Update : Due to the high volume of applications I receive, it is manually impossible to get back to everyone! I do not respond to applications that contain improper details/poor sample images! I’m afraid I won’t be able to get back to you if you send in the details without reading this page fully.
You will be given a warm welcome if you send..
- Proper/appealing sample images as per the format.
- If you’ve a passion for writing.
You won’t get a response from my end if you send..
- Blurred/dark/indoor/not-as-per-the-format sample images! (Refer the examples given on this post!) I can’t stress enough about the ‘image format’!
- Improper details! (Your application should be in a neat format! Please avoid SMS language!)
To be honest, I’ve many commitments in my work/personal life already and I expect to work with a small team of writers who understand the requirements. I respond positively if you send in the details/images properly after which I will start locking the topics for you. I’d really love it if you can contribute on a regular basis BUT you should understand the format/you should be willing to learn. That’s the most important thing! If not, this is not the right place for you!
Note : I expect you read this page fully before preparing your application and hitting the send button! Even after reading everything, if you send me dull/blurred/improper images on your first email, that’s a big turn off for me. I don’t see your effort in such case; this tells me we won’t be able to give quality content for the readers to read if we work together. I’m not to be blamed if you don’t get a reply for your improper application. One poor quality image and I move on to the next application. This is why I suggest you to refer the recent posts on the blog. If not, you can get the writers’ manual from me anytime! (I’ve an ebook on that to help you!)
I’m glad to announce that I’m looking for new writers to work with me! If you are someone who is into ‘beauty’ (or makeup/skincare/hair care/) with a passion for ‘writing’, you are needed here!
Lately, I’ve been finding it very difficult to update the blog on a regular basis due to my overburdened work schedule.(You can read more about me and my work HERE) As much as I love blogging and writing, I’d love you people to share your thoughts with the world through MABH, making this blog a more interesting space!
This is neither a copy writing work nor a full time job! I am sorry to disappoint but if you are looking for general freelancing opportunities, this is not the right place! I want writers who fit into at least one of the following – who loves makeup/who puts effort to take care of their skin, hair and looks! This is VERY important to be a part of the team! Your interest reflects in your writing and I strongly believe in it. Also, I’d be more than happy to hire you full-time if things get along, as I’ve been looking for a blog assistant lately. It will take some time though!
Note : Articles written for the sake of ‘content’ with just
qualityquantity/Articles with link(s) written in favor of SEO companies and websites will not be entertained! I do NOT publish articles/guest posts with free backlinks. On the other hand, you can definitely advertise with us, if you want to promote your site/service here! Please email me at lancy (at) makeupandbeautyhome (dot) com for the media kit!
Payment : You will be paid minimum 200 INR for a ‘published post’ on MABH. I do pay more for certain posts once you become a regular contributor. Payment will be made through NEFT/IMPS online transfer!
Sometimes, I do sponsor the product(s) to test and review. (If you spend a few minutes to write one post each day, you will be making 6000 INR a month; write 2 per day and you can easily earn 12000 INR which is decent for a part time job!)
Content and Copyright : The review/tutorial/DIY/any post you contribute to MABH shouldn’t have been copied from the internet/offline/magazine/service/anywhere and the same applies to the images as well! You are not supposed to copy even a single line from any source mentioned! (Even if it is from your own blog). You can always refer somewhere but don’t copy others’ hard work and ideas! Content spinning is not entertained here! You’re not supposed to sell, reproduce or use the content anywhere else in future that has been published here as it is copyrighted by the blog!
Uniqueness: You can have a own blog and you can contribute to the other blogs as well; I actually have no say in that! Make sure you will not be reviewing ‘there’ the same products reviewed by you here! Likewise, if you’d reviewed a particular product already on some other blog/even your own blog, you should not review the same here! (even in a different manner). It turns into a duplicate review and I strictly want unique content. The same thing applies with DIYs and other posts as well! I don’t bother if it’s good, better or the best but I only need unique ideas, reviews and posts!
For an example, I don’t want a post on 15 monsoon skin care tips; I’d rather have something like ‘My DIY face pack to combat oily skin in monsoon’ with proper ingredients, step-by-step photos and your experience; the former, you refer multiple articles online and write a general article! There’s nothing new about it. I do NOT want general articles here. The latter, even if it’s a single (or simple!) recipe, it talks about YOUR own experience! Readers are more interested in reading REAL posts than re-reading the spin content! I hope you get what I’m trying to convey.
‘Lock’ System : You MUST discuss with me before writing on a specific topic/reviewing a particular product. If you are interested in reviewing multiple products, do send the product name list before reviewing any of them! Once I lock the products for you, you can start the work. This is to avoid two or more writers reviewing the same product at a time! Also, I do not accept reviews from certain brands. Hence, be it an article, a product review or a DIY – You must LOCK before you WRITE! If you send your post without getting your topic locked/approved, I’m afraid I cannot accept the post!
