CardFellow takes pride in our status as a trusted resource for information about credit card processing. Our guest author program allows us to bring new expert perspectives to our blog while maintaining the high standards our readers have come to expect.
Our first priority is always education – guest posts must be informative and factual. If you’re just looking to build links or make a sales pitch, our guest author program isn’t for you. If you’re interested in sharing expert knowledge on a business and financial topic, we’d love to hear your ideas.
Submitting a Pitch
CardFellow will only approve pitches that are of interest to our audience: small business owners, C-suite executives, and managers. Please do not pitch us topics geared to cardholders/consumers, ISOs, agents, or others within the industry.
Additionally, CardFellow does not accept articles that rehash topics we’ve already covered in our blog, unless you have a unique angle or a substantial and significant update. This means we won’t accept articles about processing rates and fees, common pitfalls of processing, and explanations of the industry. We also do not accept guest posts that focus on a specific company, product, or service.
If you’re unsure whether we’ve covered a topic, be sure to search our blog.
To submit a pitch for consideration, please email your name, company name, and a headline and short description of the proposed article to email@example.com. Please also include links to your work or a sample of your writing.
If Your Pitch is Approved
CardFellow will reply to all pitch submissions. If your pitch is approved, your completed article will be expected within 30 days of the approval. If multiple pitches are approved, deadlines will be discussed further. The following guidelines must also be met:
- All content must be original and exclusive to CardFellow. Article cannot be an adaptation of existing content.
- Use a friendly, professional tone.
- Articles should be neat and scannable – use headings, subheadings, or bullets where appropriate.
- Use proper punctuation and proofread for spelling and grammar.
- Articles should be a minimum of 600 words. There is no maximum, and we welcome longform pieces.
- If you include links in the content, they must be relevant, trustworthy, and helpful to the reader. CardFellow reserves the right to remove links as we see fit.
- Guest posts may not be republished in entirety elsewhere. You may optionally publish a few sentences of your piece and link to the full article on the CardFellow site.
Acceptance of a pitch does not guarantee publication. CardFellow reserves the right to decline to publish articles not meeting our standards or to edit content to bring it up to standard. This may include editing for accuracy, style, tone, or other reasons at our discretion.
Guest authors must include a 1-2 sentence bio. You can optionally include either a link to your company’s website or your Twitter name.
Completed articles should be submitted in .doc or .docx to firstname.lastname@example.org.