Thank you for your interest in contributing content on HOMEiA. Before you begin producing guest post content for our site, please take the time to read our policies to see whether this is a good fit for you.

Your understanding of our policies will be reflected in your communication with us. We will place a priority on responding to thoughtful inquiries over those that are sent as part of a “copy-and-paste” email blast. (Oh yes, it’s easy to tell!)

If you have spent a few minutes browsing, you have seen the quality of our content and presentations. We strive to continually improve our website and ensure the quality of our content for years to come. In order to do that, as we open the door to accept a small number of guest posts, we need to be clear about our expectations for content on HOMEiA. That way you will know in advance whether this is a good fit for you, which may save you time and effort.

We receive many requests every day asking for permission to contribute to with the promise to deliver high-quality content. In our experience, “high-quality content” is a relative term. It means different things to different people, and that is okay. We respect your time and want to clearly state what “high-quality content” means at HOMEiA, before you invest hours in your content production.

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First, is not a typical guest post website. HOMEiA is an educational platform that promotes thoroughly researched, well-written and strongly presented content on topics related to real estate. We only allow a limited number of incoming guest posts each month.

At HOMEiA, we’re striving to create the type of content that can thrive (not just survive) over time.

Google’s search engine is becoming more sophisticated every day. The use of artificial intelligence will increasingly turbo-charge its algorithm.

To perform well in searches, the content must possess “context” (good insights relevant to the searcher’s intent) and provide a positive “experience” for readers.

HOMEiA’s readers have grown accustomed to this level of quality. We want our writers and guest posters to design their content around an experience. This helps to make content more memorable for our audience.

No content mills

We strictly avoid guest post requests from agencies that hire each of their writers to churn out ten 700-word articles per day. Those articles are typically hastily written and lack research and context.

While many link builders still use this approach to guest posting for backlinks, we believe that, soon, the sites with high content volume but low context value will be downgraded in the eyes of Google as its algorithm gets more intelligent over time. One classic example of this situation is EzineArticles, whose guest posts have become significantly devalued over the last decade.

Besides, Google BERT has been able to pick out a phrase in the entire article to answer (or to rank) for the searchers’ queries, which means the “low context” guest blogging approach is very risky.

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Humans and machines

Today, artificial intelligence is already able to compose poems at a level where it is difficult for an average person to distinguish from work composed by a poet. Soon AI will be able to scrawl the web to gather information on a certain topic, then compose a unique article of 1,000 words at the ninth-grade writing level, with the help of existing content editing software like Grammarly. When that time comes, the link builder agencies described above will end their content guest post approach and their contracted writers may be out of work.

However, while composing a unique article that passes a plagiarism test (like that of CopyScape) at the 9th grade level is easy for AI, composing a high-“context” piece of content is much harder. That requires a living, breathing professional writer.

Therefore, to avoid wasting your investment of time on low-context content that will soon be devalued by Google, we encourage you to invest your time writing content that’s strong in terms of both content and context—and which will hold its value in the long run.

Our definition of quality

At HOMEiA, high-quality content means the content has been rated by our editors and industry experts at a level of 9 or 10 on a scale of 1-10. This score is significantly above the average of 5. Writing that scores below 5 is regarded as “spin content.”

Here is an example of an author who is a power content contributor on HOMEiA, having written many articles with a quality rating of 9 to 10. If you really want to guest post on, this is what we expect from your content. And here is a short list of our guest post examples.

If you have read this far, you are probably not looking to guest post solely for a backlink. To reward you for your efforts, if you are interested in one of our guest post options, please fill out this application form and we will get back to you soon.

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5 Factors that Make HOMEiA's Guest Posts Different …and why posting is worth your money, energy and effort:

  • Trustworthy content. Content is added to the web at an exponential rate, and often the validity of its arguments and information is not verified. HOMEiA’s mission is to stay away from that black hole by having topic experts carefully review content for each guest post before publishing it on our site.

