We all know how effective guest blogging is. And if you don’t know what I mean by guest blogging, let me briefly explain:
Guest blogging is the art of writing quality content for another blog with a link back to your site.
It’s that simple!
I first discovered the power of guest blogging three years ago, and since then, I’ve utilized it to build quality backlinks to my blog. Of course, things weren’t rosy at first. My writing wasn’t as polished as it is now and I was with my mistakes.
In fact, at the beginning, I tried all sorts of traffic generation but none seem to bring the results I wanted; not until I read an article about guest blogging on an authority blog (I think it was YoungPrePro.com) and since then, I’ve been doing it full time.
If you’re not ready to put in your best guest posting, then forget about being popular or becoming a famous figure because it won’t happen!
If you study the lives of successful guest bloggers like; Bamidele Oni, Michael Chibuzor, Neil Patel, Carol Tice, and Tom Ewer you’d observe that they are very consistent at the things they do. No wonder they could go so far in their blogging career.
You should imitate these people if you want to go far.
Now, back to the main subject of this post:
How do you get a good BANG from your guest posts?
1. Be Smart–don’t work hard
When I first started as a real estate blogger, I believed that the key to building a successful online business was by working hard but I was wrong.
You need to understand that hard work isn’t a necessity to building a profitable and successful online business. If it was, why are bricklayers or, laborers not the richest in the world today?
I know you’re with your own beliefs but I don’t care what you believe.
Let me tell you something you don’t know:
I’m not necessarily saying you shouldn’t put in your efforts into growing your business but what I’m trying to pass across is that, for you to become successful, you need to work smart.
Trust me, I’m telling you based on my personal experience.
Since last year July until date, I’ve written over 300 guest posts for myself and clients (of which I wrote about 100 in less than 4 months)!
Whereas I know a friend (a blogger) who only works 5 hours daily and bangs at least, 6 figures monthly writing guest posts. To crown it all, he only has less than 30 guest posts on authority blogs.
His guest posts are on reputable blogs like; Forbes, Huffingtonpost, Problogger, and Copyblogger.
Here’s one thing you must know:
Guest blogging is not about the numbers, it’s about quality.
5 guest posts on PR4-5 blogs is far better in value than 10 or 15 guest posts on PR1 or 3 blogs.
In order to get quality results from your guest posts, you have to target reputable blogs in your niche. Don’t go for ”fluffy” blogs; go for the best (blogs with at least, a PR of 2,3, or 4).
Pro tip: if you don’t know how to go about guest posting, hire a professional guest blogger to write quality guest posts for your firm every month.
Your firm needs to churn out quality guest posts on a daily basis to build backlinks, drive traffic, and convert more leads.
2. Promotion comes first
Don’t churn out guest posts and expect other bloggers to promote it for you. No, don’t do that. Instead, be the first to share it across social media networks.
I was able to drive over, 300 visitors to my blog overnight through a guest post on Socialmediatoday because I promoted it.
Take away tip: Once your guest post is published, be the first to share it on Facebook and Twitter. The idea here is to make your guest post go viral.
Guest blogging take away
Now that you know how powerful, guest blogging is; how are you going to go about it?
With guest blogging, you don’t have to struggle for backlinks or traffic; all you just have to do is create quality contents, publish them on good blogs and expect the goodies…
With guest blogging, you don’t have to work hard–but smart
What guest posting lessons did you learn from this post?
Kindly share your views and suggestions on this!
Daniel Adetunji is a staff blogger at VIPrealty; a real estate blog that blogs about real estate tips and investment. If you’re planning to invest or relocate to Fair Oaks Ranch, then check out Fair Oaks Ranch Homes for sale