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Key Opportunities With Your Blog Through Guest Posting

This post is about my personal experience with guest posting and the benefits that come with it. Just recently I wrote a guest post on onlinemarketingconsultant.co.uk about the book Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance which was actually my first time writing a guest post. So I'll be honest that I don't have much experience but I do have some insight that I think you might find valuable.
Okay let's get into the thick of it and hopefully, these points will help you to understand the benefits of these two opportunities that come with writing excellent content.

Guest Posting

You might ask yourself why you would want to write a post on someone else's blog. Why not take the credit for yourself and put it on your blog? Well, the answer to that is that you still do get credit for writing the post on the host's blog through the exposure of your name and blog address that you provide the blog host. Why is that good?

If you're like me, you're pretty new at this blogging thing and you probably don't have too many readers yet. Your writing skills are improving each time you post and you're starting to get to know the audience that you do have but you need a little extra boost and reach for your content.

  • When you get a guest post it's usually on a blog that has more followers than yours, therefore when the post gets published theoretically your name and brand gets out to more people
But... 

  • it's not just about getting your name and brand out to the audience, it's also about building a business relationship with other bloggers out there. When you build a relationship you can also build trust and possibly a new friend or business partner along the way which will, in turn, create more opportunities in the future.
  • You can learn new tips and tricks about how to structure a post or use widgets or tools you never knew existed before.
  • This is an opportunity for you to improve your writing skills. You're not just writing for yourself, but you're writing for other people. You have to impress them!
  • I am no master at all with SEO, but I have learned a few things and definitely, guest posting will build backlinks to your blog. 

How to get a guest posting gig?

For my first guest post, I joined an exclusive business book lover group on Facebook called Ben's Business Book Club and just started chatting it up about various business books. A few days later the curator of the club contacted me via Facebook Messenger and asked me whether I wanted to write a guest post about the last book that I finished (Elon Musk).
Here's a screenshot of the guest post
I took up his offer and now here I am. All those tips I gave you above I learned partly from this experience, but for some of you, it might not come that easily to land a guest post, so I'll give you a few more tips then we'll wrap this post up.
  • You can search on google for other blogs in your niche then read through them to see if any have guest posts. If so, then you contact the blogger and propose to write a guest post for them. (How to write a proposal will be a post of its own.) 
  • Now here's one that I haven't used before but I've read good things about. It's called MyBlogGuest.com and specializes in connecting bloggers who want to write a guest post with bloggers who are looking for guest posters. I think this one would be worth a try for anyone who is looking to increase their traffic.
  • My final tip for guest posting is just to get out there and comment consistently (not just once) on other people's blogs, but make sure to stay within your niche. Engage in meaningful conversations with people about your specific niche. People can tell if you're just making general comments so in order to avoid that make sure to be genuine, that way you can build trust between yourself and the other bloggers out there.
I'm happy to have written this post for you guys. It's been a great journey so far in the blogosphere and I'm ecstatic to finally have some recognition for my writing and share the things that I've learned so far with you, my audience.

Remember to always keep on trucking even when the going gets tough. Nothing in life comes that easy but if you keep persisting things will become easier and more natural.

P.S. If you want to read more about Elon Musk here's a previous post of mine:



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