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Become a Guest Author

At Inc42, our endeavor is to keep expanding our community of active contributors, influencers and domain experts who wish to share their knowledge, experience and insights about the topics that matter in the Indian startup ecosystem.

Why Inc42 is an ideal platform to write for?

  1. Inc42 reaches over 20 million people every month and your writing can reach a large chunk of it.
  2. Our readership is a diverse group of people, from the leading CEOs, CXOs and investors to the folks working in the startup industry who’ll be the future entrepreneurs. You’ll reach the people who matter.
  3. You’ll have your own author page on Inc42, your articles will be SEO optimised and very likely your articles will rank on the most competitive search queries in Google which will bring in more readers to your article over time.

Types of guest posts we accept

  1. An article which has insights about a particular domain/industry in the startup ecosystem such as Foodtech, Fintech, Agritech etc.
  2. Generic topics providing value to the audience like Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Product Development etc.
    ▸ An article in the form of advice to entrepreneurs, investors or innovators.
    ▸ An article about your learnings from your personal entrepreneurial journey.
  3. We also accept listicles, but they should not be promotional for a specific brand/company or promoting your own brand/company in any form.
  4. Articles about a specific sector update/forecast.
    Examples: change in policy, the introduction of the new tax regime, any impending merger/acquisition or controversial issues that require a conversation.

Guest Post Submission Guidelines

  1. Ensure that the article is not in the form of a press release or meant for mass consumption or promotions. An article shouldn’t be promoting any particular brand or the brands associated with the author directly or indirectly.
  2. Articles must be shared in .doc or .docx format only.
  3. Make sure the content is original (not plagiarised). In case we find that your article is plagiarised, your article won’t be published.
  4. The article word-length should be at least 700 words.
  5. Inculcate data and add proper references and linkbacks to the source.
  6. If you want to include linkbacks to your website or blog then ensure that only 2 backlinks are included (One in the article body and one in the author bio).
  7. Sub-divide the article using pointers and subheads to make it skimmable.
  8. The article shouldn’t have been published on any other platform before submission to Inc42. After publication, the article is the sole property of Inc42 and it shouldn’t be republished elsewhere after that.
  9. We may edit or modify your article a bit if we feel like any word, sentence or a segment is not in sync with our niche.

Apply as a guest author