The Fool's Blogger Bonanza!
Roger is a member of The Motley Fool Blog Network -- entries represent the personal opinion of the blogger and are not formally edited.
Hi Blogger-to-Be -
Thanks for your interest in The Motley Fool's Blogger Bonanza, a one-day workshop to get you on the path to earning $100,000+ writing with the Fool. We're very excited about this event and feel there's a strong chance it will help us change the world ... or at least give you the tools you need to become a high-paid writer for the Fool.
To gain admission into the Bonanza (to be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 17, 2012), we'll need you to let us know that you're interested (email firstname.lastname@example.org) and submit your first post to the blog network -- and if we choose to syndicate it, we'll pay you $50! If your post is among the best we receive, you get to spend a day with us at FoolHQ in beautiful Alexandria, Va., learning some of the tips to successful Foolish writing. And we also have money available for a few scholarships, if you are coming from out of town.
But we're getting ahead of ourselves. First, here’s a summary of where we are with the blog network and some of our key rules. Once you’ve read it all (and you have to promise to read everything), just head to http://beta.fool.com/join and you’ll be ready to submit that first post.
For both your application post and in the future, if you write content that is thoughtful, well-written, and makes specific and relevant mention of businesses and their tickers, we will syndicate that entry (i.e., publish it to the Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, and DailyFinance ticker feeds) and pay you $50. If you eventually develop a track record of high performance (specifically, if your 10 most recent entries average 2,500 sessions) and if your entries are viewed as top-notch by our team at the Fool, you will be paid $100 per entry.
For some of you, the Bonanza and the blogging might just be a starting point for your relationship with the Fool. We’ll be keeping an eye out for the best writers and the bloggers who earn the biggest followings, and we’ll be offering writer contracts to the best of the best, contracts that can earn you $100,000 a year or more.
Now, in the interest of transparency, some fine print for your blogging.
Trading Guidelines and Disclosure
We’re big on transparency and integrity at the Fool. That’s why we don’t allow anonymous bloggers, and that’s why we require each blogger to abide by our trading rules, which stipulate:
- You must disclose any ownership stake in a stock, ETF, or closed-end fund you're writing about – long, short, or options.
- You cannot mention a stock in a post until two market days after you’ve last executed a transaction in it.
- You cannot execute a transaction in a stock you mention in one of your posts until two market days after the post is published.
- If you manage money or are a Registered Investment Advisor, you must identify yourself and the firm or company you work for, as well as include specific disclosure text in each post.
In order to post with us, you must agree that the submissions to The Motley Fool Blog Network are original, that you have the right to submit them for publication, and that they are either exclusive to The Motley Fool or cross-posted only from a personal blog or website – i.e., that no article has been or will be submitted for publication to another site.
Legal Copyright Stuff
You are not surrendering your copyright in your expression by joining The Motley Fool Blog Network, but by submitting content you are granting The Motley Fool an unlimited, irrevocable, and perpetual license to republish, syndicate, and make derivative works out of anything you publish on our site.
Your contributions, like all content at The Motley Fool, are subject to our Fool’s Rules, so we reserve the right to yank any posts we deem offensive, unethical, illegal, or otherwise inappropriate, or for any other reason. Check out the Rules for more details – they’re straightforward and informative – but for the most part, if you write to make your mom proud, we’ll all be fine.
Now you’re ready to get started! If you head to http://beta.fool.com/join, you should be able to submit your application post today.
Thanks again for your interest and good luck in your efforts to join us at The Motley Fool Blogger Bonanza!
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