Every smart business owner knows the value gained from a loyal audience. After all, customer loyalty is what drives sales from new prospects via referrals. Acquiring a loyal following is not as easy as more established businesses make it appear to be. Website visitors, social media followers need a good reason to engage and one effective strategy is guest posting.
Boosting traffic to your site can be achieved with high quality relevant content. The more targeted and relevant it is the higher the percentage of returning visitors. Content can earn loyalty, and build relationships, not just with your target audience and a new audience, but also with your collaborators.
What is Guest Posting?
Guest posting is rather simple to define, it’s the act of posting on another person’s blog as a guest. It is essentially a win-win situation for both the guest poster and the blog owner because the guest contributes content to the blog owner’s site and in return, the blog owner allows the guest poster to leave an external backlink to the guest poster’s own blog. This often means more traffic for both parties.
In fact, guest posting is actually a widely accepted practice and there are many blogs even digital marketing companies like Loganix that offer guest posting services as a sole service. Loganix say, the advantages for the guest poster are more than just the inbound traffic to their website. The guest poster’s profile as an influencer is also enhanced when the articles are shared and trend.
When you contribute on other blogs your content is available to that blog’s audience. If the content is really good it will be shared, and the visitors will leave comments as well as visit your website.
All too often, digital marketing promises to deliver prospects and a vast number of followers, when the truth is that doesn’t happen. Marketing is the long game and guest posting on an established blog, especially if the audience is incredibly active is part of it.
Collaborating with other bloggers builds mutually beneficial relationships. Think of this on a bigger scale, where you’re able to establish working relationships with multiple website owners and thus, you’re also able to build a network. It’s not uncommon for mutual blog owners to guest post on each other’s blogs.
Hone Your Writing Skills
The saying: use it or lose it is applicable to writing. Your first article or blog post may be a bit rusty however over time you’ll hone your writing style and skill and reader feedback will make it easy to gauge your success as a blogger.
Initially write on what you’re interested in. You’ll be more eloquent and articulate on the subjects you know and enjoy. Confidence will come with positive feedback and engagement.
Feedback from a different perspective is important when it comes to being able to hone your writing skills in the fact that it either reaffirms or challenges your writing prowess. It allows you to detect any points that you need to improve on as well as to refine the points that you’re sharp at. After all, who doesn’t wanna be a good writer?