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Guest blogging has become a great weapon in blogging world. You MUST consider guest blogging especially if you’re new blogger, because you won’t be having much online reputation before, so guest blogging is the best way to bring more visibility to your blog. Guest blogging can also bring;

  • More traffic
  • Quality and permanent back links to your site
  • More subscribers (if you’re offering a freebie)
  • More sales (if you link to you a sales page)
  • Better relationships with other bloggers

1. Create relationships with other bloggers first: When you want to first create a guest post, this should be your top priority. Unless you already have great connections with others, you must be focusing on connecting with others to increase the chances of getting your guest posts accepted. When other bloggers know your name and your writing skills, they probably won’t reject your guest posts. The key here is to have as many connections as possible with other bloggers to increase the chances of getting your guest posts getting published.

2. Frequently leave good comments on your targeted blogs: This is the first step to connect with other bloggers. How other bloggers know about you and your blog when you don’t have enough online reputation before? When you frequently read their blog posts and leave thoughtful comments – they’ll surely come to know about you, once in a while, they’ll also visit your blog to leave comments in return. This is the most engaging way to get the things done.

3. Target small blogs first: Don’t focus on landing your guest posts on top blogs in your niche. You’ll find it VERY difficult. Instead, target on small blogs first, increase the number of guest posts, get some guest blogging experience and hone your writing skills. Then consider writing for the authority blogs in your niche. When you first land on small blogs with your guest posts, you’re not only increasing the reputation but you’re also giving yourself a self-boost. This is MORE important before landing on top blogs.

4. Know their guest blogging guidelines: This is a no brainer. When you know their guest blogging guidelines, you’ll have more idea about what topics to write and what kind of audience to write for. This makes the guest blogging journey much simple, because you don’t have to research about the blog readers and topics, agree? So focus your eyes on reading the guest blogging guidelines.

5. Know to whom you’re writing for: This is a must when you want to effectively start your guest blogging journey. No matter how great writing skills you’ve – you should be knowing the targeted audience to make your guest posts go viral.

6. Start writing your guest post: Now you know whom you’re writing for and you the blog topics to write, start writing your guest post. Just write as if you’re writing for your own blog, don’t give yourself a hard time by focusing on perfection. There’s nothing like perfection, perfection is just an illusion, keep that in mind. Try to provide as much value as possible to their audience.

7. Avoid writing about YOURSELF: When writing the guest post, don’t brag about yourself. This is the most common mistake I notice from the novice bloggers. They always be talking and boasting about themselves. Avoid this mistake at all costs. It’s about them, not about you! Write for the readers first, focus on more on delivering high quality contents. Avoid me-me posts to make your guest posts go crazy on the blogosphere. Write for their audience and you’ll gain their trust sooner or later.

8. Email the guest post (or) follow their procedure: When you clearly read the guest blogging guidelines, you’ll also know what to DO after writing your guest posts. Either send them your guest posts to their emails or tell them that you’ve written a guest post for them. The key factor behind getting your guest posts accepted is: you should be sending the whole guest post, instead of sending the headline or blog post ideas. By doing this, you’ll be giving more command to the targeted blog owners to know about your writing skills.

9. Give it more exposure: Promote your guest post in all the networks. If you’ve an email list, then promote your guest posts using it. Tell your blogging friends to share your guest posts, this way you’ll be having more online visibility.

10. Respond to all: After getting published your guest posts, now it’s time to engage with others. Try to respond to all the comments no matter how busy you’re. I don’t suggest you to respond to each and every thank you comment, but DO respond to the comments which require a response!

Over to you:

Let me know your thoughts about guest blogging. Pose your questions in the comments sections if you’ve any, I’ll be glad to help you

Article by Rahul Kuntala

Rahul has written 29 articles.

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  • Chimezirim Odimba

    Guestblogging is definitely a very effective way of getting online recognition. I believe that leaving great comments first on your target blogs is a great way to make it easier for your guest posts to be on point (because you’ll understand each blog’s audience better) and for them to be accepted by the host blogger (People have a bias in favor of regular contributors to their blogs).

    • Rahul Kuntala

      You are so right, Odimba.

      Most new bloggers don’t realize this, they often focus solely on writing ‘great post, dude’ kinda blog comments. They will never grab anyone attention. Blog comments should be thoughtful. Guest blogging is no doubt one of the best ways to get more online visibility

  • Sam@Book cheap trips

    Yes these are the important things which you should know very well before start guest blogging because if you will lack somewhere then it could be make some major difficulties for you.

  • bloomtools

    thanks for sharing this post. guest blogging is a great way to share new and useful information to the users. It gives a nice ‘change’ to the users. It is a great way to get more traffic. a nice and a useful post for bloggers.

  • Rahul Jain

    i think taking about yourself is bad for any blog in any niche. I really like this point Create relationships with other bloggers first, blogging with sharing is must these days.

    • Rahul Kuntala

      Hi Rahul,

      Guest blogging is a great way to build genuine relationships and connect with more bloggers from the same niche. All the best for your blogging journey.

  • arun

    by guest blogging we can increase hug amount of money its very helpful tips we can visit this site its also give the information

  • Moravcsik Andra

    I don’t think so, This year, I relaxed my ‘rules’ for this post and didn’t do as much research as I’d normally do.

  • Izzy

    Very good post, a great starter for anyone just getting in to Guest Posting. I think it is incredibly important to build a relationship with a blogger before enquiring about a guest post, most blog owners get inundated with guest post requests from random people so building a solid relationship is definitely worthwhile.

  • Rahul Kashyap

    I am also like this type article. it is very informative and valuable article. I will follow your suggestion @Rahul. :)

  • Dean Saliba

    I have been accepting guest posts on my blog for a couple of years now and this year I intend to start submitting guest posts of mine to other blogs, you have served up some very helpful tips that should make my guest posting quest more successful. :)

  • Ravi

    Thanks for the Tips Rahul. LBT also provided good tips for Newbies and when i was just strting to think about submitting guest blogs this post came up.. Thank You

  • Lola Sosanya

    Guest blogging is definitely a way to increase your traffic. However, I have a question. I have written over 36 guest post for small blogs is that enough to go ahead and venture into writing for bigger blogs?

  • Vikas Yadav

    No doubt Guest blogging is one of the best method to increase the traffic on a blog. but, now days when Matt Cutt said that guest blogging is not so good in the current. Most of the blogger have not using guest blogging in today to build backlinks.


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