This is a great video – really clear, and definitely shows the benefits related to guest posting.
Guest posting played a huge part in my rise to fame – I made sure I was everywhere and worked it hard as a traffic-building strategy. The payoffs were well worth it.
And I still guest post avidly today. It’s one of the few strategies that has withstood the test of trends and technology, and it’s going strong.
Better than ever, in fact. People would be surprised to know how much demand there is for great guest posters!
Looking forward to more, for sure – you’ll find me a staunch supporter of this, let me tell you!
James, I agree that “guest posting is one of the few strategies that has withstood the test of trends and technology.”
I do have to question whether it will continue to be effective. Many of the blogs I subscribe to have had a surge of guest posters lately. With so many guest posts I honestly don’t take the time to find out who wrote it or what their blog is.
I think that as guest posting continues to increase in popularity, its effectiveness will wane.
So what “would” you do if you knew that there really weren’t many blogs in your niche? My niche has only a few people doing what I do… I haven’t cranked out as many posts yet because I’m still deciding if there’s a strategy for building subscribers that will work in my instance.
For example, I could probably find plenty of psychic or new age blogs, but we’re not the same. We all focus on revelation, but different sources.
I am new to gust blogging but i must say that your blog offers extremely easy understanding of the topic.
Great work Jon, people are going to love this! Can’t wait to see what else you have in the pipeline
Thanks Jon! This is fantastic stuff (and quite timely for me). I like how you presented the info in a very clear and simple way – no hulabaloo
Looking forward to the rest.
Cool video! Thanks a lot for sharing this. Guest posting is the next major step that I’ll be going through so I look forward to getting all your future tips about it!
I especially love the feedback about StumbleUpon. I was originally a big fan of StumbleUpon but the fleeting nature of the traffic makes me think that it just burns up bandwidth.
Having said that, I’m sure that there are types of content that work very well on StumbleUpon. But I think it’s less valuable than most people hope it well be in most circumstances.
Excellent video, Jon. Crystal clear and very well done.
I’ve found the same, Mark. Good point. I do love me some StumbleUpon sometimes, though.
I’ve found that my use of SU over time has become a more organic and real interest-driven use rather than a gaming approach.
Good video and great point about stumbledupon
Very useful video and spot-on timely for me. I’m really looking forward to what you have to share in the upcoming videos. Many thanks, Jon.
Thanks so much for this!
I have finally started cranking out some serious guest posts and the results are flowing in.
The key seems to be to stick with very popular sites (min 5000 followers). That is easier in some niches than others.
Thanks again for helping us help ourselves!
I’m very interested. My blog’s traffic had plateaued and I’m very interested in getting out there and trying to boost it somehow. I’ve tried guest blogging at smaller niche blogs, but very rarely at a big, monetized pro.
I tweeted this and I’ll repeat it here:
Jon Morrow, you are one smart, forward-looking mofo!
This is a GREAT video, and I can’t wait for the rest! The timing couldn’t be better for me – I have a brand new blog (not my first, but the one I’m most serious about), and I knew guest-posting was going to be an angle I’d want to pursue. Your case study really confirmed that for me. Looking forward to the rest of this series!
Writing is my strong point – market is not. I really appreciate what you had to say about being actively involved and leaving QUALITY comments on the major blogs in my niche. Too often, I comment, but without room for more conversation with the author(s).
I’m going to start leaving comments that will create conversations, rather than “thanks for the post”. Building relationships IS key to getting exposure!
I hear you, Ashley. By far the hardest thing about having a “professional” blog is you have to go out there and sell yourself–and resist the temptation along the way to stomp your feet and say “I’m a writer, not a saleswoman!”
But in a way, selling is actually related to what we do as writers. We take a moment to image our reader and what they want from us, before figuring out how to deliver that information to them; good salespeople and promoters do the same thing. Perhaps the crux of this issue for bloggers lies in the fact that the internet is in “real time” and we feel pressured to respond immediately with generic comments–instead of taking a moment to reflect–in order to secure that visibility.
PS. Jon, what’s your take on this idea.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody “title their comment”
This about it; nobody titles their comments. If we did so, we’d stick out like crazy. Now, if we only had some sort of a headline swipe file, we could do so with force.
I’m in a niche where no one else is blogging…I’m really forging the path here. My market is sort of “underground” (women with hair loss). How to find appropriate places to guest blog?
That sounds like a much-needed niche, and one I have some recent familiarity with (second-hand). I would suggest checking out blogs for cancer patients, specifically people undergoing chemo treatments.
Here’s an example: http://www.everydayhealth.com/blog/breast-cancer-second-time-around/little-girl-sends-lots-of-love-to-locks-of-love/
You might also be familiar with http://www.livestrong.org/ (Lance Armstrong’s foundation) and Locks of Love — a philanthropy that donates hair to make wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment. From there you might find some other relevant sites.
Susan, I’m in sort of the same position. If anyone throws you a bone, send it my way, okay?
This is a brilliant idea — can’t wait to see what’s next.
Awesome Jon! Congratulations on launching this new site. Love the guest post about wishing you didn’t get straight A’s. I myself didn’t graduate high school until 27 and went on to make close to $300,000 a year for almost a decade.
That was a few years back of course.. Much happier now (albeit a bit less $$$ in my pocket)
Great video and great site Jon! I think a lot of people are really going to benefit from this video series. I especially like the advice on commenting. We see so many “blah” comments that it shouldn’t be too difficult to stand out with insightful thoughts
Thanks for the awesome content, Jon.
The benefits of guest blogging are often talked about, but I think this video provides one of the most compelling arguments for why every would-be successful blogger needs to take note and all in under 8 and a half minutes. Seriously nice job!
Very clear & VERY well done. I’ve been stuck in an analysis paralysis state for some time trying to find a niche….your guide is what I needed to know about getting my blog on the map. Thank you!
I haven’t actually guest blogged in years, not since I stopped blogging on my COH blog. It is something to think about, would make a lot of sense to do! Thanks!
kick-ass video. I knew about guest posting being super-important, but I have never thought about leaving those memorable comments. My impression was that the blogger himself doesn’t really read them, because he gets so many.
I’m going to change that now, thanx to you.
keep rocking the digital stratosphere !
Retweeted – great idea and concept that has to date not been overly promoted. Looking forward to following along and seeing how it develops.
Jon, I found the benchmark info (“7.5% is phenom…if you get 1% subscription you’re doing well…”)helpful. In the great sea of blogs, I would love to know how you find the ones that have content relevant not only to your niche, but to your heart.
Hi Jon, this is very well timed for me. I recently did my first guest post. I put a lot of work into the posting and the blog owner was really thrilled with it but it didn’t generate any increased traffic for me. I think the moral of this story is to research the blog carefully before agreeing to guest blog at all. The experience was invaluable though so I will do this again … but not without weighing up the cost benefits!
Thanks for doing these videos.
Definitely this was a worthy video.
My learning (rather surprise!!!) was the point about high profile bloggers reading comments.
Never thought some one will actually go through the 70 odd comments to find out the good ones. Would be great if you can address that point in future posts/videos.
Thanks for a nicely developed and presented guide. This approach has been difficult for me to implement due to my blog being in a tiny niche.
I originally thought that owning a microscopic niche would be a good thing, right? But there simply are no big players in my chosen niche, despite a huge population of affected readers. So I can’t actually find a high-traffic blog in my niche to offer my guest blog services.
That leaves me to consider guest posting on topics outside of my blog niche simply for the exposure. What are your thoughts on that?
Thanks again for a great guide.
Jon, Your timing is perfect and the content is enormously useful. I, too, am a writer and completely useless as a marketer but commenting is something I can definitely work on.
Note to Susan: You could search out the “big name” skin and hair care fora, register and post. While they have strict rules against self-promotion, informative, helpful posts can yield a large number of personal messages asking for more information. If those questioners find your blog informative and useful, they’ll do your promoting. Just a thought.
I really enjoyed this video. I have to admit, I kind of expected it to be like “Be the first to comment on a blog so that your post is read first by everyone else who comments!” But I’m glad to see it wasn’t like that at all. You’ve got to leave AMAZING comments and have something on your own blog worth talking about.
I loved this video and can’t wait to see more!
Great video. Can’t wait for the rest!
It’s interesting how beginner bloggers can grow their sites much faster doing guess blogging.
I haven’t guest blogged (in English) but that’s definitely something I wanna do.
You should have these videos transcripted for better SEO – there’s lots of value in them and you may get even more attention leveraging search engine traffic.
Thanks for all!
I opted in within a minute because it was you. Best with the new bloggage,
and thank you!
I enjoyed your crisp clean video and website. Blog newbie am I and learning all about “it”.
And what’s more is I’m truly amazed at high quality simple writings on great blog sites in most niches.
They really connected to me and kept me coming back again and again every day.
That’s how great their blogs are. Simply because they helps and benefits me in some ways.
Great tips thanks much for the insight. Some years ago when I first go into blogging, guest posting was key. I ventured off to do other things since but now I’m back, I’ll need to get back into guest posting. Thanks for the prompt.
first off can I congratulate you on the excellent presentation – not the just the content but particularly the way you’ve used the slide presentation with voice over. That’s impressed the hell out of me and set a new standard I need to aspire to. Thanks.
I’ve been familiar with the concept of commenting and guest posting for some time, but certainly not understood it as well as I do after watching your presentation, It didn’t work for me back then, probably because I chose the wrong people to connect with. Now I know to adopt a different approach. Thanks.
For the past year or so I’ve avidly followed Copyblogger and enjoyed posts from all you guys, learning a lot in the process. I’ve adopted the Thesis theme and been using Scribe. My main blog has a low bounce rate, at least two pages per visit and several minutes elapsed time per visit, but my traffic is flat lining. The effect of that is it’s making me pretty cynical about everything related to blogging.
