Write for Us
So you want to write for us…. FANTASTIC! We would LOVE to have you submit a piece!
We accept bylined articles from authors who have enough knowledge, credentials and experience to talk in detail about their chosen topic area (that also fits what our community cares about of course!). You must be either: a certified, practicing or registered aromatherapist, a licensed medical professional, a qualified holistic or natural health practitioner, a qualified therapist or at the very least a credible specialist in your field.
Due to the number of emails we’ve received about writing a post for us, and considering that it does take us time to respond, review, edit and publish posts, we are asking for a small contribution to help grow our community of engaged natural health lovers of 50 USD per blog post that is submitted for publication on LotusPowerHealth.com.
Listed below are requirements we implement to ensure your writing style meets our criteria:
1. Personal Touch
We pride ourselves in remaining personal even though we have a large following. We ask that you write as if you’re talking to a single person, as it allows our readers to feel involved and actively engaged with our page.
With all of our posts, our main philosophy remains – write as if you’re explaining the subject to someone who is uninformed on the issue. It is not that our readers are truly uninformed, or unintelligent – it is because we want the articles to be straightforward, understood and appropriate for all ages.
3. Word Count
800-1500 words of engaging content, excluding references.
4. Original Writing
We ask that the articles you submit be exclusively for LotusPowerHealth, and that they include references and support links. We kindly decline articles already published.
5. Ad Free
We ask that you do not try to sell or promote any products or services in the article. We want our blog posts to be gratifying, and educational – free of the need to purchase something. You are welcome to include 1 home page URL link in your bio and 1 self serving contextual link to an article/blog post. If you are selling something that doesn’t line up with our beliefs system, we will kindly decline your article.
6. We want to grow our community
We ask that you share your post with your following when it goes live. The better your post does, the more we’ll ask you to contribute! We will do the same as well and share your article with our community.
The audience are mostly women between the ages of 25 and 54 with an interest in taking charge of their health, green living, natural holistic health, healthy nutrition and general health, wellness and fitness.
We often boost our posts and run Facebook and Instagram ads, which gives you exposure as well through our social media. Latest social media promotion in October 2018, had us reach in 7 days over 33k women between the ages of 25 and 54.
Even though we don’t compensate our writers, the reasons to contribute to us extend far beyond monetary value….
By writing forLotusPowerHealth you will start a chain reaction of positivity within our community. We want to inform, educate and make a positive change in the lives of our readers – your post will contribute to their betterment.
We have readers from across the globe, and we will ensure our constantly expanding community will see your contributions. We share each post on our main web page, our blog’s homepage, our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our commitment is to spread your knowledge to the masses.
Though you will not directly get sales from your article, you will indirectly receive traffic to your site from the included bio. The more engaging the post, the more likely readers will go to your site and purchase your products.
Please note that by submitting your piece to LotusPowerHealth you give us the right to edit and publish your work.
Note about sponsored posts
We have had a few requests for sponsored posts. We might be opened to sponsored posts if it’s a service or product we can stand behind. Sponsored posts will be assessed on a 1-to-1 basis. For these, please email Audrey at audrey (at) lotuspowerhealth.com with title “Sponsored post”, details of your offer and we can see how to take things further; usually, with a phone call first.
How to make your post stand out
1. Write about a topic you could openly discuss with a close friend.
We want your post to be about something you’re comfortable talking about. If you’re comfortable, you’ll be able to write in your own tone, sound knowledgeable, and easily explain your topic. Please keep in mind that we want each of our articles to be easily understood, so if your writing style is scientific, also include a broken-down simplified explanation.
2. Don’t be scared to include resources.
The great thing about the Internet is you can hyperlink resources so easily. If you’re quoting a doctor or scientific journal, show your audience where you got the information! By including your resources, you appear more credible. We ask that credited professionals write any of the resources used.
3. Ask yourself if your message is positive and relevant to the every day person.
As mentioned above, we take pride in our ability to relate to our readers. Use words and references everyone can understand. Stay positive and ensure your written work can be easily interpreted!
4. Have an engaging introductory paragraph.
We want our readers to be captivated by your writing! Be sure to make your introductory paragraph interesting and worthy of the reader’s attention!
5. Talk about something new!
Has your topic been previously discussed? By sure to check the site to make sure your writing is new, exciting, or elaborates on a previous topic!
6. Make a standout title!
What is your article about? Can you think of a killer title for it? Please remember the title is what initially draws readers, so make it count!
Follow these steps to start the process to submit your masterpiece:
Open your email address and address your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please include the name of your article and your name (e.g. 10 Tips For Improving Your Quality of Life By Audrey S. Arnold)
Please include a brief description of the article you’d like to have published in the body of the email + your bio + the link to other articles you have written that are similar to what you would like to write for us.
Wait to hear back from us before starting the writing process. Give us 10 business days to get back to you. If you haven’t heard back from us within 10 days, please do write Audrey an email again in case she missed your email. Please be aware that as a mom to young twin boys, a wife and a business owner, Audrey does her best to reply as fast as she can, but it’s not always possible. Thank you for your understanding! 🙂
Once we’ve agreed on a topic:
Write your article. Then send it to us. Attach your article, any pictures needed for your article, your bio and a picture of yourself in a place you love. Please be sure to keep the article and bio separate. We ask that the bio is no more than 150 words. With regards to images: please include images/pictures that we can lawfully publish with your post.
We’ll reply with an okay and a PayPal link to contribute the 50 USD.
Once payment is done, we’ll publish the article within 3 business days (Monday to Thursday).
Once the article is published, we’ll share it on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn; potentially Instagram and Pinterest) and will ask you to do the same.
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