• http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    Taking good notes in critical! What sites do you want to pitch? What is their contact information? Do they have specific guidelines guest writers need to follow? You want to tailor your outreach to fit the site and that means knowing exactly who you are trying to reach and what you are trying to accomplish.

  • http://cashwithatrueconscience.com/rbblog Ryan Biddulph

    Hi Kerin,

    Super insight!

    I see many generic, template type emails. No “Hi Ryan”, no personalizing. Automatically in the trash. Then I read personalized emails with guest post ideas. Great! Although some of these ideas are entirely off topic so I generally ignore these requests too because obviously they did not read my blog ;)

    Someone earlier today asked me to send them the specs. Had to laugh at that one. In the trash you go. Please research a little more; my guest post page is pretty dang obvious :)

    Research. Send personalized emails. Pitch ideas. Take each step to get your guest posts out there and accepted. Many bloggers are not looking for the ultimate masterpiece; we want good, usable, easy to read content which solves the problems of our audience. Be polite and churn out good stuff to gain a rep.

    Thanks for sharing Kerin!

    Ryan

  • Guest Post Sharks

    If you work specifically in the niche that you’re guest blogging for, it’s critical to make sure that you’re following up your actions with data entry of all the sites you’re working with. It’s hard to remember all the people you’ve talked to if you don’t have any experience that you can apply with it. On top of that, spreadsheets are a great tool to remind you where you’ve been and what you need to do in the future.

  • JD

    Nice article — I’d love for you to write for http://www.seoprospective.com — Get at me!