Editorial Guidelines and Policies

For contributors, please make sure you read Hustle Inspires Hustle’s Editorial Guidelines and instructions for contributed content. Please email to connect@hustleinspireshustle.com info about yourself, previous work, and any other info relevant to us making a decision on whether or not to consider you as a contributor on our platform. Please attach a Professional headshot photo (.jpg or .png) and links to website and your most active social media platforms. Email subject line should be HIH Contributor Request.

Editorial Guidelines:

1. Original Content Only.
All Hustle Inspires Hustle content must be 100% original & written by you. Content posted on Hustle Inspires Hustle cannot be reposted or republished anywhere else. We maintain a zero tolerance policy toward plagiarism and checks both staff and contributor content for such offenses.

2. Subject Matter.
Hustle Inspires Hustle is a media outlet, therefore every story should be around the subject of either business, marketing, entrepreneurship, podcasting, self-development, and more. Thus, full-on investigative reporting is required. If you have a subject that isn't listed, but liked to still touch on, please email us and let us know.

3. Expert Opinions
If you are a subject-matter expert, you are more than welcome to analyze a particular topic, news, story, or event providing your own opinion and take-away. If you’re an expert, you can “analyze it". Hustle Inspires Hustle may add an “Opinion” disclaimer to some pieces.

4. Grammar Usage
All articles must be proofread before submission. Please use correct forms of (your & you're), (their, they're, and there), etc.

5. Linking Out
Each blog article requires at least one (1) link to another reputable news source with respect to any research. We will NOT approve any affiliate or promotional links, as they are not reliable and only hurt the outlet’s ranking, indexing, and of course, credibility (including yours).

6. Internal Links
Always use internal links. An internal link is one that points to another page on our website. If you have written previous articles on Hustle Inspires Hustle, we advise to link back to your own latest article on Hustle Inspires Hustle. If not, feel free to link back to any of our previous articles or podcast episodes that best fits.

7. Conflicts of Interest
Hustle Inspires Hustle may not accept certain content that would otherwise serve as an advertisement. Contact our editorial team for more information.

8. Article Submission Requirements
Please create your draft on Google Docs and share final draft with connect@hustleinspireshustle.com. Your content will NOT publish automatically as it must be approved by an editor beforehand.
• Please include 2-3 suggested photos for your article in the Google Doc, along with the Image Credit hyperlink.
• All articles MUST contain the proper heading tags (H1, H2, H3, H4, H5)
• If there is a keyword you'd like to optimize for SEO purposes, please include it in the Google Doc Footer.
• Articles are required to be a minimum of 500 words. There is no maximum of words.

Associated Press Editorial Guidelines
For all other editorial guidelines, we follow Associated Press — or AP — style.
For more assistance, please visit the “AP-style cheat sheet” here.

Hustle Inspires Hustle’s Fact Checking Policy
We strongly adhere to our ethics policy and conduct fact checking on all articles. Our team is dedicated to ethical journalism – fact checking information, analyzing the sources, and being factual and true with our words.

Corrections Policy
Hustle Inspires Hustle may issue a correction or update from time to time as necessary. Such instances will be clearly marked at the bottom of the article that was updated with new information or issued a correction.

Ethics Policy
This policy applies to all members of Hustle Inspires Hustle’s team, and in some parts to its contributor program. We are dedicated to writing ethically and truthfully.

All members on the Hustle Inspires Hustle team are NOT allowed to accept any financial trade in exchange for positive reporting. However, writers can be given special access or product in exchange for coverage. Writers MUST disclose any product they may have been given in exchange for coverage and are required to get this type of coverage approved by an editor beforehand.

Social Media
Staff is asked to remember that social media content is a reflection of Hustle Inspires Hustle as a company. We asks that its staff practice good judgement in using social media. As a member of the Hustle Inspires Hustle team, we encourage you to use your social media as a tool — but understand that your actions on social media reflect who you are as a person (and ultimately, the companies you represent). Avoid circulating information that has not been proven 100% true, or could imply inherent bias in a way that may compromise your reputation and ours.