I’ll watch the rest of your series with interest in the hope it shines a new light for me.
If there was ever a video that demanded a comment, literally, it’s this one. Great video, Jon. Breaking into these circles is intimidating, and it’s so nice to see stuff like this and from places like copyblogger lay it out.
Of course, like everything else, the true genius is not in the strategy, but the execution. Oh yeah and there’s that little thing about having “great content.”
Soaking up all this top-grade information has worked wonders in developing my own businesses. Thank YOU.
Looking forward to the rest of the journey.
Great, simple, clear, well illustrated video!
Hellooooo Jon: the video was so CLEAR-just great! I am a novice blogger so need all the direction, information there is out there spinning around on the web . I look forward to watching your next video!
This really helped me prioritize today. I like how you are breaking it down by the numbers for us. Thanks for helping bloggers become bigger and better.
To your continued success!
Very cool video!
Congrats on the massive success you have had. I’ve written my share of guest posts but have never gotten up on Zenhabits, Copyblogger or other leading Blogs like that.
Still to come, I’m about to go on another guest posting spree:)
Thank you! I am always looking for ways to improve my blog.
chock full of useful junk! Wow. Who knew you could pack so much content into 8 short minutes. Can’t wait to start finding opportunities to guest post.
I blog for a client whose business is B2B, and not really that interesting. The key for me is to find what is interesting and emotional about their business, find related blogs, and offer up my comments and guest posts. I can really relate to several of the commentors here who are niche blogging.
Can’t wait to see what’s next.
Love this video. Simple, elegant and informative. I’ll be looking forward to all the upcoming videos.
For the next six months, I plan to really narrow the focus of what I pay attention to so I can get my own blog and business happening.
Copyblogger is one of the few sources of information outside of my own niche that I will be paying any attention to. Your series will fit right into my strategy.
Looking forward to soaking up your insights and expertise!
@ Shane Arthur: I’m intrigued by your idea of titling comments and how you might do that.
For #1, you can use PostRank to see what posts on a site get high engagement in comments, tweets, etc. For example, you can show the best posts on Copyblogger (http://www.postrank.com/feed/6246f43699090f9b0b4afaee1986a54d) to see which ones are the most popular.
Jon, Your presentation, format, content are truly priceless. The value of Guest Blogging seems to be an unknown. It will be nice to ride the wave rather than be washed up on the beach. I can’t wait for the balance of your videos on this cutting edge technique. Thank you for sharing.
All the best,
P.S. I guess anyone who didn’t leave a comment wasn’t really listening.
What To Do AFTER Your 1st 1000 Subscribers
I’d do something like this to this post and expand on what Jon said.
Nice Jon. This is one step I’ve not taken, yet. I’m excited to see that someone (you, specifically) is taking the time to lay out all of the details for guest posting.
I do feel it’s the missing link for my blog.
You do a great job of pointing out the benefits of guest blogging on somebody else’s blog. What are the benefits of having a guest blogger on your blog?
Your approach has a sound basis in standard Public Relations systems. When someone of authority says something positive and intelligent about you, you get the “halo effect” and some of their authority power instantly transfer to you. It is then up to you how you leverage it – but at that moment – you’ve got it. I look forward to your future videos.
Exciting stuff Jon. Love the presentation and it looks like guest posting really works.
More and more clients come to me knowing they should blog but don’t. As someone accustomed to helping people come up with promotional plans, it’s awfully nice to have this as a step-by-step guide to pass along.
Ok, this is gonna crack the blogging game wide-open for us newbies. I totally dig your “proof-based” approach. I’ve learned a ton from just watching your pre-launch
I will be addicted to this URL – into you turn me loose.
I am so stoked for this!
At the risk of being dismissed as another “mom blogger”, I just wanted to share that some of the concepts you discuss here are widely embraced in that community (guest blogging, commenting, links exchange). They are practiced without a formal understanding of the “why” behind the benefits.
Bloggers are, of course, aware of the obvious benefit of exposure on a more popular blog, and may for example implement link exchange more as a sign of loyalty than a deliberate attempt to grow traffic and increase Page Rank.
The data you give removes a bit of the element of chance for someone who’s serious about growing traffic and subscribers, and I thank you for sharing this.
But I wanted to underscore one of the points you touch on early in your presentation. A successful blogger is ultimately concerned with building relationships – both with your readers (via great content, obsessively reading comments) and with the bloggers (influential or not) they reach out to.
Following the steps you outline coupled with that underlying passion is likely going to be an exercise in futility.
Loved the video. Thanks for sharing this.
This is what I like:
You give metrics and data that puts your information on a whole new planet.
Endorsed Traffic who knew? Subscribers not just instant gratification.
Your tone and presentation for me, your easy to listen to and I find I want to listen more.
You have succeeded because I want more.
Great video and information. I recently spent lots of money for the design of a new website embedded with a blog. Being a true amateur in the blogging (and social media) world, the designers (after convincing me I needed a blog) failed to mention, let alone teach me, about how to use a blog effectively. They just told me write, write, write. Well, after having the blog up for a couple of weeks I realized there was more to blogging than just writing. For the last couple of months, I have been on a mission to learn how to build up traffic flow and use the SEO features of my site and blog, to build a nice following. Needless to say, the money I spent on the site has not yet reaped the rewards I was hoping for, but everyday I continue to set the building blocks in place for the future. I am trying to be patient, but why should I when there are guys like you out there who can help us out with your business.
Thank you for the video and the content. I liked your video and content because it was easy to understand. Also, it was easy to follow with evidence (not just why, but how you did it) of what worked for you.
I look forward to continuing to learn how I can use my blog to drive traffic to my niche site, using your videos and following your advice.
Thank again for the information. I look forward to more info and vids.
I could definitely use more subscribers!
This is really fantastic! I rarely take the time to watch videos on any site, but I’m so glad I watched yours. The visuals were perfect and clear and your reasoning is flawless.
I just created a blog last month that has done fairly well for being so new, but certainly nothing like the success you had. I’ve guest posted on a few blogs so far, but I’ve shied away from really getting in touch with prominent bloggers in my niche. Now I know I’ll have to get over the intimidation factor to really be successful.
Can’t wait to see more in this series!
Awesome video – so cool of you to share your “real world” stats and emails!
When reading comments on big blogs (that I’d like to guest post on!), I click through to the commenters URLs – then, I can scope out who they are, what they do and what information would likely help them most in a future guest post on the “big blog” they read.
Also – I love checking out the big blog’s demographic information on Alexa.com. Similar to what you mentioned in your example about StumbleUpon traffic not resulting in increased subscribers, sometimes a big blog’s demographic info will show you that the big blog’s audience isn’t “your audience” and won’t likely result in many new subscribers for your blog.
Thanks again! I look forward to the next video!
Agreed with previous posters that this is some of the most clear, compelling advice on this topic that I’ve ever read.
Though I’m frustrated with the slow growth of my own blog, new since May, I know from client experience that it takes time to build a following and become part of the blogging community. Your ideas will help me focus my growth efforts for myself and for clients. Looking forward to the next video!
Very cool. More subscribers are good (more email list subscribers are even better).
Just wondering, I saw that in your note to Penelope Trunk you said you’d already written for Copyblogger. How did that come about? What did you say/do to get Brian’s attention? Or is that going to be in Part 2?
Great points about high quality “endorsed” traffic.
Also like the interesting graphics in your slides.
Was your Moneymaking blog already well established before you started a guest blogging strategy? I would think you would have to have a lot of content already on your blog for people to subscribe.
I’m wondering if the popular niche of making money made a large difference in people who want to subscribe.
@Russ: Yep, you have the right idea. Look for blogs whose audiences will also have somewhat of an interest in your topic. For instance, my blog was about personal finance, and Brazen Careerist is about careers. It’s not a perfect match, but your career has a lot to do with personal finance, so I figured her readers would be interested. It’s all about finding the overlap.
@Jon Crowell: Mainly, it gives you a break from having to come up with new ideas for posts. I wrote about it in this post:
@Jodi Kaplan: Ahh, very observant of you! I gave a brief description of how it happened in this post:
But yes, I’ll be talking about that quite a bit more in a few weeks.
@Mary E. Ulrich: No, not really. I think I’d written maybe six or seven posts before I started talking with Brian about doing my first guest post at Copyblogger. And yes, writing about a popular topic certainly helps with getting subscribers.
Hi Jon. I am so glad that I subscribed. I have been thinking of guest posting, but have frankly been a bit intimidated with the bloggers in my niche of travel and cocktails to approach them! I keep thinking…I need to have more content on my blog first. I hope you touch on the age of the blog before offering up a guest post, or if that even matters.
Like everyone, my goal is to become a known blogger in the cocktail and travel world, but not being a professional, and just writing about it because I love it doesn’t seem to be enough…but, maybe I’m wrong, and that is what I am hoping to glean from these videos!
Thanks for putting this information out there for people like me who are just trying to succeed!!
Well done, instructive video.
Is it just as effective to invite other bloggers to post as a guest on my blog?
My blog post was featured on the Brazen Careerist network. That led to a very popular blogger tweeting about it.
And guess what? I thanked him for the tweet and asked if I could guest blog for him.
Guest blogging works!
@Jon: Thanks! Looking forward to the next installment. Tune in next week when Jon says…
Thanks for a very clear, very helpful video! I appreciate your sharing this info for those of us who haven’t yet figured it all out, and I look forward to the next installments.
Great job on this new site. The information was very helpful, and the presentation focused and professional.
My experience with copywriting is deep, but it’s as shallow as Paris Hilton when it comes to blog-building.
