By Terez Howard
I wrote How Do You Make a Living from This? for Liz Strauss’s www.successful-blog.com. I was tickled by Liz’s accolades via e-mail, Twitter and in the comments section. What writer isn’t thrilled that another writer likes her work? Liz sent one little tweet to all her Twitter followers. It said something like, “Follow thewriteblogger. She writes really well.”
The morning after my guest post went live, I was shocked to see my Twitter followers go from a measly four to more than 30!
That’s how I feel. I can’t wait to see what the folks at www.allfreelancewriting.com and www.copyblogger.com are going to say. I always find something useful to my business at those blogs and regularly check on them. I click on bloggers’ bio links because I believe their skills can help me.
When you guest post, you have the benefit of gleaning off of big time bloggers’ followers. To date, my heaviest traffic day was the day I wrote on Liz’s blog.
- Write an original blog post that will add value to someone else’s blog.
- Search through blogs that relate to the subject you wrote about. Make sure your blog post hasn’t already been covered.
- Send an e-mail request to the blog’s administrator, along with your blog post.
- If you don’t hear back from the administrator in a week, send a follow-up e-mail.
- If you still don’t hear anything, send that blog post to another person’s blog or use it on your own blog.
Don’t get discouraged if your posts are rejected. Move on and use your posts elsewhere. Your efforts will pay off. Who knows? You might become one of those big time bloggers with a myriad of guest writers.
Terez Howard operates TheWriteBloggers, a professional blogging service which builds clients’ authority status and net visibility.