5 Tips A Guest Blogger Should KnowBeing a guest blogger is very beneficial for you and your business and for the blog owner. Not only will you increase your exposure and get more traffic, but you will also get inbound links.
Before you become a guest blogger, here are five tips you should follow.
Research the blogs you are interested in or you want to become a guest blogger on. Get a feel for what the blog is about, get to know the blog owner and see what their writing style is like, read the blog posts and comments. Look for posts or categories that are the most popular. This way you can get an idea of the kinds of topics that their target market is looking for.
You can save a lot of time researching if you're networking with other bloggers. Many times bloggers who are looking for guest bloggers will ask their fellow blogger friends or people they respect and trust first than to seek out a stranger.
When you pitch your proposal to a blog owner provide as much details as possible. Simple details like how you can format the blog post so they can just copy and paste it to their blog will make a difference especially if they don't plan to give you guest access to their blog. Convenience is important in this type of situation.
Make sure you back it up with proof of your writings or blog posts. Remember it's not what's in it for you, but what you can do for them as a guest blogger. What knowledge or topic of expertise can you provide for their blog?
Take it a step further and attach a sample blog post. From your research, you should be able to find a topic on their blog they haven't covered yet. This is a good idea because the blog owner can get a feel for your writing style or voice and they can determine if you would be a good fit.
Write Good Blog Posts
When you're a guest blogger always write your best. It's a poor reflection of you if you write crappy blog posts and it's disrespectful to the blog owner. Know exactly what you're allowed to do and then do it well.
The last tip a guest blogger should follow is to promote their guest posting to social networking and social bookmarking sites, on their own blog or website. This benefits greatly for both parties to get more traffic, get new blog readers and an opportunity for you to become a regular guest blogger.
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