By the by, can I contribute a guest post to your blog?
Your drew me in with the 0-1000 subscribers in 60 days statement. This is especially valuable to me as I am about to launch my first blog.
You gave me the key, guest blogging, and just enough information to leave me wanting more.
You sold me both with your metrics and the Penelope Trunk story.
Can’t wait till your next video.
Great video. When I started my blog in December, I did it only for the SEO benefits to promote my three print centers. So I was not dismayed (much) when my readership was small. I have improved the SEO rankings with all of my efforts but my pride keeps telling me that I should have more followers. Within our franchise organization, I am considered the blogging and social media expert but outside of our franchise, I am mostly invisible. I hope that your series of videos will help me to improve my readership and my feeling of self-worth.
Thanks for sharing this info with us, Jon. It is a subject worthy of a deep-dive, for sure!
Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your rise in blogging with such detail.
I’ve been inspired to get back to guest blogging with more gusto.
Awesome video blog! I found it extremely engaging, and I hung on every word. Especially considering it was over 8 minutes. I’m generally pretty brutal in giving my attention to blog posts. If a video is not awesome in the first 30 seconds, that’s it. I move on.
What also really impressed me was the artful way in which you enticed people to subscribe in your initial video. First, the page was ultra simple with only the most essential links. Then you made the subscribe offer totally clear, and followed it up with an appeal in the video. I can’t see how anybody who watches the full video would NOT subscribe. Great approach. You just moved to the top of my must-watch blogs!
Very cool, Jon!
The video gives us clear reasons why we should be guest-blogging. I know that I need to do more of this and you’ve definitely made your case for it.
Thanks for putting this video together.
Good Information, on how i get subcriber’s to my blog. i m really looking forward to looking at your other blog. as i know will help me out a lot. thanks a lot.
This was a educational video to say the least. I remember when problogger put up my website when I had ask him a particular question, he reply in a blog and it got I think 205 hits and as a result more people follow my blog.
Thanks for the infomation…….
Thanks Jon, this couldn’t have come at a better time, I’ve been asked to contribute as a guest blogger just this week so all this series will be fantastic. I also want to get my wife starting on her site. Can’t wait to the next.
Superb! An invaluable resource for any blogger, no matter what level. Thanks for sharing.
Great video Jon!
I find it very refreshing, and inspiring to see real numbers and get specific example of how you did it. It gives a lot more hope to newbies like me that it is possible to get more traffic from guest posting and that it has worked for you. I’m so glad to see a real example and not just random numbers or tips and trick on getting more subscribers. Thanks for being so open with your data!
Also, it’s good to see that your traffic increased in 60 days, not just overnight. It shows that sometimes, a little patience is required, especially for bloggers who, just like you mentioned, tend to keep very close track of the comments, stats, etc.
Thanks for the excellent video!
Great video. As a newbie parenting humor blogger, I can use all the help I can get. Thanks for sharing.
Now what about guest blogging with blogs lower on the totem pole? Do the results come as easily or does it take more work because the blogs you’re posting on do not have as much traffic to begin with? How does it translate across niche?
From personal experience I would say it takes longer. In the two years I’ve been running my romance novel blog I have guest blogged for a couple of blogs in the mid-list range (lower mid-list and high mid-list too) and in blogs from other niches and my traffic has increased as well as my subscriber count, but nothing like what you describe.
Perhaps I’m simply not guest blogging enough. How frequently should someone do guest blogs? Weekly? Bi-weekly? Monthly?
I can’t wait for the videos on harnessing the power of guest blogs. Thanks.
Echoing the thoughts of everyone here, that was an outstanding video. It was clear, engaging and informative, and I’m hooked.
I am about to start blogging and you’ve turned my vague notion of increasing awareness and traffic into an achievable strategy for blogging domination! Ok. Maybe not that far, but if you don’t plan to succeed you won’t right?
Until the next video, thanks again.
You realize, of course, that the big blogs will have guest bloggers coming out their ears now. Even I, with my dismal traffic, am getting regular requests from guest bloggers. It’s a glut, I tell you.
Oddly, I have been frantically avoiding making similar requests myself, out of fear that I might hear the wrong word: Yes.
The big blogs might be too hard to reach now, which is probably why you can go down a level to a less popular blog, but with significant traffic.
Looking forward to start guestblogging on some tech blogs, soon.
Wonderful information Jon – very helpful and insightful.
Thanks so much for this informative video Jon.
The part that caught my attention the most was about reading comments to get a feel for what is popular. It makes a lot of sense.
Jon, it would truly be bad form to have watched this informative video and then click away without leaving a comment. So, in addition to practicing what I’ve just learned, another takeaway is about guest blogging. While I often invite experts to guest blog on my site, I now realize that I have failed to offer my own services as a guest blogger for their sites (and others). Thank you for this great tip, as well as all the other great takeaways.
While I’d like to speak great insight from my “vast” experience in blogging – the truth is, I’m just now venturing into blogging (and love it!).
But I’m thankful to have such resources made available to help chart the course of where I hope to go.
Thanks for the resource, looking forward to learning more. Pressing on!
Now that i feel like I am getting my quality and content up to the level it should be, guest blogging is the next stage for me so your timing is perfect.
Thanks for the ninja tips about checking the temperature of the comments to gauge the post success – nice one.
Thanks for the useful info Jon. I am new to blogging and just set up my site. A guy who has a similar blog here in Oz has asked me to guest blog for him! He liked my articles so very encouraged by this video.
I comment on heaps of blogs in my niche (love writing)and as my blog is on all things lavender, I also go into forums on cookery, natural health, gardening and crafts and it is so nice when someone comments on my blog so I look forward to your next video.
Thanks so much for so generously sharing all this stuff with us newbies….I’m taking it all in and hope to be an authority in my niche some day soon.
Patricia Perth Australia
all things lavender
I agree and disagree… This can be dependant on the demographic of the sites like Stumbleupon or Digg.
I have a DIY podcast that caters to a large portion of the audience at sites like Digg and am finding a decent ‘stickyness’ factor or subscription rate from traffic driven from there. I should be done my testing of attempting to get on a main page at Digg in a couple of weeks. I would like to compare. At the risk of sounding arrogant… dont doubt me it is not a ‘If I can get on a main page at Digg’ it is a ‘When I can get on a main page at Digg’ we have already been on LIfeHacker and featured in Instructables many many times.
Do not get me wrong though you are absolutely correct on the guest post and the percent of subscriptions will be greater but a small percent of a massive influx of traffic from something like Digg then… Well… here are some numbers to chew on… Best case I get 1millon from a Digg post and if a paltry 0.1% subscribe then that is 1000 subscribers. Now if you guest post and get 7.5% of 10000 then that is slightly less at 750 subscribers. However your method is much more scalable i.e. Digg is really a one or two time affair every 6 months or so, in any niche there has to be many many more times you can guest post. Hope I am making sense.
Still I cannot wait to see what you are offering. I will share my data and testing methodology when I am done my test if you are interested.
You know, after all of the “launch” concepts floating around online lately, this is one of the most interesting ones I’ve seen.
I guess the real trick is, how to know if your content meets the grade! Obviously there is a pitch coming here (within the next few videos), so I can’t wait to see if you are going to have some info for people about how to write well enough to get in the circle.
Great video too, very clean, clear, and concise. Love the idea!
BTW, what about guest video posts? I notice that very few blogs are utilizing this as a medium. What are your thoughts there?
I am a highly skeptical data geek. Your premise (0 to 1000 in 60 days!) sucked me in. I’m a beginning blogger trying to find my stride. I know that implementing the best blog building strategies quickly is how I’m going to get where I want to go.
You delivered the proof, and I’m still a bit in awe of how simple this seems to be. It’s the online “who you know”, though a different variation of that engagement model. But it all starts with providing value and then building the relationship. Great stuff.
This is great! Especially for a newbie blogger myself. Thanks!
Any advice for an African stuck ahead of time?
In my niche there are not many fellow writers / bloggers / sites.
There are many who would like to start though.
So, maybe I have answered my own question and I should INVITE people to Guest Blog?
For me to actually stop and view the video right to the end is, I think, a great compliment to you Jon – however backhanded that may sound!
Like you, I can vouch for the opportunities that can come about as a result of leaving a comment.
I’m about to launch my first ever blog next month, but even without a blog, I managed to secure a popular weekly guest column on Liz Strauss’ blog.
This fantastic opportunity came about after I commented on a post Liz wrote on how blogs could target offline customers and non-bloggers.
Being an avid blog reader without a blog, I had loads of ideas and shared these in the comment box. Liz later contacted me and very kindly invited me to guest write an article… which became a series.
You might be interested in the series:
Never underestimate the impact you can have by contributing to the discussion!
I’m looking forward to more of your insights on growing a new blog through guest posting strategy.
Thank you, Jon, for this post.
Your presentation was so clear and consise and it has given me the confidence to consider guest posting.
I’d assumed, wrongly you tell me, that the famous blogs would dismiss me as a total amateur. But I can see now that if I can raise my game and write what they want to feature, I may get invited.
I will begin by reading all the comments on blogs I enjoy and start commenting in as useful and perhaps, different, way as I can.
I had no idea that these busy bloggers would read all their comments as you describe.
I shall listen again to make sure I haven’t missed anything and then look forward to your next video!
Awesome. Love how it’s jam-packed with excellent tips and practical info.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge Jon. This will be an interesting video series to follow.
Hi Jon, I think I must have used telepathic powers on you I was just thinking this morning that I wish I knew how to go about getting more subscribers when I saw your email in my INBOX. This is really great information and I’m thrilled that you’re sharing it with us. Thanks so much! Looking forward to receive the rest.
Thanks for the insight! I like your style and will be looking forward to the next videos.
