4 Ways to Find Guest Blogging Opportunities

Guest blogging has quickly become one of the most popular methods for promoting a business or increasing traffic to an already established blog.

Not only does it direct immediate traffic to your blog after a reader finishes the blog post and clicks your link to find more of your content, the support given to your site by the host site via the link is very important to Google, and eventually, in terms of how Google ranks your site.

So, given the knowledge that it’s beneficial in more than one way, if you have not yet explored guest blogging for your own site, it might be the next best thing you can do!  Not sure where to start?  Try some of these tips to get started.

1) Ask Your Blogging Friends

When just starting out, the best thing you can do is to guest blog on sites that you are already friends with.  This way you’ll already know the content type, tone and style of the blog and can write appropriately to match, with very little effort.  You’ll also know what’s already been covered so you can avoid duplicating content.

This will allow you to build up a solid portfolio, which you can then use to show potential sites that you do not already know as proof that you are a well qualified guest blogger.  I started out blogging specifically about patio heaters and had to begin with working friends within the heater industry before branching out into other areas like blogging.

2) Find Related Sites via Blog Rolls

The next easiest way to find sites is to read the blog roll lists on the sites that you are currently guest writing for.  This gives you a direct connection to the new blog.  You can even begin your pitch with something like, “You may have seen me on ___________ (fill in with the name of the blog that links out to his blog).”  This potential blogger will feel like he is repaying a favor to the original blogger who linked out to his site, simply by allowing you to write for him.  He will also have seen your writing validated by being published on a site, and he will be that much more likely to accept a guest post from you.

3) Take Advantage of Google

Google will become your best friend after you have exhausted blogs you know and the blogs that those blogs know.  You can easily type in your content topic, such as “Linux” in connection with “guest blog.”  Your search query will look something like this: “Linnux AND guest blog.”  By typing this in, Google will provide you with a list of other people who have written a guest blog about Linnux.  You can see what sites they wrote for and, knowing that those sites accept guest bloggers, attempt to get your own writing posted on those sites.

4) Search Forums

Sites like myblogguest.com actually have forums where people post “Want Ads” for guest bloggers.  They are typically broken down into category, so if you are hoping to write about Technology or about WordPress, you can go to the appropriate category and find blog owners who are actively seeking out guest bloggers to contribute valuable content to their sites.

Remember, no matter who you contact, be extremely professional and attempt to answer all their questions before they have a chance to ask them.  By doing this, you will save them time in writing you a lengthy email asking details you could have already provided.  Provide them with excellent content and chances are good they will recommend you to other sites as well.  As long as you’re writing good content and keeping a very professional demeanor, you shouldn’t have any problem finding excellent quality sites to write for!  So go get started and get ready for higher traffic to start coming in!

About Jocelyn

Jocelyn writes and blogs about how to use electric water heaters in the most energy efficient ways.

Comments

  1. Lennart Heleander from Property Marbella says:

    Guest Blogging is very popular for all believe that Google will rank them high in the SERP, but I’ve already seen the same article by the same authors in a variety of blogs, this is a new way, which many did to article directories. Maybe Google starts to see guest blogging as the old link exchange system and directories system and does not take it so well anymore.

  2. Guest blogging became very popular method for spreading good voice and gathering links in last 2 years. And now, when regular refreshment of blog is more important for rankings than ever, this method will grow more than ever. And, not to mention what Google said about natural link building and human edited links. Everyone who is not yet in guest posting will be very soon. Nice work here Jocelyn.

  3. Nice post dude ! I often write guest posts for other blogs , and sometimes , it becomes hard for me to find a proper blog to write on . These tips will certainly help me to find proper guest blogging opportunities . BTW , Thanks for the post dude !

  4. yap. That’s the normal way people do to find guest blogging oppportunities. :)

  5. Actually, Guest blogging is one of the great directions to increasing high traffic into the blog. Those tips and tricks will be more useful to all the people in the web. So, i would like to say thanks for sharing your post on here :)

  6. Hi Jocelyn, great post. I love guest writing and have been doing so for quite some time now. Your tips to find guest writing opportunities is good! :)

  7. Lennart Heleander from Property Marbella says:

    It seems like a good website, myblogguest.com, I am always looking for guest bloggers to my website.

  8. Asking your blogging friends is a great idea. I also like the idea of checking out other webmasters blog rolls. You can get a lot of high quality sites you can do guest posting on. Thanks for the information Jocelyn.

  9. Hi Jocelyn,
    Guest blogging is great in any blog, but like the others here say, quality must also be thoroughly implemented. Also, it must normally be niche specific. Wouldn’t want to read something related to beauty products in an all-technology site unless that website has lots of different categories.

  10. I see from the post above that Jocelyn writes from personal experience, and I like to read this types of posts, because they have real base for implementation. I am also involved in guest posting (actually I’ve submitted 1 guest post here and waiting on acceptance) and can confirm credibility of all facts mentioned here. And to add, there is more than 4 ways to get guest post opportunity, this is just the beginning and Jocelyn knows that. She will probably write new guest post with additional 4-6 opportunities soon, am I right?