Good video. For some reason, guest blogging never occurred to me before. This whole series is very helpful.
Since I managed to come across this before it was even tweeted once, I gotta call it:
I love when you do the math for us, Jon. You can’t argue with math. Thanks for the inspirational push. I’m loving your Guest Blogging class.
Great post! I usually don’t make it all the way through video posts (much prefer reading) but this was done so well with the video graphics, and I was learning so much, that I couldn’t help myself! Since my first guest post goes live on Friday, I’ll give this a go!
Awesome videos! Thank you.
Great tips, sounds so simple…but so crucial for success.
Looking forward to new videos!
Awesome, Jon. This info will help me get my blog off and running!
Great content! So glad I invested the time to listen to your videos. I am developing my business/marketing plan and will be launching my blog in Sept. (after the kids get back in school. Guest blogging and using Twitter to promote my blog just moved up high on my social media strategies list. Thanks for putting it all together.
Firstly, thank you for a great series of videos. I am aware of the power of guest blogging, but you are really raising some powerful points about it.
I’m interested in your proposition in this video. I work a lot with UK-based B2B businesses (legal firms, professional service companies etc.). They tend to have a local bias to their customer bases.
I can see how doing guest posts for these kinds of companies will increase their traffic and exposure, but from your experience does the same leverage hold true for the twitter approach you are proposing here?
Don’t the vast majority of people disable that email notification feature?
So, you’re saying I should bite the bullet and get a Twitter account. Along with Guest Blogging. Adding it to my to-do list!
This series of videos is great. Thank you for the time you put into them. They’re very clear and concise.
What I’m taking home from today’s video is the hint about checking the list of people who retweeted your guest post and following them soon after them doing so. I hadn’t thought of that. It sounds like a great strategy.
Putting it into action today.
Joh, I know FULL well how much faith it takes to put your best content out there, and watch what happens. Thanks for taking this leap of faith with us, and I hope your are massively encouraged with all the comments and buzz.
Thanks for helping me fall in love with great storytelling
again. It helps keep my writer’s mind sharp.
P.S- Nice little community your’re building here too!
Loving your videos.
Really useful tips there on twitter.
Twitter is something I need to learn more about.
Keep the videos coming.
Hey, thanks for the videos! Check out my Twitter at http://twitter.com/wordpress_gold
I’ve been working on it for about a week now and it’s really coming along!
I think that you should put on the email title “[Guest Blogging]” or something like that. Just “Watch this(new video)” looks phish and I almost deleted the email without opening it.
Thanks for the great work!
These are great videos–and give me lots to chew on BUT they all seem to revolve around getting a guest post on say…Copyblogger.
Jon, I would like a guest post on copyblogger so that I can put everything into motion.
But, really. I do.
Another great video. You really make it seem so easy, and at some level it is. It’s easy to know what has to happen, what can happen, and exactly what the potential is. It’s hard to actually make it happen.
The hardest thing is getting your foot in the door. Once you do that, the possibilities really start to open up as you clearly spell out in this wonderful series.
It’s important to remember the fundamental nature of exponential growth. One or two followers today equals ten tomorrow, 100 next week, 1,000 next month, and 10,000 soon thereafter. Scalability takes time and patience.
Time and patience. Combine that with relentless drive, and you’ve got a killer combo. Of course, I still haven’t scored that guest post, but I hope it’ll happen soon. Thanks for this series.
More fantastic stuff, Jon!
I hadn’t thought of searching twitter to find my article titles, before. It never occurred to me that following the retweeters would bring that much benefit.
Another great one from the fab Jon Morrow! Thanks, Jon!
I recently wrote a post about finding out who’s talking about you on Twitter – it might be a helpful supplement.
Looking forward to the next one!
Thanks for the great series of videos, Jon. I especially like the strategy regarding Twitter. I’ve never been a big fan of following a ton of random people, hoping they follow me back so maybe, just maybe they’ll track back to my posts. Thanks for the simple tips.