Fantastic post and I’ve noticed that the comments here are much richer and more thought out than most…hmmm…looks like people are taking your advice. Well done.
Wonderful series, Jon. I’m not sure how I stumbled on it, but it came at just the right time for me. Got a hell of a tough task coming up: creating a blog for a nursing home. But I’m straying: Another great but unspoken point I’ve picked up in your video is a straightforward, accessible voice. Can’t wait to see more.
I left a comment earlier but think it must have got lost!
I found this post so helpful, thanks so much. As a newish blogger I’d assumed (wrongly, so you tell me!) that the well known bloggers wouldn’t take much notice of me. Now I will try to leave useful comments and write as good content as I can in case there’s a chance of a guest post.
I hadn’t realised either that these guys do read all the comments.
I will folow your advice and see what happens.
I’m looking forward to your next installment!
I’ve always had the hardest time contacting other people about guest posting. I feel like I need to do some ground work before I “deserve” the right to post on their sites. I just don’t want people to be put off when I offer to guest post because they don’t know who in the heck I am.
Lately I’ve found myself doing too much ground work and not just getting to the point and asking for the opportunity.
This is going to help me take a step out of my comfort zone and just ask.
Found you thru Problogger and have been a reader of yours on Copyblogger for quite sometime.
All of us “D to Z” bloggers are always looking for the holy grail to obtain traffic. A lot of us, me include, will jump from technique to trick. However this is a principle that will always work…because you are making connections with other people.
As you shared with us, bloggers cannot be successful going it alone.
Looking forward to the next in the series of videos.
Jon, I already sent an email separately, but want to publicly thank you.
Every social media / social networking guru I have talked to wants to sell a turn-key solution that is generic, rather than provide the tools to unleash the passion that got me into the senior care industry in the first place.
Many thanks and I am excitedly looking forward to your next installment.
Support For Home In-Home Care
Excellent point about how all traffic is not equal. The single most important element to look at in any traffic stats is the bounce rate figure.
I can’t wait for the next video!
You knocked it out of the park!
I had to share this with my readers at:
Great advice and thanks for sharing some deep secrets.
Thanks so much for such a helpful tutorial. I’ve only been at this for about six months, but the two big one-day spikes I’ve seen in my own modest traffic were 1) the result of a guest blog at The Awl, and 2) owing to a weird Twitter-spike one day.
Your doing all this for free is a great service to the community. Thank you!
Data and evidence instead of opinion – why don’t we see this much more often?
Well done. Cool and/or wacky ideas occupy lots of posts and that’s OK and fun), but quantified, real-world examples and research are much more compelling (and useful).
Ok, so I left like 8,000 comments on CopyBlogger over the past 2 days so I’ll spare you…
Just don’t ban me. Cool?
Great information Jon. This was really useful. And combined with my new Free Writing strategy I think I can make my blog much better.
One of the things that sets apart the good from the great is the ability to talk in detail about whatever subject you’re writing about. I love that you not only give ideas on how to do guest posting, but you’re giving step-by-step formulas for people to put into action to build the visibility of their blog.
Can I add another methodology?
Big name bloggers – as you pointed out – are busy, and one method that may work really well is to CREATE an actual post that you want to shop around. Here’s the how-to:
1. Research the top 5 blogs in your niche you’d like to write a post for.
2. WRITE an actual article.
3. Make it easy for the blogger to accept – provide the HTML so that they literally have to drop it into their system if they accept it.
4. Give them a couple of weeks to sit with the post. If you don’t hear back from them, try a short simple email that asks if they are interested or not before moving down your list.
Thanx for the step-by-step guidance. So I’m sitting here wondering, and I’ll just throw this out for comments.
I began a Video blog on Speaking, 4 months ago. I do add show notes to each post, often with links to someone or something. Still, it’s not a traditional written blog. So,
Would I have any luck suggesting a video ‘guest post’ or is that too extreme an idea?
This was a very well made video! Great info in a short amount of time. I came from a post about your videos on Blogging With Amy.
I’ve been guest posting a little on blogs similar in subscriber counts as mine and replying every time a ‘big’ blogger requests guest posts- now is the time for me to start asking them though! Thanks!
This is encouraging. My goal in Jan was to spend the year guest posting. Things are improving rapidly for me as we get into the the last quarter of the year…I’ve sent link to friends and tweeted;)
I knew that guest posting was powerful and I knew that the big guys didn’t get big by going at it alone, but I’ve never seen the whole thing summed up in one spot.
This is a great idea and I think I know where this is taking us and I like it. Can’t wait for the next video.
As Ahhhhhhnold says, “I’ll be baaaaack”
The Underdog Millionaire
Thank you very much for creating this series of videos on guest blogging.
I can’t wait for the next video because this really helped me understand the value in seeking out how to properly guess post.
I met J.D. Roth this month when he spoke at the Savvy Blogging Summit. What a down to earth guy! I love that you mentioned him as one of the best known bloggers.
Your video is a golden nugget and I give you an A+. I’ve got a blog concept I believe in of encouraging others to record the stories of their youth and will pursue more guest blogging as a result of your proven results. Thank you!
Well done video. I am definitely planning to be doing more guest blogging
Just got a chance to watch this Jon, and it is remarkably well done. I can’t wait to see the next videos.
I hope you’ll delve into the responsibility of the guest poster to the “big blog” too…helping publicize what you’ve written so it drives traffic. It’s a mutual responsibility to promote and I think sometimes new guest posters forget to do this (maybe because they’re eyes are blurry from watching their analytics?).
I blogged for 5 years before I discovered the “magic” of guest blogging – so delighted that you’re sharing your genius!
I know how much work goes into creating such an excellent video like this one, so I just wanted to say thank you for putting it together.
Although I’m not looking to guest post myself, I would like to extend an offer to you and your subscribers to do a guest post on my site, Bestcovery.com. We are PR 6, Alexa ~18K. Please shoot me an email if you are interested.
Either way, I’m looking forward to watching the rest of your videos.
Now THIS is a cocktail party I want to attend! Have to spruce up my copywriting outfit and make sure the jokes have that ‘lectronic frisson so that it makes up for the fact I don’t look good in that little black dress, online or off.
Thanks Jon. Very clear and actionable (though my first action is puzzling over a topic to hit the guest post high marks). Thanks!
Thanks for the great tips Jon! It leaves me inspired and motivated to kick things up a notch.
I’ve only had my business blog up and running for the last 5 months, and have had some success with it, but know I can really do much,much better.
I absolutely see the benefits of guest blogging and even wrote an article on it. It’s is something I’ve recently started venturing into myself… of course, once I got over the fear that my stuff wasn’t good enough.=)
Crazy how you can sometimes get in your own way.
Anyway, thanks again and I look forward to more of your videos!
Thanks for this great information. Probably the most clear and direct advice on the topic that I’ve seen or read!
Thanks,Jon.Thank you for your great information.I really apreciate it.
Thank you for such a informative video.
I am looking forward to the rest.
As a bit of a newbie to blogging, guest posting seems a bit scary, or am I just making a mountain out of a molehill.
I’ve seen a lot of “How To” videos and blog posts, but this is one of the few that is truly valuable. For me, a frustration with blogs is reading a headline that promises a good teaching session, but the post or video falls short or just skims the surface. Thank you for giving so generously and truly sharing important, actionable information.
I have really been racking my brain as to how to take Blogs With Wings to the next level.
My problem has been not having a really good plan of attack. These videos look like they are going to help me solidify some of the floaty ideas I’ve been trying to grip on.
Thank yo so much.
Congrats on your success and thank you for sharing your ‘map’. I’d love to put this to the test in for a new blog. Looking forward to what you have coming down the lane!
Smooth advice, thank you Jon.
Your information is very helpful, blogging has been Greek to me, because I have not pursued knowing more about.
Blogging is a lot more than I had imagined, there is so much out there that will stretch the mind of the reader.
Thank You so much for the helpful hints.
Love the screencap video Jon! These are so much better than plain text posts.
The video player is great, as well. Love that it shows the time as it counts up and the total time of the video.
BTW – the content was killer to -)
Loved the video. My blog should be up next week. I can’t wait to start blogging and with you by my side it will make it so much easier.
Thanks for the great info.
Hi Jon, thank you for this video and the effort you put into making it. There was definitely a lot of valuable advice here and I’m sure it will help us get more traffic to our blogs. Very nice job!
This series couldn’t be any more timely!
I just launched my blog, and I’m looking forward to implementing the steps that this series is all about.
I’ve been following your work for a while now, and it’s good to see that you’re launching a product all of your own.
Thanks for such a valuable contribution to the community!
It isn’t very often that I follow up on something like this and am rewarded with such direct and valuable information. Thanks for sharing.
Jon, as a newby to blogging and looking to break into this, this is very interesting and valuable to me. I write about job search and tips to candidates about how to go about searching for a new job. I have my domains in place, however, still working on the web site. I do what I think is guest blog for the experience and exposure. This information it great. Thanks.
Jon, This is a fantastic and clear. Very simple and step-by-step. I’m convinced. Thanks.
Jon, thank you so much for a truly solid, information-packed and USEFUL video!
Well done. I’m looking forward to the next installments!
I’m just learning the importance of guest blogging, but the stat jump from your personal experience is insane proof. I second the thanks for talking about StumbleUpon… I’d been somewhat concerned about the fact that I wasn’t on it, and then on it but not as publicly visible as I needed to be. Now I’m really not concerned with it at all and certainly don’t need the bounce rate.
Can’t wait until the next installment!
Jon!! You nail it!!
I’m really excited about all this and I can’t wait to see the next video.
I will be practicing inmediately everything you have been saying in this video because I need to improve my popularity and traffic as well.
