$99.00 USD, $179.00 USD

Skip the Line Concierge for PR and Content Marketers

Skip the Line is our new VIP content concierge service for content marketers, brands, and experts who need a fast and high-quality content placement, upon approval. The $99 per post rate includes:

  • Priority queue
  • Editorial review, approval, and publishing within 48 hours
  • Homepage placement for 72 hours (or 3 days) in the Recommend Reading section
  • Social media amplification to 48,000+ followers across our official Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts within 24 hours of publishing. One (1x) post per account.
  • No expiration date

Skip the Line – Pro Upgrade includes two Do-follow links instead of one. 

Submission Standards

Articles submitted for consideration should be of interest to readers of YFS Magazine. We like articles that introduce new ideas and advance conversations around topics and trends that engage our readers–think op-ed rather than thinly veiled marketing messages with no valuable takeaways.

While we encourage drawing from your own experiences in business to support your ideas, over-the-top self-promotion (of yourself or your company) will prevent us from publishing your article. The same goes for dense jargon and abstract, blanket assertions. We do not accept pitches or press releases here, only complete drafts.

Guest Post Checklist

To get started, here's a brief look at our submissions standards. All guest post should be:

  • relevant to our readership engaged in startups, small business and entrepreneurship
  • original content – plagiarism is strictly impermissible
  • submitted as final copy, between 500 and 1,000 words
  • correct in spelling and grammar (we recommend Grammarly – it's free)
  • evidential of cited sources (a maximum of 3 citation links) to properly credit original authors when using quotes, data, case studies, statistics, etc.; hyperlinks should be relevant and support the citation
  • proofread with the assumption that no editing will be necessary
  • correctly formatted for HTML – (we recommend Draft to write and export documents into HTML) 

For some wise words on the writing process, see “So You Want to Write an Article?” by A List Apart to learn about common pitfalls we see in submissions and how you can avoid them.

A Note On Links

Skip the Line – Pro Upgrade includes two Do-follow links instead of one. 

Each submission may include a maximum of:

  • one (1) permanent Do-Follow link, 
  • and two (2) No-Follow Citation/Authority links 

The two citation (i.e., authority) links are used within content to add more context and to link a reader to another source that will add additional and important information to the topic at hand. Authority links cannot link to the Dofollow link domain.

Links MUST be clean URLs (i.e., semantic URLs) that are readable and intuitively represent the underlying resource as well as relevant to the subject matter of the content (An example of a clean URL is: yfsmagazine.com/startups/top-startup-tips/). Links deemed promotional and spammy will be deleted. Submit content in HTML format if your article includes links. We recommend using an online text editor (e.g., Draft) to correctly format your guest post.

Inquire about our Analytics Package upgrade, to convert Do-follow URLs to tracking URLs.

Your Rights and Ours

Content must be the sole property of you the "Contributor" and must not violate the copyright, patent, trademark, right of privacy or publicity, or any other legal rights of any person or entity. If you are a third-party submitting content on another parties behalf, you must have expressed permission and authorization to do so. You retain all rights to your work. However, by submitting a guest post, you grant YFS Magazine a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable license to the content, which YFS Magazine may use and distribute (along with your name and identifying features) on its websites, applications, and other properties and those of its affiliates and business partners, as well as for marketing and promotional purposes, online or offline, in any medium and mode of delivery. Given the real-time nature of content development and distribution, all sales are final. Once a payment is made, it is non-refundable. By submitting articles to YFS Magazine you indicate acceptance of our Guest Contributor Agreement

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.