Writing guest blog posts is a smart way to generate traffic to your site. Having your site linked to from high ranking sites will increase your rank for search engines as well. Plus, you’ll get in front of new potential customers and direct them right to your content.
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But, for now, I want to tell you about the best places to find smart guest blog post opportunities on the internet.
Where to Find Smart Guest Blog Post Opportunities
On Similar Blogs
A perfect place to find smart guest blog post opportunities is to reach out to others bloggers with a similar audience to yours. Think about where your customers + clients are hanging out and focus there. I’ve written a few guest blog posts on some lovely blogs and it has not only generated traffic but increased my email list. Don’t worry too much about whether these bloggers have a large audience, but rather, whether their audience is engaged in + purchasing their content. Want my tips for choosing the best blogs to post to? Get on my list at the bottom of this post!
Here are my guest blog posts I’ve got out there on similar blogs to my own ::
- Your Super Awesome Life :: 5 Tips for Creative Entrepreneurs
- Jenny Highsmith :: Uniquely You :: Asking for Help
- Evolve & Succeed :: The 5 Essential Business Rules I Learned from Aladdin’s Genie
Many bloggers + websites out there interview creative entrepreneurs, life coaches, and just plain interesting folks. If you can find yourself on a few of these blogs then you’ll be given some prime real estate to talk about yourself to the nines! Don’t be shy to email those bloggers + inquire as to how they choose their interviewees. Offer your time as one too. Speaking as a blogger with an interview series myself, I welcome go getters like this because it decreases the work I have to do to fill the blog post slots! And hey, if you’re a Vancouverite, get at me, I’m accepting new interviews all the time!
Here is an interview guest blog post I was featured in ::
- Nectar Collective :: Be Your Own Boss :: Stylings & Stories
Some sites out there don’t require inquiries, but instead ask you to write your guest blog post and submit it for publication. One such example is MindBodyGreen. I know it may seem like a lot of work for just the potential to be featured, but, if they don’t accept your wonderful + lovely guest blog post you can use it to submit elsewhere. As a fiction writer myself, I’ve been published on a literary site called Canada Writes.
Here are my by submission guest blog posts on Canada Writes ::
On a Guest Blog Post Mecca
There are plenty of sites out there that thrive on the guest blog post submissions they receive daily. There’s even an opportunity for you to submit regular weekly or monthly guest blog posts to some of these sites. To find a smart guest blog post opportunity for your industry, check out Firepole Marketing + Peter Sandeen that list over 140 blogs who accept guest blog posts on a regular basis. Remember to focus on guest blog post opportunities that get you in front of new potential customers who are engaging in + purchasing the blogger’s content. Again! Get on my list at the bottom of this post for my tips for picking profitable guest blog post hosts!
Here are my Lifehack.org guest blog posts I wrote ::
- Yes Social Media Can be Good for Productivity. Here’s Why.
- 17 Ways to Make the Most of Every Day
- 15 Simple + Healthy Salad Recipes you should Try Today
- 10 Things Happy People Don’t Believe
- 36 Songs that will put you to Sleep
- 13 Steps to Stick to the Life Changes you want to Make
- 28 Songs to Dance to in the Kitchen on Valentine’s Day
When you get really good at writing guest blog posts as well as your own content, you may be lucky enough to be invited to write for a prominent website such as Design*Sponge. They no longer accept guest blog post inquiries (which is how I got on there) but they do have a column called Biz Ladies that features prominent business women throughout the web. So keep on your game + don’t be discouraged if your guest blog post isn’t accepted. The small steps make all the difference.
Here is my guest blog post I wrote for Biz Ladies ::
- Design*Sponge :: Simple Secrets to Streamline your Social Media To Do List
Now it’s your turn to share! Where have you been featured as a guest blog post recently? Leave a comment below + let me know.