To be a guest blogger is not an easy task. Though the rewards may be enormous, yet your preparation for the other blogger to allow you to post is also very challenging. Preparation is very much needed for you to be considered as a guest. You must establish your skills and credentials first before permission to post will be granted.
If you are yearning to become a guest blogger on your favored blog site, make use of these ten (10) practical tips specially prepared for you to heighten your chance of becoming a guest blogger.
Study your preferred blog site
As the usual adage, know thy opponent. You should make an effort in getting to know the blogger and his blog. Read the content of his blogs so that you will know his leanings on the niche. Know he’s kind of audience through the comments posted on the site. By going through these things, you will have a knowledge on what content is acceptable, favored or detested on that blog. In these ways, you will have an idea on what blog is soothing for the audience and what topics are to be avoided. If you want, you can insert a comment or idea on the site and see how the audience will respond.
Show your credentials
Requesting to be a guest blogger is just like applying for a job. There is a need for your to show your credentials to the other blogger before permission is given. Make sure to provide your credentials so that the other blogger will know your skills and expertise. Convince the blogger why you deserve to write a guest post, and why his audience will love and appreciate your blog.
Insert your blog post with your request
Attaching your post in your request to be considered as a guest blogger will enable the blogger to know what you can offer and your skill in writing. This method is very convenient for a busy and successful blogger. He can immediately determine what you can provide , in terms of content and quality. Making it so much easier for the blogger to accept your request.
Be candid and frank
In your correspondence with the other blogger, avoid making unnecessary compliments. Openly, tell him who you are, that you want to be a guest blogger, what your skills are and what you can offer to him, his audience for the betterment of his blog site. Get to the point. Be honest as to your credentials, blog statistics or other information that you offer. Limit your communication with the other blogger to what is essential and true. For if you will be caught embellishing your credentials, it will truly ruin our reputation.
Show your blog statistics
Showcasing your blog statistics will help the blogger decide on your request. This statistic includes your rankings from the different type of search engines, page view figures, and your monthly blog visitors. Or any other useful information that will help illustrates that a post from you will offer useful links and probable traffics coming from your own blog readers or audience.
Flaunt your expertise about blogging
With the objective that you will make it very easy for the blogger to publish your post, give the blogger an idea on how you will deliver your guest post so that there will be less conversion to be done just to post the article. You will inform the blogger that the content that you provided is an original one. Additionally, you will tell him that such blog will surely be very helpful to his audience, and the images that goes along with the article will not be violating any copyright law.
Initially prepare short blogs
Since you are new in guest blogging, it is advisable that you will start with short blogs. In that way, you will learn the trade in small portions. It is best that you are careful with your actions for you are in the process of marking your online reputation and your very own blog traffic. Even though it may be short blogs, but you have arrived at your goal which is to gain exposure.
Insert your links
Aside from creating possible leads, inserting your links will display your prowess in writing. It will also demonstrate how knowledgeable you are of the topic at hand since you can connect your previous writings in the past. This tip will abide with the earlier tip that encourages you to prepare short blogs. Instead of discussing exhaustively, you can insert links on your blog instead.
Offer your most compelling blog
Make sure that the blog you gave is nothing but the best.Do not overdo in loading your post with your links. Keep it minimal. Otherwise, this will be your first and last blog post on this website since the blogger considered your post a nuisance.
Aside from the content, the blog must be submitted on time, no wrong spelling, grammatically correct and in your blogger’s preferred format. With all these checked and perfected, it is very possible that the blogger will ask for an additional article.
Advertise your guest post
Upon publication of your guest post, do no forget to advertise it and drive traffic to it. If the blogger notices that your post drive massive traffic, new people posting some comments and making a conversation, there is a big possibility that he will ask you to write in his blog again. Be true to yourself. Consider comments that are coming from objective audience and not from your other email account or from your friends or family members.
Guest blogging is surely a bit rigid but once that you have mastered all these advices, it will only be a walk in the park. It seems hard but the end result is very life changing to your business. Hope that this article gave you enough tips on how to become a successful guest blogger.
Conquering Blogging Fears Sometimes Involves Shedding Blogging Tears
Build a list. Publish posts frequently. Guest post. Work harder.
