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How to Easily Create Irresistible Guest Posts for Top Blogs to Get More Traffic

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Are you excited about landing on top blogs with your guest posts? Don’t know how to get started? Well, you’re in the right place then. This detailed article will help you how to write engaging guest post for top blogs.

I’ve been blogging for over 6 years now and I’ve written guest posts for top blogs like Problogger, Daily Blog Tips, Ninja Outreach, Basic Blog Tips and a hundred more.

I know it’s not easy to write guest posts especially for top blogs in any industry.

Anyone can write a guest post but not everyone can write awesome and great content that can fetch potential readers for your blog. No need to worry, here I provide simple and easy tips of how to write great content that can bring massive results to your guest posts.

How to write high converting guest posts for top blogs

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#1. Come up with great ideas

Before writing a guest post for any blog, make sure to come up with an idea first.

Coming up with great ideas for your guest posts is not a big deal. You can use tools like Buzzsumo to find popular contents on any blog. Just enter a keyword or domain name of your competitor’s and it will show you all the top posts along with their social shares and backlinks.

Or you can also use other blogs “popular posts” section. Majority of the blogs show their best posts on their sidebar and by analyzing them closely, you can come up with a ton of ideas to pitch them.

Also look for the already published guest posts on the blogs where you want to write guest posts. Make sure to read their guest blogging guidelines. Find out how frequently they publish guest posts on their blogs. Also make sure if they worry about content length so you can write either lengthy or average 1000 words posts.

Quick tip: Make a list of 10 to 20 top blogs in your industry. Follow those bloggers on Twitter. Find out the topics that they frequently tweet about. Those are the topics you can think of covering while pitching them guest post ideas.

#2. Make an outline

If you don’t have clear idea of what you are writing or what you want to convey then you will never write a great content. So, making an outline of the content before writing is indeed very essential. How you can do? Here are the easy and simple tips for you::

  • Draft a rough idea before writing a complete post
  • Based on that give a catchy title which drives reader’s attention.
  • Divide your post into introduction and sections, subsections and then wrap-up
  • Make sure that the post you write must hold reader’s attention right from the beginning of the post till end.
  • While writing post, always ask for yourself these questions.. How it is useful to readers? What they can get from it?

Quick tip: Use Google Docs for writing and outlining your guest posts. It makes your life really easier. You can edit however you want and you can also save all your content even if your wifi connection goes down.

#3. Write catchy introduction lines

8 out of 10 people read your headlines first. If they are not compelling they simply don’t read what’s inside. Similarly, the first few introduction lines of your guest posts are extremely important.

If they are not compelling enough to draw your audience to read further, you are not going to get any social shares, comments or clicks to your site.

It is very important to start your first sentence with a thought provoking statement because this is where you can engage your readers. It should instill enthusiasm in reader’s mind to read further. The first sentence you wrote must give the overall  idea of what you are going to say in the post.

Some of the tips:

  • You can start with a “quote” which is related to your post
  • Throw a question in an engaging way just like you start when you give speech in public
  • Start as if you are telling a thriller story.

Quick tip: Read more. Read Copyblogger’s articles. Read books. Read how other great writers start their blog posts. Use quotes, interesting stats or begin your guest posts with a question. It makes it easy for you to captivate others with your guest posts.

#4. Write lengthy content but never drag

The quickest way to get your guest posts accepted on any blog is to write in-depth and engaging content. If you read any of my guest posts, you will notice that almost every one of them will be over 2000 words.

Even if I’m writing for a blog with smaller audience, I make sure to spend extra time to write 2000 words massive guest posts. Do you know why? They usually rank well.

They get more social shares, links and comments. That’s what I want when I write guest posts for others.

In the name of lengthy content, never ever drag it. Make it simple and easy to understand. Convey in a straightforward manner instead of confusing way. The idea you are going to convey must be understood even by the layman. If you are mentioning any facts in your post then see that those are accurate. Otherwise, there is a potential chance that you will lose credibility with your readers.

Here are some of the tips that you can use to write in-depth guest posts.

