Asking a blogger to be a guest blogger in his site is not exactly an easy task. You have to do your research, consider lots of things and persuade him to saying yes to your guest post. Of course, being persuasive is not the only skill that you must have in order to make him say yes. In order to do that, you must show him that you are worth the slot too. How is this done, you may ask?
Well, take a look at the guest blogging tips that we have in store for you. With these tips, no blogger will surely say no to your guest post offer.
Guest Blogging Tips
When Thinking of a Topic:
Tip: The first thing you need to do is to take a long look at the blog that you want to guest post in. In order to know what the blog is talking about, read the “About” section thoroughly. This will give you the idea about what subject matters the blog is tackling (travel tips, travel ideas, etc.). After that, you should also read some of the blog posts. By doing so, you are assured that you will not pitch any topic that is similar to the blog’s previous posts. This will be a big no-no. After doing the proper research, think of what topic is good to pitch, depending on the reader’s comments and previous blog posts.
When Communicating With The Blogger:
Tip #1: Always be courteous and go direct to the point. To tell you the truth, compliments will get you nowhere. When you butter up the blogger, he can sense what you are doing and chances are, you will not be able to get the spot. Always remember that bloggers are way too busy to entertain all your chats and comments. That is why you should not beat around the bush. When you do an email pitch, tell him what you can offer to the blogger and to his readers in detail. Also, do not try to add more things to your credentials, the blogger will know if you do so.
Tip #2: Include all your credentials. It is always best to let the blogger know about your credential. Through this, you can establish the reasons why you are the best person to do the job.
Tip #3: Let the blogger know about your blog stats. There is no reason for you to hide your blog stats, most especially if they are good. Through this, the blogger will get to know how authoritative you are in your niche. Show them your page view stats, search engine rankings as well as your monthly unique visitor.
Tip #4: Include links to a sample of your work and your blog. How can a blogger decide if he will take your offer if you will now show him any samples of your writing? This is why you should provide links to your blogs and other online writing projects when you pitch your topic.
These are just some tips that you should take note of when doing your pitches.