At this time, we have one of two arrangements for writers available:
- Those who create some sort of content for the website
- Those who are published via the Expiscor Publishing House (NOT AVAILABLE)
The purpose of the Expiscor Blog within the Expiscor Collective is to provide resources to others for gaining clarity, experiencing bliss in everyday life, affecting others in positive ways, and creating change in the world on an individual level.
If you don't think you can contribute by writing for the blog, we are always looking for capable, independent, and visionary people who can contribute in other ways. Learn more here.
Guest Writers for the Expiscor Collective Website
All stories, content, and written material will be reviewed and edited by the staff at the Expiscor Collective. Any changes to the content will be confirmed with the writer to reduce any likelihood of conflict. As per the nature of our blog, some content will be published, other content will not.
Individuals own their content on the blog. If you choose to rescind access to the content, you can do so and the content will be removed without issue.
Before you submit or ask to write/provide some amazing content for our blog, please review the reasons for content rejection below.
Reasons for Content Rejection
We abolish inherent discrimination towards others, you should do the same. Our project is not about rebuttal or criticism, we offer educational material to many audiences.
Life is inherently challenging when made to be so. Sometimes, we might find ourselves tempted to take out our frustration on other people when they are unfortunate enough to be there at that moment. Please don't do so.
Never mistreat others even if it seems they are at fault to you. Be respectful, nurture each other and learn how we can create solutions instead of discovering more problems.
Hateful people will not be associated with our brand, and we will not condone articles that hint at hate/disrespect towards others.
Companies approach our writers and us regularly, looking to be featured on Expiscor Collective. The best response is to point them toward our sponsor page. We only accept relevant personally examined for quality people, products, or services.
If a company decides to sponsor a post by a writer, the writer and Expiscor Collective must disclose the vested interest in italics at the bottom of the post.
- Do not add logos in the feature image.
- Do not add hyperlinks in the title or subtitles.
- Do not add hyperlinks to the company website.
- A direct quote from the founder must be added with relevant linkage.
If you're the co-founder, founder, or influential person of a company and you've provided this info in your bio with a link to the website, sponsored articles will not be considered paid promotions.
Not Disclosing Vested Interest
Expiscor Collective has a strict policy of transparency and disclosure. Suppose you mention any products or services created by Expiscor/Kyrios Kairos. In that case, we need to inform the readers that you are somehow affiliated or invested, financially or not.
If Expiscor has had a positive effect on your life and you want others to experience similar results, mention it as it is. If you're affiliated and receive payment from any earnings from our programs, disclose it.
If you're writing about one of our books/courses, mention that you might receive affiliate income from purchases made through your link. If you're an affiliate member of our membership program, you must have some sort of acknowledgment to the people you share the content with.
We only publish full stories. However, you are free to submit multi-part series and indicate so in your articles. Don't fear to do so if that's what best fits the tone of voice for a specific topic or audience.
Poor Quality Control
Good grammar is essential to the success of any piece. A reader's opinion will be hindered if they are distracted by bad spelling or formatting, so it sucks when this happens!
Fortunately for you, though, there’s a simple fix—proofread before you submit. Use spell-checking and grammar software. We appreciate your willingness to put in the extra effort and even overlook some common mistakes that second language speakers may make.
We know how hard it can be for someone who doesn't possess English as their first language, but we still encourage you to try! The only thing left is for us all to grow together through storytelling. No matter what country or culture you come from, we don't discriminate.
The first paragraph should be your hook, not an introduction. Think of this as the Abstract/Executive Summary for a research report that summarizes key points from each section. This is to make them easier on the eyes and quicker to grasp.
Breaking down your points into a few well-written paragraphs will help you get the most out of any blog post or article. Readers are much more likely to stay engaged with shorter pieces than they would be if they suffer through 12 inches worth of text on one page alone!
The best way to give credit where it’s due is by hyperlinking your sources. For images, add the name of the original author or publication in captions, so readers know who made them!
The three-strike policy we have in place is an elegant way to ensure that our readers get original content, and it's helped us build a reputation as one of the leading publishers in the space.
