Here, in this post, you’ll find important tips to publish and find more Guest Posts for your blog.
The main goals of any blogger who wants to publish guest posts on his blog are:
- Passive blog traffic.
- Passive blogging profits.
- Bigger blogging friend networks.
- Increased credibility.
By attracting a steady flow of quality guest posts written by established bloggers you can tap into a rich list of sugary sweet benefits.
Like virtually every aspect of blogging, publishing a high volume of helpful guest posts on your blog requires you to develop a few skills. If you study and heed the advice below you will experience the perks of being a connected blogger with a staff of eager, skilled guest posters sending you content on the regular.
Follow these tips to land more guest posts on your blog.
Create Helpful Content to Run a Trusted Blog
You can follow the remaining tips diligently but if you don’t create helpful content to run a trusted blog you will have a terribly difficult time getting guest posts published on your blog.
Bloggers seek out your blog for guest posting opportunities because it’s a quality, trusted resource in their niche. If you publish thin, lackluster content which lacks personality or if your publishing frequency is on par with the passing of Haley’s Comet you will not be publishing guest posts anytime soon.
Attract a high caliber, seasoned crew of respected bloggers by over delivering on your blog. Publish posts every 1-2 weeks that solve your reader’s pressing needs or that empower your readers to live their dreams.
Be thorough. Scrap the 600-word blog posts. Aim for 1,000 to 1,500 words to flesh out solutions to common reader questions.
If you really want to increase your exposure and build you credibly guest post on top blogs in your niche to expand brand awareness and to attract more guest posting opportunities to you.
Streamline the Submission Process
Think like a blogger submitting a guest post to streamline your submission process.
Give bloggers a username and password or if you are worried about security issues simply request a Word document with an author biography and headshot included to cover all bases.
Tightening up the submission process both encourages more bloggers to guest post on your blog and also speeds up the time between blog post submission and publication.
Build Your Blogging Friend Network
Some bloggers do everything right on their blog but work in a cyber cave, rarely reaching out to promote other bloggers so that they would befriend other bloggers.
Generous bloggers are popular bloggers and popular bloggers need to turn down guest post requests due to the high volume of submissions they receive.
Befriend other bloggers by promoting them through social media, by featuring them on your blog via quick hitter mentions and by interviewing them for your podcast. Comment on their blogs. Be of service. Help people without looking for anything in return. Over time, your blogging friend network will expand far and wide.
Connected bloggers easily find a steady stream of guest posts year round because their friend network both steers bloggers their way and their blogging buddies are usually down for a one-time or repeat guest posting gig.
Set Up Ground Rules but Easy on the Requirements
Like any successful blogger, you want to be clear on what is and what is not allowed on your blog to give guest posters an easy to understand the message.
Set up simple ground rules from word count requirements to formatting expectations to make it easy for bloggers to submit publish ready guest posts.
Ease up on your pickiness though because you’ll scare off a high volume of willing bloggers who can publish their content on equally respected, trusted blogs without jumping through 45 hoops for a placement.
Find the balance between taking care of your blogging brand and ease of publishing to attract guest bloggers freely and easily.