Guest Submission Guidelines
Thank you for your interest in Hostel Management guest submissions. Our community is all about sharing experiences and knowledge, and guest content is a great value to our members. Please read the following guidelines to understand what we are looking for.
Whether a blog post, video post, webinar, etc., your content should follow a few simple rules:
It must be:
Altruistic: The main motivation behind any submission should be the intent to help the Hostel Management community. Highlighting individual contributions is ok, as long as it contributes to a piece of content that helps to educate others.
Relevant: The content must be directly related to the business of running or starting hostels such that it's likely to be of interest to hostel owners/managers or people who would like to start a hostel someday.
High quality: Whatever the type of content, it should stand out. A guest blog post should be high-quality writing, a guest video post proper technology & sound, etc. Evidence of previous high-quality content may be necessary, especially if you are not an active member of our community.
It must NOT be:
For selling: Content that aims to “sell sell sell” will not be accepted. This type of submission is not written solely for the purpose of sharing experience. If you are writing on behalf of a PMS system, a booking engine, etc., please earnestly consider this point. An alternative option for you could be Sponsored Content.
Appearing elsewhere: No part of the blog post can appear on other websites, nor should it ever have appeared on another website, nor will it ever appear. A rehashed version of the post shouldn't appear. The guest post should be created solely for Hostel Management only.
It could be:
To increase professional standing: Your writing can be used as an opportunity to show the rest of the community just how much you know about your topic. You are the expert in this writing, let it show.
As a spotlight: We may use a guest submission in our Spotlight section, with a focus on the writer, a hostel, or a product. Especially if the content is something novel or unique. Please note that this is not guaranteed, and is at the discretion of the Hostel Management team.
Hostelmanagement.com reserves the right to make editorial adjustments in order for a piece to be clear, balanced, and useful to a wide audience.
In order to receive authorship credit for your writing, you will need to have a fully completed profile on HostelManagement.com and we may require an exclusive license agreement that affirms the "not appearing elsewhere" guideline above.