I often wonder how many people guest blog and how useful is it. You can get guest bloggers to post to your site before you leave for a trip or when you want to have some change in your content…to keep the mix alive. Some people guest blog to make money.
Recently, Alt Blog wrote a very informative and interesting article about guest blogging!
If you want to grow your blog’s readership and/or turn blogging into an eventual career path, being a contributor for the right sites can help you do that. More importantly, it can help you grow faster than you would on your own. Here’s how:
When you write for a site with a larger readership than your own, or even just a different audience than your own, you are being introduced to new readers. Most of these readers may have never found you otherwise. Make sure your post contains a link back to your site so that interested readers can click through to your blog, and bookmark your awesome site for later. Before you know it they will start pinning the original content they find, add you to their feed reader, and the visitors to your site will begin to multiply.
Guest posting can help in many ways but creating a relationship with blogs is even better, in my opinion. They open more doors than that one guest post could have ever hoped!
For blogging inspiration and business advice check out the new Alt blog.