Many bloggers don’t fully understand the long-term benefits of guest blogging. Too often, it’s viewed as a “free” post or a give-a-way post that they’ll never reap any rewards from. That’s not true.
Guest blogging is not at all a new concept, but understanding the benefits of guest blogging may help bloggers appreciate and grasp what it can do for your own blog, your exposure, your brand and your pocket. A couple of immediate benefits that come to mind are:
- Social Media Connections
- Income Opportunities
In all of the years that I’ve been a freelance writer and blogger, I have to admit that guest blogging has done a lot for my brand and exposure and also to enhance my network and connections. Currently, I do paid guest blogging with a ‘make money online’ website and also with a corporate media business website. Both sites have certain criteria that I have to follow with my submissions, but overall, I get to write about the things that I know about and have a deep interest in. That satisfies my goals of broadening my network and also making some income along with it. And depending on what you want to get out of the guest blogging experience, you too may find that it’s very beneficial for your goals.
For instance, are you just starting a blog and don’t have any readers or followers? Or are you having trouble building up an audience? Are you interested in blogging for income but don’t know what to do to get things started?
Guest blogging is the perfect way to go into any of those scenarios because of the nature of the task. You’re essentially blogging about your topic from an experienced, educated and passionate point of view. You get to share the research and information that you have AND you get to point people back to you remain website as a part of the guest post.
Have you ever tried guest blogging before? Did it work for you in the way that you had hoped?
At Blogdash, we like to promote our bloggers through guest posting, so we try to encourage this as much as possible. It’s a win-win situation both for us as a blogger outreach company and for you as an aspiring or established blogger. If you choose to do a one-off guest post or become a weekly contributor, it’s all going to be a great experience for you. Also, because our clients have access to our blogger profiles to make pitches, they’ll also get to see samples of your writing style first-hand, which can help sway some clients in choosing you to write for their brand exposure or marketing campaign.
If you want to ramp up your guest posting efforts and start with a chance to write for our blog here at Blogdash, send me an email at bridget [at] blogdash [dot][com] so I can get you started on everything. It’s really easy. It’s highly profitable and it’s beneficial for your exposure and your blog.