Attention! Attention! I’m pleased to announce our first call for applications to become an InvestorGeek! Starting June 16th at 12:00am (that’s the morning of next Friday) we will be accepting applications for 24 hours to fill 10 new InvestorGeek spots. It’s easy to apply, and we’re looking for anyone who wants to be part of building the Internet’s premiere investing blog!

How to Apply

On June 16th at 12:00am and continuing until 11:59pm that night, we will be accepting applications to become the newest InvestorGeek. To apply:

  • Send your name, e-mail address, phone number, and blog URL if you have one, to contact {at} investorgeeks * com.
  • Include a brief summary (no more than 200 words) on why you want to be an InvestorGeek.
  • Also include hyperlinks to 2 articles you’ve written. (Please do not send us attachments!) One article should be about investing and one can be on a subject of your choice.

We’re looking for interesting, original content. It doesn’t need to be on a fancy site, it just needs to be good writing. Heck you could even save a Word doc as HTML for all we care. We’re not looking for graphic designers. The article on investing can cover any related subject including mutual funds, stocks, bonds, real estate, retirement accounts, etc. We’re hoping that your interest in the subject will shine through and that your writing will share with us something valuable, because that’s what this site is all about.

Note: We’re particularly interested in building our real estate and mutual fund sections!

If you have questions, please post a comment below for the world to see!

Why should I be an InvestorGeek? was built with the purpose of creating a community of investors who share what they learn with one another. If you love learning about investing and love to write, then we want you to become an InvestorGeek. These openings are available to bloggers, non-bloggers, pros and amateurs alike. There are no restrictions.

What do I get out of the deal?

For bloggers you get free advertising. When you publish articles on InvestorGeeks, you’ll not only be able to link to your own blog, but you can even post your articles on your site or wherever you want! They’re your articles, and you can do whatever you want with them. Becoming a writer for our site is a great way to build traffic.

For non-bloggers, you’ll get to build a body of published work on the Internet and more importantly, a readership. All content on the site will be edited for quality, so as our prestige grows so will yours. You also won’t have to worry about having your beautiful work floating in a sea of mucky, uninteresting articles.

For the money question, which I’m sure you’re all asking by now, we really aren’t making that much money where we can pay anyone, so don’t bother to apply if you gotz to get paid. We make just enough money to be able to buy all our new authors a (domestic) beer each month, and not much left after our expenses. However, we plan on that changing someday soon and this could be your chance to get in on the ground floor.

What are the terms?

There will be a very simple member agreement that new members will have to agree to, but I’ll just give you the “deal breakers” right off the bat:

  • Not all articles that are submitted will be published.
  • Submitted articles are subject to editing before publication on the site.
  • Authors who write excessively self-promotional articles will be banned from the kingdom!
  • Articles may be republished by the site without prior notice.
  • Revenues generated by author’s work from publication or republication will be shared with the author.

Again, I think these are the big terms, and we do intend on sharing money with our authors. It’s just that since we’re not making much money and we’ve never done this before it’s hard to say exactly how it will work. As a member you’ll help shape our payment structure.

What else?

By becoming an InvestorGeek you’ll play an active role in shaping the Internet’s premiere investing blog, not just by writing articles, but behind the scenes. We’ve created what we’ve dubbed the InvestorGeeks Roundtable where we’ll discuss the future direction of the site, and you’ll get a chance for your voice to be heard.

This is not some fly-by-night blog network. This will be the one and only online publication we run and we’re going to stand behind it 110%. If you ever wanted to write a blog, you can do it here with the backing of a full team of developers constantly improving the site.

We’ll be posting more about the submission over the coming week, so stay tuned!