This is a detailed guide for writing a guest post for Factory Solutions.
What I’m looking for
- Original content that tells my readers something new about lean manufacturing, six sigma, process, or running a factory. This content is simply the most important factor of all.
- Posts should be backed up by research, charts, data, and expert quotes, not your opinion. It’s easy to write what you think. It’s much harder to produce data that backs up an argument.
- Substantive discussion. Short posts usually get rejected (though there are exceptions).
Common mistakes with guest posts
- Writing the guest post before you pitch me. Please send multiple ideas, with bullet-pointed sub-points, and let me suggest the best one for my audience.
- Not doing your research. First, note how I format and present posts here on Factory Solutions, then copy that format and presentation for your posts. Educate yourself on the type of content I share.
- Not sending writing samples. Until I get to know you, you’re a risk. I don’t want my team to spend time emailing back-and-forth if the result turns out to be a crappy post. And I don’t want to disappoint you by saying “no” after you put in work writing your post. So send writing samples so I can understand if you’re a good fit.
- Underestimating how long it takes to write a good post. An average post on Factory Solutions takes 6-10 hours to write.
- Making me do additional work. When you submit the final guest post, it should be fully ready to be inserted into WordPress, and it will just magically work. You should write your byline, format your post, add images on your server (but also attach them to the email), and otherwise, make it 100% ready to go.
Ready to submit a guest post idea?
Contact us directly and put “Guest post idea” in the subject line.