One of the biggest problems bloggers have is trying to generate income from affiliate offers on their blogs. Most authors write articles for their blog but fail miserably at promoting the article. Writing the article is just the first step for generating results from it. To gain affiliate income it must be promoted and guest blogging is one of the best ways to achieve that.
So how the heck can posting your content on another website help your affiliate revenue stream grow?
1. Gain exposure
Instead of just publishing the post on your own blog (which may not receive much traffic) you can gain more exposure by publishing it on a popular blog within your niche ie one that receives lots of comments, likes and pluses.
2. Grow traffic
When you publish a post on a high traffic blog, some of the visitors to that blog will read your post then visit the affiliate link at the end of your post resulting in sales.
Another idea is to get readers to subscribe to your list first. This enables you to build a long term relationship with them and sell multiple products.
3. Increase number of backlinks
Links pointing back to your own site help boost your rankings in the search engines. Most blogs that accept guest posts allow you to include a link to your website at the end of the post.
The quality of the link carries more weight than links from low quality websites. Contact the top bloggers in your niche since they have already gained authority in the search engines and offer to write a guest post for them. At the end of your post link to the article on your blog containing your affiliate link. If that article gains a first page ranking in the search engines you’ll begin generating consistent affiliate sales.
4. Build your brand
Building a brand doesn’t happen overnight. It takes consistent exposure to a large number of people for your brand to stand out in their minds. Guest blogging helps expose your content to an audience beyond your regular blog subscribers.
Seek out the most popular bloggers in your niche and offer to write guest posts for their blogs. The more blogs that publish your content the faster your brand will get established.
5. Gain targeted subscribers
One of the problems with article marketing is that your content gets exposed to a general audience (ie added to a generic category). When writing a guest post for a blog directly related directly to your niche you’re targeting people who are interested in your specific content. This increases the likelihood of generating more sales and/or subscribers.
6. Become recognized as an expert
When a top blogger posts your guest article on their blog it means they recognize you as an expert in your niche. Loyal readers of an authoritative blog will also recognize you an an expert because you’re an invited guest. The result is some visitors will become subscribers to your blog and purchase your products or services.
The frequency at which you publish well-researched posts on authoritative blogs, the more opportunities you’ll have to interact with people and over time, you’ll become an authority in the eyes of your target audience.
7. Shorten time to generate sales
If your blog is relatively new it probably doesn’t attract many visitors or generate many affiliate sales yet. Guest blogging helps shorten the time for your blog to get established because you’re leveraging the authority and traffic from blogs that have already been in existence for many years.
When bloggers post their content on your site, you gain something you didn’t even have to take the time to write. When you post on theirs, you benefit from their readership. In the end, both will increase your audience and therefore your affiliate profits.
How to find guest bloggers
Find popular blogs related to your industry or niche. If you see many comments below each post and/or visitors have shared the post socially on Facebook, Google+, Twitter you’ll know your post will get promoted.
So if you are selling camping equipment find camping blogs where visitors are engaged in talking about camping equipment.
A quick search in Google will reveal many guest blogging opportunities. Use these phrases by replacing the keyword with the your own niche keyword.
keyword “submit a guest post”
keyword “guest post”
keyword “guest post by”
keyword “accepting guest posts”
keyword “guest post guidelines”
Use Twitter to search for potential guest posting opportunities by inserting keyword “guest post” then follow the links to see which blogs accept guest posts.
MyBlogGuest.com is a free community that connects blog owners to guest authors for mutual benefit. You can search for blogs that accept guest posts and also enter information saying you want to write guest posts on a particular topic so blog owners can contact you.
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