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Sites You Should Submit Your Content To

Do you ever submit your craft projects to other websites? I’m not talking about linky parties. I mean regular blogs and websites. If you haven’t, you might consider it. There are a ton of sites that actually encourage craft and/or tutorial submissions and there’s a good chance you’ll see an increase in traffic if they publish your project.

Since I post at least one painting tutorial each week, I’ve compiled a fairly substantial list of the sites I submit to. I will tell you that just simply submitting does not necessarily guarantee that my project gets published. But the majority of these sites have published more than one of my tutorials.

I wish I could list the websites in order of highest traffic received but, c’mon, I’m just not that organized. I do recommend that you keep some sort of chart to keep track of your submissions – the project name and date submitted is good enough for me. I just don’t want to submit any duplicates and look like a nitwit. Well, no more than usual, if possible.

Some sites have a submission form. Some just want an email with a link to your post. For some you have to basically rewrite your post, but for me it’s definitely worth the time and effort.

A lot of the sites want photos so make sure your pics are both watermarked and aptly named. I can’t tell you how many times I get hits from Image Searches. I can’t tell you because I have no idea how to get that stat, but I regularly check my Keyword Analysis (on Statcounter) and next to my “How To’s”, image searches get the most frequent hits. I know this came up in a Craftermind Twitter chat last spring – titling your photos (or is it en-titling?) – and although I haven’t gone thru all of my archives, I have noticed a substantial increase for image searches.

I hope you give some or all these websites a try. Keep in mind that with the holidays approaching, people are crafting a lot more so it may take a while for your project to get published, if at all. And, if you know of any other sites not listed below, why not share them in the Comment section.

Send an email
U-Create
One Pretty Thing

Submission Forms on Website
Craftgawker
Makoodle
I Share Crafts
Totally Tutorials – she’s gets a huge amount so submit as close to the 1st of the month as possible.
Fun Family Crafts
All Free Holiday Crafts

Super Easy – Add a link and photo
Homepodge
Craft Roulette

Tutorial needs to be written in Submission Form
Readymade
Cut Out + Keep

DesignSponge – must be original and not published anywhere else, even your blog
CraftGossip
HGTV Crafts
Oh Crafts

Knock Off Decor – inspired by popular retailers. Check site for list
Roadkill Rescue – trash to treasure projects

Dollarstore Crafts – Dollar Store Crafts

Design Dazzle – baby & kids rooms

TipJunkie – any kind of tip or tutorial, not just crafts

Your Best Rooms or DIY Projects
Nate Berkus
HGTV’s Rate My Space

Submitted Projects Must Use Company’s Products
Plaid Crafts – you need a project summary, not the whole post, and 3 photos.
I Love To Create – Aleene’s products (Tacky Glue)
MyKrylonVault – Krylon paints

Halloween Project Photos
Martha Stewart

Colleen Jorgensen blogs at Mural Maker and is a self-taught artist, decorator and writer. For the past 15 years she has painted murals and painted tapestries for homes and businesses in Northern California. Colleen lives with her husband near Sacramento, close to her 3 grown stepsons, her beautiful 3 year old grandson and her 95 lb. bull mastiff.
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