Guest blogging is not a new term, as this act of writing for others blogs and inviting others for writing in our blog’s is quite successfully carried out these days. In simple I would define guest blogging as a symbiotic relationship between two bloggers where both benefit from each other. Sometimes guest author need not be a blogger, even those who are interested to write can also benefit from writing a guest post. In general people who promote some products like SEO, Link building, Web hosting, domain resellers etc would write a guest post to get a link back to their site. In this post I want to discuss on the benefits of writing a guest post in other blogs. Keep your eyes open and grab the benefits of Guest blogging.
1. Grow your reach for wider and new audience:
You have successfully built a blog and you also got some quality content but as it is new you won’t be getting any organic traffic. You want your content or your articles to be read by new people or wider audience then guest posting or guest blogging comes to your aid. Sometimes your blog might have 100 regular visitors then guest blogging in a blog which has 2000 regular visitors will definitely help you in getting more exposure to your content.
2. Get Back links to your Blog:
People who allow guest blogging in their blogs give a small column called authors bio. This is the place where the guest author can place a small excerpt of themselves giving a link back to their blog. This link helps the visitors to visit the guest author’s blog and at the same time helpful for increasing Page rank. When a search engine gets to your blog through a link from a blog having higher page rank can increase the chances of increasing your page rank. You can also give a link to any of your favorite posts or link to product page in your blog. But be careful you won’t give a direct affiliate link of any of your products. You are allowed to link back only pages from your blog.
3. Make your existence known to others:
You have earned some money by flipping a website and you wrote your story on your blog which no one is reading. Now you want your success story to be known to others, in simple you want others to know who you are, then just choose a blog which allows stuff of that kind and write a guest post. People will now know who you are and how you made success. Many of the successful bloggers like Zac Johnson, Ileane of Basic Blog Tips, Rahul Kuntala of Learn Blog Tips and one of my favorites Jane Sheeba of Problogging success etc too wrote many guest posts in other blogs. The main reason behind guest posting is to make ourselves known to others on who we are and what we blog about.
4. Targeted traffic:
You can also write a guest post when you want to target a particular community or a traffic which likes the content you write. It is simple you have a blog on making money online and you want to bring in people who like to know about more ways of making money online then you can write a guest post in a blog of making money online niche and can target them. Want to draw in people who love designing than write a guest post on designing blogs. Guest posting can be used as one of the main weapons in directing targeted traffic to your blog.
5. Building new relationships:
You want to build relationships with bloggers in your own niche or do you want to get your articles read by a top blogger of your niche then Guest blogging does the magic. You have written a guest post for a top blog of your niche and if you keep on constantly contributing your articles then the blog owner would definitely follow your blog to check your articles. Even the regular visitors start knowing who you are and they will defiantly build relationship with you via comments, tweets, likes etc. So you are growing relationships with new bloggers at the same time increasing your tweets, likes and comments to your articles. Don’t forget to reply each and every comment you get to your article it is how you can grow new relationships.
6. Write for a Change:
You have a technology blog and you want to write about how to lose weight then you could go for guest blogging. You might be an expert in various other things like you are good at a cooking recipe, you are good at giving parenting tips but you can’t post all that stuff in your technology blog. You can just search for a blog of that particular niche and you could give your tips and help that particular community. So if you want a change, means you want to write other than your parent niche, then go for guest blogging.
7. Develop your writing skills:
We all know a great saying “practice makes man perfect”. Simple tip to improve your writing skills it is to keep on practicing. Now don’t wonder how guest posting will boost your writing skills? You can well write more and more articles for your blog why to experiment and spoil others blog is what you think. Usually a guest authors articles won’t be accepted until and unless it meets some of the requirements like proper spellings, proper grammar, proper usage of the language and so on and so forth. So chances are their that the blog owner rejects your guest article asking you for coming up with even more info or error free article. You are actually made to work and learn even more writing skills in order to get your article approved. Guest posting is actually a review of your writing skills done free of cost. You can work on the weaker areas of your write-up by knowing why your article is getting rejected may be spellings, grammar etc. So keep writing more guest articles to improve your writing skills.
Guest posting is a review of your writing skills done free of cost.
8. Earn few Bucks:
Wow is it true? Bucks! are you kidding. I know you would say those if I say you can earn bucks. I also know that you love to know how one can earn money by writing guest articles. Some blogs do pay their authors for guest posting in their blogs and the rate of approval also will be quite less as they are paying. You can also earn with some blogs which allow Adsense revenue sharing option where you can embed your own Adsense code for your article, so if you get more visitors more Adsense income. The purpose of using Adsense revenue sharing feature for guest authors is to draw quality killer content from their guest authors. So if you want to earn some cool money then you need to write a killer content article. Guest posting can also help you make some money out of your articles.
9. Get more opinions on your write-up:
Comments are one of the most desired assets for someone who has invested their time in writing an article. If you write a killer article in you blog you might get few comments but if you choose to write the article in a blog which gets some thousands of regular visitors then the chances of getting comments will also be more. So you can get to know how your articles are being treated by larger audience, this is also a kind of getting reviews on your write-up.
10. Increase your social followers:
You have a writing style that can easily attract your readers or you give something valuable which no one else gives. Then people will not only give comments or visit your blog but they start following you on your Twitter, Facebook or they will subscribe to your blog. Do you have some extra ordinary tips which will be liked by many, then go for writing in some top blogs which will boost your follower count. You might have observed a link stating “Have a tip, pitch or guest column? Tell us” in Techcrunch blog if you can write an article in such high traffic blogs regularly then your social media followers will also increase with a rocket speed.
Would you start Guest Blogging?
Now are you planning to write a guest post in other blogs? Are you already a guest blogger? Do you know more benefits apart from those which I have posted above then you can post your valuable comments. I love to hear from you people and if you love to hear more from me simply subscribe to Blog in Grace.