    This significantly minimizes the chance that our readers will consume misleading information, which can have negative consequences if people believe and/or act upon such advice. We strive to be thoughtful in the content we publish on to avoid unintentionally hurting our audience.

  • Great graphics. Content is GOLD at HOMEiA, and it shows in the quality of our guest posts. We strongly believe that great educational content should be presented with complementary graphics that increase its impact. If you take the time and effort to produce great content, our team will work with you to present your guest post in the best light possible. Here is a short list of our guest post examples.

  • Optimized for SEO and users. Our digital marketing team optimizes each guest post so it will be search engine-friendly and user-friendly. The effectiveness of your content is maximized when these two key factors are optimized right out of the gate.

  • Author profiles. We provide a dedicated author profile page which can help you establish strong authority in your vertical markets. You can use your profile page as your online resume to showcase your best work while utilizing our dedicated communication features (phone and contact form) to track leads coming to you.

  • Effectiveness feedback. The more helpful and insightful your content is, the more we will link to it from existing and future content on You can track the performance of each post when you log into your account. This feature gives you direct feedback on which content items interest our audience, so you can produce more of them to build your trust authority in that specific area.

  • HOMEiA is the unique platform for those who value their time enough to produce the type of content that is worth sharing. That approach sets these authors apart from many others, and these experts are having fun as they achieve greater success in their careers.

    If you are one of them, congratulations and welcome home! If you are working hard to join this unique crowd, keep at it. We are here for you and ready to give you honest feedback.

    Life is short. Why not make a small impact with each content we create?

Frequently Asked Questions

Look here first for answers to your questions; we will continue to add to this list over time. We will also post announcements here as we make updates to our guest post programs.

Yes — if your website features relevant, high-quality content. We reserve the right to decline backlinks to irrelevant or “spammy” websites.

No thanks! does things differently.

A. Team-Written Content

At HOMEiA, we don’t accept free guest post articles. Most of the content published on our site is produced by our internal team in our effort to maintain high content quality on

B. Topic Experts

We only allow topic experts who we think will best fit our content contributor program.

We don’t respond to email blasts; we prefer to connect directly with real professionals.

C. Guest Posts

Each month we allow only a limited number of spots for incoming guest posts, to add more diverse perspectives to our content.

We take well-written guest post articles and add graphics and video summaries to them attractive and user-friendly to the audience. We also optimize the articles and video summaries for search engine friendliness and for optimal performance.

Better yet, we share that content on our social media pages to give it a further boost.

D. Our Approach

At HOMEiA, we believe that to stand out in the overcrowded space of guest post publishing, we have to make sure that our authors’ guest posts are prepared well in a way that gives them a very high chance of outshining the competitive content online. That is why we don’t accept free guest posts and publish them without alteration like many other blogs do.

The authors who value their time, are proud of their work, and want to establish a strong professional profile online are those who find the ideal platform to help them shine vibrantly. If you are one of those authors, please learn more about our unique guest post publishing.

HOMEiA is on a mission to create and promote The BEST content in our vertical, while attracting talent collaborators to our team.

As of May, 2021, no longer accepts incoming guest posts from general writers.

Why? Here are a few key reasons:

  1. We want our audience to benefit from educational content produced by real professionals who practice day-in and day-out what they share on At HOMEiA, we strive every day to improve our content and presentation for the audience.
  2. We want to build a strong relationship with professionals in and around the real estate industry who can stand behind their content on, making us more confident in presenting their expertise to our audience.
  3. As content spinning software becomes more advanced, we will see more spun articles that are indistinguishable from those produced by general writers. Meanwhile, as Google gives increasing weight to E-A-T— expertise, authority, and trust content (especially with YMYL content) — its artificial intelligence (AI) software will quickly catch up and devalue sites that appear to use automated content.

These are three factors we consider carefully before publishing new content on We hope you now understand why we can’t accept articles from general writers, even though many are willing to pay for the exposure that provides.

At HOMEiA, our team is committed to forgoing any short-term gain that may harm our long-term success.

A topic expert writer is someone who has several years of experience researching and/or working on one or two specific topics.

