Grow your authority as a business analyst by joining the guest post crew, and gain valuable exposure to our engaged business analysis audience.

Thanks for your interest in joining the guest post crew on BCMG. Seriously. We’re thrilled!

Here is some stuff you need to know before we go any further:

  1. Content must be valuable and relevant to our audience.
  2. We do not post links to products or services we do not personally use or endorse.
  3. If you’re all about the sell or harvesting links this isn’t the blog for you.

With that out of the way let’s get down to blogging business!

Guest post guidelines

We’re looking for posts that are generally 750 – 1,000 words in length. Shorter or longer posts are okay as along as it’s valuable and relevant to our audience, but should be discussed with us before submission. Pictures speak a thousand words, so illustrations, infographics and diagrams are welcome.

Your guest post MUST include:

  • A great headline.
  • Subheadings to break up long sections of text. Numbers, bulleted lists, and other formatting are great to highlight the key elements of your post.
  • Correct spelling, punctuation and grammar. BCMG has been known to get a bit loose now and then but there are some fundamentals you just can’t get wrong.
  • A bio up to 30 words in length, including a contact point for readers. If you have social media handles you want linked or a company website, include those too.

It might be necessary to ask you to make edits, or make edits ourself, just to ensure the style is consistent. Don’t be offended.

It’s not a prerequisite, but you might get extra points if you reference or build on earlier BCMG posts.

We want you to

  • Share your knowledge and experience, making sure it’s relevant to BCMG audience.
  • Be original and creative. Go through the blog and see what’s already been posted. A good post offers insight and value.
  • Tell a good story with a beginning, middle and end.
  • Inject some personality! No one likes a boring read.
  • Allow us to be the exclusive distributor.

Topics our audience love to read about

BCMG readers love to hear about a lot of topics including:

  • Stories: personal journeys and discovery encountered during your business analyst career, the positives, the negatives and what you might do differently next time.
  • Insight: case studies detailing what went into analysing and managing business change, business problems and solutions along the way, and the final outcome.
  • Knowledge: applying business analysis practice during strategic analysis, business analysis, process modelling, requirements engineering, benefits management and business acceptance.
  • Expertise: templates, tools, techniques and underlying competencies such as, leadership, communication, documentation, negotiation, presenting and other soft skills.

These are just a few suggestions to get your blogging firing but if you have other ideas get in touch, as we are happy to showcaserelatedcontent your feel is valuable and relevant.

Before you press send

You should know that as the PREMIER business analysis platform in South Africa a lot of care and attention is put into every single post we publish and we are focused on maintaining our standards.

  • We don’t accept posts that are unoriginal and have been published elsewhere.
  • We don’t accept posts that cover basic-level information done a thousand times before. It’s not that you can’t cover beginner level content, but find a new angle and make it interesting.
  • We don’t accept posts that lack focus, have loose structure or that don’t stick to their point.
  • We don’t accept poorly-written posts that contain bad spelling, grammar or punctuation errors.
  • We don’t accept advertorials or posts with marketing, self-promotion, affiliate links and any purely promotional content.

So … now what?

Email media@bcmg.co.za. If you put “Guest Post Submission” in the subject line we can pick you out from all the other emails we get, and make sure yours doesn’t find its way into the spam folder.

Please note we cannot guarantee that your article will be published.

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