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Guest Blogging – Are You Making These Mistakes?



One great thing about blogging is that it doesn’t matter how great your content is you won’t go anywhere without traffic, hence, the need for marketing your blog. As someone who has written hundreds of guest posts I can attest to the power of guest blogging and I can assure you that it is one of the most effective ways to build traffic to your blog.

I didn’t realize how powerful guest blogging is until I wrote my first guest post, with me averaging 30-40 visitors a day, getting an additional 50 visitors in just one week was a miracle and you wouldn’t believe how happy I was when I wrote a guest post that sent me over 1000 visitors in just one day. I kept on checking my stats every single moment I had the chance, I was expecting the traffic to end but it never ended, and my blog became one of the most popular websites according to alexa for that day.

A lot of guest bloggers and potential guest bloggers greatly underestimate the power of guest blogging. Some do it but do it wrong, while others believe there is no point in guest blogging, it just doesn’t work. Either way, this post will be explaining some mistakes people make when trying to guest post and why not fixing these mistakes will cost them far more than they can imagine. Below are some deadly mistakes people make when it comes to guest blogging.

You Underestimate Guest Blogging

So many people just can’t see beyond what guest blogging stands for, a lot of them think it is just another way to waste your content on another blog and I have gotten a lot of comments from people who believe it makes no sense to submit a post to another blog when you have your own blog. It’s just like you having a restaurant and a TV presenter invited you to come and teach people how to cook a particular food while using the opportunity to advertise your restaurant, will you make better use of this offer or will you turn it down because you don’t want to contribute to another person’s work?

Guest blogging is far more than contributing to another person’s blog. It is a great way to build backlinks to your blog, it is a great way to build your personal brand, it is a great way to spread the word about your blog and bring yourself into the spotlight and it is a great way to build relationships with other bloggers. In case you don’t know how powerful guest blogging is, with it alone, I was able to build a successful blog getting me thousands of visitors and making me thousands of dollars in just 8 months.

Some of my guest posts on big blogs sent me several hundreds of visitors, some of them sent me thousands of visitors and a lot of my guest posts help me get as much as 200 subscribers in a single day. I know it is difficult to convince people with words alone, so I have decided to go beyond words and will be giving you proof below. Below is my traffic screenshot from just one of my guest posts.

proof that guest blogging worksThe above screenshot shows the traffic to my blog from just one guest post in only 5 days. Believe me, the day that guest post went live was a record traffic day for my blog and I always get occasional traffic spikes like this whenever my guest post gets published.

In case you don’t see reasons here, why not ask yourself, what will you do with 200 additional subscribers in just one day? It doesn’t matter how big your blog is, it surely will make a difference.

In a nutshell, it doesn’t matter whether it is clients you want, products sales, people donating to your charity, traffic, name or whatsoever, guest blogging is the perfect way to go.

Submitting Crap Posts With Poor Titles

Think about it, my guest post has been published on some of the biggest blogs online, including Business Insider, ReadWriteWeb, Problogger, DailyBlogTips, MaxBlogPress and You might expect me to have gotten tons of traffic from every single guest post that was published on these blogs but you wouldn’t believe me when I say it isn’t so. One of my guest post on a blog can send me 300 visitors while another guest post on the same blog will only send me 50. Does it mean these blogs don’t send traffic? No. It means my guest post sucks!

Stop deceiving yourself. The fact that I have a high traffic blog doesn’t mean you will get a lot of traffic by getting published on my blog, the only way to get so much traffic and results from your guest posts is to give the best post you can while at the same time making sure it has the coolest title you can ever imagine.

Underestimating the Power of an Author Bio

Another thing I noticed with guest blogging is that your author bio can make a whole lot of difference when it comes to results so I always do my best to make sure my author bio draws people to my blog.

It doesn’t matter how great and successful your guest post is, you only have once chance of drawing visitors to your blog and that one chance is in your author bio. Your author bio should give its readers a brief idea of whom you are, what your blog is and why they should visit your blog.

Don’t ever think your guest post is the only thing, your author bio is even as important as your guest post.

Not Following Up With Guest Posts

When your guest post gets published on a blog what do you do? Go to sleep and expect traffic to come or start watching your roof while complaining that traffic isn’t coming. Believe me, it doesn’t work like this. I have gotten a lot of emails from people complimenting me and telling me they visited my blog because I’m highly interactive on my blog and in my guest posts, they told me this boosted my credibility in their eyes and showed I really want to help them succeed, and believe me, they are now fans forever.

To really know more about what to do, what mistakes to avoid, and how to get results from guest blogging make sure you download my guest blogging guide.


Bamidele Onibalusi is a successful entrepreneur and freelance consultant who has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post and Digital Journal amongst others. He shares practical business ideas that work on his blog at Effective Business Ideas. Follow him on twitter - @youngprepro.

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Be Careful Who You Ask for Blogging Advice



I retired to a life of travel through blogging.

Do you want to travel the world through blogging?

Invest in my blogging eBook.

My eBook lays out simple, step by step tips to follow for you to travel the world through blogging.