For example, Jenna S. worked for a furniture company for three years as their content copywriter. Over those years she learned a lot about furniture, and a year ago she quit that job to start her furniture review blog. Now she wants to guest blog on about how to choose good furniture for your home.

Another example is Jared, who started his lawn care business eight years ago in high school and managed it through college before selling it to work full-time for one of the largest lawncare product companies as their content manager. Now he wants to guest blog an educational article on

On the other hand, people whom we don’t consider to be topic expert writers are those who write on any topic at their client’s request. They search for a few articles online to read and, based on that information, produce an article for guest blogging. We consider these writers to be general writers and not topic experts.

Since May 1, 2021, our company policies don’t allow us to publish guest post content written by general writers. Number three (#3) above explains why.

We may impose a waiting period when an applicant does not comply with our guest post requirements.

At HOMEiA, we stand firm in our commitment to provide engaging, useful content from professional topic experts and influencers. To ensure that our guest posts meet these standards, we require:

  1. A completed application.
  2. 5 examples of published writing.
  3. A LinkedIn profile so we can verify expertise.

We won’t waive these requirements for a fee. Repeated requests that we do so may lead us to block the applicant.

Some blog sites bluff on price — they start high, then spend a lot of time haggling back and forth. HOMEiA is different. We offer a real price upfront, so we can spend our time producing high-quality content.

If you continue to ask for a discount after we’ve clearly stated our policy, we will stop responding.

Why do we stick to our price?

Because we value quality over quantity. We limit the number of guest posts each month — even though guests are willing to pay — so we can give each post the attention it deserves.

Here’s what we do:

  • We make sure that each backlink takes readers to a helpful content.
  • Our content team reviews and edits the post for quality.
  • Our graphics team prepares graphics to go with the article.
  • Our SEO team optimizes each article.

We bet you won’t find another website out there that presents incoming guest posts at the level we do. Here are some examples:

If you want your guest post to be presented nicely, along with a high-quality backlink that doesn’t dilute the site’s “link juice,” we hope you’ll agree that our marked price is a bargain.

For more information, check out our guest-post options.

Multiple factors contribute to this policy:

  1. We want to maintain the quality of our backlinks by allowing only a limited number of backlinks to go out each month.
  2. We want to have a larger and more diverse group of topics experts sharing their knowledge on

We do keep a list of authors whose articles perform well on, and periodically we invite a few into our Contributor PRO program.

No — HOMEiA has a firm-price policy. We stand by the value of our high-quality content presentation and backlinks.

If we charge more than other sites, it’s because of our hands-on approach. Our team proofreads, prepares images, and optimizes on-page before we publish an article on

Why don’t we publish everything we receive? Because we believe our high standards will protect your investment even as search algorithms change.

We also limit the number of guest posts each month to ensure the quality of our backlinks. is not just a blog website, but also a real estate platform for professionals to promote their HOMEiA profiles. We strive to surround these profiles with helpful, well-written and attractively presented content that elevates the site.

Give it a try! Once your content is published on, you’ll see the difference first-hand. Here’re examples of clients who paid the full prices to guest post on our site.

Yes — once you have published 10 articles or more on, you’ll become a HOMEiA-certified author. Once you’re certified you’ll also be able to log into your profile, where you’ll get a permanent do-follow backlink.

Yes, but only to our VIP members — if the web page we link to meets our quality standards (at our sole discretion). These standards include but are not limited to the following:

  • The website is trustworthy and a good resource (not “spammy”).
  • The content is of high quality and relevant to the anchor text link on our page.
  • The content we link to is not overly promotional.

No — most of the time we will provide the images or graphics if we choose to publish your article. Only when your article covers unique products or services will we need your images and graphics to complement your content.

The duration of your active link depends on the package.

A. Silver package

Your do-follow backlink remains active for 365 days once your article is published on

There are several ways to extend the link:

  • Renew the do-follow backlink for another year at 80% of the current rate.
  • Redirect your do-follow backlink to a different website with helpful/related content at 90% of the current rate. (The new site must meet our quality standards.)
  • Convert to a no-follow backlink for an additional 365 days by submitting improved/refreshed content prior to the expiration date.

