Today’s post is from Brett Lindenberg as part of his guest posts experiment.
Could Writing 32 Guest Posts Change Your Life?
Could writing 32 guest posts change the course your life? Alone… probably not. It depends what you want to do with your life. Do you want to become a doctor? Then writing and publishing a lot of guest posts probably won’t help with that–unless you want to become a Dr. Phil. (Then it actually might help.) Guest blogging probably isn’t going to help a whole lot if you don’t have your own website or blog either.
But if your goal is to drive more traffic to your website, make more money online, or become a professional blogger then writing 32 guest posts might very well indeed change the trajectory of your life. In fact, this is the exact process 5-figure blogger Bamidele Onibalusi used to propel his blog’s traffic by over 134 visitors per day. Add those numbers up over the period of one month and you’re talking an extra 4,000 unique visitors each month on average!
Could You Do The Same?
The brilliant thing about this marketing plan is that it’s so straightforward. You write solid content for other people’s blogs. Then you submit it to be published. Simple. But of course, just because this plan sounds easy doesn’t mean it’s easy to accomplish.
You’ll need to dedicate a significant amount of your time to writing each of these posts. This is not a project you’ll be able to jam out after a day or two of effort. No sir. Not if you’d like your content to be published across high-quality blogs, which is the goal. According to Onibalusi, it took him roughly two weeks to generate 31 guest posts for submission. Depending on your writing speed and the amount of free time on your hands, you could complete this project at a faster or slower rate. It all depends on you.
Of course, you’ll also need to invest time to identify blogs to contribute as well. Fortunately, this process has gotten much easier thanks to websites like MyBlogGuest.com, a website that connects bloggers with guest bloggers for free. I recommend having a good idea of the websites you plan to submit to before writing your posts since different blogs require different formats of content. This will make the content creation process easier on your end too.
Will All This Work Be Worthwhile?
That’s a good question. If you’re determined to have a more popular blog it’s probably worth the work. One important factor to consider embarking on an aggressive guest posting plan such as this is that you should be targeting the best quality, most legit blogs you can find. Below are the four characteristics I look for in a high-quality guest posting opportunity in no particular order:
- Similar topic to my website.
- Ranked within the top 100,000 blogs of Alexa.com.
- Social Signals: People are sharing content on Twitter, Facebook, G+, and making comments.
- Content looks legit. All the signs of a real website.
That’s it. If you’re in need of a more detailed explanation check out the Ultimate Guide to Guest Blogging for Back links. This a great A to Z manual for beginning your journey to guest blogging.
No doubt about it, writing 32 high-quality guest posts is going to be a lot of work for those that decide to attempt the challenge. But it’s a small price to pay to achieve your goals and potentially change your life for the better. I’d gladly write 50, 75, or even 100 posts to reach my personal goals.
Comment below. What are your guest posting experiences? Any successes? Failures? What is the hardest part about writing as a guest blogger? Share your tips!