How to get a guest post in 5 simple steps

Once you’ve written your content, you have to find the blogs within the niche you’re writing about. There are a few ways in which to do this.

Google Blog SearchBlog Search Engines (Blogpulse, Bloggeries, Technorati etc)Blog DirectoriesSocial Networking Sites (Twitter, Facebook)Social Bookmarking Sites (Reddit, Digg etc)Blogger ForumsOnce you’ve found as many blogs as you can, go into each one of them and check the comments to their posts and their blog roll/links section. There’s a chance you might find something you’re looking for in there.
Do they allow guest posts?

You can use the search engines to find out if these blogs allow guest posts. There are a lot of blogs out there who openly advertise for guest blogging opportunities. Search for the niche you’re interested in posting in with “guest post” and “guest blog” next to it. For example, if you’re trying to get a guest post in a football site, you enter ‘Football “Guest post”’ or ‘Football “Guest Blog”’ into the search engine. If you find a site that allows guest posts, get in touch.

If you can’t find a site in your niche that allows guest posts, don’t worry. There are still hundreds of blogs out there that will accept them. If you’re post is unique, then bloggers will be grateful for you giving it to them to feature on their blog.
Contacting the Blogger

Now you’ve found the blog, have a look to see if you can find their contact details. Do they have a contact page? Is their email address showing? Do they have a link to their Facebook or Twitter account? If you can’t find any of these when you look, you can always run a Google search. Go to Google and enter in ‘site:www.****.com:Contact’ This searches the whole site to see if there’s a mention of the word contact on the site.

Now you have contact details, whether it’s by email, contact form or social networking, your next step is vital.

Before you approach a blogger, realise that they may be receiving up to hundreds of similar requests every day. It’s very important not to come across as spammy.