It has been a great week here in Nigeria with the sun being very hot, you can’t believe it, i nearly boiled yesterday. I don’t know if its like this in other places. Ok, enough of my ranting. I want introduce to you a new guest on TBC; Sonia Jackson. I think she has something to share with us now and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. So, lets hear what she has to say first, we’ll talk again in the comment section.
A guest blogger is not as prestigious as it sounds. It brings to mind an honored guest speaker at some sort of event. Sadly, a guest blog poster is something less glamorous. A guest blogger agrees to work for free and submit unique content to a blog, in return for a link from that blog. The downside is that you are spending time creating content for the sake of a link, which hardly seems worth it. So here are seven reasons why you should consider giving it a go.
Why you should be a Regular Blogger:
1 – Loyal readers of one blog may learn to love you
The blogs that you post to are going to have their loyal viewers. In truth, many blogs do not have loyal viewers. But they do have people who sign up to their RSS feed. The average user will check their RSS feeds occasionally and view the websites associated with it. You can gain the love and affection of these people and use it to your advantage. You may even get them to come to your website and sign up to your RSS feed.
2 – It is an easy way to get links from other domains
You can buy links, or comment on other articles, or start your own blog. But guest posting is an easy way to gain links from other domains that are stronger than your average link. If you buy a link then it will expire (so that the merchant can sell you more). If you add a comment link then it will most likely have an expiry date, and if you start your own blog it takes time and effort to have it known and ranked highly. Guest posting is a simple method that you can apply to a number of domains.
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3 – It is cheaper to do it yourself than to hire people
You may be tempted to hire people to write and post to domains for you. There is nothing wrong with doing this, but it is cheaper to do it yourself. Obviously, you should not do it during your work hours; otherwise, it will probably cost you more money than it would to hire someone. But if you guest blog during your off hours, you will save a bit of money. If you guest blog during your work hours then technically you are paying via the money you will not make from actually/physically working.
4 – It beats paying for links and paying link directories
Paying for links is a very risky strategy and should be avoided for the reason that the risks are bigger than the potential gains. Nevertheless, if you are looking to buy links you should buy them from legitimate link directories, which are usually industry specific. Guest blogging is going to cost you a lot less than buying a link–even if you hire a writer to write your blog post for you. Legitimate links are often expensive; otherwise, they are often useless.
5 – You can create a series on another domain
This applies to being a regular guest blogger. If you become a regular guest blogger then it may be possible to create a series. If you create a series you will give the viewers an incentive to come back next week. You can also add lines at the end of each article where the viewer is left hanging. You can leave questions that are promised to be answered in the next installment. You may have to ask the blog owner’s permission to add a series to their blog, as they may not let you post from one week to the next.
6 – You can give them your good but not your best
If you are a regular writer or you have a staff of writers you will often have pieces that are not up to your quality standards. Those pieces will still have use up some of your resources, be they time, effort or money. You can submit your excess articles that you have no use for. Just be sure that you do not submit your sub-par articles to the better blogs. Submit them to the “dregs” (the blogs you don’t mind losing access to).
7 – Build up your brand on more than one domain
Do not assume that guest posting means that you just guest post on one blog. You can guest post on hundreds of blogs. If you have the time and the patience, you could create hundreds of backlinks and aim them all at your website. The amount of blogs you submit to is only limited by how much time you are willing to put into the endeavor.
Now its your turn. What is your own understanding of being a Guest Blogger? Have you been doing it? If yes, why and if not, why not?
Thanks for reading.
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