what is the point of Guest Posting your Articles

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probloggerSo, how do you feel about giving your best blogs posts away and have them guest posted somewhere else?

Not too sure?

Well you should as long as you aim to get them posted on a more popular and higher ranking site than your own, then it really is worth doing.


Many reasons really including:

  • Increasing your profile
  • The backlink from the higher ranking site
  • Traffic. You are going to have a link in your post and that will bring traffic
  • More opt-ins if you have a giveaway
  • More people signing up to your RSS feeds

So, yes it is worth giving away your best articles as guest posts.

So how do you start to guest post?

1.  Make sure your article is totally original. If you think you can copy bits of other peoples articles, tweak a little and make it your own, you are wrong. The receiving blogger is going to check that it is unique using a tool like CopyScape.

And one more thing, it can only be posted on the receiver’s website. You can’t go and then submit it around a load of Ezines or even your own blog.

2.    I will say it, but it is obvious. Grammar, spelling all that stuff. Make sure you check and double check. Last thing you want is the receiver to dismiss your article because of some silly spelling error.

Of course, we all make mistakes and perhaps one error is fine, but not 4 or 5. If in doubt, get someone else to check it. I type fast and just write how I think, so I always get someone else to check my articles before I publish them.

3.    Don’t promote your site or add any affiliate in your article. That is definitely a no-no. Of course, you are going to have some sort of resource bio, like “This post was written by Andrew Rondeau who owns the blog with the catchy name, www.webuildyourblog.com” or something like that.

So you are proud of your post and raring to go.


About 3 weeks ago I wrote to 2 bloggers with my guest posts. Both politely replied and said, “No thanks. I’m not accepting any guest posts at this time”.

A little disheartening, but they did reply and they were polite. I bet a few bloggers don’t even reply!

But I thought, right. “I’ll show you!”

So I wrote to Darren over at the biggest Internet Marketing blog in the world, ProBlogger.net.

I know what you are thinking…

Why didn’t I write to Darren first?

Honestly – I didn’t think he would say, “Yes”.

Of course, I loved the article I was asking to be guest posted but here was the most ‘famous’ Internet Marketing blogger around. Why should he say yes to me?

I actually send Darren 3 articles to choose from – he must like one of them, I thought.

I loved all 3!

A few hours there was a reply in my email in-box.

There it was staring at me, all ‘bold’ because I had yet to open and read it.

I didn’t want to open it. I was scared. Why? It’s only a ‘yes’ or ‘no’, it doesn’t matter!

If he says, ‘Yes’, then that would be great.

If he says, ‘No’, then move on and try someone else. Persistence that’s what it takes, isn’t it?

But the little voice in my head was saying, “He’s gonna say ‘no’!”

I made a cup of tea for courage.

I opened the e-mail.

The man from ProBlogger – he says “YES”.

I put on my fav Michael Jackson song, “Beat it” and danced around the room.

Then I thought, right I must write a fantastic resource bio.

I deliberated for ages on what to write. I asked my wife. We look at what others had already written for their bios on Darren’s blog.

This is what we wrote, “Andrew Rondeau recently moved from his “corporate 9-5 job” to become a full-time blogger and internet marketer. Check out Andrew’s latest blog, we build your blog, and pick up his free blogging ebook.”

My wife and I deliberated so much over the bio, by the time we had sent it to Darren, the article was already posted!

So, last week was an amazing time for my little ol’ blog.

Here’s my post in all its glory: How to Build Credibility

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12 Responses to what is the point of Guest Posting your Articles

  1. David Stillwagon July 17, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    congratulations on posting at Problogger!
    .-= David Stillwagon´s last blog ..Update on high blood pressure and Meniere’s disease =-.

  2. BuildYourBlog
    July 17, 2009 at 9:31 pm #



    I was amazed – you just don’t know until you ask.

    Who shall I ask next?


  3. Boris July 19, 2009 at 3:08 pm #

    I have offered guest posts on our blog for over six months and we have never had anyone actually submit an article. This amazes me as we area an SEO blog on a very highly ranked site for SEO. It is a very good idea!
    .-= Boris @ Scratch My Back Marketing´s last blog ..Scratch My Back Marketing Explained =-.

  4. ThatsBlog.com August 3, 2009 at 5:00 am #

    Thanks for your submission to the Fifty Eighth edition of the Blog Carnival: Blogging. Your post has been accepted and its live:



  5. Hesham March 4, 2010 at 5:30 am #

    Wonderful post, interesting picture (read) .. it’s like watching a movie 🙂

    I visited your post on problogger.net as well.

    I am wondering who is going to participate in our guest blogging contest 🙂
    .-= Hesham @ FamousBloggers´s last blog ..Guest Blogging Contest =-.

  6. Jack March 5, 2010 at 6:27 am #

    I can only imagine how excited you were when you got the good news! But you earned it! Just ball park, how much more traffic did that guest post generate?
    .-= Jack@Online Marketing Blog´s last blog ..4 WordPress Plugins To Help Moderate Comments =-.

  7. Mark Parsec March 5, 2010 at 6:28 am #


    Excellent article. It addresses the deep fear that many bloggers have of “throwing away” their “best” articles to other sites. When, in reality, it is a great way to cast seeds that will bring back multiple benefits to the author. It is fear that I have had to overcome and now find myself encouraging others to address.

    Thanks for this wonderful article.

    Mark Parsec

    • Andrew Rondeau
      March 5, 2010 at 9:42 am #

      Thanks, Mark.

      The quicker one overcomes that fear the better. For me, it’s a ‘no-brainer’.



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