Want to Get More Traffic to Your Own Blog?
Writing a guest post is not new. But done right, it can be a great way to drive traffic to your own site. You provide a lot of values and you got the chance to show your content to a whole new audience.
There is no way on earth that I can cover all about the topic of internet marketing and running an online business – hustling so to speak.
But maybe you got some awesome tactics or you’re skilled in a particular field?
Then this is a great opportunity for you to get your new content in front of thousands of readers.
Anyway, since I can’t cover everything myself, Pixelmarketers.com is allowing marketers, like you, to share your knowledge.
But here comes the twist… In order to keep Pixel Marketers at the best it can be, I will only accept content that meets a set of criteria.
If you are asking yourself, “is my content possibly rehashed web content?” it probably is. This is the place for mind-blowing content that will drive traffic for both your site and this one.
But don’t worry, I’ve made an outline for you to follow to make sure you can get your guest post published with PixelMarketers.com.
Why Should You Guest Post?
Guest posting is a great thing. Above all, it can drive important traffic. But that’s not all there is to it. Guest blogging is a symbiosis of your thoughts and mine. This means that your guest post will inject recognition, authority and build traffic to both your own brand and mine. Everything that is written on Pixelmarkters comes with goodwill and value.
When readers notice your name and your brand together with Pixelmarketers’ it will spill over on you and increase your authority. At the same time, if your content is of high quality (requirement to be published) you will be awarded new followers and new traffic for your hard work.
- Your content will show up in front of thousands
- You will get your idea, guide or product to a new audience
- Your network will expand
- You will receive a precious link to your own website
- Increase your own subscriber base
Requirements to Publish
In order to be published on Pixelmarketers your post need to meet the following requirements:
Amazing mind-blowing how-to guides
I try to keep a very high standard of actionable content on Pixelmarketers. This means that the content that is delivered, for free, needs to come with some sort of actionable tips or steps or a new experience. Readers need to feel that the read was worth their time and that they learned something new to take with them.
Don’t be discouraged if you need to do at least 1 revision for your post. It means that I like what you wrote. But remember that I know my audience and what they like in terms of style. Sometimes minor adjustments have to be made to make your content align more with Pixelmarketers’.
This should go without saying. If you are not prepared to write something original, you are not ready to write a super awesome post. Don’t screw with Google, make it original. Period.
Be relevant and mind your research
If you are unsure about who you’re writing to you can contact me and I will give you an outline on the audience visiting Pixelmarketers. But you to get you going your focus should be targeting beginner to intermediate online marketers and entrepreneurs who wants to start their own business in order to support their family, their dreams, or freedom of choice.
In order for you to get the most out of your guest post, you should engage in some level of keyword research. You are recommended to use your keyword in line with good SEO practice. If you are unsure about how to find the best suitable keywords for your topic you can go to Google Keyword Planner, use Long Tail Pro, or you can read this guide on how to find keywords.
This is not as important as the content itself. But you will probably not be accepted with a post that is around 800 words, where you are trying to cover a how-to topic. You simply can’t get through and deliver something awesome that way. Try to keep it simple and don’t focus too much on a number of words.
Aim for 1,200 to 3,000+ words and you will be fine. It all depends on your topic.
Complete guide or method
Don’t leave your readers hanging. There is nothing in business I despise more than an incomplete guide or how-to method. Even when you purchase an expensive guide or course you sometimes stumble upon something incomplete. You follow each step and suddenly there is a gap in the method. The author didn’t followed through.. or worse, they didn’t fully understood their targeted audience.
Gravatar & Social Profile
There are places for you to use a pen name, but this is not it. If you can’t accept to make the post with your own name or an alias, please do not consider guest posting here. I want my readers to feel that there is a genuine entrepreneur behind the story and your guide.
You need to have at least 1 social media account and a setup Gravatar profile with your own image.
Giving away full rights
If you are accepted to guest post on Pixelmarketers, you accept that you are giving away full rights to the article. This does not mean that you give away the full rights to the method or guide itself. However, you are giving away the rights to use the same copy of words elsewhere and the method cannot be posted anywhere else in the written format submitted here. You also give Pixelmarketers full rights to use your article as marketing material and in any other way I see fit. But don’t worry, I don’t do anything fishy, so you’re safe.
You can turn in a and publish an article that is without formatting. It’s unreadable and impossible to follow. You must use proper headline tags and commit yourself to an attractive layout.
How to Submit Your Work for Approval
To be accepted as a published guest poster on Pixelmarketers you need to complete the following:
- Make sure your article align with the style and tone of the overall website.
- Send me an email explaining your idea for a post.
- Make sure you include pictures in your guest post.
- Include at least 3 different headline ideas for your post.
- Include a bio about yourself.
- Contact information (email will suffice)
The Finished Layout Your Post Should Follow
I have no exact format that you must follow, however, it is strongly recommended to include the following:
- A table of content
- A “this is what you will learn”-list of bullets
- An introduction
- Outbound links
- The link you want to your site
- Include at free giveaway
If decide to guest post and you get accepted for doing so, you need to commit yourself to some outreach. I will do outreach for your article as well, but here is what is required of you:
- Respond to all comments left on the article
- Submit your article to (at least) the following social media sites:
- Reach out to anyone mentioned in your article (see below for copy & paste email).
Outreach Email Template
If you mention anyone in your post, you want to reach to them and letting them know you did so. This is a copy of a template you can use to send to anyone mentioned:
Dear [THEIR FIRST NAME], My name is [YOUR NAME]. I’m a big fan of your work. Your work has inspired me and I mentioned you in a guest post on Pixelmarketers.com. The post is called [GUEST POST TITLE]. You can access the post here: [LINK TO POST] If you want to share the post on twitter you can click the link below: Great post about [GUEST POST TITLE] @[YOUR TWITTER HANDLE] @robin_wiman [SHORTENED POST LINK] Thank you. Sincerely yours, [YOUR FIRST NAME]
Understand that most people you mention online and anyone who run their own business will have limited time. You do very wise to include a “click to tweet” link in your email. Here is how to do that:
- Go to Clicktotweet
- Log in using your twitter account
- Write a short tweet that you want them to tweet
- Generate link
- Add the words to be tweeted to the email
- Make those words a hyperlink from the generated link
Here is what a click-to-tweet looks like:
Now you got the blueprint for a successful guest post. It’s a lot of work, but so is everything worth doing in this world.
I hope to hear from you.