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8 Guest Blogging Tactics you need to Land your Guest Post anywhere, anytime!
Why are you so dumb? In fact, you’re a big clown!
Why did you send that guest post without making research about the blog?
Now you’re sitting at your desk, sad and worried on why your guest post is rejected. Nobody is behind your failure — the real problem is YOU. You’re not willing to learn from others. You think you know it all.
I can’t blame you; after all you’re a clown.
Oh! Did I just say that? Ok. I just finished drinking a bottle of Beer and I anytime I do, I feel like I’m over the moon. I know you’re already pissed off and I believe some of you may be wondering why I started off this blog post like this; I’m sorry, and if you’ve already made up your mind not to forgive me, at least, give me a chance to prove my expertise.
Ok. I think we’re all settled. Are we? If you think we’re not, then I’ll send you a meat pie to compensate you. Now, enough of the jokes– let’s get back to business.
The reason why most bloggers can’t get their guest posts on top A-list blogs is because, they’re doing the same things others do which doesn’t work in anyway. If you want to increase the chances of getting your guest post accepted, then you have to set yourself apart from the others. You have to be unique.
The truth is, no one is perfect; and none of us was born self-made–we learnt everything we know today. No one is perfect; we are all walking unto perfection.
When I first started out professionally as a guest blogger; I did all I could to land guest posts on top blogs but I couldn’t until I came across an article about being unique. The article transformed my life and has been the secret to my success with guest blogging.
The tips I’ll be sharing in this article does not originally come from me; they are based on what I’ve learned over the years as a guest blogger.
Without wasting much time, here are the tips you need to land guest posts on big blogs anytime and get the most out of your guest blogging campaign.
1. Do your homework
The mistake many bloggers make before writing a guest post is not making a research on the blog they’re guest blogging on. Tell me, can you get to your friend’s place in Alabama without his/her address? Tell me. Can you?
That is the way it’s with guest blogging.
If there’s anything you should do before pitching your guest post Idea or creating a guest post, it’s to make research on the blog you’re guest posting on.
Make sure you choose blogs have juicy, heavy links and are relevant to your niche. Focus on high quality blogs that you can benefit from.
Resource you need: Download SEO Quake to check the rank of each site. Also, ensure you check the blog on Compete.com to check the site traffic level.
Another strategy you can use to decide which blogs to guest post on is by asking yourself this questions:
Do the blog have a large following?
Are there chances that your post will go viral once it’s published?
These are the questions you should ask yourself before making a decision to guest post on a blog.
2. Familiarize yourself with the blog you’re pitching to
One of the biggest mistake people make is sending their guest posts without getting to know about the blogger. Bloggers are busy people; they have a family to take care of, an audience to entertain and an online business to run; how would you want them to reply your pitch or approve your guest post if they don’t even know anything about you?
Personally, I try to read 3 to 4 post by the blogger; check the ‘about me page’ of the blog and do all I can to get a glimpse on what the blogger like–then I’ll approach the blogger like this:
How was your day and how’s business going?
I came across your blog 4 months ago and since then, I’ve been a loyal reader. One of your posts that interest me so much is ”How to discover your inner potential’’ and ever since I read that article, it changed the way I think.
I’ll like to send over a guest post for your approval.
The post is titled ” How to develop a positive mindset”
Include your bullets points:
3rd-bullet point (if you have any)
I believe your readers will love this post but I need your approval. Should I write up the guest post straightaway? Let me know what you think.
(Your Blog URL)
Did you read the above pitch email? It’s very simple and direct.
If you read the pitch email carefully, you’ll notice that I didn’t sound too promotional—I was precise with what I wanted and I nailed the post!
Before sending a pitch letter or creating a guest post for a blog read at least, 2 to 3 contents on the blog get the name of the blogger and make insightful comments on the blog from time to time.
Pro Tip Add some personalization to the pitch email.
3. Include a love flower with your pitch for every blog
The truth is, I don’t write a pitch from scratch for every blog–what I do is that, I use the information I get from the research to customize my email.
For instance, address the blog owner by name; include a few of the blog articles that made an impact on you and add an opinion (if you have) on a particular article, you read on that site. Just add some flair of creativity. Do all you can to separate your email from the ‘others’.
Let the blogger feel like ‘’Wow! I will give this guy a chance’’. Believe me, with this guest post strategy, you can get a stubborn blogger to go on a date with you (just kidding).
4. Include a sample
It is good to include a sample of the blog post you plan to write. No. I’m not talking about a full article. Just a few tips–some bullet-points. Include a paragraph or two. Just let the blogger get a glimpse on what your guest post is about.
5. Hooke them up on social networks
This was how I got my guest post published on Bloggingtips. I hooked Zac Johnson up on Twitter and Facebook. In fact, because of how close we are now, he offered me an opportunity to become a full time contributor on his prolific blog: www.bloggingtips.com
Social media is one of the best ways you can get the attention of most A-list bloggers and increase the chances of getting your post accepted. Most of this bloggers don’t like to spend the bunch of their time reading emails; but most of them spend more time on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
Follow them–circle them; do anything you can to get their attention. Dig a little and find their Twitter and Facebook page. Tweet them. Just make them know you’re there and that you can help if they need you.
6. Take advantage of guest blogging sites
Platforms like Myblogguest have made it easy to find blog owners who are in need of quality guest posts. It doesn’t hurt to utilize this guest blogging site. It is a good way to connect with other top professionals in your field.
7. Become a Walking Evangelist—Follow-up!
If you do get responses from those bloggers, you made contact with, respond to them in a timely manner. Treat them with respect, which also includes responding to them in a timely manner. This will lead to creating stronger relationships.
8. There’s always a Second Chance– Create a Long lasting relationship
Guest blogging like most people think is not about writing a quality article and submitting to a top blog; it’s much more than that.
It’s about building relationships.
One way to get more of your guest posts featured on any blog repeatedly is by building a relationship with bloggers. If you have laid a solid foundation from the scratch by making them your friends, they’ll likely accept more of your guest posts in the future.
Before I conclude this blog post, I’ll like to apologize for insulting you. Seriously, I don’t mean to.
In fact, I feel like I’m crying. Meh… Meh… (Just kidding. At times, I can be funny. Sorry, that is just me).
Guest blogging can be a frustrating experience and highly rewarding if you follow the right tactics.
If you do it right, you will increase your website presence, generate more back-links to your blog pages, increase your product sales, and boost your email list. And if you do it the other way round, you may end up destroying your business.
I care about you and it’s my desire that you grow and succeed in your business this year.
If you need my help on how I can increase your online presence with guest blogging, get in touch with me.
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