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    editor@upstartnation.biz

    Write For Us

    The editorial team at Upstart, eventually and hopefully very soon, will try to turn over most, if not all content development to its members.

    Since you are the ones experiencing the life of a 20-40 year old business professional, you, our members should be defining content. 20-40 year old professionals are aspiring,  handling setbacks, failing, resetting  and succeeding every day, and will continue to do so as long as their is a business sector and leadership possibilities.

    Upstart wants  our members to contribute “original” articles and opinion pieces about their careers, industries or any other relevant professional experiences, which might add value to the Upstart conversation.

    We want to hear about trends, tactics and new business/ product offerings before they happen, so you can use this forum as a way to network and market yourself with other like minded professionals. Upstart hopes you take advantage of this unique opportunity and turn this into a global business portal, which speaks and acts in the likeness of its users, due to the content, vision and values reflecting its membership.

    Very important and serious; what you write will be seen by a variety of  people and groups,  many who you are trying to attract in your writing, yet it might also be viewed by the boss or colleagues at your company, so write, but be mindful of the relationships you have and need to treat with sensitivity.

    Don’t write a scathing indictment about how stupid your boss is (really not the content we are looking for anyway), because your post might somehow end up in his/her inbox — it might cost you your job, which is antithetical to the Upstart experirence.

    Find out the policy and procedures for writing about your experiences from your Human Resources (HR) department, as well as your immediate supervisor. If played right, your writing can make you immediately more visible and valuable to your firm — so write great, inspiring and truthful content, but be respectful to your present situation and future opportunities.

    Please join us and write something great, something important — but write something and share it with us, so we can share it with the world.

    When Writing;

    Write with the reader in mind. Remember WIIFM? It’s marketing jargon for What’s In It For Me? That’s what you should be keeping in mind. Your reader will read your post looking for what’s in it for them.

    2. Make it valuable and worthwhile. Don’t waste people’s time. If you don’t have anything to say, no problem, plenty other people do. So share their articles, do an interview, review a book.

    3. Proof-read. for typos and glaring grammatical errors. You wouldn’t go out of the house with dirty hair or missing a sock, so why would you publish spelling mistakes? Respect your readers by polishing up your stuff.

    4. Keep it short and simple. (KISS). Most people are scanners. You may have a lot to say and think it interesting, and it may be. But people are reading online and out of time. Get to the point quickly. Publishing short posts more frequently is a better format than publishing lengthy articles every few weeks.

    5. Keep it lively. Make it snappy and snazzy. Even if you aren’t a natural born writer, you can write for your blog. Just write like you’re speaking to your friend…or to yourself! Remember though, get to the point quickly. Keep in mind the journalist’s rule of 5 W’s in the first paragraph: who, what, why, when and where.

    6. Link often. This builds credibility and positions you as an expert in your field. People don’t have time to know what others are doing, you should tell them. Linking to other blogs and websites also helps you build a network of associates who will in turn link to your blog.

    7. Use keywords often. This will help you stay on purpose, and the search engines will love your blog. Your rankings will go up. This is one of the reasons we have you write out your purpose statements before beginning your blog. The clearer you are about your purpose, the more consistently you will deliver messages that are on target. And the more often your keywords show up, the better your search engine results.

    8. Write clearly. (short sentences, only one concept per sentence). No double speak or jargon; no more than one idea in one sentence- don’t make your readers have to think about your meaning. Spoon feed them. Use commas and dashes liberally.

    9. Write like you talk. It’s okay to use common expressions from speech.

    The standards on this page include non-technical standards relevant to all web authors and technical standards relevant to some web authors.

    10. Image is Everything. Try to find a picture or graphic that accentuates your writing; we are a visual society — make the picture connect to the writing.

    11.Video. If you want to add a video, send the embedded code with the content you provide — we will do the rest.

    A Quick SEO Lesson

    The “title” of your article should be able to specifically describe the proceeding content.

    Your first paragraph should have keywords that align the content to the title — highlight, underline or italicize these keywords, so search engines can pick up your article. Sprinkle keywords throughout the article — only appropriately.

    The best way to get your content read is to offer new information, always something valuable — teach us or show us something that we didn’t know already.

    Good Luck

    To  submit an article, opinion, study ect — please send to

    editor@upstartnation.biz

    Note: Once materials are sent in, Upstart will be autonomous in our use of such materials.