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How I Grew My Small Business Blog Through Guest Blogging

Of course, we all know that guest blogging is an effective marketing tool that can resurrect a dead blog and transform a new blog into a money making machine!

If you’re a small business owner, this content would interest you.

I first discovered blogging late August last year. Of course, I faced trials and challenges from my parents at home, and I tried all sorts of traffic generation to grow my blog but I didn’t succeeded.

I doubt if I would have been able to succeed if it wasn’t for a close friend who encouraged me to be persistent.

Before I proceed into the main subject of this post, know this:

If you desire to become a successful web content writer or online entrepreneur, you must be determined and persistent. There’s nothing in life that comes easy; life has its own principles and you have to ‘’dance to its tune’’ to succeed!

If you study the lives of successful business owners like Valentine Belonwu, Ann Smarty, and Anita Campbell; you’d observe that they passed through challenges when they first started out but, they didn’t allow the trails to stop them; instead, they persisted!

Take this away: Success is precept upon precept; line upon line; there a little and here a little.

To become a successful entrepreneur, you must be persistent, hardworking, and prayerful.

Work Smart, not Hard

If you believe that working hard is the key to building an online business, you are wrong. If it was, why are factory workers or Carpenters not the richest people in the world today?

You need to understand that hard work isn’t the key to building a successful business.

I know you may not agree with me but I don’t care. I’m just telling you this, based on experience. Since last year August 2012 until date, I’ve landed over 200 guest posts of which I wrote over 100 of them in less than 4 months.

Whereas, I know a blogger (my friend), who have published well over 400 guest posts and his blog is still weak in terms of traffic.

Guest blogging is not really in the quantity but in the quality.

In order to get good results from guest blogging, you need to make extensive research and write eye-poking headlines for your guest posts. You also need to target reputable blogs in your niche (with at least, PR of 3 to 4) and not just any blog.

One quality guest post published on a page rank 4 to 5 blog is more effective than 20 guest posts on small blogs. I’m a testament that this works because, I’ve received over 250 unique visitors to my blog within 36 hours from a guest post published on a top social media blog.

If you’re a busy business owner, you could hire an experienced guest blogger to write quality guest posts for your company every month. Your company needs quality content and effective marketing tactics like guest blogging to drive traffic and win new customers.

Pro tip: you can kill ‘’two birds’’ with guest blogging.

Guest blogging is my number one marketing tool. If it can grow my blog traffic from nothing to 317 visits per day, it can work for you. Just give it a shot and you’d have yourself to thank in the future!

Promote your guest posts

I was able to get over 2,000 people view my content because I syndicated my post across feed sites.

The growth of your business lies in its promotion. Don’t just produce a product and wait for buyers to contact you; instead, promote it like a maniac!

If you’re a busy geek, hire people to promote your product.

Pro tip: Once a guest post is published, share it with your friends and colleagues on Twitter and Facebook.

My testimony:  I can still remember a guest post I submitted to  Nichereport (a real estate blog). The post is ranking for a highly competitive keyword in Google.

My success didn’t happen co-incidentally. I was able to achieve that because I had a guest blogging plan.

My advice to you: Invest time in writing for your blog and go out there to submit unique guest posts to top blogs in your niche.

Keep it straight and simple (K.I.S.S)

You can’t go a long way in business if you don’t obey this principle.

There’s no big deal contributing unique guest posts to top blogs in your niche. In fact, I never really believed I could achieve much through guest blogging until I started guest posting to top A-list blogs in my niche.

Take away tip: You don’t have to be BIG TO DO BIG THINGS ONLINE. In fact, you don’t need money to do big things, all you need is this simple principle, ”An Idea and a simple content marketing plan’’.

If you want to land guest post on top blogs in your niche, keep your writing as simple as possible.

Eat this Guest Blogging Pie!

If you have a business blog, guest blogging can boost your SERPS and skyrocket your marketing efforts.

With guest blogging, you don’t need to work hard but smart.

The above strategies highlighted above featured me in a local newspaper in my country and took my web content writing blog to the next level.

If I was able to achieve all these through guest blogging, you can achieve greater success, too…

You can contact me if you want to take your business to the next level through guest blogging.

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  1. Nice Post about guest blogging. Content marketing “or” Guest blogging is a branding strategy for increase website popularity & visibility after Google panda updates. Thanks So Much for sharing with us.

  2. Mary says:

    Guest blogging is a great way to expand your web presence. To be successful, you need to be respectful of the host blog/blogger and always keep the needs of THEIR audience in mind (not your own agenda.)

    I’ve also found that nurturing relationships ahead of time promotes blog-owners’ receptiveness to overtures of a guest post. Don’t just show up when you want something; participate and be an active member of their community, and they’ll likely respond positively when you offer up a relevant guest post.

  3. Harry says:

    Hi Daniel, any platforms where I can get quality publishers to publish my content? I’ve used stuff ContentForest but seems like they only have tech publishers – look forward to your feedback

  4. daniel says:

    Read this post on my blog: http://infowland.com/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic-by-250-with-guest-blogging/

    You’d find some tips on which platforms to use to publish your guest post

    Thanks

    Dan

  5. Larry says:

    Thanks for the post. I am just starting and I got some great tips.

  6. Brent says:

    so how do you find these guest blogging jobs?

  7. Nice post.I have only 10 guest posts published till now.I knew guest blogging work but never paid any serious attention to it.Looks like I have to do guest blogging more often after reading your post.

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