Another great simple, no b.s. piece of information. Thanks Jon. Everyday I learn how to harness the power of Twitter. As someone told me the other day though – do one thing well at a time and keep improving. I look forward to the next video.
Jon, Thanks for your work. While the “Remember to track back and follow up!” reminders in this post are true to the bone, they do presuppose the first step which – as Jill M. points out – is having a post (guest or not) that is re-tweeted. There’s the rub!
This is some of the best advice I have ever gotten on blogging. Thank You SOOOOO much. These videos are amazing and are exactly what I have been looking for, for a very long time. Thanks again, and good luck to ya!
Jon I never thought about this benefit of guest blogging. Thanks for sharing your strategy.
I’ve used the search function on Twitter as a kind of market research tool in the past (and very useful information it provided too), but I’ve not thought about using it to find references to my own tweets – so thanks!
First I need to write a guest post, though..!
The information you’re putting out is priceless and the production is really raising the bar, so thanks for one and ‘wow’ for the other
Hi Jon. I think the best thing about this video is your practical steps to increase your twitter network, rather than just tweeting and hoping people will catch on. It seems so obvious once you point it out!
I don’t usually make enough time for video posts but yours are getting dedicated time as soon as they arrive. With a hot cuppa to boot. Thanks for sharing your success blueprint.
“A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single…tweet.”
Thanks for the continuing education.
I hope I can get credits! :-O)
Hi Jon, Great insight for a newbie to social media. I like seeing your advice in action. @BillKnox
Hi Jon, I haven’t ventured out into the world of Twitter too much, so this was a great example of how crazy (in a good way) things can get when you let Twitter work for you…especially through guest blogging. I checked search.twitter.com as you suggested and was surprised and delighted to see that someone else was talking about a post I published today! Pretty cool. Thanks for the invaluable information.
Correct – Twitter can be a powerful medium for conversation and traffic.
Correct – Active twitterers are the bread and butter to rt’s
Correct – Guest blogging is awesome!
Your video series is extremely useful and your next video I am sure will be a smash.
I’ve been promoting guest posts for so long… I’m glad you are championing this cause!
Your tutorials are very helpful. Due to the economy I had to downsize my company and unfortunately I no longer have an I.T person on hand to help me. I am not tech savvy AT ALL, but I do have a blog thats been up for almost two years. It has been lack luster because I really had no idea what to do with it, and was unaware of all the great blogs out there. I also had no idea that blogs were such serious business. I am still a bit overwhelmed as I tread through the uncharted territory known as the blogosphere, but I greatly appreciate your user friendly approach and making it stupid proof! Thanks,
This is interesting and I’m certain that guest blogging is helpful. I have had people retweet my regular posts that I write for my own blog (not guest blog), but that hasn’t always led to new subscribers. My last influx of new subscribers was for my newsletter, and came from someone posting my blog on their Facebook page.
Thank you so much for your wonderful posts. I have gained so much knowledge from them.
The world of tweet is very intimidating for a newbee like myself and I am almost to scared to go there.It seems to be on the surface incredibly time consuming and daunting however….
I have taken your advice re; guest posting, and have found it to be a pleasnt and rewarding experience so far. My first guest post JUST LEAP will be used next week.
Advice for those preparing to JUST LEAP is; be clear about your intended content and how it benefits the audience of the blog when you are making the request for a potential guest spot.It makes leaping much easier and better received.
Jon, you make a huge difference to those of us who are on the edge of their seat and those with very short fingernails.
Ah, where were you when I started out 18 months ago! I bet you were there but I just didn’t know you were the man:)I count myself very lucky that you’re following me on Twitter and am happy to share my yummy readers with you:)Your work makes it very easy for me to recommend!
I appreciate the effort and intentions of this video post, but nobody should follow this advice.
Gaining superficial traffic and a superficial amount of Twitter followers is useless in the long run.
Ignore what this video says, and just stick to writing good content, and the followers will grow naturally.
Bloggers should have the goal of gaining committed followers who are actually reading their content and benefiting from it.
Very helpful and in an easy format…thanks!
Brilliant Jon, thank you. Short and sweet. On to guest posts and adding a Retweet button to my blog.
I really like the quality of your video production. would love to learn how you did them.
Every video is so good I have to watch even though it’s almost 1am. Thank you.
Jon, I never make it through the video posts and somehow you have managed to capture me with every single one. I am now working out how to find a guest post spot in my tiny little niche of the blogosphere. Thanks so much for sharing!
Thank you for posting this video!
A great series thus far, I have learned a lot that I hope to implement with successful results. What a great resource, keep it up.
Wow, I never thought of guest blogging as a way to build a twitter following. I always thought it was the other way around.
Well, it was easy to see I was wrong.
Thanks for these videos! I am already putting them into practice.
Awesome video. Thank you.
All good stuff: my problem is attracting people in my target market. I’m really not interested in getting lots of names just to be able to say “I’ve got 5000 names who receive my blog.’
If these people aren’t genuine prospects, I’m wasting my time.
I have a very clear business focus and a specific target market.
How do I reach them through my blog?
This is very helpful. Thank you. I like the way you use video to communicate and teach.
I’ve been thinking about guest blogging, so now I have no excuse.
We’d be a twit not to twitter after this Jon. Basic but brilliant doorways to so many people. What a great name for a post inspired by this, ‘How to be a People Millionaire’ In today’s world it just shows how many others we can connect with in a touch of a button.
You’ve done it again. I was skeptical that there would still be good content this far along in the series. The researching and following your Twitter (re)tweets was a huge AHA moment for me.
Up until now I thought Twitter was something tweens used to follow Justin Bieber. So I’m going to get cracking! @BizFinanceForum.
I have enjoyed these vids and their content so much! Many thanks, Jon!
So, how does one standout in the many many requests to guest blog that are going to be received???
Thank you for sharing this information with a start up business blogger like myself. I am looking forward to useing this approach for my niche market.
Hey, Jon. You really have to work harder if you want that “This is BS” reaction you’re looking for from us. You’ll note you’ve moved me from blogspot to WordPress, already.
Thanks much. Bert
Jon: I had no idea that the search on Twitter was even around! I love the idea on searching for your blog post and then following the people who retweeted. Of course, that means that you have to get people to retweet first though!! And, find a great place to guest post on…which I am still working on!!
I’d have to disagree with @Louis. While he is right about just getting numbers for the sake of numbers being a waste of time, the technique you’ve described here is focusing on people who are interested in something that you’ve already written.
While it’s true that some of them may just be retweeting what someone else tweeted, many of their followers still look at what they recommend and are often targeted traffic.
This isn’t the same technique as blindly following everyone on Twitter in hopes that they’ll follow back. The key here is people that are already recommending your work and who have influence when they do so.
Love this series. Thank you so much for doing them and providing great content + the ability to give it legs.
Guest blogging is at the core of this it seems. And funny enough, I enjoyed writing my guest posts immensely whether they were for smaller blogs than mine or much larger ones who were so kind to indulge me. The question then Jon becomes how to make time for keeping up our own blogging schedule and the guest posts (not mentioning the million other things) but I tend to prioritize my commitment to my current readers with a Tue/Fri publish. Do you think it’s over-kill to never ever miss a post? I also never write an article ABOUT the guest post and count that as a post (if this were college, I’d call that cheating )!. Anyway, thanks for getting me thinking so much more about more guest posts!! Your voice rocks!
Great series Jon.
As blogging is a means to generate traffic to see the services I offer, getting 1,000 subscribers may not be the key issue(?) for me. But this strategy for generating a buzz around new blog posts sounds fantastic for getting really targeted traffic to the desired landing page. Now that rocks!
Thank you for sharing.
I am learning, thank you!
Even though I am already a Twitter Geek with multiple accounts totaling well over 50,000 followers, I still learned a couple of things from your How to Build a Rabid Following on Twitter video.