Thank you for this clear & concise advice. I can’t wait to see the next video!
Clear, concise, and awesome.
The usual Jon Morrow cocktail.
Thanks Jon, really looking forward to the rest.
Great information, and great thinking to secure this domain name. I am excited to see what is up your sleeve! I am just starting my blog and have been looking to gain more subscribers via guest posting. I will definitely take your advice and act upon it. I have my first confirmed guest post in the works with @JoeHage a Seattle blogger, I am looking forward to the end game.
Thanks for the short and simple video steps. I plan on ramping up the guest blogging I’ll be doing for my new site as well as my other ones.
This is great stuff. I can’t wait for the next video.
Thanks so much for this info. Have been tossing the guest blogging idea around for a while but haven’t made time do it. This gives me a push in the right direction. Appreciate your input!
Thanks for this. It is something that I’ve been thinking about for a while, but wasn’t sure where to start.
I keep thinking that my stuff isn’t as good as what others have written. Then I read other posts and think I can do better. It’s a battle between arrogance and insecurity.
As always, the truth is in the middle.
How do you handle not feeling like your stuff is good enough? or do you?
Thanks for the encouragement. I’m trying it any way.
I have to say I’m really impressed on two counts: the information itself is great. It’s clear, concise, and informative. And, it’s awesome that you were willing to use your own stat examples as a top-level case study.
I came away not only more knowledgeable but also totally enthused.
Thank you very much,
Really well put together Jon. Great video and I really like the graphics, clarity, and tightness of it.
Looking forward to the rest. Very encouraging for me as I have yet to get stuck in to my blog.
Great work, keep them coming.
Thanks, Jon, very helpful, and timely too (I am doing a lot of guestblogging at the moment on stress, which is a topic you can blog on in a number of different niches).
One question – you clearly have a way of figuring out where your subscribers found you. I have some custom code that tells me this, but is there a standard way that I’m not aware of (and which might be more reliable)?
Thanks for the video! As a newbie to blogging and Internet Marketing, this has given me a new direction to look to increse traffic and help get my internet marketing career off the ground! I look forward to what comes next.
Thanks so much for this. I thoroughly enjoy guest posting, but I don’t do it nearly often enough.
I’ve started asking other bloggers in my niche if they’d like to become a featured blogger on my site. All I ask in return is that they feature me on their blog also. So far, I’ve had two takers, so hopefully it’ll gain some momentum
Some great ideas coming through here, Jon. Can’t wait to see the rest of the videos.
Thank you for sharing your experience.
You mention that extremely popular blogs get many requests. In my experience in other industries, the extremely wealthy or popular always have someone in front of them with their hand out. They seldom seem to have someone wanting to genuinely contribute to their continued success. I really liked your suggestion on comments as well. Like gaming Google, we shouldn’t be trying to “game” popular bloggers. We should be contributing something valuable. Thx Jon.
This was a great video giving a great insight. What will be good is if you can do a video on how to find leaders in your niche so that you can approach them to do a guest post.
Thanks so much for this video.It has clarified things for me and given me some new ideas about how to blog.
Keep em coming!
So I just joined Third Tribe about a month ago, and there’s one theme that’s sticking out more than anything else:
GUEST POST, DAMMIT!
That was especially clear in yours and Brian’s Traffic Jam conversation.
I’ve been blogging since 2007, but I’ve obviously just been dabbling. My readership is relatively low, but I feel like I’ve got some good stuff. Anyway, these tips are just what the doctor ordered. Thanks in advance – I’m looking forward to the rest.
I’m a new blogger and have heard about the importance of guest blogging. Your video and it’s powerful graphics made the point more strongly than anything else I’ve read. I’m now committed to posting lots of comments..and you are first.
Thanks for an insightful post. Being a numbers person I was particularly drawn to the specifics for visitor stickiness and conversion for guest blogging vs. StumbleUpon. One of my frustrations as a newbie to blogging is the lack of specific numeric metrics around what makes a successful blog.
Right now I feel like I’m shooting in the dark trying to set realistic unique visitor goals, subscribers, and of course CTR on ads or purchase of products and services offered. Also do you track the conversion rate of your subscribers to revenue generating activities? Do you use a specific landing page link in a guest blogging article?
I would imagine that would also play a role in which blogs I might wish to approach. One of the posts above mentioned guest blogging on a target site without any measurable gain in traffic.
Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Great to ‘meet’ you! I’m delighted to have found you and I’m excited to ride the journey with you as I learn some cool new tactics for making my blog rock. Thanks so much for sharing these videos with us. I’m ready (and committed) to play a bigger game!
All the best to you and I look forward to staying connected.
Loved the video! Even though my blog is still in its infancy, I can already see that the blog, and commenting on other blogs, has the potential to be a top source of traffic to my website. And certainly guest posting must be a goal in order to really kick it in the pants!
Thanks much for the great info. Looking forward to the other videos.
Guest blogging is one of those “obviously good” ideas that every newbie blogger hears about within their first few weeks (or months) of blogging.
I think the larger issue that most newbie bloggers grapple with is…How on earth they can write an article as good as the one you wrote for Get Rich Slow.
Have you read that article?
That’s a damn good article. Most bloggers wouldn’t mind a guest blog like that.
I think that some suggestions on “writing articles that pop” would go a great way to get most newbies to send that email or make that phone call to get a guest blog post.
I never seriously considered guest blogging until I watched your video. I like the tips you gave about looking at comments, i.e., what people are saying… that makes for great topics to write about.
Thanks for sharing and I look forward to the rest of the videos!
Hi, Jon! I love the very specific details you showed about your experience in getting 1,000 subscribers! Great video!
Great tips, looking forward for more details.
Brilliant, concise advice for the rookies. I’m scribbling notes madly and promptly re-arranging my day so I can watch the rest of the videos. So helpful. Well done.
These were some really awesome videos about guest blogging. I’ve always worked my own writing & publishing as a traffic strategy with great success, but know that I could ramp up those results tremendously if I were to guest post more often.
I’ve always considered waiting to guest post until this one thing was perfected on my site or another thing was added, etc. – but I realize that I am wasting time by waiting for “perfection”.
These videos came right on time at this point in my marketing plan. Thanks!
Guest blogging, never heard of it ion french blogs, this is going to be tough challenge
Jon, even though this is top notch advice what really makes it for me is your honest approach. You can keep it to yourself or you can pass it on and share it. You have shared.Respect for doing that. And ripsnorter info as well; real simple sensible stuff. Me like, me thank you
great info! I truly believe that my blog deserves much more attention and I am going to follow my feedback. I am currently guest blogging for one of my clients’ blogs. However, after watching this vid I just realize I need to post comments on influential blogs and also tweet well. Anyways, thanks for your advanced blogging tips in plain english
Excellent points. I was a bit apprehensive about watching it at first (seemed like a “Get Rich Quick” kind of headline at first) but I’m glad I did.
What’s your feeling about when a blogger is ready to guest-post? For instance, does a blogger need to have reached a certain level on his or her own blog before trying to get a guest gig elsewhere?
Excellent presentation and I love the combination of the slide show and voice over. What programs are you using?
I love the clean and professional look of the site.
I have to admit that I was tentative about clicking through. I’m new to the blogging world (even reading blogs in general) and have been overwhelmed with the sheer amount of get rich quick links or plagiarized information. I was very pleasantly surprised.
Will you marry me?
But seriously, I’ve been waiting for someone in the internet marketing niche to come up with a guest blogging course.
At this point, guest blogging is my entire off-blog marketing strategy, and it works on a killer level. With every new website I launch, I try to get 20 guest posts on other websites.
It’s better than any other “link building” gimmick out there. Good content + great guest posts = tons of links, traffic, subscribers, and income.
Keep up the good work. I’ll buy anything you ever put out Jon, so I can’t wait for the next videos/content.
I like the fact that you are really down to earth as you presented this video to the public, I can understand what you are saying better than some rather savvy bloggers I know.
Thanks for the traffic tip.
Nice idea, guest post on any top blog can raise anybody’s status. it’s true!
Thanks Jon. Informative and inspiring delivery!
Jon, it was your voice I think that kept me on this page. I have to admit, I do not go by popularity I go by what grabs me and your voice kept me engaged and entertained and educated me on two videos so far. I wanted to know every next thing you were going to say – and especially how well you phrased it and enunciated the importance! Thank you so much for leaving me with memorable actions to take my little blog to the next level. Extremely thoughtful videos.
78%!!!??!?!?!? Holy Mother!! I’m definately upping this as my main strategy, sweeeet! Jon, I remember the consult you did for my blog when it was 3 months old last year, sorry to say I only followed a couple of tips. Revisiting my notes from that call as I inhale your video series. Thanks for doing this
Very interesting! I can see why it works…
Thanks Jon for the great advice and for keeping your videos simple and to the point. I went on vacation and could not keep up with them until today and decided to take some time to listen to those that I missed. No regrets. I keep notes on most of the videos that I subscribe to but yours are so easy to grasp that I don’t need to. I use your advice on the one blog site that I have – Jetta Broom in the headlights. I’m a newby and have a long way to go, but when I get back home after this lengthy vacation, I will be putting a lot of your information to work.
Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
Terrific advice, Jon. I will definitely up my commenting strategy. I can see how guest posting on an influential blog could really help build your traffic quickly.
Would it also be important to have some longer-range strategies by guest posting on smaller blogs? If you guest write something really helpful, it could drive more traffic to their site and then on to yours. As they grow, so do you. Kind of helping the rest of the community grow as well.
I apologize if someone has already said the same thing here. At this point there are way too many comments here to read them all!
Thanks for the really great advice.
One most surprising thing that I have observed here is that you allow people to post their comments directly without you first moderating them!
