Guest posts are an excellent way to increase your exposure and build a reputation as an expert online.It can be difficult, though, especially if you’re just starting out. How do you get started with guest posting? How do you find the best sites to post on? How do you make sure that people will actually read your article?All these questions will be answered in this blog post.
This blog post is for those who want some help getting started with guest blogging.Here are some simple tips and tricks to help you improve your guest posting skills.
How To Get Started With Guest Posting: There is a lot of competition for valuable spots on the top sites in many niches. The best way is with research, so start looking into blogs in your niche that have open submission guidelines or ask permission before submitting an article.
Find out what they’re interested in as well ,this will really go far when it comes time to pitch them.
Finding The Best Sites To Post On: When you find a few good targets, write down their names and details (name of blog/contact person; URL) so that you can easily send pitches later on.
How Do I Make Sure People Will Read My Articles? If you’re going to be doing guest posting, then it’s important that people actually read your articles. How do you get readers? There are many strategies, but I’ll share the two most effective for me:
Share Your Content In Other Channels – this one is pretty straightforward. Whenever I find a new blog or post something on my own site that I think would be relevant elsewhere as well (i.e., another blog in the same niche), I let them know and ask if they want to see more of what I’m up to.
Use Social Media To Find Influencers And Readers – finding influencers on social media can lead to great opportunities like being featured by them or getting their attention with content marketing.
How do you find people to reach out to?
A simple way is by asking your own followers on Twitter or Facebook for their suggestions.
How To Keep Track Of Guest Posting Opportunities:
There are many ways that I could recommend keeping track of guest posting opportunities and they’re all pretty straightforward. Here are two solutions (though there are plenty others too):
One Method: Sign up for newsletters like CoSchedule Newsletters which will keep tabs on everything important in the blogosphere so that at least some posts will be relevant to you and your interests.
Another Method: You could use a spreadsheet. How do I set one up? That’s easy! Just create a document with six columns:
- Column One: The URL of the blog or journal that has open submission guidelines.
- Column Two: Your name as it should appear on their site (i.e., first name, last initial)
- Column Three: A guest post idea for them in bullet points including who your target audience is and why they will want to read what you have to say about this topic. If none yet, then write “N/A” here instead. We’ll get back to list these later too so don’t worry if some are blank at the moment.
- Column Four: How many times you’ve guest blogged for this site before.
- Column Five: The website’s approximate page rank according to Moz (it all depends on the niche and how competitive it is).
- Column Six: Whether or not they have a strict content policy (i.e., whether or not you can use images, links to your own site).
Bonus method: You can also refer to News Report Online for keeping a track of Guest Posting Opportunities.
Guest posting is a powerful way to build your brand, get exposure for your message or product and increase traffic to your site. But sometimes it can be difficult figuring out how best to go about guest posting in order to maximize its effectiveness. I stumbled upon this article that discusses the top 10 mistakes people make when they are guest blogging and provides tips on what you should do instead of these common missteps. One great takeaway from this blog post was using “infographics” as an opportunity to market my business while also adding value with content marketing by providing information on why infographics work so well for digital marketers like myself. With some help from this resource, I’ve been able to improve my backlinking strategy significantly!
In summary, the most important takeaway is to write for your audience. You want them to be able to understand and use what you’re trying to teach them in their own lives. If they can’t do that, then it’s likely not a good guest post on your blog. So go out there and start writing! Remember these tips as well so you’ll have an easier time submitting posts with confidence next time around. It may sound difficult at first but if you keep practicing this will soon become second nature. Keep up the great work!