Once again, a simple but powerful strategy I didn’t know about: searching Twitter for the post title, then following the folks who tweet about it. I’m curious if you’ve found any negative reaction from the “purists” on Twitter who might think that’s stalkerish?
Not that I’d be offended if you followed me, (@justinplambert, nudge nudge)of course.
I am sooooo going to follow you on Twitter.
You’ve inspired me to not only get serious about guest blogging
(which, until now, I’ve regarded in the same way as eating vegetables or doing yoga: I know it’s good for me, but…)
and also to learn how to do these cool little video presentations.
Thank you for sharing your voodoo. You are definitely one of the cool kids.
Brilliant! Really Jon…great technique. I’ve just recently started getting my hands wet with guest posting and hadn’t thought of doing this.
What a powerful way of leveraging your content to the fullest.
Another idea: after following them, post a tweet out to them so as their followers see you are interacting with them and be more inclined to follow you as well…make sense?
I love your avalanche metaphor. I think trying to build a an avalanche should be the goal of all marketing.
As marketers we must realize the goal is to no longer build content for our audience. Rather, the goal is to create content for ‘their’ audience.
I just wrote a post on building a marketing avalanche on my blog if you are interested.
Thanks again Jon,
Thanks for sharing this information. I’m just wondering how you actually find these popular blogs.
In the market I serve I find when I do a Google search for caregivers resources, I don’t find much in the form of blogs.
Great and simple insight. It was very helpful. Twitter has been a baffling experience for me, now I get how it works if you use it effectively as a tool.
Thanks for the third time today!
Is there any merit in creating a twiter presence when ther isn’t any evidence of market presence using the medium?
Being an early adopter is flattering but surely the social media process requires a certain degree of momentum to be feasible? Twittering to onself would seem somewhat useless.
Enjoying the series Jon , hope I can apply it.
Another great job. I like how you explain the importance of building friendships through Twitter. Too many times I stop before I create a fan. This Twitter technique is a great way to open up to finding new friends that already enjoy my style of writing. It’s so easy to stay connected with cool people on Twitter. I’ll try this technique with my next guest post. Thanks Jon!
Hey, I just re-tweeted this to my list It was a great video..
Just curious, is that your voice?
Great advice, I know I wil follow this site.
What are your thoughts about blogging in multiple languages. I am writing my blog in spanish and english hoping to reach a larger audience. In fact, I feel that this could help as one can do a multicultural blog reaching the needs of a lot of people.
I’ll keep you posted on how your strategy works with the second and third most spoken languages in the world.
Keep them coming and hasta luego
GREAT video!! I had never heard of search.twitter.com, but I will definitely be checking it out. Can’t wait to get some guest posts out there!
Wonderful video! I am glad there are others out there who know the value of guest blogging (aka guest posting) and are willing to share their knowledge with others.
Excellent video blog. Like others have said I rarely make it through video posts but this was was quite informative and helpful. Thanks!
I cannot take my eyes off of your videos. My social media marketing adolescents is comprised of an overwhelming amount of information as you know and these videos are a prime example of what I mean. I watch them and you’re dispersing the lessons in such quick intervals that the planning alone must be a Herculean undertaking. I’m sure you’re polished at it now, but wow, you’re really packing in the milestones. How detailed are your scripts or are they shorthand and you wing it, allowing notes to guide the monologue? The packaging is every bit as good as the message. This is just plain impressive. I’m a fan. Thank you.
This is so interesting, I am 71, why did’nt I find this before?, I just hope I can do this justice, thankyou so much, I will be looking forward to your newsletters, thankyou
I don’t know what you use to find people who have followed you on Twitter. The only thing I use is Twitter itself. I’ve long ago given up on following people back or keeping track of who follows me back. It is a morass of people in there. But, I really like Twitter.
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You have some really polished videos packed with solid content.
I usually don’t watch video posts- it’s a combination of factors like low internet speeds, personal preference towards the written word and the notion that it will take me much longer to sit through to the end of the video than it will take to go through an average blog post. I read bastard fast
But I am thankful that I sat through this series. It gave me some new ideas and insights on effective Twitter strategies. And now I am going to put some of your advice in practise.
Arrgh,sorry for that typo. I meant
BTW I am curious to know what software you used for making the videos. Is it free, and do you need solid video and sound editing chops to make the finished product?
This makes a lot of sense. I wrote one post at one of my sites and it was RT’d 25 times…but the people that RT’d it most were their followers and not mine.
I love how you have made this process simple.
Excellent Twitter tips. I am going to implement them into my weekly to do list with my postings. Thank you for bringing your expertise to all of us in the field.
I finally got around to watching this, last night. My latest guest post was published yesterday morning.
I thought, “what the heck,” so followed all of them, and this this morning many of them, are indeed, Following me back.
Thank you so much!
Jon, this is probably the best information I’ve seen presented on building an audience. it’s strange how no one ever mentioned guest blogging before. It just makes sense.
I have a blog (and online store) for royalty free music. This is making me think outside my box. http://www.300monks.com
Loving this, Jon. I’ve done these steps myself and I know they work.
Thanks SO much, Jon!! I’ve been wondering about Twitter a lot lately because it’s not a medium that I’m all that comfortable with. Honestly, I don’t pay attention to anyone I follow, so I just assumed it was the same for everyone – and therefore no point in pouring effort into getting folks to follow ME! But your guest blogging tactic makes a lot of sense, and I’m looking forward to putting your suggestions to use! Thanks a ton!
-Christy (“The Grocery Geek”)
Great advice that anyone can implement regardless of the niche.
And no I am not stalking you. I am just learning a LOT from you and naturally a bit over-excited about finally finding some information that is to the point and fluff free. Simply Incredible. With captial S and L.
I wish I could do your course now – as in right now. One teeny tiny thing that is stopping me is my pesky Post Grad Uni degree that I am doing, in case I don’t make it as a professional blogger. And just so I can add some money to my measely 9 dollar income that I generate from writing.
Unbeatable tips from twitter – I am doing that right now. I finally understand what to do with twitter – thank you.
All I can say is You are hitting it right on the head in regards to exposure to like minded established bloggers in the blogging world via the twitter-verse. I’m glad I signed up to receive your priceless tips via email. I look forward to learning mre from you. Thank You
Thanks Jon for the reminder about how to use twitter strategically.
The way you describe things, it’s not rocket science! The simple things always work best:-)
I was just wondering about twitter and how it can help get a blog off the ground, and here I see you’ve already got the answer for me wrapped up in a nice short video!
Good tactics, Jon..thanks!
Great information, thank you Jon.
I love the exponential breakdown of numbers.
Hehe, Jon you are like the doctor that infects his patients and then voila! you provide the incredible cure.
I don’t mean that in a bad way tho.
In your ‘brutal honest’ video, there were information that just resonated and gave me a reality check.
I almost became another blogging casualty.
Then there it was – the logic solution – Guest blogging. Perfect!! Haha…
Just wanted to say… super helpful to anyone getting started in blogging and wanting to go the next level! Guestblogging it is!
Thnak you Jon once again for sharing this secret with us
I’m honestly wondering why did I just find out about all these videos on 2012 LOL
Thanks Jon, would have done guest posting if I knew all of these sooner!
Your series of video is very helpful especially it tackles most about guest blogging and twitter. These things are I am afraid for to engage myself. Thanks I learned a lot.
To be honest I’ve always been skeptical about just how useful Twitter can be.
So, thank Jon, for helping me to learn how to get more value from it when promoting my blog.
Twitter is a great marketing resource and properly used, can be great.
