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A.I. Supremacy is Exploring and Open for Guest Posts
Do you want to write for A.I. Supremacy? I'm always seeking new and more points of view.
June 26th, 2023.
Why Guest Posts?
As I get to my 1.5 years mark of my Substack journey, I’m experimenting and pitching writers a lot to write on my A.I. Newsletter called “A.I. Supremacy”. I typically find writers I respect on Substack and approach them on LinkedIn. But could there be a better way?
I like giving shout-outs to other writers in the Technology or other categories of Substack and in my experience I can send about 25-50 sign-ups (though this varies a great deal) from a Guest post to the original writer’s Newsletter.
Substack writers can apply to write about a topic related to A.I. and its intersection in society, business and technology.
Visit my Guest Posts Section
You can see past guest posts here.
As it’s the summer months and I am near burnout I’ll have to write a bit less across my Newsletters, this could mean pitching others more, what would be even easier is to get them to pitch me, you can DM me on LinkedIn here. Due to too much traffic on Email and having multiple Emails, I don’t function there well at all.
What you Get?
Access to my audience of 25,000 readers and sometimes cross-posting to my LinkedIn Newsletter of over 200,000 viewers.
A few clicks and sign-ups, nothing specultar, but decent ROI for smaller publications. (I write forwards to every guest post featuring the writer prominently)
A good portfolio piece you can show to others (usually on a topic that’s highly shareable).
Some minor bragging rights.
In the future all of my free content on Substack, will have a native aligned Sponsor. This is to help me make ends-meet as Newsletters are my full-time gig. Partners (Advertisers) are chosen on platforms like Paved, Passionfroot, other platforms, from my Email box and via word-of-mouth. Typically these are B2B products related to A.I., software and so forth. They are minimalistic, non-invasive and have a high degree of relevance to my general audience.
To learn more how to advertise with A.I. Supremacy, go here.
Guest posters are usually people I admire and read in my own reading. Typically these are folk I’ve reached out to, not the other way around. However that’s not very scalable.
I’ve had some pretty incredible guests posts in the past few months. Some of them appear to have been mildly pleased with the traffic I brought them as well. These include:
If I had a way to collect guest post testimonials I would, I and will eventually build one. Typically I use LinkedIn DMs as the channel and get a draft in a google doc submitted.
Topic Covered In the Past via Guest Posts
Cybersecurity and A.I.
National Defense and A.I.
A.I. for Good
A.I. for solo-entrepreneurs
Top Startups in Generative A.I.
Tech Diplomacy around Nations
List of Guest Post Articles
AI risk and global order: will AI governance survive a new Tech Cold War?
🚨 Technology Governance Firefighter, Part II
🦄 The top six rivals competing with OpenAI (April, 2023)
AI's world order: National security challenges and a new Cold War
Artificial Intelligence Can Build a Better World (🌳If We Make It)
How Solo Entrepreneurs are using Generative A.I. to Accelerate their Business?
Six more companies competing with OpenAI
TBA more coming including from
Performance of Guest Posts - Highlights
The best performing guest post so far I think was byauthor of . Here are the stats:
KPIs. It featured:
43 new readers, 4 new paid subscribers, a total of 47.
More shares than usual.
A 13% click-rate (very high for my Newsletter average)
More virality than most of my baseline.
I’m not entirely sure how many signups this resulted in for Charlie? (Likely over 50).
Why I offer Guest Posts in a Nutshell
My main motivation for offering Guest posts is to give back to other writers and stimulate their growth, but it’s also another day of “rest”, that’s very voluble to my own workload. Since as you might know, I’m working on multiple Newsletters at once. This is also because I believe different points of view and people who are more qualified than me exist at nearly ever turn on myriad subjects related to my own niche.
To boost other Newsletters/writers
To get more “rest” days on my own publication (also to deal with my other Newsletters)
To improve the reading experience for my audience
To tap into expertise in the community
To elevate the work of others (who may or may not have as many followers as I do)
My ideas on guest posts might evolve, but in an ideal world, fully 10-20% of my content would consist of these. I’m myself not a very big publication so I cannot command easily the free work of others, even if they get a small benefit from it themselves. I approach people to do a guest post probably around 3-5 times a week in mid 2023.
How it Works
I typically ask for over 2,500 words, with infographics, bullet point lists and multiple subtitles on the chosen topic with some embedded links, or footnote references.
We discuss a topic and a title
I set a deadline (usually just for motivational purposes)
I wait for a draft sent to (one of my Emails) as a google doc
I visit the draft, I ask for a banner image (if none is present)
I sent an Email invite to get your name on the Substack article draft
I publish the post (I’m not currently a very tough editor)
I share analytics
You tell me how many new signups you get
$400 worth of Traffic is Not a Free Volunteer Post
[I’m not asking for money here, I’m just saying the traffic you get is your “payment” for the guest post, technically and my feeble attempt to sharing some small traffic]
If I’m able to send you 30 sign-ups and 100 clicks, that’s what I’d charge a Sponsor about $400 for, so technically you aren’t doing a “free post” for me, I’m actually able usually to send you a bunch of traffic that’s worth $400. In case you were wondering how the cost-benefit incentive looks like in reality. Of course, I’m expecting the piece is of the highest quality you are capable of.
I do of course reserve the right to say no and pass on your pitch for reasons that I generally won’t confess.
Thanks for reading!
On Notes & Tidbits
Read more of‘s notes here.
Shortly after this article with me, Meg got an internship at Sandbox AQ, a startup on my radar in my Quantum computing Newsletter.
Three or more of these guest posts contributors have background at Stanford (a happy coincidence for me).
2 of my Guest posts are part of an on-going topic Series on Generative A.I. Startups.
Guest posts are also about networking, relationship building and unexpected rewards, cross-posting, collaboration and cross-disciplinary learning.
To date it seems like I have done 9 guest posts on A.I. Supremacy, but it could be a much more regular thing.
This is a website article, it’s not a Newsletter that was sent to my general reading audience.