Guest Blogging Spotlight: The Becomer

Guest Blogging Spotlight: The Becomer

The Blog: The Becomer

Guidelines: The guidelines “are pretty simple,” explains Simon, founder of The Becomer.

“Submissions must be about topics like entrepreneurship, personal finance, personal development and success stories. The post must be at least 900 words, with a maximum of two backlinks (don’t link to landing pages or things you want to sell). A bio must also be included, and no product promotion is allowed within the post.”

Editor: Simon Cave

Contact Info: simon@thebecomer.com

Topic: The Becomer focuses on topics related to starting an online business, freelancing, side hustle ventures and creating passive income. The site also features ideas on improving personal finances and paying off debt as a way to help readers regain control of their lives.

Target audience: The Becomer’s target audience includes individuals who feel stuck in their jobs, want to get out of debt or who are frustrated with their lives but don’t know what steps to take to change it.

The goal of the site is to guide readers to financial independence by offering different ideas and strategies for what’s considered normal.

Compensation: No compensation.

Other perks: “Once the post is published, I will constantly share it with the community of more than 30,000 great people,” explains Simon.

What kind of posts they like: Some of the most popular or helpful articles are list posts on business ideas, mistakes to avoid and pain points faced by readers in this niche. In addition, Simon enjoys interviews with other successful entrepreneurs.

Examples of three posts that have done well: The Becomer has only recently started accepting guest posts, so these are some of Simon’s posts that have performed particularly well:

  1. How to Start Freelancing With No Experience
  2. 12 of the World’s Cheapest Destinations to Travel on a Budget
  3. How to Build a $8 Million Empire by Age 27

What you can do to help the editor say YES: “Don’t write long pitches,” warns Simon. “Be straight to the point and show me that you can bring value to The Becomer community,” he says.

Lead time: It will take about two to three weeks before your post will be published.

Google Page Rank: 3

What’s Google Page rank? In basic terms, it’s Google’s assessment of your site, from 1-10, with 10 being best. You want to guest post for sites with high page ranks because when that site links back to your blog, it boosts your SEO.

Where else would you like to pitch your guest posts? We’d love to hear your ideas for future Guest Blogging Spotlights!

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8 comments

  • Pimion says:

    The description of this site sounds great. I’m wondering, why the google page rank is so low?

    • Alexis Grant says:

      Hi Pimion — 3 isn’t actually that low. It’s not super high, but it’s challenging — and can take years — to build up to a 4, 5 or 6. Have a look at some of your favorite sites and what their page ranks are!

      This site, for example, sees about 120K uniques monthly and we’re still a 3 page rank. We’ve been around for 2 years and consistently publish high-quality content. My site, alexisgrant.com, is a 4, but sees far less traffic.

      Cheers!
      Alexis, founder of TWL

  • Pimion says:

    Thanks for explanation, Alexis.
    Google seems to be unfair) This site deserves higher rank anyway.

  • Very informative. I’m a newbie in this biz and this type of information is priceless. Thank you!

  • Sergio Felix says:

    Hello Carrie and Alexis,

    Very cool information on guest blogging, particularly because I have never accepted guest posts on my blog (but I might soon) but I do have one question regarding your page rank mention though…

    Do you guys know that Google stopped updating Page Rank since December 6, 2013?

    It’s still a valid metric for Google (they built the algorithm after all) but the idea of updating this metric for the public has definitely stopped.

    This was mostly done to protect site owners from spammers, attacks, etc; but not all is lost.

    There are many other indicators you can check for new sites that don’t show a high page rank such as number of comments, shares, page authority, domain authority, percentage of links, mentions on important sites, etc.

    Just wanted to throw this in because Page Rank as we used to know it, shouldn’t be a metric we should pay that much attention for relatively new sites (authority sites that are 1-2 years old and that don’t show a high page rank when they should).

    Other than that, fantastic content Carrie! 😉

    Sergio Felix

    PS. I always look at Page Rank whenever I visit a new website, I just don’t make it the most important factor anymore in terms of SEO.

    • Good point, Sergio — we did know it’s not quite as crucial as it used to be. We’ll look at incorporating other metrics into our Guest Blogging Spotlights that might be more helpful for bloggers — thanks!

      Heather
      TWL Assistant Editor

  • Ariana Smith says:

    Thank you for sharing this awesome content. I am a newcomer in this platform and get help.

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