I know how to do it. I teach you how to do it. Easy. Simple. Smart, too; you ask a blogger who lives their dreams for blogging advice on how to live your dreams.

Imagine if you asked people from a blogging tips themed Facebook Group about how to travel the world through blogging? Who are these people? Do these bloggers know specifically how to retire to a life of travel through blogging? Have these bloggers written eBooks and created courses on the topic? Have they lived their dreams?

What ensures said bloggers offer good advice?

Do many of these bloggers offer terrible advice?

Are many of these bloggers experienced, skilled, knowledgeable bloggers, being tops in their niche, like me?

Most bloggers mean well. Some bloggers offer solid advice.

But many bloggers offer terrible advice to struggling new bloggers who follow terrible advice and all of them struggle horribly, following bad advice from bloggers who only know how to fail, versus knowing how to succeed.

Be careful who you trust.

How to Get the Best Blogging Advice on Earth

Follow the top blogging tips bloggers.

Invest money in their courses.

Hire them to coach you.

The best blogging advice on earth flows through premium blogging products and services created by the top bloggers on earth.

100% of the time, following this advice leads to success. Fool proof way to get only good advice because pros teach folks how to be pros.

The only reason why you’d get bad blogging advice is if you follow anybody other than the top blogging tips bloggers on earth.

Beware Free Advice Because it is Often Cheap

Free advice sites like Quora and Facebook Groups require no vetting.

Any blogger can offer terrible advice.

This was from my trip to Fiji.

Beware trusting advice from these spots; well-meaning bloggers often guarantee your struggles by offering failing, inexperienced, terrible advice.

Vet Bloggers Who Offer Advice

Gaurav Kumar offered excellent advice via a comment responding to my live Facebook Broadcast.

If you wanted to vet his advice, checking his Facebook profile and clicking on his eAskme blog link immediately proves he is a top blogger who offers sensational advice for succeeding.

Following blogs, investing in eBooks and hiring bloggers by scanning their blogs is the easiest way to:

  • vet advice
  • trust advice
  • get awesome advice
  • accelerate your blogging success

Research bloggers who offer advice on free forums. Some genuinely offer success-promoting advice through their blogs. Trust said bloggers.

If you click through to see no blog, or a blog hosted on a free platform, or thin, weak content, beware these red flags.

Follow advice only from top bloggers who put their advice in action and succeed from an abundant, generous, calm, confident vibe.

Go to the Top

Follow only the top blogging tips bloggers on earth to get the best blogging tips and to accelerate your blogging success.

Matthew Loomis at Build Your Own Blog offers success-promoting advice. Follow him. Hire him. Succeed.

Why spend hours asking for advice from folks who may or may not have any idea what they are talking about?

Go to the top.

Google popular search terms, vet guest posters on Blogging Tips, follow the best, get the best advice on earth, use the advice, succeed.

Blogging gets easier and easier when you only follow the top bloggers on earth and invest in their premium offerings because getting the best advice from the best bloggers positions you to be the best.

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What Does Your Blog Need?



I wrote an eBook explaining what your blog needs:

6 Things Your Blog Needs Today

Success finds bloggers who cover all bases.

If you need nothing and feel your blog needs nothing, you succeed and live your wildest dreams.

Successful bloggers know adding the right elements to blogs and beginning blogs the right way accelerates your success. Plus it feels good to begin blogging intelligently.

What does your blog need?

1: Domain and Hosting

Invest in a domain and hosting.

Accelerate your blogging success.

Domain names make you stand out.

Observe how Pat Flynn invested in Smart Passive Income.

Of course you know immediately; the blogger covers smart passive income. Passive income seekers know the resource because Pat bought a domain name.

He also invested in hosting to ensure he owned his blog.

Take this step to control:

  • branding
  • income potential
  • blog voice

Own your site. You need to own your blog to be in control of your blogging campaign.

2: Premium Theme

Invest money in a premium theme.

Stand out from the crowd.

Circulating money on a premium, eye-catching, clear theme emits a professional, impressive, powerful message.

This was from one of my many trips to Thailand.

Readers see you are a serious, successful or success-seeking, blogger. Of course you gain trust and grow your readership quickly by investing money in a premium theme.

Why do you need a premium theme? Would you trust a blogger who uses a cheap-looking, heavy, non-professional theme? If someone cannot afford to invest $60 in a premium theme you better not trust their advice, their insight and their sharing. Why? Serious, skilled bloggers never allow $60 to dictate their life’s direction and failing, struggling, unskilled bloggers make the foolish decision to not chase their dreams over $60.

3: Content

Content drives blogs.

Your blog needs content to:

  • prove you know your stuff
  • spread your presence online
  • inspire readers to follow you
  • inspire readers to trust you

Visit Blogging From Paradise.

Look around for a few minutes. Read 3 of my recent posts. Do you see why content drives the blogging engine?

Imagine if you saw only 1 blog post. Every blogger begins somewhere but publishing helpful content from a generous, success-focused energy distances you from most bloggers in your niche.

Imagine seeing 1 to 5 blog posts on a blog. Good introduction no doubt.

Imagine seeing 50 to 100 blog posts on a blog. Massive impact.

