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How to Publish Articles on OutBüro

Our publishing platform allows active Yearly/Monthly members. See our Get Published article for an introduction.

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.

We have added a new feature to reward Authors. See Authors/Content Creators Earn on OutBüro.


  • Follow Articles: Publishing Platform Guidelines
  • Note that will be moderated: reviewed for potential approval. It will not be publicly visible on the site blog until it has been approved.
  • Via the Publishing Account Dashboard, you’ll be able to edit the article and/or delete it.
  • 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.

Adding an Article to OutBüro

  1. While logged into your OutBüro Yearly/Monthly Member account, under the News, Articles, and Resources (blog) tab, choose Submit Article.
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Title: Enter an article title that is catchy, includes pertinent SEO key words and under 50 characters is ideal.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Article Excerpt: Add a short summary of the article, try to keep it under 150 characters.

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Featured Images: 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.

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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.

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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.

Edit or Delete Articles

See Edit or Delete Articles documentation.

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Affiliate/Influencer Program Overview

As an OutBüro Affiliate/Influencer you are an independent marketer.  Since OutBüro, like every business or organization must have marketing and that comes at a cost. OutBüro believes in the power of your awesomeness and creativity. So, why not just pay you?

Let’s grow together.

  • Start immediately earning a stream of income by referring your audience, members, customers, clients, fans, team, league, friends, and website traffic to OutBüro using your unique Affiliate/Influencer URL slug for any page
  • May additionally offer a unique coupon to offer a discount and simultaneously associate the new membership subscription with you
  • Commissions are based on the percentage of what’s actually paid for the term of the coupon
  • Use provided creatives such as premade shareable logos, images, and website ad-like images.
  • Use the Brand Guide for OutBüro branding assets and guidance.
  • Let your energy, enthusiasm, passion, and creativity explode. Try things you’ve not done before. Get your audience pumped up about connecting with you on OutBüro.
  • Consider creating a group on OutBüro asking your audience to join you there for content only found there. If you’d like to do more, let us know.
  • You’ll have a dedicated Affiliate/Influencer Rep that will help get you started, be your primary point of contact, monitor activity, reconcile your commission, and as able to offer ideas on things to try.
  • Beautiful, clean, and simple Affiliate/Influencer Dashboard to update your information, view activity, article/page analytics, payment history, and commissions due at any time.

Regardless of your current situation, we want to grow together. So, if joining the site right now as a Yearly/Monthly subscribed member is financial difficulty, use the Contact Us form. We may be able to offer a special discount and resources to get you on your way to growing your affiliate/influencer member base on OutBüro.

The bits

  • To be an OutBüro Affiliate/Influencer the person, business, organization or entity must be an active Yearly/Monthly member on OutBuro.com.
  • Submit your Request to be an Affiliate/Influencer. Complete the form. In the message area please tell us a little bit about yourself/your organization, provide links to websites and social media profiles, and a short description of why you think it’s a fit for you and your audience.
  • Cookie Duration =Your referral cookie will be active for 60 days from each click.
  • Levels – 3 levels deep
  • Last referer attribution – If two OutBüro Affiliates/Influencers attract/invite the same visitor, the most recent OutBüro Affiliate/Influencer link/coupon used by the visitor at the time of registering is attributed.  See below for a detailed explanation.
  • Earn commission dispersible 30 days after subscription transaction
  • Minimum balance of $50 to process payout
  • Eligible commissions are paid monthly, on or around the 10th of the month for the preceding month
  • You must have a PayPal account and provide the associated email address for processing commission payouts electronically

Just think how quickly those funds could add up. Check out the Affiliates/Influencers Income Estimator.

Idea for More Income

Consider adding content to the blog. Check out Get Published on OutBüro.

Ideas for that Extra Income

Use the funds in any way you see fit.

If you are an individual Affiliate/Influencer:

  • Spread it out as a well deserved extra income source
  • pay a bill or two
  • pay down/off your credit card debt
  • pay down/off your car
  • pay rent
  • pay down/off your home
  • fund a vacation
  • the possibilities are endless

If your company is an Affiliate/Influencer:

  • apply the funds to business expenses
  • donate the funds to local LGBT non-profit charities
  • throw a great party for your employees or customers
  • it’s up to you

If your organization is an Ambassador:

  • Speak with your accountant on how best to categorize the funds.  Consider it a donation/stipend or income earned
  • Use the funds to fill in the gaps from your members’ donations
  • Use the funds to expand your community services
  • It’s up to you

Understanding last referrer associated

So, let’s say that we have an Affiliate 1 (John) and Affiliate_1 (John) shares a link. Now, visitor_1 clicks on the link, but they don’t sign up as a Yearly/Monthly Member that visit. 

54 days later, a second affiliate named Affiliate_2 (Suzzy) shares a link that the same visitor_1 clicks on and then at that time signs up as a Yearly/Monthly Member.  Affiliate_2 (Suzzy) will be attributed and associated with the new Member Subscription account.  Thus Affiliate _2 (Suzzy) will receive the commissions from visitor_1‘s subscription fees. 

It is therefore important if you are working to attract visitors to OutBüro that you follow up and do what you can to get them to become subscribed members as soon as possible. Engage them frequently to visit the site to keep your cookie active, more likely their last referrer, and ultimately become a subscribing member so that you get them as part of your Affiliate/Influencer Income Stream.