Glad you learned something useful.
to your point one of my favorite social media features is the network stats on linkedin. This is because when it shows my network stats it not only shows my number of connections but the total number of people i could reach through all my connection’s connections. At last check i had about 900 contacts that linked me to a total of about 4 million people all together. and I just recently joined twitter. I’m ashamed to say I didn’t do it because i felt the necessity of doing it but because i had recently installed sharing buttons on my blog and wanted to play with all of them. I now have two followers, but I am tweeting my blog posts. thanks for all the great advice, Max
I love Twitter and have a great, loyal, and very supportive group of people following me. My last post was from the bottom of my soul, an essay on courage, motherly love, and determination to fight hunger. I posted it once, and it went all over. People responded, it got retweeted, and I received a bunch of new followers. There is definitely something wonderful in being the part of the tribe.
I still have to try blogging for big bloggers – I have done several guest blog posts for people who are just a bit more popular than me, but nothing on the big scale. Still gathering the courage.
My blog is a bit different – an essay/food blog, more like a story with a recipe in the end as a bonus. I know I write well, but I am not in the MacDonald’s niche of food blogs:)
Thanks for another great idea, Jon!
Jon, thanks for the tip to use Twitter search to identify people who retweet content.
Great series. You are very convincing, Jon.
Love your easy to follow, bite-sized videos that contain one or two actionable tips which can be applied immediately. Thanks for another great one, Jon.
Your insights to guest blogging are valuable and the advice from this series of videos is appreciated.
I hadn’t thought of searching for my blog posts to see who has re-tweeted them in order to follow them (and then list them accordingly – my advice). Twitter is an engaging medium thank you for showing me how to take it up a notch.
I am very interested in your course. The video I just viewed was from Feb. 3rd, is this offer still valid?
We have just started guest posting and it has made a difference. Thank you for this informative video series.
Keep up the excellent work
I love the idea of guest blogging. As a new blogger with a start-up business, breaking in and breaking out are among my biggest near-term challenges. I’m trying to find a niche where I can utilize my 3 decades in small business with my teaching experience to help other teachers and students. Off to work on my guest blogging proposals. Thanks. John
you really have inspired me to write more guest posts. Thanks heaps
We have been getting more and more frustrated because we have been creating amazing content for months at http://blog.cbuy.tv/ and only have a miniscule following. We are very excited to use your techniques because what we are doing is not working! If content is King, he is a poor king indeed.
Great video, Jon. I need to be better about seeking guest blogging opportunities. Thank you for the motivation!
Another fantastic video, Jon. I’m going to be launching a new web site in late Fall, http://TheRelationshipInsider.com (NOT LIVE YET) and I have a file folder full of “Jon’s Blogging Advice.” Thanks.
Wow Jon, this is such an inspiring post. I have learned back in business school that businesses use the power of reciprocation to market and sell their product. But I have yet to see any bloggers implement this stretegy into their operation lest sharing the idea.
I’m sure the idea can be extended, for beginner bloggers, to buying popular blogger’s service/ product and then follow/circle/friend them when they remember you from a Q&A session of a webinar or other forms of contact for the future promotion of your own posts.
Wow Jon. Thanks. What a great video. I had never understood how to start that Twitter avalanche before. This makes really good sense.
I am already doing your wonderful guest blogging course. I am so impressed. I have done everything you have recommended so far (including the homework) and you are right- it makes ALL the difference…… and now here you are giving me even more superb insights.
I am so pleased I found you. Thank you. Jane
Enjoyed your video and everything you say makes great sense. The problem I am having with Twitter right now however is that I am stuck at the 2000 follow rule that they have.
Anything you could do to provide me with how to get around this would be greatly appreciated.
Jon, this video series ROCKS. I’m looking to launch my own fitness blog soon and I’m learning so much about how to market it. Thanks for making this information available freely.
Hey Jon, time for an update… the TweetMe App is no longer available!
Thanks for all your insights! You are giving me much needed inspiration.
OMG I just did a search on my blog posts (I only have 8 so far), and found two people who had tweeted them! I was able to follow them and reply to their tweets.
Thank you for that tip! Awezome.
Great Twitter tip. Thanks I appreciate it.
Awesome way to build your Twitter guerilla army…
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