Guest blogging is a natural way of getting backlinks to your own blog. It helps you to become popular as a writer as well as an expert in your niche. However, you often face worst horrors while carrying out the blogging job. Here are great ideas to overcome these challenges.
Think of the topic
The first step in guest blogging is to think of the topic. Before you ask a blogger for the permission to post on their site, you should have an idea of what you want to blog about and what would be the headline of the article.
While coming up with topic ideas, make sure it has something to do with your product. If you want to add a URL of your website or say something related to your business, you should be blogging about a topic that somehow relates to the page you are linking to. If you just want to guest post to become popular on the Internet, then try to come up with ideas about which you have expertise. This helps your post to be of high interest to the readers.
Choose a quality blog to post on
Once you have chosen the topic, you need to contact the blog owner of the blog where you wan to post on. This is one of the biggest horrors of guest blogging that many people face. It may be difficult for you to choose a quality blog to post your article on. Also, you will not know how to contact the blog owner.
Choose a blog that receives high traffic every month. This results in more people reading your content and visiting your site. It is important to find the blogs that are relevant to the topic you are interested in blogging about. Consider general topic for your article such as lifestyle, finance, fitness, health, hobbies, etc and choose the top blogs that specialize in that niche. Also, you need to find out if these blogs accept guest posts. If they do, they usually have a page that carries the blogger’s guidelines. Go through these guidelines carefully before contacting the blog owner.
Before submitting your post to the blog owner, you need to do some research to get your topic approved. First, read the articles posted on that blog to get hang of the writing style, comment on several posts so that you become more familiar to the blog owner. Finally, submit your topic to the blog owner.
Editor’s Note: Please read the guest post guidelines on the blog you choose. The blog owner includes these for a reason, so take the time to follow them.
Writing a quality guest post
This is yet another horror of guest blogging. When writing a post, follow a style that matches with the blog. Write as per the word count limits suggested by the blog owner, and make sure you edit the post several times to see that it is free from spelling and grammar errors. Create the article in such a way that keeps the reader engaged till the end.
The biggest challenge that many guest bloggers have in writing a quality post is completing their research. If you choose a topic that you are already aware of, then, you don’t have to do much research. If you still require to research, collect quality information on the topic and use them to compose your article in your own words. Don’t copy from other sources and never post an article that has been published in some other sites. This causes SEO to reject your guest post.
Respond to the readers
The final problem is that many guest bloggers fail to respond to the readers after the post is published. Keep in touch with the readers by regularly responding to their comments. This helps in promoting your post.