Business Profile Writers for Handshake 2.0

We seek writers building an online presence as thoughtful, informed content creators to write business profiles of local – Blacksburg, Virginia, the New River Valley of Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia and the Roanoke Valley of Virginia – company owners, their companies, products, and/or services as blog posts for Handshake 2.0, a business news and public relations site.


Profiles would:

  • Consist of the universal in the local, i.e. share specific information about the local subject, but offer greater truths about business principles.
  • Be 300 words in length, maximum.
  • Link to 3-5 authoritative, credible sites related to the subject matter’s industry that support the points the writer makes.
  • Include an image following our image guidelines

Writers would:

  • Have LinkedIn profiles with a photo visible on their public profiles in keeping with our philosophy that, online, “It’s still who you know,” and to engender trust with the site’s readers.
  • Follow the guidelines in our Definition of a Handshake 2.0 Blog Post.
  • Be open to inputting blog post content, or learning to input content, via TypePad if an on-going work relationship evolves.

Compensation: $20 per profile, byline, link to writer’s sites


To apply:

  • Please review our site and make sure your work and our mission are a match.
  • Please read about being a Content Creator for Handshake 2.0.
  • Make sure you’re willing to follow the guidelines we’ve specified.
  • Email us a sample business profile meeting the above criteria to [email protected].  Please list “Business Profile Writer” in the subject. 
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