Guest Post Guidelines

I welcome guest posts from fellow bloggers who want to widen their audience, get noticed by my readers and get a link back to their site from mine (DA 44)

PLEASE NOTE: I’m only looking for quality, genuine bloggers and writers to submit great quality articles that fall in line with the Becoming you brand and ethos!

If you would like to submit a guest post, please consider the following:

100% ORIGINAL CONTENT ONLY. No duplicates from your personal blog or elsewhere. All guest posts need to be original content and should not have appeared on the internet previously.

All guest posts should be a minimum of 500 words, preferably 1 500 words. Search engines prefer more in-depth articles which they rank more highly which in turn means more opportunities for click throughs to your blog. Remember people (and Google) want information!

Please follow good SEO practices. Insert the keyword phrase at least 5 times throughout the post. Please make it sound as natural as possible!

Please submit at least 10 high quality pictures (preferably your own) for the blog post. These should be re-sized for web at less than 500kb and 800px wide. Feel free to source from Unsplash/ Pixabay. I have the right to choose which photos to use. Please provide all image credits.

All commercial links will be removed automatically. Please email me for commercial link rates.

Guest posts must be submitted with full HTML (you can write the post (and upload the images in the correct spots) in your blog composer/editor and then click over to the HTML option and copy the information.) Please copy and paste this into an email, and attach photos to email (each renamed with title of the blog post)

Please Note: I will edit text as I see fit to ensure quality and consistency of voice

Please include a bio photo of yourself and tell me a little bit about yourself too.


In exchange I can offer the following…

  • 2 do-follow backlinks from DA44 website to blog posts relating to content or your blog homepage
  • social media promotion on Facebook and Twitter with tagging of your social media handles


I am currently looking for submissions on the following travel topics…

  • 10+ best family-friendly things to do in a particular city/area. (for the My City, With Kids guest post series)
  • family-friendly holiday destinations
  • family travel in Africa
  • traveling with kids – tips, advice, packing lists
  • tips for traveling with toddlers, tweens and teens
  • your family holiday stories


I feature a variety of guest post interviews and series on my site. You are welcome to see if you may qualify to submit your story.

Alternatively you are welcome to submit stories about the following topics…

Family life
Parenting (eg: pregnancy, new motherhood, discipline issues, toddlers and teens etc)
Recipes and Meal planning
Family Finances/ Money matters/ Frugal living
Arts and Crafts/ “How to” posts
Organizing/ Time saving tips
Health and Beauty


Due to the number of requests I receive and my time spent editing guest posts I charge an editorial fee for posting all promotional posts or advertorials. If you are looking to place a commercial link, please email me for my rates. Once I have received your submission and deemed it to be of interest to my readers I will send you an invoice with my PayPal account details. Articles are published after payment has been received.

If you feel you have an idea that matches one of the above, feel free to contact me via email using the form below. I will then confirm whether I am interested in publishing the article you have sent or one of your other post suggestions.

*Please read through the guidelines above before submitting a pitch*


I am also available to write guest posts or articles for print or online publications for an arranged fee. Please contact me for my freelance writing rates.


Let me know if you have any questions! I look forward to reading your submissions.


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