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Guest Posts and Sponsored Posts

The most engaging way your company or product can reach your core open water swimming audience

The World Open Water Swimming Association is a global community dedicated to the organization, promotion and recognition of open water swimmers, events, records, trends, publications, films, podcasts and achievements in the world of marathon swimming, including solo and relay channel crossings, competitive races of all distances, especially the Olympic 10k Marathon Swim, extreme swimming (including ice swimming, winter swimming, stage swimming, and high-altitude swimming), coaching, officiating, and piloting.

We are currently accepting publication-ready articles (guest posts) and sponsored posts.

Guest Posts

An open guest post is a post your brand writes. It will be published and promoted on WOWSA as a post on the site, your brand will have full writer credit. The post can include an introduction by WOWSA, will include links back to your site, and your information in an author box at the bottom of the post giving all writing credit to you. The post will be published and promoted as any post on WOWSA.

Guest posts can be combined with a giveaway if you provide a product with a value of $25 or more to our readers, and you ship to the winner once drawn.

Price: $250
Availability: 1-2 weeks after receipt of finalized post/approval
Featured: Blog, Newsletter, Instagram, Facebook (2 pages, 1 group) and Twitter

Guest Post Guidelines

All guest posts on WOWSA must adhere to the guest post guidelines, which are as follows:

  • Minimum of 500 words.
  • High-quality large images (at least 900px wide)
  • Well-written (good grammar, proper spelling, SEO friendly)
  • 1-3 quality links (no spam or questionable sites linked)
  • Topic & finalized post approved by WOWSA prior to approval
  • Image for featured image and correct sizes for social sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Example of Previous Guest Post

Swim Secure’s Open Water Swimming Safety Guide

Sponsored Posts

A sponsored post is a great way to promote your product. It is less invasive than an advertisements and gives your brand a natural fit.

Marketing your product with quality content gets three times more leads than paid search advertising.  According to a study by Neilsen and Mode Media, consumers spend 2.5 minutes reading a sponsored article.

With a sponsored article, WOWSA will post up related to or specifically about you/your product, and post it to our blog as any other post. These posts will be FTC compliant, will include high-quality images (taken from you or your site), and a minimum of 500 words. They will also include links to your website/product/blog, and any other relevant links that enhance the article and SEO. Sponsored posts will be shared across our various social media accounts and promoted.

The Sponsored post can also be combined with a giveaway if you provide our readers with a prize valued at $25 or more, and you will send the prize out after the winner has been drawn.

Price: $300 (for basic promotion) or $375 (for promotion including paid ads on Facebook and Instagram*)
Availability: 1-2 weeks turn-around time
Featured: Blog, Newsletter, Instagram, Facebook (2 pages, 1 group) and Twitter

*Specify targeting

Examples of Sponsored Posts

(coming soon)

Product Reviews

A product review is another great way to feature a product. You must send a product to WOWSA for review, and we will take high-quality photos and share our honest opinion of the product on our blog along with the quality photos and links to your site/product. There will also be an FTC disclaimer (as pr FTC guidelines) noting that we received the product for review, but all opinions are 100% ours.

The product review can also be combined with a giveaway if you provide a second product for giveaway valued at $25 or more, and you will send the prize out after the winner has been drawn.

Price: $50 + Product
Availability: 2-3 weeks turn-around time following receipt of product
Featured: Blog, Newsletter, Instagram, Facebook (2 pages, 1 group) and Twitter

Examples of Product Reviews

(coming soon)

Featured Interview

Want WOWSA to interview you so our readers can get to know you better? WOWSA will provide you with a list of interview questions you can answer and you can also provide some related high-quality photos to go along with your answers. The post will also include links back to your blog/site/social media accounts. Post will be shared across all of our social media and promoted.

You can also include a giveaway at no extra cost with this post as long as you provide a prize valued at $25+.

Price: $200
Availability: 1-2 weeks after receipt of finalized post/approval
Featured: Blog, Newsletter, Instagram, Facebook (2 pages, 1 group) and Twitter

Featured Interview WOWSA Live YouTube

WOWSA can interview you on our popular WOWSA Live broadcast. We will provide you with a list of interview questions you can answer. The video will be shared on our YT channel, a post on our blog which also include links back to your blog/site/social media accounts. The video will be shared across all of our social media and promoted.

You can also include a giveaway at no extra cost with this post as long as you provide a prize valued at $25+.

Price: $250
Availability: 1-2 weeks after receipt of finalized post/approval
Featured: Blog, Newsletter, Instagram, Facebook (2 pages, 1 group) and Twitter

Sponsored Social Media

WOWSA also offers some sponsored social media options in package or a-la-carte. Check out these options:

Business Package

This is the big social media option, with lots of shares. This package entitles you to the following over the course of a month:

Price: $150/monthly or $400/3 months

  • 1 Instagram Post
  • 1 Facebook Posts – 3 Shares to our groups and pages
  • 1 Tweet

A-La-Carte Social Media Options

These are the options for business and company Social Media posts on an individual basis.

  • Instagram Post – $75
  • Facebook Post – $75
  • Twitter Tweet – $20

If you’d like your social media posts boosted (paid through the social media platform’s advertising options) you will need to add an additional amount to the charge above. The amount depends on how much you want it boosted and all of that extra amount will go to the boost/advertising. Please specify targeting preferences.

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