I did all that stuff. I still struggled. You did all of it, too. Some of you at least.
But I bet you we were in the same boat years ago. Perhaps you sit in the boat of blogging despair now. You did it all. NOTHING seems to be working. Create value. Make connections. No traffic. No money. I can advise good things take time. Or I can say to be positive and be strong. In truth, being positive, patient and strong all are effective means to conquering your blogging fears.
Shedding tears is the quickest, most direct, simplest way to conquer blogging fears. Every fear is scary because fear frightens you. Crying out fears literally dissolves the fear-fuel; as tears shed, so do fears. Chip away; be present, relax, and allow fears and tears to flow in a quiet room.
Guys; until you face, feel and release fears, you cannot be generous, abundant, patient, persistent and prolific. Why? Fear is an anchor leading to:
- writer’s block
- general apathy
I can advise you to generously help people but if you feel bogged down by fear, you will ignore me because you just want to help yourself. See how far you get blogging-wise helping yourself. Expect to publish a cyber diary. Nobody reads self-centered bloggers but the blogger themselves.
Crying Leads to Shining
Last night I worked through the evening. Sickness mixed with energy surges inspired me to work then to meditate at 3 AM. Fatigue and allowing unearthed sadness in me; I cried uncontrollably for 10 minutes. Guess what? I immediately felt better, peaceful, poised, calm, grateful and generous. Perfect energy for accelerating my blogging success. But not crying out those energies creates a fear-burden sapping my generosity and abundance.
Do Not Be Tough Because Repressed Fear Leads to Endless Struggle
I have seen many struggling bloggers work 18 hour days doing smart stuff but injecting work with fear-strain-force. Guess what? Struggles ensue because you cannot get over what’s still in you. Do not be tough. Do not repress fear because fear will destroy your blogging campaign. Every struggle is fear. Every failure is fear. Feel fear – however unpleasant – to move along the struggle, to be generous, to trust and to succeed.
In my eBook: Creating the Mindset of a Successful Blogger
I explain thinking, feeling and acting like a pro leads to professional results. How can you think, feel and act like a pro blogger if you fear running out of money? How can you succeed if you deeply fear failure? How can you be a generous, trusting person if you feel terrified to spend time building bonds and creating content?
Fear makes you a blogging fool. Blogging fools spam people, publish thin content and fail forever until they face, embrace and release fears.
Cry it out. Seriously. I felt such a purge last night. I continue to predominantly feel amazing, light and relaxed by feeling whatever emotions arise in my being. Nobody enjoys feeling sad, but in the same vein, you will be completely blind to and fabulously ignorant of good, successful blogging advice if you feel burdened by sadness. Nobody succeeds in a happy, abundant way being saddled by fear and sadness. Let it go. Process your emotions not from logic, but from raw energy.
Once the tears go, then fears go. From that energy you are free to become a highly successful, prospering blogger because you act from an abundant, generous vibe.
Why Do You Resist Writing eBooks?
Writing and self-publishing eBooks scares bloggers.
I piddled in my eBook writing pants until 2012. People told me I should write ’em. I looked for every reason in the eBook NOT to write eBooks. Nobody would listen. Nobody would buy. Nobody would care.
Turns out, people listen, buy and care enough to publish 5 star reviews for my eBooks. Look at the featured image for this blog post describing this eBook:
I locked down five, 5 star reviews because I taught my readers how to write successful eBooks fast. But years prior, fear clouded my mind concerning writing eBooks to the point of me refusing to write one. You may be in the same cyber boat; but you better not miss the eBook writing boat. Lucrative profits serve as one part of the picture. Digging deeper, writing eBooks brands you, distancing you from the herd. Plus you feel good writing short reads and gain trust and extra credibility in the eyes of readers.
Why Do You Resist Writing eBooks?
Fear is the core reason. Fear of failure, criticism or wasting time sit near the top of eBook-related fears. I did not know how to sit down and write the darn things. Fear arose in my mind; how would I do it? Who would teach me? Could I find the process? Would I need special editors? How could I learn the technical steps for conceiving an idea to shipping the eBook on Amazon? Tech stuff really scared me; I had no idea how to save Word files with different, web-based extensions, let alone creating covers with proper dimensions via Canva to meet Amazon’s diligent standards.
