Hi, Everyone...

I just made a welcome comment to Nicky33 who followed me and I followed her as well...

It brought to mind a subject that we can all help one another with...

Guest blogging...

It can be hard to get started with this and having one or two guest blog post gigs can help you and the receiver as well...


Any Interest Here Between Members For Helping Each Other Out For Guest Blogging?

I offer this blog post as a single place to coordinate initial communication to see who may be interested, what niches they may be interested in for either providing or hosting a guest post...

My niches are travel, drop shipping, e-commerce, online marketing, and affiliate marketing...

What are yours and would you be interested in some guest posts - either writing one or publishing one?


Why Guest Blogging?

In case you are not familiar with the benefits of guest posts, here are a few...

(1) It Can Get You Targeted Traffic

This is the number one reason for me to do guest blog posts. You can get a boost in traffic from new people that are interested in the subject you are writing about.

Adding posts to places such as Stumbleupon in will get you traffic but much of it is only increasing your bounce rate, they come and immediately move on...

Many say that this traffic averages a 90% bounce rate whereas traffic from guest posts spend much more time and a bounce rate less than half...

(2) It Helps You Strengthen Authority (Domain and Search Engine)

Are you looking to build your brand through increasing domain and search engine authority?

Guest posting can do this without any additional SEO gray hat or black hat tactics.

You can build authoritative backlinks to your blog and improve your blog search engine authority because you will get them naturally using this tactic....

(3) Grow Your Online Influence

One way to be able to make a difference in your niche is to be considered someone of consequence - it means that people listen to you...

Of course, I am thinking positive, but it could be negative too if you are not careful. The more people that see what you have to say that can be impacted in a positive manner the better it is for you and for them...

That is influence that you need and get with guest blogging

(4) You Grow Your Authority

Using guest blogging you can quickly build your reputation and position as an authority in a niche. People will follow what you say and suggest, they will respect your advice and statements.

Other top authorities in the niche start seeing your name and content and you will be able to interact with them quickly and further build your authority.

(5) It Helps Build Your Online 'CV'

When you start guest blogging you can add each post to your past performance list and people can see for themselves who you are and what you are all about - a good thing.

The more guest blogging on other blogs you publish the more your CV grows and if you do this regularly you will relay to people that you can be trusted/listened to/followed.

(6) It Can Help You Improve Writing Abilities

Others will check out your writing before they publish your post on their blogs, and the feedback will help you get better.

They want the best and so should you, and sometimes having a third party look at what you are writing is just the thing to help you see how you could improve.

Everyone wins!

Before your proposed guest blog post even gets to the recipient you will find that you are doing better proofreading and editing.

The readers will benefit in that they are getting content that they can relate to, understand, and react to.

Useful and engaging, over factual but boring or unreadable...Full of grammar mistakes versus clear and concise writing that is correct in regards to spelling and grammar...This is what you are shooting for with all your writing and guest blogging will help you improve...

(7) It Helps Build Your Brand

New people see your content on the guest blog and they also see your brand or name. This means that over time you will start getting second and third level recommendations from others for your traffic and promotions...

(8) It Can Help Grow Your Subscriber List

Guest blogging will help you get more targeted and desirable subscribers for you. These can be then grown into customers after you have built a relationship with them using email or other communication means...

(9) New Sources Of Feedback

It can be painful, but constructive criticism is essential for growth. Getting feedback from new people who are reading your content can be very helpful for both parties.

You can get better at what you are providing and they will get to know more about you and what your positions are.

When you guest blog you will have a brand new audience that is looking at your material...They likely will give you their honest opinion of you.

This helps you to improve your writing and ideas.

(10) It Can Help Your Social Media Program

When new people like what they are reading, often they will share on their social platform accounts. Others they interact with regularly see their posts, also like your content and share.

So it goes and yet one more advantage of guest blogging...

There are likely 100 more advantages to guest blogging, but I think you get the point...

BOTTOM LINE

So, again I offer this post as a central clearing point for guest blogging between Wealthy Affiliate members, both for those seeking to have someone provide a guest blog and those wishing to receive one...

Discuss below, and then you can take it from here and get started!

Best of luck!

Dave : )

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skandy85 Premium
I am looking for guest bloggers to write for my blog.

Niche is blogging/affiliate marketing/making money online.

www.ipoopcash.com

Anyone who wants to contribute then send me a PM!
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DaveSw Premium
Hi Philip,

Just went to have a look at your blog, good laugh at the domain name, and it is catchy....Nice simple and clean layout, and keeps the focus on the subject (I poop cash!)...

The accompanying video is also a nice catchy tool and by having it placed where people see it first when they come to your site, I am sure it gets a lot of views...

I would be interested in doing a guest blog post, what subject do you want me to address? Send me a PM and let's work something out...

I think if you and I and Nicky33 get this ball rolling, we can show others that such an exchange system can work...FYI, I am adding this service to my Online Marketing Tools page at Facebook...

We also have a private group for website blog comment exchanges, if that interests you. It is on a 1-1 basis and we use the honor system...

Appreciate your feedback!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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skandy85 Premium
Hi Dave,

Yep. That sounds wonderful! Will send you a PM.
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GHindmarsh Premium
Thanks, Dave

Guest blogging is a great idea and a great way to build traffic and authority.

