Is Guest Blogging Really Worth it?

by Josh Garcia on August 20, 2010

Guest Blogging

Are you wondering if guest blogging really worth your time?

In case you don’t know what is guest blogging…I’ll explain it in very simple words.

By being a guest blogger you have the ability to generate new exposure by being in front of new readers. The best part it creates instant credibility with the new audience since the owner of the blog trust your content to be in front of their audience.

Believe it or not guest blogging is another form of generating traffic to your blog. If you are looking to increase the momentum to your blog look for blogs where the owner allows guest posting. Now, you want to look for blogs that are well known and have a good traffic flow.

Why would someone would allow guest posting on their blog?

When I first heard about this I really didn’t understand why would a blog owner allow this.

My friends, it is a win/win for the blog owner and the guest. The blog owner understand that by putting up high quality blog post it will give their readers additional exposure to new information.

How do you become a guest blogger?

Do you remember the post I created on networking with other bloggers? If not…Networking with Bloggers

A quick simple way is by getting to know the blogger first. Get a good feel for what the blog is about, the audience, and the topics.

I’m going to share with you a simple strategy to get their attention:

When you are visiting their blog make sure you read their posts. Click on the tabs and get a good feel for who they are. Don’t forget to comment on their posts.

Now, if you are writing a topic and they have a post that will flow with yours. Go ahead and create a link to their blog post. This will create a Trackback. Every blog owner looks at their Trackbacks. :)

Finally send them an email introducing yourself. By this time they will somewhat recognize who you are.

All you are doing here is becoming a friend. When the time is right, approach them that you’ll like to write a guest post for their blog.

Just one caution, “Make Sure You Have High Quality Work Within Your Blog!” They will be checking your stuff out and what kind of community you have developed.

Not all blog owners will allow guest posting. So don’t get down if they say, ‘No, Thank You!’

If they are willing to accept a post from you, make sure you are going to deliver your top notch work.

I want you to check this guest blog post:

5 Blogging Tips That Will Give You Leads and Put Money in Your

If you are wondering if there are secrets in generating leads and making money with a blog. Then the secret is going to be led out… ;) My friends, yes.

This guest post came out yesterday and I was able to generate a good amount of unique visitors to this blog. :) Thanks Ty!

So, “is guest blogging really worth it?” YOU BET IT IS!

To Your Success,

Josh Garcia

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Carstarphen August 22, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Hey Josh,
Guest blogging is one blogging strategy that I haven’t used, but after reading this post it is something I will definitely put on my to do list. Thanks,
J
The Cartoon Coach
.-= Carstarphen´s last blog ..Which Online MLM System is really the best =-.

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Josh Garcia August 24, 2010 at 9:41 am

Hi Cartoon Coach,

This is a strategy that you would want to do when you feel you are ready. Now, when you do it, you’ll be saying why did I wait this long. :)

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Andreas August 23, 2010 at 6:57 am

Yes, guest blogging on relevant blogs is a useful traffic generation and link building method because the link comes from within content instead from sidebar or footer sections.

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Josh Garcia August 24, 2010 at 9:54 am

Hi Andreas,

You do get good link building since it is in the post. That is why it is important to add a link to your blog.

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Gail Ramberg August 23, 2010 at 11:29 am

Hi Josh,
Nice timing on your post. I was asked to guest blog on a high Google search ranking blog just last week after only leaving a single comment. The blog owner looked at my site and liked some of the stuff on it. After he asked, I looked at his site again and noticed that he had several guest bloggers.
Based on that, it seems like it might make sense to check out the blog you want to guest on and see if they have other guest bloggers. If so, you might have an easier “in” if they’re already looking for people who can contribute.
I’m still relatively new to this blogging stuff, but it seems to make sense so I thought I’d share.
Thanks,
Gail

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Josh Garcia August 24, 2010 at 10:42 am

Hi Gail,

Thanks for sharing that story. The question I have for you, “Are you going to do a guest post for the blog?”

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Ty Tribble August 23, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Guest blogging has an amazing 2-way benefit. The home blog gets to expose it’s readers to fresh new content and a different perspective and the guest blogger gets exposure to readers he/she may not have otherwise connected with.

Great job Josh!
.-= Ty Tribble´s last blog ..Quality vs Quantity In Blog Content =-.

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Josh Garcia August 24, 2010 at 10:46 am

Hi Ty,

Again, thanks for allowing me to be a guest on your blog! It is a powerful win/win for all parties. Working on another one for you. ;)

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Alex@nichesitemarketing August 26, 2010 at 12:03 am

I can’t speak highly enough of the power of guest blogging.
It is the next step from effective commenting, and a great way to not only expose your blog to new readers (and the other blog as Ty stated above) but also to cement the relationship that the blog comment started. :)

Guess I’m going to have to guest post for you eventually now too :)

I came over from the entrepreneurs report that Hector put together (on that – THAT is a great way to get traffic too – maybe thats the next step after the guest post hey ?!?)

Awesome post btw, engaging read
.-= Alex@nichesitemarketing´s last blog ..Automate your Social Bookmarking…Free! =-.

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Josh Garcia August 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Hi Alex,

Thanks for stopping by! Guest blogging does have its benefits. :)

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Steve Shoemaker August 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Josh,
I love this concept and have really put some thought into getting doing this one day. I have heard nothing but good reviews especially when people take the time like you outline to really research potential guest bloggers.

Great advice,
Steve Shoemaker
.-= Steve Shoemaker´s last blog ..Day 7 Of The Pro Blogger Challenge =-.

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Josh Garcia August 29, 2010 at 11:31 am

Hi Steve,

It does have its advantages. Go for it!

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