frequently asked questions

Section 1: Getting Started

How Do I Submit An Article?

  1. Log into your Expert Author Account.

  2. Select the Write & Edit tab from the top of the interface.

  3. Once in the Write & Edit tab, you'll see the "Submit New Article" screen. This is where you will begin typing your article.

  4. Select each section of this form to begin typing your article. Selecting the blue question mark will give you helpful tips, blog posts, and audio to help you optimize each section of your article.

  5. Once you have completed the current section, select the blue right or left arrow on the top of the field to navigate to the next section you wish to complete.

  6. Select "Save" to save your progress or "Cancel" to exit the current field without saving. When you have finished entering your content, select "Submit This Article" at the bottom of the page to send your article to our editors. You will receive email notification letting you know when your article has completed editorial review.

What Are the Editorial Guidelines and Why Should I Read Them?

As part of our commitment to making article writing an effective platform we've outlined guidelines to better serve our authors, users, and publishers. To be qualified to be published on our site you must apply and follow these guidelines. This is important for a few reasons.

  1. Your credibility as an expert author in your niche is important. As is our credibility in being your platform. The higher the quality the more positive the user experience is.

  2. Readers come back when you've earned their trust. This is done by providing value in every article. More value = Increased traffic back to your website or blog.

  3. It decreases the likelihood that your article will be rejected or your account removed. Original and informative articles create a positive experience.

It is important to read the Editorial Guidelines before submitting articles to our directory. Also review our Author Terms of Service. Be informed.

What is WYSIWYG?

WYSIWYG is a commonly used acronym for "What You See Is What You Get" (pronounced "wiz-ee-wig"). Put simply, WYSIWYG is a program that allows you to see your edits while you are making them. The Write & Edit tab of contains a WYSIWYG editor for expert authors to use when writing the Article Body section of their articles rather than needing to add HTML.

You can turn the WYSIWYG editor on or off depending on your skill level and preference. If you prefer not to be concerned with the basics of HTML, this tool is for you.

Turning it ON looks like this:

Turning it OFF looks like this:

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