Focus less on post numbers and more on being generous with time and talents. Content just shows off what you know.

As folks see you know your stuff thru your volume of helpful posts you begin to:

  • increase traffic
  • boost your blogging profits
  • expand your presence
  • increase brand awareness
  • help more folks
  • make a big impact in your niche

Content makes everything grow.

Publish content on the regular to become a successful blogger.

Focus on Your Dreams

Concentrate on your dreams from a relaxed, chill energy.

You need dreams to feel the calm, detached confidence of bloggers who invest in:

See your blogging wins now. You succeed now. Own it.

Feel good about your blogging career. You are rocking it out.

Succeed, being the blogger who covers all blogging needs.

Bonus Need

Invest in a blogging course.

Your blog – and you – need a blogging blueprint to follow in order to succeed from a calm, confident, orderly, relaxed energy.

Blog like a success.

Learn from the best to become a successful blogger.

Courses just give you a structure for learning in the proper format.

Imagine sitting down in a classroom to learn disciplines from a professor.

You do the same thing through a blogging course.

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How Can You Turn Criticism into Blogging Profits?



I wrote an entire eBook on lessons I learned from critics:

6 Life Lessons I Learned from Nasty Critics

As you see greater blogging success, you get criticized.

No blogger avoids criticism.

Learning how to convert nasty criticism into blogging profits helps you be a highly successful blogger.

Picture This

Imagine someone tossing big rocks at you.

Fools step in front of the rocks, injuring themselves.

Idiots catch the rocks and throw said rocks back at folks, wasting precious time and energy on rock tossing morons.

Wise humans avoid the rocks, allowing the stones to reach terra firma, and build a castle from all the granite-type rocks tossed their way.

Highly successful, happy bloggers are like wise humans; building something meaningful and profitable from inevitable criticism, versus taking criticism personally (stepping in front of rocks) or fighting critics (throwing rocks back at rock throwers).

I wrote 2 eBooks on the topic.

In addition to the prior eBook I also wrote:

How to Turn Harsh Blogging Criticism into Sweet Blogging Profits: 11 Tips

Observe the product page.

I profit through an:

  • eBook version
  • audio book version
  • paperback version
  • mass market paperback version

of the topic.

I make money through 4 income streams based on teaching folks how to profit through blogging criticism.

How can you convert criticism into coin?

Follow these tips.

Breathe Deeply and Relax

Most humans:

  • fight criticism
  • feel the sting of criticism
  • feel embarrassed about being criticized
  • fight critics
  • go into a shell after being criticized

Breathe deep. Relax.

Feel energies and emotions in reaction to being criticized.

Release said energies.

Be calm, confident and poised.

Establish the proper energy for profiting through criticism.

Gain Clarity

Criticism is a projection of individual; we see ourselves in others.

100% of the time, critics speak 100% of themselves, not you, through their criticism.

Knowing this, you do not take criticism personally. Ditto for gaining clarity in all you do, blogging-wise.

I reacted with anger, annoyance, embarrassment and shame on reading my first few 1 star audio book reviews. Turns out, those fear-based feelings needed to be addressed and released for me to generate more income through audio books.

Increased profits flow to bloggers who feel clear on income channels.

Being criticized forces you to face, embrace and release fears concerning income channels, said clearing resulting in clarity and greater sales.

If you react negatively to criticism, the reaction suggests you have fears to feel and clear regarding the criticism. Clearing these negative energies allows more profits to flow through the income streams because fear strangles income while clarity increases income.

Convert Criticism into Tangible Products

Turn hate into create.

Convert criticism into tangible profits.

Note my 2 eBooks, my audio book and paperback.

Create an online course to help your readers process criticism.

Strike while the iron feels hot; create immediately after receiving criticism to allow your prolific ideas to flow.

Add a price tag.


See Problems and Profit in Projection

I create:

  • blog posts
  • guest posts
  • videos
  • podcasts

based on critical projections bandied about by critics.

Critics may or may not see errors in their ways.

This was from my 2 month trip to Oman.

I just stress how criticizing promotes their failure, strangles success and prolongs misery and suffering, based on my content.

If critics wake up and read, these folks become likely readers, fans, customers and clients, because if I solved their problems for free I can solve their problems for pay.

Profit through the Discipline of Detached Observation

Observing feelings from a detached, calm, confident energy versus reacting to feelings is a skill most millionaires cultivate.

What better way can you develop this skill than by reading and processing criticism without reacting to your emotions?

Wealthy bloggers observe knee jerk reactions in their being, feel energies, release, and proceed to profit. You see immense patience, persistence, poise and profiting. But the blogger just watches, feels and releases, versus reacting.

Move Up the Energetic Ladder into More Prospering, Higher Circles by Ignoring Critics

Critics vibe from a fear-based, lower, poverty conscious energy.

Ignore these folks to rocket higher in blogging circles, toward a loving, prosperity conscious, profitable energy.

I made blogging friends in high places by completely ignoring lower energy folks, some of whom criticized me and my blog.

Starve lower energies.

Make room for higher energies.

Profit, free yourself and see increasing blogging success.


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