It’s time for you to submit your column to TotalPreneur™ Magazine!
Yep! At last, we’re ready to accept articles for our Inaugural Issue, with a target publication date of December 5th. Woohoo!
As you may know, most magazines have a long lead-time, and we’ll be providing our columnists and advertisers with a complete media deadline schedule.
For now, and for this first issue, the deadline for column submissions will be November 19th. Yes, it’s a FIRM deadline.
So what details do you need to know? Read on:
1. Let’s start with your purpose. Your column should be designed to provide value, position yourself as an expert and drive traffic to your course—by the use of a lead magnet. You should be linking directly to your course page in TPCourses—and you should be using your specific affiliate link (of course!).
NOTE: If your course isn’t ready for submission in TPCourses, you may want to wait for the next issue to get maximum value for your column (TPCourses faculty receives one complimentary column included with their course set-up fee. TrailBlazers receive an annual column (one column per month.).
2. Your column should be USEFUL, ACCURATE, FUN and ORIGINAL (don’t even think about sending in some recycled crappy PLR article to fill the space!). It should be in your own style, so remember that we’re dealing with entrepreneurs that want that Lifestyle of Awesome—so that means you should be catering to your avatar—and being approachable.
3. You should submit your personal glamour shot—which will appear next to your byline (just as TIME and other magazines do for their columnists). Photo guidelines are below.
4. You should also submit an accent photo to go along with your article. PLEASE NOTE: You’ve got to have the rights to the photos that you submit (for obvious reasons). Photo guidelines are below.
5. Your column should be 350-450 words. If you go long, you risk having us cut it for space limitations.
6. You will want to promote your column—we’ll provide you with the details once you’ve submitted your column.
That should cover it. If you have questions, please drop us a line at our support address or you can post questions in the Google+ community.
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1. You must have rights to all photos you provide—and must indemnify us against any claims by others (this is serious stuff).
2. Your byline photo will be reduced to 100px by 100px—please send a larger size so we can reduce it and achieve the highest quality.
3. Your “accent photo” should be submitted in the largest size possible. We’ll reduce it to fit the page—or we may even use it as a background “mood” image. When you provide the largest size, it gives us more flexibility.
4. Your images should be relevant and tasteful. The editors reserve the right to reject images that don’t meet our editorial standards.