Guest posting on other websites is a great way to get more people to see your work and reach more people. There are also a lot of blogs and other sites that let people write in. As soon as you figure out how to do it, you’ll be able to put guest posts up regularly very quickly.
This guide will briefly discuss why you might want to spend some time on guest blogging. Then, we’ll show you how to write your first guest post. Let’s get to work now!
How to make your first guest post
It does take some time and effort to get a guest post to be put on a site. Popular blogs get a lot of requests and submissions from people all the time. If you want to make the most of your guest blogging, this guide will show you how.
Decide what you want to achieve with your guest post.
In the past, we talked about how guest blogging can have a lot of benefits for you. To get the most out of this, you should pick a goal for each post. Then, you’ll use that goal to help you decide what to write about, which blogs to contact, etc.
Some possible goals for your guest post might be:
● Increasing your authority or visibility in your field.
● Get people to return to your website.
● People are being told about a new product, service, or another important thing.
Remember that the last goal is important. Most blogs that allow guest posts are wary of too promotional content. You can use a guest post to get more people to buy your products and make more money. You’re better off naturally mentioning your product or service rather than making a whole piece about a review or how-to.
Choose a blog to write for
Once you know what you require to do, the next step in our guest blogging guide is to find a site to write for. This means you have to pick a specific blog you want to be on.
It’s best to start by making a list of possible target blogs, which you can then narrow down. You’ll need to look at your favorite blogs and those your audience likes the most to make this list.
As soon as you have some goals, you’ll want to look for sites that allow guest posts. Most of the time, this will mean that they have a separate “Write for us” page (here’s ours). Many blogs also say on their Contact or About pages if they allow guest posts. This makes it easy to remove them from your list.
It might not be clear whether a blog accepts guest posts. You can look at their previous posts to see if different people have written them. If so, they’re more likely to at least think about it. However, you’ll want to check with the site to see if they’re interested in submissions before you start writing. That way, you don’t waste your time writing for a blog that doesn’t want it.
Then, when you have a solid list of candidates, pick the one you’d most like to be on. This should be the blog that can help you reach your goal. If you want to keep the rest of the options in mind for the next guest post, you can.
Propose a plan.
At this point, many people want to write their guest posts right away. There are a few things you should do before this. First, make sure your target blog is interested in the subject.
To do this, you can write up a guest post offer. As a general rule, this is a short email that tells the blog what you want them to write about. When you write up your proposal, think about the following things:
Keep it short.
People who write blogs don’t spend a lot of time. Make sure to put in the title of the article you want to write, either a paragraph or two summarizing what it will be about or a very short outline. A good pitch is like this:
The rules for posting
Check out the rules for guest posting on the blog (if possible). Many blogs have a page that lists rules and guidelines for guest posters, such as what kinds of topics are OK and what information you need to put in your proposal.
Clarify them right away
If you have any specific requests, make them clear right away. Make sure there is a link to your website, or maybe you want a byline with a short bio. Do not ask for too many of these things in your proposal.
There may be an email address or contact form you can use to send your proposal to the blog you want to write for. Another way to get in touch is to check out the site’s general contact page.
Write your guest post and send it in.
As soon as your target blog says they’re interested in your proposal, it’s time for you to work. We will not tell you how to do it to write the post. Chances are, you already know how to write good content.
Some things to keep in mind, though:
Aim to meet all of the blog’s standards.
This could mean that you write your article in a certain way, use images of a certain type or size, etc.
It’s important to think about the length of your post.
If the blog you’re writing for didn’t specify a word limit, write a substantial article without being too lengthy. 1,000 to 2,500 words is a capable length for a guest post.
Write to the key readers of the target blog.
Check out your audience and find out what they know and are interested in.
Avoid language that is too promotional or “salesy.”
We talked about this before, but it’s worth mentioning again. Most of the time, it’s OK to talk about your website and guest post service, but try to keep the tone neutral and avoid trying to sell something.
If you’re satisfied with the post, you can send it over to the target blog in the way that they like. You may have to wait a while for a response, but don’t be afraid to check in with them to see if they’ve read it and when it will be published.