Thanks for your interest in guest blogging on GringosAbroad!
We want to provide a broad perspective about traveling and living abroad – and that’s where you come in.
Check out some recent guest posts:
- My Life in Ecuador: Linn Vermilion Smith Living in Pakakuna Gardens, Quito
- The Real Estate Market in Ecuador: Time to Invest?
- Banos Ecuador: Luxury, Adventure, and an Active Volcano
- 7 Types of Ecuador PR Visas (Permanent Resident)
Share your expat experience with this online form.
- Tone: The post should be helpful and friendly (not promotional).
- Length: Post length should be 1000+ words and include 3+ photos. We reserve the right to copy edit the post.
- Topic: Please let me know the topic you are considering before you write it. There are a few areas we avoid on this site (primarily religion and politics). See the suggested topics below.
- Exclusivity: Contributed content must be unique. It cannot be copied from another site – or posted on another site after. Why do we require exclusivity? In a word: Google. When Google indexes the content, it will appear that one of us stole the content from the other. Either we both get penalized, one of us does, or the most recent post gets filtered from the search engines. If a guest post on our site is republished somewhere else, we’ll remove it from our site. The Google penalty isn’t worth it.
- Write a Brief Bio: With your guest post, please include a 2-4 sentence bio that summarizes who you are and how that relates to your topic. Be sure to include the URL of your site and your primary social network (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc)
Here’s how we will promote your post:
- Back-link in the header/footer of each post
- Keyworded title and tags
- Promoted to our Twitter / Facebook communities. Depending on the nature and depth of the post, most will be promoted to our email list.
- And, of course, our regular readers will check out your post.
Ecuador Guest Post Topics
We are interested to receive guest posts on the following topics:
- Ecuador travel and expat life, from a single, couple or family perspective
- Ecuador real estate/ tourism
- Saving money while traveling/living abroad
- Earning money while traveling/living abroad
- Specific city/region information
Do you run a travel, tourism or expat site/blog? Have you considered guest blogging? Have you ever written a guest post?
What is a guest post? Simply stated, a guest post is when you write a regular blog post, but publish it one someone else’s blog. A standard component of a guest post is at least two backlinks to your blog and/or key posts on your site.
I just updated our guidelines for guest blogging. We are inviting all our readers to contribute posts, provided that they meet certain requirements.
Why write a guest post?
- Your blog becomes known
- Be exposed to a whole set of new readers
- Establish yourself as the expert in your niche
- Improve your writing
- Generate quality backlinks for your site
For ideas of how to structure your post, check out: 73 Blog Post Ideas
All posts must be centered around travel and expat life.
Things we want to hear about:
- What your kids think about your relocation plans
- Fun things to do in ____
- Why you sold all your stuff to move abroad
- How you quit your job for an 18-month sabbatical
- How to… (travel and planning articles)
- A travelogue of a recent trip to ____
- My cost of living in ____
Things we DON’T want to hear about:
- Religion or politics – regardless of your angle
- How to prevent toe fungus
- Why Forex Trading is the best thing since sliced bread
- How to save on prescription drugs
- Why your company is the best company…
- Tips for repairing your fiberglass canoe
The Dreaded Rejection
While we receive many submissions, it isn’t possible to publish them all. Submissions can be rejected for a number of reasons.
Reasons why your post may be rejected:
- Negative or confrontational tone
- Derogatory stereotypes
- Copied from your (or someone else’s) blog – see Exclusivity above
- Covering topics that have already been done
- Overly promotional
If your post is rejected, you are free to publish it on your own site or guest post somewhere else.