"Content is King". You´ve heard that one over and over so you write and write awesome content on a regular basis but nobody is coming. What can you do?
Honest truth, sweetie: A way to get more people to know you is to know more people. Where can you find the people? One option is at somebody else´s site as a guest blogger.
Tip # 1: go out there, get to know interesting people doing cool things and mingle.
I have quite a particular view on marketing. I listen / read what the experts have to say. I put much of that into use and yet every time I see that real enthusiasm is the key. Just like dogs can smell fear, somehow people feel when you are not authentic. If you connect looking for profit, you will be left out cold. Now, if you are truly in tune with others, gates will open for you.
Let´s say you discovere an oportunity to guest post at a blog. (Newsflash: there is one right now at A TIPical Day here.) Do you run around like a headless chicken? (That is exactly what I did) Then take into account:
Tip # 2: be prepared.
Have some posts on draft so you can adapt them to your hostess´s niche and style. A few tweaks here and there and voilá: instant guest post ready to go and not loose an opportunity. Pretty pictures and all. Talking about pictures, here is a guest tip on image optimization from Delia at Blog Formatting.
Bonus tip: some ideas to adapt to your focus theme (all real stories from Google)
Lists are always a hit: Examples
+ 2 tips to help you drink more water
+ 3 tips for sounding like a native speaker
+ 7 tips on getting out of bed fast
+ 25 tips on a happy marriage
How tos are very looked for: Examples
+ How to set goals with soul
+ How to pack light
+ How to make your own paper tissue flower arrangement
+ How to make spring vegetable curry with cilantro rice
Ready made seasonal posts: Examples
+ Christmas cookies
+ 4th of July banners
+ Spring garlands
+ Summer games for toddlers
Go now, write some posts ready to go into the cyberworld!
And if you want to invite me, you know where to find me! ;) Drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org
On a different and totally unrelated topic. Ever thought how Blurred lines by Robin Thicke would sound in a country music version? Here you are. You are welcome. ;)