A couple of months ago we asked for any self starter or startup (who was interested of course!) to share their tale on a weekly basis with Startacus - The Self Start Society.
We had a fantastic response and since then we’ve had some wonderful articles from a variety of individuals all in the early stages of starting their own businesses, launching their startups, or sharing expertise advice on a startup subject. From Richard Boothman’s series of articles on spotting entrepreneurial opportunities in the green economy and Stateside self starter Diana Hallare and her weekly tips and blog posts on starting a business, toVincent Haywood’s Startup Diary and young Entrepreneur Lauren and her startup blog, we have been delighted with not just the quantity of the response we’ve had, but the quality of the content too.
Now we’re back on the ask (and yep you guessed it!) we are again launching an open call for a new batch of startups / self starters / entrepreneurs to write a series of blog posts over the next few months.
To recap all the details...
Who can take part?
We are keen to hear from early stage startups - (either pre launch or who have launched in the last 6 months or so). Been in business a bit longer and still would like to contribute to the site? Then we have other options for you! Our self interview and contributors wanted links are rather conveniently included at this point!
Understandably not every entry can be featured, but we will consider everyone who has a startup story to tell and has some useful weekly tidbits of advice to share.
What we want...
Whilst this is a great platform to tell your own tale - ultimately we want your weekly blog posts to offer the chance for other Startacus members to be informed, learn, inspired, and encouraged by your words of wisdom. So, stuff like...
Important tips on startup lessons learned
Anecdotal stories and experiences that offer inspiration to others
Opinion pieces on what is right / wrong / and indifferent with the ‘startup scene’...
News updates (not press releases) on your current progress / or that big news announcement
Diary based pieces that link from one week to the next...
A simple weekly blog post on your journey that week..
We require a commitment that you would be happy to submit a weekly post for a period of 6 to 10 weeks. We would also need you to keep the content to a maximum 700 words per article and we would allow for a link to be included in the article that takes our readers to your own site / social network link etc.
Whilst we appreciate that not all of you may want to write a startup encyclopedia on everything you ever did or didn’t do - we think that there are many of you out there who are itching to get telling your tale.
What you get...
The benefits of guest writing for Startacus are obvious- free exposure to an interested community of fellow self starters, the chance to tell everyone what exactly you are up to, plus a valuable link to your work or website.
Sadly, we can’t presently offer any financial remuneration for your work, but we can offer you a platform to showcase and profile your writing skills and expose your work and startup to a growing and vibrant community.
How to Apply?
Simply email us to [email protected] with a brief synopsis of what you’re about, and what you’d like to write about and over the next week or so we will get back to you with hopefully good news!
If you like what you see here on Startacus, why not become a member of our growing community? It's free! And you'll get all this - exclusive access to our Business Toolkit, discounts and offers galore for your business via our member only business deals, the chance to network and connect with loads of fellow self-starters, and maybe even become our celebrated 'Self-Starter of the Week' and tell the world your startup tale! Join right here for free
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