If your blog is your main source of income online, you may be cautious about letting guest post on your pages. However, guest posts can be a great way to gain back links, as well as to offer your readers another opinion, which, though different than yours, will help to present a better view of the subject at hand.
In addition, allowing guest posts will corrie help your public relations campaign as other bloggers post on your site. How so, you may ask? By building relationships with other bloggers, especially bloggers in the same niche as you, you can effectively create a safety net, a sort of “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours”. Building relationships is key in running your own home business, and guest blogging can be an excellent way to do so.
If you are the main, or only, author of your blog, I am sure you have realized by now that some days, it can be difficult, nigh impossible to come up with a unique, eye-catching blog post that is worth putting up for all to see. If you allow guest blog posts, however, it will give you a day off to catch your breath, which will be extremely beneficial to your business in the long run. Guest posts are also a great way to start a discussion on your blog, which will allow you to respond to others, instead of forcing others to respond to you, and will also give you that much deserved time off.
Allowing guests to post blogs on your site will almost always ensure that those guests are promoting your blog site on their own. After all, they would not comment if your blog post was not something important, relevant, or interesting to them. In this way, allowing guests to post blogs on your site can be a great way to get free exposure, which is always helpful.
Now, I hope I have you thoroughly convinced to allow guest to post on your site, but how do you get them to do so? By creating a “write for us” page, you can let readers know that it is acceptable-welcome even-for them to write in with their thoughts. This page will encourage readers to share their own thoughts and begin discussions that will lead to more exposure and back links for you.
My Blog Guest is also a great way to get people to realize that you accept guest posts. By signing up with My Blog Guest, you can connect with readers and let them know about your site, as well as encourage guest posts.
Your online blog is your site, no one else’s, and you should do what feels right for you. If total control over content is very important to you, guest blog posts may not be right for your business. However, to build customer relations, back links, and get more exposure, guest blog links are a great way to go.