I'd definitely be up for posting or receiving posts. I've lived in and around Asia for 20 years so my niche is living and earning an income while traveling.

Regards
Geoff
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DaveSw Premium
Hi, Geoff...

Your experiences and niche are very close to the niche we are exploring in our e-commerce store (travel, mementos, etc.), and I would welcome a guest blogging post from you...

We have operations in Thailand and Germany but ship globally, and the products we sell relate to travel and memories and also one store is for health benefits of coconut (coming soon)...

I am creating a special category of blog posts on the stores for guest blogs...You would be more than welcome to post on a subject of your choice, add in links to your website, and images or videos, etc.

In a reciprocal manner, I can do the same, I have been a wanderer all my life...So far over 80 countries visited I think, not really tracking...

Let's work to get something together!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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GHindmarsh Premium
Sounds great, Dave,

I live in Hong Kong and get to Thailand quite a lot!
Travel and memories have been my life so I'd love to share a post related to that.

I'll start putting something together...

All the best,
Geoff
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DaveSw Premium
Great! This can be good I am sure! Cheers! Dave : )
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chrisphemy Premium
Nice one, Kudos!
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks Chris...Cheers! Dave : )
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AGOgden Premium
GREAT idea...
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DaveSw Premium
Glad you think so, let's see what Kyle and Carson think. Meanwhile, we can use this space as a clearing house for would-be guest bloggers and those that could offer someone to post their guest blog....Cheers! Dave : )
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OTolo Premium
Great, anything to help each other why not do it.
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DaveSw Premium
Yes, I think it is something worth exploring and there are likely many such opportunities for some niches...I hope we can make it take off....Cheers! Dave : )
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Cindy624 Premium
Dave,
Great idea. Anything to help each other out! Thanks for taking the lead on this! Looking forward to the outcome and would love to participate.

Cindy
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks, Cindy...I think a guest blog tool could be as valuable as the comment sharing feature we have here at WA, and it certainly will help in other ways too (i.e. improved writing skills, authority, branding, etc.)....Cheers! Dave : )
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MKearns Premium
Good idea Dave!
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks, Mike and Carol (below) took it one step further...

She thinks it would be a good idea to add a tool here just for a guest blogging interchange.

I agree with her, the cross-pollination potential is huge and would help all of us...

As the comments grow here I will send a PM to Kyle and see what he and Carson think...

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Nicky33 Premium
Thank you for this post, Dave!

I'm aware of the benefits of guest blogging and reading this prompts me to take action and get serious about it. I am interested in providing a guest post - I think receiving one isn't advisable right now, since my blog is in its very early stages and I'd rather create more content myself, before accepting other "voices" on it (?)

My niches are traveling, expat living and mindfulness/well-being.
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DaveSw Premium
Great Nicky!

Thanks so much for jumping in...

I would like to offer up a guest blog post from you to our e-commerce website on travel if you like....

Any subject, and you can add links to your Facebook and any other sites you have....

Length is up to you, as are images or videos, etc.

Let me know what you think and let's do this!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Nicky33 Premium
Awesome, thank you!
I'll check your website thoroughly and I'll think on a subject and let you know in a pm :)
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CarolE1 Premium
Hi Dave,
I totally agree what you are saying and I think it is a great idea and hopefully, others will too. It would be cool if they added that to the comments, feedback and then a guest blogger section. Hey, maybe you can PM Kyle with that. Where you say you want to guest blog or you need one and you put in the niche and there is a site. But only people who agree to it should go in the list of websites and you still approve it before you post it. I think that would be an awesome addition to the tools at WA.
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DaveSw Premium
Great thinking! This could actually be a feature that would help out everyone and have more visibility than a blog post like this...I am not sure how hard it would be to set up, but those coding folks can do anything given the resources and time...I agree that Kyle and Carson should have a look! Thanks for your feedback and input Carol! Cheers! Dave : )
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sdawson Premium
Yes, I agree, that would be a nice tool to have.
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DaveSw Premium
OK I will send a PM to Kyle and see what he says...Let's wait to see how many others may agree and then I will back up the request with the data from this post! Cheers! Dave : )
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CarolE1 Premium
No problem Dave hopefully Kyle will think about implementing this into Wa. Let us know what he says.
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sdawson Premium
I'm interested. My blogs are diabetes, prayer for our nation, salads. My WA affiliate blog is kinda old but I'm going to be working on it again soon. I'd be glad to write or accept a guest post. Here's my blogsites:
https://growingoldwithdiabetes.com/ https://prayersforournation.com/
https://saladstolivefor.com/
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DaveSw Premium
Good niches...I hope someone can work together with you for those...

- Diabetes is certainly of interest to me, my sister has lived with it since 12 (she is 66 years old now, and has a myriad of maladies from the disease)...

- Prayer for Our Nation - Holy cow we certainly need all the prayers we can get!

- Salads - LOVE salads!...This one should also be a niche that many could contribute to (Let's see how many are into that niche here)...

- Affiliate Marketing - This one I KNOW most people could help each other out with...

Thanks for your input and those that are interested can just add to this thread and get the coordination started!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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