During 2013 Freebiesbug has grown fast thanks to the support of daily visitors and designers who have contributed with their own creations. For the new year I want to experiment the introduction of another section: a weekly showcase for authors who want to present featured and exclusive freebies. This post is a good example of how the weekly featured post will look like.
Why should you want to submit your freebie on Freebiesbug?
Because the weekly showcase will give you great exposure (only the home page counts more than 10K pageviews per day). You will also have the chance to become a guest editor, write custom description for your items and have an “About me” box under any post of yours like the one at the end of this page.
How can I submit an exclusive and featured freebie?
Please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) including a preview of the freebie you want to showcase as exclusive and featured, your email address and a username you would use as guest on Freebiesbug. If I consider your free item suitable for the showcase I’ll write you back providing you a “Contributor” account. You will be allowed to access Freebiesbug’s admin area (this blog is a WordPress), edit your profile (remeber to use Gravatar for your profile) and create your guest post. Then, you will provide me the files for download to host on freebiesbug.com while I will review and schedule your post.
Guidelines for featured freebies submission
Here @Freebiesbug I pay attention to hand-pick high-quality stuff; for this purpose a featured freebie has to meet some important requirements.
- EXCLUSIVITY: Any freebie must be exclusive, that basically means that you cannot release it elsewhere.
- ORIGINALITY: It must be original, unique, or different from any other freebie that authors showcase elsewhere.
- COMPLETENESS: It should be something more than “basic”. For example, if it’s an icon set you should provide – let’s say – at least 50 icons or if it is a UI kit it should contain a complete set of elements (not just a dropdown menu or a single knob).
These are just “guidelines” (not rules!) so, if you can’t decide if your freebie is suitable for the showcase, please submit your freebie anyway.
Have you not received any answer from me?
I daily receive many emails from designer who want to showcase their items on my blog so I don’t have enough time to answer anybody. If I don’t write you back, please don’t be offended: keep in mind that design is a matter of taste so, if your freebie has been rejected it’s because I think that its look doesn’t match with our Freebiesbug’s “philosophy”.
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