It’s as simple as building relationships.
Maybe you want to build a community based around your niche. Maybe you want to gain authority and credibility of your blog. Maybe you want to feature guest blogs on your site but don’t know where to start. What ever your motivation may be, guest blogging has many benefits that we want to share with you today! Plus, all these tips and tricks apply to you Vloggers out there too!
Who is a guest blogger?
Simply put, a guest blogger is someone who writes a post for your blog. Guest Bloggers usually have a blog of their own and are making a friendly featured visit on your blog.
Why partner with a guest blogger?
Guest blogging is powerful. As a rule of thumb, the more credible and well-known your guest blogger, the higher credibility that blog post will bring. Of course, proper promoting never hurt anyone! Featuring a credible guest blogger gives you access to your guest’s entire audience. A whole new set of eyes for you. It’s like your guest blogger is personally introducing you to their community. And remember, Social Word Of Mouth is the most trusted form of marketing!
Ask Favorite Bloggers In Your Niche
If you’re guest blogging together, you most likely hit it off, have the same interests (you both write about the same niche), and are building an invaluable relationship as a result.
Where does this wonderful partnership begin?
But before you ask, make sure it doesn’t come out of the blue. When choosing a blogger to ask for a guest post, make sure you’re a good fit for each other. If your blog is about packing fashionably for travel and their blog is about best places to shop abroad, that’s a pretty good fit!
Now that you know who you want to work with, have fun and get to know them first by interacting with them by leaving comments on their blog. Looking over their guidelines will let you know whether they accept offers for guest blogging. When it’s time to send them an email, be friendly, be yourself, and always personalize!
Or Let Bloggers In Your Niche Ask You
Have an open invitation on your site. It’s like a friendly open hand saying “Welcome to my blog, we want to celebrate your Content!” While this is a more passive approach, it’s always keeping the doors open and helps people feel comfortable reaching out.
Where To Start? Curated Resources
Below are a few great places to start your journey to find a guest blogger.
Deep Pockets: GroupHigh (3k/yr)
Most Popular: MyBlogGuest
Automated: SwomiBUZZ (shameless self promotion! Our automated technology will connect you with an audience for $38/ mo)
Ultimate list of Blogs that accept guest posts (effectivebusinessideas.com)
Word Up: We Want To Hear From You
Building relationships are invaluable. Yes, even in the digital age! And guest blogging is just one form of connecting with people. The team here at SwomiBUZZ wants to connect with you! Share your story and be featured as our guest blogger or vlogger. Look forward to meeting you!