The Power of Guest Blogging (And How to Get Started!)
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When you are already putting in a lot of effort to expand the reach of your blog, the idea of spending time producing pieces for another website may seem counterproductive to you. However, despite the rapid changes taking place in the digital marketing scene, guest blogging is still widely regarded as a reliable marketing strategy by bloggers and marketers alike.
Gregory Ciotti utilized guest blogging to gain over 36,000 new email subscribers, while Brian Harris used a guest post to jumpstart a company that currently makes him more than $15,000 per month. Both of these successes can be attributed to the utilization of guest posts.
To answer that question, why is it that guest blogging is so successful? And, more to the point, what are some strategies for releasing the full potential of guest blogging?
The purpose of this piece, which is itself a guest post, is to educate you on the ins and outs of effective guest blogging so that you may learn how to expand your brand or company by using a guest post strategy.
5 Key Benefits of Guest Posting
First things first: why go to the trouble of producing an article for a site that belongs to someone else?
You may believe that it’s preferable to concentrate on developing material for your own website rather than waste time expanding someone else’s blog, but the truth is that you can have a far more substantial effect by writing to existing blogs, and you’ll also notice some fantastic advantages from doing so:
Here are five significant advantages that come with using this effective content marketing technique.
1) Build Relationships in Your Niche
If you’re new to the industry, you’ll find that guest blogging is a great way to make connections with other relevant bloggers in your sector. This is especially helpful if you’re just starting out. There are some bloggers who will not accept your posts, but there are other bloggers who will happily accept your posts just as they are, without any further criteria. Why? Because of this, they are able to get free material for their blogs, which, in the case of a site run by a single person, is of great assistance to the proprietor. On their website, VA FLIX has an option for visitors to submit guest posts:
Reaching out to people in your online sphere to enquire about the possibility of guest blogging provides you with a one-of-a-kind chance to create new relationships. It seems to follow that not all of these connections will turn out to be beneficial. However, if you take an active and professional approach to pitching other bloggers and companies in your industry, you will begin to get your name (and aptitude for writing) out there, which will help you develop credibility for yourself.
2) Boost Rankings and Brand Awareness
Increasing the number of guest posts on your site can assist in improving its ranking in search engines. In the essay that Neil Patel, the king of blogging, wrote, he offers several instances of why guest blogging is the ideal technique for inbound marketing. One of these examples is Jon Cooper, who, according to Neil Patel’s article, “embraced guest blogging and reaped huge dividends as a consequence.” For instance, only one of his guest posts that was published on Moz brought in about 400 visitors:
For this purpose, you need to discover relevant bloggers in your industry who will add links to your own blog inside the content you write on other websites. This is necessary because the more relevant backlinks you have, the higher your blog will rank in search engines like Google. This shouldn’t provide too much of a challenge given that the majority of websites let you include at least one link to your website inside the main text of the article and another one in your author bio.
You will be able to connect with hundreds or thousands of prospective new followers as you continue to grow your reach by contributing guest posts to other websites. This reach, as well as your total exposure, will grow to a greater extent as more people share your guest articles on social media.
3) Improve Your Writing Skills
You may improve your writing abilities significantly by contributing to other people’s blogs as guest bloggers. You could believe that you are the finest writer in your field because you run a personal blog, you have a small number of followers, and your most devoted readers often offer you encouraging feedback. However, as time goes on, you will find yourself falling into a habit and may find yourself settling for less in terms of the quality of the writing and the value of the information that is presented. It’s a natural progression that happens when there aren’t any significant obstacles in your way.
When you offer your skills as a guest contributor, on the other hand, you have the responsibility of delivering information that is not only helpful but also incredibly well written in order to pass past the gates guarded by a professional editor. You won’t have a choice but to focus on each and every aspect of the writing, including the research, the topic, and the grammar, which will help you become a better writer.
The more you write, the better writer you will become; it’s as easy as that. You will consistently push yourself if you write for a variety of blogs that cover a wide range of topics. As a result, you will be forced to adapt and learn to write in a variety of styles if you do this.
4) Establish Authority
When it comes to your own website, you are the boss. Building a blog from the ground up and cultivating it into a respected source of information and insight, on the other hand, requires a significant amount of time and energy.
When you write well-written, well researched, and authoritative guest posts on trustworthy websites for renowned businesses, you have the opportunity to share new insights in a fresh voice that connects with their audience. This does incredible things for your personal reputation. People who like the piece will probably visit your website after clicking on the author’s profile to learn more about you and your work because they are interested in what they find out.
You may rapidly build an aura around your identity and brand by being published on large authority websites in your field. This will result in more members of your audience respecting you and your work.
5) Shorten the Sales Cycle
Content marketing is a tricky beast that has the potential to either boost sales or eat away at the budgets of businesses. You may cultivate trust with your target audience by disseminating information of high quality across a variety of channels, including well-known blogs and well-established platforms. Additionally, when people grow familiar with your material and consider you an authority in the industry, you create brand recognition, which is beneficial to your business.
Your sales funnel will be significantly altered as a result of this:
In practice, the more authority you develop, the simpler it will be to convince potential customers to have faith in your brand and to be more receptive to your offerings, whether they be goods or services. As a result, you cut the length of time it takes to make a sale.
In other words, you may employ guest blogging as part of your inbound marketing plan rather than waiting for potential customers to discover your website or contacting them directly (which would be considered outbound marketing). You may accelerate the consumer journey for your goods and services by publishing guest posts on reputable websites. These articles provide you with a platform from which to communicate your brand messaging and value propositions.
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