“I want to do guest blogging but don’t know from where to start?”
“How can I build my credibility with guest blogging?”
“Where should I do guest posting?”
These are the questions that I received from my readers and friends frequently.
I believe guest blogging is one of the best inbound marketing strategy that helps to drive a great exposure to you and your blog (or site).
So, I decided to start a series of posts that will give you actionable information to start guest blogging.
“Why should I hear you?” – You ask.
Over the last two years, I’ve published over 50 guest posts. I’ve even had published my articles on authority sites like Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, and MarketingProfs.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to sound genius here. I’m just saying why I’m eligible to write this post. 😀
And in this series, I’ll reveal how I do this.
This is the first article in this series where we’ll see how to find relevant sites in your niche to write guest posts.
Method #1. Your Keyword + Search Value Parameter
Google search string is the great way to start with. It always works.
Google never let me down. 🙂
Use some search string combinations to find guest post opportunities. Here are some of my recommendations that I personally use:
Your keyword + write for us
Your Keyword + guest post
Your keyword + become a guest blogger
Your keyword + become a contributor
Your keyword + submit news
Your keyword + become an author
Your keyword + submit blog post
Your keyword + submit an article
Your keyword + suggest a post
You keyword + become a guest writer
Your keyword + contributor guidelines
Your keyword + send a tip
Your keyword + submit post
I enter a search string in Google “marketing become a contributor” and see what I get:
Method #2. Go to AllTop.com
Have you ever heard about AllTop?
Wait, what? No?
AllTop is the place where you find all the best blogs in almost every niche.
Sounds like a treasure, isn’t it?
Just go to AllTop.com and search your keyword and you’ll find a list of blogs in your niche. Now do little hard work to find which blogs accept guest posts.
Method #3. Reach Out to Bloggers and Ask for Guest Posting
Did a blogger compliment you on your blog post? Or commented on your social media post?
Why not ask her if she would accept your guest article for her site. Sounds like a plan!
Just reach out to her with a short and clear email. Something like this:
First off, thanks for commenting on my blog post/social media post.
You talked about a new insight in your comment [What she said in the comment].
That’s an amazing take
I have an interesting guest post idea that I believe would be perfect for your blog.
[Your Post Title]
Just say a word and I’ll send you the draft this week.
Either way, thanks again for your amazing comment.
Method #4. Search Guest Posts by Prolific Blogger
Do you know any master bloggers in your niche? Someone that you see over and over writing content?
Just search “Guest post by + Blogger Name” in the Google box.
And magical Google will show you all the sites that these bloggers have posted upon. You should also post on these resources as well.
Method #5. Reverse Image Search
Google image search is the cool method to find out the post written by a master blogger in your niche.
Just go to the author bio and copy the URL of the author headshot. Like this:
And paste this URL into Google Images Search bar:
And Ta da! You’ll get a list of sites the blogger have guest posted.
Method #6. Join the MyBlogGuest Community
MyBlogGuest is a community of guest bloggers. Just sign up, fill your information and search for blogs that accept guest posts.
Bonus: List of Guest Posting Sites
Here are my 3 favorite lists that I use whenever I’m looking for guest posting sites. I’m revealing these to you:
These lists will keep you busy 🙂
Now It’s Your Turn
So these are some of my personal methods that I use.
Which method are you going to use first?
Let me know in the comment section below 🙂
In the next article, we’ll discuss how to choose a guest post topic.
Thanks for Listening 😀