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Why You Should Guest Blog

Why You Should Guest Blog

If you’re currently trying to make your mark on the world of blogging then you may be wondering about how you could make a start. A lot of people are full of good ideas about the things that they could blog about, they know that they’re good writers, yet they have absolutely no way to get the audience that they need in order to be successful as a blogger.


A lot of the time, this is due to the fact that they’re completely unknown. One of the best ways that you can get attention for your blog is if you earn followers, which are people who like your work so much that they decide to subscribe to everything else that you do. If you do this, then you can be sure that your blogs are going to get plenty of attention each time you make a new post.


However, getting the viewers who would be willing to subscribe isn’t as easy as you might think. In fact, the majority of blogs on the internet have fewer than ten subscribers, and many of them don’t even get one hit each day.


One of the best things that you can do to make sure that you get the attention that you need is guest blogging. There are a lot of blogs on the internet, and most of them enjoy finding new people to write for them. This not only means that they would be able to have plenty of variety, but it also means that there is sure to be something for all readers, and a writing style that everyone can sympathise with.


The first thing that you need to do is take the time to think about which type of blog you would like to work on. If you like marketing, for example, then you should have a look at some of the popular marketing blogs to see what’s out there. Once you’ve done this, you should try to get in touch with the people who run the blogs. By doing this, you can explain to them that you have experience and knowledge in their blogging field, and inform them that you would love to write some guest blogs for them if they would like you to. It makes sense to work for free at this point, because very few bloggers will pay for completely unknown writers. If you want to be serious with your writing, it may be a good idea for you to start a website, as this means that you could link to each of the blog posts that you have written. A lot of blog owners will allow you to link to your website provided that you’re working for free, and some will still allow it even if you don’t.


On your website, you should have a page dedicated to explaining your services. You should include a list of topics that you’re willing to blog about, and a list of your prices. Make sure that you write that you’re willing to negotiate, and also willing to do a free trial post.


Eventually, once you have experience in blogging, you should find that people are willing to pay for what you could provide for them. It may take time, and a lot of free samples, but blogging can pay anything up to hundreds of pounds per blog if you’re lucky enough to get selected for one with millions of daily views, so it’s well worth taking the time to build up your audience in this way.

Written by Gemma

Gemma is a 22 year old graduate in Psychology and freelance writer who has been writing online since she was 16.