Guest blogging has now been recognized as the perfect way to make your blog unique in its own way. It is free of cost, but it does take the time to write good content that can be sent to other sites.
Other positives include exposure for your blog, you get backlinks, and the whole new audience reads your name. Guest blogging is kind of interesting if it’s done appropriately.
Here are the Eight Different Ways to Become a Good Guest Blogger.
1) Do Your Research:
Firstly, research the blogs that you want to write for. You should study the format of the posts that they publish, paying attention to the style, tone and layout of each post. Some editors like lots of images, some prefer certain types of posts, such as lists. By first studying the titles and the formats of the existing material on the site you’re giving yourself a much better chance of being accepted.
Find out what kind of titles are published on the site and which ones have done very well in terms of shares and comments. You can then get together a couple of title suggestions which you should submit to the editor with a brief synopsis.
Once you’ve research all of the sites that you’re targeting, you’re ready to move on.
2) Writing the Post:
When it comes to the time when your ideas have been accepted and you’re ready to write the post, first refresh your memory on the guidelines for contributors. Check image sizes and so on and the link policy of the site. If no links to commercial partners or your own site are allowed in the body – which is standard practice – then don’t under any circumstances put them in.
A well-researched and informative article should contain links in the body which point to supporting information only. You have your author bio for links to your site and social media profiles and you should populate this as much as possible to point to your social profiles, depending on the policy of the publication.
It’s not that difficult to come up with a new angle, or impart your own personal industry knowledge so make sure that you put the time into doing that. A guest post should be able to stand as an article that highlights your knowledge so that you can position yourself as an industry expert.
3) Submit your Ready Post:
The post you create should have valuable information that offers a substantial introduction and a useful conclusion. With valuable information, your post should be edited, proofed with writing issues like grammar and spelling corrections.
Also, take a look at posts on your target blog that what kind of formation they use like headers, bolded text, images, quotes or any other special formatting. So make sure that your post has similar elements to match other posts on the blog.
4) How you Deliver your Article is Important:
The thing that you should keep in your mind is that instead of sending your submission in attachment send your submission in plain text mode of email to the editor.
And yes the most important thing never uses Microsoft Word because when you create your article in Word, the cut/copy, and paste task will not only import the text of your article, but it will also add lines to the line with unnecessary code which Word inserts.
5) Ask for Another Post:
Once you’ve had a post go live and it’s received some engagement, ask the editor if she’s willing to let you submit another post. If you’ve done everything right, there’s no real reason that the editor should refuse unless they are not accepting further guest posts. You can even ask for a regular slot if you have enjoyed working with the site and found it beneficial editors like regular content that they can rely on so it’s always worth asking.
6) Let the Editor Know about your Previously Published Article:
Before submitting the post that you have already published somewhere else then make sure you let the editor know about that post. Because the editor has the right to know that where you have published the post, how many visitors attract with the post and what amount of engagement that post has.
And the editor also has the right to expect that the post won’t wreck with his/her blog’s search engine. So be sure that you let the editor know if your post has been published before in some other form.
Once your post is live, share it across all of your social accounts for at least a few weeks. It will depend on the kind of content as to how long you share it for. Some evergreen content can be shared for as much as a year or even two, as it’s written not to outdated too quickly. Others will be news-based and so can only be shared for a maximum of a couple of months or even weeks.
You should also check the site daily to see if anyone has commented and engaged with those who do. Editors that see you getting involved in the community are much more likely to ask you for another post. You should also reply to any comments on social media too and really get involved in the life of the post.
8) Build Engagement:
It is essential that you respond to the relevant comments received on your post. This will help to build credibility among the readers and can have more engagement and to get connect with readers. This is the way you can interact with the visitors. They will show an interest to read more posts, share those posts with their network and discussed.
So these were the 8 Different ways to become a Great Guest Blogger. The best way to become a guest blogger is to create great content and become a helpful partner to the editors you work with.