Announcing Guest Posts

Announcing Guest Posts


For those of you long time followers, you may have noticed that Sam and I have almost exclusively written all of the posts that you find here. Today we’d like to invite you to help change that.

Get Involved

Having regular guest posts on Build Internet! has been a dream of ours for some time now. We love nothing more than showcasing as many talented web designers/developers as possible.

Responses in our recent reader survey showed that many of you would be interested in potentially writing a guest post for this blog. A few days ago we launched out first guest tutorial by Dixon Crews, where he showed how to set up a development sandbox for PHP. It’s been performing very well, and the next one could have your name on it!

The Compensation So Far

Build Internet has seen some absolutely phenomenal growth over the past five months. However since the blog is so young we’re still not at the point where a budget exists for paid posts. What we can offer for now is exposure. Here’s what that means exactly:

  • Author box at bottom of post with links to website(s) and bio. Promote your own blog, get readers.
  • Links will be set to “follow”, so you’ll receive some PR4 link love from us.
  • Exposure to a constantly growing traffic of about 4-5,000 8-9,000 pageviews/day

We realize that this might not appeal to everyone, but for now it’s unfortunately the best we can do. We’re looking forward to the day where advertising supports more than server costs just as much as you are. The moment it becomes possible, you guys will be the first to know.

What We’re Looking For

If submitting a guest post still sounds like something you’d like to pursue, we’d love to hear from you. We like it when people write well, but also so that humans can read it. Conversation without the lecture hall. As far as posts go, we’re particularly fond of the following:

  • Tutorials. The type that take you from start to finish, and don’t have ambiguous gaps or cliffhangers.
  • Showcases with substance. The type that have a solid overview to accompany the link roundup.
  • Articles that discuss topics relevant to a knowledgeable web niche.
  • Motivation. Success stories, cool offices, etc. Inspiration comes from strange places sometimes.

In addition to this list of the basics, we’re open to any reasonable suggestions. Feel free to pitch your thoughts, and we’ll see if we can work something out.

Share Your Brain

If you’ve got the knowledge and the time, we’ve got the audience. Go ahead and get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Have any questions? Leave them in the comments and we’ll sort things out for you.

Please note that we try our best to answer all email within 3-5 days of receiving it.

Posted Sunday, May 17th, 2009 · Back to Top

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18 Comments 1 Mentions

  1. Callum Chapman Author Editor

    I’d happily write a guest post here at Build Internet! :D
    I’m not 100% sure what on yet though! I finish college this Friday (:D) so I will have more time to write some detailed tutorials (Illustrator and Photoshop) if you’d like? Send me an email if you’re interested :)

    Callum Chapman’s last blog post..10 Incredible Brochure Designs

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  2. Viking Beard Author Editor

    Love the site. Learned a lot about blog development here.

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  3. Tim Smith Author Editor

    Wow!! Sounds cool!

    Tim Smith’s last blog post..Designer Interview: How Blogging Can Help Your Business

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  4. Melissa Rzeppa Author Editor

    We would love to guest blog. We’re launching ZooLoo.com in a few weeks and have a whole team of talented developers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs who would love to share.
    .-= Melissa Rzeppa´s last blog ..Top 10 Facebook vanity URLs you probably shouldn’t get =-.

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  5. Paul Singh Author Editor

    Would love to do a blog post. :)

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  6. Gerard Netro Author Editor

    I would love to post on this website! This site helps me a lot :)

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  7. David Merfield Author Editor

    I would love to write a blog post too.

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  8. Tim Author Editor

    I cant wait to write a tut

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  9. Rahul – Web Guru Author Editor

    I’ve recently found your site an for me it is quite interesting. You guys are doing a great job. Keep it up.

    Cheers.

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  10. Sudeep Author Editor

    Your work is marvelous. Its an complete pleasure to visit your site. I would love to join the team.

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  11. hoohoo2062 Author Editor

    We would love to guest blog.

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  12. Davy Kestens Author Editor

    Hi there, your contact form isn’t working.. Let me know if you’re interested in a guest article ;)

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    • Zach Dunn Author Editor

      Hi Davy,

      Sorry about the contact page. The plugin seems to have broken recently. We’ve corrected it in the next theme redesign, but in the meantime we have the awkward double vision. We’re very interested in guest posts, email me directly at zach@buildinternet.com with your ideas!

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  13. Php Web Development India Author Editor

    Can I post PR Article about PHP Web Development Services of India ? ?

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  14. Binary Options Author Editor

    Anyway, this still brings me to the conclusion that Legends 3 will never be created. Between all of the times that Inafune has claimed that he wants to create Legends 3 and Capcom now claiming that he has always had the power to push for a game creation, the only reason for it not having been created yet that makes any sense is that one of them is lying to appease the fans. I see saying rarely denied as more of a phonetics issue than anything, since they tend to speak in vague terms, anyway.

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  16. Brisbane bookkeeping Author Editor

    Yeah, I see the point of it all… thanks for sharing :)

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