We perform deep checks for plagiarism for every submitted article, so you know your work will be attributed appropriately. If found guilty after thorough checking (which happens very rarely), then there are penalties.
First Infraction - When the writer plagiarized on purpose/by accident, we provide them an opportunity to redeem themselves. The account will not be deleted, and they can correct the plagiarism for the time being.
Second Infraction - The article will not be submitted, and the writer's account will be suspended until the writer gives a written undertaking never to repeat it.
Third Infraction - The violating account will be removed. A deeper conversation will have to occur with the writer to see what the issue might be.
Not Somehow Related
We require you to at least explain how your stories relate to our world of spirituality, esoteric or occult, or related topics of interest, even if they seem unrelated on paper!
We want readers who enjoy reading more than just one genre. Because the blog part of our organization is an educational project aimed towards seekers in life, we need you to be similar in mind.
You must present something informative, researched, or practical to the readers on this website.
Inappropriate Backlink Usage
We are very particular about the use of backlinks. They should only be used sparingly and with care, as they can cause serious harm if too many appear on any page or site.
- To ensure that your backlinks are diverse, you should have at least 2-3 links from other reputable sites for every 1 link to your blog.
- The number of links that you can add to your blog is limited. You may only use 1 link per 500 words, so if an article has 2000 words in it. There would be four opportunities for linking back.
- You must add links to other articles by Expiscor Collective within your paper so the report does not look like promotional material.
- Once your story is published, it's in the public domain and cannot be changed or modified without express written permission from Kyrios Kairos. Adding or changing promotional links after publication is grounds for the removal of all your articles and disposal of your account.
Generic SEO-Oriented Mechanics
We all know that Google algorithms give much love to Top X articles. However, the race for better SEO often comes at a cost of content quality--especially when you're vying with other sites for higher rankings in search engine results pages (SERPs).
We do not encourage writing such articles. We cannot guarantee their publication, but if you do write one, please:
- Provide metrics and reasoning behind the ranking, it's not a promotional post. We do not publish articles about "best/top" products or services from guest writers.
- Provide at least 2 examples of efficacy or history/reputation of whatever you are ranking
Unattributed Previous Publishings
Expiscor Collective allows contributing writers to choose whether or not they would like their stories published on other sites. If you post them elsewhere, we appreciate a mention/link back, but it's optional.
Make sure to add the URL of where your content was initially published, this URL will be used as a canonical, ensuring there are no SEO issues. Otherwise, we'll treat it as plagiarized and take action against the abovementioned behavior.
Besides free canonical links, story distribution, and editorial review, writers can write reasonable call-to-actions, and we will update their profile page.
The headline is the most crucial part of any article. It's what catches your reader’s eye and makes them want to keep reading! The way you word this crucial element can have an impact on where Google ranks each page within its search engine results pages (SERPs).
Because of this, we often work with the writer to come up with a practical and relevant headline for their work. Keep your headlines short and sweet. Ensure they are not misleading or plagiarized from another article or website without permission (this includes HTML), and keep them under 100 characters for maximum visibility!
Lack of Images
The blogosphere is all about visuals. They say a picture can be worth 1000 words, and it's true in this world too!
Writers with relevant images on their pages will get more clicks than those without them. This is because people see what they need right away when scrolling through. Visuals support the depth of the writing.
To increase the article's visibility and overall SEO, always add a high-quality, relevant image below your headline. This will act as that all-important "Featured Image" for readers on social media or Google searches. It helps them find what they're looking for quickly too!
You can do this by taking one yourself from a source such as Instagram (providing credit where necessary). You can also use Unsplash, which provides all the source information for crediting the author. Feel free to create your visuals as well.
The image should not be used as a backlink source to other websites. Utilize the alt text to help searchability and accommodate accessibility.
The course of an article should have a crisp conclusion that leaves the reader hungry for more information.
If you've made their journey worth it, they are much more likely to engage with your call-to-action once it appears at this point! The conclusion of an article should have a clear call to action. This is, so the reader knows what they are supposed to be doing after finishing reading.
