Are you an addicted and experienced windsurfer? Would you like to report your sessions? Do you travel a lot, and do you know many spots, or you like to discover new ones? Dou you also take good photos, or nice videos (or, do you have a friend who can do for you)? Would you like to receive some money in exchange for the publication of your stories? Well, then you're the right man/woman to cooperate with Waterwind.it!
Are you an experienced windsurfer? Work with us!
Given the growing success of Waterwind.it, we decided to raise the level of our content, to share and to offer to our readership.
No matter if you are not a professional rider. It's enough that you are a good/high level windsurfer, with, at least, full mastery of all main techniques and maneuvers (planing, waterstart, planing jibes, fast tack), so that you can also ride in the most challenging spots. Whether you'll practice slalom, freestyle, or wave riding, the stories you have to offer, could be very interesting for us.
If you meet the above requirements, you can collaborate with us by writing articles, receiving a cash reward. We believe, in fact, it is fair to acknowledge your efforts and your work.
We want, however, to specify that to write on our site is not that easy, and your story has to meet certain conditions to overcome our judgment.
First, it must be characterized by detailed technical content (general weather conditions, wind, and water surface offered by the spot; equipment used during session, clothing/suit worn; description of the session), but it must also exude emotions, feelings, and passion. We are interested in your feelings during the session, and your impressions about the spot, where you rode. If you sailed with other riders, their impressions are worth of being told too. The text must have a minimum of at least 800 words (counted with tools like this), and will have to be written correctly, from a grammatical point of view.
We are also interested in detailed spots reviews, so that other users can have useful information before trying them (how to get there, where to park, eat and spend the night; windsurfing schools and rentals, how the spot works, which level of windsurfers is suitable for). The minimum length of the text should be similar to that of session reports.
The article will also be equipped with multimedia material, according to the following combinations: at least 30 photos, or 20 photos and a video of no less than 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
The multimedia material must be of good quality: dark or out of focus photos and videos will make the article not suitable for publishing.
The photos should be, if possible, in 16:9 ratio, and in any case with a minimum resolution of 3872 x 2592 px (corresponding to those taken with a 10 megapixel digital camera). The video must be in HD, already worked (by removing bad quality clips), and saved in MPEG-4; then we shall provide for a final editing and we will publish on our Youtube and Vimeo channels. With the publication of your article, you wil give us all publishing rights in digital and paper format. The article, therefore, can not be published on other websites or printed publications.
In any case, Waterwind.it reserves the right not to publish material, that it is judged not suitable to his unquestionable opinion. We are interested in establishing stable partnerships with verified and reliable writers. So, begin to propose something to us. It could be the beginning of a long journey together!
For each item (including the multimedia material and disposal of all publishing rights), we will grant a gross fee of 100 euro (it will be your responsibility to pay for eventual taxes). The cooperation will be governed by a short written agreement. The payment will be done through PayPal or Bank Transfer (only in exceptional cases other payment methods will be permitted).
Your content will be made fully available on Waterwind.it only to supporters users registered on our website. An extract will be made available to all site visitors.
Any other ways of cooperation with experienced riders will be evaluated case by case. So If you have other ideas, write us.
Doesn't your material, or your level as rider, meet the above requirements? Do not worry. Send us a text, photos or videos to be published on the website for free (remember that we have also a forum, where you can insert your session report or other posts). Waterwind.it remains (and indeed, it is, above all) a website open to all windsurfers, and is available to host reports and stories of beginners and medium level windsurfers, who ride with great passion. Your stories will be of interest for windsurfer of your level, or of lower level, but maybe even for experienced windsurfers, who gladly will remember the good old days when they were at the beginning, too, and maybe they will provide for recommendations. For the publishing of free articles, we will acknowledge you with 6 months of free subscription to waterwind.it, with access to all reserved contents.
So, come on, begin your job! To contact us, click here.