Here at GoDaddy, we feature industry experts and writers from a variety of backgrounds:
- Designers and developers
- Small business owners who want to share their experiences
- Freelance writers interested in exploring topics for our readers
If this sounds like you, we’d love to feature your writing on our blog.
What are we looking for?
We publish practical advice and inspirational content for aspiring and active entrepreneurs, as well as knowledge from experienced web professionals willing to hand off knowledge to emerging freelancers.
So, what type of content are we focusing on?
We strive to educate and inspire entrepreneurs with content that addresses the needs of both the growing and the established business owners — connection, empowerment, and motivation.
Our entrepreneur-focused content includes how-tos, tips and tricks, community building and deep dives into topics relevant to today’s small business owners.
For web pros:
Our web pro content aims to be actionable tips and tricks to share with our audience of web designers and developers, marketers, SEO gurus — people we call Makers of the Web.
Our Makers offer a glimpse of what they do with technical blog posts. That content typically includes screenshots and step-by-step instructions for completing a task.
What kinds of contributors are we looking for?
We’re looking for both freelance writers and industry experts. We want contributors who are thorough in their research, understand the needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs, and can tell a story.
What’s in it for you?
All authors get a byline on their articles, plus a dedicated author profile page. The GoDaddy blog has great site authority and gets a lot of organic traffic, so there will be eyes on your articles.
Writers, what should you expect?
At GoDaddy, we strive to publish useful and informative content for our readers.
Interesting and trending topics. We want articles that teach our readers how to put your insights, ideas, and experiences into practice. 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! We’re always looking for interesting takes on trending topics.
Strong voice. Our blog’s editorial tone is fun and conversational, even a bit irreverent at times. 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. In return, we provide timely compensation.
Robust, well-cited articles. We want posts that include practical examples and attribute sources where appropriate. Ideally, you’ve read what’s ranking well already on Google for the topic.
Fair compensation. The amount we pay for each article depends on a variety of factors, including article length, complexity and author influence. We pay a flat fee per article.
No blatant self-promotion. We’re happy to include a few linkbacks to relevant related content on your blog or website, but articles should not include blatant self-promotion, link schemes, marketing or sales pitches. All of our links are “nofollow” by default.
Original work. All submitted work must be original (not syndicated/republished from elsewhere).
Publish date TBD. If we assign you an article, 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, and all submitted work is the sole property of GoDaddy.
If that all sounds good, click this link to fill out the form!