Have a "Gone Working" option to share with the community? The more the better for us Girls Gone Working! We want girls that are currently (or within the past year) working the job they are writing about. We like to keep our information as up to date as possible. Just be sure to check out the Checklist and FAQ's below before you start hitting that keyboard.
We’re looking for jobs available to a wide range of girls from all over the world. We prefer not to share anything that is limited to a very small pool of applicants. We aim to provide job ideas that many people can do without years of specific experience.
Think of the post as a "How To" guide. If a friend said, "Hey, I want to do a similar job as you!" what would you tell her over a coffee or beer? Be casual yet informative. You really want your friend to get this job so add in any details that will make the process clear and easy.
Whenever you’re ready to share, copy your Google Drive Folder (article + pictures) into the space below and fill out all of the necessary information on the submission form.
We want to grow together, as a community. As a thank you for writing for us, we’ll happily add your links (Instagram, blog, YouTube, etc) to your bio, so don't forget to include them!
So, what are you waiting for? Help GGW get a little more lost...
Yes, assuming it follows the checklist we’ve provided. We aim to post all of the articles sent to us, as long as they uphold the values and goals of GGW. Anything we do not feel is beneficial to the community will not be posted. We’ll reach out to you via email if we’d like you to change anything or add to your article.
No way! We welcome anyone to write for us. We want each post to represent the writer’s personality so write like you’re talking to someone. Pretend you’re at lunch with a friend and you’re telling them just how you got your job and how they can get hired too.
The most important piece of information is the requirements. These must be highlighted at the top of the article in clear, unambiguous writing. We want all of our girls to know if the job can work for them before they invest their time! For the body, follow the checklist to ensure you’re providing as much information as you can to your reader. Aim for around 1000-1400 words separated into short paragraphs. Check out this post from Angela to make sure you’re on the right track.
We hope so! We reserve the right to edit your post once we have received it and make any edits necessary (i.e. grammar, spelling). We’ll never rewrite your article but we will ensure it is easy to understand and follows the guidelines.
Yes, we understand many girls do not travel with professional equipment. Regardless, send us clear pictures best taken in bright, natural lighting. We want to make sure the community can see your gorgeous face! We are better able to edit your pictures using our preset when we receive them unedited and unfiltered. Please note, we might add in some of our own photos to your article if they fit with the content.
We want to grow together, as a community! As a thank you for writing for us, we’ll add any links to your social media or blog. Just add your links to the spaces provided in the submission form. Keep in mind, we will not attach any links that are fishing for subscriptions or will send the reader to a 3rd party account.
If you have written an article like this before, please rewrite it to make it unique for GGW. Add any information to ensure it follows the checklist or remove any unnecessary bits. If you did write this article or a similar one for another blog or website, ask for their permission before sending it to us! You’ll see an option to add a link to the other article when submitting yours so we can take a peak.
Don’t worry girl, we got you on this one! We’ll send you an email with the link to your article once it’s live. Just keep in mind, we can’t guarantee a “post by” date when you submit your article. We’ll do our best to get it up quickly though! Once you’ve joined the community, you will receive weekly email updates from GGW. Keep an eye out for your article & any others that might interest you!
Our main focus at GGW is jobs, so you need to write a “Gone Working” post first. Afterwards, we’d love for you to write “Gone Living” or “Gone Learning” articles. For any special request, shoot us an email and we’ll see what we can work out.
If your article is about a job with a specific company (aka working with The Red Cross), refer to this checklist as you write:
If your article is about an unspecific company (aka teaching English in country X) , refer to this checklist as you write: