We daily receive many messages and e-mails from our friends and readers about different topics and ideas, which inspire us to publish content that could help people with Gardening.
If you have an article that could fit our site’s categories and idea, all you have to do is to express yourself and show your perspective to the world.
Guidelines and tips for contributing to Yardious
1. Link placement and self-promotion
We are happy to help our guest contributors promote their work, but there are some rules for link placement and self-promotion.
You can include the URL of your blog’s homepage with the name of the site as a link anchor or your social network profiles in your author bio. However, if you place links to specific pages with the keyword containing anchor texts in the article body, all links will be removed. This kind of link placement is only acceptable for sponsored posts (if you represent a company or a marketing agency and want to place a link to a corporate website, review website or online store, this is the right option to choose). Please mind that free guest posts are intended only for bloggers who want to help their website get more exposure. In any other cases, consider having your post published on Yardious on a paid basis.
2. Make sure that your content is original
We try to publish only unique articles written exclusively for Yardious.com. If your article has already been posted somewhere else, it’s probably not a good idea to publish it here. Your story has more chances to attract more potential readers if it is original.
3. Write an introduction and a conclusion.
These two parts of the article are extremely important. The introduction gives the reader a first impression about your article and is a key factor to making them want to continue reading it. Does your first sentence/paragraph make it clear what the article will be about?
As for the conclusion, this part is aimed to inspire the reader and call them to action. It is recommended to use the conclusion to ask the readers to comment and share their opinion and thoughts about your article.
4. Think up a good title
A good title will help your story grab our readers’ attention and make them want to read it. If you are having a hard time trying to find the right title, ask yourself the following questions: How will reading this article make someone’s life better? What problem/question does my article solve/answer?
5. The text of your article should be well-written and have no mistakes or typos
Make sure to check your spelling and grammar before sending your article to us. Grammar check software can be very handy here (we recommend using the application called Grammarly). Still, grammar mistakes and typos are probably not the most common writing issue among guest contributors, particularly if English is not their first language.
Make sure to avoid the following:
1. Omitting the articles
2. Multiple use of the same words and phrases throughout the text – try synonyms instead
3. Issues like confused sentence structure or incorrect word order, which make the text sound awkward and confusing to English speakers
*If English is your second language, please review the text of your article carefully before submitting it.
6. Prefered word count
850 words is a minimum for all guest articles being published on Yardious.Com. The preferable word count is above 1000 words. And also you can use Wordcounter.net to check your text.