Want to get your guest posts published on popular blogs? Through our Guest Blogging Spotlight, we spill the details on how to get your pitches accepted on blogs where you’d love to see your byline.
The Blog: Be a Freelance Blogger
Editor: Lauren, Community Helper
Contact Info: Send your pitch via email to email@example.com
Topic: Learning to make real money from freelance blogging and writing online.
Target audience: The blog’s readers are writers and bloggers who want to make a fair living as a freelancer. Posts aim to help them figure out how to find better clients, charge a good rate for their services, and keep the writing flowing.
Compensation: Be a Freelance Blogger runs a guest blogging contest called “Pitchfest” every two months, where their favourite guest post pitch wins $100 and the runners-up win tickets to founder Sophie Lizard’s monthly group mentoring sessions online. She chooses one winner and three runners up per Pitchfest submission.
Other perks: “I’m happy to give all my guests a LinkedIn recommendation, too,” says Sophie. She knows how that alone can go a long way to help freelance writers get hired.
What kind of posts they like: “We’re looking for posts that use real-life experiences and examples to convey a valuable lesson or idea about freelance writing and blogging, with enough detail to make them genuinely useful,” says Sophie.
Examples of three posts that have done well:
The common theme among all these posts is that getting started in freelance blogging can be hard work, but it’s possible if you’re committed to it (and it’s definitely worth it)!
What you can do to help the editor say YES: Sophie encourages guest posters to, “Make it unique. If we’ve already heard this story and these tips before, then you’ll need to give it your own angle and voice to impress us.”
Lead time: Anything from a week or two to a couple of months. If you’re aiming for a specific date, they promise to do their best to hit it.
Google Page Rank: 3
What’s Google Page rank? In basic terms, it’s Google’s assessment of your site, from 1-10, with 10 being best. You want to guest post for sites with high page ranks because when that site links back to your blog, it boosts your SEO.
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