Tell your stories with Microsoft Start
You have something important to say and Microsoft has an audience of engaged readers looking for unique and interesting content just like yours.
We already operate the world’s largest cross-platform service covering news, entertainment and lifestyle. Our audience is growing, and we want to help you share your stories. Our personalized content feed is used by millions of active users each day through Windows, Bing, Edge, and Microsoft Start.
How it works
Let us do the hard work. Simply connect your content to our feed so you benefit from our reach to attract new fans, expand your business, and get paid.
Expand the reach of your content with the existing tools you use today.
Build Your Brand
Engage new audiences with Microsoft Start matching your content with interested readers.
Earn ad revenue and benefit from direct support from your readers as you build your following.
What’s in it for you?
Get access to a massive audience of highly-engaged readers—whether you’re looking to connect with people who share your interests, working to cover costs, or wanting to turn a side hustle into a day job.
You’ll have the opportunity to reach readers through Microsoft Start, which has millions of daily users across experiences on Windows, in Microsoft Edge, and a lot more. We aim to help people understand their world better by offering high-quality content—from creators like you.
Build your brand
Own your content, and control what you share by partnering with one of the biggest brands in technology. Your content will be featured alongside some of the most important brands in news, entertainment & lifestyle.
Microsoft Start licenses content from creators and publishers for our feed, maintaining high editorial standards, but still ensuring that creators and publishers can retain ownership of their work.
It’s your work—you deserve all the credit and the rewards without unfair fees.
A global network of advertising partners, payment systems already built-in, and cash payments based on rewards point recognition – all means Microsoft offers readers more ways to support creators like you.
Earn from high-quality ad placements with your content
Receive reader gratuities in currency submitted via either Microsoft Rewards points or cash
You’re in good company
For 25 years, Microsoft has been finding new ways to connect people with the information that matters to them. Today, over 4500 news and entertainment brands around the world trust us to help them reach a bigger audience & tell their stories.
Need an invite code?
Participation is limited right now while this program is in beta, but provide a little information and we’ll send you an update when we’re ready for you.Already have a code? Sign Up Apply
Connect to Microsoft Start Partner Hub
With our tools, you can publish your content to the feed from Microsoft Start.
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Our plugin allows you to contribute content directly from your existing site.Download the plugin
Not using WordPress?
No problem – we’re working on more ways to simplify sending us your content, but you can still sign up and use the Microsoft Start Partner Hub. Allowing you to upload your content, track performance, manage your community, and more.Sign into publishing tools