How does this work in your favor? Can you throw some more idea on it?
I can’t dare do that…
Excellent! I’m off to watch the next video!
You make it sound so easy!
I know it’s possible, but unless an unknown person, aka “blogger” gets lucky, it’s going to take a lot of time, effort, patience and perseverance.
I’m sure it will get easier after the first guest post on a popular blog, but until then getting a well known blogger to let an unknown nobody post on their blog is going to be like them letting a dental student pull their teeth.
Thanks! You have inspired me, and shown me avenues other than SEO, article writing and social media.
I guess the long road to some popular blogs guest posting is the initiation an aspiring blogger like myself will need to go through, if I want to become web famous.
I like your method of teaching using simple visual aid as well as being short and to the point. I’m a busy work at home mom blogger and thats how I learn
Looking forward to seeing more of your videos. Thank you!
I never watch videos, but now am working through all of yours and I am so happy I am. You took a complex subject and made it easy to follow. I am not super tech savvy so this is perfect for me. I am researching how-to start a blog info, and this is very helpful. My journey begins…
This is great advice, but I feel like not all websites have a blog with content that would be picked up so easily. They also don’t have the possibility of creating content that lands such a wide audience. Do you need to think outside the specific topic area to appear to a wider audience? But then I’m not getting a targeted audience…
As someone who is interested in starting a blog, I appreciate the advice given through your videos. They are helpful in determining what steps I need to take.
Thanks Jon. Your points resonate with me. We’re in the process of helping several other businesses use their blogging voice to attract and retain customers. Your step by step is easy to approach and offered useful advice that I will be passing along. Thanks again!
Exciting post Jon.
Do you have any suggestions on implementing all this with no/limited time for bloggers who are doing it more just to help other people?
By that I mean – what are the best tactics / cost of time invested in them.
I am very glad to hear your experience and ideas. Thank you
I would like to ask you where should I go to find the leaders bloggers of my niche? My niche is Conscious Relationships.
Thank you again Vera
That was fantastic Jon.
Your success story was mesmerizing and your path seemed all so easy. I assume there were years of paying your dues, like all those straight A’s you got.
Just like your video. Looks so smooth and easy, but your terrific script and beautiful graphics are no happy accident.
I’m just wondering how I missed this. Looking by the comments, it been going a while.
Anyway, I’m just glad I have finally got here as this is a great video with some great info.
I like what you said about stumbleupon as you’ve confirmed what I already thought. I get a ton of visitors from there, but NO subscribers.
I also like what you saidd about commenting and how to go about it.
I tend to comment quite a bit and do get some vistis and sign-ups as a result.
I’ve also written guest posts, one being for a major copywriter.
Glad I found your site. I’m eager to learn more about building a community through a blog.
It seems everyone is giving the same advice about guest posting.
I’ve had a few on mine, but need to get guest postings on others.
I’m wondering if anyone has any comments about myguestblog.com – does anyone use them for guest posts or to get guest posts?
If so, what’s your experience with them?
John I’m also wondering about your thoughts around having a “write for my blog” page or even a “Ask me to write for you” page. The first seems practical to let people know what you’d be looking for in a guest poster. The second seems to me to be a little forward.
Interesting video and I’m about to watch the series, but I’d like to ask a couple of questions:
1. Do you think RevTrev’s idea has any merit – an “Ask me to write for you page”?
2. When you approached those bloggers, did you already have a sketch of the idea for the guest posts for those blogs, or do you let them suggest?
3. When some people guest post, I notice that they do a “welcome to readers of x” on their own blog? You did it for the copyblogger link that brought me here… was that just a one-off idea?
Cheers and looking forward to more quality viewing.
Thanks for posting this. I appreciate hearing good, solid advice from someone that has actually experienced this. It makes it much more real and valuable. A great way to learn!
Great video Jon, I’m looking forward to diving into the rest of this series tonight.
11 years ago I learned the value of this kind of marketing, being published or otherwise recognized by a larger, more popular entity than yourself. I started doing professional photography and community journalism around the same time, and every photo of mine that ran in the newspaper sent hundreds of visitors to my photography web site.
The newspaper, having an established readership, gave my otherwise unknown photography business and web site a huge boost in traffic – and, of course, clients.
“Guest blogging” is certainly the modern equivalent of this practice. Once published by a larger blog, not only do you earn their traffic, you earn the attention of all the other big players who follow them – and if you’re doing your job right and producing content that doesn’t “suck,” then you’ve got the momentum you need to step into the circle.
Thanks for sharing these videos for free! I’ve set aside this entire evening to view them and take notes. You’re a great resource and a friend to the blogging community.
Insightful info, thank you.
Jon, this is absolutely amazing information. I’m super pumped about watching everything else that you have available!
Excellent Video Jon,
Amazing content and I love the delivery using the video. Very compelling and easy to digest.
Hey Jon, I have a question about how your comments work. Is it possible to set it up so when you actually click the submit comment button it does not refresh the video which takes you back to the beginning of the video?
That happened to me. I had already watched 1/2 the video but I went back to the beginning. I love what you were saying so I am listening for a second time but my readers may not be so excited by what I am saying, so then I would lose them.
Thanks again for the great post
Jon – Thank you so much for the videos! I loved the traffic analysis. It’s great to see real-world examples of good blogs becoming successful.
They were put together well and succinct without any fluff. Thanks again!
Thanks for the great info. I’d heard about the value of leaving comments (via Copyblogger, natch), but the behind-the-scenes look at your traffic stats was eye-opening. I also learned about some other great sites I hadn’t heard of before. Terrific presentation.
Looking forward to more!
It sounds too good to be true, but I’m going to try it your way, because what have I got to loose?
Same here. Might as well do it.
So what do you do when there are almost NO blogs in your niche? I’m know there IS an audience for my topic, but they probably aren’t gravitating toward blogs yet.
How effective could this be if I write on other subjects I am knowledgeable about? Or maybe blogs that are likely to have a similar target audience?
Wonderful video! I never thought about using “guest blogging” to get out there in front of more people. I’m looking forward to the next lesson!!
Most an interesting post and reader comments here. I should point out that others have proposed a varying angle, particularly in regards to natural health. Have you run across more information on the Internet, and would you give me some direction?
Real clean web site , thanks for this post.
I conceive other website proprietors should take this website as an model, very clean and good user genial design .
Thanks for clearly highlighting the real difference between readers from social bookmarking sites like stumbleupon and those from Guest post places – getting an audience that will stick with you.
I am just about starting with Guest posting.
Hope to see more of your posts/ videos.
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Hello. excellent job. I did not anticipate this. This is a impressive story. Thanks!
I’ve subscribed already in order to check this video out.
First thoughts are that it sounds to good to be true…
I will continue to watch and find out though.
I really like the video format explaining how to blog, very visual and creative. I took your advice to heart. I’m an artist who’s been blogging for the last several years and would like to build my site and empire, as I dream to be a full time artist/blogger, and would want to help people like you are in return. Would you know offhand who are some bloggers who could use a guest blogger from an artist like myself? I would really love to hear from you, I understand you’re busy. But it would help me greatly. Thanks and have a great day!
I better get a shower and be ready for the swarms of people about to come to my blog. Yikes. Most people probably don’t offer to do guest posts because they don’t think they are good enough. I like your comparison to American Idol you used in the copyblogger post. So true, reading through some of the blogs I come across is like watching people try out for American Idol sometimes. I want them to be good but just end up feeling embarrassed for them. I have recently felt like I have hit on my niche after struggling with it for a long time,so, maybe me and my loyal blog will be ready for the world soon. In the meantime we remain tethered at the hip.
I have noticed a serious increase in my blog traffic since I started doing guest blog posts on other blogs. This, with other marketing strategies, is an excellent way to become branded as trusted source of information
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Fantastic video, Jon!
It’s so clear and concise. It makes the easy sound easier. A little hard work and determination goes as helluva long way!
Thank you for this kick in the pants to get busy guest blogging!
I appreciate your used of screen shots to illustrate the effectiveness of your guest blogging, as well as your sample email.
wow really great video, thanks so much for sharing. i have 3 blogs i’m working on, and its always a challenge determining what to do next for them. most of the time, its just a crazy mess. i love the guest posting idea, its the first time i seen in-depth information and numbers on this topic. definitely putting this on the radar of things-to-do.
great job, what an inspiration!!
Thanks. I was wary about submitting my email, but it was well worth it.
Do you think the advice applies for building influence in the b2b space?
Awesome Video. Thank you!
I found a recent article you did on Problogger. After watching this video I have to admit it really touched a chord with me.
I’ve been scared to go out and promote my blog or ask for guest posts. I believe having these steps will help me grow my blog.
One thing I have learned on my own is DON’T ask a big blogger to guest post on your blog. It doesn’t work because they’re too busy.
Thank you for you help, I feel excited to start writing and working on my blog. I’ll let you know how it turns out!
Love the video!!! You are a life-saver!!! I am going to start this today!!! I have a passion for what I blog, but have not been letting that show~ time to turn things around!!!
Would you, please, check out my blog and let me know what you think? I’d love your feedback!!!
Jon – clear and concise info – I appreciate not only the videos and blog posts, but also your interaction with those who make relevant comments or ask good questions.
Thank you for your help.
It seems soon there would be millions of guest bloggers…
I like the idea of guest blogging. It can really connect the area for the end users. In my case I’m using my blog to spread the word about using particular field in my native language. Swedish. I can (and plan) to broaden the scope to include English but how do you do that sucessfully? Different blogs? Every other in English?
You’re an amazing communicator as evidenced by this video and your clear, concise video. I will be trying your advice asap but in the meantime I think it helps to get that many followers that quickly if you also know how to write as well as you do. Congrats and looking forward to viewing all of your videos!
