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Want to be a blogger for Hawaii Smart Guide?

We are always looking for new voices and new travelers to join our team of HSGbloggers! We’re a group of Hawaii lovers, learning new things and sharing our experiences with each other and our readers, one blog post at a time. You’ll be a part of a community and you’ll also have your own space to share your stories.

Before you contact us, read through the guidelines below.

What we ask of you:

  • We ask that bloggers commit to one post per week, especially to start. We look for bloggers who want to stick around for a while as that is the only way to build a readership.

  • We prefer that you have some experience with SEO, or at least know what it is. If you aren’t an expert, that’s perfectly okay.

  • We work with WordPress. Again, we’d love it if you have some experience with this, but no need to be an expert.

  • HSGBlogging is an unpaid position. Instead, we offer opportunities for press trips, product reviews, and other perks, as well as support on how to write for the web. We also offer a platform for you to build your name as an independent travel writer without having to start from scratch.

What you get out of the deal:

  • You get your own space to blog—without having to deal with setting up your own WordPress site.

  • Because HSG has made a name for itself, you automatically have a built-in audience. Our bloggers grow this audience through their own efforts as well.

  • We offer support as you build and grow your site. This includes help building your audience, SEO tips and tricks, optimizing images for the web, and other skills related to blogging.

  • Many of our bloggers do product reviews and usually get to keep the product.

What we’re looking for:

Each of our blogs has a theme of sorts, whether that theme is travel for a specific age group or seeking out the Hawaii’s best drinks. If you want to be a blogger, what kind of theme would you want to do? Whether your travel focus is on the list below or not, feel free to pitch at us. We love to hear new ideas, too!

We’re especially interested in hearing from you if you’d like to write about one of these topics:

  • Things to do and see

  • Solo travel

  • Business travel

To learn more about becoming a HSGBlogger, contact us.

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