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Write for Us

Please note:  Please read this page in full.  If you do not, we will know and you won’t receive a reply from us.  I know this sounds harsh, however, we get far too many people submitting posts without reading these guidelines.

We get quite a few inquiries about guest posting on Time Doctor.  I’ve spent way too long answering emails about type of content, length, and who our readers are, that someone finally drilled it into my head to put it all down in one page.  I wish I was smart enough to figure this out months ago. 🙂

So, if you’re interested in writing for Time Doctor, please read on, and thank you very much for your interest.

Who are Our Readers

The typical Time Doctor reader is a small business owner who is either managing an outsourced team, or he/she is looking to hire their first outsourced employee.

They are typically running agencies and client service firms as well as software companies, BPO’s, and internet companies.

Topics we Cover

We cover everything from the tools to help make that happen to specific strategies that will help a small business owner overcome a problem that they’re having.

More specifically, our topics center around remote teams, remote team building, remote management, productivity, communicating with remote team members, etc.

We are pretty flexible with these topics.  For instance, if you’re writing about office furniture, that’s great.  Just make sure that it has a slant toward remote teams or productivity.

In this case your post might be titled “21 Reasons Why Your Remote Team’s Office Furniture Is Causing Them to Be Unproductive.

Or, if you write about IT equipment:  “The Definitive Guide to Set Up an IT Infrastructure for Your Remote Team.

What We Won’t Publish

We will no longer be publishing generic tools posts.

For instance “7 Tools Every Remote Team Needs”.  This has been covered to death on this blog and on others.

We also won’t be publishing general strategy posts “7 strategies to make your team more productive.”  Here’s the one caveat:  You can publish this type of post IF AND ONLY IF you make it super specific to your company.

For instance, we will be happy to accept “7 Strategies that Increased the Productivity of Our Team by 28%

If it’s a generic post with a generic topic, then we are probably going to pass.

Quality Guidelines

How long should the post be?

That’s the number 1 question that I get asked all the time.

We are only publishing posts that are a minimum of 3,000 words.  This is a hard and fast rule!  

I know it’s a lot of work, but we find that these posts are our most read posts.

Second, we are not going to be conducting full on edits for your post.  It doesn’t need to be perfect.  And of course we’ll fix some minor grammar and punctuation here and there.  But if it requires a ton of work, we will ask you to resubmit.

We highly recommend using Grammarly.

Another thing: for us, a great guest post answers the following question: What is the one thing that you want the reader to do after reading your post?

Why you should guest post on Time Doctor

At the moment, we have approximately 20,000 email subscribers and well over 300,000 social media followers (if you count staff.com) that we can share your article with.

How to apply

You can email me at Stephanie@ timedoctor.com to submit the following:

A proper subject with a well thought out title.

A keyword you think the post should rank for.  It doesn’t have to be a highly searched keyword.  But there should be clear search intent.

An outline listing the bullet points of your post.  Once we agree upon the outline then go write the post.  No sense in wasting time on a post I know we won’t accept.

The subject of your email should say TD Guest Post – 3000 Words.  If your subject doesn’t say that, then you will not get a response from us.  We need to make sure that you read this article and know exactly what you’re getting into.

All posts will to shared via Google Docs.  Please, no Microsoft Word.

If you don’t hear back from us in two weeks, then your post isn’t a good fit for us.  No need to follow up.  But feel free to pitch us again.