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.
Advanced Blogging Tip: Have a Poor Link Memory
I create oodles of content daily. One tip to being prolific is to have a poor link memory. I forget what I published content-wise and link-wise to keep publishing content frequently. Do you know how most bloggers publish one blog post, include a link to a product and/or service, and keep checking the post again and again, to see how the link performs as far as clicks and conversions and sales and profits and money? I never do that. I have no time and energy to check how my links perform because I have a terrible link memory. I am always on to the next piece of content to create and the next link to place and the next person to help because I have a poor link memory. I forget links. This works perfectly for me; makes me super duper prolific.
Most bloggers attach to and cling to particular business links. What happens if you attach to a link? You give attention and energy to checking the link again and again instead of creating more content from a generous, prolific energy. How can you appear to be all over your niche if you check links regularly throughout the day and if you are not creating helpful, new pieces of content? You cannot be super successful if you are not prolific and you cannot be super prolific unless you have a poor link memory. Be generous, abundant and detached by forgetting links you place in posts; especially links pointing to business opportunities.
I link to my blogging course quite a bit but never get attached to any one link or blog post or guest post through which I link to it. Why? I have more fish to fry. I have more content to create and more bloggers to bond with and more folks to help and more bloggers to connect with and heck, after converting 50 more of my eBooks to paperback, I will have over 200 products about on Amazon, under the Blogging From Paradise umbrella. That is a lot of products to promote! We need to have a poor link memory to forget the prior link we promoted so we can move forward and promote more links, more content and greater blogging success. Envision yourself having an abundant mindset. What happens if you do not feel like anything seems short, scarce or running out? Being prolific is what happens. Being generous is easier if you are not burdened by any link to promote, to review and to assess regularly. I am not opposed to scanning metrics if doing so feels good and relaxing but most bloggers never take the time to assess their genuine feelings when it comes to how they feel promoting links.
I do. I am ruthless in assessing, observing, embracing and moving along my energies because watching your energy is the key to blogging success. Blogging from abundance, relaxation and trust leads to success while blogging from fear, scarcity, tension and anxiety leads to failure.
Which road do you prefer to take?
How to Get Over the Fear Nobody Will Buy Your Product
Promote the heck out of the product. Unearth fears. Feel fears. See fears come true. Release fears. Sell your product. More and more folks buy your product only if you face, feel and release fears aligned with the product. If you hold the fears ya ain’t selling the product. Even if you publish a blogging product – like my blogging course – and sell it for a little bit you will not generate big sales until you fail enough to finally feel fears triggered by failure. Feeling fears clears fears which clears resistance which helps you inspire more people to buy the product.
Getting over this fear is messy. Do you enjoy feeling like a complete loser? Nope. Do you enjoy feeling like a complete fraud, or huckster, or embarrassed or ashamed? Nope. You hate trying so hard and then, no freaking people buy the course you promoted 10,000 times but doing so and feeling fears triggered simply makes it easy to promote the product, because feeling and getting over the fear makes you promote the product like you breathe. Being in that space, plenty of people see the product and more folks buy the product.
I promoted my blogging course to the tune of 8,000 page views before someone bought it. 8000 page views was nothing. I had to clear fear-resistance during the 8,000 page views to show the world how fun, freeing and inspired this course was. Fear cleared, more people bought it at 10 times the initial price versus the initial cheapy price. Raising the price ten fold? Yep; another fear for me to conquer. But I did it, and far more people bought it at $350 than at $36. See how funny fear works? You fear something, refuse to feel the fear, and struggle. But feeling the fear and doing it anyway leads to increasing success. Buy the course for a fun, entertaining, inspired blogging guide. Tis the season for celebration and joy and love and fun, helpful blogging courses.
I have no tips for nudging into fear save meditating and doing yoga frequently. Following each habit expands your awareness which helps you become intimately aware of your fears, so you can feel fears and release fears. Feels rough but this is part of the blogging journey if you want to get over the fear of selling your stuff. Hey; do you want to hurt people, mislead people or lie to people with your blogging product? No? Then just sell the thing already. Ship it. Publish it. Fear is so insidious. Fear makes you do what you do not want to do, if you trust fear. Fear causes you to tune into an alternate, illusory universe, where nothing is true and everything is lies, smoke and mirrors. Do you really want to take that road? I did not think so.
All I can do is be a cheerleader. You need to be the athlete on the court, not the fan on the sidelines. Get on the court. Publish your product. Promote your product. You will eventually face, feel and release all the fears you need to release to become a successful blogger and to sell your product successfully, too. Get in the game. People will buy your product when you get clear on it.
Pro Blogging Tip: Release Expectations
Am I asking you to be a Blogging Buddha? Nope. Not really. No one save enlightened beings completely releases expectations but us mere mortals clinging some to a worldly life can largely release expectations, to become successful and to enjoy the blogging journey. 10 minutes ago, I checked my email. I received a few. I clearly make it difficult to get in touch with me through email because I want to give most attention and energy to building a passive income empire. Every second I spend in email, I could be spending creating content and building connections. Knowing this, it feels good to receive few emails because it helps me scale and move forward from an abundant energy.
Unfortunately, most bloggers have heavy expectations when it comes to receiving email. Bloggers expect a chock filled inbox, with all types of clients, Paypal payments and sponsored post deals. What happens if you get 3 emails daily, all responses to comments? Your expectations not being met levels you, depressing you, making you sad, sapping your energy. If you expect some sweet outcome and reality is not delivering you the outcome to fulfill the expectation, you eventually lose your blogging motivation and quit. Or you make the massive mistake of quitting after seeing your expectations fall short, then, you begin blogging again, quit again after expectations are unfulfilled, and you suffer through this vicious cycle until you fail and quit for good.
Release expectations. Begin blogging with an intent to live your dreams but let go the anchor of expectation because either you feel hopeless after not getting what you expected or you feel average when expectations line up or you feel super high and excited after exceeding expectations, leading to an imminent crash after your emotions settle down. Expectations are anchors, pulling you down, holding you back, preventing meteoric blogging growth. I expect little to nothing blogging-wise because my day is about having fun helping people to blog successfully. I cannot go wrong whether I sell a copy of my blogging course or not because I have no expectations; I just promote the course in a seeming billion places (coming soon) and leave things at that.
If anything, allow a little part of yourself to desire some expectation but make it tiny. Why? If the expectation does not come true quickly, you will keep blogging from an energetic, relaxed, abundant vibe, positioning yourself to succeed. Harboring wee expectations means you remain unstirred if the expectations do not manifest; no crushed, hopeless feeling. Meanwhile, most bloggers with grand, wild expectations often slam into tons of resistance because no spectacular dream comes through and manifest overnight. Living your dream life through blogging requires years and thousands upon thousands of hours of generous service.
Blog for an absolute love of blogging. Be passionate about the blogging process. Release largely on outcomes because weighing yourself down with expectations slows you down. Imagine desiring big blogging bucks only to see an empty inbox for the next 3 months? 90 plus days, zero dollars. After the 90th day, most bloggers quit blogging for good, because they came up so short on their expectations, being frustrated, disgusted, and tired of wasting their time.
Fall in love with the process – not outcomes – to fuel yourself for your blogging journey.
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