The Trick I Used to Double The Number of Guest Posts on This Blog

By Daniel Scocco

If you have a blog, you certainly like being able to feature guest posts, right? It is a situation where everyone wins. The guest blogger wins because he gets a chance to reach your audience. Your readers win because they get to read some good content and to see a different perspective on your blog. You win because you get a free piece of content and th opportunity to network with fellow bloggers.

The only problem is that receiving quality guest post submissions regularly is not that easy. If your blog is relatively new or small, in fact, it will be pretty hard to get people sending your their guest posts.

If you are in that situation, though, here is a trick you can use. When I started using it the amount of guest post submissions I was receiving on this blog doubled. Basically you need to write a post or page outlining the guidelines for guest posting on your blog. If you want to see an example of such a page check mine here.

Once you have that, simply write a message on top of every guest post that says:

This is a guest post by John Doe. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

Obviously the “check out the guidelines here” part should be linked to your page.

It is a simple but very effective tactic to increase the number of submissions you’ll get. First of all because you make it explicit that you are accepting guest posts. Second because you already inform interested people about the process of submitting and getting their guest posts approved.

If you are having trouble to get the very first guest posts submitted, on the other hand, check the post How Do I Get Others to Guest Blog on My Blog? that I wrote a while ago. It gives you some tips to get started.



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32 Responses to “The Trick I Used to Double The Number of Guest Posts on This Blog”

  • uzoma

    honestly I run out of blogging ideas but with this idea you have surely given me something to do this new year part of my efforts will be to get a new guest post blogger twice weekly

    thanks

  • christopher

    wow… that seems so simple but it makes sense. create a page with submission guidelines and it’s going catch other writers attention where if you didn’t have that page they might never thing to ask about it or realize that you want guest writers.

    sometimes the best ideas are so simple.

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