Rather than learn how to do these things I allowed fear to get the better of me, refusing to write eBooks. But during a trip to India I met a reader and friend who begged me to write eBooks for a while. He had been on me for a minute. Meeting in person, he finally convinced me to write and self-publish an eBook on a lesser known digital platform. Later, I went with Amazon, and never looked back.
I had to dive into and nudge through deep fears related to failing and being criticized because I believed nobody would buy what I offered in eBook form. As my friend convinced me, I waded through ideas like wasting my time, getting terrible reviews and promoting my eBook to the tune of zero sales. Did it feel good to embrace these fears? Heck no. But the benefits of self-publishing far outweighed a few unpleasant emotions experienced during these fear-feeling sessions.
Nothing to Lose Everything to Gain
Gain by writing eBooks; if you take experience with you, loss is impossible. Even if you sold not a copy you take valuable writing, marketing and selling experience with you any time you write and launch an eBook. But if you generously help people and make friends, you will sell eBooks and help more people, reflecting gain back to you in physical form.
Digging even deeper, facing and releasing fears associated with criticism and failure benefit you across the board with your blogging campaign. Apply that same fearless nature to other aspects of your blog to boost your blog traffic and profits.
Write and ship.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
1 Tip for Being an Intelligent and Prospering Blogger
possesses an interesting cover for anyone not familiar with my eBooks.
For anyone familiar with my 100 plus eBooks, my cover is par for the course. Every single one of my eBook covers has been personally snapped by me. Images of paradise preserved by yours truly fit my brand, blog and eBook covers perfectly. Blogging From Paradise means retiring to a life of island hopping through smart blogging. Sometimes I visit islands. Sometimes I visit mainland spots. In all cases, my eBooks and courses – as well as my blog – bleed travel images because this approach fits my brand and is unheard of in the blogging tips niche.
I totally respect any blogging tips blogger who posts featured images for their blogs and eBook covers consistent with content titles. Imagine a light bulb and dollar sign for the above eBook cover, for starters. But I went with a photo I snapped in gorgeous Rawai Bay in Phuket, Thailand for my cover image. Why? Nobody else on earth uses their travel photos as eBook covers and featured post images in the blogging tips niche. If nobody else does it and the move completely aligns with my brand message, this is the starting point for being an intelligent and prospering blogger.
Smart and Prospering Means Different
Every successful blogger I follow sticks to basic fundamentals but deviates from the norm in some regards. Different means bigger bucks and smarter prospering because readers notice that different flavor stepping away from normal. Folks enjoy my covers and blog post images, even though the content and eBook title technically have nothing to do with travel images. Guess what? Adding my brand logo aligns the eBook cover with my blog and brand. People clearly see I am about blogging from paradise. Why not add travel images to each eBook cover?
I follow a high number of basic blogging rules; create value, build connections, be generous and have fun. But if you do EVERYTHING just like most bloggers, you get lost in the herd. Nothing makes you stand out if you do not choose to stand out with at least one element of your blogging campaign. I stood out with eye-popping eBook images I snapped myself, in a blogging tips niche. How do you stand out? Ask yourself the question. Be straight with yourself to answer.
Bigger Profits from a Smarter Energy by Being Different
Cindy Crawford kept her mole. Muscle Man Arnold kept his accent. Steve Jobs made computers and peripherals outrageously expensive and designed quite weirdly compared to other computers and peripherals. Guess what? Crawford, Arnold and Jobs are legends who we won’t forget for a long time. Different makes you a serious fortune because people notice folks who stand out in some way, shape or form. This different approach bleeds intelligence; why work your butt off if you look just like the next guy and offer a mimicking service?
But Make Sure You Follow Some Fundamentals
Steve Jobs did not attempt to make computers out of cardboard. Arnold did not try to speak German in Hollywood movies. Cindy Crawford did not try to rewrite the foundations of modeling by wearing a fake beard of photo shoots. All icons followed basic rules for their industries because being too far out in left field usually makes you forgettable, or, impossible to spot. Follow blogging fundamentals to stay in the game but find that one thing that distances you from the herd.
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