Showing posts with label Guest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Guest. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Blogging For Cash: Guest Posting

Blogging For Cash: Guest Posting
A free and effective way to bring new readers to your blog is guest posting on other blogs. A guest post places your name and writing in front of the other blog's readers, some of whom will likely visit your blog to read more. If visitors like what they see, those visitors may convert to regular readers and even product buyers on your own blog.

An effective and profitable guest posting strategy takes some careful planning. Consider these important issues before trying to arrange guest posts.

Identify target blogs with topics related to your own blog topic. Good targeting will make it easier to get permission to guest post and is more likely to net readers who may also be interested in following your blog.

Get involved with the community on the target blogs by making intelligent comments. This will establish a relationship with the host blogger increasing the chance they will later accept a guest post from you. Regular comments will also put your name in front of the other blog's readers. Even before you guest post you should notice some traffic to your blog from readers following links from your well written comments over on the target blogs.

Once you get a guest posting opportunity on a high traffic blog consider releasing a special introductory post on your own blog just before the guest post is released. Make this special introductory post especially interesting to readers of the high traffic blog. The professional bloggers differ on if it is better to specifically say "welcome" to readers of the other blog in the post or just blog normally. Either way, craft the introductory post to appeal to the new visitors. Whichever route you decide, it is best to at least mention the guest post with a note of thanks to the host blog. Remember to include a link back to your guest post so that your regular readers can check out the blog that allowed you to guest post. A little recognition back will go a long way to building relationships with other bloggers.

There are bloggers who specifically seek out guest posters to broaden the reach of their blog. Some of these blogs operate as a type of ezine with multiple regular guest authors. Sometimes these blogs even share advertising revenue (such as Adsense impressions) with guest authors. A search for sites in your niche and the words "revenue share" should turn up these kinds of guest posting opportunities.

While making some money directly for a guest post is certainly nice, an unpaid guest post that brings a big traffic bump is certainly worth doing because you can monetize the new traffic on your own blog.

Guest posting should be considered as part of a broader blog monetization strategy that will build traffic and draw in loyal readers. As you cultivate relationships with other bloggers don't restrict yourself to those at your own level or higher levels. Watch for up and coming bloggers that can help you and create a loyal following. The bigger your network the more opportunities there will be to tap into other networks of followers and friends.


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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What is a Guest Blogger?

What is a Guest Blogger?

Whether you own a blog or you just frequent other people's blogs a lot to find information that you are interested in, then you may have noticed that the author is not always the same person. Sometimes the author of the posts on a blog is not the same person because the blog employs a group of people or a few different owners. Other times however, the blog may make use of guest bloggers in order to help them create content.


So what is a guest blogger?


A guest blogger is simply a person who writes for one or more blogs that do not belong to them. They may write articles that are meaningful to them or they may write articles that suit the needs of the blog owner. When a person does a guest post on another blog, it can be a one time deal or the blog owner may decide to have that person post on a regular basis.


For the blog owner, he or she receives quality content on a regular or sporadic basis from the people that guest blog on their site. This is a benefit because the search engines tend to value quality content. The blog owner can at times also receive web traffic from the guest blogger's followers, which is another benefit.


The benefit to the guest blogger is that it gets their name exposed on different sites across the Internet. This is important, especially if the guest blogger is not well known in their field of choice yet. Sometimes the blog owner will also let the guest include a link or two back to their own website or products, which is an additional benefit for the guest.


Guest blogging is pretty common these days, especially as blog owners continuously look for fresh ideas for content. Guests usually are not paid for their posts, but if the content is of high quality and the guest becomes a regular poster, then the opportunity may open up for a paid position, but it is not typical.


 



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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Blogging for Cash: Guest Posting

Blogging for Cash: Guest Posting

A free and effective way to bring new readers to your blog is guest posting on other blogs.  A guest post places your name and writing in front of the other blog's readers, some of whom will likely visit your blog to read more.  If visitors like what they see, those visitors may convert to regular readers and even product buyers on your own blog. 


An effective and profitable guest posting strategy takes some careful planning.  Consider these important issues before trying to arrange guest posts.


Identify target blogs with topics related to your own blog topic.  Good targeting will make it easier to get permission to guest post and is more likely to net readers who may also be interested in following your blog.


Get involved with the community on the target blogs by making intelligent comments.  This will establish a relationship with the host blogger increasing the chance they will later accept a guest post from you.  Regular comments will also put your name in front of the other blog's readers.  Even before you guest post you should notice some traffic to your blog from readers following links from your well written comments over on the target blogs. 


Once you get a guest posting opportunity on a high traffic blog consider releasing a special introductory post on your own blog just before the guest post is released. Make this special introductory post especially interesting to readers of the high traffic blog.  The professional bloggers differ on if it is better to specifically say "welcome" to readers of the other blog in the post or just blog normally. Either way, craft the introductory post to appeal to the new visitors.  Whichever route you decide, it is best to at least mention the guest post with a note of thanks to the host blog.  Remember to include a link back to your guest post so that your regular readers can check out the blog that allowed you to guest post.  A little recognition back will go a long way to building relationships with other bloggers.


There are bloggers who specifically seek out guest posters to broaden the reach of their blog.  Some of these blogs operate as a type of ezine with multiple regular guest authors.  Sometimes these blogs even share advertising revenue (such as Adsense impressions) with guest authors. A search for sites in your niche and the words "revenue share" should turn up these kinds of guest posting opportunities. 


While making some money directly for a guest post is certainly nice, an unpaid guest post that brings a big traffic bump is certainly worth doing because you can monetize the new traffic on your own blog.


Guest posting should be considered as part of a broader blog monetization strategy that will build traffic and draw in loyal readers.  As you cultivate relationships with other bloggers don't restrict yourself to those at your own level or higher levels. Watch for up and coming bloggers that can help you and create a loyal following.  The bigger your network the more opportunities there will be to tap into other networks of followers and friends.


 



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