Dave’s DIY Tips is continuing to grow and on the lookout for additional writers to produce interesting and useful content for the home DIYer.
We’re looking to build ongoing working relationships with people who know what they’re talking about and are passionate about DIY.
If you fit this description and want to share your DIY knowledge, please read the guidelines below.
Guest Posting Guidelines
We are looking for detailed content that answers questions and provides solutions. What we are not looking for, and what we won’t accept, is thin content written solely for generating a link to your website.
- Minimum word count of 1800 (no maximum). This should enable you to fully explain a concept or process in great detail.
- Add links to relevant resources such as health and safety regulations, case studies, government bodies, laws and bylaws – anything that helps the reader discover more information on the topic you’re writing about.
- Use at least one image and more if possible, especially if you’re writing a case study about a job you’ve done or you’re describing a process, and include relevant attribution for the images. Please respect copyright laws and don’t use Google’s Image Search to source images. Instead, use of the many free image sites like Pixabay, Death to Stock or Flickr. If we suspect you’re using an image without permission, we won’t publish it and will look for an alternative.
- Include at least one video if you can. It could be your own or you could find one on YouTube.
- We prefer original content, but we will republish a great article you’ve already published on your blog. We’ll setup the article so you get attribution too. We do this by setting the ‘canonical URL’ to your page.
- We may edit your post at any time. This includes adding or removing: text, broken or irrelevant links, images, videos, affiliate links.
- We may change the title at any time.
- We may add affiliate links to your post.
- Please go into as much detail as possible and answer every possible question the reader might ask.
Easily scannable pages work best on the internet. People want to quickly find what they are looking for so they can get on with life.
For these reasons, we recommend:
- Attention grabbing headlines. A great headline will generate more clicks from Google than a boring one.
- Great photography/images. The web is a very visual medium and images often help explain an idea or process easier than words.
- Short paragraphs. Large blocks of text put people off reading – keep your average paragraph between four and five sentences.
- Bullet points.
- Sub-headers. We typically use h2 (heading 2) tags for sub-headers within a post.
- Use bold and italic text for emphasis, but don’t overdo it.
- Create your article in Google Docs and send us a sharable link.
We allow up to two links to your own content within the body of each post as long as they benefit the user experience. Please also link to other relevant pages on the internet and on this site.
- Up to two links in the body to your own content.
- We may add more links to your posts if we feel they improve the user experience.
- Please link to at least one article on this site. Feel free to link to more than one if it makes sense.
Please include a short byline for your guest post. You can link to your website and social media accounts. The anchor text to your website must be your company name, not keywords.
Guest Post Lifespan
All articles stay on the site for at least twelve months, after which time, if it’s not working for any reason, we may remove it or ask you to rewrite and improve it.
Dave’s DIY Tips generates income from advertising and promoting affiliate products. We may use your article to promote or link to an affiliate offer.
We’ll share your guest post on our social media channels.
- To check your document for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors before sending it over (the less editing we have to do, the better!).
- To include at least one image in your article with relevant attribution. You can embed it or include a link to its place on the web so we can find it.
- To link to at least one post on Dave’s DIY Tips from your article.
- To respond to comments made on your post.
- You’re not obliged to do this, but we’d love it if you shared your post on your social media channels.
Write for Us/Submit a Guest Post
If you are happy with everything and want to write for us, please complete this form: