Wow, Jon, thanks for this video. Though the pressure to type up a memorable comment is overwhelming I did want to at least thank you for these great actionable steps. I’ve been told guest blogging is the way to increase valuable traffic so many times, but this video really cleared up a few things for me. I now see the value of taking the time to leave memorable comments and just asking if bloggers are open to guest posts.
I NEVER subscribe to anything…but you just converted me!!!
Thank you for your writings. I found your blog on blogging to be highly informative and user friendly. When I had just started entering the social media game with a new website, two bloggers asked me to submit blogs to their sites.
I knew not what I was doing and lost track of one of them. The other, to whom I did send an article, indicated they would send me a link. My response (in my head, not to them directly) was “What is a link”?
Recently, I submitted a blog to Happify.com. They accepted the blog which will be posted November 19. I finally know what to do on my part.
I wish I had come upon your blogs sooner but am glad to have done so at all.
I find myself starting a new blog and scared to death so this series comes at the perfect time for me I have one personal blog out, but it is specificly about being a special needs parent – and that’s a far cry from building WordPress sites and doing graphic design … so I can’t help but feel almost frozen with the idea that I have nothing good to say because everyone else has already written about it (well, it sure seems that way!) … I think when it comes to guest posting I am much the same way – I feel scared to death that I won’t be able to put something original and awesome together … fear is not my friend. Thanks for the great and through-producing series – can’t wait to work my way through it!
Fantastic video! Thank you for taking the time to provide details and hard numbers to help drive the importance of guest blogging home. This provided me with a much-needed attitude adjustment.
Thanks for this video. While I’m not new to business, I am new to blogging and I so appreciate your straight forward and actionable tips. It makes it all seem very doable. Great stuff!
There’s one point I’d love to hear from you on. If you aren’t asked to do a guest post and are sending an email, I would think it would be important to offer specific topics on what you can contribute whereas you suggest making a broad offer. My instincts tell me to suggest a specific topic that will add value to their readers and will show you know your stuff.
Do you recommend keeping it open for that blogger to decide? Is this so they can fit your post into their “bigger picture?”
Would love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks again, Jon. Looking forward to the next video!
I do my best not to subscribe to blogs lately.. there is too much garbage out there.
After seeing this video I’m excited to continue this series.
This first video provided a ton of value, let’s grow some blogs!
I appreciate your kind advice and encouragement for those of us trying to dig out of Internet obscurity.
I actually had a chance to write a guest blog for a leader in my niche, but I froze when it came time to submit. I was afraid I had not quite hit the mark for what was required, so I let the opportunity go by. There may be a chance for me to recover the opportunity, but I’m feeling very foolish about my lack of follow-through. I guess my confidence is rather low right now, and I’m wondering if I suffer from fear of success.
Your posts remind me how important it is to work through whatever it is that’s holding me back. When I manage to overcome my fear about guest blogging, I’ll let you know how it goes.
Firstly, Thank you for the great, ‘spot on’ content on getting your first 1000 bloggers. It is really helpful.
Thanks for these videos. Reading the comments here, I find it really interesting who is using what you just shared and who isn’t. Who is going to have results from watching the video?
For me, I saw that I’m not that interested in the comments. I tend to scroll through a while and then get tired of the constant “thank you’s” and “brilliant, as always” comments.
What I’m going to do today is post comments on three blogs that I’m interested in with the intention of leaving them saying “who is this guy and why don’t I know him?” I’ll let you know what happens.
One thing that is implied in your video which I think deserves special mention is to take these steps with creating compelling content. If you do guest blog and have this level of traffic, it is crucial to have real content for people to find. On your stats, the valuable traffic averaged just over 3 page visits. That means when they got to your site, you had content they found interesting.
Hi Jon – what I really like here is that you’ve broken the lessons into 3 bite-sized pieces. This way, for me, it’s much more likely to be implemented.
Nice Post, Always try your luck, the worst that can happen is “No”
Thanks Jon, I have the same issue as you did re decent traffic but they don’t necessarily subscribe. I’ll be taking a fresh look at how I do it thanks to your input here.
great composition jon, straight to the point and very much important facts that most bloggers miss. it’s a all in one advice. thx
Just when I was going to give up guest blogging…you’ve roped me back in! Stellar. Thank you!
Thanks so much for this video. I am just really getting started on writing a blog as I have written several books and am building a platform. This has tons of great information and was very concise which is something I LOVE!
I am looking forward to your Webinar!
I never cease to be amazed by things I learn everyday on the internet. I get so many emails each day and am unable to read them all, so delete dozens. I’m glad yours was one I opened, the information was an eye opener for me. I will continue to follow you and watch and learn as I go.
This video has been really helpful. This is absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing this. Really looking forward to see more of these.
What an easy to process and absorb video you have produced.
