Guest posting offers huge potential to improving site traffic.
With persistence, you can gain as much and even higher traffic than the past six years combined, in the next year.
You should do guest posts too. Anyone can!
You have been writing for some time and your blog is a living proof. So fear not; there’s no harm in trying. This might be the most effective way you can promote your site without spending.
There are rules to be followed however for successful guest posting. Here are few of them.
Follow guest posts guidelines.
The process can be likened to looking for publishing houses that might be interested in distributing your books or printing your essay writing outputs. You are requesting webmasters to publish your work.
These people also observe a set of rules in their site. And if you want them to give you a shot to work with them, then you will have to abide by the guidelines they set. Come up with a guest post within topics they prefer.
Websites that offer guest posting opportunities usually inform interested parties beforehand about their policies. Review these before coordinating with the site owner.
1. Talk about what you know.
Show you know what you are talking about.
Choose subjects that you are knowledgeable in so you can share valuable information to readers.
If you are a wanderlust then discuss travel tips you learned from personal experience. If you have zeroed out on your debts in a year then share money management strategies you used. If your kids always rave about packed lunch you prepare for them then go ahead and talk about food preparation advice for moms.
You need not be someone famous for your guest post to be appreciated. You can be someone readers have never heard about and yet earn respect for your writing. Not to mention, gather an impressive number of likes and shares within a short period.
It’s all in the value of the content. So start with topics you are passionate about.
2. Be polite.
You are asking for a favor. Learn to say ‘please’ and ‘thanks.’
If the site owner approves your guest post then be grateful. If they don’t, then move forward.
You may not have control over webmasters’ decision whether to approve or decline guest posting requests. But you can always manage your attitude.
Do not be too pushy and demand that they approve your work. Show respect. Great guest bloggers know their place.
3. Make your blog presentable.
Looks make a big deal to establishing reputation as a writer. Keep your blog clean.
It wouldn’t cost you a fortune after all. Themes now come for free.
Check your website. It probably could use a new look. Also, remember that before site admins approve your requests, they first take a look at your site. You want to present your best self.
4. Have a heart of steel.
Never be discouraged just because the guest post you submitted was declined. Keep trying.
In case you really are struggling to get your posts published then evaluate your work, and writing style. Study those of veteran guest post writers. Using inspiration from experts wouldn’t hurt.