Great strategy. Now … how to find the time to do it properly!
Being short of time is a Common problem – may I comment?- what I find is that if someone phoned me or a customer arrived suddenly, I’d find the time. So what I do now is keep an eagle eye on my email reading and browsing. As soon as I drift I act as if a customer phoned and just go to my blog notes and keep drafting my post.
My point is that I cut out the fat, whatever the trick you use just cut out the fat- investing in blogging is just too valuable
I hope it’s ok to make suggestions – let me know what tricks you use to keep on track
Your strategies, Jon, are detailed and precise. I’ve experienced this kind of guest blogging/link love rush and your videos make me even more hungry to nail it again!
I would be really interested in hearing your strategies for finding the best blogs to guest post on. I’m not only looking for lots of traffic – but targeted traffic. That seems difficult to find… but I’m sure the opportunities are out there!
Thank you so much Jon! These videos have been so helpful. I am gearing up to start a blog and hope to start this week. This information has been invaluable and I really feel like I have a good idea of what to do when I start out. Thank you, because without that I would have been lost! The blogosphere world is very daunting, but you make it seem so simple!
This is quite a classy series. Wonderfully mounted and produced (you have a very effective way with web videos), and filled with solid, useful content. In short, thanks! I’m looking forward to the next couple of videos.
Nice post, Jon.
You’re right in the sense that content may be King, but only if it has been ordained by the order. Even beyond the network of top bloggers, most content that I actually check out is only through referrals by peers or associates. That being said, I can’t help thinking that with the release of this series the competition vying for guest posts is about to double or triple – perhaps nullifying the advantage…
Time will tell, I guess. Nonetheless, thanks for the post and the opportunity to glimpse into the strategies of the top bloggers.
What I love about How to Get Links from Popular Blogs
@Jon: Not only does this method get you noticed and increase your own blog traffic, your newly established relationship allows you to take it one step further and break out some Partnering For Profits techniques for JV ideas.
Great stuff! I’ve added every point to my best practices blogging file.
Awesome video series! I’ve been a fan for forever of guest blogging, but I don’t do it that often, basicly because I forget or whatever reason. This video just puts it in my face how necessary it is. Awesome!
Excellent Jon –
I really appreciate how you detail the strategy, piece by piece, for an email asking for a link. Sitting down to write such an email can be daunting. You give a really helpful formula for what to include…or better stated…what already needs to have been done…before making this request.
Have enjoyed this video and the last one. I would also at some point be interested in hearing about how long it takes bloggers to write posts.
I am sure there is a big range. I know with myself there are days when in 15 minutes I can write something great and other days it can take me hours.
I find getting the right pictures is also a bit of a drain but I know for me it draws in my attention.
BTW-you don’t have subscribe to comment option.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I’m the author of a photography blog, and while I have valuable content, I don’t get as much traffic as I’d like.
I’ve thought for wile that content alone won’t sell a blog. It’s reassuring to hear that I’m not alone in thinking that.
I know guest posting isn’t new, but your updated view of how the blogosphere works is refreshing to say the least. Thanks again!
Thank you so much for the guidance I have been desperately searching for! I have a modern lifestyle blog which I am using to connect with other bloggers. So, I have been making use of having other bloggers post on my blog to create a community, but haven’t made use of guest blogging on other bloggers sites… I’ve got a lot of work to do!! Thanks for this incredible info. I am really looking forward to your upcoming videos. You’re a genius!
Thank you, again!
I have really been enjoying your video series on guest blogging. Having just dove into the sea of the internet by starting my company online your easy to understand insights have been a great help.
I can’t wait for the next one.
Best regards and continued success!
Another great video, Jon! Maybe this is a stupid question, but how do you know if a guest post you wrote WAS successful? Are you judging based just on comments / tweets, etc?
Fantastic videos, stuffed full of information. I can only imagine that the course itself is going to be phenomenal based on what you have produced so far.
@tara I’ve actually learned a little bit about that through trial and error. One way to get targeted traffic is to position your post title and content so that it focuses the readers and links. Saving Money by Starting your Own Garden is a perfect example. The guest posts were on a financial blog, but you want to drive traffic to a gardening blog. Give the readers of the financial blog a reason to click through by focusing in on something relevant to them.
Thank so much for awesome stuff Jon!
another brilliantly practical video…
I guess in today’s blogosphere, building a reputation as a helpful, trusted and ‘go-to’ blogger who popular bloggers can rely on is the ultimate connection to have.
Becoming a reliable source of support, whether it is by providing them with quality content or by assisting them behind-the-scenes, is certainly likely to get you noticed by AListers. As you say, then the links will follow.
I’m looking forward to the upcoming videos and more info. on the course too.
I’m just wondering if you’ll have to hire a secretarial staff to field the myriad requests for guest posts on Copyblogger. Wait, an idea—my post on “Searching for the Perfect Guest Post Plot.”
It will be a cliffhanger, with lots of sex, screeching tires and condemnation from the moral authorities.
Well, I’ll keep working on it…
Great video Jon. Thanks for the advice on following up on guest posts. I was wondering if I just crossed my fingers and hoped for traffic or if there was appropriate follow-up. I would think the backlinks do wonders for SEO as well. What is your advice on how to publish the free report? A pdf on the blog, request an email and then send directly…? Thanks again!
Thanks so much for this video.
Your “New York City/millions of talented people” analogy is really helpful for putting things into perspective.
And just like the ones in your previous posts, I enjoyed the excellent tips to put to use right away!
Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Just forwarded your this link to my team. Great insight.
Look forward to your next video.
Cheers from Africa,
Keep the nectar coming my friend! I’m only a few sips away from finishing this glass and want a prompt refill!
It really is amazing that good content is nowhere near enough anymore, like it used to be as you point out.
I love the candidness.
Great job again. I do look forward to the next post on using Twitter to promote my blog.
Got it. Again.
Thanks for showing how a very niche blog can find link-love and happiness in the most unlikely places.
Gardening and financial management — an intersection of two trends if I’ve ever seen one.
Many thanks. Waiting for more.
More great information. Looking forward to the upcoming videos and course.
Hope to figure out how to not only write my content better, but also write it with my target bloggers’ audiences in mind!
I loved this video so much, thank you! I took a screen shot of the sample email you wrote to JD for future reference.
I’m currently pitching guest posts to some big blogs slightly outside my normal niche and these videos are really helping!
Like Tara/Scoutie Girl, I’d love to know how to find the best blogs to guest post on – the ones with an audience who would dig my stuff. I currently use the demographic information on Alexa.com but would love to know how YOU scope out guest posting opportunities.
Thanks so much!
The big thing that holds me up is that I am not as sure as I could be about writing skill. I write more colloquially than some and worry about shooting myself in the foot by submitting something. I guess I will be working on some editing!
I really enjoyed your video and I am waiting for your next one. Time to implement these steps in my day to day.
Another great video Jon!
All I can say that this information is totally superb!
From my opinion, I think ‘Guest Post’ can be an ultimate traffic generation method to increase your subscribers and the same time… PROFIT.
Jon, you are totally blew away my mind by giving this information for free.
I believe starting from now, everyone will start their own niche blog without worrying about proven traffic generation strategy.
Because you’ve done it so well.
To your success!
Jon, I’m a little confused about what a “link” is. Does that just mean the A-list blogger comes to your site and leaves a comment? Or do they mention you in their blog and include a link to your site? I have also seen “blogrolls” on some sites, is that the same thing?
One of the main strategies always mentioned is building a list, but I’m clueless. Thanks for all these great videos.
Like a lot maybe most good advice your steps seem logical and obvious. And it is. Then there is implementation.
You’re so right about the massive changes in the blogosphere, Jon.
It feels like I’ve seen more change in the last year than the previous 5 years combined.
The prevalence of guest blogging is just one of these many changes.
Makes me wonder what’s coming next.
Enjoyed the video. Good advice but what I really liked about this video was that you have enabled me to think outside the box. Who would have thought to connect a gardening and financial blog. I am now thinking more laterally about where to guest blog. Cheers,
Another great video Jon. Are you ever going to appear on camera? Or at least a profile pic? Let us see the man behind the genius!
The info you’ve been teaching us is awesome stuff, John!
But what I like most is how you’re presenting it. Although I know this is the “launch” to your course, I don’t feel like you’re trying to hypnotize me with over the top videos. The videos ARE great but the content is awesome – quick, exact, and no over exaggerated stats. Just great useful stuff.
Thanks a lot for the video. It was both informative and useful.
Can you put a .pdf file with the text of your example email by any chance?
Thank you very much in advance!
These are exactly the kinds of step by step instructions that so many people need. Thanks for taking the time to build such a great course!
Good job on the video,but J.Dawson is so
right.How are the main players even going
to attempt to allow for the avalanche of
guest posts? Please respond,thanks,Ron
A suggestion for your next series that is teaching others on how to use video to increase blog traffic.
Excellent video, Jon.
I love the tactic, but more than that I love that you offered a specific example.
That’s the way to do it.
As so many others have said, I’ve recognised the importance of guest blogging but haven’t known where to start.
One of the things that’s been a hurdle is the good advice that you should save your best posts for guest posts.
But, given that I’ve written every single item of content on my site, I feel extremely possessive about it – meaning I want to do my best stuff there, not somewhere else!
I need to get over that, I know, and I will.
Thanks for these videos – now to go and deal with my possessiveness
Jon, I know you are still waiting for that, “this is BS” comment, but this one is not going to be the one.
Clear, crisp, realistic but directive.
I think I’m learning almost as much about messaging as I am about growing my audience!
Take care. Bert
I think the challenge I have is how to get started. I recognise the power and am following the right people. Maybe I am not sure enough of the strength of my message and the offering that I have as a blogger. I wonder how many others feel like this?
I grew up in NYC its a tough town but it gets in your blood and never lets go! Sad to hear the nice neighborhood feel has come and gone but the world is moving on!
I like the challenge see you on someones blog! Thanks for the great work!
The hardest part is getting your foot in the door. How do I make my guest post request stand out from everyone else?
Here’s another strategy I like to use… whenever I start a new niche site, I try to bridge my topic to the following:
*Finance: 7 Ways [your niche here] Can Save You $1500/year
*Relationships/Love: How to Meet Your Soul Mate with [your niche here]
*Environment: 7 Killer Ways to Help the Environment with [your niche here]
*Fitness/Beauty/Weight Loss: How to Look 15 Years Younger with [your niche here]
Even if the A-listers don’t get back to you, there are plenty of blogs in the niche for you to make a name for yourself.
Finally!! A “drive traffic to your blog” post without the pompous overtones!!
Seems like a lot of “experts” in this area have to keep reminding you how amazing they are that they detract from the content!
I’ve often wondered how well guest blogging works, but you are really persuading me that I need to get to work on writing some.
I’ve enjoyed the videos so far and am looking forward to the next set. ‘Preciate the info Jon – great work!!
Great post! I wonder if guest post in a other language if often accepted by internet authority and most popular blog?
Might be nice to see something different on their site for once
Another terrific video! Also, Raza’s comment about a lot other “B” bloggers would love the content.
You never know when one of the B-list guys become an A-lister!
Great video! I love your videos so far. I’m glad I found this site when I did!
I am looking forward to the next one..
I’ve been preparing guest posts for a few websites, and your tips are showing up RIGHT ON TIME to make them EVEN BETTER.
I have been wanting to write some guest posts for a few different blogs in my niche, but I can’t seem to find how to talk to these bloggers about doing it. Your vids were a great help. Thanks.
Brian M. Connole
Once again many thanks and kudos for sharing tips that on the surface are not very apparent.
I for one will be contacting popular bloggers in my niche and helping them build their blog using my guest posts.
You’ve been tremendously helpful.
This is a great series of videos that describe the process using some fantastic analogies and terminology even the laymen can understand!
I was just wondering how many people suffer the same problems as I? Finding the perfect niche and knowing where to guest blog is a real issue, but I guess that’s simply down to hard work and research.
However, these guides definitely provide terrific advice on establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with fellow bloggers.
I am wondering, can guest posting be effectively expanded to cover guest podcasts and guest vlog or screen capture video tutorials?
Would love your thoughts.
Thanks for taking the time to show us what you’ve learned, I have to say it’s all making sense and the process is becoming a little more clear.
I’m already seeing some instant results.
If the content is the king and if I am delivering good content regulary do I still need guest blogging. I think it complements what you do.
Your presentaion style is good. Instead of reading one could actually sit back and listen and watch the video.
I look forward to your Twitter tweets. I am sure it would be nice to listen to that too.
Thank you for the excellent content.
Thanks Jon. I’d set guest post goals for myself earlier this year and fell off the wagon. Time to get back on.
@Mary: What he means by a link is a post or a reference (with hyperlink) to your blog or your report embedded in the text. The idea is to send readers from the big blog to your smaller one (because they’ll want the freebie).
So, the big blogger might write a post saying, “Mary Ulrich has just published a great report on 101 Ways to Cook Bacon. Here’s a few tips (…..). Get your copy here (link to you).”
A blogroll is just a list of other blogs you like. They are also links, but just lead directly to the other blog.
As for list building, there was a great post on Copyblogger by Hugh McLeod about a simple technique (ask your existing readers to refer a friend). I tried it and it works.
Here’s the link
Again felt the video and information was worthwhile and practical. However I share the same question as Andrea above. How exactly do decide if the post was successful or not? Is this something that should be discussed upfront with the blog owner?
Being the numbers girl that I am, I would suggest that not only should it be based on absolute numbers, tweets, comments etc, but also in relation to the number the blog site usually receives for a post. To an unknown 50 comments may seem astronomical, however for an established blog they may be used to 200. So 50 is a 75% drop. Not good.
Looking forward to the rest!
As a relatively new blogger (1 year) I am finding your post SO helpful. I just began my quest to do some guest blogging so your information is just what I need.
