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Want to contribute an article to one of the biggest sneaker communities in the world?
Are you a blogger, photographer, videographer, artist, comedian, or musician looking to gain greater exposure? Are you interested in sneakers, music, art, streetwear or lifestyle culture? But before you submit a guest post at KickBackz, read these guidelines to ensure that your post gets approved.
KickBackz has a large community of fans with customers in over 30 countries and thousands of weekly web visitors. Being a community blog, we always encourage upcoming bloggers to contribute an original article related to the topic of our blog in order to showcase themselves in front of a wide audience.
KickBackz has been online since 2013 and is one of the most popular footwear marketplaces in the sneaker industry. The purpose here is to help you to reach out to a new audience base, share your talents, and perhaps most importantly, give something back to the community.
Let me share a few more reasons why contributing to KickBackz is a good idea:
- We have over 210,000 people who follow us on various mediums (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc…)
- We have nearly 20,000 email subscribers.
- KickBackz fan base includes Grammy-nominated musicians, both former and present NBA stars, and other notable figures, who all read and visit our site.
Before you join the other bloggers who have already contributed to KickBackz, here are some tips and important things for you to consider when submitting your post to ensure that it gets accepted.
How can you become a KickBackz Blog contributor?
To become a regular contributor at KickBackz, here are some tips that will help you to get your article accepted and published:
Check our blog and check out the first few pages to understand what kind of articles we publish here and what kind of articles users engage with the most.
- Write content that is solely focused on quality and adding value for readers.
- You have to be a blogger or a genuine reader who has something to write and share for the KickBackz community.
Here are a few of the categories that we accept articles from:
- Any piece of news highlighting sneakers or sneaker culture; release date information; product reviews; sneaker based events; interviews; editorials, etc...
- Fashion, with an emphasis on streetwear.
- Music, with an emphasis on hip-hop, R&B, and rap.
- Urban lifestyle and trending topics.
- Sports, with an emphasis on the NBA or NCAA.
- NYC and Tri-State area based events.
- Visually appealing or creative photoshoots.
Article Quality: Articles should be a minimum of 400 words and should cover the topic in detail. Incomplete details are like half-cooked food; no one loves incomplete articles. I take quality as one of the major considerations in accepting guest posts. To ensure your article gets published, write a very original piece which is written specifically for the KickBackz audience.
Credit: KickBackz respects individual work and if your idea is derivative of someone else’s work, feel free to give them credit. The same goes for images that you use on your post. Please give credit where credit is needed.
Screenshot + Video: Images speak a thousand words. Add images to convey your message, but don’t add them just for the sake of it.
- If you are a video blogger, you can also submit your video to KickBackz’s Youtube channel. Just create a video, drop us an email, and we will tell you how to submit videos.
Self-promotion: We allow genuine contribution and allow backlinks. You will get a chance to build a brand for yourself by contributing a post to KickBackz.
Copyright: We respect everyone’s work. In case we find out that you have copied a post from somewhere else, you will get an instant ban and immediate removal of all your blog posts from KickBackz. Also, by submitting a post to KickBackz, you give us copyright ownership of the post. This helps us to deal with any DMCA related issues.
Reposting Your Article: For SEO reasons, you may republish your submission on your personal blog or website only after we have published it on our blog first. This helps search engines rank the article higher.
Comment: Comments are the conversations about your published article. Answer any queries related to your article via the comments. This will give you more exposure and help out your readers.
Audience: Primary target demographic is age 13 - 26, living in major U.S. cities. 80% male, 20% female.
Types of Posts:We accept a variety of different types of content including: standard blog posts, podcasts, videos, galleries, surverys and polls, and more.
Submission: Please submit completed posts via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Articles may either be Google Doc or Microsoft Word formats. PDFs will not be accepted.
Rights Of Use
By submitting your article to KickBackz Corporation, (“KickBackz”, “We” or “Us”), the publisher of the kickbackzny.com website, you and/or your organization will be granting KickBackz unlimited rights to use across KickBackz digital and physical channels. If your content is accepted and published, your content may be distributed across our channels, including web, social media, RSS, email, mobile, and PDF. We also retain the right to edit for clarity, tone and style.
We assume that you have the right to grant the use for all materials your provide. It is your responsibility to verify this prior to submitting any materials for publishing. If you are providing KickBackz with images, please include a short statement about the related copyright and rights of use.
If you have any questions, please direct them to our editors at email@example.com.