What is Guest Blogging?
Guest blogging is when you write an original blog post for another blog as a guest author.
What’s the Point?
Well, if you’re like me and are constantly looking for new ways to improve your own blog, posting something valuable for someone else on their blog is a killer way to do so.
How Can Posting on Another Blog Benefit Me?
Allow me to list a few key reasons why you should consider guest blogging:
1. By posting on another blog you are expanding your online presence. You are giving yourself another opportunity to be discovered.
I’ve read that it takes the average person viewing your brand 8 times before they will accept it as a valid source. Unless you’re spreading the word with methods like guest blogging, you will fade into the crowd fast and end up another blog in the blog boneyard.
2. Guest blogging allows you to generate backlinks to your blog which increase your visibility in the search engines and in-turn drive more traffic to your blog.
Most blogs will mention how many and what types of links you are allowed to include in your posts. Take advantage and build those backlinks!
3. By branching out and discovering new guest blogging opportunities, you will naturally begin to form new relationships. The more friends you make, the more successful you will become.
Some Important Tips While Guest Blogging
(A) It’s a good idea to guest post on blogs that are more successful than your own. This is especially true if it’s traffic you seek. If you want to get better at anything in life, you need to start playing with the big boys.
(B) Write your guest blog post as if it were being posted to your own blog. It’s important that your content is completely original and valuable to all who read it. After all, the more traffic you drive to the post, the more traffic you drive to your blog.
(C) Make sure to only guest post on blogs that are within your same niche. Your backlinks won’t do you much good if your blog’s niche is Italian Cousine and you post on a blog whos niche is all about toddlers.
Where to Find Blogs to Guest Post On
A simple google search for guest blogging sites will pull up quite a few options. Sometimes it requires digging a little deeper to find which blogs accept guest blogs. Take your time, its worth it.
I hope I was able to shed some light on the world of guest blogging. If you have any feedback or questions concerning guest blogging, don’t hesitate to post a comment below.