(NOTE: By updating your content every 365 days, you can keep your no-follow backlink for many years. All updates must meet our quality standards.)

B. Gold and Diamond packages

Your do-follow backlink usually remains active for 12 months unless you purchase for multiple years for a small discount on the current low prices. At HOMEiA, our mission is to continually evolve to make our platform and content better for our members and audience.

To extend the link:

  • Extend the do-follow backlink for an additional 12 months by letting us know 30 days before the expiration date, and we will send you an invoice for whichever price at the time.

Better yet, once you reach 10 or more guest posts with an average score of at least 9.0, the time length of your new backlinks from our site will expand from 12 months to 15 months, then to 18 months once
you reach 20 articles.

Your messages may have been dismissed for one of the following reasons:

  • HOMEiA received the same email message at multiple email addresses belong to our staff.
  • HOMEiA received the same template message multiple times a day or on multiple days.

We treat these messages as spam and filter them accordingly. If a message gets through, our internal team flags it and the email address is blocked indefinitely.

HOMEiA’s goal is to publish high-quality and insightful content that benefits our growing audience and increases traffic to our site.

When a link builder purchases our Silver or Silver Plus package but submits an article that doesn’t meet our quality standards, we either refund 100% of the money or hire a topic expert writer to research and edit or rewrite the content before it is published. This service is billed to the contributor as a $35 add-on expense.

Our Gold package avoids this problem by assigning a professional writer upfront to produce high-quality content on your behalf.

If you select the Silver or Silver Plus package for a guest post, you must submit high-quality content. At HOMEiA, high-quality content means the content is rated by our editors and industry experts at a level of 9 or 10 (on a scale of 1-10).

For example, here is an author who is a Contributor PRO on HOMEiA, having written many articles with a quality rating of 9 and 10. If you are committed to guest posting on, this is the level of content we expect.

Once you submit your article, it goes to our content team for a review and feedback round (and, if needed, a second round).

On our 10-point scale, anything below an 8 is regarded as “spin content” and is rejected, while content rated 8-9 goes through our internal editing process.

If your guest post article does not meet our quality standards after two rounds of feedback from our team, we will refund your payment in full. If this happens, we will be unable to accept future guest post applications from you.

If your article scores well, we will move forward and prepare your content for publication.

To be the best in the industry, we can only accept content from the best contributors. We are pleased to work with those of you who share our values and want to help us build a site that will be highly regarded for years to come.

Any of the following might cause your article to move more slowly toward publication on

  1. A. Too many backlinks. Our SEO team reviewed and approved your target web page for one backlink from, and you made the payment to place your guest post order. However, once we received your guest post article, we found more than one outgoing backlink in your article’s body.
  2. When that happens, we have to track down the payment receipt and review the article text to remove the unauthorized backlinks. Because we have many guest post orders to process for other clients, this step may delay the content team’s review by a day or two.
  3. B. Our first-rate presentation. Unlike average blog websites, which publish any text you send their way as soon as you make the payment, HOMEiA takes content publishing very seriously. We strive to deliver high-quality and thoughtful content to our audience for years to come. To meet this standard, we require 4-5 business days to prepare each guest post article for publishing.
  4. After our content team reviews and approves your article, our design team prepares the graphics for it and our SEO team optimizes it before it is published. That’s why the presentation of HOMEiA’s content is much better than most websites out there, and why the majority of our content ranks higher on the Internet.
  5. C. Too many status requests. If you have submitted your article to us less than a week ago and it is under review by our content team, any request we receive for the status of your article (or attempt to hurry the process) will instead delay the process.
  6. When we receive these requests, our guest post coordinator will have to reach out to the content team and review previous emails to see whether we are late on delivery (which rarely happens). This costs time we could be using to process your article.
  7. On average, each follow-up email will delay your article by one day. The fastest way to get your article published is to let us focus on doing our work well for you without interruption.
  8. D. Poor writing quality. When our content team determines that an article is poorly written, we have 3 options:
    • Refund your money 100% and decline any guest post orders from you in the future.
    • Ask you to hire a topic expert writer to rewrite the article before resubmitting it.
    • In some cases, if the topic is interesting enough, we may offer you the option to have HOMEiA hire a professional to research and rewrite the article, then publish it with HOMEiA listed as an author, while you still get a backlink.

