So you know that I’m all about preaching the importance of blogger outreach, right? Well a part of that journey is sharing your specialty advice on other relevant blogs to help you grow your own audience. Now, you’ll have to read my eBook to learn how to create a lasting relationship with connected bloggers and, in turn, have them offer you a spotlight in front of their audience. But in the meantime, you want to be sharing your expertise with the world.
One of the best way to do that is to look for bloggers who are already in the market for people in their niche to share blogs on their website. There is no doubt that this will be the first way to start growing your audience, but it’s also a great way to start a portfolio of social proof that you do have a presence online and how you’ve been taking advantage of it.
Check out the following tips for finding those guest posting opportunities so you can get writing, sharing, and growing:
Talk to people you know who guest post frequently
Tweet it out
Join a guest posting community
There are a few communities you can join organized to bring guest bloggers together with people looking for guest bloggers. The one that I receive emails from every week is Blogger Link Up. It’s a great digest of all the listings, including giveaway opportunities if you’re looking for that kind of thing. I also hear that My Blog Guest is a good community as well.
Check with your favorite blogs
If there is a blog that you frequently read and would like to contribute to, look for their guest posting guidelines. More than likely you can easily just send an email to the blog owner or editorial calendar manager with your post idea and find out if there is open opportunity.
For guest posters who specialize in social media:
We are always looking for great guest posts here on Savvy Sexy Social. All posters must follow the guest guidelines and can send me their post idea via email to get started.
Also, another blog that I post to often is Tweetfind, and they are looking for guest contributors as well. Find out more on their latest blog post and contact Stevie for more details.