GUEST BLOG – WRITE FOR US!
Do you believe in business & career enrichment for women? Have publishing or blogging credits? An in-depth understanding about your area of work? Then we’d love to share your message, tips and advice with our audience!
Guest Blogging on Maroon Oak is not a paid opportunity, but given our reach on the web (ranking on Google & Alexa) and social media, your work gets great exposure!
Topics we love (but not limited to):
Entrepreneurship, Job hunting, Social Media for Small Business, Communication, Blogging, Career Options, Work-life balance, How-to’s (how to start a career in …… Or how to use Evernote etc.)
We are looking for fresh perspectives on topics most relevant to women. Whether it’s an advice piece or a personal story of how you created a business out of a hobby, we want your personal voice, combined with meaningful takeaways for our audience.
What we need:
Guest posts must be your own original work that has not been published on any other website, forum, chat or social media network. Suggested length 1500 – 3000 words.
If you’re pitching a post, please share a query (1-2 paras) outlining your basic ideas. We also need to see details of your Blog, Social Media and other publishing links.
The fine print:
Plagiarism or copyright infringement is not permitted. When quoting others, please make sure to properly cite your source.
CREATE A VIDEO BLOG!
Maroon Oak Members can create and share tips on their area of expertise.
Just record a short video and send it to us. Our team will take care of the styling and share your video content.
Scroll down for Video Guidelines or see Video Blog Posts from other Members.
New Member Benefit – Video!
Maroon Oak’s Video Blog is another awesome step in our initiative to grow Member reach and provide them more visibility with their audience. Members can share a short video about their work and tip(s).
Maroon Oak will share your video across the web and social media.
All you need to do this is to record a short video related to you and your work and email or text it to us.
Guidelines make it easy!
We have enclosed 4 key tips on creating impactful videos.
Share Content your Audience loves
The most popular video content – how-to’s and tips, hands down! Share a tip (or many) about something from your area of expertise.
E.g. A quick primer on the benefits of yoga. Or top 5 reasons to have a beauty routine. Hidden hacks about Facebook pages. Why I volunteer.
Duration – Attention Spans are shrinking
We suggest keeping it to under 2 minutes – that’s plenty to share something meaningful AND not losing your audience. (Most of the most popular ads don’t exceed 30-40 seconds).
Styling – Make it interesting, fun, humorous, thought provoking
Breakdown your video into 3 main parts. A handy script or cheatsheet always helps (think fewer takes).
Head: Start with your name and company. (I am xyz, the owner/founder of or a PR head with…). Tell us what you’re going to share.
Body: You can show or tell your message. Use a demo, share a screen with voiceover or stay in frame yourself – it’s all up to you.
End: I’m (your full name) and a ‘thanks for watching’ message.
The Maroon Oak team will take care of adding captions, so your name and company name is clearly visible to viewers.
Note: These videos are meant for sharing tips on your subject matter expertise with your audience. Please do not make them primrily about self- promotion.
Layout – Always Horizontal!
You can record using your phone, but remember to turn it sideways before recording. (Else your video will have 2 ugly sidebars on both ends)
Maroon Oak reserves the right to approve, edit or reject any content.