Everybody is welcome to write a guest post to my blog if follow those three rules:
- Write me e-mail with a little information about you and minimum 3 suggested topics;
- Include links to a couple of your gust posts as writing samples to give me a glimpse of how you write;
- Tell me why you want to write a guest post at my Blog!
I promise I will get back to you shortly with my answer. 🙂
Now back to my post on how guest posts are bringing more traffic to our websites and blogs!!!
It can be frustrating when you’re doing everything right but you’re only reaching a limited audience. You know you’ve got a great story to share with the world, and now you just need the right spotlight to show it off.
So what’s an easy way to do that? Writing guest posts! How does guest posting help your blog? Keep reading to find out.
I’d love to share with you my advice on how to get the most out of your guest posts and really make a big impact. Leave me a comment if you have any questions and let me know what you’d like to know!
Reach a wider audience. Build a portfolio. Challenge yourself. Network.
Those are the 4 rules to GAIN TONS OF TRAFFIC from your work!!!
- Reach a wider audience – Sharing a guest post is a great way to put your words in front of another audience. Now that you’ve identified that you do want to guest post and you do need some more traffic, you need to work on the question about how to reach a wider audience. One of the things you’ll likely have to do when you get started is to say “Yes” to almost every opportunity. After all, you need to build a reputation, you need to start honing your craft, and you need to build relationships online. You want these publications to start counting on you and you can use them as building blocks. So, you start with something that has a smaller audience, you establish yourself as an expert, and then you use that as a stepping stone to get other places to post.
- Build a portfolio – Next, let’s talk about how you get publications to say “Yes.” If it’s a media site and they already have some area on their site that says they accept guest posts, that’s a great place to start. And I’d do a simple email introduction. You can see a example here. Two cans media is incredible website where you can find lots of great information! Working with big names like them will help you to build credibility and work on your portfolio simply by doing what you’re already doing.
- Challenge yourself – So now you’ve gotten someone to say “Yes.” And this is where the real works starts, because you want to create an epic post. You don’t want to withhold your best stuff for your own site, you want to write your best content for someone else’s site. Unless you’re a famous blogger, you really need to build that credibility. I would start by reading the content on the target site so you really understand the feel of how the content is, how they talk to their audience, and then you can figure out the topics that resonate. You can search for popular posts there and tailor what you’re crafting so it’s really a good fit for that publication.
- Network – If you’re investing time into guest posting, it’s likely that you see the value in other content marketing strategies, such as sharing high-quality content on social networks. Finding blog posts and other content that is not only worth sharing but that also fits directly into your larger marketing plan can be tough – unless you writing that content yourself and arranging for it to appear all over the web.
P.S. Stay in contact with the publications that you have written for. Even if you don’t write that often there, keep them on your radar, connect with them on social media, and slowly, as you’re creating more guest posting opportunities, ratchet it up. There’s no reason why you couldn’t have a guest post in a local newspaper, for example. The key here is that you need to be consistent.
Guest posting is a win for everyone – great for the host to get fresh, new content, great for the guest to get exposure to new readers and great for the readers, too.🙂 Let me know what you think about that!