Write For Us – Health and Fitness Guest Blog

Guest Blogging For Sand & Steel Fitness & Health

Sand & Steel’s Blog Covers Fitness, Mobility, Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Yoga, and Corrective Exercises.

Guest Post Process

There are 6 steps to our guest post process.  We get between 50-80 submissions a week for guest posts.  If you do not follow the below process, your post won’t be approved.  If you are interested in advertising, please use the form below to make your inquiry.

  1. Contact us. 
    1. Call us:  We prefer to receive a call, because then we know you are a real person.  If you have to email, please include “READ GUEST POST STANDARDS” in your text body so we know you read this page.  Although all the requirements for posting appear on this page, some people have trouble understanding them.
    2. Topics: If you want to see what kind of topics we approve, just check our blog.  Do not waste time and ask whether we will approve a certain topic.  Look at the kind of articles we write and make your own intelligent determination.
    3. Request to Approve an Outline: We do not pre-approve outlines, abstracts, etc.  Please post the entire, finalized draft to our guest blog.
    4. Checking the waters: Don’t email us and ask us if we are interested in working with you, etc.  We get 50-80 submissions per week.  If you are interested in guest posting on our blog, please follow these steps.
  2. Link to our website from your website.  We actively monitor all incoming and outgoing links.  One of the elements of pricing we consider is the value of the link you can provide to us.  We’ll see the link (automatically), but feel free to let us know you completed this step when you contact us.
  3. Write a Review of our blog.  Please post a review on YP.com.  We are trying to build a profile on YP, and we really need some 5 star reviews.  Just talk about the quality of the information on our website.  Talk about the videos we post, etc.   Really anything you like.
  4. Pricing Information
    1. How much does it cost?  Everyday we get about 40 emails asking us how much to charge for Post XYZ.   Because we have minimum quality requirements, we can’t quote you a price until we see how much work it is for me to publish your quality of work.   We edit each and every guest that is submitted.  Editing takes time, so we charge for that time.  How much time?  It depends on how good your post is.
    2. Can the post be so good that it’s free?  Yes, although it’s challenging for most people to do this.
    3. Can you send me examples of what posts were good enough to post free?  Yes, here is a post on fitness trackers that met the requirements.
    4. Can I advertise for a product or service?  You can, but we charge a monthly cost for that.  It’s $50/month plus the cost to bring your post up to our minimum advertisement standards.  What’s the difference between an advertisement and a guest post?  These are advertisements (Styku & Yoga Workshop).  This is a guest post (Healthy Fats and Yoga Adjustments).  If you aren’t sure, just submit the post and we’ll tell you.
  5. How do I Submit a Post for Review?
    1. Create your account and post your draft. You can post through or form or use the wordpress dashboard.  Create your photo, copy, and a power item. 
      1. Photos are original images that we are going to use in your post.  Original means photos that you took or artwork you created.
      2. Copy is the text of your post.
      3. Power item is an infographic, original video, spreadsheet, ebook, or some other valuable content. 
    2. Double check that your post meets our Guest Post Standards.
  6. Email us and request that we approve the article.  Don’t request that we approve your article until you have completed steps 1-5.  Once we receive your request, we will send you a price proposal taking into account the quality of your Review and Backlink.

Guest Post Submission Form

Create WordPress Account

Health Write For Us Standards

FITNESS WRITE FOR US STANDARDS
Your guest blog post reflects on our brand and our business.  While there are may website that accept guest posts, when you write for us on health or fitness, we expect something powerful. We expect to learn something new, the information better be researched, and it better be well-written with original videos and pictures.

Image Guidelines for Guest Posts

  • Acceptable Resolutions: 1200 x 630 (at least one image in this size).  Additional images may be 1200 x 900; 600 x 600.  Online Cropping Tool.
  • If you are using an image gallery all images need to be same resolution.
  • Original images only that you took or made yourself (no stock photography permitted.)
  • All articles must have at least one image.

Content Requirements for Guest Blogging

  • At least a thousand words covering a properly scoped project.
  • Your article must contain a power item (video, infographic, spreadsheet, etc.)  Something valuable enough that it would want to a personal trainer share it on facebook, etc.
  • All content must be original may only appear on Sand & Steel’s site.  If you’d like to have it appear on your site as well, you’ll need a canonical tag indicating Sand & Steel as the original source.

Yoast SEO Lights

When you create your blog post you’ll see that we use Yoast Premium SEO Tool.  Please set your keyword phrase and make sure all the lights are green before you ask use to review your post.

Publication of Guest Posts

Not all articles are published.  Some people write poor articles that we can’t publish.  If accepted, articles are generally published within a week of submission.

Copyright for Guest Posts

Sand & Steel will own the complete copyright in your content (writing and media.)  You grant a perpetual, nonrevokable license to Sand & Steel to share, edit, revise, distribute any of the articles you submit.  All work you submit must be original content and media.

Sample Guest Blog Post on Yoga

Yoga Asanas Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) Technique, Progressions, and Flows
  1. 500 words on Eka Pada Rajakapotasana(practice point, tips, and technique).  A video of the author demonstrating the pose.
  2. 500 words on progressions and regressions for Eka Pada Rajakapotasana
  3. 10 poses to flow into before Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (transition to pigeon)
  4. 10 poses to flow into after pigeon (transition from pigeon)

Guest Post Features

  • New Blog Posts Can be Featured on our Homepage
  • Full Rich Snippet Control
  • Optional Sharing to our Social Media Sites
  • 1 Second Loadtime w/ Mobile First Architecture

Guest Post Options

Free Guest Blog Posts
Use the form above to submit your guest post to us.  If you have a well-written posts on Olympic lifting, Yoga, Fitness, Nutrition, etc, we may publish it for free.  Quality counts though, and the better your article is, the better chances they we’ll publish it.  Very strong articles may be featured on our homepage and shared on our social media channels.
Guest Blog Post Editing Fee
Frequently, many authors need to assistance to get their articles up to Sand & Steel’s standard.  The Guest Blog Post Editing Fee allows us to improve your post so that we can publish it.  Plus, edited posts are always promoted on our home and social media accounts.
Do-Follow Links via Commenting
If you just want a do-follow backlink, you can use this service to purchase a link on any of our existing posts.  Please include a thoughtful intelligent comment about the post, plus offer a few additional nuggets of information relevant to your post. As for the anchor text, put it after your name. E.g. Paul Roberts. Alexandria Health Expert.
Guest Blogging Services -- Content Writer
If you run a guest blogging SEO company (we work with companies like OceanSeo, OutreachMama, HigherVisibility, etc) you are probably looking for strong copywriters to keep your clients happy. Paul is the feature editor of Sand & Steel’s blog and has a biomedical engineering degree and a Juris Doctorate.We have several pricing options available for our copywriting service including a free option (we get a backlink, your client gets a backlink, and you get free content written by an expert.)
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