This Guest post is coming from Anil Agarwal, who is the CEO of Bloggers Passion blog where he blogs about different blogging tips, ways to make money online and SEO tips to help his blog readers make their websites more search engine friendly.
Guest blogging is no doubt a great way to showcase your name, your online business and your expertise to a much bigger audience. And the best thing about guest blogging is that you don’t need to a pay even a single penny for it. All you need is create a decent guest post matching targeted blog owner’s guidelines. But still there are some myths floating in the blog sphere about guest blogging. It may be true these guest blogging myths are coming from those blog owners and writers who know very little about guest blogging and its benefits.
Guest Blogging Myth 1: You Need to Have a Popular Blog
No doubt having a popular blog under your belt sends a positive note to the blog owner whom you are approaching for guest blogging. But it’s not necessary you need to have a high traffic blog in your niche while approaching for guest blogging. Blog owners will be more concern about your guest post quality. You can do guest blogging even if you don’t have a blog at all. But in this case, you will be unable to send targeted traffic to your website and will not be able to make full use of guest blogging benefits. No doubt in this case as well, you are creating credibility for yourself in the eyes of blog owners and targeted audience of your niche.
So you don’t need to have a popular blog before you start approaching targeted blog owners for guest blogging.
Guest Blogging Myth 2: You Don’t Write Well
Lots of blog owners and writers have a myth that they don’t write good enough that their contents can be published on any reputable blog in their niche. But it’s not the case at all. It’s true that guest post should be well written. But you don’t need a professional degree in English language to create a good content. You should choose a good topic for your guest post, do some research work and create a useful post around that topic. You should proof read your guest post before sending it to the concerned blog owner.
And if there are some minor problems in your writing, look at ways to fix them. It’s also true we improve as a blog writer over the period of time. We as a blog owner give our best while writing posts for our blogs. But when we compare the content quality of our early posts with latest posts, we will be able to see lots of difference in our writing style.
Guest Blogging Myth 3: We Need to Build Relationship Before Approaching for Guest Blogging
It’s true that there are some blog owners who don’t accept guest posts from strangers. They would only allow you guest blogging on their blog once they are sure about your credibility and your writing skills. But most of blog owners will be more concerned about how well you have drafted your guest post that you send them for approval. So your target should be creating a well-written guest post on a topic matching the targeted blog theme and should go through the guest blogging guidelines of that blog before sending your guest post for approval.
No doubt, we can build relationship with targeted blog owners through tweets and valuable comments. But our primary motive should be creating good contents and rest of things should come second. I himself approach lots of blog owners directly for guest blogging without making any prior relationship with them. And most of time I get success with the same.
Guest Blogging Myth 4: Guest Blogging Will Slow Down Content Pace on Your Blog
Lots of blog owner think that if they do guest blogging, they won’t be able to write much contents for their own blogs. But you would have never thought that way if you were aware about the benefits of guest blogging. You should see it as an investment for future you are doing to make a popular blog in your niche. With guest blogging, you are able to bring lost of targeted and new readers to your blog. It would not be possible to bring those new visitors to your blog if you haven’t written guest posts on other blogs in your niche.
Guest Blogging should be taken as an investment for future. Guest blogging will help you in bringing targeted traffic, quality backlinks, subscribers and branding for you and your brand among the readers of top blogs in your niche.
Guest Blogging Myth 5: It’s very Difficult to Find Blogs for Guest Blogging
This myth is not true at all. With little research on Internet, you can find lots of targeted blogs in your niche that accept guest posts. Internet is flooded with list of blogs in different niche’s that accept guest posts. And in case you are finding it hard to find a list, here is the ultimate list of 100 plus blogs that accept guest posts.
Suppose your targeted niche is Health and when you make search with queries like submitting guest post health, writing for us health, contributing an article health etc on Google, you will end up seeing lots of blogs in your niche that allows guest blogging.
Have you ever heard about any other myth around guest blogging or have something to say about the guest blogging myths that I shared above, please share in the comments section below.