We reserve the right to cancel your guest post order and refund 100% of your money if we notice any of the following:

  1. a) Your submitted article is automated content, duplicate content, or poorly written.
  2. b) Our team has witnessed unprofessional or disrespectful conduct from you during our pre-publication process.
  3. c) Your submitted article is less than 1,000 words.
  4. d) Your content is too promotional in style.

We will forego short-term revenue in an effort to maintain the highest level of content, as well as positive, professional communications for everyone involved with

We are working hard to attract respectful, talented people to our team. We do that by emphasizing quality work and professional communication. HOMEiA is focused on serving both clients and partners with both high-quality content and excellent standards for conduct.

We are here to do meaningful work and build meaningful relationships for years to come.

At HOMEiA, when our digital content marketing team sees an article that is well written, covers its topic well, and has good potential for reshare by our audience, we may invest our resources to produce a summary video to make the article more shareable.

Besides embedding that video at the top of your article, we also upload a copy of the video onto HOMEiA’s YouTube channel and social media pages — with a backlink to your article to boost its exposure.

This program, unique to HOMEiA, helps knowledgeable authors amplify their hard-earned content without the extra marketing costs. It is our pleasure to offer this service where we feel it is worthwhile. When you succeed, we succeed!

If you submit in your article as a guest post, or if you do so on the behalf of your client, your name or your client’s name must be listed as an author of that content. Currently, we don’t label your article as a sponsored post.

We feel that if you are unwilling to put your name on the guest post content you produced, our site is not for you. We want to be a platform where authors are proud to establish their professional profiles.

Each month, our company policies only allow a limited number of backlinks going out. This helps us to retain our backlink quality.

When you request a guest post spot, and we confirm that one is available for the current month, we email you a PayPal invoice so you can prepay to hold it.

If no spots remain this month, you can prepay to reserve a spot for the next available month.

This policy keeps prices lower by ensuring that we receive payment for our team’s efforts.

If you want to reserve a spot, please contact us.

Once you’ve had 10 articles published on, you qualify as a HOMEiA-certified author. This status gives you access to your profile dashboard — among other perks — so you can promote yourself as a professional writer.

And here is an article that will show you How to Boost Your Credibility as a Professional Writer to Gain More Clients.

Yes, we will consider it for our Silver or Silver Plus package — as long as it meets our quality standards and hasn’t been published on another site.

For video content, please contact our video content production team. We will get in touch with you directly for further discussion.

No — we only publish unique content that has not been posted elsewhere. We strictly avoid publishing duplicate content.

No — our company policies require prepayment for Every guest post article.

No — publishing guest posts on our site, along with backlinks, is a service we provide that offers advantages to guest bloggers.

If you want to make money on our platform as a professional writer, you can attempt to get sponsored into our Contributor PRO Program.

The best way to gain exposure is through our benefit-rich Contributor PRO membership on This VIP membership is by invitation only; an existing Contributor PRO or one of HOMEiA’s executive team leaders must personally sponsor you.

To get noticed by those people and increase your chances of being sponsored, you need to prove your expertise by producing and publishing insightful content on reputable websites related to real estate topics like those on

At the same time, reach out to build a relationship with influencers. As you network with these influencers, ask to share the content you’ve already published on other reputable websites and invite them to review your written content.

Contributor PRO is a community of expert influencers who use this platform to add another channel of revenue and take advantage of other benefits HOMEiA provides while networking and collaborating with like-minded individuals.

No — we only link to our affiliate partners’ content or qualified guest posts.