So many people have asked me what are the benefits of guest posting and there are loads of benefits. Guest posting is one of the best ways to get backlinks, and purchasing these services can often make the process so much easier and hassle free.
I speak from experience because I have tried to submit guest posts to some websites and I was rejected after taking firstly a considerable amount of time finding websites in my niche that accept guest posts but also then to write a post that I feel would fit that website’s personality.
Yes I got a few guest posts published this way, but I have to say that I am enjoying purchasing services where I stand a better chance of getting my guest post published but also very often I can choose to have an article written for me if I want to.
While I think that writing my own article has a lot of benefits attached, I can also see how having someone write an article for me is a winner too since the person that is writing the article knows exactly what that website wants!
Ok so now to the benefits of guest posting:
Guest Posting Builds Quality Backlinks
This is a great way to build really good, juicy backlinks. Yes getting links in comments and forums can help but having a backlink from an entire post will be oh so more SEO juicy and stronger than a blog comment link!
Getting Traffic from Guest Posts
If you write a guest post for a very popular blog that has a lot of traffic there is a good chance you will be getting some nice traffic too!
Guest Posting Builds Authority
Getting your name onto am established and well known blog will help with building up your name as an authority in your niche.
People get to know you through Guest Posts
As well as building authority it is a way for people to get to know you as a person (well that is if you write your own posts, like I mentioned in the beginning). Some people will love you and some will hate you, but you will hopefully make an impact on others.
I would personally rather be noticed and even hated than have someone not know who I am as a blogger!
Helps to build your list
You can get lots of people subscribing to your list after getting a guest post published on a popular blog that gets a lot of views.
Guest Posts can help you build your social following
I have found that I get a little increase in followers each time I get a guest post published and this is a great way to grow your base of social followers.
Guest Posting Creates Relationships with Other Bloggers
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, right? So reaching out to other bloggers in your niche can only be a positive move.
Guest Posting Improves your writing
When you are only writing for your own website you can get comfortable and get into a rut, but when you are writing for someone else’s website this can really give you a kick up the butt. You need to try and write something good enough for them to publish.
You might also need to put another slant on your writing so that it will suit that audience.
This will give you practice and help you move outside of your comfort zone.
Builds Your Portfolio
Guest blogging gives you something really awesome to add to your online portfolio!