Getting a journalist to write about your business is a thrilling accomplishment – but it’s not the only way to get your name in the press.
Countless media outlets (including top national ones) accept contributor articles or guest posts from people like you – business owners and leaders with valuable expertise to share.
Below is a list of ten such outlets – each focused on some area of business – along with links to submission guidelines for each outlet.
Before submitting a contributor article or guest post, familiarize yourself with the outlet you’re targeting. Think about what their audience wants, and how you’re uniquely equipped to help them.
Also, take time to read through the outlet’s submission guidelines carefully. Each outlet has different preferences and requirements, both for the process of submission and for the type and style of content they accept.
Business2Community: An online outlet focused on social media, marketing, branding, public relations, and similar business topics.
Business Insider: Business news outlet covering top stories of the day, with specific focus on the financial, entertainment, green technology, and digital industries.
Entrepreneur (Entrepreneur Leadership Network): Written for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Offers actionable advice and guidance on a range of topics for this audience.
Harvard Business Review: Self-described as the leading destination for smart management thinking, which aims to provide professionals with insights and best practices to help lead themselves and their organizations more effectively.
Hubspot: Hubspot blogs (they have several) aim to help business-oriented readers improve their internet marketing strategies.
Inc.: Written for readers interested in building, growing, and nurturing companies. Topics include: emerging business, sales and marketing, personnel management, technology, entrepreneur success stories, leadership, company profiles, business trends, and more.
Shopify Blog: Covers topics related to starting and running a business, with a primary focus on e-commerce.
Small Business Bonfire: Provides readers with information related to starting a small business.
StartupNation: Covers topics related to starting a new business and common issues entrepreneurs face.
YoungUpstarts: Covers topics related to small businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurism.