Website Contributor Guidelines

Do you have a business related tip to share with more than 1 million readers? JasmineDirectory.com gives you the opportunity to share your story and reach millions of visitors. At Jasmine Directory we always seek for great and high-quality content for our readers.

We’re a team of several editors and influencers and we care a lot about our readers. If you can motivate our readers, and help them succeed in their endeavors then we will feature your work. To get a better understanding of what we are looking for, please think as if you’d own a small business or a webmaster and you’d have to teach someone something that you know. Those kinds of articles we publish.

Jasmine Directory solely focuses on providing our readers with unique and valuable content. So, if you have a really interesting piece of content, we’d be happy to publish it!

The following are the guidelines for submitting your article to our website. Please pay attention before sending your article in so you can increase its chances of being published.

 

Article submissions guidelines:

Our site mainly focuses business, entrepreneurship, “how to”‘s, web design, hosting topics and more. You may also want to check out the categories listed on the sidebar of our blog. The articles that we mostly accept can be categorized under the business development and marketing genre. These may be articles about your endeavor, your success story, what you did step by step to get your business up and running, interesting niche related news, reviews etc. As already has been stated, articles that we love include ones about entrepreneurship, business startups, and their promotion stories.

We prefer articles that are positive, informative and interesting. The best articles are ones that engage the reader with a slightly personal tone. The main objective of the article should be to inspire the reader and help them. Avoid using long speeches and long quotes. It’s just hard to read.

Your submissions should be clear, concise and engaging. We are looking for comprehensive articles that will leave an impression. Anything that is between 1000 and 2000 words long will stand a much better chance of being accepted. We will not review anything that is shorter than 800 words.

Formatting

Use as little formatting in your article as possible. Before you submit your article, ensure that none of the text is italicized, bold or underlined. Our editors decide what should or shouldn’t be formatted.

Use Headings and subheadings to keep your content interesting and break it up into sections that are easy to follow. Organize your ideas into paragraphs, and keep the paragraphs short so that the article is easier to read and follow. However, avoid single line sentences.

 

Images

We do not require our contributors to include images in their submissions, but we recommend it. The images we take into consideration are print-screens, non-copyrighted images, sketches, etc. Our editors will pick the images that are finally published as the featured images of the article. If you already have an image that would like to be used as the featured image of your article, just attach it to the email and our editors will have a look at it. Depending on how well the image fits in with the rest of our website, we may or may not use it when we finally publish your article. Our editors have the final say.

Whenever you can, add internal links to other articles or sections of Jasmine Directory. This is not mandatory though.

 

Promotions

Our main focus is to provide valuable content to our readers. Your submission should only contain useful and verifiable information. We do not publish articles that promote the contributor’s website, services or products. We do, however, allow our contributors to include 1 or 2 links to articles they have written and published on other websites.

All the links you include in the body of your article will be reviewed by our editors. They reserve the right to take out any links they feel it doesn’t fit into the article or are not relevant to the topic. Also in line with our vision to provide valuable advice to our readers, the editors may also replace your links with ones that they believe point to better-suited articles. We do not guarantee that the links you include in your article will be in the final published copy.

The links must point to other industry-specific high authority and trustworthy resources. They can’t lead to promotional items, E-Books, or anything like that.

 

Originality

We only provide our readers with original content; our readers demand it. We do not accept articles that have already been published somewhere else. Do not send in any articles that you’ve published on another website.

 

Submission

You can either submit your article through Google docs or as an attachment (.doc, .docx) by e-mailing us. We will not accept any articles sent in HTML or PDF format.

Ensure you read our guidelines carefully before sending your article. If the article is up to our standards but with a few exceptions, we will contact you and ask you to resubmit a modified copy so that it can be published.

Following our submission guidelines helps save our editors and contributors time.

 

When you have carefully read our guidelines and are ready to submit your article, send us the following:

A short paragraph about yourself (for your author bio). Include your first and last name. You may include two links in the paragraph. Any two personal links that you feel are important will do. The links you choose are completely up to you: your website, your social media pages, etc.

Before you send us your article, set up a Gravatar account here, en.gravatar.com. Once completed, send us the email address you used to set up the account. Please note that we only need the email address and not the link to your Gravatar account. This will help us keep a current picture of you for your author bio.

A final proofread copy of the article. Ensure that the working title you pick for the article is unique and inviting. Be creative when picking a title for the article. The title is what the reader uses to decide whether they want to read your article or not.

When you have checked your article to make sure it is according to the above guidelines, send it as an attachment to contributors [at] jasminedirectory [dot] com.

We look forward to receiving, reviewing and publishing your article on our site!

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