Guest blogging is an amazing way to get traffic, grow your email list, and increase your search engine rankings. Attracting a relevant audience has become more difficult now that everyone and their dog have a blog. But by blogging on a site that already has your target audience, you can quickly reap the phone number list benefits of that site's hard work.
Sometimes it's nice to start and post a few guest posts on small but relevant sites. But, if you really want to make great strides, eventually you need to get to a top site, and it's not as hard as you might think if you know the phone number list steps. Getting published on big sites can work wonders both in the phone number list short and long term.
1. Create a prospect list
To get good returns with guest blogging, you need to go to where a lot of your target audiences are, and to get your content to those audiences, you need to go to sites that publish content like the your. Below are some strategies you can use to determine which sites are likely to provide the phone number list best results. First, you need phone number list to ask yourself, “Who are my potential customers?” You can't decide how to target your guest post unless you know who you're trying to reach.
Finally, you need to make sure that these sites accept guest posts. If they don't have a page for guest submissions, browse their archives and see if there have been any guest posts posted.
2. Create awesome content
As you'd expect, any blog worthy of your time will want to post high-quality content. In a world where everyone is a blogger, it's more important than ever phone number list to create content that truly delivers value. To ensure I produce content that people find useful, I apply lean start-up principles and customer development tactics to content creation. I use customer development tactics to learn about people's problems and how I can add value to solving them. I apply Lean by running experiments and producing content iteratively so that I don't spend too much time and money phone number list on something my clients won't find useful.
Another way to create awesome content is to browse Quora – a social Q&A network. If people ask or follow a question phone number list on Quora, that's an indication that they could use more information on that topic. Browse questions in your field, industry, or problem you're solving. Write blog posts phone number list to answer questions with the most followers, or answer questions on Quora itself.
3. Pitch, fail, repeat until success
Some people recommend pitching an idea or title before sending the phone number list message, but I've had better reception when I send a draft of the message. I recommend experimenting with this, and of course following each site's guidelines.
If and when you are published, be sure to share it on your social networks and respond to any comments, as this may make the phone number list site more likely to post additional work there. Once you've been published on a few smaller blogs, it may be easier to reach bigger names. The phone number list more bylines you have, the more you need to be chosen by a bigger site.