One question: Does guest posting mean you will never use the same story on your blog? If it doesn’t, what’s the accepted time period that should expire between the time you guest post a story and the time when you publish the same story on your site?
Going to be suffocatingly needy here. Maybe Blogging for Dummies would me more my thing. Could you get me up to speed on the simple-taken-for-granted-stuff, Jon, on your course? (As well as all the sneaky stuff?) Come on, if you´re as brilliant as you say you are, Fancy Pants, take ME on!
I’ve honestly thought about guest blogging before and this video gave me the courage to do just that. At the worst, as you mentioned, they can say no. Why not try? In the end, there’s nothing to lose.
Thank you Jon for taking the time to create this series of videos.
I am just starting a brand new site (one that has been on the back burner for a while) and I wonder how many posts do you think I need to have on the site before I try to be a guest blogger?
I have one opportunity I found that is an open-call for guest blogs right now in my nitch. Do you think I should start there?
Your tips and delivery are great! As a recent blogger I’m overwhelmed with how much there is to learn. Can’t wait to hear more!
Thanks so much!
One thing I particularly noticed…the first comment was posted exactly one year ago, and the information you give is still up-to-date and very timely.
I’ve been spinning my wheels trying to figure out what it takes to get the edge in my niche. (Not trying to sound so Tony Robbinish, but “guest blogging” seems to hold tremendous value in this intricate online world. So thank you!
I’d also be interested in hearing your thoughts on guest bloggers writing for your own site.. Thanks again
This was really helpful, thanks!
I’ve also heard that it’s wise to guest post, not only in your own niche, but vertically and laterally as well, i.e. on topics that can in some way be related to yours.
For example, my site is about family travel, but it also relates to finances, parenting, education, relationships, etc.
Your thoughts on this?
What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It absolutely helpful and it has helped me out loads. I hope to contribute & aid other users like its helped me. Great job.
So wish I could watch these on my iPad – any work- around ideas anyone?
Thanks for the video and information. I’ve just begun my journey as a guest blogger, and what you’ve said here has reworked what I’ve thought about guest blogging from other things I’ve read online, as well as how getting subscribers works. I never thought about it working from the top down, and had it all backwards just like you said.
Good stuff, Jon, sensible and straightforward. The results you achieved (and James Chartrand’s) are impressive!
I’m glad that I found your site, through a post on UTD. I’ve just started my first blog, local friends are telling me they like my voice, so next is building my site & traffic.
I will be following your videos & advice.
A great video – all filling, but no filler!
267 comments whewww!!! I am truly impressed by your achievements and its frickin midnight and I have to get up at 5 for work, to sleep or not to sleep?? I can’t get enough. First time I heard of you was tonight from your guest blog on problogger…A+ dude. I am very inspired!!! Thank you.
I love the way you lay things out it makes me feel relieved to have the information so clearly presented.
This video is exactly what I have been looking for. I have a marketing blog and have been wanting to do something like this for quite some time now. NOW I KNOW HOW! Thank you so much!!!!!!
Thanks for such an informative video. I am new to guest blogging, so this was very important for me.
Amazing what great comments can achieve for our business.
I have never done a guest post before, I think it’s time to start.
Scary but what the heck, I’ll start with the smaller sites and build up from there.
This is an excellent video. It’s brief yet packed with accurate and relevant information.
I used to think that the best ways to market a blog and receive a lot of traffic and obtain subscribers is to do article marketing, social bookmarking and other link building techniques.
You have saved me from doing a lot of things that may not necessarily give me the results I want.
This is an excellent video.You have saved me from doing a lot of things that may not necessarily give me the results I want.
I “stumbled into” blogging about two years ago, simply because I had something to say. While it was fun and exciting at first, the number of followers I had was pathetic. I continued blogging, putting my efforts into increasing traffic and subscribers, based on the limited knowledge I had, to only put forth a great deal of effort with minimal success. I stuck with it and after two years of consistent blogging, decided I actually LIKE blogging and WANT to be a long-term blogger. On January 1st I pulled the plug on the previous blog and started anew, with fresh eyes and a fresh desire to share my messages by increasing my connections and visibility. Thank you for this and your other videos making the process FAR EASIER to understand than anyone has in the past! I look forward to putting all the pieces in place ASAP. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
I have ideas swimming in my head after watching this little 8 minute video! It’s amazing what one can come up with when the creative juices start flowing. Thanks for the help!
You’re quite welcome.
great video, something that I will difinitely think about when posting comments and blogging.
thanks so much for this. I’ve been blogging for a while now and have hovered around the 300 subscribers mark for what feels like forever.
So you’ve now given me some direction in how to step that up and also to get much greater publicity for my blog.
Many thanks again,
Hello; I’m enjoying the presentation so far. As a visually impaired blogger I have been pleasantly suprrised by how well I am able to follow your instruction without being able to see the screen. This is not something that comes naturally to most people especially those in technical fields. Thanks, max
Awesome! Glad to hear it.
Great advice, tried and true, and everything you’ve said is immediately implementable. I’ve got some blog visiting to do before I start pitching, but you’ve given me a track to run on. Thank you.
Excellent presentation. Now I at least have an idea of how to start! Thank you.
One thing I hate with video presentations like this is that they dwell so much on the results but hardly anything about how those results were achieved.
I wish they just skip their glory and show us, newbies, how they got there.
Time is essential and I never want to waste it on people who bask in the sunshine of their success.
I enjoyed the content, Jon. Simple formula I have to admit… but simply always seems to work the best. Going to be more diligent about providing good, useful comments on blogs I read. Thanks.
The content seems great. But, recently I want to interview some bloggers so that I can feature them, their ideas and some pitfalls, etc to give my blog readers some great content. Who should I look up for?
None of the established, so called “gurus” of online marketing offer any help.
1) They are busy
2) Why should they provide interview to a new blogger like me
So what can I do to overcome this situation?
Great article! I just got invited to guest write for one of my favorite blogs. I really enjoy your new site http://www.boostblogtrafficnow.com as well. Great stuff!
Glad you’re enjoying it.
Valuable information, Jonathon!
One thing that stands out to me is how clearly you articulate your subject matter through the videos. What you are discussing and explaining could very easily become overwhelming to your target audience which is the new blogger.
I can imagine that your one-on-one coaching can do wonders for the open-minded student. Great work! I’m off to the next vid…
My blog is still very new so I’m glad I came across this, I think it’s definitely best to get as much leverage as you can in the beginning.
Valuable advice – thanks. I am really new to all of this so this will be interesting (for me)as I am now about to start a blog – never blogged before. I have found a relevant blog that has 2 million monthly unique visitors (in the UK)- and they are looking for ‘talented bloggers’ – including newbies – and guest bloggers. I need to be able to track visitors/conversions etc as shown in your video. Would you be able to guide me on the solutions I should use to enable me to do this?
Crystal clear. Very enlightening. Very generous. Very inspiring. You make me wanna blog! Thank you.
Hi Jon, I’m really impressed at the clarity and the simplicity of this video…….. I have alot to learn from you. Thank you.
Hey Jon – First, let me say that I am loving the Bootstrappers Bootcamp with you and Johnny! This video is very well-done! The information is simple, easy to replicate, and it really puts the ‘proof is in the pudding’ concept out there for everyone to see. I love that you included real examples of how Guest Blogging worked for you and the numbers behind how well it works. So valuable and so appreciated!! Thank you for taking the time to create this video and for sharing it with us!
Can’t wait for the last class in bootcamp,
Excellent information Jon. I’ve been studying several different bloggers lately. One says blog daily without concern for keywords or Onpage/off page SEO, an another says 2 times per week with laser focus on keywords and targeted traffic. I have heard of guestblogging, but didn’t realize the results that could come from it. Thanks for your great insight and training.
Great video, and really good webinar last night too. These are all things I’ve heard before, but the way you paint the picture is fantastic. It’s also very true, because my most high traffic days are when I’ve done a guest post, and I have plans to do lots more soon
I’ve recently left my job to become a marketing consultant and full time writer, and I hope to launch my new site on 1st June. i’m excited to get some guest posts out there and watching this video has given me a new life
For that, I thank you.
Your course also sounds great, and if it wasn’t for the fact that I left my regular income job, I’d have joined in an instant. Hopefully later in the year this will be possible
Matt (Turndog Millionaire)
Great video, Jon!
I have just started setting up my blog, so this is very useful. There were two things that personally stood out for me in this video. First, the part about successful bloggers really reading and digesting comments before replies, and secondly, the succinct email.
It can be easy to give the ‘generic’ replies, but taking the time on a few is going to generate more meaningful relationships and add to authenticity. I would be interested in knowing how the popular bloggers maintain this with so many comments (something for me to research).
I like the simplicity of the email, and the getting straight to the point without explaining yourself away. Something I know I am going to have to work on myself
From what I have seen so far, it does appear that networking with fellow bloggers to build real relationships and guest posting is worth investing the time in.
Love the no-fluff, practical approach. Thanks, Jon!
I’ve been working hard at doing seo and learning at the same time.
The seo firm I hired, in month 3 just started mentioning guest blogging.
So I had to go out and learn more about it.
And thats how I found your site and info.
Its been clear and easily understood. Have already found a number of blogs that I will reach out to soon.
I know its not the most exciting Niche, but are you familiar with any authority blogs that I could approach in the Funeral Industry?
Keep up the good work
Wow. This is awesome Jon. Honestly I’m really inspired. Thanks dude:)
Nice One Thanks!
Great Presentation and excellent content.
