Note: At the end of the post, be sure to sign up for valuable free webinar with a special guest, Danny Iny. He’s going to share how he grew his blog from 140 monthly readers to 14,000 in less than a year, how he writes amazing 1,000+ word blog posts in less than an hour, and more.
If you’re still waiting to start your blog, let me share a cool opportunity that came from having a blog.
My friend Annie Andre has a great blog called Practical Adventure-olgy. A couple months ago she got contacted by a certain cable network to film an episode of one their shows. How did they find her blog? Through Google! Luckily she has a video that explains what her blog is about. She’s under contract now and can’t reveal more details and I promised I wouldn’t either. Still I’m so excited for her.
Okay back to the topic today…
So you have started a blog now and you want more than your mom and dad to read it. Maybe you’re stuck at ten visitors a day.
We would all love to get more traffic, readers, subscribers, and customers sooner than later.
What if I said you grow your blog massively through one strategy.
Would that be something you’d be interested in?
What’s the #1 thing to do? Get more Twitter followers? No. Facebook Likes? No. Work on your SEO? No. Get Tim Ferris to retweet your post? No, but that would be awesome.
The #1 way to get your blog seen, get more traffic, and turn them into customers is to write guest posts.
What’s guest posting?
If you don’t know, it’s writing content for another blogger to use. It benefits both sides. They get high quality content for their readers without much work. You get featured and bring in new visitors to your blog.
It could be zero visitors to even thousands depending the size of their blog, how related your post is with their audience, and if you gave them enough reason to WANT to check out your blog.
Here is a great infographic about it.
That’s the potential from one guest post. Imagine multiplying that 10 guest posts. Not bad right?
What about doing 80+ guest posts? Imagine that effect it would have. Don’t need to imagine because Danny Iny from Firepolemarketing.com did that last year.
Here are 7 benefits from guest posting
1) Traffic – Who doesn’t want more traffic? We all do. You’re not just getting random traffic either. You’re getting targeted traffic. They just read a great post and click on your link to learn more.
It’s better to get 100 targeted readers that will come back than 1000 random ones that found you on Google and never come back.
2) More sales – If you have a brand new course, ebook, or coaching program, you can coordinate a huge promotion by doing multiple guest posts. You write something of value for their readers and at the end, you plug whatever you’re selling.
3) Relationship building – When you offer a high quality post to another blogger and they publish it, they’ll remember you. You’re helping them out. If it’s an A list blogger, you just got your foot in the door. You don’t become a random blogger anymore. That could turn into many great opportunities further down the line.
Danny Iny turned his guest posts into relationships and produced a book called Engagement from Scratch!
4) Get a good quality link – When you write a guest post, typically you’re allowed a link or two back to your blog. If that blog has a great Google Page rank, that gives your anchor text more authority in the eyes of Google searches. If I want to improve my rankings for “Get Busy Living”, I make that my anchor text.
5) Gain more subscribers – One single guest post can bring upwards of hundreds of new subscribers. That’s why it’s important to have a way to capture email addresses. An free ebook is a great offer.
They’ve given you permission to email them in the future. Vital if you want to really connect even more with your community.
6) Socia proof – When you have your post published on a bigger blog, you are free to display “Featured on _____”. How does featured on Forbes sounds? Pretty darn cool if you ask me.
My friend Noch Noch wrote a guest post on Forbes. Now on her blog she can mention it with their logo. How much social proof is that? Massive. When new readers come and they see the Forbes logo, they’ll think twice about hitting that back button quickly.
Also you could use it to your advantage when wanting to guest post for someone by mentioning where your posts have been featured.
7) You grow your authority – The more you write about your area of expertise around to different blogs, the more you can grow your authority. You could become the go to person on your topic. Again, you’re bringing them back to your blog where you can further educated them.
Convinced enough on the importance of guest posting? I hope so.
You’ll Need to Write Epic Shit For Yourself Too
In addition to doing top notch guest posts, you’re going to have to write your own epic posts for your own blog.
If you’re inviting people over to your house, you want to make sure you’re prepared.
Sounds like a lot of commitment right? It can be.
What if you don’t have time to guest post AND write for your own blog?
What if you’re not a great writer?
How can you write more guest posts, in addition to producing content for your own blog?
Find a great system.
The Freddy Kruger of Blogging
I know someone who has absolutely crushed writing guest posts.
Danny is a writing machine. I think of him as the Terminator.
In less than a year, he grew a no-name blog into one of the leading blogs in the industry, and even co-authored a book with some of the biggest names in the audience-building world, like Guy Kawasaki, Brian Clark, Mitch Joel, and many others.
He did this by writing.
Not just writing a little bit, but a TON.
In addition to running a business, writing 40+ posts on his own blog, writing two books and planning a wedding, he wrote more than 80+ guest posts! That’s unreal.
I’m not talking about on blogs that no one sees either. His post appeared on Copyblogger, Problogger, Think Traffic, Daily Blog Tips, and Freelance Switch to name a few.
Someone called him the Freddy Kruger of blogging. Why? Because no matter what blog you went to last year, his guest post was there!
I wasn’t the only one amazed. So many people were emailing Danny for his secret.
So he finally created a course to share his system with others.
It’s called Write Like Freddy (aff link).
In his pre-launch to just his audience, he sold out in just four hours. Now he’s ready to enroll more students.
It will help you write great posts, get them published anywhere you want, get traffic, recognition, and more sales, even if you aren’t a great writer.
The “Write Like Freddy” training program includes four training modules that will teach you how to quickly and easily write kick-ass blog posts that people will want to read and share.
He won’t just teach you how to write – He will take you step by step through every stage of the process, from choosing a target blog, to coming up with an idea, to writing an epic post, to getting the most possible mileage out of it, from beginning to end.
I know of another writing course that costs $500. Danny’s course is far more affordable. Get in early while the price is still low.
If you know me, I don’t promote fluff around here. I only promote products from people I trust and know you will get tremendous value from it.
Special Webinar on Wed March 28th, 12pm EST
On Wednesday, Danny will doing a special free webinar just for the Get Busy Living readers. I couldn’t be more excited cause it’s going to be full of value.
He’s going to share:
- How he grew his blog from 140 monthly readers to 14,000 in less than a year (that’s x100 growth!)
- How he writes amazing 1,000+ word blog posts in less than an hour
- How to write kick-ass headlines and posts (without having to be a great writer)
- And lots more…
You’ll walk away with so much you can do right away. It’s completely free to attend. Just sign up below.
The number of people allowed in is limited, so don’t wait.