Useful Tips For Newbies On Guest Blogging

Guest blogging is easier when you grow your network and reach out to other business or bloggers within your niche.

This is a great way to expand your audience and have a bit more presence on different platforms on this internet thing.

Having a long-term view is important.

Approaching a popular blog with a cold email may not always be the smartest thing.

A great way to build relationships with other blog founders that share your audience is to ask to interview them first.

Get to know them a bit, learn about their story and their blog and share it with your audience on your blog.

First Time To Guest Blog? You’ll be fine.

Don’t get that cold feet. Instead, the first time you send in a guest blog submission to a new site, make sure you knock their socks off.

Really produce something that is polished and top quality.

Read over their guidelines if they have them.

Read over other guest blog posts and do your best to mimic their style.

Over time, after you’ve submitted 2 or 3 or 4 guest submissions to a site, then it gets easier.

But the first new submission to a new site is the hardest because generally, they don’t know you.

Over time, you get to know their style so the writing gets easier, and they are more likely to accept your posts because they get to know you and you have a track record.

Tips On Guest Blogging From The Experts:

Guest blogging is one of the most powerful strategies you can incorporate into your overall marketing plan, not just because it allows you to mine another person’s audience, but because of the sheer SEO punch it packs.

However, in order to take advantage of this you need to know how to find the sites that will be of the biggest benefit to you.

And no, it’s not just the sites you would like to write for.

You need to run yourself a Smart Search.

Here’s how you do it:

• Create a list of synonyms for your particular niche – so if you have a weight loss site you could use terms such as: losing weight, weight loss, weight loss tips, workout tips, healthy eating, natural weight loss, working out, fitness, bodyweight workouts, healthy recipes, organic living, how to lose weight etc..

• Once you have your list of synonyms, create a list of search phrases such as: write for us, submit a post, guest post, contribute etc..

• From there run your search by combining one of your synonyms with one of your search phrases so that your search looks like this: weight loss tips “write for us”.

It’s essential that your synonym is not in quotes, whereas your search phrase is in quotes

Experts were once newbies once upon a time – so don’t be nervous.

With an interview under your belt, you not only have some great content to share but you have now started a relationship with the blog founder.

Knowing the blogger behind the blog will help you stay attuned to his or her writing style and target audience.

Later down the road you can approach them to guest post on their blog.

They’ll know who you are, what you do and what you’re capable of.

It wouldn’t be so hard to propose to guest blog than when you’re having doubts on where to start.

They can trust that your guest post will add value to their blog and not just be a self-prompting rant.

The best way to be successful with your first blog post and the rest is to get started now – and be amazing!

Until Next Time

Ian Leishman

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