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Did you ever feel like writing about money management or finance but never got down to it? Are you a budding blogger with a great idea looking for some visibility? This year I would like to start a guest blogging portal at freefincal for budding writers and bloggers. If you are interested, read the terms and conditions below. Note to Regular readers: This guest blogging initiative (if it takes off) will not in any way affect the quality and experience of content in the main site (explained below).

Would you like to guest blog for freefincal?

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Interested? Here are the terms and conditions

  1. What do I gain from this?  Traffic, particularly search traffic.
  2. What do you the guest writer gain from this? (1) A chance to be creative and exercise writing skills. Experience in writing Google optimized content.  (2) Visibility (If your article takes off). If you have a new website, you can link the site URL and one helpful article in the post. This will help quickly build authority with Google.
  3. This platform is NOT meant for advertising any kind of service. As of now, there is no plan to include sponsored content or native advertising. It is better if interested writers and budding bloggers take this up than financial advisors.
  4. The content should be of interest to the reader. In particular, it should cater to someone searching for a query on Google.
  5. Guest articles should only be submitted after the topic is agreed upon. Submissions will be accepted only if they I find them appealing.
  6. Once accepted, most guest articles will be published on a separate sub-folder like freefincal.com/guestposts. It will not be published in the main site. Meaning, your article will not get the immediate visibility of the 11,000+ email subscribers or social media followers of freefincal or direct visitors. This is why it is important that the content answers a search query on Google.
  7. So let me repeat that: Your article will not be visible to regular readers or users of the site. It will not be shared on Asan Ideas for Wealth (unless it is considered immediately useful). It will be visible to Google (and Bing etc). Which is why it is important that it answers a specific (and popular) query). If it does this, then it will see traffic within a few hours (with the potential to go viral via other Google-based channels)
  8. Occasionally if the content is important enough, it will be published in the main site.
  9. Only articles that in my opinion will not in any way affect the hard-earned reputation of freefincal will be accepted.
  10. Articles need not be analysis-based or technical. They can be written in simple, but grammatically correct English explaining some aspect of personal finance. Some examples that will find visibility on Google are
    • A New LIC policy
    • A new SEBI regulation or mutual fund NFO
    • Some news about PPF, EPFO
    • Any money related development that a whole lot of people will be interested in.
  11. Personal experiences like how I got out of debt, got my health insurance claimed, became a DIY investor etc. are also “okay” but these will not get much visibility. If, in my opinion, they are good enough for regular readers, I shall share them on the main site.
  12. Articles should be ORIGINAL (not published anywhere else before) minimum 1200 to 1500+ words long. The title should interesting and clickable. The article should be filled with helpful sub-headings. The paragraphs should be short. Not more than 3 sentences The sentences themselves should be short and simple. One or more relevant images will help.
  13. All articles must be proofread with a spell-check and grammar-check tool. I shall send you a link.
  14. Once approved for publication and published, all articles become the property of freefincal.com.  This means that you should not republish this on your own website or medium or LinkedIn or Quora or some such medium without (1) a first published on link and (2) a canonical url (I shall explain if necessary). This is for your own benefit.
  15. The guest writer will not receive any advertisement income from the site if ads are turned on in the platform.
  16. The guest writer will not receive any kind of monetary benefit for this exercise.
  17. Content that is against what I recommend will not usually be allowed unless I see the merits of the argument. For e.g. If you write “why NPS is a good investment?”, I am obviously not going to agree.
  18. If you are going to make technical suggestions that it should be backed by rigorous analysis. Which is why it is better to stick to topical or trending content. For example, if the govt introduces a new scheme, you can list the features and argue who should use it and who should not.

Still interested? Nice! Here is what you need to do

  1. Think of a suitable trending or topical news item. Think of what you would like to say about this. More than one idea is also fine!
  2. Write to freefincal at Gmail about the topic and what is the central point of the article.
  3. If I agree, we can discuss how to write this. Then once we agree, you can proceed. Please do not send articles without discussion topics!
  4. Kindly note that the article should not appeal to you or just me. It should appeal to most who might read this. That should be the first and last objective.

Kindly note, my decision on all matters will be final and binding.

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About the Author M Pattabiraman author of freefincal.comM. Pattabiraman(PhD) is the author and owner of freefincal.com.  He is an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras since Aug 2006. Pattu” as he is popularly known, has co-authored two print-books, You can be rich too with goal based investing (CNBC TV18) and Gamechanger and seven other free e-books on various topics of money management.  He is a patron and co-founder of “Fee-only India” an organisation to promote unbiased, commission-free investment advice. Pattu publishes unbiased, promotion-free research, analysis and holistic money management advice. Freefincal serves more than one million readers a year (2.5 million page views) with numbers based analysis on topical issues and has more than a 100 free calculators on different aspects of insurance and investment analysis. He conducts free money management sessions for corporates  and associations(see details below). Previous engagements include World Bank, RBI, BHEL, Asian Paints, TamilNadu Investors Association etc. Contact information: freefincal {at} Gmail {dot} com (sponsored posts or paid collaborations will not be entertained)
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2 Comments

  1. S Narayanan

    Interested writing on INVESTMENT PRODUCTS…like mutual funds…insurance….debt funds…National Savings and Pension Funds…I am retd Bank employee

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