Thanks for the great information!
Great job! I like the follow up report to a popular post. This is a strategy I haven’t really thought of before. Now that I’ve watched this video I know my next guest post and possible report to go with it.
The videos are also very well done. I know I’m looking forward to the next one.
@Andrea, @Nicole: Yep, you can usually tell based on tweets, comments, and bookmarks. Compare it with the number other posts are getting on the same blog, and that’ll give you an idea of how well you did.
@Vince: There is no definite answer on that. In the short term, you can make more money from requesting an e-mail, but over the long-term, you’ll often get more links from just giving it away without requiring anything. It’s not always true, but usually, the easier you make it for people to get something, the faster it will spread.
@Mary: Yes, a link is when a blogger mentions your site on his or her blog. You can also send a link to your twitter followers. For example, here’s the link to this page: http://guestblogging.com/get-links/
@Socrates: Good idea! I’ll see what I can do.
@Ron: You’ll just have to be better than the competition. That’s why I’m releasing a training program next week.
@Roberta: We all feel like that when we get started. Just keep going, have a few small successes, and you’ll eventually build your confidence.
@Raza: Aha, good question! We’re going to be talking a lot about that in the upcoming training program. Stay tuned for details next Monday.
@Eric: You have to write in the same language.
@Debra: Yep, sure. It’s all about giving content in exchange for a link back.
Thanks a lot Jon,
I will be watching for the .pdf file of the letter for I believe that it will be super useful not only for me but also for many others…
This video is just another great reminder for me that “it’s all about relationships.” Even though I’m a great networker and connector, it can be easy for me to keep to myself at times…so you’ve reminded me of the importance of reaching out, letting others know I’m here, and most importantly–that we’re all in this together to help each other. What a gift!
Thanks so much for the great content. I am in the process of starting a blog that will link to my website and the information you presented is very useful. When you first start your blog is it a good idea to introduce yourself and do a bio or do you go stright into content? Joan
You are a good example
Tactics are the dear friends of all the business and the customers are well aware of the fact that they can get trap(ed) in the tactics…but the true tactics is one which will not only attract the customers but also be camouflaged with honesty! And here you show one such example.
Thank you for the great information. Just started a blog last week for event planners and I appreciate the guidance on developing it into a popular resource.
Great video series. Love the tip on creating reports to expand on guest blog posts.
Hi, Jon! I am enjoying this video series! I liked the part about how guest blogging makes you safe, makes you memorable, and makes you a friend.
Wow, a goldmine of info – thanks. It’s great to see some tactical “How to” in addition to the strategy stuff!
Thanks for all the great info, Jon. Clearly presented, and incredibly useful.
Looking forward to the next installment!
Great stuff. Like the tone and style; easy to manage’. And from the comments already, looks like I’m yet another fan.
The question I’m posing as a brand new blogger is, how do you know your stuff’s actually any good inthe first place! I mean, my mum loves me and all, but she’s totally biased…
I really appreciate these brief videos on guest blogging. I’ve been thinking about guest blogging for a little while but didn’t realize just how ready bloggers and their followers are for these kind of contributions. Also- good idea to have a guest post all written up and summarized for the blogger, so they can check it out and get interested in what you have to say from the start. Thanks again for your help.
It sounds like the only way to make it now is by Guest blogging, is it?
Thanx Jon for this useful video.
Once again, Jon, very helpful — and appreciated. Of course, I wonder how people do this when it’s only one small part of the social media job they’re doing on behalf of someone else. Thoughts?
What a nugget Jon! Never thought to do a follow up almost on behalf of the host blog that links back to yourself. They have to do nothing but gain as well as you do. Indirect benefits leading to direct benefits. It seems like being a guest is best!
Content was king; prior to democracy.
Thanks for this: I’ve been slaving over content which, as we all know takes a tremendous amount of time. Going forward, I will concentrate on getting the content out there — actively, not waiting.
Thanks for going against the grain.
Hi Jon -
This is a great series! I can already see how to apply this technique to approach my fellow health and wellness niche bloggers. There’s at least two people I can contact right now to ask to guest post and link. I’m so excited! Thank you for the email examples, those are so helpful since I’m a visual learner. Any suggestions for email subject lines to inspire curiosity? We want our emails to stand out in a busy bloggers in-box.
Thanks again for the useful videos.
Excellent breakdown of exactly how to approach things.
Bloggers really need to understand making money from your blogs requires acting professionally and treating it as a business.
You’re giving really great advice on how to act as a professional (regardless whether you are a blogger or not.)
Brilliant sample email. Thank you. I might take you up on that suggestion at the end! Lol. But first I have to write a report and that could take forever! Really feeling in awe of you for getting all this fab content out there. You’re an inspiration:)
I came to your videos through various recommendations and I have to say that I’m so pleased I have subscribed.
As someone starting out in the blog world, your information is invaluable and will help me not only develop my blog well but start on the right foot towards getting it fully built up in the community as well.
Thanks for such wonderful work – I’m looking forward to the course.
(And I agree with Annabel above – great same letter / email!)
Wow! This series of videos is amazing and I’m glad that you’re not just letting us know that the “Build it and they will come” thing doesn’t really work anymore, but also how to deal with that truth.
One question that I have though, is how do you measure the response to a guest post? I know you can look at comments as one way, but what other metrics are there to judge by? Is there a way to search Twitter (for example) to see how it is being talked about? URL shorteners make the link hard to search on.
Your stuff is the most solid stuff I have come across, sound and bulletproof. really nice stuff i have been picking up from this site to get the direction of my branding write. It is like you have highlighted all the missing pieces i have been looking for and stuck them all in one place.
Kudo’s to you John
I’ve been blogging since July ’09 and have really enjoyed the creative freedom my small platform afforded me.
However, as most might have at this point in their blogging efforts, I have hit a ceiling on getting quality inbound links.
I can’t tell you how grateful I am for this video series you’re providing on a proven strategy.
I’ve already submitted to guests posts as a result to 2 local blogs in Brooklyn, which each have had great readership as demonstrated by their number of comments left.
I’m strongly considering your course.
I just watched your, How to Get Links from Popular Blogs video and read your post, The Three-Step Guide to Getting More Traffic by Writing Less, on CopyBlogger, Jon.
You really have toppled the old tactics that old-school blogging gurus are still teaching to unsuspecting newbies like me. I appreciate the honesty and integrity of no leading your potential competing bloggers down the wrong trail.
God bless you!
I really liked the sample e-mail you used in this video because it finally struck home to me how UN-intimidating this can be. I know I can write well, so guest-blogging fits me like a glove. Stepping up and actually ASKING FOR what I want has always been a weak point with me, and it holds me back. But by couching my request as the most logical follow-up to my killer guest post, like you said, it would take about two seconds for them to say yes.
I’m totally doing this. Now.
Valuable information! Its clear, simple and to the point….got love EASY!
Hi Jon –
I’ve been groping my way forward as a blogger through trial and error, and as rewarding as I find the general process it’s a treat and a privilege to find posts like yours that remove error and lessen the trial.
And I appreciate your insight re: the “content is king” maxim. The lightbulb finally went on.
I hope to one day be saying, “Guest posting is king!” while someone like you gently explains why I no longer know what I’m talking about.
I get link requests all the time, and it’s SO important not to skip the guest blogging step. When someone emails me out of the blue saying “I thought your readers would be interested in X,” it often feels a bit insincere because they haven’t taken the time to build a relationship. But when it’s someone I know who has taken the time to understand my blog and my readers, I’m often happy to help. Thanks for the tips!
Many thanks for the well-produced videos!
I believe your fundamental thesis (it’s about connections, and guest blogging is a way to help build them) is true, although I’m resistant to the idea of blogging being another ‘old boys club’.
Perhaps I’m an idealist, but it worries me that ‘who you know’ could trump talent. It’s also a bit unhealthy to have power concentrated in the hands of a select few.
Idealism aside, I suppose it can’t hurt to be on the inside looking out rather than on the outside looking in.
I wonder if another strategy is to do something that earns the respect of the ‘inner circle’ such as writing a popular book or equivalent.
Regardless, many thanks for the post! It certainly has me thinking!
Excellent video yet again. I knew nothing about this. I’m so thankful I found you before I started and wasted time and energy on the wrong strategy.
Great video Jon!
I love how you take a broad (and complex) question and then break it down into actionable items and easy-to-digest ideas. You give structure to a practice that’s often all over the place and that’s something truly worth celebrating.
Thanks so much for sharing! Can’t wait to see the next one.
These videos are great…interesting and extremely useful. I can’t wait to start using your strategies. Thanks!
Making blog connections is just like making connections to sell a product. Business comes down to relationships.
Jon, I’m really enjoying the clarity and directness of these videos. I’ve been running a literary blog since 2007 and I’ve also set up my own business offering creative writing courses and writer support services. I have a loyal readership but it’s small and your suggestions about guest blogging as a way of reaching a wider audience are fascinating. It would be great to be able to progress from plateau to peak!
While this strategy sounds good, it assumes one HUGE thing: that you can write, and write well. This is simply not something that everyone can do. In fact, very few people can do this well.
While I applaud your efforts, this is simply not attainable for most people. I think it is a shame, because you’ve immediately limited your entire system to a very select few, and most people do not realize that.
I can’t thank you enough for this advice. I constantly get feedback from our few subscribers about how great our content is, but I’ve really struggled to get more people to the site. You’ve given me some great, practical ideas that I intend to act on immediately!
This is just what so many of us need. Your insights seem so straight forward and logical. I am knocking my head against the wall, getting very good traffic, but can’t seem to take it to the next level.
Very intuitive and practical advise. I wish our paths had crossed a year ago.
Brilliant stuff Jon!
My problem is finding sites to target for offering the guest posts. My niche is for real estate agents who want to use and develop best practices for marketing homes. You’d think it would be a topic of some interest but almost all real estate marketing is about branding the agent or the broker. There may not be enough agents interested in marketing homes to attract an audience and I may have to shift to the sellers who want better marketing of their homes…I may have just answered my own question…thanks for such provocative material.
Brilliant strategy! I can’t wait to apply it to my blog, still in the birth stage. I’m looking forward to the rest of your secrets.
This is the first time I’ve seen step-by-step instructions for how to ask for a link. Cool stuff and much appreciated. Looking forward to the next video, Jon.
An excellent series of videos, thanks a lot!
Thankyou so much, as a newie, I am trying to soak up all the knowledge I can, you’re videos are very helpful and I will keep going back to them untill I get it right
Do you ever recommend asking prominent bloggers to write a few guest posts for your blog to develop a relationship and is there any advantage/disadvantage to that tactic?
I love that CoppyBlogger talent for soliciting action. You and your associates are excellent at leading your visitor to take the next stop. Well done!
Thank you. I enjoyed all of the videos. I particularly appreciate the detailed information that you provide. Asking for a link or to be a guest blogger can be intimidating if you don’t know how to do it. You give a strategy on how to do it.
Very informative. Thank you for sharing this knowledge with everyone!
I really enjoyed the information that you have shared in this video. It has been very helpful. I am going to start writing a killer guest blog to send out.
I like making my own squeeze pages with dreamweaver.
The people behind WL used to be all anonymous, but to raise money they came out of hiding. I guess their timing was off. This is a “speeding ticket” style of justice. You get a speeding ticket because you “might” cause harm from speeding. It’s a hypothetical that govts can enforce on civilians to discourage potentially harmful acts. However, the parade of hypotheticals being very large, one must be on the lookout for potential abuse by authorities. This tug-of-war tends to get redone with each generation because the incentives for the govt are so huge.
Chock full of great tips Jon. I struggle with getting guest blog posts and links to my own blog and this has given me a few ideas on how to fine tune my approach and build credibility for my own content.
Jon — I used to be skeptical of you but you’ve totally won me over now. You are now one of my “go-to” guys for blog marketing. Thanks, man!
I’ve just posted a review of ‘Creating an Australian Garden’ on my website blog. The book is by a nursery industry insider, and my review is highly critical of the Australian nursery industry and its disregard for the environment. Sadly, the USA nursery industry seems to be no better.
Thanks Jon, you’re a champion. As I’d like my review to ‘go viral’ (of course!), your ‘How to get links from popular blogs’ should be a great help in getting there.
I was looking forward to my email from you on the next video to watch, and was not disappointed!
My industry is all about relationship building, and specifically what I do is ALL about building relationships…now I know how to redirect my strategy on my blog!
I’m all new to this, and these videos are invaluable to me! I’m excited and motivated to implement these strategy’s!
love your example of how your inquiry email is written, i would click on that in 2 seconds or less too. one thing i worry about is that i don’t feel established or good enough to contact successful blogs yet, any tips?
Thank you for the video-very informative and helpful.
I never considered guest blogging mainly because I write for such a specific niche, till I really paid attention to folks like yourself and Martyn Chamberlain. And now I even have videos that tell me how:)
PS: You story on your guest post on ProBlogger-very inspiring, even to us beginners. Thank you for sharing.
Jon – Thanks for your videos and great information! Sometimes even the simple things that you know in the back of your mind make so much more sense when someone else talks about it.
Thanks Jon. This is a very good brief of Guest blogging strategy.
Can you also explain how much time you usually allocate to Guest post and your own blog post? Especially in the initial stage?
Another very useful video!!! Thank you for illustrating the bigger picture of how various content areas can overlap (e.g., gardening and finance). That is not something I had given any thought to previously, but it makes TOTAL sense. Suddenly, my niche doesn’t feel so small -awesome!
Unfortunately, I no longer have time to blog b/c I’m too busy watching your videos!
As always, specific, helpful and straight to the point. Thank you, Jon, for telling it like it is, and for the specific emails you always include ~ they’re the highlight of the videos for me.