No company profiles/bios should be added at the end. This applies to individual profiles and biographies as well. Your social links are tied to your writer profile and are visible to readers at the end of the article without the need to add anything.
Do Writers Get Paid Here?
At the moment, no. The currency transacted is social exposure and usefulness to the community. Links are exchanged as well.
New writers who post a "guest" article on this website will not be paid (but they can still make money if they are related to using affiliate content).
We will be providing a live interaction service to our audience within the community at some point. This will allow you to interact and share expertise with our audience while charging a fee for hot seats.
This means that readers can visit your webinars and direct video calls to interact, learn and ask from you, the teacher, in any given field. This service is managed by Kyrios Kairos and has a fair-financial arrangement favored towards the creator.
If you're interested in becoming part of the paid video call service, please contact me, Kyrios Kairos via my social links. I will personally review the information and correspond so that both parties can decide to continue. I will then send an invite to the Expiscor Collective Expert Network within a reasonable period.
The program is revenue-share with 75% of the earnings going towards the writer, 20% going to Expiscor Collective for management and outreach services, and 5% deducted for the transaction fee of the software used to arrange these calls.
The great thing is that a writer has the choice to set their rates and availability; we have no quotas and encourage writers to take it easy at first. We've seen people set prices of $0 to engage with readers and audiences, and other calls were in the thousands of dollars.
By joining the program, you inherently agree to identify as a vocal member of the Expiscor Collective Expert Network when providing this service. You must abide by very reasonable guidelines to avoid termination and unnecessary unpleasant feelings from unsatisfied customers.
We want to provide a safe and educational environment to all, so we must ensure that what we do, we are responsible for. Some of the things you should and shouldn't do throughout membership in the Expiscor Collective Expert Network are:
Do's of Our Expert Network
- Respect users during your call with them. All video calls are recorded for security and safety purposes. If any notice has been made from users about your behavior, we will examine these recordings to resolve any conflict.
- Be prepared to tackle any questions your users might have. Only list topics, and subjects on your profile that you feel comfortable talking about and helping others learn about.
- We encourage our experts to provide freemium goods and services to their clients via the Expert Network. This will ensure that users are benefitted beyond simple conversation, and they can see what you can do for them. As part of the network, we will provide you with access to some free resources that you can gift your students/clients.
- Use graphics, visuals, and presentation material in your video calls.
Dont's of Our Expert Network
- Do not be unreasonable with your pricing. By pricing extremely high, you might get a couple of calls and bag some cash, but you will be neglecting our entire purpose. Most of the work done by Kyrios Kairos is priced to accommodate a certain audience of people.
- Do not provide any guarantees or implicate Expiscor Collective in the potential lack of results from users. Everybody learns at their rate, and life will deliver what must be delivered in the right amount at the right time. Encourage clients to avoid comparing their results with others and concentrate on their journey.
- Do not take users and clients outside the platform without notifying Kyrios Kairos. Doing so is grounds for removal from the Expert Network and further examination. I am tolerant towards wanting your customers to book calls outside the platform (although I hope this shall not occur), even though Expiscor provides overtly favored rates towards the expert. Get in touch with Kyrios, and he will happily accommodate your request.
- Do not use Expert Network video calls as an opportunity to showcase your product/service via webinar. Users will book calls for two reasons. First, to interact and speak with you because they want to communicate. Second, find answers to specific questions or work through issues relevant to your field of expertise.
Expiscor Publishing House for Authors
As of October 30th, 2022 (the last update of this page) - the Publishing House has not yet been developed.
We plan to continue offering publishing services to new and established authors in the spirituality, esoteric and occult space. We are currently restructuring our organization to create a fruitful and abundant environment for all potential writers under the Expiscor brand. This means:
- Extremely favored financial %s for the writer
- Marketing services for the book launch
- Editing assistance and staff feedback
- Full integration within the Expiscor Collective
- And much more
If you're interested in writing for the Expiscor Collective website in the meantime, please read the entire segment previous to this one.