Are you a portrait photographer who has knowledge to share with the Boudie Shorts community? I’d love to consider a guest post for the Boudie Shorts blog on the topic you know best!
Here are some of the awesome benefits to writing for the Boudie Shorts blog:
- Exposure: Your guest post will include a bio with a link back to your website or blog, so my readers can find out more about your work. I’ll also promote you and your post to my 30,000+ followers across all of of my social networks (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.), and I even send out the best posts to my email list.
- Establish Yourself as an Expert: Clients like to work with photographers who are experts in their field. Writing a post for one of the biggest boudoir education companies out there can help you show your clients that you really know your stuff. I’ll even give you a badge for your website, which you can choose to display to show that you are a featured contributor.
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Your website probably gets a huge percentage of its from traffic from Google and other search engines. This traffic will increase if you get more links back to your website. So, not only will the bio link send people directly to your site, but it also means that more clients will potentially see your work via Google (yes, even if they never come to the Boudie Shorts site to read your guest post! Isn’t SEO crazy?)
- Give Back: When you first started as a boudoir photographer, did people help you out along the way? Now is your chance to pay it forward by helping the other boudoir photographers learn a new skill.
- Future Collaborations: I work with dozens of other photographers throughout the year to do joint promotions. By writing a guest post for me, you’ll get on my radar as someone I should reach out to if I’m working on a cool project and you might be a good collaborator.
Ready to write? I can’t wait to read your submission! Here’s what I look for in guest posts…. IMPORTANT: Run down this checklist before you submit your post to me! 99% of the submissions I reject are turned down because the writer didn’t follow these rules.
- Your post has to teach the reader something about running a portrait photography business: running the business, marketing photography services, selling more/bigger packages, or shooting. The primary readers of your post will be other portrait photographers (glamour, boudoir, head shots, fashion, etc.). Posts should be written to them, NOT to potential photo clients. (Example: a post about why you should add boudoir services to your offerings might be great, but a post about why to book a boudoir shoot is not a good topic.)
- Pick one topic. Do not get too broad. “How to market your boudoir photography business” is way to broad for one post. Instead, think about “How to market your boudoir photography business with Pinterest” or even better: “How to market your boudoir photography business blog with Pinterest group boards.” Narrow is better!
- Include a story in your post. Be engaging and tell us about a time when whatever you’re teaching worked in real life. We want to know all about how you came up with this idea, your clients’ responses, etc.
- Organize the post. Do not ramble or repeat information. I recommend doing a brief outline before you write, so you know what you will be writing and make sure you hit all the steps/points in the right order.
- Make the post visually appealing. Break up long paragraphs, add headers, use bullet points or numbered lists, include images that highlight whatever you’re explaining, etc.
- Write a great title. It should be intriguing and tell me what topic the reader is going to learn.
- Include a 2-3 sentence bio at the end. Tell us who you are and link back to where readers can find out more about you.
Ready to submit your post for consideration? Use the form below! (Please note: I do not accept submissions via email, Facebook PM, etc. because it is too easy for messages to fall through the cracks. Please use this form!)