In today's article i am going to be teaching you people on how you can guest blog!
If you have never guest blogged before or if you want to improve your guest blogging skills then the tips and trick that i am about to share with you might come in handy,so stick around!
So,without wasting any time let's dive right into it!
Genuinely Connect with People OK so my first tip is that you genuinely try to connect with and support people that you would like to potentially guest post for!
The best adventures that you are going to have with people is by making those genuine connections!
Here is an example of how you should connect with bloggers!
"Hey,i really loved your blog post because of (XYZ reason),it really resonated with me because i have had the same experience and your blog post really made a difference.
If you are interested,we are in the same niche (space/category) and i would love to write a piece for you!
This is a much more enticing letter to receive for a busy blogger!
Write a Pitch So tip number 2 is to write a pitch of some kind and make it look very professional,so it's easy to send somebody a quick tweet and say 'hey i would love to guest post on your blog'
But the thing that would really stand out to them would be that you write a really professional email and and come across to them as someone who is an expert!
I mean after all,bloggers want someone to guest post,if they know what they are doing!
So make sure that you write at least 3 or 4 small paragraphs in your email,with no spelling errors or grammar mistakes!
And be polite and formal and don't forget to use words like
Greetings,Thank you or pleased etc!
That can make a lot of difference!
Write a proposal Tip number 3 is that you write a proposal of your idea in your pitch.Bloggers really love it when you send them a semblance of an idea of what it is that you would like to write!
If you don't believe me let me give you an example of a large well known company called 'Forbes'
if you want to guest post for Forbes then you have to send them an email first if your pitch is accepted then you can write for them otherwise don't bother.
So if you want to save time and effort then please first mention to the blogger in your pitch that what it is that you would like to write about!
Now you don't want to ask them if your idea is good or not (i'm talking about the bloggers you want to post for)
But what you want to do is write
'Hey i would like to write about (XYZ),here is why i feel like i could write about that!
I have got great experience,i could really elaborate on this issue!
So you know just give them an idea of what it is that you have in mind but try to imply it,and don't write a pitch making it look like that you are asking for their permission!
If you intrigue them then they are more likely to accept your request to post on their blog!
State benefits The next thing that you want to do is state all of the benefits that the owners of the blog that you want to guest post for,will receive because of your post!
Share with them how their readers will benefit by giving you a little bit of space,just for a short period of time!
Thank them The next tip is to just thank the bloggers for their time after you have emailed them and requested a guest post and accept whatever answer you receive from them,with a lot of grace!
A lot of times when you graciously leave a good impression (even if your idea has not been accepted) the bloggers always know that you will be willing to post for them and they will likely contact you first because you left a good impression on them!
So they will more likely reach back to you,keep in mind that you may not know what is going on in other people's lives and if you get rejected the first time don't take it too personally!
Just keep calm because failure when it comes to blogging is inevitable!
Guest post in a similar niche Please if you don't follow other tips then please it is a must that you follow this one,because this is the most important out of all of them!
Please only guest blog in a similar niche,so that you can target similar audiences!
If you blog on blog's that are not related to your space for example if you guest post on a fashion blog while you yourself blog about technology,then people will most likely not check out your blog
Because the people who read your post on that fashion blog most likely may not have any interest in technology!
Although some visitors may like your article,it is still not worth the time and effort!
Reach out to bloggers that are in a similar niche because if their audience likes your post then they are likely to check out and follow your blog too!
Be a good guest What i mean by this is that you really can't guest blog anymore without actually offering some sort of incentive to the readers,specially in 2017.
So what you want to do is bring some sort of a freebie with you to take your guest post to the next level!
Now i am going to let you in on a secret 'ask the readers that if they want to receive the freebie they need to click on the link provided (which will be the link that will direct them to your website)
Now make sure that you get the approval of the person that you are guest posting for,that way you know they will not feel weird about it.
What you can say to your guest post readers is 'hey if you liked this post then please feel free to check out this free checklist (or whatever else that goes along with it).Just click this link here what that link will do is,like i mentioned earlier it will take the readers back to your website!
Make sure that you get them to subscribe to your email list!!
You can say that 'hey if you subscribe now i will throw in a extra freebie(XYZ) with the original freebie!
So everybody wins!
Just thank your host So you just want to thank your host (the person who lets you post on their blog)
and you also want to thank the readers for reading your article!
Provide a call to action and a short bio What you want to do is provide you readers with a short bio about yourself and also include a call to action,the call to action ties in with the subscriber incentive that you will be offering!
And the bio is also important because sometimes readers may read a blog post and then not realize that it was not a guest post!
At times there is just single line bio and you don't want to do that,what you want to do is to leave a short little bio so that the readers of the blog that you guest post for know that the post that you made was not written by the original owner but by you.
And this can be great coverage for you and the readers will definitely go back to your website this way!
Social media Tip number 10 is to promote the guest post on your own social media channels!
So obviously you are driving traffic to someone else's blog but you have to keep in mind that they favoured you by letting you guest post in the first place!
So make sure to promote it on all your social media channels the same way that you would for any of your own blog posts.
An extra nifty tip would be that if you already have an email list be sure to send a message to your subscribers so that they know that you are guest posting somewhere else as well.
Respond to the comments You need to respond to the comments underneath the guest post and show your host that hey take the day off I've got this.
This is great coverage for you because you are interacting with a new audience and that could be really beneficial!
Conclusion so there you go guys these are all the tips i have for you people about guest posting.
I hope that this article was helpful,
until next time,