Love the no nonsense teaching style. It’s what made me buy the course. If only everyone was straightforward. I’ve started chatting a little bit more this week and interacting more, just a few extra minutes a day, and I’ve gotten a few more followers a day. Nothing in the hundreds of course but climbing. Thanks Jon!
Cat @ http://www.BudgetBlonde.com
Once again, another fantastic video pointing us in the right direction. I appreciate that this is something different from what’s out there, and that it makes sense.
Nice information Jon, thank you.
I appreciate that you take the time expand, and the email suggestion was great.
I am thrilled to have found your site. I just started a series on my blog where I host a weekly feature swap. But now I know I must do more to boost visibility. After watching your videos I am writing my first “guest Blogger” pitch this weekend. I will let you know how it goes.
I was wondering if there are any plans for another class after the one starting on Dec 15th?
nice video, now to locate some good blogs in the cooking field.
Great advice in this video. I really must get busy doing the right things, the right way, and with the right people. It can be done! Thanks for the guidance.
I am new to websites. Now, with the help of this strategy, i hope to get responses. Thanks Jon
Amazing information on follow up with the guest post.
Going to try it as soon as I start guest posting, thanks!
Hey, Jon great info but I have a question. What if the popular blog is in a completely unrelated niche, would guest posting be feasible? For instance, how could you integrate a religious blog and a popular blog, in the how to make money on-line niche by guest post? How could you integrate the two to make a smashing guest post?
We teach students how to do that all the time in our course and have an entire module on how to do it.
The key is to look for related topics between your topic and the other niche.
Hello; You solved one of my biggest problems. That is finding blogs in my niche to target. But you reminded me I’m not thinking broadly enough. There are people out there thinking of starting party rental businesses. I could post about questions to consider before entering, ways to save money on equipment, how to evaluate equipment, etc. This would also apply to food catering or concessions. Thanks again, I’ll be looking forward to tomorrow’s video, max
Glad you’re finding value, Max.
yes, I’m finding value. Glad i subscribed for the daily updates. And sometimes you just have to be reminded of things you already knew. When i started my website, I decided to be different from the other amusement industry sites by being as broad as possible including or trying to include more than just carnivals and more than just the united states and canada. I have told people often the midway is open to anything related to the amusement industry. and i’m usually very open in my thinking. I don’t know why i was thinking so narrowly about possible guest blogging opportunities. I’m casting my search net much wider now, and i hope to find blogs to guest post on soon. Looking forward to the next post, max
Your concise and practical advice has expanded my thinking about guest posting — great to understand how the effort to write guest posts can be leveraged into something much larger. Thank you.
Thank you so much Jon for putting this together. I have known for some time that good content is the minimum necessity to a blog’s success but I just couldn’t work out how to get that content noticed by others without seeming to be constantly spamming people. I will definitely be taking all of your advice on board and start focusing on guest blogging.
I really like your presentation style.
It is straight to the pointm very clear and simple.
I’ve been watching your videos and I really get everything you’re saying about guest blogging. I am struggling to see how to apply it to my travel blog. There are many travel blogs out there and some insanely popular ones. My niche lies somewhere in the family travel/smart with money/location independent area.
I just don’t see any other travel blogs putting content up from guest bloggers. There are lots of Q&As, interviews etc with one or many travel bloggers. How do I ask to get included in these? Same approach as to asking to guest blog? Or do my own interviews first and hope that they link and then reciprocate when they are doing interviews and Q&As?
Would it be smart to try and get guest posts on non-travel blogs that accept guest posts?
Need a bit of wisdom to point me in the right direction.
Thanks for this – great advice. Is it best to build a back catalog of articles first before guest posting to show the prospective blog or can you start from scratch?
I am impresses. First the formatt of how you present the information. Second, the information itself. The whole package is awesome. I can really use the information to help me grow my blog. Thank you.
Yet another great video. Your style is engaging.
Thank you so much, Jon. I’m not blogging yet, but considering it. I really appreciate all the good advice. I’m starting to have a much clearer idea about what good blogging is, and the dedication and strategic thinking it requires.
Thanks for the great videos. I am learning quite a bit about guest blogging from you. I can’t wait to see the next one.
Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So nice to discover somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this web site is something that is required on the web, someone with just a little originality. helpful job for bringing something new to the internet! 84098
Some genuinely valuable data in there. Why not hold some sort of contest for your readers? 717689
I attended your first guest blogging class and you definitely exchanged in abundance. This video was a very nice follow up.
I like the phrasing of the letter! Great video, Jon!
Thanks for debunking the myth. Times have changed and so must our blogging ways.
Link building is most of step has to do if we want to get high ranking, and building high quality backlinks from popular blog is great way for link building. Thanks for sharing this video.
