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Write For Us

The Shopify Blog is an industry leading source for all things ecommerce. We publish daily articles written by our in-house team, along with the occasional guest blog by experts in their field. The Shopify Blog is currently ranked #2 by Blog Rank in the ecommerce category.

Be a Guest Blogger

We get a lot of inquiries from people who want to write for the Shopify Blog. If you're interested in submitting a guest post to the Shopify Blog, that's awesome... keep reading and we'll tell you where to start and how the whole process works.

Why Guest Blog?

There are tons of benefits to guest blogging! Writing for the Shopify Blog is the perfect opportunity for you to share your expertise with the world. We have a large audience of entrepreneurs who read our blog on a daily basis. You'll gain exposure to our readers, and build your authority as a thought leader. We'll share your article through our social media channels, oh, and you'll also get a valuable link back to your own website. 

Topics We Cover

We're not like a lot of the blogs out there - we've got extremely high standards. We want every article to leave the reader saying "Woah - that was awesome!" 


We're also really picky about the topics we cover. The majority of our readers are entrepreneurs. Many of which are our wonderful online store owners, so every article needs to provide value to that demographic. Here's what we're interested in: 

  • Online marketing 
  • How to start a business
  • Social media
  • Ecommerce news 
  • Small business advice 
  • Startup culture / productivity tips

If you have an awesome article idea that doesn't fit into one of those topics, don't give up entirely. If it's really good, we may still be interested. 

Guest Post Quality Guidelines

Simply put: Super high quality. All articles need to be well written, current, lively, super informative, and should contain plenty of actionable advice. Our readers should finish reading the article, then spend the rest of the day putting all your expert advice into action. Here are a few examples of successful blog posts:

It should go without saying that we only consider original content. Also, reposts are not allowed. 

How To Submit A Guest Post

  1. Write an outline of your article. Make sure it includes a title, headings, and a clear outline on where you're heading with it. 
  2. Find a couple examples of excellent articles already published under your name.
  3. Send an email to Mark Macdonald introducing yourself, and (obviously) be sure to include the outline and links to past articles.