Write a Guest Post for Boudie Shorts!

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

  1. 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.)
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Write a great title. It should be intriguing and tell me what topic the reader is going to learn.
  7. 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!)

  • This Guest Post Agreement (“Agreement”) is made and entered into as of date of signature by and between Molly Marie Photography, LLC the owner of staging.boudieshorts.com and You referred to herein as the (“Guest Writer”), setting forth the terms and conditions under which Guest Writer is to write a post for use on Website (referred to herein as “The Post”).

    1. Scope of Work

    Guest writer is to write one post or article, the post, for Website consistent of the Website’s theme. The Post will be 500 to 2000 words in length. The Post will include no more than 1 outgoing link (unless approved otherwise in writing) (not including the promotional byline described below) and will not contain affiliate links unless Website gives prior written approval. Website editorial staff reserves the right to edit the Post in any way it sees fit, before or after the Post goes live on Website. Website also reserves the right to add any of it’s affiliate links into the post if it sees fit. Guest Writer is to submit the Post and any accompanying photos, videos, and other audiovisual materials for review and approval to Website within 5 days of signing this Guest Post Agreement and submitting Guest Writers post via Website.

    2. Post Rights

    Guest Writer hereby transfers and assigns the Website all right, title, and interest in the post and in all photographs, pictures, drawings, videos, or other audiovisual components included in the Post in which guest Writer has an ownership interest. Guest Writer may not insert watermarks into photos, videos, or other audiovisual materials used in the Post. Guest Writer will not use any part of the Post or any pictures, video, or other audiovisual components contained therein to prior approval by Website, but which Website will not be permitted to remove from the Post. Website reserves the right to take down the Post at any time. Website will retain all rights to the Post, including but not limited to the right to repost the Post, unless the parties agree otherwise in Writing.

    Guest Writer hereby warrants to Website that Guest Writer is the owner of the copyright to the content of the Post and holds the right to use the pictures, video, and other audiovisual components included in the Post. Guest Writer warrants that the content of the Post is not libelous to any person or entity. Guest Writer agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold Website harmless from and against all claims, damages, losses, and expenses arising from any action by a third party against Website that the Post infringes a copyright or other proprietary right or is libelous.

    3. Promotion

    Website will notify Guest Writer via Guest Writers email on file when the Post goes live on Website. Guest WRiter agrees to promote the Post on it’s own social media platforms and email list if applicable to Guest Writer as follows:

    -At least 2 posts on Facebook
    -At least 1 Pin to Pinterest
    -At least 1 Post on Instagram
    -At least 1 Tweet on Twitter

    Website staff agrees to promote the post on it’s own social media platforms:

    -At least 1 post on Facebook
    -At least 1 Pin to Pinterest

    Website will also promote the article as it sees fit throughout the lifetime of Website’s business.

    4. Compensation

    Guest Writer will not receive any monetary compensation from Website in connection with or relating to the Post.

    5. Miscellaneous

    This agreement reflects the entire agreement between Website and Guest Writer regarding the Post.
    This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the States of Wisconsin and California.
    The Parties agree to submit to mediation for any dispute arising from or related to this Agreement prior to the filing a lawsuit for resolution of the dispute.
    The parties agree that any dispute arising from or related to this Agreement will be heard in the closest state or federal court to Molly Marie Keyser’s current residence. The parties agree to be subject to the jurisdiction of this court and hereby waive any objections to the jurisdiction of this court.
    If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed amended to achieve as nearly as possible the same economic effect as the original provision, and the legality, validity, and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected or impaired thereby.
    Neither party will be liable to the Other if Guest Writer is unable to provide the Post or promote the Post within the required timeframes, or if Website is unable to have the post go live or to promote the post within the required time frames, due to forces beyond the parties’ control, including but not limited to earthquake, tsunami, flood, volcano, internet outage, and web hosting service downtime.
    Written notices under this Agreement shall be delivered by email to mollymariegroup@gmail.com
    In the event of a dispute regarding the terms and provisions of this Agreement, the prevailing party in resolution of such dispute shall be entitled to the award of attorney’s fees and related costs in addition to any damages awarded or received in the resolution of such dispute.
    This agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be an original and all which taken together shall constitute a fully executed instrument. The parties shall be entitled to deliver their signatures on this Agreement by electronic signature via Website’s Website electronic signature system provided by Gravity Forms.