It was an informative piece. So true, too. Good advice, as usual from you.
nice info, Can you tell me, how do I create a new blog can get good page rank and get more visitors
I’ve enjoyed watching your videos after signing up for your Webinar with Jonathan Mead. Thanks for creating them!
I also read about you in Danny Ivy’s Engagement From Scratch, where he talks about how you helped him break into Copyblogger as a guest blogger. What is your opinion of his strategy (maybe it’s yours, I couldn’t tell) of two guest posts back-to-back being more influential than one?
I’m wondering how much the timing of guest blogging has to do with success.
The idea is great, but how can this work if you have a “blog” that’s centred around 1 single product? I have 2 such sites from a set of 25 and unfortunately these 2 are the only 2 that have ever made any income. The other 23 are “abandoned” more “generic blog style” projects.
Wouldn’t guest-blogging dilute the sites? I presume that if you “guest-blog” for someone you are required to “reciprocate” and accept their content too? One is PR 2 and the other PR3 I’d really like to hear your opinion of this.
I write for a humanitarian website where we raise funds for different charities.
Not sure where I’d go to do either guest blogging or the ideas you’ve mentioned in this video. Most charitable sites don’t do actual blogging. Would you have any suggestions? I’m keen to hear your thoughts.
Wow, I really have never though in guest blogging at all. Neither how my niche can target other areas (never thought in a connection between gardening and money). Nice tips . Thanks.
Amazing. You are indeed very knowledgeable on the power of messaging, and you have detailed (quite nicely) how to craft the follow up message. Being in the messaging business for over 25 years, I can safely say, that there are not many people who can do that. Excellent read. And thank you for the post.
J. Brett Abbey
The Message Master
I am watching your video.Helpful.I am only a month old in blogging area
My other blogs.
Very cool! I really appreciate the sample email. Makes my (future) work so much easier!
You are absolutely right. The quality of blogging has so increased. As a trained journalist, I am amazed by the great content that some people put out.
Jon, you are a natural when it comes to explaining a topic and I’m glad there is someone like you that keeps me up to speed.
Guest blogging is something that’s been on my mind for a while and until I’m ready I’ll absorb your advice like a sponge.
Sometimes I’m prone to just jumping in and figuring things out as I go along, but when it comes to approaching others, I’m more inclined to feel comfortable with gathering information and preparing beforehand.
How your video helps me is that it presents information in simple, easy steps and makes the approaching part seem less foreign. Thanks
Terrific combination of advice and practical steps for implementation. The sample letter is brilliant, and I wish everyone who asks me to guest blog on my site would take some tips. In fact, I’m going to share it right now.
As of today we have learned a great deal in guest blogging because of your knowledge Jon.Your insights into a world of focus and understanding of others is invaluable.You give freely asking of one simple thing.Link Juice.You surround your self in what you like.Assisting others is your pleasure.As always will continue to watch,read,listen and follow you.Remembering when we first meet you in a webcast about a year ago thinking who is Jon Morrow?Now you know Jon Morrow.A Man of Ex-stream Production.
Thank you for providing such useful videos. I am in the process of developing content for my blog and would like to develop some content for guest blogs as well. My challenge is that I am having a hard time determining what are the top blogs in the mental health field. Do you have any advice on locating top-tier blogs in my field with the intent of guest blogging for them? Thank you so much for your help!!
I have just launched a news based website covering Spanish football/Soccer. We have a small team of people producing excellent regular original content in this niche. My question is regarding competition. Guest blogging seems a great idea, but if we approached more successful websites than ours offering them content for back links they would surely see us as unwelcome competition, no? After all we are primarily after the same traffic. Or am I missing the bigger picture here? New to blogging and fascinated. Thanks (loved your foot in the door photo, priceless.)
You are correct, i like the video. I love guest blogging and it makes me cool cash daily. An my blog is growing rapidly with tones of traffic. I use many method to get real organic traffic and i have talked about that in my site. This methods are working for me perfectly.
It’s indeed a pleasure to be part of this wonderful blog of yours, and thank you so much for guiding all of us through with out problems and worries where guest blogging is concerned.
Speaking of myself, I have yet to start with guest blogging, and yes – I should actually not give any reasons because it’s something that simply needs to be done. Nevertheless, now that my blogs doing a little well for itself and I’ve made a few changes with it, I might start off with guest blogging, and that’s exactly where your awesome posts and helpful videos would come of us.
I did see the Google+ hangout you had with Kristi and Neil as well, as Kristi had put it up on her latest blog – so I’m surely learning and getting ready
Thanks once again for sharing these words of wisdom with all of us. Have a lovely weekend
I wanted to thank you for this fantastic read!
! I certainly enjoyed every bit of it. I have you book-marked to check out new stuff you post…
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