I am happy to write and submit 5, 10 or 20 guest posts daily for other blogs.
I enjoy writing. I enjoy being generous. I enjoy receiving greater exposure. Everybody wins through generous, genuine guest posting.
Even though I am not picky, some bloggers are more discerning about blogs they submit guest posts to. Other bloggers make big mistakes guaranteeing they never get guest posts again.
Getting guest posts regularly:
- boosts your passive traffic
- increases your passive income
- gives readers a change up from your writing voice
- serves as a win-win scenario for all involved
Follow these tips to get more guest posts for your blog.
1: Give Bloggers an Account
One reason why I write and submit this post is because Muhammad generously set up an account for me. Do you know how easy it is to write and submit guest posts if you simply log in, write, and click the submit for review button? Pretty easy, and actually, I see the process as being easy as pie.
Set up an account for bloggers. Offer login details. If you make it easy to write and submit posts you get a bunch of guest posts for your blog.
2: Go Light on Rules
Ease up on rules; we know you maintain brand integrity and ensure all content meets certain standards. But each rule you add scares off all levels of blogger. I guest post on a blog with celebrities like Seth Godin and Mark Cuban as fellow contributors. This audience community is more than 1,000,000 people. I would submit a guest post there more quickly and easily than for some lesser known blogs that require endless rules, steps to follow and all types of restrictions.
Guys, I just want to write a freaking guest post, not be the next Harry Houdini, trying to break free from your endless rules. Set a 600 to 1000 word count. Ask posters to stay on topic. Suggest bloggers read posts before submitting, to see if they satiate quality requirements. Then, that’s it! Ease up on rules.
3: Give Bloggers a Link and Bio and Full Credit
I should not need to write this, but some bloggers I offer guest posts to go ahead and publish my guest post under their name, strip my link and my bio. Talk about greedy, right? I instantly spam or junk their emails – if they do not give me credit after a polite email – and publish the guest post on my blog as a blog post. If I write a post I publish it somewhere so the post gets appreciated and enjoyed.
Give bloggers full credit via their name, link and bio box. Guest bloggers appreciate generous bloggers and gladly submit multiple guest posts to generous, genuine bloggers who help them.
4: Keep the Door Open
Some bloggers ask fellow bloggers for guest posts once or twice and quit after that. Be persistent in sharing guest posting opportunities. Alert bloggers to the delicious chance they have to gain exposure, traffic and profits through your blog. Persistent, generous bloggers win in terms of landing oodles of guest posts from respected, skilled, experienced bloggers. Keep the guest posting door open. Get more guest posts.
5: Publish Helpful Content Yourself
Impress bloggers by publishing helpful content yourself on the regular. Being generous and a value provider goads other bloggers to write and submit guest posts to your blog. Be generous and impress bloggers to entice them to submit guest posts to you. Eventually, you will need to start turning down guest posting opportunities, for all of the quality content you receive. I don’t even have a guest posting page on my blog – closed months ago – and people still email me blindly daily, trying to get their guest posts on Blogging From Paradise.
Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who’s been featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging at Blogging From Paradise.