I’m new to the blogosphere, and it has been easy to get lost in text heavy articles.
With the myriad of blogging advice available, it’s great to see a condensed and visual version.
Guest posting has been a topic I’ve readily come across, but have been a little ‘shy’ in approaching it.
This has provided me with the tools to ‘get out there’!
I’m so glad I was recommended to subscribe.
Cool takeaway nuggest. Thanks Jon.
This has been really helpful. At one point I did stop blogging because I thought it’s a waste of time coz i’m not getting much traffic out of it. But I realize I’m doing things the wrong way.
Your advise was really great. I will be following you. Thanks again
I’d like to tell you that you’ve just made a great contribution to my life!
As a newcommer in blogging I’m trying to learn everything possible to make my efforts productive and I’d like to thank you very much for your info.
The work you’ve done with your guestblogging.com is simply brilliant for several reasons:
1. All the info presented here is supported by arguments, actual sites and tips (that is very helpful for anyone involved in this niche)
2. Everything you are talking about in your message is clear and provokes a desire to watch some more videos from you and to follow you tips(a great+for a blogger)
3. It’s rather simple to follow and you tell the exact way how-to
4. Your videos are rather inspiring, seems like anyone can become a great blogger.
The list is endless actually. Thank you again, for everything.
Best regards! And good luck everyone here!
Great vblog! Guest post is a vital tool for seo and traffic. WIth google recent updates and their new approach towards seo seems like seo is becoming a burden to google, guest post and social signals will be the key elements for traffic and also for seo.
Wow. I was following every thing Jon said on that video. I have been reading the comments on here and I am not sure if this can apply to my field. I am in a competitive market ( fitness). Do I necessarly have to niche? I am extremly qualified but it looks like thats not what cuts it in online, unless I can show the benefit to the reader. Any advice? My reader is for busy professionals trying to get in exercise
I feel all fired up and ready to take on the world by just listening to you Jon, and I really enjoying listening to you and understanding what your are saying and I am really excited to see more of your videos, its like you are pounding me with a hummer in my head and its getting through. Thank you I have just shared this link on twitter, facebook, etc.
I love how you easily explain your points. Straight forward yet promising. We need to believe that we are good enough to pursue our dreams even if blogging is our first tool. I am excited to see your upcoming videos.
Agreed with everything you said. Except…
Your examples are from 2007. It’s now 2013. The guest blogging craze has taken off, and since the best (and even worst) bloggers are getting inundated with guest blogging requests, I’m surprised you’re still suggesting a direct “I’d love to do a g post for you” email, even if it’s a follow up, without a hint of “this is what I want to chat about.”
If you were to start from scratch today, would you really do that, Jon?
p.s. Don’t get me wrong Jon. I’m a newly converted fan, love your style and learning a lot!
I’m just surprised this is what you’re recommending today re cold/luke cold guest post request.
I’d like to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this website. I am hoping to view the same high-grade content from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own, personal website now
Very inspirational videos you are producing ! I must say your desire to write is contagious, since I started to watch this course I can feel the words and ideas flowing !
Big thanks for your work!
Great tips- helpful tips.
The most impressive thing is how generous you are with your information. Sincerely, thank you. I look forward to new informtion.
Thanks so much for the video! Your info
I knew some of this, but I never connected the dots.
I don’t know if you’ve mentioned one point in a future video of this series, but people notice when a great blogger is generous. And you are!
Thanks so much for the video! Your info. on guest blogging is great and I’m looking forward to the rest.
I’ve been blogging for a while but like many, my posts aren’t finding followers – most of the info I’ve found on Google about blogging seems to be missing the first and perhaps most vital step – How To Set Up Your Blogging Platform.
I have a basic WP blog set up on my own domain http://serenequeen.com and I’ve just set up Google Analytics, but a guide for new bloggers with ‘How To’ steps would be awesome – eg:
a) how to install and manage analytics
b) RSS feeds – how to set up and manage
c) email lead capture and auto-responders
d) using social media to build followers to your blog
I’m probably missing some steps – do you think that would be useful? Is there somewhere that offers this help specifically for wannabe bloggers?
I help people to stay sane in this crazy world… but right now I’m being driven insane with the overwhelming world of blogging!
Love your work Susanne
Thanks for this great video – I’ve just found your stuff via Twitter and really like your advice.
The action steps at the end are very useful.
Tremendous, thanks Jon
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This video has given me a great insight into my ongoing quest…. thanks
Thank you Jon. You’re story is also inspiring.
You might want to correct the spelling of “compliment” in your sample letter. You spelled it complement.
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So far, my wife and a couple others like it…..
Thank you for your help!!!!
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.
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,
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.
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!
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
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!
This is hands down the best intro to traffic building I have read or seen. Its specific, detailed, and very useful. Thanks!
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!
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
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!
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.
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