Contributor Guidelines

We only want to publish the best guest bloggers that produce the most helpful content.

That means that the articles that you will publish with us are more in-depth, more interesting, better researched than any other article on the same topic.

The different post types we accept: 

  • How to, ultimate guides, and tutorials
  • Book lists (we love them.) If there is no book list already published on our site on your topic we would love you to create one.
  • Case studies and research
  • Answering a question in-depth (why, what …) – you can use to generate hundreds of ideas about any topic. This is one of the two article types when a shorter article might be enough as long as it’s the most helpful.
  • “Best”, “Top”, and “Types” lists
  • Long lists that cover or curate a topic in depth
  • Buying guides, product reviews and product comparisons (x vs y) – you can’t do this type of article for your own company products
  • Gift lists
  • Shopable content also known as comtent. Here are some great examples.
  • Co-branded custom graphics created exclusively for us: maps, infographics… If the graphic answers the user search intent the best, we only need a short intro to publish it. Please add our logo to the graphic and of course also add yours. You can find our logo at the bottom of this page.
  • Quotes lists. You need to write a good intro about the topic as well as create custom quality Pin images (735 x 1102 px) for at least 1 in 8 quotes and add our logo to them. You can find our logo at the bottom of this page.

We do not accept content that:

  • Is overly promotional
  • Has been covered on our blog before
  • Not unique or has been published elsewhere online
  • Is created for the purpose of selling links to 3rd parties. We will delete your author account and all posts if you are caught doing this

Submission guidelines

The minimum article length that we accept is 1.500 words. The longest we published so far is 17.000 words. To get a better idea of how long it should be, search your article title on Google and make it at least 500 – 1000 words longer and more helpful than any of the top 3 ranking articles. If you don’t believe that your article is more helpful than the top 3 results please do not submit it.

Link to other websites for proper attribution of images, research, data, quotations, and outside content referenced in the article.

All claims relating to benefits and performance must be backed up with data.

Whenever it’s helpful, please include screenshots or images (you can submit without any images). If you didn’t create the images please link to the source. Two good sources for free images are Unsplash and Pexels.

If it adds value to the article, you should also embed videos, slides, and any other type of media.

If your article is accepted and published, you agree to grant UpJourney copyright. You are not allowed to republish it to your own blog, Medium, Linkedin or any other publication in written, audio, video or any other format. We reserve the right to edit the article as we see fit and update it in the future.

UpJourney logo

If your article focus is a custom-made co-branded image (map, infographic, or some other type of visual), please add our logo to it.

You can also use it on your website if you have a “Featured on” or media section.

Both logo versions below have a transparent background.

Black font:

UpJourney logo black transparent

For the logo with white font click here.