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Here are two ways I have recently increased traffic:
1) Post an invitation to other bloggers to ‘guest post’ on your blog, on a topic which is appropriate to your niche. The guest blogger will also writes a short post on their page telling readers about their guest post on your page, including the link to the post. This brings in their readers, and your readers go to the guest bloggers blog. It’s the reverse of asking to be a guest blogger, but with similar results. It’s a win/win for both!
2) The second way I increased traffic was by placing a “FREE” download offer (which of course included links to my site and was a LIST builder) in a kindred ezine in exchange for placing a link to their page on mine. It was a record day for traffic and for list building, and all it costs was a little time to create the downloads.
Thanks mate it’s great to see how this happens in the real world not a theory one.
When you blog in a niche chock a block but you have new material you just want to get heard, you show we can get heard thanks for that.
Never felt so inspired to get going fueling my business start-up than with your video (and course). Can’t wait! Loving the bonus material inside the course while I’m waiting. Thank-you.
I can think of a headline …
How to Blow the Lid off Awesome Guest Blogging in 8:19 Minutes
Jon, the video is jam-packed full of goodness and – guess what? So is the comments stream.
I have loved being on the Bootstrap Bootcamp course and have notebooks filled with advice and help from you and Johnny. Thank you.
What I really, really admire about your work is just how clean your calls to action are – ‘Find out inside’, ‘Welcome inside’ – How could anyone resist those arrows?
I have been struggling with blogging on and off over the past couple of years. This video provides such a great real-world success story, and has inspired me to keep pushing.
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Jon, thank you for posting these videos. I blog about travel mostly, and I recently started guest blogging for really popular blogs. While I have not seen an instant spike in traffic and subscribers, it did open a few doors, and it certainly gives me more credibility as a blogger. I highly recommend it to anyone! I agree with you when it comes to commenting, a relevant insightful comment always means more traffic to your blog, and so it’s a win-win situation.
Thanks again, and congratulations on your success and braking all barriers, so inspirational!
Thank you for sharing your tips on guest blogging. I stumbledupon your website and am better off for it. The business world is changing and so we all must keep up with this transformation, otherwise we will be left behind. It’s time we all view the new world with new glasses, rather than viewing the old world with new glasses. Ride this wave of change Laird Hamilton-style with a foil board, gliding over the water. Innovate. Thanks for raising the bar on the new paradigm Jon, you are truly a soul surfer.
Thanks for such an inspiring and useful video. I’m done kicking myself for not following through the first time I watched this. Happy to report that your advice works! And I’m eagerly looking forward to capitalizing on each point you made.
Hi Jon, thanks for sharing this much valuable content with your subscribers. It is my first exposure to your stuff [through Copyblogger]. It is beyond impressive, truly inspirational. Not hard to imagine you are a model for many, + 1.
SO HELPFUL!! I have been blogging for the past couple months, and even with sharing links and content with my friends, I haven’t been able to get any traffic to my blog. I know that I am a slightly impatient person and that not all of this is going to happen super-fast, but I’d like to at least know that what I’m writing is being seen so it can help people. Very helpful info.
ive been building a few sites and i always need content any ideas will be helpful
Thank you for this video, it has been very helpful getting our blog up and running.
Some great information Jon,
Guest blogging is something I was never sure I would have any success with.
However, you have convinced me otherwise. I’m eagerly going through the top golf blogs today and getting to work.
Well this certainly does work. I read a guest post on Joel Runyon’s Blog of Impossible Things by Johnny B Truant which I was wild about so I went to his site and subscribed. Then in reading one of his posts he mentioned you so now I am on your site and have subscribed. Great information–thank you!
Well Jon, You seems like the person with the most truth about guest blogging. I tried it once, and came up empty handed. I believe what you are saying here is true and is going to work because it’s amazing how good and interesting stuff get spread around the web easier than running a sharp knife through melting butter. For example, I am a member at Charlie Page DOE where I was reading on curation. Charlie made mention of content marketing, and that landed me on copyblogger.com. And as I immerse myself in the good quality content on that site, I found Jon Morrow and the guest blogging concept of which I am interested. You see how easy it is once your content is good quality, focus on addressing readers problem, among other factors, you are going to get noticed. Thanks Jon, I am going to continue watching your videos to get the full secret of this guest blogging gateway.
As I sat there with my pen and pad in hand taking notes on your video, I found myself doing several pauses to make sure I didn’t miss anything.
Jon, the tips I’ve been able to record here today have definitely opened my eyes to what I’ve been failing to do.
1) More leaving of quality comments on Blogs.
2) Requesting to do guest posts more often.
My best wishes go out to you and your readers for an extremely successful blogging experience in 2013.
Thanks for the great insight and opportunity to comment here today!
Really awesome video – inspiration and practical advice that actually seems like I can do this, too! Total new years resolution that I’m not skipping out on — can’t wait to see more videos and get myself out there, and my blog out there as well. Thank you, Jon – you = rock!
Thanks for the great advice in the vid, and I especially liked what you said about leaving comments, to make them really thoughtful (ok, so maybe this one here is not a great example, but still )
I already sent my first proper guest post based on your advice Jon! lets see how we go but to be honest i already feel like I’ve stumbled through some firewall into the VIP zone. Factual case studies with numerical backup and a clearly explained strategy is such a breath of fresh air.
The energy your video provided was enough to make me cut the nonsense, forget past rejections, just hunker down and do it.
How can someone give insightful feedback on someone as thorough as you are?
Thank you for the investment you make into our success.
You can’t even imagine how happy I am that I found this video at this time. I just launched by blog earlier this week, and this will be pivotal in helping me gain more traffic.
For right now, I’m just working on building up more quality posts of mine (you know, so people will actually come back to finish reading if they see a link to blog in a guest post.)
The commenting part of your video was driven home even more when I logged into Google Analytics and saw traffic coming to my blog from comments I’ve left on Problogger.net.
The way I see it, if I can get clicks from a comment, I can see tremendous increases in traffic when I do a full guest blog post. I’m so excited to do my first one. The only thing I have to do now is find the right blogs to start with.
My niche is sort of about life & work balance, sort of about finding your passion, and sort of in the money-making online niche. I brought those all together and narrowed my audience down to young adults in the transition years after high school. I think I’ll be able to find plenty guest blogging opportunities on relvant & popular blogs.
Looking forward to the next video! Thanks for posting
This is brilliant, thanks. I also love your headline hacks and your reminder that you do not (should not) re-invent the wheel.
I have heard before that guest blogging is the way to go, but this is the clearest guide yet to making it easy and worthwhile for the owner of the blogsite to want to use your content.
No more excuses for me. Perhaps next time you see my name it will be as a guest blogger on a well known site!
I love how insightful yet how simple your advice is. And I know how much work that takes to reduce the ‘noise’ in the message. Looking forward to the next one.
Jon, good to find you.
I’m pretty new in this whole blogging thing, I have my little blog on psychology topics where I published a few articles. But it’s definitely time now to make a step further, and this video is just what I needed.
Thanx man, and good luck to all of us!
Thanks a bunch for this video. I only just subscribed a couple of weeks ago and am learning quite a bit. My blog is less than a year old and am still figuring thins out. I definitely will look for blogs in my niche and start leaving memorable comments. I love to learn and pass knowledge so that wont be a problem
Thanks for the coaching on the guest blogging. I especially appreciate it in the video format rather than jest text. It makes brushing up on the topic so much more enjoyable that reading pages and pages!
One great benefit I got from this video was actually the way you used (knew) the stats from Google analytics. I’ve never paid much attention to these because my intent was to be relational with our readers in making specific and personal health changes. I am passionate about the topic and the people, not the numbers.
But, as we seek to reach more with more help, I can clearly see from this video that knowing these and following them as we do guest blog will not just give me numbers, but help me to be a bigger help to those who do come by!
Thanks again. On to the next video!
This is hands down the best intro to traffic building I have read or seen. Its specific, detailed, and very useful. Thanks!
Wow, that’s some great new tips I’ve never heard about before. I really need to learn to find out how to find the biggest bloggers and people in my niche too.
The comment ideas were great, I will sure make that happen and let you know about the results!
I’m curious which blogging and site-building platform you’re running?
I’m new to running a blog and have been thinking about using the Quizilla platform. Do you think this is a good foundation to start with? I would be extremely grateful if I could ask you some questions through e-mail so I can learn a bit more before getting started. When you have some free time, please be sure to get in touch with me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks
Befor watching this video I was just asking everybody to let me write a guest post. Not surprising that I got NO RESPONSE AT ALL.
Thanks for the tipps! Now I’ll try to find the best blog in my niche and start to comment it, and who knows, may be I’ll be invited for the guest posting too!
Thank you for this great information! I am new to serious blogging and learning how to generate an income from it. I found this video very helpful and look forward to learning more from you.
This is a fantastic video. I tried exactly what you recommended. I notified a blog on which I commented, and asked about the possibility to do a guest post from my blog, which is, http://www.valplan.com. I am waiting for the reply. I also liked the ending, where you broke it down into specific steps. Can’t wait to get into future videos. Thank you very much for sharing this.
Oh, and one more point. I have been trying to “connect the dots” for months. I really believe you will be the one to help me accomplish this. Thank you,
Good morning,Thank you for the awesome video. I’m pretty new at this glogging activity…I started a poetry glog recently, but I quite din’t know how it worked, now it’s a lot clearer to me.
INSPIRING! This really hit home for me. I’m just launching my blog, http://www.homeinorder.com and I think it’s the most important financial message in the world!
So far, my wife and a couple others like it…..
Thank you for your help!!!!
You might want to correct the spelling of “compliment” in your sample letter. You spelled it complement.
Thank you Jon. You’re story is also inspiring.
This has really helped out a lot. I see a ton of blogs that have less relevant info in our niche but a huge following and struggle with that.
This video has given me a great insight into my ongoing quest…. thanks
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