Investor Watchdog’s Guest posting guidelines
- The positive and negative aspects of relationships between investors and their advisors. For example: how to select quality professionals; how to recognize bad advice; how to avoid bad advice; how to recognize deceptive sales practices; what is advisor transparency; why select a fiduciary, etc.
- Wall Street marketing/business practices (primarily those that damage investors). For example: Wall Street fights disclosure and documentation; Wall Street fights fiduciary standard for reps; Wall Street conflicts of interest; Why advisors leave Wall Street firms to go independent, etc.
- Educational. For example: articles about investment services and products and how they work; confusion on job titles; advisor compensation; investment expenses; performance, etc.
- Hot current topics. For example: what appears in the media that might be read by investors.
Review & Approval:
- Submitting an idea for approval before writing the article is desired. This does not guarantee an approval of the article for posting, but it does ensure that an investment of time is not made when the topic is not applicable.
- All articles are subject to review and approval by Watchdog staff. Watchdog reserves the right to make minor edits before articles are published.
- Post length should be 300-700 words.
- Based on review and approval, content will be posted in two business days.
- Watchdog does not publish repurposed material. If this is not an original piece of work, then at least 30% of the content must be changed before Watchdog will publish the article.
- All comments will be approved before they are sent to the guest contributor. Notification to the contributor will be via email. Watchdog wants interaction between readers and guest contributors.
Categories, Keywords, Links, Photos:
- This is supplied/included by Watchdog’s Editor. If an article or bio needs a link referenced, then it will be provided to our Editor who will edit the final material accordingly.
- A link to the contributor’s website will be placed in their bio, whenever possible. If the contributor is writing about another story they did and need to reference that in the new post, that link is allowed.
- A short bio (300 words or less) is to be included. In addition, there will be a photo and website link.
- Once an article is submitted, Watchdog’s Editor will select the categories and keywords, insert a photo and any necessary links and will also proofread the content. No major changes to the title or content aside from grammatical/spelling errors will be done. Once published, the only time a change is made is if there is a significant error missed that needs correcting.
- Watchdog will add guest’s website to our blogroll, if they will do the same. Watchdog should be able to link out to their website, via their bio. Through their own promotion of their written content, InvestorWatchdog.com should be linked back.
- It’s accepted practice that a guest post should not include any promotion.
- Watchdog will post the article through our channels, and appreciate if they also post through their channels.
- Guest posts belong to InvestorWatchdog.com. It is credited to the author and cannot be republished anywhere else.
Contact Susan Bishop (email@example.com or 916.792.8392) to learn more about becoming a guest contributor at Investor Watchdog.