  • Plan ahead before writing. Make a proper strategy. As I said earlier, outline your content before writing even a single word. It makes it easier to elaborate your guest posts as you go on. This works really best when you are writing review kind of posts.
  • Be accurate. Don’t use fluff. Don’t use jargon. Use simple words. Keep your paragraphs short. Use short sentences. It makes it easy for others to digest your content.
  • One picture is worth a thousand words. Add video or images that speaks your content. You can use tools like Buffer (Pablo app) or Canva to design compelling images for your guest posts. NEVER use copyrighted images in your guest posts.
  • Spend more time in doing research for your guest posts. The more you spend the more data you can come up with to write detailed content for your guest posts.

Quick tip: Write 1000 words every single day. That’s how you can hone your writing skills. The more you read and write the better your writing skills will be. So write more. Be concise and spend quality time in writing detailed content.

#6. Always ensure your guest post is unique

Always come up with 100% original ideas while writing post. Avoid duplicate content and copying from other sites. Google penalizes your site if it scans any duplicate content in your posts. It impacts a lot on the readers. So, what to do? What if, someone already wrote the post that you want to write?

While writing a headline for your guest posts, make sure to use tools like Portent (free tool) to come up with a ton of ideas. Also search for the headlines to see if there are any similar titles for your guest posts. Avoid using them and use unique titles.

Here are few tips to write unique guest posts almost every single time.

  • If you find a post “10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Places In India” then you can mould it like “20 Things You Will Miss In India If Not Visited”.
  • You can check your content with any plagiarism tools to ensure no duplicate content in your post.
  • Check for spell and grammar mistakes in your post before publishing. Make sure to reread your content and proof read it multiple times. Just make sure you are not sending a guest post which is full of typos or grammatical mistakes. No one likes it.
  • Optimize your post, use SEO techniques. Make sure to do keyword research and use long tail keywords while writing guest posts.
  • Never re-write content that you already wrote in previous posts. Be creative.

Quick tip: Instead of trying to write unique content, develop a unique writing tone. It makes it easy for anyone to consume your content is a unique way. Even if you’re writing product related reviews, by having a unique writing voice helps you increase your sales. Use short paragraphs and humour to make your guest posts more interesting.

#7. Give a punchy conclusion at the end

If you are writing a detailed guest post, make sure to build a habit of writing “conclusion part” at the end of your post. It makes easy for people to find really important information about your guest posts. Also try to add more value with your conclusion instead of using random words.

You need to summarize all the points in the conclusion part and at the same time end with a thought-provoking question. Your readers should come back and check in.

What to do?

  • Make a Call-To-Action (CTA) at the end of the article or
  • End with a thought-provoking question or
  • Write an engaging statement

Also ask people to start discussing about your guest post topic in the comment section so it can be helpful for both you and your audience to engage.

Quick tip: Use the words like “conclusion”, “final thoughts”, “over to you” etc before ending your guest posts. Use that section to conclude your guest post and include few important points to grab your reader’s attention.

Pro tip: Mention other bloggers

A crucial tip most bloggers forget while writing guest posts is they either link to their own sites or host blog’s content. You should be writing guest posts to build relationships with other not just links.

So make sure to link out to other bloggers and email them when your guest posts go live. That way you can cultivate your relationships as well as promoting your guest posts. While linking to other bloggers, make sure your links are relevant and not promotional.

Don’t use too many external links or it can spoil the quality of your guest posts.

Final thoughts about writing guest posts for top blogs

If you are starting guest posting for the first time, go small. Instead of trying to write for the biggest blogs in your industry, find small blogs where you can easily publish your guest posts.

Once you build a momentum, you can start writing for better blogs. Once you start getting enough attention from other bloggers, links and social shares, you can contact authority blogs to write guest posts.

Every blogger has their own way to write content. However, there are some common strategies that every one follow. I provided simple and easy tips out of my blogging experience. If you want to make a living out of blogging, you should definitely consider the above discussed steps very seriously.

Did I miss anything? Do you have any more tips that can be used to write guest posts for authority sites? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Anil Agarwal is the guy behind Bloggers Passion blog where he is helping newbie bloggers in starting their blogs, and then taking their blog’s traffic & revenue to the next level. He also owns HostingMonks.com, a blog dedicated to web hosting solutions.

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Be Careful Who You Ask for Blogging Advice

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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?

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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?

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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.

Profit.

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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