10 Tips For a Guest Blogger
All good writers should have a blog. It gives you an outlet to provide real time updates on events ad happenings and it can be a platform that you use to position yourself as someone who’s an author and a resource that others can count on for credible information. Now if you want to give your blog a major traffic boost you should consider guest blogging. By following these guest blogging tips you’ll have a better chance at landing a guest blog spot.
1. Know the Blog
Don’t pick a blog with the most readers and then hit up the blogger with a request to guest post. Guest blog for one that you read regularly and follow yourself. Consider what it is about the blog that you like and what draws others to it.
2. Understand the Owner
Ask about guest blogging policies and find out who has guest blogged in the past. The more you know the easier it will be to create content that’s on par with what the readers want to hear about with your own special twist.
3. Stick to Your Deadline
Seriously, enough said.
4. Proofread Again, Again & Again
We’re all prone to errors and let’s face it, SpellCheck only catches so much. Do a thorough proofreading and read through for error-free submission.
5. Post Linking
This doesn’t mean linking to your blog, but instead linking to relevant posts on your guest blog. This demonstrates your familiarity with the blog and shows that you’re a fan and reader yourself.
6. Promote Your Post
Let everyone know that you’re guest blogging. Use your available social media tools to get the word out with links, tweets and status updates.
7. Visual Appeal
Take the time to find good graphics and imagery to make your guest blog post a stand out. It shows you care and that you’re willing to go the extra step.
8. Use SEO
Optimize your guest post. The goal is to make it easier to find on search engines and if that happens, readers will see that you’re the genius behind the writing. Good publicity for you.
9. Add Value
Truly focus on adding value to the guest blog. Remove the ‘all about me’ factor and make your post the absolute best that it can be.
10. Sell Yourself
Work out the details on linking back to your own blog and including a snappy byline so that readers know about you and how to find you.