related to:
… and lots more.
We also share real-world stories about everyday entrepreneurs.
What kinds of contributors are we looking for?
We’re looking for both freelance writers and guest contributors. What’s the difference? Put simply, freelance writers are assigned topics and compensated for their writing, while guest contributors are subject-matter experts who submit mutually agreed-upon original work.
What’s in it for you?
All authors (both freelance writers and guest contributors) get a byline on their articles, plus a dedicated author profile page.
Freelance writers, what should you expect?
Interesting topics. We want articles that give our readers new insights and ideas, and show them how to put those insights into practice. If they can learn from your experience, all the better. The blog’s editorial team both assigns specific article topics and accepts writer pitches — so if you’ve got a great idea that you think will appeal to our readership, send it our way!
Strong voice. Our blog’s editorial tone is fun and conversational, even a bit irreverent. We seek freelancers who can write with authority while keeping it real.
Deadlines. We love ‘em. We give our freelance writers ample time to complete assignments so we expect them to meet our deadlines and provide timely revisions. It’s only fair.
Robust, well-cited articles. We want posts that include practical examples and attribute sources where appropriate.
Fair compensation. The amount we pay for each article depends on a variety of factors, including article length and complexity and author influence. We pay per article.
Guest contributors, what should you expect?
At GoDaddy, we strive to publish content that is useful and informative to our readers.
Original work. All submitted work must be original (not syndicated/republished from elsewhere).
Trending topics. We’re looking for a fresh take on trending topics in your area of expertise. Write about what you know: your experiences, expertise and professional opinions (just be sure to cite sources where appropriate to support your claims). Pitch us your topic and we’ll let you know if it’s a good fit for our audience and editorial calendar.
No blatant self-promotion. We’re happy to include a few linkbacks to relevant related content on your blog or website, but guest posts should not include blatant self-promotion, link schemes, marketing or sales pitches.
Publish date TBD. If we accept your guest post, we’ll let you know when it will publish, based on our editorial calendar.
In all cases, we reserve the right to make edits to submitted work for content, formatting, style and tone.
If that all sounds good, fill out the form below!
Please note that due to the volume of submissions we receive, we may not be able to respond to all inquiries.