Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tips on how to get guest blogging invitations and be ready for them

"Build it and they will come". As inspiring as it sounds, it doesn´t really take you that far.
"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:

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. ;)

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LLoyd FErnandEz said...

"A way to get more people to know you is to know more people"

This was the nicest advice i've ever heard thank you for the tips

Amber Harrop said...

Great Advice Paula :)

Franc Ramon said...

You can really learn a lot by guest posting and it also helps promote your site. You just have to be adaptable with different niches.

Kung Phoo said...

That is an interesting way to look at it. We try and write fresh content every day, but are always willing to use a guest blogger.

bxcrochet said...

Those are some awesome tips. I have been slowly looking into guest posting. I will have to have some ready.

Michelle F.

Russ R. said...

Enjoyed reading this post and bookmarked it :)

Delia @ Blog Formatting said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my post Paula, you are fantastic! Love the video BTW! :)

Couponing in Central Florida! said...

I often wonder how to answer people that request guest blogging. Thanks for the info

Sharon Ruggieri said...

I really need to do that more. guest post for some and get more on mine. I did it more two years ago, but it's been a while

Fabulous Perks said...

I never understood the reason behind a guest blogger, it all makes so much sense to me now. This is a great post!

john kenneth acibedo said...

Nice tips so informative :-)

misteejay said...

Hope you and the family had a good Easter.

As always Paula, a very interesting post with some very useful advice.

Toni xx

lisamc7 said...

Awesome tips! I have been on a few blogging trips and they were great experiences and I learned great things that still benefit me today.

Joanna Sormunen said...

Great tips! It's always good to get new ideas because two people think better than just one. And when you toss things around you actually can find a new idea that you hadn't thought before :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

The world is full of interesting people Lloyd. :)

Thanks Amber!

I have a lot of interests Franc, so I speak about a lot of subjects.

Every day is a bit too much for me Robert. I get burnt out easily.

Me too Michelle! :D

Glad you liked it Russ. Thanks.

My plaesure Delia. You have awesome blogging tips.

You are welcome Mary. :)

It is an interesting give and take process Sharon.

Thanks Fabulous perks!

Thanks John!

It was veeeeery low profile. Now the kids are older they don´t want to play bunnies any more. ;)

I agree Lisa, we can take what we learn from blogging experiences for a long time.

I agree Joanna. I´m in the process of writing a guest post and something a friend said on FB gave me a different spin on it. Inspiration can come from unexpected sources.

Mommy Pehpot said...

great post! drafts are really important even if you're not into guesst blogging :)

Brent Wells said...

Guest blogging is a great opportunity to promote your brand, so make the most of it. That's an effective technique that I learned from


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