Who doesn’t like a bit of news, great information, warm fuzzy stories, learning something new, or just a good chuckle?
We know the challenge it can be to craft good to great to amazing content. Don’t think we’ve hit amazing yet. We’ve always welcomed guest posts from site members. As OutBüro shifts to a paid membership model, we are striving to support the community and grow together.
Earn in 2-Ways
Would you like to share your content on a growing LGBTQ+ global community that rewards you in 2 ways?
We have to pay for marketing so we might as well provide an optional ability to earn residual income through our Affiliate/Influencer program as you influence your audience (10%), their audience (5%), and their audience (2.5%) to join OutBüro as a Yearly/Monthly member. Yes, that is 3 levels deep. See the Affiliate/Influencer Income Estimatorfor more on that.
We have implemented a system integrated into analytics to track many forms of interaction with a post. Provides an Author Income and Page Performance Dashboard. We want to strive for a good balance of value for all coupled with the 1st revenue stream. From word count, a number of images or videos, total views, unique views, comments, and more for a holistic view. We’ll be working on a Post Income Estimator soon and will update this when ready. We’ll be open to constructive feedback on the base and have the ability to provide per author unique plans if agreed.
As an OutBüro subscribed member, you have the option and ability to submit content to be considered to be added to the OutBuro.com site under the Articles section. Check out the Get Published on OutBüro Knowledge Base article for more on getting started. Note here we are not talking about content submitted via the community, activity stream, group, etc. Here we are referring to articles, press releases, promotional announcements, news, community announcements, informational, or educational, stories, fiction or non-fiction story, poem, etc.
After posting, you may find you want to make some edits or delete it for whatever reason.
Accessing Your Publishing Dashboard
You must be logged into the site under the account that you submitted the content. See the Steps to Login Knowledge Base article.
Access your Publishing Account by navigating the main menu “articles”.
From either the top main menu if on a tablet or larger under the “articles” menu, chose “my publishing account“
If on a smartphone, select the main menu hamburger icon in the top right of your screen.
First, on your profile be sure you have uploaded a headshot and filled in the Short Bio field. Together, these will be displayed on every article you publish as your author block at the bottom of your articles.
Also, be sure under preferences your profile is set to use your Real Name or the pen name of your choice. This will be how your profile is displayed throughout the site. If needed you are welcome to have more than one membership account.
Lastly, in order to publish on OutBüro, your account must be set to “Author”. You may submit your first article without yet being an approved Author or you may use the Contact Us form to request your account to be changed to an “Author” prior to submitting. In either case, we’ll review and change your account if approved.
Make Money with OutBüro
Consider being an Affiliate/Influencer. Your other accounts (if you have more than one) can be your Level 1 affiliate. Check out the Affiliate/Influencer Income Estimator. We are close to bringing an Author Payment feature to the site so that based on performance and/or other factors authors, journalists, content creators, and content marketers can earn in two ways. Check out the Affiliate/Influencer Income Estimator.
It may be slightly edited to improve the layout, SEO (search engine optimization), and other factors.
As with all content on the site, even after publication, has the potential to be administratively moderated, and all content may be reported by community members is believed to not be in compliance with the community standards and policies.
Title: Enter an article title that is catchy, includes pertinent SEO key words and under 50 characters is ideal.
Article Body: We recommend composing your article in a word processor tool like Microsoft Office or LibreOffice along with using a tool such as Gramerly.com. Have any links already formatted within the article body? When your article is ready, copy and paste it into the Article Body section. We recommend adding an image or two to the article. You may also link to videos from popular video content sites such as YouTube and Vimeo.
Click the keyboard image in the format bar to extend for more options.
Click the little icon in the lower right and drag to make the area larger or smaller as you like.
Category: Choose at least one category from the drop-down menu that best matches the genre of your article. You may choose more than one category, yet do so judiciously and purposefully. Selecting all categories will not help exposure and actually diminish search engine optimization results. If you believe additional categories should be added, we are happy to consider adding more. Go ahead and choose one that is present and then submit a Support ticket requesting an additional category to be considered.
Tags: Add a 1-4 tags that summarize the body of content separated by commas. Example: Gay Film Director, Gay Screenwriter, Lesbian Producer, Transgender Actor, Queer Film Cast, LGBTQ Movie, Gay Short Film, etc.
Article Excerpt: Add a short summary of the article, try to keep it under 150 characters.
FeaturedImages: Upload an image to be the article feature image. Featured Images should be at least 1200 pixels wide and 800 pixels high and no larger than 3 megs. It should be either .JPG or .PNG file format. This is YOUR marketing billboard. Make it “POP”.
Click the Featured Image button.
Use the standard file manager on your devices as you normally do.
Notes to Site Admin: Optionally provide any notes to the site admin/content reviewer you desire about this specific posting. This is not a replacement for the Support ticket if experiencing technical issues. This WILL NOT be included in the article posting.
Submit: To save/submit your article for administrative review and approval click the Submit button. Else, click the Save Draft to return to your work at a future date.