Being A Guest Blogger

Hey guys, today’s post, how to be the best guest blogger has been repurposed from Neil Patel’s How to Be a Guest Blogger And Sky Rocket Your Website’s SEO Rankings using Content Gorilla and Grammarly. I’ve also added stuff from my expertise linking to sites to explain further certain parts, thereby increasing your understanding of this critical subject.

Being A Guest Blogger For Top Sites

So, how would you like to be featured on Entrepreneur, Huffington Post or even Inc.? You would? Well, it’s all possible through guest blogging. Guest blogging allows you to show your expertise and to drive traffic to your blog or business website.

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According to Neil Patel, guest blogging is better for B2B (business to business) than it is for B2C (business to consumer). He says that if you’re in a B2C niche, you probably shouldn’t waste your time with guest blogging. I believe, if you want to drive traffic to your blog, regardless of the niche you’re in, you should give guest blogging a try.

Although Patel believes that a person who can blog at least two to three times a week, should ideally do that on their blog, giving guest blogging a miss, I think they should still give guest posting a try because it will grow their traffic. The more traffic, the more chance of gaining a loyal audience. As you control that audience, it’s much easier to convert them into a customer. 

How Often Should You Post

If you don’t have the time to blog two to three times a week, then you should consider guest blogging. The reason for this is because it’s hard to build up a considerable audience unless you’re consistently blogging two to three times a week. If you only have time to do one post a week, you shouldn’t do it on your blog. Heck, it would be best if you didn’t even create a blog which is why you should put your content on someone else’s blog. Hence, guest posting. 

So that you know, I’m afraid I have to disagree with Neil on that last point as I believe that one post a week is the bare minimum for starting a blog. Guest posting will then drive even more traffic to your blog.

The Importance Of Networking Guest Blogger Tip

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Neil then goes on to say; If you’re going to email the editor, you’re won’t get a response because they get heaps of these emails every day. Emails like; “Hey, can I contribute to Huffington Post?” Naturally, they’re going to say no, or they’ll ignore it. 

However, it would help if you networked with other guest contributors, such as myself. As I already blog on all these sites, you find my articles, you read them, you can find my email address all over the web as you can for most of these contributors, and you start emailing feedback. Like, “Hey, Neil, I noticed you wrote this article on Entrepreneur Magazine. Have you thought about covering A, B, and C which you didn’t cover in your article?” The chances are I’m going to respond to that email and be like, “Oh, thank you for the feedback; that’s a good point.” If you put thought into it and you’re not just writing garbage to these guest contributors, they usually will respond.

You can typically message them through that website. For example, on Forbes, you can contact the author through Forbes’ own internal messaging system. It’s straightforward. As you build a connection and you continually help that author out; eventually, you can say, “Hey, Neil, I love what you’re doing on Forbes, and I want to be like you one of these days. Would you mind if you can do an introduction to an editor? If not, no worries. Cheers, your number one fan, John Doe.” By sending out emails like that, you’re going to start getting introduced to an editor.

When an editor gets introduced to you from another writer, they’re much more likely to respond and allow you to post on that website, and that’s how you get guest contribute our accounts.

As not everyone will aspire to be a guest blogger on Forbes and the like my next post will tell you how to be the best guest blogger on other blogs.

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