Landing A Guest Post by Top Blog Sites seems like a daunting task. To be honest with you, there is no denying that it takes a certain degree of skill to be accepted as a ProBlogger.
However, with that being said, getting your guest post at top blogs is not a invincible challenge. You don’t have to be the best writer in the world to be accepted. You don’t have to resort to black magic, bribes, twisting of the arms or any other unfair means. All you need is preparation and focus.
That is what works for me as a blogger, and if you put your heart, soul and mind to it, it will work for you as well.
Preparing to produce a high quality guest post that is worthy of approval is not only about working hard. It is about working smart. You need to know the right techniques to create valuable content.
Your guest posts will be judged, assessed and evaluated on the basis of certain criteria. It is up to you to make sure that you fulfill the criteria every single time. The following tips can help you achieve that.
Have the Right Attitude
It is not about the words you insert into your writing, it is the attitude that your writing exudes which counts. When submitting a guest post, do not just think about getting backlinks back to your website. People at popular blog sites can see right through your words.
Personally, I feel that writing for the sake of generating backlinks drastically lowers the quality of your work. It simply does not have the same level of insight and ingenuity that you find in the words of someone whose writing stems from knowledge and motivation. Your attitude defines your writing.
If you are struggling to find a motive, just imagine all the possibilities of being a successful guest blogger. It helps you grow your following. It helps you connect with an influential blogger. It serves as a learning experience and it is a way to establish your name in the blogging community. If that does not inspire the right attitude in you, I do not know what will.
Read the Guest Post Guidelines
As mentioned before, most blogs want you to fulfill certain criteria in order to have your guest post approved. This can only be done if you follow the guidelines that they provide you with. The first thing that I do when I am planning to guest post on any blog is thoroughly go through their list of guidelines.
Even if I am familiar with majority of the guidelines, I find it always necessary to read from the top to the bottom without leaving out any details. This thorough reading of the guidelines allows me to understand exactly what is required of me as a guest blogger.
You need to do the same when you trying to submit your work. Go through each and every single one of their guidelines, and try to follow it to the best of your ability. There are four things that you should particularly focus on.
- What should be the length of your post?
- Should you provide a title with description or the entire post?
- What are the things that you are not allowed to include in your post?
- What are the procedures to submitting your post?
Do Some Research
If you want your work to be accepted, you need to first have a clear idea of the kind of writing that they promote. Look through their blogs and try to identify certain common characteristics in all of them. For example, by reading a few blogs on destination blog, I can immediately give you an estimate of the number of words that they ideally want in every blog.
From my experience, I can guarantee you that thorough research work, regardless of how painstaking it maybe, always pays dividends in the end.
Create a Set of Ideas
Being adamant on covering one topic is something that a lot of novice bloggers are guilty of. Back in my early days of blogging, I would always create a blog post around the first thing that popped up in my head.
Even though relying on intuition works sometimes, I would not recommend you to stick to one idea. Instead, take your time and brainstorm different ideas. Once you have 4-5 topics revolving in your head, write them down and create a set. This will help you to handpick the best possible idea for your blog post.
If you are unsure of which idea to incorporate into your guest post, you can take your concerns and queries to the social media. I can tell you that people in social media are never hesitant to voice their opinions. Popular blogs prefers guest posts that are built around a strong idea.
So make sure that the topic you select sounds powerful and has the potential to appeal to the masses.
Concentrate on Flawless Writing
When crafting your blog post, do not simply throw random buzzwords together. Instead, plan out your writing from beforehand and make sure that it is structured perfectly. When I am critiquing any piece of writing, the first thing that I look for is proper structure.
Errors in grammar or facts do not bother me as much as a disfigured, messy piece of writing. The destination blogs want guest posts that attract the attention of their readers quickly. Poorly structured and over-elaborate pieces of writing will not do you any favours.
Having your guest post accepted is a steep challenge. But, if you keep your mind focused on the basics and pull off the right attitude, I assure you that you will soon become their favorite guest blogger.
Here are some of the guest articles that I’ve landed on popular blogs.
SEMRush:- Eddie Gear was featured as a guest blogger on one of the most popular SEO Blog on February 18, 2015. The featured guest article was “SEO Growth Hacks for Startups“. The article gained tremendous social amplification and positive reviews, in turn getting the broke bloke brand in front of hundreds and thousands of new customers.
GetResponse:- One of leading email marketing software GetResponse featured Eddie Gear as a guest blogger on GetResponse on February 25, 2015. The featured guest article was “20 Action Items for a Successful Email Marketing Campaign“. The article receive decent engagement and impressive social reach.
Right Mix Marketing:- One of leading Digital Marketing Blogs featured Eddie Gear as a guest blogger on April 21, 2015. The featured guest article was “9 Mobile Lead Generation Strategies for Startups“. The article receive decent engagement and impressive social reach.
Mad Mimi:- One of fastest growing email marketing software company featured Eddie Gear as a guest blogger on May 1, 2015 . The featured guest article was “Email Marketing Segmentation Done Right“.
Right Mix Marketing:- One of leading Digital Marketing Blogs featured Eddie Gear as a guest blogger on June 14, 2015. The featured guest article was “Bing’s SEO Ranking Factors ~ The Complete List“.
If you are someone who is struggling to land a guest post on another blog. Share your comments below and may be we can work something out for you.