Found Your Blog, Time To Pitch

Once you've found the ideal blog you want to guest post at, it's time to pitch your guest article to them!

But hold on one second...

Some sites might allow you to just jump in and let you pitch your post. However each site probably has different requirements.

Make sure to read those requirements before you waste your time writing out your article just to get it rejected.

The way I like to approach it is the following:

  1. Read a few articles. This is important to see what kind of style the blog has. If it's more of a political blog, you're not going to be a jokey personality. You'd have a formal approach.
  2. Get to know the owner of the blog, Make sure to comment on the blog, like their facebook page, follow them on twitter. After about a month of commenting regularly on their site, they should get to know your name and you can try to hint that you want to eventually guest post for them.
  3. Write a thorough email. Make sure that when you pitch your idea, that you write them directly. Give them more than one pitch that might fit to their blog. Additionally you could link to your own blog (and other previous guest posts you've done) to see the quality of your work.

This process will take the most time as you need to establish a connection with the owner of the blogs you are interested.

If you ask me, make a list of 20-50 blogs and comment on their sites regularly until you get noticed. This should speed up the process in future as you then have over 20 blogs for potential guest posts.



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whitsunday Premium
Thank you, this has given me a good insight in how to go about becoming a guest post writer. I hadn't thought it through, now I see the value of it.
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3ss1m4n Premium
You're welcome :) it definitely took me some time to realize the potential in it too!
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Judy-B Premium
I've read about guest blogging and believe it can be a good idea. Thank you for such an in depth tutorial on how to go about getting it done. Have it bookmarked. :)
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3ss1m4n Premium
Glad you enjoy it Judy :) it really is a great way to connect with experienced people, get exposure and increase traffic :) thanks for bookmarking :)
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TimMcKinlay Premium
Quality post, really valuable and something I will definitely utilise in the future once I have everything up and running. Like anything worthwhile, will take some work but the results could be very well worth it. Thanks Esteban
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3ss1m4n Premium
You're right. I recommend you start checking out blogs in your niche as you build along. It saves time and you learn what type of content people like to read in your niche.

Glad you enjoyed it!
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Papi Premium
Good post Esteban.
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3ss1m4n Premium
Thanks papi :)
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Loes Premium
Thanks Esteban, I am always looking for guestbloggers for my freeimages.siterubix website
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3ss1m4n Premium
I haven't let guest blogs on my personal website but I will probably include it once I grow more :)
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Loes Premium
Free images isn't my main website, it's the website where I display the pictures of my husband, I don't blog there myself
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