Guest Author Guidelines
Blog Team Leader: Gina Davis, BOCI Coordinator
Our motto is #TogetherStrong – because Together WE are Stronger.
Business Over Coffee International (BOCI) is your platform for optimizing your business through social media, educational exchange and networking events. We are bringing everyone together for connections, collaboration, exposure and business.
Write for us / Guest Authors
Guest Authors must be a member of the BOCI website, Apply for membership here. This is a complimentary membership with upgrades available. Guest Authors must have a robust digital presence as an expert in their field and must apply for Author privileges.
Benefits – reach & exposure
The BOCI platform is celebrating 4 years in 2015. BOCI is on the leading edge of digital and business technologies while collaborating to enlarge the territory of each professional involved. We make use of multiple tools to facilitate connections, collaboration and exposure for your business. BlogTalk Radio, Ustream, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+ and other social media platforms, to name a few.
BOCI membership is 1200 professionals and growing. Social Media is how we drive people to our platform, with followers for the combined digital platforms of hundreds of thousands of followers.
What we are looking for:
BOCI is looking for thought leadership in various fields of expertise. Your blog should be in written in your voice and ring with clarity. Content should contain topics that are currently relevant.
We accept exceptional content between 450 – 1200 words. We instantly reject blogs that have obvious grammar issues. It is possible you will be asked to touch up or even rewrite your post.
Images – Blogs should contain 1 to 3 high resolution images.
We are looking for high resolution images that look professional. Images should be around 100kb with dimension of approx 600 x 600.
Media credit should be given to images.
Linking and backlinking are acceptable. Our preference is a mix of outside authorities and relevant links from your blog. Keep linking minimized to 4 or less.
Your bio should include a simple call to action in last paragraph to drive BOCI readers to your website or social media platforms.
All blogs submitted must be exclusively provided to us. We will not accept duplicate blogs. If a published blog is found to be a duplicate, we remove immediately. In addition, we will also revoke the author’s editorial site access.
- All outgoing links within the body of the blog will be “nofollowed.” Exceptions may be made for truly exceptional articles.
- Author may insert a short blurb, with a read more and link to the blog on our website.
Approval and submission timeline
- Guest author will submit topics to be approved.
- Editor will send acceptance with proposed blog due date, including blog post date, within a week of topic submission. If you haven’t heard from us, consider your topic rejected.
- Author has a week to accept terms.
- An email reminder will go out a week before due date. Author should respond at this point or anytime sooner if your blog is ready.
- Editor will either send acceptance of post as is or will return, with an editing request.
- Author is responsible for inserting images, formatting and linking inside blog post. Once complete, submit for final approval.
Promoting Blog responsibilities
BOCI highlights one guest author per week. The blog is shared across all BOCI platforms. We also reserve the right to re-post to social media platforms at any time during the future.
Authors are responsible for actively participating with the community in regards to their published post. Publishing to your social media platforms is required and encouraged.
Disclaimer: BOCI hosts guest bloggers as a collaborative platform for thought-leadership. BOCI does not necessarily agree with all viewpoints posted and reserves the right to remove blog post at any time with or without notice to guest blogger. BOCI is not liable for expert views that differ from the view of another. Guest bloggers waive the right to royalties upon posting blog to BOCI website. BOCI may use content for promotion of Business Over Coffee International with or without notice to guest blogger.