Topics : All unique writings on skin/hair/makeup/fashion related topics such as DIY (Do it yourself) recipes, product reviews and makeup tutorials, will be accepted. Kindly subscribe to our posts; so that you will be notified about your posts when they go live! This way, you can interact with the commentators below your post with an ease!
Word Count and Images : Each review/article contain at least 400-500 words. Blurry/mobile camera pictures will NOT be accepted. (Unless you think you click extraordinary/visually appealing images with your phone camera!) Image quality is very, VERY important!
Make sure to click pictures in a light background; most preferably outdoors or near a window in a natural day light! Pictures clicked indoors in a dim light/with a dark background/at high ISO/with flash will not be accepted! Refer the recent images on this blog. When it comes to beauty blogging, the quality of the photos you click makes your post more interesting! Hence, make sure they are clear and appealing!
Writing : I won’t expect great language skills! English isn’t my native language either and I do make mistakes. But make sure you write your articles in an easy to understand form; free from grammar/spelling/punctuation errors! In addition, usage of short forms in your article is prohibited! No short forms like mrng, kinda, sorta, etc; should be used. Kindly make sure to proofread/check the errors once you complete your work! Posts with too many errors cannot be accepted; I proof-read each post before it goes live; I can correct the errors if any, BUT I’m afraid I’d have any extra time for major editing and stuff. In such cases, I’d return the posts to you and I’ll think twice to lock more topics for you. Not to sound rude, but I’m saving time at both sides.
Authorship : Each and every post you contribute will be published under your name as the AUTHOR! You get the full credit for your work though the blog owns the copyright of your content. An author box will be featured at the end of your posts with your thumbnail image (Only if you prefer!)! (Don’t forget to send me the Author info while applying) You can also get Google Authorship for your posts – Read more about it HERE.
Editing : Kindly concentrate on the content only! You need not worry about the ‘editing’ part; I shall take care of the same! Do send your posts in a word document and attach the images separately in the same email! (Do NOT paste the images inside the word document!) Make the review/post tile the subject of your email. Always click the images in the highest pixels.
As you work from home, you are free to choose your work time! There are no rules to write an X number of posts within X number of days/months as long as you don’t lock the topics and promise to submit them within a timeline! Time/schedule depends on your very OWN interest as I feel this is a work to be enjoyed!
You can take your own breaks from writing be it a week or a month! BUT.. make sure you complete the work you committed to do; if you can’t handle too many topics at once, you can lock just one! But again, make sure you stick to the schedule once you lock!
Things You’ll Need:
– Interest in skin/hair/makeup (any one of them will do, too!)
– Writing skills! – (Presentation and punctuation are important!)
– A camera that can click CLEAR pictures! (I don’t accept poor quality images for any reason!)
– Light colored papers/patterned charts/flowers to make attractive image backgrounds! (not mandatory!)
– A good internet connection! (Good enough to send emails to me and respond to the reader comments!)
– PC/Laptop and an Email account! (Ping me if you’re on Facebook!)
– A valid Indian bank account!
– Patience to read this post fully before sending in your details! (no pun intended!)
– Click the images as per the format. Proofread the content!
– Be active on the comment section; readers love writers who interact!
– Once published, try to share your posts with people through email and social media!
– Go through the terms PROPERLY before starting your work!
Do send in your application ONLY if you’ve read the guidelines completely!
Kindly send your details in the format given below at email@example.com! The subject of your email should be ‘Write for MABH’. Attach the topics and images separately in the same email.
1. Full Name* :
2. Location* :
3. Age (Optional) :
4. Topics that you’d like to lock* : Share with me at least 3 topics that you’d like to start with. I only need unique posts for the blog and hence, kindly avoid general topics such as ‘skincare for winter’, ‘top ten tips..’ that are already all over the internet! And I’d not be able to accept images taken from the other sources.
5. Sample Images* : Capture photos of any beauty/cosmetic product with your camera and send it along with your application! If you are going to write more about makeup than skin care, do send in swatches/eye makeup photos! Do refer the blog’s recent images for an idea. (Again, image quality is VERY important!)
6. Bank Details* : Account Number, IFSC Code, Bank Name and the other necessary information!
Examples from the blog!
P.S: Lately, people get disappointed (some get offended and share hate comments!) that I don’t respond to their emails with sample images/reviews. Firstly, they send me improper images with their application – I ask them to re-click/rectify; after a day or two, they come back with another set of images, this time too, not in the format required – this time, I most probably won’t respond – I’m forced NOT to respond because that kills a lot of my time. There’s nothing personal and you should understand that!
I’ve taken a lot of time and I’ve put in a lot of effort to create this page and the writers manual. If you’re patient enough to read the terms fully/if you’re interested in the work enough to write/click as per the format, you’re most welcome here! I’d be the happiest to work with you. We both can work together and learn from each other! If not, I doubt if it will be possible for us to work together at all.